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    When we saw the pediatrician at one month he told us to expect random crying to ramp up starting at about 6 weeks and peaking at two months, then dropping off by three months. So maybe Ryan is just having some regular old baby colic? My son is also frustrated by a slow flow at the breast. He eats well at first then starts popping off and eventually I have to just give him a bottle of pumped milk because at that point his sister is crying and I need things to hurry along. I'm not talented enough to massage the boob for faster flow while breastfeeding, but are you able to? For right now anyway I have given up entirely with my daughter. She gets pumped milk only. She's still tiny tiny (about 7.5 lbs) and I just want her to eat without screaming matches. I'm amazed by how much milk some of you are able to get, even accidentally. I can only feed about 1.5 babies (so there's formula, too) and I've been working at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmm123 View Post
    I'm wondering how much I'm going to have to send with Rory ... so I'm thinking 4 bottles around 3-4oz each.
    Maybe more? Mine use bottles mostly and a typical feed is 4-5 oz every 3 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplespiral View Post
    When we saw the pediatrician at one month he told us to expect random crying to ramp up starting at about 6 weeks and peaking at two months, then dropping off by three months. So maybe Ryan is just having some regular old baby colic? My son is also frustrated by a slow flow at the breast. He eats well at first then starts popping off and eventually I have to just give him a bottle of pumped milk because at that point his sister is crying and I need things to hurry along. I'm not talented enough to massage the boob for faster flow while breastfeeding, but are you able to? For right now anyway I have given up entirely with my daughter. She gets pumped milk only. She's still tiny tiny (about 7.5 lbs) and I just want her to eat without screaming matches. I'm amazed by how much milk some of you are able to get, even accidentally. I can only feed about 1.5 babies (so there's formula, too) and I've been working at it.
    Yeah, I was wondering about general colic/crankiness. I hope it passes soon whatever it is. I do massage the boob and more comes out but then he chokes so I don't think it's coming too slow. His fussiness generally starts the second I hear his intestines starting to work, gargling and making sounds. Very frustrating. I don't know how you do it with 2 babies. One is almost more than I can handle it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmm123 View Post
    I'm wondering how much I'm going to have to send with Rory. It's so hard b/c I obviously don't want to send too much, defrosted milk is really only good for a day but I don't want to send too little either! ACK! When I go back to work he gets dropped off at daycare around 7:30 and will have eaten around 7, so I'm thinking 4 bottles around 3-4oz each.....I'm going to send him on a couple test run days prior to me being at work so I'll be close if they need something.
    Ryan sometimes eats about 4 oz every 2-3 hrs, and sometimes only 2.5. The test runs would be good, send lots and then he doesn't run out at least. I know you hate to waste the milk.
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    Ya the couple times I've left him so far he's only been willing to take 2oz from DH. Evan never took more than 4oz from the bottle and always ate way less when bottle fed then caught up when I was back but he strongly preferred breast to bottle, never had a problem taking bottles but dragged out feedings and waited for me. So I have no idea what Rory will do. I will probably send extra and if I have to toss some initially life will go on. I will have 200oz frozen tomorrow so I can spare some luckily.
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    Trystan is eating about 4oz every three hours now. I'm amazing also at how much some of you are able to pump! I'm just so happy that even thought I don't get much out that way, he is satisfied bf! I can't tell you girls how happy I am about the fact that I hit the two month mark! All of you ladies are doing an amazing job as well!
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    I don't know if this will be helpful to anyone, but I thought I'd post it just in case!

    http://www.llli.org/faq/oversupply.html

    This link really helped me to figure out our major BFing issue. Noah was having such a hard time when we would nurse, choking/gagging/fussing/etc., especially during let down, plus green poop and frequent dirty diapers (like seriously 20 or so poops a day!). I was afraid it was a milk allergy thing, but by following the techniques suggested for oversupply in that link things seem to have straightened themselves out. He is back to yellow poop and not having as much of an issue during let down.
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    Katie, would your daycare keep a little BM in the freezer there just in case? I worked in a daycare before that did that, but maybe not all would be willing to mess around with it. Might be worth checking on though, because then you might not have to waste as much sending extra?
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    I was thinking about asking them - I'm really not sure. They are pretty flexible but I don't know how they'd feel about defrosting etc. Worth asking at least. I really need to leave Rory occasionally with DH and see what he's eating. I just don't have anywhere to go LOL
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    Katie, take a little "girl time" and go get your hair done, or go get a mani/pedi! He's probably eating around what Trystan is, between 3-4 oz!
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