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Thread: Update on 7 day old baby

  1. #1
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    Default Update on 7 day old baby

    My cousin had the latch checked and his latch was off, he was only taking the nipple. They showed her how to get him to latch correctly but it still hurt and she was told her baby is still very new, so there will be some pain for a bit. I suggested her buy some Soothie Gel pads which she said worked wonders. He had a check up today and he is jaundiced and the doctor told her to start supplementing, which she is doing. She said after she has supplemented with the bottle he won't take the breasts. She has tried ever since her appt. to get him on the breasts and he won't do it, so she breaks down and gives him the bottle. She said she is done trying and will just continue on with the bottle.

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    Default Re: Update on 7 day old baby

    there are other ways to feed the baby besides a bottle. syringe, cup are just a few. a supplemental nurser is another way. tell her to take the baby outside or by the window for some sunlight for a few times a day. that will help with the jaundice.
    All over the world there exists in every society a small group of women who feel themselves strongly attracted to giving care to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. Failure to make use of this group of highly motivated people is regrettable and a sin against the principle of subsidiary. ~ Dr. Kloosterman, Chief of OB/GYN, Univ. of Amsterdam, Holland


    **Leslie**

    Mama to:
    Shiloh (5/6/06) Nursed for 13 months and Josephine (7/26/08) Nursed for 23.5 mos Currently nursing my new little firecracker, Finley Catherine, born on the 4th of July!!

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    Default Re: Update on 7 day old baby

    Thanks, I will pass the message on to her when I see her in the morning.

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