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    Default Re: Was producing more but now it has decreased

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    What do you think would happen if you took the SNS away? And how much supplement are you using?
    I think he'd prolly suck for a minute and he'd either cry, fall asleep or grunt . I'm supplementing with 2.5 ounces per feeding. I average 6 feedings a day with my 5 1/2 month DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*joesmama View Post
    I think he'd prolly suck for a minute and he'd either cry, fall asleep or grunt .
    Sounds like you have a clever baby! He's discovered that he can get the SNS stuck into his mouth if he behaves a certain way. One thing you might want to try is crimping the SNS tube while he's nursing. If the flow from the tube is restricted, he may suck harder at the breast and stimulate a better flow from the breast.

    I'm supplementing with 2.5 ounces per feeding. I average 6 feedings a day with my 5 1/2 month DS.
    This link covers weaning from formula supplements- but the same principle works for weaning from breastmilk supplements. Decrease the supplement a little at a time and the baby should work harder to pick up the slack.

    I'd also suggest adding in as many nursing sessions as possible- 6 feedings at 5.5 months is sort of on the low end, which may be due to the supplements- he's getting a lot of milk at one time, instead of taking less more frequently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    I'd also suggest adding in as many nursing sessions as possible- 6 feedings at 5.5 months is sort of on the low end, which may be due to the supplements- he's getting a lot of milk at one time, instead of taking less more frequently.
    The thing is he's not hungry. I thought that was a bit uncommon for his age but part of it may be bc he's discovering a "new world" he forgets about eating. I feel like i'd be force-feeding iykwim. That's part of the reason why i pump between feedings and average five 20 min sessions a day (I've tried 15 min sessions but i've noticed i dont pump as much milk).

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    The thing is he's not hungry

    I Wonder if this is a sign of reflux or gerd?

    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/10/T106004.asp

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    are you seeing any of theese signs:
    Clues that your baby suffers from GER enough to need treatment are:

    Frequent spitting up or vomiting (not all babies with GER spit up)
    Baby isn't outgrowing the "colic" and/or spitting up
    Frequent blasts of crying that are painful cries, not just baby cries
    Your gut feeling tells you that your baby "hurts somewhere"
    Bursts of nightwaking "as if in pain"
    Colicky, abdominal pain after eating, even as long as one hour afterwards
    Poor sleep habits, restless
    Writhing as if in pain: drawing up legs, arching back
    Erratic feeding patterns. Refuses to feed or wants to breast or bottlefeed all the time.
    Frequent "wet burps" or "wet hiccups"
    Throaty noises: swallowing noises, choking, gagging
    Frequent, unexplained colds, wheezing, and chest infections
    Stop-breathing episodes
    Excessive drooling
    Spits up like a "volcano"

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    Default Re: Was producing more but now it has decreased

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*joesmama View Post
    The thing is he's not hungry. I thought that was a bit uncommon for his age but part of it may be bc he's discovering a "new world" he forgets about eating. I feel like i'd be force-feeding iykwim. That's part of the reason why i pump between feedings and average five 20 min sessions a day (I've tried 15 min sessions but i've noticed i dont pump as much milk).
    I can completely relate to the distractable baby issue! I would still suggest offering to nurse more because you really cannot force-feed a breastfed baby. They just turn their heads away and ignore you if they're not hungry.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andrea.wolford View Post
    are you seeing any of theese signs:
    Clues that your baby suffers from GER enough to need treatment are:

    Frequent spitting up or vomiting (not all babies with GER spit up)
    Baby isn't outgrowing the "colic" and/or spitting up
    Frequent blasts of crying that are painful cries, not just baby cries
    Your gut feeling tells you that your baby "hurts somewhere"
    Bursts of nightwaking "as if in pain"
    Colicky, abdominal pain after eating, even as long as one hour afterwards
    Poor sleep habits, restless
    Writhing as if in pain: drawing up legs, arching back
    Erratic feeding patterns. Refuses to feed or wants to breast or bottlefeed all the time.
    Frequent "wet burps" or "wet hiccups"
    Throaty noises: swallowing noises, choking, gagging
    Frequent, unexplained colds, wheezing, and chest infections
    Stop-breathing episodes
    Excessive drooling
    Spits up like a "volcano"

    Not really. He only slobbers atm bc he's teething (his first tooth arrived 1 week before turning 5 months ). If i dont burp him he eventually burps a little wet on his own. Otherwise none really apply.

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    Default Re: Was producing more but now it has decreased

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    I can completely relate to the distractable baby issue! I would still suggest offering to nurse more because you really cannot force-feed a breastfed baby. They just turn their heads away and ignore you if they're not hungry.
    Yep. He turns his head away often or nurses for a bit but then lets go (he gets distracted).

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    Default Re: Was producing more but now it has decreased

    thats good....that your not seeing any of that...

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