who is dealing with this...and what are you doing?
just in last few days seems to be really upsetting phoenix. i've read the kelly mom and several other sites...tonight i am going to just try feeding him lying on my back tummy-to-tummy. side lying doesn't help. i block feed but am trying to up the amount on each breast before switching...
what helps you?
I do all of that plus I let her get those first gulps in and then I pull her off and burp her before continuing. It was suggested to me by a friend who
s a LLL leader.
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What worked for me was a combo of two things. I would start sitting up in bed, wait for the tingle, then un-latch ds and let it spray into a cloth dipe for a bit, then re-latch and lay down on my back into pillows that I had set up before beginning to nurse.
I pull him off at the let down and let it spray into the nursing pad, burp him then put him back on. Also I did block feedings in 4 hour increments for a couple of days (his poop was really green and it seems to be going back to normal now).
I block feed--at least two feeds to a side before switching. I also burp him frequently and especially at night or when he's been napping hand-express to get the worst of the early letdown before putting him to the breast he hasn't nursed on in a while.
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
When I wasn't tandem nursing, I would block feed and express the let down (tingly sensation) into a prefold. Just like the other mamas are doing! Sometimes I would also pump and let her nurse after, but that's because I was pumping for a milk bank anyhow, so getting my supply down wasn't a priority.
I'm Brooke! I'm an avid knitter (ravelry:mamaaulait) and IBCLC. Homeschooling mama to my girls, Maiya (4/2009) and Jenevieve (2/2011) and my boy, River (9/2013).
Oh my! I had NO IDEA that this could cause so many issues for babe! It could be why he had green poop and has been a grunty guy since birth AND why I am so prone to mastitis. Not just a clogged duct, as I never feel a big painful lump, but mastitis. I am starting block feeding (do you suppose two hours per side is good enough for now?). Also going to try and burp him more and let down into a towel at home. Here's to hoping these measures, along with taking garlic and lecithin, will help both baby and I.
Thank you all for this thread! What a help!!!