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Daisy - latching has been a difficult and frustrating road for us. Sometimes she will, most time she refuses.
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post #1462 of 1785

New Dom question

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is the full web address for the domperidone (also called "motilium"), try that...
Thanks! That one works great.

So new question -- what dose do you all take?

My MW prescribed 40 mg 4 X a day, and my pills are 20 mg so I'm taking 8 a day. I see on this site they come in 10 mg pills and they say to take 20 mg 4X a day.
post #1463 of 1785
I take 3 (10 mg) pills 3x per day. However, last night I upped it to 4x per day. I am not seeing the kind of results I would expect, especially after 5 weeks. Rather than stop taking it, I decided to up the dosage and see what happens.
post #1464 of 1785
Just curious - when did most of you switch to pumping and quit trying to BF? BFing has me so frustrated and I don't want to quit but emotionally I don't know that I can take a lot more of the failures. I feel like it's affecting my bonding with the baby. All I do is cry. At the same time, accepting the fact that I'll she'll ever get is a bottle is really hard for me and I think would make me feel guilty. I don't want to throw in the towel but it feels like the decision has already been made for me since we're 9 weeks out and rarely ever successfully BFing.
post #1465 of 1785
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Originally Posted by ScoobySnacks View Post
Just curious - when did most of you switch to pumping and quit trying to BF? BFing has me so frustrated and I don't want to quit but emotionally I don't know that I can take a lot more of the failures. I feel like it's affecting my bonding with the baby. All I do is cry. At the same time, accepting the fact that I'll she'll ever get is a bottle is really hard for me and I think would make me feel guilty. I don't want to throw in the towel but it feels like the decision has already been made for me since we're 9 weeks out and rarely ever successfully BFing.

I limped to the 8 month mark with DS before my milk dried up due to pregnancy. With DD I nursed for about a week before I decided to pump. BFing was just too emotionally & physically hard on me after yet another traumatic hospital birth.
post #1466 of 1785
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Originally Posted by ScoobySnacks View Post
Just curious - when did most of you switch to pumping and quit trying to BF? BFing has me so frustrated and I don't want to quit but emotionally I don't know that I can take a lot more of the failures. I feel like it's affecting my bonding with the baby. All I do is cry. At the same time, accepting the fact that I'll she'll ever get is a bottle is really hard for me and I think would make me feel guilty. I don't want to throw in the towel but it feels like the decision has already been made for me since we're 9 weeks out and rarely ever successfully BFing.
That is actually a great question! I totally understand everything you are saying! I tried HARD CORE to get my bean to BF for about 3mths, then the last month I was still trying hard but really looking back on it I was coming to terms with EPing and letting go of the idea that she would ever BF. The last time she ever latched was at an LC appointment when she was 3wks old. The last time she latched with me at home was during her first week of life. Even the latch at the LC during week 3 was only for a very short time. We just could not get her to BF at all even with all those months of trying, It was HARD she would not even put my nipple in her mouth during all that time .

I think if she was latching on and off even ineffectively I would have tried for MUCH MUCH LONGER before giving into EPing. But since it had already been months since she even would put my nipple in her mouth when I decided to "give up" I still felt horrible about it (and still do, I don't think you ever REALLY get over it) but it did make it easier to transition to just EPing.

If you are making any sort of progress or if you babe will nurse at all I would keep at it, their is still hope in my mind if that is going on. BUT it is really such a personal decision and truly one of the hardest decisions you will ever make in your life IMO. No one here especially will ever give you anything but support with your decision! HUGE
post #1467 of 1785
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Thanks! That one works great.

So new question -- what dose do you all take?

My MW prescribed 40 mg 4 X a day, and my pills are 20 mg so I'm taking 8 a day. I see on this site they come in 10 mg pills and they say to take 20 mg 4X a day.
I started on 30 mg 3 x a day and now I'm at 20 mg 2x day.

I've heard they work best with moms that have HAD a good milk supply, and just need help getting it back. I know some moms don't have much luck with it, I wonder if most of them are the ones that never really had much supply to begin with.
post #1468 of 1785
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Originally Posted by ScoobySnacks View Post
Just curious - when did most of you switch to pumping and quit trying to BF? BFing has me so frustrated and I don't want to quit but emotionally I don't know that I can take a lot more of the failures. I feel like it's affecting my bonding with the baby. All I do is cry. At the same time, accepting the fact that I'll she'll ever get is a bottle is really hard for me and I think would make me feel guilty. I don't want to throw in the towel but it feels like the decision has already been made for me since we're 9 weeks out and rarely ever successfully BFing.

I started pumping at a week, by 2mos, she wouldn't nurse unless she was asleep (or nearly so), and we were at only EP'ing right around the 3 mos mark. I have low supply (tubular breasts), and my poor girl just needed so much food (seriously - between BM and formula, there were times when she was at 40oz/day...and still only in the single digits percentile wise) - I think nursing was just frustrating for her, and I didn't know about SNSs and LLL didn't want to help me b/c I was already supp'ing with formula :

And trust me, I still every once in a while see if she's interested in nursing, but, no dice.

