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#181 of 442 Old 05-02-2008, 01:45 AM
 
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What jumped out at me from your post is that this all seems to stem from a latch issue. It would seem logical to try to pinpoint the cause of the poor latch. Two places I would start are CST (cranio-sacral therapy) and evaluation for tight frenulum (tongue-tie).

Here is a link with more info on CST: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/cst.html

Here is a link with more info on tongue-tie: http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...tonguetie.html

One other resource might be consulting with a breastfeeding-friendly Occupational Therapist or Speech Therapist to see if he needs oral motor therapy to improve his suck. Here is a link to a page where you can read about normal and abnormal lip & tongue movements to see if any of this sounds like your little one: http://www.beckmanoralmotor.com/patterns.htm

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Ohhhh Mamabird. Hugs to you
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Mommabird--yes--please check for tongue tie.

also, one thing that stands out to me is the relative lack of change in your breasts during pregnancy. This can be a sign of insufficient glandular tissue (IGT). If you have PCOS, that's a clue, too. google breast hypoplasia to see if you might fit this diagnosis.

but as for domperidone, it does work for many, many women. and the nursing relationship is so worth it--fight for it. And remember that it doesn't have to be all or nothing to be a success. YOU define what success is, and any bm you give your little one is a gift.

good luck--keep us posted!
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Thanks for the support, ladies.

Aran is up to 9lbs., 7oz. at 5wks. from his birth weight of 8lbs., 11oz.

I had the ped. NP asses him for tongue tie and he definitely is not.

I am getting over a bout of mastitis. It's left me virtually dried up.

I'm feeling lower than I ever have.

Aran will latch on, SNS is full and flowing, and he will either suck for a few minutes and stop and just sit there, or he'll suck for a bit and fall asleep.

I have been trying my hardest to do what the LC said - as soon as he stops actively sucking to take him off the breast and get him awake and alert and then relatch him. I'm supposed to do that every single time he stops actively sucking to "train" him that my breasts are for food only.

I understand the logic, but that makes a feeding take 3+ hours and in that time he still doesn't get enough milk to be satisfied and it just bleeds right into his next feeding. I never get a break unless he falls asleep and he's never full.

I also never really have time to pump after each feeding to build my supply, since I generally have no idea when one feeding stops and the next starts.

When I take him off the breast he just screams and screams. He rarely takes a pacifier, and occasionally will suck on one of my fingers.

His latch isn't terrible, but I just don't feel like he takes in enough of my breast. I'm usually not in any pain when he latches, but I know he could have more of my breast in his mouth.

I've been trying to manipulate his mouth when he's not on the breast to try and get him to learn to open wider, but it's not working.

The only time I've ever seen a look of satisfaction on my son's face is after he's had a bottle. That hurts me emotionally. It makes me really sad to know that I can't satisfactorily feed him at my breast.

I can't even pump enough to feed him. After using hot compresses, breast massage, pumping 10min.(with a Medela PISA), and then manually expressing until virtually nothing comes out I still am lucky to get 1.5oz. - even if he hasn't nursed in 3 hours. Usually I'll pump about an ounce total in a 10 minute session.

He generally needs 3-4oz. per feeding and some days he eats every 2 hours. Though sometimes he just eats constantly - a paci won't help, my breasts won't help, and the bottle must consistently be added to or he goes ballistic.

DH and I are at our wits' end.

I want very much to breastfeed him. I would be ok with exclusively pumping, but I would really rather feed him at my breast.

To do either though, it really seems like Dpd is my only hope. I'm taking arseloads of fenugreek and drinking gallons of water and eating well and trying to rest as much as I can. I'm getting a little tired of smelling like pancakes and having little to show for it.

Aran is almost 6 weeks old and every LC I've seen has siad he should be "getting it" by now.

I feel doomed to giving up. I've seen FOUR LCs, and I still can't et my supply up or satisfy my son. I just don't know what to do any more.

I don't know if I can make it through another month while I wait for the Dpd to ship and then start working.


