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Old 11-08-2005, 04:44 PM
 
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and henhao, glad to hear that you are in a good place about everything, at least right at this minute... 2 sounds like your little one is thriving because she has the best mama who loves her very much. i know you started back to work a couple of weeks ago, but how are feeling about work AND mothering AND milk supply things? just a friendly neighborhood reminder to take care of yourself as you need to and recharge...

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ds prefers breast to bottle. he will NOT take a bottle from me at all so if he needs one dh has to come home and give it to him. i eat oatmeal every day for breakfast and take fenugreek as well as drink lots of mothers milk tea. i've got 2 pumps, an Avent one and a Purely Yours electric. i tried the pumping route for the first 2 months but i don't respond to them, rarely getting more than an ounce from both sides. i'm working on getting a script for Reglan, my doctor is out today so we'll find out tomorrow. i know several people who have had great results with it. as for solids already, it's not the route i wanted to go but ds is much happier on them. he eats a variety of fruits and veggies and has been doing well. he still nurses atleast 10 times a day though as well as numerous times through out the night. both my mom and my grandma (her mom) suffered from low milk supply problems and ended switching to formula. i'm hoping that with the resources available now i won't have to go that route. *crosses fingers*

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dh is working late...i just got done feeding ds with an eyedropper...this was not a good day...i'm supposed to here about my Reglan tomorrow *crosses fingers*

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Hello ladies! I admit, it's a bit difficult to join this tribe My dd is two and a half months old and is 3 oz above birth weight right now. We've been exclussively breastfeeding...until today.
I trust our Ped. very much, and today he asked us to supplement. For the past week I have been weighing Hosanna before and after feedings, and pumping at the same time. It's become obvious its not her, it's me and my milk supply.

Doctor says it's probably due to stress...oi.

I'm taking fenugreek, drinking mothermilk tea, eatting oatmeal, bathing with the babe...all these ideas that hopefully will help.

Has anyone successfully went from supplementing to exclussively breastfeeding?
and what about supplements? Right now we're giving her similac, but I'm wanting to give her goatsmilk. I know that it needs to be watered down...but I'm not sure how much...anyone know?

Anyway, I'm happy for this tribe. it's good to have support. (hi sweetpotato from xanga! )
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Gracious,

My personal response would be to ask for domperidone as well as continuing to do everything you are doing. Pump as often as you can and nurse as often as you can. Use a supplemental nursing system (SNS) to deliver the formula and expressed breastmilk. This increases your stimulation. Maybe you should have a blood work-up done to see if there are any obvious metabolic issues that, once resolved, could change your milk supply. Also, has the child's suck been evaluate d to make sure she's stimulating you properly? If she's not efficiently moving milk and stimulating the nipple properly, this could also affect your supply.

And yes, many many women have moved from supplementing to exclusive breastfeeding, and with much older babies than yours. You can do this, keep at it and keep asking questions.

BTW, have you seen a lactation consultant? You need to get in to see one ASAP as well as get a referral to a speech language pathologist to have the baby's suck evaluated.

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Thanks leosmama for the great info!!!
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Helly everyone.
I haven't posted to this thread before... and perhaps I should have because the past several months have been quite a ride. We're finally in a fairly good place and things have settled, but I do have a question about Domperidone for anyone that may be following this thread and has experienced it.

I've been taking it for a week now. I did read that a side-effect was crampiness, but has anyone here had a problem with it? It's finally getting better, but I hurt so bad most of this time that I was genuinely starting to become worried that something was wrong. Is there a point where too much pain might be something to worry about, beyond the realm of normal side-effects? I've been downing raspberry leaf tea and I also drank some Smart Water (at the suggestion of a friend because of electrolytes... I don't know too much about that). Today has been much better, though I notice that it's usually the worst right before I go to bed, so there is time left for me I seem to notice that if I do take it a half hour before eating that it is better (which I know is recommended anyhow, though supposedly because it's main use is for reflux).

Also, did anyone experience delayed periods?

One of the things that's very slightly on the back of my mind is the big what-if I was pregnant and didn't know it, and now I'm taking this drug that I shouldn't be? I don't think I am, and I certainly wasn't trying... but after those mean cramps, I'm just a little paranoid.

I know I'm asking a lot of questions-- if nobody here has an idea, maybe I'll post it as a separate thread and see if I get anything.

TIA!

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and what about supplements? Right now we're giving her similac, but I'm wanting to give her goatsmilk. I know that it needs to be watered down...but I'm not sure how much...anyone know?
I second the advice to see a qualified lactation consultant (find one with the IBCLC certification at www.ilca.org) and have your baby's latch/suck evaluated.

It is definitely possible for many women to move from supplementation to full breastfeeding, but it's a very individual thing. It really depends on the reasons for low supply and whether your treatment measures work.

