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    Angie2008
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    NavyMommy- that sucks about your lo not being able to take your milk. You did a great job by trying, but you have to do what is best for your baby. If I were you I would just pump to releive the pain and your milk will dry up on it’s own. If you are interested you can freeze and donate whatever milk you do collect. Many premature babies need breastmilk as that is the only thing they can digest. SInce your lo can’t take it, why not give that gift to someone else in need. Good luck and congrats on the baby!

    #6914460

    katjak7
    Member

    Hi ladies. I am very distraught after going to the doctor’s today so I would welcome any of your advice if someone has gone through something similar… My 5 week old daughter has had green mucous and tiny streaks of blood in her stool for 2 days now. This was subsequent to obvious painful and explosive gas and fussiness for about a week and a half. So I took my poor little one in today thinking that I would be told to cut out all dairy and any other suspected allergen. Well that was not the case. The doctor told me that I need to stop breastfeeding right away and gave me some sample formula – Alimentum. Just like that. She said it was possible that it was a bacterial infection but that if I stopped breast feeding then I would know for sure. I asked her if I could just cut out dairy and then see and she said it would be better for me to just stop breastfeeding altogether. I then asked if it could be a possible oversupply issue with the whole foremilk/hindmilk imbalance and she said no because my daughter has gained a good amount of weight. That reasoning did not make sense to me as babies who have this imbalance usually do gain a good amount of weight due to feeding very often to make up for the lack of protein-rich hind milk they are not getting. I am very upset and do not want to stop breastfeeding. In fact, my daughter was crying at the end of the visit and rooting like crazy and it made me cry that she may have felt that I was rejecting her. I ended up still breastfeeding for the rest of today and want to go get a second opinion from another doctor or lactation consultant asap. But has anyone else gone through something similar or know of anyone who has? Any suggestions? Thank you for hearing me out…

    #6914716

    1Byfaith
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    Kyla- I wanted to tell you not to really worry to much about not being engorged at all. I have been EBF my son since birth ( he is 4 weeks old) and I have never been engorged, and I have a nice supply of milk. I had a c-section and I asked the nurses not to feed him and they brought him to me after I got out of recovery and I have been bf’ing him every 2-3 hrs since. Even before my milk came in I still nursed him every 2-3 hrs . So when my milk came in I never got backed up because he was constantly feeding. Now if for some reason he sleeps a little longer I will pump instead of waking him up. I think the fact that you aren’t engorged is a good sign, especially if your lo is having enough dirty/wet diapers. It just means that you are feeding the baby all they need and not allowing it to get backed up in your boobies :0)

    #6914972

    phatbaby57
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    oh and the sleep through the night thing, i was watching the doctors, i don’t always agree with them but this made sense, and the question was about getting a ten month old to sleep through the night. anyways, the ped. on there said to soothe without feeding the first waking and get the baby to go back to sleep in anyway that works. the second wake feed the baby. after the baby starts to sleep until the second feeding start working to drop that one and so on and so forth until the baby is sleeping through the night. my lo is too young, 11 weeks, to start trying to get him to sleep through, but when he is six months and starting solids, i may start working on it. i can’t wait for a solid sleep that lasts longer than 4 hours!

    #6915228

    hchina
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    Hey all/gladek- could you tell me more about motilium. im also pumping but my supply is sooo low that i only get about 200mls a day for bubs the rest is formula. I have tried oats fenugreek and other ways to increase the supply without any luck. I havent had bubs on my boobs since he was 6 weeks, he is now 3 months, so i know this is mostly the reason. Anyway thought id try this medicine/tablets that you mentioned, do you know if there are any sideeffects etc. thnx

    #6915484

    1Byfaith
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    Proud- Like all the other ladies have said the pain WILL go away soon. For me it lasted about 2 weeks. I too, would cringe everytime he latched on. My son is 12 weeks now and breastfeeding is going strong!! Keep it up, you are doing a wonderful thing. While waiting to meet up with a lactation consultant, in the meantime, look up online what a good latch should be. As long as lo has a good latch those nips should toughen up in no time!!