ETA: I don't think my breasts are hypoplastic. They're small and sort of cone shaped. I'm an A cup. I'm still an A cup, even when I'm "engorged."

I'm debating taking him in for craniosacral therapy, but it's another huge co-pay, and it may not work.
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alot of babies dont "get it" ntil they are older than 6 weeks.
and 6 weeks is prime time for growth spurt, so he is going to be HUNGRY all the time. its normall and natural for him to want/need to nurse all the time. frustrating and exhausting, but normal and natural.
are you seeing hospital LCs or IBCLCs?
have you checked out jack newmans page for latching help?
really once your son gets a good deep latch your supply is going to jump.
if you dont want to wait for dpd you could order some shatavari.
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i LOVE the name Aoife!!!!
we did CST with Niamh and it helped TONS!!!!! if your insurance covers your son, and you have an infant CST practitioner in the area, DO IT! seriously Niamh was a flaily screaming angry baby til she got CST then she calmed right down. it also helped her latch tons!
also she would be at the breast almost all day long, even with the Lact-Aid supplimenting at the breast. she was just a needy nurser. till about... hmm 11 weeks. then she would take 20-45 breaks between nursings. now she can go almost 2 hours at 9mo.
some babies just need the boobs

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SO do you think I'm crazy to be trying to "train" Aran that boobs are for food?

I feel bad not letting him comfort nurse, but the IBCLC I've been consulting with of late seems to think he doesn't need it and that letting him do it all the time has made him "content to under eat" to the point that he'd rater just suck and fall asleep than actually eat a meal.

I guess I need to stop obsessing about how long it takes him to eat.

It makes me feel a lot better that Niamh would feed for hours, even when your supplementer was full. It can take Aran 3 hours to finish it sometimes, and it's only got 2 or 3 oz. in it!

This is probably the only time I'll ever wish my kid better modeled the "average."
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you cant train a newborn any better than you can train a snail. thats just my opinion on that.
if your son needs to nurse, nurse him! follow his cues.
Niamh cant sleep without a boob in her mouth, and know what... thats OK! she is getting her rest, getting milk, and we are getting special bonding time together. so, where is the negative?
sounds like your LC isnt very AP.

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I went to a New Moms Group meeting near me today. They had an LC on hand and a sensitive scale.

He's now just under 10lbs. So he's up give or take 6oz. in 4 days on nursing and formula, but mostly formula.

We did a before and after weigh in and he's taking about 2oz. from me now! I'm super excited that he's getting double what he was just 2 weeks ago, but also sad because he needs 4-5oz. per feeding, so I'm only making about 1/2 of what he needs still. Though it's better than only 1/3.

So I BFed him earlier for about an hour (at that point he wasn't staying latched for long on either breast so I did some compression and then got him a bottle) and then instead of giving him 3oz. I gave him only 2. He did OK. He was still acting hungry, but I gave him a Soothie and put him in the swing and he did alright for a while. I think next time I'll do 2.5oz. instead of only 2.

I've decided that I'm going to use part of the $100 gift cert. we got for amazon.com to order some shatavari and maybe some more fenugreek.

The LC recommended we take him to a SLP to assess his oral motor skills since his suck seems weak. I'm scheduling an appt. tomorrow. She said CST may be helpful, so I'm going to try and find an infant specialist for a consult.

As soon as my stimulus check gets deposited I'm ordering the dom.

Things are on the up for us it seems.

P.S. Tiffany, it's so awesome that you're able to BFAR!
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it IS so awesome. i am determined to BFAR #2, since i had CRAP advice and failed miserably at BFARing #1.

if you would rather use human milk instead of formula folow the milk share link in my sig.