As far as formula vs. goat's milk - there is a myth that goat's milk is "the closest thing to human breastmilk." That's simply not true. Probably the closest thing to human breastmilk would be chimpanzee or gorilla breastmilk but goat's milk is much much more like cow's milk than it is like human milk and is not appropriate for baby humans in unprocessed form. If you have to supplement your baby, use donated breastmilk from a mama you know and trust or use formula.

I think the organic formulas are preferable to the mainstream ones, and you can fortify them with powdered probiotics and omega-3s if you want to.

Please read up on goat's milk here before giving your dd any, whether or not you dilute it: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mi...pplements.html

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Using goat's milk before 6 months or regular use between 6 and 12 months is not recommended. Goat's milk is no more appropriate to give baby than cow's milk. If you need to supplement and breastmilk is not available, formulas are a more nutritionally complete product. There are several comparisons of goat vs. cow vs. human milk in the links below. Using this information, goat milk is much closer in composition to cow milk than human milk. Goat's milk is high in sodium (like cow's milk) and is very high in chloride and potassium, which makes the renal solute load too high for babies. This can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and can result in anemia and poor growth (these problems are usually undetected until months later). Goat milk is also deficient in folic acid, which can lead to megaloblastic anemia. Also, infants who are allergic to cow's milk protein are often allergic to goat's milk too.

While it's true that whole goats milk (and whole cow's milk) was commonly used prior to the advent of infant formulas it is also true that the infant mortality and morbidity rate during the times of such substitutions was very high.
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another wonderful MDC mama in sending me an SNS! yay!

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another wonderful MDC mama in sending me an SNS! yay!
Oh, that's wonderful. You've needed one for awhile now. Once you get used to using it, you'll find it will help your relationship with your son immensely. Yay!


If you find you need any help or pointers on getting it set up and using it (it can be rather 'fiddly') please post here and we'll all help ASAP.

Good Luck, I'm so excited for you!
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Thanks for the information on the goatsmilk! I had heard that it was the "next best thing" Obviously, I need to do more research...I really really hate giving my babe corn syrupy formula..bleh bleh bleh. And our natural food store doesn't carry any baby formula...

Leosmama~ Thanks for the information. My babe's life started out in the NICU. (meconium asperation/pnemonia) she's had dr's in her life from the get go...which is why our ped let her go so long with exclussively breastfeeding. We've seen two Lc's...and we're seeing one again tomarrow. We've seen two other doctors besides her ped, and we're seeing a specialist tomarrow.
One LC said that she thinks that Hosanna is not sucking properly...but I'm only pumping about .5oz in 5 minuets...and then nothing after that. so we'll see what this other LC says.
Over the last week we have weighed her before and after feedings...at first she was gaining only 1.5oz at the feeding...by the end of the week she was gaining 3oz at each feeding...plus munching afterward (she's a big muncher)

On the bloodwork subject, I'm sorry do you mean her get bloodwork, or me? someone thought maybe her metoblism was fast...I guess there's still a lot of questions eh?
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as for the goat's milk, the information there is good. i did notice, however, that they are all from western medicine sources like nutritionists, physicians (MDs) & businesses. they do not include sources for naturopaths research & information or others. and although the information is correct for goat's milk by itself, most do not give information about goat's milk supplemented with oils and other supplements.

we primarily used donated breastmilk and my own pumped breastmilk to supplement our son, but also decided to use supplemented goat's milk as an additional food when necessary. when mixing it, we added a flax seed/ sunflower seed oil, folic acid, and iron (every 3rd day). although we have a history of food allergies in our families, there are no cow's milk or other dairy allergies so introducing goat's milk was not a huge concern. also note, however, that we did not start supplementing until our son was over 4 months old.

i understand that it is a very personal decision, but i just wanted to point out some of these things.

to answer bjorker's questions, i did not experience crampiness when i used domperidone. is it a uterine/ lower belly crampiness or a digestive system crampiness?

as for delayed periods, are you referring to getting your periods back after baby is born? or are you referring to longer cycles after your periods have already been back? i did not get my first period back until our son was turning one year old, and although i had a longer first cycle, all my others since have been 27-28 days.

as for the pregnancy thoughts, those went through my mind as well, and i actually went so far as to take a pregnancy test to alleviate my concerns. would taking a pregnancy test help quell your thoughts?

and yay for the sns, anabellee! do you have an lc that will show you how to use it and give you her tips & tricks? it's definitely a pain to get a handle on when you are first using it, but if you are needing to use it long term, give it a month or so before you make a decision about using it or not using it.

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while i was typing, more posts came up...

gracious, i think she was referring to having your bloodwork done to rule out any hormone concerns like low prolactin levels or low thyroid hormones. did your baby have the pku test done? because that tests for the rare metabolic disorders that would be a concern about her...

sending you all hugs...

