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post #21 of 51
I thought formula was contraindicated for jaundice? http://www.kellymom.com/newman/07jaundice.html
post #22 of 51
Just checkin in'. I have had the most AWFUL thrush ever!!! I eat so much yeasty stuff so that doesnt help....but it got to the point that my nipples were so badly injured they had big ole splits in them and I couldnt nurse without od'ing on ibuprofen and crying my eyes out. I got some pill and liquid probiotics that I think I will just make a part of my everyday life considering my diet and I got some liquid gold. I had to start pumping and putting it in to bottles for him and tonight we are back on the BOOB! Woohoo! I was so emotional about it I am so relieved to be nursing again even though I am not completely healed we will work it out.

Glad to hear all of you other thrushy mamas are doing well!
post #23 of 51
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Originally Posted by busybusymomma
I thought formula was contraindicated for jaundice? http://www.kellymom.com/newman/07jaundice.html
Thanks for that link, Michelle. I'm going to print it out and bring it to my ped. Sounds like breastmilk-jaundice to me ~ no action necessary!
post #24 of 51
No problem. I had to go look it up for myself because I couldn't remember for sure the details and I didn't know for sure what kind of jaundice you're dealing with, although I suspected the bm jaundice. It will save you from having to buy formula. DD1 had it the worst but it wasn't bad enough for treatment, ds had it slightly and dd2 didn't have it at all. Each pregnancy has been a bit longer and I wondered if that has anything to do with it? I'm rambling, sorry. That's what happens when I suddenly get to type with two hands! :

Nicole on the thrush, seems like everyone has it! I hope it gets better asap!

gnutter- how scary! I'm glad Wyatt is okay, I think that's another score for cosleeping though!!

Hope I didn't miss anyone. Audrey rarely lets me lay her down these days so it makes washing dishes and cooking rather interesting as those things are hard to do while wearing a baby. I did tie her on my back in the mei tai last night at 11pm out of desperation but she really just wanted to nurse again so that didn't go so well. It was easier to get her on my back than I thought it would be, but still a bit scary.
post #25 of 51
Gavin is still a calm easy baby, and at 6 weeks, he's 13 lbs! He was born at 8 lb 9 oz so he's really fattened up. He's out of 0-3m clothes already in length and height. The ped joked that I ought to turn the milk down to skim because I'm apparently making straight cream.
post #26 of 51
its so interesting that so many of us have fussy gassy babes that can't be consoled by dh this week ... thats us exactly- although little ari smiled at his papa when he got home today, so things are looking up.

Ari is waking up out of newborn-hood so much now, he's six weeks on thursday and every day is different and exciting. We've started making songs and games out of everything with brilliant witty lyrics like:

who likes to have a poopy bum?
not me! not you!
who likes to have a poopy bum?
not my baby ari.


and he thinks they're great! His little smiles are such a treasure. it makes the fussy times easier. I'm trying to pay attention to the foremilk hindmilk thing too- I think that it might be part of the problem. That and my visiting IL's love of chocolate. But on that note, its been so great having my IL's here, they are so excited to be grandparents and surprisingly keen on our AP ways...

...and I love the photos!

I caught one of babyboy smiling today- its mighty blurry but its proof he really does smile (until today he only smiled at me and at the boob!)
post #27 of 51
LOL Taisa, that is a brilliant song
When DS was a tiny baby I made up songs about him and his toys that I can still remember. Good memories.

Quick ? - how much postpartum bleeding is too much? I was spotting for a few days but today I was very surprised to see more bright red blood. I'm 13days PP if I'm counting right.
post #28 of 51
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Originally Posted by nova22
LOL Taisa, that is a brilliant song
When DS was a tiny baby I made up songs about him and his toys that I can still remember. Good memories.

Quick ? - how much postpartum bleeding is too much? I was spotting for a few days but today I was very surprised to see more bright red blood. I'm 13days PP if I'm counting right.
My bleeding was off and on, and almost disappeared several times, only to come back bright red. Now at 6 weeks pp it seems nearly gone, I am only having *barely* tinted discharge. But this varies for every woman.
post #29 of 51
That's so scary gnutter! I almost cried when I read that. I'm so glad that Wyatt's OK.

Kristina it's good to see the blood test came out fine. Time to sun that baby up huh?

Danielle she's adorable! Great pic.

Taisa we're silly song makers around here too. When I'm dead on my feet and Sayon's just a fussin' away, some of the craziness that comes out of my mouth, .

Michelle the Nursey Head here hardly ever wants to be put down either lately . If he's not sleeping then most likely there's gonna be a few things that just ain't gonna happen.

