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    Lol that licking thing is too weird! Trystan has never done that!

    Elle, I'm so glad that you posted this about them still wanting to suck on something after they're full! My mom has been going through my frozen stored BM like it's water because she thinks that T is still hungry when he just wants a paci! It's been driving me a little nuts that he's been finishing eating so quickly, I thought that maybe my supply was dwindling... but I'm glad to hear that it's not just me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beccasweet View Post
    Elle- I just got time to finally read through this thread and so much of what you say sounds like Claire, minus the bloody stools. I've been trying to be dairy free but I didn't realize it was hidden in so many things and its been hard while moving. I wonder why it takes 2 weeks of the diet tho, anyone know? Did you find the dairy & soy free diet online? I'd like to try it. I'm glad you seem to be getting some answers and have to say awesome job sticking with BFing thru all this. I'm sure it hasn't been easy.

    The licking thing is very interesting! I've noticed Claire does that at night right before she falls asleep. I figured it meant she was done but she cried if i detached her so i just let her do it. (She wont take a paci)
    The hidden dairy is so tough! I have a list that the dietician in the hospital gave me of all the hidden "no-no" ingredients. If you google hidden dairy you should be able to find a list. The pediatrician said that many babies sensitive to dairy are also sensitive to soy proteins, hence the no soy. Soy is also hidden in many ingredients so I have a separate list for dairy and soy. Once you find a bunch of food you know you can eat it's not that bad. I do miss dairy but it's only temporary. I don't know why it takes so long for it to clear our system - I will have to do some googling. I reintroduced breastmilk after 2 weeks dairy free (completely) and had blood again. Now I am free for 4 weeks and no more blood. Who knows if that what it was but I'll take it. There are several websites with great soy and dairy free recipes. Another "name" for this condition is milk-soy-protein intolerance (MSPI), so if you google it you might find a bunch of recipes and "allowed" food lists.

    That being said after all this we still have the fighting at the breast and Ryan is obviously in pain when he eats any more than about 2 ounces or 10 minutes at the breast. The pediatrician today asked me to try Zantac again - he thinks it's reflux. If that does not work, we will try a stronger medication (like prevacid). The ped did mention that Ryan's intestines might just not be fully matured and instead of moving food along they cramp and spasm, causing discomfort when eating. In both cases (reflux or immature gut) he will grow out of it. Signs for reflux are crying during feeding, arching the back during feeds, frequent hiccups, coughing, resistance to lying flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starryblue702 View Post
    Lol that licking thing is too weird! Trystan has never done that!

    Elle, I'm so glad that you posted this about them still wanting to suck on something after they're full! My mom has been going through my frozen stored BM like it's water because she thinks that T is still hungry when he just wants a paci! It's been driving me a little nuts that he's been finishing eating so quickly, I thought that maybe my supply was dwindling... but I'm glad to hear that it's not just me!
    I always find it hard to tell if he's done or if he just wants to suck. What I do is I pop the paci in and if he still cries I figure he wants more food. usually he will spit the paci out and start complaining if he's not full. That must be frustrating for you to see the freezer stash dwindling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by science_gal View Post
    I always find it hard to tell if he's done or if he just wants to suck. What I do is I pop the paci in and if he still cries I figure he wants more food. usually he will spit the paci out and start complaining if he's not full. That must be frustrating for you to see the freezer stash dwindling!
    OMG it's crazy! I had a good 30oz in there and now I'm down to just 9 (three 3oz bags)!! Then my mom tries to imply that DH must not be feeding him enough when I'm at work because he's not using the freezer milk, just what I pump from the day before (which is usually two 3oz bottles... the same that I leave for her)! I only work for 5 or 6 hours per shift so I'm not gone THAT long!
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    It's one thing if your mom is letting him dribble the milk all over the place, but isn't it possible T really is hungry? My girl would only eat about 7 oz in six hours but my boy is now up to 10 oz or more in that period. It doesn't indicate a diminishing supply I wouldn't think, the stash could be from when your supply was appropriate to a smaller feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplespiral View Post
    It's one thing if your mom is letting him dribble the milk all over the place, but isn't it possible T really is hungry? My girl would only eat about 7 oz in six hours but my boy is now up to 10 oz or more in that period. It doesn't indicate a diminishing supply I wouldn't think, the stash could be from when your supply was appropriate to a smaller feed.
    I would agree completely if his feeding habits weren't different when he's with his dad. DH is with him the same amount of time on the weekends that my mom is with him on Thursdays and Fridays, and the amount of milk that I leave with DH is always plenty to tide him over until I get home... unlike with my mom, where she yells at me that it's not enough and she had to give him more. IDK, it's not a huge deal in the end as long as my little man is happy, I just think that she thinks that any time he makes a noise he must be hungry when that's not always the case. There's been many times where he just wants to suck on something, whether it's my boob, a paci, or in her case the nipple on a bottle to give him some comfort... not necessarily because he's hungry still.
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    Yeah, that makes sense. And I TOTALLY get the obnoxious people who think a random baby noise equals freezing or starving or some other extreme when really it's just a burp!

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    SO my Udder Cover that I bought online finally showed up the other day! It's such a wonderful cover... so much better than the thing I have, that's pretty much a blanket with a weight on one corner! It's so nice being able to be hands free AND see him while I'm BF! I highly recommend them!!
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    Well, I am happy to report that we have been bottle-free for a week yesterday. We just sort of slowly phased them out I guess... I am so happy! I still pump a little because if my milk supply goes to what it should be naturally the flow is too slow for Ryan's taste and he gets fussy. But I am phasing that out too. Good riddance middle-of-the-night pumping - can't wait!
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    Good work!

    I also moved to no bottles for my boy. My girl gets only pumped milk now though. No extra supply yet, but 100% boob was a big achievement!

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