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  1. #21
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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    We are using a syringe. I'm way too lazy to get bottles, lol.

    How long should I pump for after each time we try to nurse?
    Lisa

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    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    My pedi is an IBCLC so I had her help today and she watched Colby nurse. She said he has a great latch and she showed me how to do breast compressions.
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    Awesome! How cool to have all in one.

    Depending on how you think a feeding went, I would pump 10-15 minutes. Do
    you have a hands free setup (old sports bra with slits cut for
    the horns to slide through)?
    No. But I guess I can make one!
    Lisa

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    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    We are going to supplement too for now. Just got off the phone with my pedi..... he only had 1 wet and zero dirties all day. And my pumping is only drops now.

    I hate this option, but I don't feel comfortable with how lethargic he is and his output.

    Ugh.

    Am I banned from here now?

    I need encouragement that this is only for a few days.
    Lisa

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    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Oh Lisa... x a million!

    I love you and am proud of you and I would never ban you! You're his momma and you have to do what YOU think is best. I supplemented with M at the very beginning for the same reasons. Within a few days, she was nursing like a true champ, my milk was in, and the jaundice was behind us.

    YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! I completely, 100%, absolutely beleive in you!

    Jessica
    Fancy Momma to the Divine Miss M, 2/15/07 BF'ed for 17 months!
    Currently TTC Baby #2


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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    it will be okay!! You know Bennett had bottles in the NICU. He had bottles for 6 days, and we came home and there was no nipple confusion. If he has to have bottles for a few days until your milk is in full force, he will be okay! I know it's hard, but I know you are worried. Do what you have to do, no one will judge you for taking care of your baby!


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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    My LO had a rough time nursing and fell asleep every time she got near my breast until she was given a bottle and actually got some food in her. She was a pound below birth weight at 1 month and I was terrified. However, once she took the first bottle things went up hill right away. She gained almost a full pound in that next week and then started nursing a little more each day and before long was nursing like a pro.

    You are doing great - just keep trying!
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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    I'm not worried about nip confusion at all. He already had a paci and much prefers the boob.

    We held off on formula tonight, I pumped enough to syringe into his mouth and he gave us one big pee and a little poop. So I'm going to get through the night and then reconsider in the AM. I would rather deal with formula in the morning than in at night time in case he pukes or whatnot.

    But we bought it in case I need it.

    I'm just taking it hour by hour and trying to make the best choices for him. It's hard but that's what being a mommy is all about.
    Lisa

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    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mary.mud View Post
    My LO had a rough time nursing and fell asleep every time she got near my breast until she was given a bottle and actually got some food in her. She was a pound below birth weight at 1 month and I was terrified. However, once she took the first bottle things went up hill right away. She gained almost a full pound in that next week and then started nursing a little more each day and before long was nursing like a pro.

    You are doing great - just keep trying!
    Ohh good to know!
    Lisa

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    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    More hugs! Sounds like he's doing more feeding and you're very wise to take it hour by hour! Remember that the MOST important thing is a healthy baby so of you need to supplement to get through the next few days it's just not a big deal. Do keep pumping - even if you're not getting much it will help stimulate your body.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
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