On a good note, we're past 24 mos, I'm pumping twice a day (sooooo easy) and still getting milk for Katie's night time bottle. Who woulda thunk I'd still be hanging out here?

How silly is it that part of the reason I'm still going is that I know at her 24mos checkup (which is going to be next week) they'll ask if she's still getting breastmilk, and I'm going to be able to say, "Abso-freakin-lutely". But, with only twice a day, it's not hard at all, so, I might as well keep it up, eh?
post #1469 of 1785
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Originally Posted by ScoobySnacks View Post
Just curious - when did most of you switch to pumping and quit trying to BF? BFing has me so frustrated and I don't want to quit but emotionally I don't know that I can take a lot more of the failures. I feel like it's affecting my bonding with the baby. All I do is cry. At the same time, accepting the fact that I'll she'll ever get is a bottle is really hard for me and I think would make me feel guilty. I don't want to throw in the towel but it feels like the decision has already been made for me since we're 9 weeks out and rarely ever successfully BFing.
I did not know what to do or where to go to get help to get the baby back on the breast.
If I had it to do over again, I would call an IBCLC, and ask who they know in town who can handle establishing latch in an older baby. Someone in town must have this as a skill, and the LCs will all know each other and know who it is. There have been babies who have gone to breast as late as 8 months, that I've heard of on this board. So give it a try, and keep us posted.
post #1470 of 1785
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How silly is it that part of the reason I'm still going is that I know at her 24mos checkup (which is going to be next week) they'll ask if she's still getting breastmilk, and I'm going to be able to say, "Abso-freakin-lutely". But, with only twice a day, it's not hard at all, so, I might as well keep it up, eh?



I totally get this!!!

We were just at the doctor today for a virus with Faris and he asked "so is that pediasure in her tube?" I said, no it's still breastmilk. All I got was a "oh, you're still doing that...." I LIVE for the shock/amazement that I get sometimes from people... still waiting to impress this guy... The day will come.
post #1471 of 1785
I've seen 2 IBCLCs and neither seem to think there's much of a chance of getting her BFing. They have over 50 years of experience between them.
post #1472 of 1785
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I totally get this!!!

We were just at the doctor today for a virus with Faris and he asked "so is that pediasure in her tube?" I said, no it's still breastmilk. All I got was a "oh, you're still doing that...." I LIVE for the shock/amazement that I get sometimes from people... still waiting to impress this guy... The day will come.
Still doing THAT? Sheesh. Yeah, our ped thinks I'm a little whacked for pumping for my 2 year old. She has her 3 year appt in Oct I can't wait to see what he says.

Kathee, Your little one is 2 now!!! Are you still pumping?
post #1473 of 1785
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I've seen 2 IBCLCs and neither seem to think there's much of a chance of getting her BFing. They have over 50 years of experience between them.
I am so sorry. I am studying to be an IBCLC, and I plan to make this a mission. I wish that someone could have helped me!
post #1474 of 1785
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Kathee, Your little one is 2 now!!! Are you still pumping?
Yeah, I'm still doing THAT, freak that I am! I'm trying to find out the best way to ship frozen breasmilk...you know, for when she goes away to college and all. I mean, cuz if they're still getting breastmilk at six months they NEVER give it up, you know. I'll let you know when I find out...maybe we could send our girls to uni together, and just bulk mail the milk or something...

I amuse myself. Carry on.
post #1475 of 1785
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Originally Posted by katheek77 View Post
Yeah, I'm still doing THAT, freak that I am! I'm trying to find out the best way to ship frozen breasmilk...you know, for when she goes away to college and all. I mean, cuz if they're still getting breastmilk at six months they NEVER give it up, you know. I'll let you know when I find out...maybe we could send our girls to uni together, and just bulk mail the milk or something...

I amuse myself. Carry on.

How much EBM is she taking now? Do you give any WCM or other milk? How much water? How is she eating?

I can produce about 32 oz a day for dd, over whatever ds takes from the tap. It is never enough. So I give her some cow milk, too. She usually gets about 16 oz of cow milk, too. DD does eat now, but very little. Today was a very good day, 6 grapes, 2 bites of banana, and a whole cheese stick.
post #1476 of 1785
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Originally Posted by GooeyRN View Post
How much EBM is she taking now? Do you give any WCM or other milk? How much water? How is she eating?

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She gets her one bottle at night. I'm trying to use up some of the freezer stash before it expires - one bag of that's about 6oz - if it's much less, I top up with some WCM. I'm producing 4-6 oz a day, so, we're rotating out the old, freezing the new (usually - sometimes I forget to defrost).

She doesn't get straight WCM during the day. She drinks...I'm not sure how much water...a lot...she has her own water bottle we take everywhere, and, especially in this weather, I'm always reminding her to "have some water".

