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Thread: 10 week old lost weight at last visit

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    Default 10 week old lost weight at last visit

    when my son was born we discovered his placeta was small and where the cord was attachd was small t actually snapped off during delivery. he has been having lots of gassy fussy nights and hasd been gaining very well but we hit a very rough peak where he wouldnt even stasy latched on for more than 3 minutes at a time. my docv is pushing me to move to formula but id really prefer to find away o increase milk production when i started expressing ansd giving him his milk in bottles some of the fussiness stoped but i am finding im not pulling enough to keep up help please and information or ideas would be appreciated

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    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: 10 week old lost weight at last visit


    heres a link that might help
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    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: 10 week old lost weight at last visit

    Mama, I would stop the bottles if possible. In the long run, breastfeeding straight from the tap is a zillion times easier than expressing the milk and bottlefeeding, and if you can manage it it's unlikely that you will ever have a problem with milk supply. I would also find another pediatrician, one more supportive of and knowledgeable about breastfeeding!

    Here is a link that might be useful: Help -- My Baby Won't Nurse!

    Tips on pumping more:
    - See a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. Nothing beats hands-on help.
    - Pump more frequently. When I had supply problems, I pumped every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night.
    - Use the best pump you can afford. I used a hospital-grade rental pump.
    - Use breast compressions while pumping.
    - Herbs: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and oatmeal are all used to increase supply.
    - Drugs: Reglan (available in the US) and Domperidone (Canada) are anti-nausea drugs that can increase milk supply as a side-effect. Both have additional side-effects and are not right for everyone, so talk to your LC and your ob or midwife before taking them.

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