WOW! a lot of pretty good information here.
Think I'll get some CS just for when my dd is out of bm. I would use it in the eye and ear and probably very sparingly orally.
Originally Posted by RubyWild
I have never been able to hand express and don't have a pump. I'm wondering why my milk isn't helping her systemically, though. I was sick with this before she was, yet she's just not getting much better.
I wondered about that too sometimes, why would a child even get an ear/eye infection? and then when the milk is squirted into the ear/eye, it clears up? Just one of those unexplained mysteries. LOL
Anyway, my dd never could get more than two or three drops bm by hand expressing nor more than in ounce with the best pump she could find on the market. That was with the first child. Totally frustrating when she wanted to go out for a an hour or two.
Now the second child, she only pumps for a few minutes and gets a bottle full and she can express it just about the same...
The first child was skinny. Never made it above 5% in wt chart (for what it's worth) and 95% in height. Seemed always hungry, was constantly feeding, on/off the breast all day/night long for six months until he got some table foods.
He is 2 y. now and nice and chubby. Just perfect.
Second child (2 mo.) is fat, fat, fat. 95% in wt and height. And getting fatter every day...
Both had the same mothers milk, excl. bf. Mother has not changed her diet nor eat anything different. As a matter of fact, with the first child she drank all the teas to get more milk and did everything else she read about to increase her supply.
I really believe it all depends on the child's sucking instincts.
OK. That was completely off topic ~