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Originally Posted by 3babiesin2years
1.So of course she gained weight when we went to the dr. He was very happy about it. We were discussing what I had been doing and such.
2.He told me that she was losing more calories by nursing than she was getting from the breastmilk.
3.Then we are discussing the fact that she is 3 months old and has started rolling across the room already and is scooting backwards.
4.he says something to the effect that it is only by the grace of God that she is doing as well cognitively as she is considering that she was malnourished when we were not giving her formula.
5.He basically said the formula is putting weight on her so why continue to nurse?
6.Also he was falling all over himself b/c he knows this is all b/c of her being tongue tied. He was talking about how hard it is to see in a baby and how he just sent a newborn to the ENT last week for it just to be safe.
7.The other thing with the ped today was he commented on how she is behind on her shots.
Originally Posted by mollyeilis
The thrashing around at the breast, in our case, signified he was going for another let down. He'd pull off, pop back on, pull way out to there with nipple still in his mouth, go back in...thrash and cry and act like he wanted to get down then want to have more...and inside of 5 minutes, whammo, more milk. Is it *at all* possible this is going on?
Originally Posted by HerthElde
I would say for the average mama who is in good health, it probably doesn't make much of a difference what she eats, you're right. Me, I'm pretty poor at absorbing nutrients, and quite nutrient deficient right now, so if I don't prepare my food in such a way as to maximize digestibility and nutrient absorption, I notice a HUGE effect in both my energy level and mood. After 9 months of nursing dd, I was in really rough shape, and may not have made it nursing much longer had I not discovered Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Unfortunately, their information on breastfeeding is rather poor, but the information on nutrient absorption and food preparation, as well as the benefits of a higher fat diet and the fallacies of the lipid hypothesis and such have been incredibly valuable to me. Dd started doing much better as soon as I started to prepare my foods in an easily assimilatable way . . . basically, if mama doesn't have a nutrient in her system, baby isn't going to get it either. Nutrition is an entire concert of enzymes, vitamins and minerals all working together to help each other become absorbed. Additives in the "food" that sits in our supermarket shelves cause nutrient depletion, and IMO, so can a low-fat diet. In my case, I was severly fat-deprived, deprived of fat-soluble vitamins, and absolutely needed to increase my intake. I've learned to follow my cravings, and I've fewer health problems now (was heading to arthritis with curled toes and numb ankle and hands, all better most of the time, kidneys were hurting all the time, rarely hurt now, and I could go on like this . . . and I'm only 26, btw)
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