also, have you considered not counting ounces and just going by his hunger, nursing needs, and diaper output? that way, if you are a "need to count" type of person, you can count his diapers, and number of feedings instead of the oz you are putting into him. he should be having 4-7wet disposable or 8-10 wet cloth diapers, and at least 1 bowel movement a day. so, next time you feed him, you could nurse him both sides, with compressions, twice each, then if he still wants to suckle and is fussy give him his soothy in the swing see if that calms him, and if it does, he isnt hungry still, just wants to suckle (which is ok for him to do on you if both of you are happy with it) then when he starts to get fussy try to nurse him again. the more he is on the breast, the more you are going to make. so every feed, or even half feed, of formula you are giving him in a bottle, thats a feed or half feed that he isnt stimulating your breasts.
remember breasts are never ever fully empty, they are always producing. some of us produce more, faster than others, i am not one of the more/faster type of producers, and thats ok. we dont have to be, we feed our babies more often, for longer periods of time, and use at the breast supplimenters to stimulate our supply, and we just keep on producing.

dont take the shatavari and the dom together, but you can take either with the herbs. goats rue, blessed thistle, nettles, and alfalfa are all great galactogues. so are oats. so a bowl of oatmeal or cheerios for breakfast, and a nice oatmeal cookie after lunch should help tons too

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Mommabird,
I wonder how you figure he needs 4-5 oz/feeding. If it's based on what it takes to satisfy him in a bottle, you may be overestimating his needs. Babies suck down bottles so fast, they don't feel satisfied until they've overeaten. Along with the nutritive value of milk, babies have a need to suck, and bottle feeding doesn't permit that as easily as nursing. Average intake for a breastfed baby your son's age is 25oz/day. If you feed him 10 times a day (and I suspect you're closer to 11 or 12 feeding/day), he might be getting 20 ounces, or 22, or 24. Of course, your milk supply varies throughout the day, so you can't assume you always produce 2 oz/feeding--in the mornings, you might be making 3 oz, in the evenings, maybe only 1 oz.

Next time you give him a bottle after nursing, consider giving only 1oz, then nurse him again to allow him the chance to comfort suck and see if he's satisfied. I'd ignore the advice to limit the baby's time at the breast. That's the advice my ped gave me, too, and I think it's off the mark. Babies know what they need.

I've heard great things about CST. From what I understand, CST isn't like chiropractic, where you tend to have to go back multiple times in order to have good, lasting results. You might need a few sessions, but I wouldn't imagine you'd need ongoing therapy.

Your situation sounds like mine--my son wanted to be attached constantly, but he nursed maybe 1/2 the time he was latched on. (And the pumping--don't you love how LCs tell us to pump as if it's the easiest thing in the world?) He's slow growing, and I have lowish supply, but I stopped supplementing him with formula last month and he seems to be doing well.

Are you familiar with kellymom? really good resouces there...
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I got 4-5oz. because I now know he gets about 2oz. from me and then he was taking a 3oz. bottle after a feeding.

He used to only get a 2oz. bottle, but about 2 weeks ago he started acting hungry still after he finished the bottle (we stopped using the SNS because he'd nurse for 3 hours and still not finish what was in it, but then act hungry when I took him off the breast). He'd smack his lips, stick out his tongue, and root until he got more bottle.

We upped his supplement to 3oz., thinking it was related to a growth spurt, and he would eat and be content - or fall asleep.

I have never seen my son be contently full and really awake. He will nurse for over an hour (sometimes multiple hours if I feel up to it) and still be hungry. I'll give him a bottle afterwards and he will either fall asleep after eating or still act hungry.

Sometimes we are able to get him to take a paci or one of our clean fingers and he'll suck for a bit and drift off to sleep.

If this child is awake and not on my boob or with a bottle in his mouth then he is constantly acting hungry. He will smack his lips, root, stick out his tongue, mouth the air, do all the classic hungry cues (he shakes his right arm too, which is kind of cute, and breathes really rapidly) until he gets either boob or bottle.

There are times where he will not nurse any more, has just had a 3oz. bottle, and will not take a paci or finger. He will just cry and cry no matter how much we rock him, bicycle his legs, sing to him, change him, add layers, take them off, etc.

I'm a FTM and I guess I'm fairly clueless when it comes to feeding.