I hope to see everyone's thrush happily on the mend if it's not so already.
post #30 of 51
My pp bleeding has been different each time.

dd1: six weeks of bleeding/spotting
ds: three weeks of light bleeding (bleeding just stopped, no spotting)
dd2: three weeks of light bleeding/spotting and now I just have a little spot every day or so in my underwear (which is really bugging me cause I bought new ones and can't wait to wear them but won't until I know I'm totally done )
post #31 of 51
Amanda, at 3.5 weeks pp I figured I had stopped bleeding and was doing the happy dance for several days before it came back, and red to boot, for another couple of weeks. Now at 7 weeks pp it seems to have stopped completely. Hmmm.... we'll see.... :
post #32 of 51
Interesting about PP bleeding-- I'm not sure if I got my period yesterday or if the bright-red pretty liquid-y bleeding is still PP stuff... I'm 4.5 weeks pp and the bleeding had turned to spotting, then BAM, yesterday it started again.

It seems odd to me that I'd get my period so soon, esp since we're bf'ing....?
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by Marylizah
Interesting about PP bleeding-- I'm not sure if I got my period yesterday or if the bright-red pretty liquid-y bleeding is still PP stuff... I'm 4.5 weeks pp and the bleeding had turned to spotting, then BAM, yesterday it started again.

It seems odd to me that I'd get my period so soon, esp since we're bf'ing....?
Probably not a period, that would be really uncommon. Just lochia. You might have overdone it physically, that will get the lochia going again.
post #34 of 51
Wanted to say, Gripe Water helped us out TREMENDOUSLY with the gassy and fussiness at night. It has fennel and ginger to help ease digestion, and the chamomile to help calm. It was like a miracle! He's getting better about it now, thank goodness.

Michael also doesn't like to be put down much. I don't mind holding him at all, except you gotta pee sometimes, lol. Hopefully we're getting out of the scream-as-soon-as-your-head-lays-flat stage so I can at least go potty.
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by Brinda
Wanted to say, Gripe Water helped us out TREMENDOUSLY with the gassy and fussiness at night. It has fennel and ginger to help ease digestion, and the chamomile to help calm. It was like a miracle! He's getting better about it now, thank goodness. ..
What is gripe water, what do you do with it? Does it not destroy the "virgin gut" of bf babies?
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by boingo82
What is gripe water, what do you do with it? Does it not destroy the "virgin gut" of bf babies?
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Things are going well here for the most part...Ds is up to 10lbs..Yeah!!!!!!!
He falls in the gassy catergory to...I feel so bad for him...Other than that he is wonderful....He loves the mei tai but hates the sling...He is starting to sleep a little longer at night..YEAH!!!!!..I got mastitis AGAIN...I think my bras are to tight...I have been going braless now...Seems to be helping...

I can't believe 5 weeks have already gone by....I feel like a bad mom though...With Adrock I took a picture almost every day...With Judah...I have taken maybe 2 of him ...I need to get on that...They grow to fast...

Funny thing...I am nursing Judah in bed this morning..My cat comes and lays on him and tries to start nursing too ..and here I thought the mama saying the dogs smell her boobs was joking!!!!!!!!!!

OK...enough rambling
post #37 of 51
My babe is now 2w 2d old it does seem to go so fast. I have a question. My first three kids never spit up. Little Anna however does about once a day. The problem is if she does it while laying down it gets in her nose and she stops breathing. It takes a few min of frantic suctioning before she takes a gasp of air and starts crying with mommy. I have never experienced this before. I took her in and they prescribed zantac but I haven't given it to her yet as all the info I found on it says it doesn't prevent puking it only reduces the acid so it doesn't hurt the baby. Has anyone had experience similar? It makes it so I can't put her down I keep her upright on me all the time even at night and I am wearing down bad as I can't get good sleep. Other than that she is an excellent baby she won't let daddy hold her though without screaming. Oh well.
post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by Anakna4
My babe is now 2w 2d old it does seem to go so fast. I have a question. My first three kids never spit up. Little Anna however does about once a day. The problem is if she does it while laying down it gets in her nose and she stops breathing. It takes a few min of frantic suctioning before she takes a gasp of air and starts crying with mommy. I have never experienced this before. I took her in and they prescribed zantac but I haven't given it to her yet as all the info I found on it says it doesn't prevent puking it only reduces the acid so it doesn't hurt the baby. Has anyone had experience similar? It makes it so I can't put her down I keep her upright on me all the time even at night and I am wearing down bad as I can't get good sleep. Other than that she is an excellent baby she won't let daddy hold her though without screaming. Oh well.
I haven't experienced that. My oldest never spit up, but Gavin does. He does not aspirate it or have breathing problems though, just chokes a little once in a while. I can see how that would be worrying. Not to mention exhausting. Do you have to keep her totally upright or could you set her in a swing to get some rest? I would see a doctor about the breathing.
post #39 of 51
Well, I had a friend who's baby had reflux and apnea but it doesn't sound like your baby quits breathing until she chokes on the spitup, right?

A visit to the chiropractor has cut Audrey's spitting up (it was sometimes projectile) by 95%.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by *andiflipping*
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He loves the mei tai but hates the sling...
Audrey too! She does great in the mei tai but doesn't like the pouch a'tall.
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