    #6915740

    phatbaby57
    Member

    If my lo fell asleep at the breast I wouldn’t wake him. If he stayed awake I would offer the other breast. Just do both breast as equal amounts as you can. Also it won’t hurt baby to wait a couple of seconds while you fill up a glass of water and get something to eat while you are nursing him. Remember that bottle fed babies have to wait for the bottle to heat up. You have to take care of yourself too in order to create proper milk supply. If there is anyone else around to help and you need something ask for it. They’re there to help you with baby and to help you.

    #6915996

    kaitsmom81
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    Michelle, I completely understand how you feel. Mine got as a large as a 36 G and once I reached that size I refuesed to keep going out and buying larger bras so I ended up wearing tanktops w/everything. I still am, for extra support, and I’m self conscious of them. They gradually went down, I’m still a little larger than a 36 DD. My daughter is 6 1/2 months and I’m still nursing her. It can be kind of tricky to nurse her in public, but I dont think most people even notice what I’m doing. I try to be as discrete as possible. My upper back and neck were pretty sore, but its not that bad anymore. I still hate that they are this big. I feel like they are still too big and I’m hoping that they go smaller when I’m done bf. One plus is that I gained 25 lbs w/my pregnancy and I have lost a little over 40. My pants keep getting smaller now if only my tops would. haha

    #6916252

    sydneymay – I agree with lilli. Perhaps you should make another appointment with your ped to go over your concerns. Certainly he doesn’t mean to stop bf altogether, but 11 lbs does seem low. Our doctors are merely doing what they feel is best for our babies just as we are, but as in everything, people disagree. In the end, you have to do what is best and that also includes making sure your baby gets all of the nutrition that she needs. I saw your page and saw what a teeny baby she was when she was born, so it’s understandable that she would be smaller than most 9 month olds, but (not trying to compare only give you an idea) my LO is 8 weeks and weighs almost 12 lbs. I know every baby is different, which is why you need to get all of the information you can and care for your baby in the best way for her. Good luck!!!

    #6916508

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    Also, speaking of supply- I’m so worried that one day I could wake up and have no milk supply. I don’t know why I worry so much about it… my baby nurses all the time and if he’s not then I’m pumping. QUESTION: could this ever happen after 3mons of nursing? Can you ‘lose your supply’ all of a sudden?

    #6916764

    Bri
    Member

    excitedmisty – Each baby will sleep through when they are ready. Sometimes bigger babies sleep longer but sometimes not. My first son was bigger and slept through from day1. I had to wake him to feed him. But then I went back to work at 3months and he started waking. That sucked because I was used to sleep. Ugh! At one point around 7months he was getting up 6 times a night! With my new son he was getting up every 3 hours in the beginning and then started to go longer this last week but hit his growth spurt and was up every hour. Last night he got up once. He’s 5weeks old now. Some time after 3months the growth spurts slow down and they should start to sleep a little longer but really it depends on the baby. My first son didn’t sleep through the night consistantly until he was over a year old. Those that do sleep through early do tend to be formula fed because it contains a lot of ‘crap’ that breastmilk doesn’t. It just sits in the tummy. I know it sucks but breastfeeding is the best thing you can do and honestly your body will get used to getting up. Eventually your baby will sleep through when he’s ready.

    #6917020

    aprilrose
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    charmara-how do you know your supply is getting low? I started off with low supply and I’m always worried that it will decrease and I won’t know. Then again I go back to work in 4 weeks so I’ll be pumping at least once a day. Have you made sure that you aren’t having any anti-galactogogues in your diet? I know peppermint and sage can decrease milk. I’d suggest reading the Brestfeeding Mothers guide to making more milk-it may help!

    #6917276

    Ready4No2
    Member

    Thanks Bri. I still don’t know what’s going on except that I now have a red cut mark on my aerola right above the nipple from that top tooth rubbing. Like you said, training, I guess. I’ve been pulling her off a lot (well, unlatching her first, of course!), I don’t know what else to do, it hurts!!

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    LMAO @ Lawson!!! Your funny!

    #6917788

    phatbaby57
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    Hanna-I do a modified shot routine. no more than three at a time. I’ll do half of them on the right month and the other half a month later. I tried to put them together on the second batch and he was super cranky and ran a low grade fever so I’m back at half and half. Dr. Sear’s ‘The Vaccine Book’ is a very objective book. It doesn’t use scare tatics and lays out all the info including two or three modified schedules.

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