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    i dont know if this is helpful to anyone, but when i was in school i spent 2 days with a lactation consultant. She had tons of sleepy baby tricks. she would get the baby undressed and keep a wet washcloth handy. If the baby started to fall asleep she would rub baby's feet and the cool wetness would wake him back up. she would rub their heads or backs with it too. it seemed to work really well, and the babies didnt seem to get cold, but it definitely kept them awake and nursing!
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    Well poop, I thought I was mostly done with pumping! We saw the pulmonary pediatrician today (for check up with the apnea monitor) and he doesn't think Matthias is gaining weight fast enough. He gained 5ozs in a week and he thinks he should gain an ounce a day, so he wants me to pump and offer him an ounce or two after each feeding in a bottle. He says preemies just aren't as efficient at getting milk from the breast, but he should be good to go in a week or so without any supplementation. I dunno...I mean I'm going to do it b/c I want what is best for him, but I thought his weight gain was OK?

    I think I'm just sick and tired of the darn pump!
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    Sorry about the pumping, Meagan! 5oz in a week sounds great to me, but I guess the ped has his goals for Matthias. I hope he beefs up quickly so you can have a break!

    I'm pumping every few days for engorgement relief and also to get in the habit so when we want to go on a date, we can. It's so wonderful to have the medela electric pump this time around. Last time I only had a manual pump and it simply didn't work. I would literally have to hand express milk all day to get 1 good bottle if I wanted to leave Adam. It is sooo nice to be able to get several ounces in just a few minuntes with this pump!

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    Meagan- I'd make a quick call to a LC or pediatrician. 5 oz per week is GREAT. The absolute minimum from what I've read should be 1/2 oz per day... 5 oz is well above that! I'd talk to someone more experienced with BFing before commiting yourself to the pump.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mishy80 View Post
    OK so I have a problem...when DS feeds from the right side, at every feed the milk comes out of his left nostril (and it's worse when I feed laying down)...that doesn't sound normal to me??
    Michelle, I was just going to post the same thing...but for us it's only when were lying down. I really hope we don't have to give up that position since it's so nice fir night time feedings.
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    Cazza I remember being so sore even with DD#2, was ready to give up especially when we both got thrush. Sometimes I find when they sleep on the breast that their latch can fall away a bit and then they nibble nurse on the nipple more, hence the sore nipples. It does get better with time, I ended up nursing DD#2 for 15 months...hope you can get bubs to wake up a bit during feedings as Jen suggested.

    Meagan, I actually think 5oz is a great weight gain, definitely for a BF bub! Then again maybe because he was prem he needs more to gain?? Perhaps that's why they want you to supplement with extra. I hope you don't have to do it long...I've pumped only twice and already I hate it!

    Michelle, I am seeing someone today about it, hopefully it's just something to do with their immature digestive systems and not a sign of anything else (like a tiny hole in the palet or reflux)...I love side lying too, that's how we do it during the night too.
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    Michelle keep me posted please, I'm curious to hear what it is...
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    Megan prob the pedi wants more weight gain b/c he is a premie. I pumped for a year with DD and have already started pumping at least once a day sometimes twice to put some back for when I go to work. By the time I weaned DD I was tired of pumping! But I loved the time when I could actually put her to the breast so it was worth it. Hang in there.
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    Sorry that you have to still pump Meagan. I was told to pump by the LC yesterday also and was hoping not to have to do it. I have an oversupply issue. Also am having trouble latching on only my left boob. My right she does fine but my left has a large crack from a bad latch. It is so very frustrating and painful. Tonight I have changed things up a bit, as I fed from that side twice and am hoping not to have to feed until mornintg on that boob. That way I can pay attention to my latch when I am not sleepy.
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    Excited and needed to share - Daisy has gone 2 feedings without screaming for supplement! woo-hoo...of course it was middle of the night and this morning and I'm not expecting it the rest of the day but still pretty cool! She should be waking here again soon - we shall see...
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