Carrie... Your post for some reason just made me let down... Now I'm wet. Don't the boobs get the message that Liam is sleeping?
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You can pump more often! Add an extra session in. Pump before you leave in the morning. Pump even on days off (I advise to do this anyway, b/c you'll help build your stash as well as keep that "extra feeding" programmed into your boobs). I used More Milk Plus tincture with great success. Eat oatmeal every day. Relax. Take pictures with you of your baby to look at while pumping. Those are just the things that worked for me. And above all else, nurse on cue when you're together. It'll really, really help!!
Or, you could just read MDC to help with your let down!
DD is having a growth spurt, too (she'll be 16 weeks tomorrow). She hardly slept at ALL the past 24 hours, and she wanted to be on my boobs almost the entire time. I though she was just having a fussy night, but this morning at 3AM I realized with certainty what was going on and camped out with her on the reclining couch. She latched and I fell asleep reading. I woke up about an hour and a half later and she was still sucking!!! Every time she drifted off to sleep and I set her in bed: BING! Wide open eyes and a big smile: play with me! This morning at 6:30 I finally crept into bed with her and snuggled her up with her binky in her mouth and she fell asleep for a couple hours. But all day long it was the same story, maybe a couple hours of snuggly sleep in bed. Poor thing was SO tired tonight. We did our bedtime routine and I put her in bed, and since then not a peep. It's been a half hour, so we'll see. The amazing thing was that after she finally slept for a couple hours this morning, we put her in her bouncy chair and the next time we looked over she was holding her dangling toy in both hands and studying it. I swear she made that developmental leap overnight with all the nursing. wow! Cool. Hopefully she'll start putting on the pounds now, too. Still a source of stress here, though the ped says don't sweat it.
Question, though: I go back to work in a week and a half () and I've been stressing: what happens if she has a growth spurt and I'm at work? I can't possibly provide enough milk for her to bottle-feed all day long with DH like she nurses with me! And will my BBs get enough stimulation? I'm really glad this happened this week and not in two weeks.
Teeth? Or am I just evil...
Hehe! I'm going to dinner tonight - family thing. (Ex-stepsister and her kids.. still family but how to label...?) I don't want to wear a bra - just one more step when the baby is yelling and wanting a boob, plus I've only worn them in public for five or six months and public is less and less happening!
Dusty is holding Charlie and talking to him but I was talking to Dusty and I said, "Besides, they don't look too saggy!" and heard him say, "Almost!" ... *sputter* ;) Charlie "Almost!" grabbed the pacifier. Ahhh. :D
You might not have to pump and dump. Have you checked out Dr. Thomas Hale's resource. According to him, there are very few drugs you have to pump and dump with. He has a book that lists tons of medications. Here is his website (http://www.infantrisk.com/content/drug-entry-human-milk). I couldn't find the exact place that lists all the drugs but I do know that it's in his book (Medication and Mother's Milk) our local LLL has it in their lending library.
Here is another good article in PDF format that lists the drugs and the effects on the babies. http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/pediatrics;108/3/776
Hydrocodone is an L3. Not much data on levels in human milk. Most think levels of 5mg every 4 hours have a minimal effect on nursing infants. Attempt to feed infant prior to taking meds to reduce exposure. Peaks at 1.3 hours.
I always keep a copy of Hale's in my home office FYI for anyone who ever needs a look up. My fav website to look up meds is LactMed. Disclaimer though, it is very detailed and therefore they do include any side effects ever noted and can be alarming to read. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT