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#31 of 43 Old 01-17-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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Fisher's having a better day today, too. I got a book on infant massage yesterday and tried the colic technique on him. He screamed bloody murder the entire time because he hates to be naked and I thought well, this isn't relaxing for anyone! His skinny little belly was hard as a rock and not easy to massage.

When i finished, he had pooped! I don't know if it was the massage or the crying or just luck, but he was much better after that and had a pretty good night. We've given him Mylicon, which seems to help the gas a little, too.

Keeping my fingers crossed! So far, his pattern seems to be one fussy day followed by a good day and back and forth.
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the chiro helped us a lot too, and CST

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I keep trying to reply, but MDC freaks out.

I have a super fussy baby, too. Actually the night we went to the chiro was one of the worst nights for the fussies, so I don't know what that was about. But I think she has a dairy allergy like dd#2, so I am dying here. I just wish the elimination diet would work faster.

I'm glad things are going better, Karen!

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I keep trying to reply, but MDC freaks out.

I have a super fussy baby, too. Actually the night we went to the chiro was one of the worst nights for the fussies, so I don't know what that was about. But I think she has a dairy allergy like dd#2, so I am dying here. I just wish the elimination diet would work faster.

I'm glad things are going better, Karen!
Thanks! I hope your baby gets less fussy soon!


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As expected, today is a very fussy day for Fisher, but I think I've gained some insight to what's going on. I seem to have a lot of milk and when he nurses he latches on well, bug CHUGS and GULPS non-stop. I can feel and hear the air gurgling in his throat and belly, then he's MISERABLE after many feedings. I talked to a lactation consultant today and she said that if I have a lot of milk and he's an efficient sucker - which he is - and if I nurse on both sides each time, he's getting twice the foremilk, which is very high in sugar, and it's getting to his intestines too fast and causing gas and explosive poops.

She read me an article on this from Dr. Newman, who suggests NOT switching breasts, but nursing from the same breast for two feedings in a row and pumping the other one. So, I'm going to try this, although the pumping is an issue because I can never get more than an ounce at a time, even after 45 minutes and despite my abundant milk. Dr. Newman says this gives the impression of a lactose intolerance, but it's not.

Anyway, this all sounds reasonable so I'm going to try it. Thought this might be helpful for others to read.
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I am trying that!

Try watching TV or something like that while you pump. I could never get my milk to let down either. I have even tried letting the baby scream and cry on the bed right in front of me while I pump. Still doesnt work!
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isn't that what's called block feeding? I've done that with my 3 younger kids....with ds1 I just nursed him on one side per feed, but not 2 feeds in a row.

But I never pumped the other side, and my supply never suffered. If I had a good pump and felt the need for a freezer stash, I would have, though.

I hope the new plan helps your little bub! :

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Yea, I wouldn;'t pump on the other side - you will be telling your body to make twice as much milk - sort of the opposite of what you want.
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I keep trying to reply, but MDC freaks out.

I have a super fussy baby, too. Actually the night we went to the chiro was one of the worst nights for the fussies, so I don't know what that was about. But I think she has a dairy allergy like dd#2, so I am dying here. I just wish the elimination diet would work faster.

I'm glad things are going better, Karen!
If dairy doesn't work, try getting rid of soy and or gluten. Those are biggies too.
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Yeah, block feeding is good to deal with oversupply. FWIW: I also know MANY women who find their oversupply gets much more manageable with little to no diary in their diets.

Do not pump the side you're not nursing on unless it's painful and then only pump for comfort or you'll be producing twice the amount of milk that you need.
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OK, I have found out that my insanely fussy baby does OK in the Moby for about an hour. I can't do dishes or anything with her in it. But she also loves being naked. She LOVES diaper changes and is ok for a solid 5+ minutes as long as she's naked. Score! Well, if only it weren't in deep freeze mode here...

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Kittywitty-have you though about letting your babe go naked in the Moby? Most babies wont eliminate while they are being worn, and if you are also topless then she might sleep for a couple hours in there. All that skin to skin contact will probably be really soothing for her, and she can hang out naked without getting cold.

We are doing EC with Silas, and he has gone diaper free in the Moby many times without eliminating. He wakes up and fusses if he needs to pee or poo, and holds it until I take him out of the wrap. He doesn't seem to mind peeing on me, just not while he is in the wrap!!
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I have tried letting her be nakey on me a lot, but she always pees on me. And by the time I try to get her out, I'm soaked!

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