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gracious you can order organic formula cheaper online than in any store, at babyorganic.com . It has no corn syrup, but rather brown rice syrup. And it doesn't stink or taste nasty, it's actually rather pleasant, believe it or not. Guess someone actually thought about the fact that breast milk does taste nice and babies might like that. It has dha/aha/ara/whatever the good acids are in it.

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One LC said that she thinks that Hosanna is not sucking properly...but I'm only pumping about .5oz in 5 minuets...and then nothing after that.
Gracious, when you say 'but I'm only pumping...'. You're blaming your low supply on the lack of gain, rather than her (possibly) poor suck causing your low supply. If she doesn't stimulate you properly and doesn't empty your breasts, you will make less milk. It has nothing to do with how much you can pump (many moms with roly-poly, highly efficient nurslings can get nothing from a pump) or even with how much milk you have. If she has a poor, disorganized suck, she will decrease your supply.

What sort of specialist are you going to be meeting with?

I totally agree with Claudia about the bloodwork. If you have low prolactin levels, or thyroid problems, that could definitely affect your milk supply.

Alright, you know what to do: check the suck, pump milk, take herbs, take med's?, skin-to-skin contact, love your babe, get bloodwork, get an SNS, get some organic formula.
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Thanks everyone!
The specialist we are seeing tomarrow is a pediatric specialist. He's going to try to rule out any other issues that might be present. This appointment was set up before we had realized that it was transfering the milk that was a problem. It'll be nice though to know it's nothing else.

I looked at organic formula...oi vey! that's expensive! ah well, it's for the lady

My biggest fear right now is that Hosanna will like the bottle more then me because she is getting something from the bottle...someone just tell me that that won't happen.

I let you all know how it goes!!! Thanks again for all your support!
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to answer bjorker's questions, i did not experience crampiness when i used domperidone. is it a uterine/ lower belly crampiness or a digestive system crampiness?

as for delayed periods, are you referring to getting your periods back after baby is born? or are you referring to longer cycles after your periods have already been back?
They've mostly been abdominal cramps, pretty much exactly like a bad period-- and sometimes leg cramps, right before I go to bed. They're definately finally tapering off, but for about 4 days there... not fun. Most every site I look at has the same information and does list that as I side effect. Some sites said it was rare, but those sites said all the side effects were some form of rare (very rare, extremely rare, whatever).

As far as the period goes, I'm talking about Domperidone affecting it-- making the cycle longer. A few websites mentioned that it could alter menstruation, and I'm pretty sure I should have started by now. Obviously I need to pay better attention because I'm not too sure.

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as for the pregnancy thoughts, those went through my mind as well, and i actually went so far as to take a pregnancy test to alleviate my concerns. would taking a pregnancy test help quell your thoughts?
Yeah, I thinky I will be doing that now. Might as well put the mind at ease (or alternatively, get off the meds!)


Thanks!

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Another low supply mama here. My babe only gained 5 oz in the last 3 weeks. Some say she is just small, because wshe has enough pees and poops and is generally very happy, but something tells it is not quite right. The midwife suggested supplamenting, but I havn't done that yet-a friend is hopefully going to give me some bmilk tomorrow. I just got a pump and have been pumping after almost every feedind (how do I do that when out running errands?). I only get about an ounce , which I gave to dd in a litttle cup (she is 4 mos). She REALLY wanted it. My midwife thinks if dd wasn't so laid back she would complain of hunger more. I was thinking I would give her the ebm (friends or mine)ina dental syringe while nursing-I really don't want to do the SNS-I hope to get my supply up-I nursed ds, so it is doable, right? (although I had a low supply with him too, but he gained a little faster)
I am also doing teas, tinctures, will be getting acupuncture, chiropracter and trying to keeep up the calories. I think that is the hardest one for me.
We do not drink cow milk or eat soy. If my friend is unable to give me enough bmilk, does any one know anything about a goat milk formula?
Thanks. And sending strength your way, mamas...
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Hi. I just noticed your goat milk info TurboClaudia, thanks for that. I think we will have to start tomorrow. I was thinking we would start with about 8 oz spread throughout the day. Any advice? Or input on the dental syringe?
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LeosMama -- Try this link . Ofoto was bought by Kodak and they must have changed some things. That link used to work!
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Henhao,

No, it still wants me to give a login. I guess I could signup, as there seems to be a lot of mamas here who use that service.
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Hi there! Just wanted to say hello again. I'm on Domperidone and have NO side effects - no cramping...nothing! Reglan, on the other hand, is horrible for me! It makes me feel flu-like and "drugged." I get very out of it when on Reglan. It makes me sick just thinking about it. The problem is Dom. is expensive and Reglan is covered by my insurance company. Right now I'm alternating days - Dom one day, Reglan the next, etc... We only have 5 more months to make it a year so I'm hoping my budget will allow me to go to strictly Dom for 5 months.

