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.
If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.
Family beds are awesome
Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.
This website may help: http://bfar.org/index.shtml
So i talked to the hospital where i delivered and the consultant said if ur supplementing then make sure i pump to make up for it. So i tried feeding my lil one and it was the same thing" pulling and crying" so i made him a bottle and tried pumping and was only able to get a few drops. So can this be something else?
The answers to those questions impacts whether or not what you're seeing is a real problem or not. Your LC was right to suggest pumping: if your baby isn't maintaining supply by nursing, you need to remove milk by pumping.
I read the info on breast surgery and yes i did go through nipple which it says can impact supply.
Im having to supplement about 1oz to 1.5 per feeding most of the time.
The Medela Swing
You can rent a highly-sensitive scale to see exactly how many ounces your baby is drinking from your breast. This is not the same as a baby scale you can buy at BabiesRUS. These scales are very expensive. You weigh the baby before and after a feeding session, and the scale will tell you down to point whatever ounces how much LO drank. You can find one to rent by visiting the Medela website.