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#1 of 14 Old 01-04-2009, 08:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I was happy to celebrate not needing supplements anymore and not even needing pumped milk at the end of the night!! Well that lasted till friday and now hes starving, or atleast acting like it all the time. I have him on the breast a good part of the day and as soon as he "done" I go to burp him or set him down and hes instantly starving again. and will nurse for another 30 mintues..only to repeat it over. I am pumping and hand expressing and nothing is coming out after he feeds...so I know hes emptying them. I am thinking of getting a infant digital scale! I need to know what hes getting and what hes not. hes 7 weeks old and I'm not sure what could be going on.

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I haven't seen any previous threads from you. Can you give more history? Did you have breast surgery? Are you having supply issues? Is this a preemie? Sounds like a growth spurt to me. Why so much pumping, etc?

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My first thought is a growth spurt.

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Gavin was born ay 38 weeks, he had a major case of jaundice and went from 6.13 at birth to 5.11 he is now 8lbs 10oz.
No breast surgery, but I am taking more milk special blend, fenugreek and Domperidone to keep my supply up. I went from needing to give him 8-16 oz of supplement to giving him none! and now things are flipping on me. I cant even pump because everything im making is going right to him and it still seems like its not enough, So I have been giving him my stashed milk to hold him over...and thats not even seeming to work. I just dont want my stash to run out and here I'm stuck giving him formula, so ive been trying to just keep him on the breast all day everyday until I can't take it anymore, then I give him a oz or two of frozen milk.
The reason that I am pumping is because of the DPD and I was told that I needed to act as though I was nursing twins inorder for the DPD to do me any good.
The bad part is my pump broke last week and im waiting to get a new one as they are expensive.

so for now im using a hand pump and trying to figure out why hes acting this way now. hes had me up all night the last 3 nights... hell nurse and then pull off and root, scream, grunt...relatch. and then eventually fall asleep. so if i leave him there its ok for about an hour then he starts over..but if i even think of moving him or me just a little he wakes and starts over then.... this is leading to long nights, and I feel like I'm starting all over again.
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Sound like a growth spurt. My DD went through periods where she was latched on 20 out of 24 hours a day!! I nursed her in the sling so I could get up and move around. The sling I liked best that kept her closest to the breast was by Sprout Pouch. Mother's Blend Tea (by Traditional Medicinals) really upped my supply. I did two tea bags per cup three times per day and was producing enough for twins. That was after starting out with low milk supply. Sounds like you're doing fine Mama. Remember to take deep breaths to calm yourself. Stress hormones will decrease your milk supply. Best Wishes.

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I agree with the other posters it sounds like a growth spurt. I remember DS having one around 6 weeks and it seemed like he was on my breast 24/7.
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Definitely growth spurt. DS had it at around 6 weeks - he was glued to me non-stop for a few days.
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Chiming in to vote growth spurt. We just got through this and for about three days I thought I was going to lose my mind. The baby was attached to me constantly and screamed hysterically if I put him down even for a second.

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Thanks ladies! I ordered a scale and I'm hoping that in a few days this all settles down!!
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Where did you get the info about pumping for dpd to work? the MMSB with fenugreek on top may be enough. lots of fluids, let baby nurse, and honeslty... I'd stop pumping. This coming from a mama with breast surgery and supply issues with my first. GOod luck.

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i tried it alone and nothing worked till my doctor gave me the script for dpd. and ive been with out a pump for a week and now this. I was told that i need tol be keeping mt breasts empty in order to see the full effect of dpd.
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I think your doctor was given some wrong information. First of all, your breasts are never "empty." Second of all, you have to be taking like 100 dpd for it to cause a side effect of galactorrhea. Lastly, pumping works by stimulating receptors in your breast that send a chemical signal to your brain that sends a different chemical to a different receptor in a different part of your breast that tells it to make more milk. I really think you could drop the pumping and be fine. It can be sooo discouraging to see nothing come from a pump, especially if you are used to seeing something from the pump, but the pump is not a good indicator for what babe is getting. I have an OVER supply with my last kiddo and get nothing from the pump. Some people stop responding to it. Have you been to LLL or contacted an IBCLC? At this point I'd tell you to nurse nurse nurse, rest, fluids and give your boobies a rest from the pump if you were a client (I'm a CLE).

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yep i have been in contact with a few different LC's regularly. I am taking 35 mg of DPD 3 times a day and have seen a huge difference since taking that amount, like going from needing 12-16 oz of supplement a day to none. i started taking it 3 weeks ago and it has been a huge help.

I guess I should have said as empty as possible... cause there is a difference. a Full breast doesnt need more milk... if that makes what i was trying to say more understandable.

I am pumping to build a stash and to keep my supply going since my little guy tends to fall asleep at the breast so after waking him a few times i just pump to empty them further.

Either way I was just unsure why I would go from fine to not fine.... Growth spurt is what im going to go with.

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