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    AshleyRae
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    Ugh, I’m so frustrated!! Calvin has been eating more these days, he likes to take about 3 oz (remember I’m pumping) every 2-3 hours instead of 2 oz. This was fine until the last couple days…my supply is sooo low. I thought it was because I hadn’t been eating much but I made sure to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks here and there today and I still can’t pump more than 1-2 oz. He ate at 6:15 and was sooo fussy so he ate again at 7:30 or so. He started to fall asleep so I decided to pump to get his next bottle ready and I couldn’t barely get anything at first! I ended up getting 1 oz but I know that’s not going to be enough. I think I’m drinking enoug liquids. Ugh! I don’t know what to do!! I’ll see my doc next Tuesday so I plan on seeing about renting an electric double pump then but I need to figure out what to do until then..

    #6918715

    AshleyRae
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    missviss-I’m having Mirena put in on the 21st. It doesn’t mess with your milk supply. But it’s obviously quite different from the pill 😉

    #6918971

    Ready4No2
    Member

    Styx – my biggest piece of advice, just from personal experience, would be to stay away from decongestants. And nurse nurse nurse!!

    #6919227

    ella15
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    thanks ladies. before i gave her a bath i weigh her and she’s 7.15 1/2. then i feed her. after the feeding she’s at 8.1 1/2 lbs. as long as there’s a difference then i think she’s ok. but i think i still need to pump because i can feel that my supply is getting low because of the nursing strike yesterday.

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    katjak7
    Member

    Thanks Ellasmommy!

    #6919739

    Bri
    Member

    lilmamamads – Our going home bag had a Halo sleepsack and baby stuff but no formula. My hospital is anti-formula and so am I. I think it’s crap so I wouldn’t want to donate it. I wouldn’t donate crap food so why would I do the same for a baby. I’d donate my milk if I had time to pump but not formula. I know, I’m excessive but I don’t like what goes into formula nor do I like the formula companies’ business practices.

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    benbubby- just a thought but could he have reflux….I did when I was little and the only way I’d sleep very long was sitting up… like in a swing… I guess maybe the pain from the reflux laying down would wake me up..my parents said I would wake up every 30min to and hr and scream and cry til it ate (which as an adult they tell you milk will help soothe the acid) and then I’d only sleep sitting up in a swing or bouncy of held…which was more up right than a crib…maybe way off but just a thought,

    #6920251

    JustTheBaker
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    Braeden’s only 5 months old, and I haven’t really started food with him yet, but I intend to do BLW. Occasionally if he seems interested in what I’m eating, I will give him a tiny taste, but he’s never actually managed to swallow anything at this point. He really did love the corn though… I’d put a tiny piece of a kernel in his mouth, he’d push it around in there, grin and drool it out, then open his mouth for more! I think BLW is going to be way easier than baby food was with DS1, and hopefully Braeden won’t end up half as picky!

    #6920507

    phatbaby57
    Member

    I had a cousin whose son had to han a shunt for drainage put in. he’s 16 now and fine. anyhow, thought you might want to hear a good report on one of those things being put in just in case. and of course you and your family are in my thoughts.

    #6920763

    styx
    Member

    I agree with Lawsons I had bad birthing experiences and I want another already lol my LO will be 3 months on the 29th lol but my hub doesnt want anymore 🙁 I was an only child so I am like bring on the babies lol

    #6921019

    Bri
    Member

    inlove530 – Baby’s poo sound perfect to me! As most of us will tell you, baby poo becomes an obsession with moms. HAHA! At least with breastfeeding moms. It should be yellow and watery, sometimes seedy. If it’s green and foamy then you should be asking questions.

    #6921275

    deeyore486
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    lexi101, instead of pumping before nursing, I would suggest block feeding. Nurse off of one breast for a three hour block, then switch.

    #6921531

    deeyore486
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    jepica19, generally, the smaller bottles come with the stage one/slow flow nipples. We use the breastflow bottles here and I know that the smaller, 6oz size comes with the stage 1 nipples. I think I remember the 10oz bottles coming with the stage 2 nipples. I know for sure that the outer nipple of the stage ones are clear and the stage two outer nipple is tinted blue. Even though you are using a stage 1 nipple, the flow of milk could be too fast for her. When a baby who is used to sucking on a breast is given a bottle, they will use the same strong suck on the bottle that is needed on the breast. Ends up being way too much for them!

    #6921787

    katjak7
    Member

    annalyn – That is awesome!!! Great job persevering!! I know that feeling of triumph as it took my baby 7 weeks of trying every time we nursed to get her to latch on to my left boob – SUCH a great feeing when something finally works!!!

    #6922043

    Ready4No2
    Member

    I used and loved Gerber reusables but I wasn’t an extreme leaker so I don’t know how they’d be for that. I’ve also used Sears brand ones – horrible. I threw them out and bought another pack of Gerber.

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