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  1. #11

    Default Re: I think I need help...long...

    Hi there
    So baby will take your breast and nurse? The thing to do now is to slowly reduce the amount of formula he's taking in while increasing the amount he eats at the breast. Here's a (non-LLL) site that gives some suggestions.
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/decrease-formula.html

    While you're doing this, it's absolutely VITAL that you watch your baby's diaper output to make sure he's getting enough:
    http://www.lalecheleague.com/FAQ/enough.html

    Here's a good article on increasing milk:
    http://www.lalecheleague.com/FAQ/increase.html

    Have you been able to contact LLL in your area? The help there will be free

    I know you said you were having surgery--get through that first, and do your best with nursing. When you're feeling better in a couple of days, you can really start working on getting the supply up and the supplementing down. Also here is another (non-LLL) link that can give you ideas on how to maintain your breastfeeding relationship through surgery:
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-surgery.html

    Hugs! Hang in there and keep us posted!
    Jen
    "Mothers are designed to be available to their babies--to help them make the transition into this big, wide world. To teach them to trust, and love, and feel good about being alive."
    --Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq., So I Nursed Him Every 45 Minutes

    Click here to find your local LLL Group
    How to tell if your breastfed baby is getting enough milk!

  2. #12

    Default Re: I think I need help...long...

    Oh, one more thing. If you can't get someone in person to help with latch, check out this website. It has videos of mothers latching their babies and many mothers here have said they found it helpful to them:

    http://www.thebirthden.com/Newman.html

    HTH!
    Jen
    "Mothers are designed to be available to their babies--to help them make the transition into this big, wide world. To teach them to trust, and love, and feel good about being alive."
    --Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq., So I Nursed Him Every 45 Minutes

    Click here to find your local LLL Group
    How to tell if your breastfed baby is getting enough milk!

  3. #13
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    Feb 2007
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    Default Re: I think I need help...long...

    I am on WIC and it has been very helpful, they rented me a hospital grade pump for when I go back to scool in August. I just hope it works out. They are great for answering questions you have about breastfeeding too HTH

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
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    Default Re: I think I need help...long...

    Thanks so much! The surgery went well and I only had to pump & dump once.
    We are doing much better. I really appreciate all of your support and advice.

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