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    Default Re: How long to regain weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*green.momma View Post
    Lol sorry for the short reply, it is hard to type on my iPhone. Today has been rough. I kept saying Colby stinks. Then I noticed his umbilical area all red and streaky. So now we are dealing with that infection. He is beyond lethargic right now again. Thankfully I have a bit of pumped BM now if he is too tired to nurse. Sigh. I am exhausted both physically and mentally now.
    mama


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    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Oh Lisa!!! I'm so sorry that you're having such a rough time!!! How's baby doing?
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    Oh Lisa!!! I'm so sorry that you're having such a rough time!!! How's baby doing?
    I've been thinking about you, Lisa!
    Beth

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    "So I was welcomed by the consolations of human milk; but it was not my mother or my nurses who made any decision to fill their breasts, but you who through them gave me infant food, in accordance with your ordinance and the riches which are distributed deep in the natural order." -St Augustine

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    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

    • my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.


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    He is such a sickly baby ugh. They also checked his weight and its down again. They put silver nitrate on his cord area to cauterize it, the redness seems better this AM to me. His jaundice seems gone now too that is good.

    We are still working hard to breastfeed, he latches on great but doesn't stimulate the breast well or have the energy to get a full feeding. I'm finishing him off with mostly BM some formula.

    At this point we need to get him better or he will end up back in the hospital. I am not sure if he will need to be a combination feeder or if my supply will pick up when he's nursing better. I just don't have the time to around the clock pump with my other son here as well. I'm trying, I really am!

    My IBCLC told me my milk came in but not a full supply since my baby isn't nursing great. She said it could go either way,

    I hate having to post on here these things I feel so ashamed. But it's the truth of my experience and hopefully someone else can learn from it too.

    Colby is beautiful otherwise. He is doing great co-sleeping and is super cuddly. He loves the RS too!! Logan isn't sure about the big brother thing yet he won't go near him. Hee hee.... but I suppose it's better than hitting him.


    Lisa

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    Colby 12-14-09

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    You have nothing to be ashamed about, mama. You're doing what you need to do to get that little baby healthy. No shame in that! I hope things start looking up for you and the little guy soon.

    Mama of two precious girls
    DD1 born 23 July 2008 and
    DD2 born 14 January 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sentimental.geek View Post
    You have nothing to be ashamed about, mama. You're doing what you need to do to get that little baby healthy. No shame in that! I hope things start looking up for you and the little guy soon.

    absolutely!! thinking of you and the little man, praying things get easier every day.


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    and Bennett, our precious NICU grad born 8/2009
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    Nothing at all to be ashamed about Lisa. First rule is always to feed the baby Get him well, and then work on supply later
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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    Lisa, you're doing great. It sounds like a tough situation and you're doing your best.
    Beth

    Exclusively pumped for Lance Oct 07
    Nursed until just before he turned 3 Levi Oct 09

    Do you have extra milk? Consider donating!
    http://www.hmbana.org/:

    "So I was welcomed by the consolations of human milk; but it was not my mother or my nurses who made any decision to fill their breasts, but you who through them gave me infant food, in accordance with your ordinance and the riches which are distributed deep in the natural order." -St Augustine

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    LIsa...you are doing what you have to do to make your son well. THAT'S NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF! First order of business is helping Colby get well. Once he's strong and healthy, the breastfeeding will fall in line.

    You're in my thoughts...sending lots of and and your way.

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


    Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies - Damn it, you've got to be kind. - Kurt Vonnegut

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