I tried exclusively nursing him today. This morning he got a good feed in and fell deeply asleep and stayed that way for almost 2 hours. After that he nursed for probably 3.5 hours off and on with maybe a few 5-10min. cat naps before I needed a break and gave him a 2.5oz. bottle (I'm trying to cut back on his supplementing). He didn't sleep long, but it was enough for me to eat a sandwich. After that I nursed him off and on again until just about 20 minutes ago. He's now asleep and I managed to get him in the bassinette.

It's just so frustrating because for at least a month now he'll nurse for hours on end if I let him, and still come away hungry.

It's rare that he isn't really hungry. I test him. I try to give him a paci or a finger, but he won't take them. By this time he's nursed so long that he either won't take my breast or if he does he gets really frustrated because he can't get anything out of it. It feels like there's nothing left.

I can tell he nurses well when I'm feeling full. As soon as I go soft and the flow slows he gets really "lazy" (I hate using that term). Sometimes even after I do compressions for 30min.+ he'll still be "hungry."

Not allowing comfort nursing sounded a little backward to me, but honestly I don't know if I can handle him being at the breast all day and all night. The only way to get him off sometimes is by giving him a bottle. DH would also like to hold him at some point when he isn't screaming his head off - so would I actually.

There have been times where he's nursed for so long that my arms ache and I can hardly support him.

So far today I've been able to get by only giving him the one bottle. However, the evening is usually when he's at his hungriest - or at least it seems so. That lasts from about 5pm til as late as 1am.

I literally cannot get anything done around the house because he nurses nonstop. When he finally sleeps I'm so tired that I need a nap, or at least a few minutes to myself.

He's consistently eating about every 2-3 hours (usually closer to 2, but 3 at night) even with a 3oz. bottle after nursing no less than 30min.

If I let him, he would nurse nonstop all day and all night and I fear he would never come away truly satisfied. That's something I've never seen in my son.

I've been made to feel that his lack of obvious satisfaction is bad - that he should come away from a feeding and be awake and alert and satiated (closed mouth, relaxed arms, calm expression) at least some of the time.

Ahhhh... he's awake and screaming again. A 30min. nap. better than nothing I guess.
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until recently Niamh hadnt napped longer than 20 minutes at a time. ever. also, she never came off the breast alert, awake, calm and happy. she has always fallen asleep at the breast. always, put a boob in her mouth and she is done for. also, thats the only way she CAN get to sleep, is to boob her. and its all normal.

babies usually have fussy periods at night, usully from 5-11pm, sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. it goes away at about 4 months old.

most under 12 weekers want to nurse every hour and half to two hours. so you might be over feeding him, with formula (which takes longer to digest than breastmilk) if he only wants to nurse every three hours.

have you tried nursing laying down? or in a recliner? do you use pillows/ blankets/ nursing support pillows, to help you prop him up to your breast? he should be IN your arms while you nurse, but your arms dont need to be doing ALL of the work.

you say its rare that he isnt hungry, but that he is only nursing every 2-3 hours. those are contradictory statements. it seems more like you are needing a break than anything. and when your DH is home, and the baby isnt nursing, PASS HIM OFF. it helps tremendously! go shower, take a brisk walk to the corner and back, take a 5-10 minute nap, do something for YOU while daddy holds the baby and gives the baby attention.

at his age like a pp said he should be getting about 25oz in 24 hours. so if you ARE nursing every 3 hours, thats only 3 oz tops per feeding, and if its more often, then its more like 1.5-2oz per feeding.
suppliment at the breast with either a SNS or the Lact-Aid. if he is still fussing, maybe his other needs arent being met, but all of his nutritional (and comfort sucking) needs should be met at your breast.
if you give him a bottle you are NOT stimulating your own milk supply. the more bottles you give him, the less milk you make.
if you can try to stay on or near the bed all day, topless, and nurse nurse nurse. all day long. surround yourself with pillows, blankets, good reading material, the channel changer (if you have a tv in your room) some snacks, a big bottle of water, and NURSE.
really your son doesnt need bottles, he needs you and the wonderful amazing milk you provide for him.

