Now I pump exclusively which I do every 2-3 hours (I go 5-6 hours at night though for some sleep) I am also currently on Domperidone. My problem/question is why is my supply not any better?
My little boy was born on 1/25. He apparently likes to have his tongue on the roof of his mouth. The lactation consultant tried to help us out on a couple of different occasions. We ended up having to finger feed him with a syringeIs there any way we can get him to "re-learn" how to latch on?
Dear Lactation Consultant,
Hi! I was hoping you could help me. I had a baby one week ago via emergency C-Section. I tried breastfeeding him right after and he attempted to latch, but I had no milk in yet really, so he got nothing. The nurses told me I could formula feed and he would be ok to latch when my milk came in. I tried a few more times and started using the hospital electric pump on Friday. Finally on Sunday I woke up and my milk had come in.
I started pumping and feeding her at the breast with a supplemental nursing system. Through weighing her before and after each feeding we found that she was getting very little from me directly, despite a strong suck.
I really want to breastfeed, but I'm worried that I won't have time to pump at work because I'm there for 12 hours and there are times when I don't even get to stop and eat because everyone, including the charge nurse, is busy with patients and ... well.. emergencies!
I am a first time mom with a 3-week-old little boy. He was put in the hospital for dehydration and weight loss 2 days after birth. We are using a feeding tube and syringes to supplement while he's feeding. I hate having to do this and I just wondered if you had any advice for me.
Dear Lactation Consultant,
My son is almost 5 months old and my supply had decreased in the last month. It first began after I traveled for 2.5 days without him (I pumped the entire time). Now I am being treated for a yeast infection of the breast (I recently experienced soreness and minor bleeding).
My son also has a cold. He seems less interested in nursing. When given a choice between breast and bottle, he seems to prefer the bottle. I have just been treated for the yeast infection and he is concurrently receiving treatment for thrush.
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