Re: Questions about reflux and pumping to up supply
Spit-up is normal. It's only a problem when it happens in concert with pain and/or poor weight gain.
. She might spit up just a little sometimes but it does not both her. babies spit up! the problem is when it causes them pain, right? this is why I have a hard time buying into the "she has reflux thats why she is only taking 2oz" perspective
And of course 2 oz is normal intake. This is why breastfed babies feed so often- the average intake is small, generally 2-4 oz. Intake will vary by baby and by feeding. But as long as a baby feeds pretty frequently, those 2 oz servings will add up to perfectly normal intake.
Did the IBCLC do just 1 weigh-feed-weigh session? If so, that's not enough. You need multiple weigh-ins to get a sense of the baby's average intake. I personally found that 1-2 days' worth of data was necessary.
Totally normal when mom has oversupply.
My baby has always fed for less than 5 min
The default for most medical professionals is to respond to concerns by doing something. Perhaps in this situation, they responded to repeat concern from you by suggesting a greater level of intervention than was necessary?
I kept going to the doctor and LC saying this girl doesnt stay on my breast for long - Im worried.
Okay, now I think we've arrived in crazy town. I have both pumped and nursed, and my kids' latches never felt like vacuums or like the pump. Both babies were able to get sufficient milk with a much more gentle action than that delivered by my pump. When they were latched on well, it felt like no more than a gentle tugging. There was no sensation of suction.
The first LC is saw diagnosed the tongue tie and said she was concerned my oversupply was getting her by. She asked me how her suck felt, did it feel like a vacuum? like when I was on the pump?
This seems unlikely.
Is it possible its not reflux but perhaps she's only taking 2 oz and not gaining well because my supply has regulated and she's an inefficient nurser?
If she was an inefficient nurser, then her intake would probably have dropped below 2 oz when your supply regulated. The fact that she too 2 oz when there was oversupply in the mix and takes 2 oz now suggests that she wants 2 oz. Though unless you have more data, I don't know that you can know how much she takes at a feeding.
Watch her diaper output. If that continues to be sufficient, she is probably getting enough.
I have noticed a definite dip in my supply over the weekend. I have also noticed baby pulls off less now. She actually stays on for the letdown. But since there is less milk in my breasts, i wonder if she's getting enough?
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