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Just a couple of random thoughts:

1. There is a new school of thought that if you need to supplement with a bottle that it should always be done BEFORE nursing. When supplements are routinely given AFTER breastfeeding then baby begins to associate the bottle with being full/satisfied. When you give the supplement first, then baby begins to associate the breast with fullness/satisfaction and will nurse longer at the breast, stimulating your supply. The trick to this is to not over-supplement so that baby does no nurse at the breast. You might start with an ounce less than you offer after a feeding and then gradually decrease the amount every few days. It is very much trial-and-error. You might find that sometimes he takes too much from the bottle and then doesn't do well at the breast. He may also be fussy after breastfeeding for a few days as he begins to associate the breast with satisfaction.

2. My other thought is that this is not really a breastfeeding problem per se, but a high-needs baby who would be behaving the same way if he were exclusively bottle fed. It sounds like he is fussy whether he has breast or bottle. It might be worth checking into external causes and other methods of soothing. I highly recommend the CST. It helped my dd and many other babies I have worked with tremendously. I have never had a mom regret doing CST. And, as a pp said, CST typically does not require ongoing therapy. Most moms report improvement within one to two treatments.

Is it possible that he is experiencing food sensitivities (possibly dairy allergy?) - aside from fussiness, other signs are mucus in the stool, blood in stool, green frothy stools, excema or other skin rashes, extreme gassiness.

Infant massage is another great soother for fussy babies.

I hope you find some peace soon. Big s to you.
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OK. I thought a lot of what I was being told was bunk.

You ladies are really making me feel better.

For some reason every LC and health worker I've talked to has made me feel like he wasn't getting enough and that he should be having awake/alert time after feedings.

My gut tells me it's OK to have to nurse constantly, but at the same time a lot of women I know that have babies the same age get really well defined feedings with real starts and ends. I don't have that so it feels like we're somehow deficient.

I do think he was over eating with all the supplementing, but now I don't know how to get him to take less supplement - and ultimately none at all if it's possible.

I do think part of it is me just needing a break. I wish I had time to pump, but if I let him nurse then I don't have time. I only get time if I give him a bottle.

To clarify, if I let him just nurse, and don't give him a supplement of any kind, then he will nurse nonstop. If we supplement with a bottle then he will nurse for a while, I'll give him the bottle, and he'll usually fall asleep for a while and wake up 2-3 hours after he started eating.

For my own piece of mind I think I am still going to get the dom.

However, I'm going to really try and just let him nurse for the rest of the night and tomorrow as well.

I do hand him off to DH whenever I can, and bottle feeding made that really easy.

The last few bottles I've only given him 2.5oz. and have been trying to take the bottle away anytime he stops eating and leave it out for a bit so that he eats it more slowly in hopes he will feel full before the bottle is empty.

OK, I think I've rambled enough. I'll let you know how tonight goes.

Thanks again for being so supportive and helping me see that my gut instinct isn't way off the mark. I've got a ways to go still before I'll have fully accepted that Aran is totally OK and normal, but you all are definitely helping me get there!
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Mellanie - We're definitely trying to find a CST practitioner near us that accepts our insurance. We're also looking for a Speech pathologist. I'm beginning to agree that Aran is just a high needs kiddo. When my mastitis was raging he was mostly bottle fed (until I got it together and realized nursing was the best cure) and he still had some satiation issues, especially during his normal fussy time.

I've been figuring out how to read and use my computer while he nurses, which is making it more bearable. I just wish it were easier to get out of the house with him. Any tips for that?

I don't thonk it's food sensitivity. He doesn't display any symptoms other than ocassional painful gas.
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Does anyone know anything about dom's interactions with other drugs? Specifically, I take thyroid hormone (Synthroid) and wonder if dom's digestive actions could cause me to not absorb enough of the medicine?

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i suggest talking to your dr or a pharmacist about that.

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Well, but I would be ordering it online and I don't have a doctor onboard to prescribe this to me...

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you can still talk to your owen dr about what they know about med contraindications.

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This is a great thread, just got through reading all 11 pages!

