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Love Wedge +2 TTC since Apr 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44841 posts
Jan 22nd '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" There shouldn't be. With age in generally grows thicker. Maybe your LO is outgrowing some of that refluxing."

Oooh, I hope so.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
Jan 22nd '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" Is there such a thing as watery milk? My mom commented that Bub's spit up has been clearer than usual and wondered if maybe he's getting quantity but not quality, if that makes sense."


he may be teething and swallowing more drool than he used to.

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
Jan 22nd '13

Help. :( ds is almost 3 months. Bf'ing has been going really well, even sincr I returned to work full time. But today has been a nightmare. He hasn't latched all day. He just screams his head off. I tried to nurse him for 30 minutes to nurse him during my lunch break and it was miserable. All night we've tried and absolutely nothing. I finally caved and gave him a bottle of milk I pumped earlier. I don't know what to do. We don't do pumped milk at home, only at daycare. Is this just a phase? Will he go back to normal soon?

Love Wedge +2 TTC since Apr 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44841 posts
Jan 23rd '13

We got up to 9 feeds yesterday :shock:



Also, a question. Is EBF defined as just using the breast, or is it the breastmilk in general?



Because I exclusively pumped for almost 8 weeks before we were able to BF, so I've been going by that date and not the day he was born.

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
Jan 23rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" We got up to 9 feeds yesterday :shock: Also, a question. Is EBF defined as just using the breast, or ... [snip!] ... I exclusively pumped for almost 8 weeks before we were able to BF, so I've been going by that date and not the day he was born."</blockquote>




You can define what EBF means to you :) if baby has had breastmilk only, from breast or bottle or spoon or syringe- maybe that is your definition of EBF :)
For me- I chose to never introduce a bottle (breastfeeding started out well & we opted for me to stay home, etc) so EBF in my current situation means breastmilk only from my breast :)

The WHO defines EBF as

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
Jan 23rd '13

Hit send prematurely.



this link explains it:
http://www.lalecheleague.org/ba/feb00.html

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
Jan 23rd '13
Quoting *Audree*:" Help. :( ds is almost 3 months. Bf'ing has been going really well, even sincr I returned to work full ... [snip!] ... don't know what to do. We don't do pumped milk at home, only at daycare. Is this just a phase? Will he go back to normal soon?"

Just keep offering, ,hopefully your lo will latch on again soon. Mine would never take a bottle so I don't have any direct experience with that issue.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Jan 23rd '13
Quoting *Audree*:" Help. :( ds is almost 3 months. Bf'ing has been going really well, even sincr I returned to work full ... [snip!] ... don't know what to do. We don't do pumped milk at home, only at daycare. Is this just a phase? Will he go back to normal soon?"

If he took a bottle okay, it sounds like a nursing strike. http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/



It is a "hazard" of doing bottles, particularly introducing them before the 6 weeks they recommend, but can happen with any baby for a multitude of reasons. Make sure the bottles are the lowest flow n****e you can find. Something as simple as going to a fast flow n****e can cause trouble. See if you can stimulate letdown & then put him to the breast so there is instant gratification.



My older one went through this for short bit (short meaning weeks...so it felt long at the time). I'd get in a warm bath with him & just wait it out & he'd finally calm down & just latch.



I know it is tough. Read the link & try not to give bottles if you can help it. ;)

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Jan 23rd '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" We got up to 9 feeds yesterday :shock: Also, a question. Is EBF defined as just using the breast, or ... [snip!] ... I exclusively pumped for almost 8 weeks before we were able to BF, so I've been going by that date and not the day he was born."

To me, EBF refers to exclusively breastmilk fed. So *I* would count pumping as EBF as well as nursing. The point of EBF is the benefits a baby gets from not having supplements. So as long as there are no supplements, it's EBF to me. However - I think exclusive pumping is very hard, so I see nothing wrong with making a point to say that is what a momma is doing or has done, as that is really hard & you deserve credit. ;)

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
Jan 23rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" If he took a bottle okay, it sounds like a nursing strike. http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/ ... [snip!] ... finally calm down & just latch. I know it is tough. Read the link & try not to give bottles if you can help it. ;)"</blockquote>




Thank you. He finally latched on last night about midnight. But then at 2a started screaming for almost an hour. There was no comforting him, nursing, nothing. So dh gave him three oz. So he would finally go back to sleep....at 5, when my alarm goes off to get up for work. I to make it so where he gets as few bottles as possible. I nurse him before we leave in the mornings, he gets a bottle mid morning, I go nurse him on my lunch break. And then he gets two bottles between lunch and me getting off work, then I nurse him as soon as we get home.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Jan 23rd '13
Quoting *Audree*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" If he took a bottle okay, it sounds like ... [snip!] ... on my lunch break. And then he gets two bottles between lunch and me getting off work, then I nurse him as soon as we get home."

Bah! I hate nights like that. I worked with #1 & I can even remember once going to work when I had not even been to sleep. It's awful. :( I hope it all settles out soon momma.

dream 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Linz, Ob, Austria 59820 posts
Jan 24th '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" We got up to 9 feeds yesterday :shock: Also, a question. Is EBF defined as just using the breast, or ... [snip!] ... I exclusively pumped for almost 8 weeks before we were able to BF, so I've been going by that date and not the day he was born."


as long as it's breastmilk, it's EBF IMO. Others have different definitions, but IMO it doesn't matter how it got there, breastmilk is breastmilk, you know?

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
Jan 24th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" Bah! I hate nights like that. I worked with #1 & I can even remember once going to work when I had not even been to sleep. It's awful. :( I hope it all settles out soon momma."</blockquote>




Yesterday was much better. Nursed him at lunch with no problems. He ate so well he passed out in my arms. And after work he nursed like a champ. Ate 4 times before he was down for the night. I hope his strike is over for good and that was just a one time thing!

fatima13 Due January 2; Tulsa, Oklahoma 2 posts
Jan 28th '13

when you are in the hospital they give you cold water make sure you drink warm water. It's not the best tasting water in the world but it will help your milk supply. also never make quick oats in the microwave make on the stove top with boiling water and then add milk. you can add fruits if you don't like the taste of sugarless oats. no lettuce or orange juice or beans or soda. I was told that breast milk will not sit in the babies stomach so if the baby has not made a stool it's ok you can make a tea to help them along.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting dream:" unlatch her. usually the only bite if they are not really hungry or if they are done."


That's what i've been trying but if i go to put the b**b up she has this huge fit. She isn't doing it as much now but when she does it still hurts.