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  1. #21
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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    thanks Jenn...
    M, did the reflux meds make a difference for the time she was on them?

    He is not screaming or in pain anymore, just arches away and screams if the breast is near him .

    Kathryn,
    Mama to my sweet blueberry eyed boy Joshua
    born on 11/2/2006

    and my blueberry eyed baby Jonah Henry...my water birth baby!
    born on 6/15/09



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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    She started out on Prevacid and it helped a little I guess. But it seemed to diminish her appetite an she was generally miserable. The ped said I was crazy about diminished appetite, but I ended up looking it up and it can do that. Prevacid is a very powerful med. We gave a probiotic with it halfway between doses because it kills good flora too. We switched to Zantac, which seemed better (but tastes really bad). Having to up dosage due to weight gain wasn't a problem with my slow gainer.

    Honestly, they made things from untolerable to barely tolerable. Time has been the best thing. Once she hit 9 months things drastically improved in terms of reflux and disposition.

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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    I made an appt. with the ped on Friday. We'll see what she says...
    He hasn't nursed all day today, and is arching away from me. He's not sleeping well either. It's just so darn frustrating!

    Kathryn,
    Mama to my sweet blueberry eyed boy Joshua
    born on 11/2/2006

    and my blueberry eyed baby Jonah Henry...my water birth baby!
    born on 6/15/09



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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kathrynk View Post
    I made an appt. with the ped on Friday. We'll see what she says...
    He hasn't nursed all day today, and is arching away from me. He's not sleeping well either. It's just so darn frustrating!
    Student aspiring to be a Chiropractor and mother to Noah who will be 3 in July and Olivia who will be 2 in Aug.

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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    Poor baby and mama!

    Have you tried pumping and giving a bottle again? I wouldn't normally recommend this, but if he's flat out refusing to nurse for too long it may be worth a try.

    How are his wets?

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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    No, I haven't tried a bottle...just feel too drained to break out all the pumping stuff. It might be the chili I had last night...lots of acidy tomatoes. He just isn't himself today...not staying asleep, and not wanting to eat. OOOOhhhhh....he just did a huge bomb. Maybe that was it. He never wants to eat when he has to poop. I don't know. It's such a guessing game. Thanks ladies.

    Kathryn,
    Mama to my sweet blueberry eyed boy Joshua
    born on 11/2/2006

    and my blueberry eyed baby Jonah Henry...my water birth baby!
    born on 6/15/09



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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    I think trying a bottle might be worth it for you guys - see if he behaves differently?
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    Emmalynn Marie
    Born at 37 weeks on 12/22/06
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    In NICU for 2 months


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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    went to the ped. today...he gave a script. for prevacid, and if insurance won't cover it, axid (in the zantac family).
    He said that Jonah has a receded lower jaw...not sure if that has any effect on his nursing, but I'm sure contributes to his poor latch. I'll see if he exhibits any changes in his nursing with the meds. Hopefully they help, and he stops rejecting. I am also continuing with block-feeding.

    Kathryn,
    Mama to my sweet blueberry eyed boy Joshua
    born on 11/2/2006

    and my blueberry eyed baby Jonah Henry...my water birth baby!
    born on 6/15/09



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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kathrynk View Post
    He said that Jonah has a receded lower jaw...not sure if that has any effect on his nursing
    Don't all infants have a receded lower jaw? Isn't that what makes us able to breastfeed in the first place?

    Then as they mature it evens out, and that is usually the natural time for weaning in children when their jaw isn't receded anymore?

    I have to look that up...
    Lisa

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    Colby 12-14-09

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    Default Re: super strong let-down/what age can they handle it?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*green.momma View Post
    Don't all infants have a receded lower jaw? Isn't that what makes us able to breastfeed in the first place?

    Then as they mature it evens out, and that is usually the natural time for weaning in children when their jaw isn't receded anymore?

    I have to look that up...
    LMK if you find anything...

    Kathryn,
    Mama to my sweet blueberry eyed boy Joshua
    born on 11/2/2006

    and my blueberry eyed baby Jonah Henry...my water birth baby!
    born on 6/15/09



    MOBY WRAPS ROCK

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