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    aprilrose
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    has anyone taken domperidone or reglan and not started as soon as the baby was born? My son is 8 weeks and I fear that my left breast is drying up and I’m thinking about taking the reglan that was prescribed when he was 1 wk old.

    #6916459

    esyogurl
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    xXxEXPLOxXx – I remember the first 6 weeks is a giant growth spurt for baby. In the PM babies cluster nurse to gear up for a longer sleep cycle. I wouldn’t feel bad about giving her a dummy – babies are soothed by sucking. Comfort nursing also stimulates supply – DD used to nurse for 1.5 hours in the PM and I know it gets frustrating but it will pass.

    #6916715

    huxley
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    Explo – Keep trying, don’t give up. Just go back to the basics. Drag your nipple pointing upwards from her nose down and put it in her mouth as often as she’ll let you. I had to pump a bit too. Basically devote a full couple of days just to feeding. Let her sooth on you and ‘play’ your milk will come in stronger quickly. Mine took about a day and a half.

    #6916971

    MamaRancourt
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    EXCITED – Girl you know I’m still with you =) My pedi said he should really be waking once through the night to eat. I should get at least two 4hr stretches. DJ always wants to eat also. But I don’t think they are so much hungry as they look to the boob for soothing and feeding just happens to come along with it. I only lasted 1hr with him in his crib last night– he scream and scream and scream! I swore he was going to have a sore throat. I’d go in and give him a little pat and it wouldn’t calm him. It was hell. I still think 4mons is a bit young to cry all night… but I don’t know. My pedi said as long as the crys are getting lower and lower then leave him. They were just getting worse and worse!!

    #6917227

    Bri
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    wyattsmommy- I’m also sorry you have unsupportive family. Have you told them the reasons you want to nurse? You can also ask them why they think drinking a cow’s milk is more ‘normal’ then drinking milk from our own species. I know it’s differet then going and sucking it from the utter and all but to me it seems more normal that an infant mammal gets the same milk as what they are. In the end, too bad what your family thinks. You are doing what’s great for your family AND saving money on ‘junk’.

    #6917483

    Wyattsmommy
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    thanks everyone for your imput i think im going to do it. I have the time i have the supply so i dont see why not 🙂 phatbaby57 im a stay at home mom and wont be going to work anytime soon if i did it wouldnt be full time. i nurse constantly and the few times he is off i was able to get a little over 20 ounces yesterday from pumping inbetween feedings so i think it said you need to donate a minimum of 100 ounces a month so i figure i can get even 10 ounces a day to donate and then freeze the rest i can build a freezer supply and donate as well it seemed a little weird to me at first but i think its a overall good idea and will help thoes who need it

    #6917739

    Bri
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    didderty – That’s awesome! Congrats! That is always a great feeling.

    #6917995

    MamaRancourt
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    PGFirstTimer- I just started crib training my son a few weeks ago. Sometimes when I lay him down he goes right to sleep. But sometimes when I do he’s crying. I don’t let him CIO, but I DO let him cry for 20mins. Then I go in, don’t say anything, pick him up, pat his back for 10sec and lay him back down. He’s normally still crying, but after 5mins he’s out like a light till 8am!

    #6918251

    phatbaby57
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    i’m at 11 months. only four more weeks of sneaking off to the supply closest with my pump!

    #6918507

    Bri
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    expecting-2b-patient – My son started refusing bottles around that time so we just gave his milk at school in the cup. Water is ok but don’t give too much. Too much can actually hurt them because they are still getting all their nutrients from milk. An ounce or two is fine for practice but if you do get some milk then I’d use that as well.

    #6918763

    Bri
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    Luv, I wouldn’t worry. The growth charts are outdated and formed from formula fed babies. If she’s still growing on a curve (whether it’s high or low) then you don’t need to worry. I wouldn’t worry about your milk content and just let her be her. Your milk is doing it’s job how it is.

    #6919019

    Casen
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    LaIslaBonita, that’s exactly what my dd is doing the last few evenings. She’s fine during the day, but so fussy in the evening and the only thing that will calm her is my boob. They both get so drained, so she fusses while she sucks. It is so tiring! I’m giving in tonight and trying a pacifier. She’s almost 3 weeks, so hopefully it doesn’t cause confusion.

    #6919275

    doublemama
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    laislabonita, i know elimination diets all too well and know its tough. ur doing an amazing thing for ur child and its gonna be well worth it 🙂 keep it up!

    #6919531

    Bri
    Member

    Walmart may have it? I don’t shop there because the only two that are in the whole Seattle area are in parts of town that you just don’t want to go. They really didn’t chose their locations very well and in turn are looked down upon here. I lived in Littleton CO for several years and loved the Walmart there.

    #6919787

    Kinta~ With my first my nipples were sore and cracked, the right for 4 weeks, the left for the first 6 weeks. We also started with a bad latch on one side. She could latch on my right no problem btu on my left we couldn’t figure out the issue until we saw an LC. I def recomend you find one or at least have your midwife take a look at your latch. But also at only 2 weeks soreness is still normal. All the women in this forum are so proud of BFing because we stuck it out thru the pain and the many difficulties we face in the beginning (mostly!). Good luck and I hope you r midwife can help!

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