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My sister is having her first baby in October, and I will unfortunately probably not be able to go and visit her to help after the baby is born (we live in different states and I have a one-year-old who needs my full-time attention!). Right after the birth, I would love to send her a box of things that are for HER, not the baby. Kind of a "doula in a box." Please reply with ideas for what to include. (Inexpensive ideas would be especially appreciated!) What...
I also enjoy reading this thread! Thanks to all of you who are posting. Here's an update on Stephen and me. The experience of starting solids was not exactly what I imagined -- but then nothing about my mothering experience has been! I had expected that as soon as we started solids he would start taking less formula, but he didn't. We started solids at five and a half months, when he was taking 20 oz. of formula/day, and it took a few weeks before he was really...
if you haven't already read newman's dom handouts, here are the links. http://www.kellymom.com/newman/domperidone_01-03.html http://www.kellymom.com/newman/domperidone2_01-03.html i never took more than 2 pills 4x/day, but it never really helped me that much . . . robin
Thanks, Corey! I'm so glad the domperidone seems to be working for you. I think you have made a smart decision to wait on the pumping. I kept a rented pump and paid for it for two months, but I hated using it, so I never used it regularly after the first week or so. In the early months, Stephen wanted to nurse constantly, so if I wanted to pump, I had to lay him down and watch him fuss while I pumped. Insane! I also never got more than an ounce at a time, and...
Thanks for responding to my questions! It sounds like you are a great mommy and have given your children all the benefits you possibly could in a very difficult situation. We are just starting solids now, and I am very anxious to see when we can start dropping some supplemented feedings, and how well/how long Stephen will nurse without the SNS. And of course I'm very anxious to see how things will go with my next baby. Robin
I believe I also have insufficient glandular tissue. I have a six month old son, Stephen (my first baby). We have been breastfeeding and supplementing with formula using an SNS since he was three and half weeks old (at that time he was also still below his birthweight and not gaining). I have been taking domperidone (20 mg, four times/day) since he was eight weeks old. The domperidone seemed to possibly help my supply a little, so I have kept taking it. Your...
I am interested in the experiences of those of you who have taken domperidone. Did it work? How long did you take it? How did you decide how long to take it? How did you wean yourself off it? Did your milk supply decrease when you decreased your dosage/stopped taking it? If so, how could you tell (just by baby gaining less weight)? I have Jack Newman's handouts but I'm interested in hearing about some individual experiences. I have been taking it for the last...
I have an eight-week-old son, Stephen. He has been having slow weight gain. After trying everything else (assessment from lactation specialist, support from LLL leader, breast compressions, fenugreek & blessed thistle, higher fat/calorie/protein diet for me, pumping with hospital-grade electric breast pump, supplementing with formula using SNS, etc.), I am planning to try domperidone. I am trying to decide if I should stop taking the herbs (fenugreek & blessed...
I have a three-week-old son Stephen -- first baby. Unfortunately, we are not certain of his birth weight -- I had a great home birth with midwives, but apparently they had a lousy scale. We all (myself, my mom, two midwives, two midwife apprentices) thought he looked small at birth, but he weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. on their scale. At five days old, he weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. on the same scale. Stephen latched on well about two hours after the birth. He has nursed...
I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Baby Bjorn carrier (and maybe all upright-style carriers?) are bad for a young baby's develpoment. Maybe bad for their spine or their hips? Does this sound familiar to anyone? I have a three-week-old who likes the Baby Bjorn but doesn't seem to like the maya wrap in a horizontal position. Is there anything wrong with using the Baby Bjorn around the house for a few hours a day? Thanks!
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