I ordered my dom from clickremedy and just when I thought it was never arriving and I reordered, it came registered mail.

With DS, my milk supply crashed at 4 months pp when af returned. This time, with DD, my supply again crashed at 4 months pp and I just got af today (4.5 months) I have been on the dom since Friday and I woke up last night engorged like the day my milk first came in. Although it hurt, it was the best feeling I have had in a long time. The last few days, Rachel has been nursing and happy. It is so great to have my smiling baby back!

I am taking 30mg 3x a day. I am so happy that I think we caught it in time this go around!

I will keep reading with interest!
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nak is it possible that dom doesnt work for everyone ? i havent noticed an increase in my supply and take 12 10mg pills a day sometimes more. i dont have to supplement. i was just hoping to pump for a rainy day kwim? my breasts rarely feel full. my dd is 3 1/2 months old. is it normal that the breasts dont feel full? she takes both sides almost every feeding and i have nothing left to pump

i have been taking dom for 1 month btw
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is it normal that the breasts dont feel full? she takes both sides almost every feeding and i have nothing left to pump

i have been taking dom for 1 month btw
I don't know if it just doesn't work for some people... I got an increase of double after 2-3 weeks, but that was really only from 2 oz a pumping to 4 oz. I of course wanted to see huge full breasts with oodles of milk a flowing, but alas, no... I figured then that anything is better than nothing. I can assure you, formula would be cheaper, but so far, I can't bring myself to let go of the dom. I STILL have to supplement 4-8 oz. a day, but... yeah...

My breasts NEVER feel full unless I go a long long time without pumping...I think that is pretty normal... I also think a lot of moms think they don't have "enough" milk because of that.

I'd go ahead and pump anyway after nursing her... even if you get nothing... I bet it will pick up!!!

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when are you pumping? directly after nursing? between nursings? once a day on the morning after her morning sup?
it really depends on you and your pump.when you pump, how you pump, how often you pump, etc.
could be your sweet girl is just enjoying all of the extra milkies!

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i pump after nursing
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I started taking DOM day 7 of my cycle... Now I'm on day 37 and I'm usually only about 28 days... Have any of you experienced an affect on cycle length? (Took a couple tests - not pregnant.)

I take only 6 pills per day - after about a week and a half I noticed an increase of about 2 ounces per day from my 2 pumping sessions while at work.
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nak is it possible that dom doesnt work for everyone ? i havent noticed an increase in my supply and take 12 10mg pills a day sometimes more. i dont have to supplement. i was just hoping to pump for a rainy day kwim? my breasts rarely feel full. my dd is 3 1/2 months old. is it normal that the breasts dont feel full? she takes both sides almost every feeding and i have nothing left to pump

i have been taking dom for 1 month btw
: Some people have a hard time pumping anything. It is completely normal if your breasts don't feel full, especially at 3 1/2 months old. Are you taking dom just so you can pump? Or do you need it to avoid supplementation?

Another hint for pumping is to try to pump one side while you nurse on the other. What kind of pump are you using?

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i use a meleda manual hand pump. i am taking dom only for the pumping. i am afraid to pump while nursing because she normally needs both sides.
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the Harmony is a good hand pump from medela, or do you mean the piston pump?
sometimes its hard to have a letdown for the piston style pumps.
really, you need to pump either between nursings (dont worry your body will learn to regulate and make more milk for her) or have set times, like once in the morning half an hour after she nurses. we have more milk in the AM.
if you are pumping an exhausted breast its no wonder you are getting nothing out of it.

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I started taking DOM day 7 of my cycle... Now I'm on day 37 and I'm usually only about 28 days... Have any of you experienced an affect on cycle length? (Took a couple tests - not pregnant.)

I take only 6 pills per day - after about a week and a half I noticed an increase of about 2 ounces per day from my 2 pumping sessions while at work.

Oh yes! I have noticed this, I am past day 40 now and have taken two pregnancy test in utter fear. LOL

Once I get past the fear I know I will be thrilled for this side effect. My period coming back really made me sad.

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