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Originally Posted by missmossy
We've been dealing wtih this for almost a month and I'm at the end of my rope. Here's the basics.
DD is almost 5 months. She nurses for a bit just fine, then the milk either slows down or stops (don't know, I assume that's the foremilk) and then she cries. She'll try to nurse for a second but if the milk isn't right there she freaks out. I keep trying and trying but she never gets any (I can express some so I know "something" is there) and she just gets more and more worked up.
I called an LC who said I should give her formula. She said I could pump to increase my supply but I don't really know if it's a supply issue. Maybe it is supply.. I don't know. I can't figure it out. I'll switch back and forth but she just gets that first burst of milk from the second side and flips out again. If she's still partly asleep, she nurses alot better. She just keeps going, not realizing that there is nothing there for a bit.
She's teething but doesn't seem to be bothered by it.
I drink plenty of water and haven't lost weight
She's not sick.
I'm not sick.
I'm worn out.
Thanks for any thoughts. BTW, this is my first post with this user name. I used to post here alot years ago but I figured I'd just start over since I couldn't remember my password etc.
|Crazy idea, but could she have reflux?|
Originally Posted by missmossy
I feel so stupid! I always thought of reflux as babies spitting up and she doesn't so I never thought about that as a possibility. I followed the link that you gave and it mentioned silent reflux, I googled that and then hauled her to the dr this afternoon and that's what she has. I feel terrible but I'm glad that she maybe won't be so miserable now (except when taking the meds because they taste BAD!)
Originally Posted by womancaredoula
My last postpartum doula client was told by her LC (a hospital based one) that foremilk vs. hindmilk is "old news" and that both kinds of milk come out at the same time. Anyone else heard this? The LC had just come back from a conference on breastfeeding. How could the LC community have had it wrong all this time?
|DO NOT supplement with formula! Gah, I can't believe any LCs actually suggest that since it almost always just makes things worse. I am almost positive this is a matter of nipple confusion/preference. Does she receive bottles at all? (Pumped milk and/or formula.) Or pacifiers? Also, does she nurse better at nite?
Get back to me on that and I'll let you know what to do.
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