She eats great, though. For breakfast today she had about 1/2 C whole wheat pasta with sauce and cheese, half an orange, and some strawberries. No formal snack -we were outside - but she picked and ate mulberries at will -the kid eats so many of those her pee is now purple-y. Lunch was 2 slices of organic bacon, about a dozen bites of sauteed chard and tomatoes in balsamic vinegar, a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt, and some sips of my kefir. Afternoon snack was a yogurt drink (not the greatest, but she loves them - I think they're 3oz, but 90 calories and no HFCS or artificial colors) and a bunch of raisins.
post #1477 of 1785

My EPumped for DD is planning on nursing when DD #2 arrives

(X-Posted in Lactavism but I thought you galls would appreciate this!)
Well #2 is on the way any day now:: and everyone in the family is getting excited including my DD who is almost 2.5. I stopped EPing for her when my milk totally dried up at about 7wks pregnant and she was 22mths. She still remembers me pumping and says "I LOVE Breastmilk" or "I LOVE mommy milk" and says she misses it and knows it will come back when baby sister is born. Well I have been talking ALOT about BFing this little one and I will practice with a doll to show her how it goes. So I got a nursing pillow for my baby shower and she was so excited, she made me put it on her and then she said down with her doll, lifted her shirt (all by herself) and started nursing! AWW my heart could have melted!
Here is a picture

I tell her I can't pump for her anymore but since she loves BM so much she is welcome to nurse from the tap just like baby sister. She says that she wants to learn how to nurse and baby sister will have the right breast and she will have the left. Not sure if she will follow though with her plan but I am open to whatever she wants to do.

I love that even though she never nursed she still understands the normal course of birth and BFing. She sees a lot of her friends still nursing so I know she understands it is not only for babies so she might just want to try. I think it would be the strangest thing to ever happen to me if she learned how to nurse after EPing for 22mths. Wow would that be an emotional roller coaster!
post #1478 of 1785
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Originally Posted by BakerALM View Post
(X-Posted in Lactavism but I thought you galls would appreciate this!)
Well #2 is on the way any day now:: and everyone in the family is getting excited including my DD who is almost 2.5. I stopped EPing for her when my milk totally dried up at about 7wks pregnant and she was 22mths. She still remembers me pumping and says "I LOVE Breastmilk" or "I LOVE mommy milk" and says she misses it and knows it will come back when baby sister is born. Well I have been talking ALOT about BFing this little one and I will practice with a doll to show her how it goes. So I got a nursing pillow for my baby shower and she was so excited, she made me put it on her and then she said down with her doll, lifted her shirt (all by herself) and started nursing! AWW my heart could have melted!
Here is a picture

I tell her I can't pump for her anymore but since she loves BM so much she is welcome to nurse from the tap just like baby sister. She says that she wants to learn how to nurse and baby sister will have the right breast and she will have the left. Not sure if she will follow though with her plan but I am open to whatever she wants to do.

I love that even though she never nursed she still understands the normal course of birth and BFing. She sees a lot of her friends still nursing so I know she understands it is not only for babies so she might just want to try. I think it would be the strangest thing to ever happen to me if she learned how to nurse after EPing for 22mths. Wow would that be an emotional roller coaster!
Your dd is so beautiful! I had hopes that my dd would want to nurse, too. I resumed pumping for her once I had the baby. She tried to nurse twice. Once she bit me, once or twice she kissed my nipple. She doesn't seem to know what to do. She definately knows where the milk comes from. She asks me to pump milk for her, and to "shoot milk out of my boobie like a gun". Being silly, I squirt her once and now she wants me to do it all the time. I just wanted to tell you to not be disappointed if she doesn't nurse. I haven't tried to get my dd to all that hard since I had ds. DH is against it. If dd asks, I let her try, but I don't offer. I would love to not need to pump, though. She loves her mama milk so much still!
post #1479 of 1785
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Originally Posted by GooeyRN View Post
Your dd is so beautiful! I had hopes that my dd would want to nurse, too. I resumed pumping for her once I had the baby. She tried to nurse twice. Once she bit me, once or twice she kissed my nipple. She doesn't seem to know what to do. She definately knows where the milk comes from. She asks me to pump milk for her, and to "shoot milk out of my boobie like a gun". Being silly, I squirt her once and now she wants me to do it all the time. I just wanted to tell you to not be disappointed if she doesn't nurse. I haven't tried to get my dd to all that hard since I had ds. DH is against it. If dd asks, I let her try, but I don't offer. I would love to not need to pump, though. She loves her mama milk so much still!
Yep that is how I see it happening also. I really don't think it will become a reality but I also don't want to tell her she can't. IYKWIM. I am lucky that she does eat so MM is not a necessity in the way of "food". I wish she could still be getting it for all the other health reasons (not to mention she is dairy intolerant) but I just don't have it in me to pump again once this little one comes along, 22mths almost drove me to the funny farm.

You are an amazing woman to pick up pumping again once your next little one came along!!!
post #1480 of 1785
I feel stupid but I am new to this.... What is a dd or a ds I am trying to figure out I know it has to do with your children but, what does it all stand for?
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