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Has anyone ever retained their services? Did you like your PPDoula? I'm considering finding one, but not sure if they can help me with my needs........I'm really struggling in multiple areas with ds#2 who's almost 4 months. Is that too old to retain a PPDoula? Basically, we're having nap troubles, major nursing troubles, I'm having difficulty dealing with the fact that ds#1 is having to self entertain himself almost all day long, dh travels every week........I have family nearby, but I really don't want them to know how bad I'm struggling. I need a PRO who can help me make this work b/c I'm not doing well right now.<br>
Any advice?<br>
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Oh Mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
It is totally normal to struggle.. you are adjusting to a whole new way of living!<br><br>
I don't know any PP doulas.. but have you tried going to LLL meetings for your nursing troubles???
 

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Hi LizzyQ,<br>
I've called two different LLL LC's with no call back from either; very frustrating!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The problem with going to a meeting is that ds#2 will only nurse if he's sleepy. NO JOKE. He will not nurse anywhere but his room and only if he's falling asleep. It's so frustrating. I've tried everything and we're in this horrible cycle. Then once he nurses he is totally out cold and if I try to put him down to sleep he wakes up and won't go back to sleep.<br>
I'd like a LC who will come to the house to see, but then again, I don't know what they could do to help with this situation. I'm on an elimination diet (have been for 2 mo's) and have seen no difference. We tried him on reflux meds and no change there either. That's what every one has told me--it's either food allergies or reflux.<br>
Not sure what to do at this point, but I'm seriously frustrated and depressed.<br>
Thanks,<br>
Kathy
 

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I know of an LC who does house visits.. I can see if I can try to find her info for you if you'd like.<br><br>
Are you sure you can't ask for a family member to come take your older child to a movie or the park or anything so that you can try to work out your issues?<br><br>
In the meantime, def call a PP doula, I am sure you could find one who would be willing to help you with a 4m old. I wish I had names off hand.. but I am naking so I can't get up!
 

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I checked the DONA site, and they don't list any postpartum doulas in Utah. Which doesn't mean there aren't any.<br><br>
I know there is a lactation consultant who owns a breastfeeding-supply store. It's called Lactation Station - the number's in the phone book. She seemed very knowledgeable and helpful. I don't know if she does home visits but she might have some good advice. If you go up there you can bring your DS1 to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> I live nearby. I know there are some other lactation consultants in the phone book as well. Maybe if you can't find a postpartum doula, a combo of lactation consultant and mother's helper would do the trick.<br><br>
If you need a break, please PM me. Exhaustion and frustration were two of the reasons my nursing relationship with my first was not very successful - I would love to help another mama get help with nursing.
 

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Okay I have had 2 babies that will only nurse when sleepy and two things worked. nursing them while bouncing on an exercise/birth ball and nursing in the sling while walking and bouncing. My son recently weaned (he is newly 4yrs old) and my dd is almost 1. I am bouncing her on the ball and nursing as I type!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Has anyone ever retained their services? Did you like your PPDoula? I'm considering finding one, but not sure if they can help me with my needs........I'm really struggling in multiple areas with ds#2 who's almost 4 months. Is that too old to retain a PPDoula? Basically, we're having nap troubles, major nursing troubles, I'm having difficulty dealing with the fact that ds#1 is having to self entertain himself almost all day long, dh travels every week........I have family nearby, but I really don't want them to know how bad I'm struggling. I need a PRO who can help me make this work b/c I'm not doing well right now.<br>
Any advice?<br>
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Have you called the PP off of the Utah Doula Association Website?<br>
I will send the linlk but incase it doesn't work you can google the Utah Doula Association.<br><br><a href="http://lythgoes.net/uda/ppcountychoice.html" target="_blank">http://lythgoes.net/uda/ppcountychoice.html</a>
 
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