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All those auto accidents made me think something might be wrong with his vision.
Thank you so much for your comments llamamama. It means so much more coming from someone who has been there. I am struggling with this every day. I am depressed when ds needs a lot of formula, I am elated when he needs less. I just returned from a visit with relatives and decided to start using a bottle because I knew that I would not be able to use an sns around people who I love but don't see but once a year. I worried constantly about what people were thinking...
Heather, just wanted to remind you that just because you have to give your baby more formula, it doesn't mean that you are producing less, it means that your baby is growing and he needs more than he did last week. I needed to remind myself of that last week. we've gone from 6 oz. of formula back up to 9 and I was certain that it was because of me. I had to remember it is just because he has gone through a growth spurt. I love this thread too. It means much...
I only bf by first child for 6 months for several reasons: 1. I didn't learn about the sns until she had already had several weeks of bottles 2. she loved those bottles 3. and I didn't think it was acceptable to bf only part time. I am still struggling with the third one. All of the literature as well as discussion boards and support groups are all about doing formula OR breastfeeding. But when you can't breastfeed exclusively and have to use formula...
Hi Pearmama, I think that 18 months is great! I bf my second for 16 months and hope the third will go for at least that long. I would urge you to use the sns as long as you can stand it. I would also encourage you to try domperidone. You can get it over the internet without a perscription or a compounding pharmacy will make it for you. I have to go pick up the kids from school - will write more later.
I am bf my third child and once again I am not able to bf exclusively. I have insufficient breast tissue and so it looks like it's just not going to happen. I am taking domperidone so things are going much better than with the last two. Still, I have felt really depressed recently. My ds is 2 months old and after a growth spurt I found that I had to increase the amount of formula he gets. I have been feeling like it's just not really worth it. I'm not going to...
I nursed my ds part time and he slept through the night at 4 months, but I still did not get my period for nine months.
I am now using an sns with my third baby. So I guess I'm pretty experienced. First I would say to use really good tape. That thin filmy stuff that comes with the sns is pretty useless. I got a roll of tape from my LC that is great. It is clear plastic, rather thick and looks like it has tiny holes poked in it. On the inside of the roll is says, "3M Transpore". It holds really well so I don't have to worry about my ds tearing it off. I will also nurse my ds...
The only actual study that I have read that tests this theory showed that babies were falling asleep faster, because the alcohol does get into the milk. But babies were also getting less milk overall. Mom's felt more "full" even after a feeding and babies seemed satisfied so moms thought that they were making more milk. However that was not the case. Babies were getting less milk and moms could start producing less milk over time because their breasts were not being...
I have been taking 2 pills 4x a day for several weeks and have seen an increase in my supply, but I am still having to supplement. I increased my dosage to 3 pills 4x a day, but didn't really see any more improvement. How long should I wait to see improvement? What is the maximum dosage? How do I know when taking more is no going to help? BTW I am taking dom because of insufficient gladular tissue and have tried everything else already! Corey
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