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  1. #11
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    Well, I would certainly supplement if it were required. The part that ticks me off is that he wasn't even going to test--just prescribe formula. And its so sad, because its often hard to get baby back to breast after 2 or 3 days of supplementing.

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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*e.b View Post
    Well, I would certainly supplement if it were required. The part that ticks me off is that he wasn't even going to test--just prescribe formula. And its so sad, because its often hard to get baby back to breast after 2 or 3 days of supplementing.
    I am one who was a FTM and had the same recomendation, the only "postive" and I say that gritting my teeth is the ped did recomend pumping and storing during the supplementing and to only summplement for 12 hours and we would retest. So while it wasn't bad, I was having a horrible time breastfeeding and if I wasn't so committed, I would have given up very easily!

    I bet you wanted to give him some

    Thank God you are not a newbie and knew enough to demand the testing!
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    They did the same with Lucy. Which is odd, because they discharged us from the hospital with D with higher levels than Lucy had. They mentioned nothing about Daniel but to put him in the sun (even tho he was born in December) But pushed formula for us with Lucy who was born in August. I told them IF we need to push her to poop my sister would either nurse her or pump milk for me to give to her. They shut up.
    Lyn
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    uggg thank goodness you know better.. I wish it was sunnier for you... since that is a big help.. Maybe these storms we are getting will blow some sunshine your way..
    Allie
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    Yes, thank goodness you know better. 12 is not that bad of a number for jaundice. Both my kids have been jaundiced at birth... when Mason was born and got jaundiced, they were pushing me to give him formula, even though my milk came in super fast, like on day 2. He was nursing fine, peeing and pooping like a newborn should, and laying on a bili bed and under a bili blanket and they still recommended the formula. Since I downright refused to give him a bottle, they gave me some droppers, and I gave him 1/4 ounce of formula, which he promptly puked up. After that, I didn't give him anymore formula and just nursed him lots, and his numbers came down. (That is the only formula he has had since his birth! )

    It makes me sad how many moms out there don't know any better and would follow that kind of horrible advice given by a doctor.
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    This problem of bad advice by doctors seems to be widespread and prevalent. I have read several examples of this on here and experienced it myself. Does anyone know what LLL is doing to combat this?

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    For those lurking and wondering about breastfeeding and jaundice. An informative article by Dr Jack Newman:

    http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Bre...20Jaundice.asp

    sounds like baby G is doing well. Glad you know what's what and know to discard bad advice.

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