For supplementing we use Enfamil Lipil. It seems to agree with her stomache and she's having no problems. A good friend of mine suggested Carnation formula since it's cheaper and supposedly easier to digest, but when we tried it, she :Puke .

There is some research out there (Dr. Newman's) on supplementing with solids to get away from formula supplements. I've emailed Dr. Newman and he said DD is a good candidate for it. Her pediatrician gave me the go ahead to try, but I'm a little tentative since the SNS is working so good for us.

Um.....someone posted that the baby would certainly be crying if he/she were hungry. Not always the case. DD was the most content newborn. Nursed for 20 min. every 3 hours and slept 6-8 hours at night. Who could ask for anything better? Turns out it was all due to "failure to thrive" She was losing so much weight she had no energy to cry, nurse, etc... She even slept through her heel being pricked. It was then that even 2 LLL Leaders told me to supplement!

Having bloodwork done is good - in my case I know now that I have low prolactin levels. It's sad and domperidone helps, but I may never be able to exclusively give a baby breastmilk. However, I do exclusively breast-FEED because I'm using an SNS for each feeding and NOT a bottle!
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Hi there! Just wanted to say hello again. I'm on Domperidone and have NO side effects - no cramping...nothing! Reglan, on the other hand, is horrible for me! It makes me feel flu-like and "drugged."
Sigh. Well as my partner pointed out, I have a "sensitive body" I was able to feel my pregnancy at the beginning... right about the time it would have started showing up on a test. And I hadn't been TTC, so I wasn't looking for symptoms, lol.
I'm sorry the Reglan messes you up so bad, that's exactly why I pretty much refused to try it. Domperidone is rather spendy, but to me the lack of wacky side effects is worth the $50 for 300mg of it. Though those cramps still kicked my butt! Sure glad I'm feeling better.

Thanks for responding. I must just be weird. Big suprise there!

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I have a horrible cold, and at the same time my milk is almost down to nothing when I pump. I am NOT taking any decongestants or anything but Tylenol.

Could my illness be causing the lowered milk supply (lower than my normal low)??

TIA!!

PS. For anyone that needs to take reglan, I am not having any sides effects, FYI. I wish insurance would pay for domperidone though.
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Yes, your illness could be affecting your supply.

Drink more water. Drink enough water that you're peeing at LEAST once an hour. This ensures your body is adequately hydrated. It takes a lot of water to fight an illness, and a lot of water to make milk, and a lot of water to run your body.
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adrienne: definitely the illness and the stress of the illness could be having the effect of lowering your milk supply. question for you: are you also taking fenugreek? another local mama friend had just bought a new bottle before being at peace with her choice to formula feed her almost 3 month old twins instead of pumping her own mama's milk. she asked me if i wanted it... let me know if you want it.

henhao: is that a link you emailed yourself from ofoto/kodak or is that a cut/paste from the browser bar? 'cause you need to email yourself the photo album link in order for others to be able to see your pics.

and who was it asking about goat's milk formula? what else do you want to know about it? i will try to find our "recipe" that includes amounts.

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Hello everyone
Yesterday we went to see the specialist and the LC. The LC said things look good (no poor suck, good latch) She also believes it's due to stress (too many doctors/nurses, not enough time to just enjoy being a mom) I've never thought of myself as a stressed person, but I guess in this case my body is saying otherwise! :
So we saw the specialist...Hosanna weighed 8.2#...on Tuesday at her doctor's appointment she weighed 7.6# That's a 9 oz gain!!! Now I know scales can differ a bit, but I highly doubt it can differ 8 or 9 oz...it's bittersweet, I'm so thrilled that she is gaining...but it hurts my feelings it's not from me...sigh.
Other then that the doctor told us to "keep doing what we're doing" and had her get a heel stick to check for anemia *just in case* and that was about it.


We're still researching goatsmilk, I've found that it lacks b12 and Folic acid, but I still don't know how much water/goatsmilk is needed for a babe. hmmm.
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No, it still wants me to give a login. I guess I could signup, as there seems to be a lot of mamas here who use that service.
That stinks! It used to be people could just view them. -- urgh! --

Thanks Claudia--I'm editing this note to add that the link in sig now works!!
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Um.....someone posted that the baby would certainly be crying if he/she were hungry. Not always the case. DD was the most content newborn. Nursed for 20 min. every 3 hours and slept 6-8 hours at night. Who could ask for anything better? Turns out it was all due to "failure to thrive"
Yep, happened to me too! Nice to know I'm not alone in that.
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