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Old 06-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #11
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I wonder what could be bothering her? I eat oatmeal with flaxseeds and a little bit of dark brown sugar and cinnamon every morning for breakfast. I've been eating that every morning since she was born. I used to be able to get 8 oz in the morning. My last pumping session I only got an ounce though. The baby is very cranky today so something is definitely upsetting her.
Things are balancing out. Have you eliminated allergens yet?

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Re: Supply Issues? Baby's not gaining well:(

I bet she is just fussy due to the teething. How old is she and what's her weight? If she has gotten more active she may just be burning some chub
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #13
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Things are balancing out. Have you eliminated allergens yet?
I eliminated milk (including hidden dairy) and soy when she was first born. I never tried the rest of the top allergen foods before because she was happy.
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Re: Supply Issues? Baby's not gaining well:(

Have you plotted her on the WHO chart? Babies naturally slow their weight gain after 6 months. If she was gaining well before, she may just be balancing out. Honestly you need to sit down and talk with a breastfeeding supportive doctor.

4-5 oz gained per week after6 mo of age is exactly perfect.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #15
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Have you plotted her on the WHO chart? Babies naturally slow their weight gain after 6 months. If she was gaining well before, she may just be balancing out. Honestly you need to sit down and talk with a breastfeeding supportive doctor.

4-5 oz gained per week after6 mo of age is exactly perfect.
http://kellymom.com/health/growth/we...in-calculator/
We're going to Wic next Wednesday. I'm just going to keep pumping and feeding her the extra in her cup and hope for the best. My husband went to our local diaper store to pick up some more milk plus, but they were out so they ordered it and its being shipped to the house.

She's just shy of 18 lbs and a little over 9 months old. I went to weight watchers tonight and I lost 2.4 lbs this week and I lost 3.4 lbs last week so I'm losing too quickly. I thought it was from all the stress of my older boy being so sick last week, but when I lost a lot again this week I know I need to eat more calories. They have me eating 7pts extra because they baby eats some solids. I'm going to add another 5 pts and see if that helps slow down my weight loss and helps my supply. I'm within the healthy weight range so next week I'm going to tell them I want to go lifetime if the baby's growth chart doesn't look good at Wic.
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Re: Supply Issues? Baby's not gaining well:(

9 months is a common time for babies to appear to self-wean -- they are hitting a lot of milestones, the world is a busy place for them, and solids are being introduced. Moms will sometimes follow this lead and wean at this point. It sounds like you don't wnt to do that (I understand, I didn't either!) so you may be dealing with a nursing strike in a form. Add to that your other sick child plus mastitis and things have been busy at your house!

The thing about galactogogues is, they will only increase your supply if you increase baby's time t the breast or pumping -- without that increase in stimulation you are wasting money.

I worked with a mom who had PCOS and was on Met; she also added in Domperidone and things were great, she noticed a huge difference.
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9 months is a common time for babies to appear to self-wean -- they are hitting a lot of milestones, the world is a busy place for them, and solids are being introduced. Moms will sometimes follow this lead and wean at this point. It sounds like you don't wnt to do that (I understand, I didn't either!) so you may be dealing with a nursing strike in a form. Add to that your other sick child plus mastitis and things have been busy at your house!

The thing about galactogogues is, they will only increase your supply if you increase baby's time t the breast or pumping -- without that increase in stimulation you are wasting money.

I worked with a mom who had PCOS and was on Met; she also added in Domperidone and things were great, she noticed a huge difference.
I've been trying to pump after every feeding. I haven't been pumping in the middle of the night though because I already don't get enough sleep and sleep seems to really help.

Is ordering from Canada Drugs Online a good place to get Domperidone? How many times a day would I need to take it? I'm considering asking the diaper store to cancel my order for the more milk plus and give me a store credit. I'm already taking the fenugreek and drinking a ton of tea(5 cups today) so I'm not sure if its really going to help as much as the Domperidone would.
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Just a thought, I'm wondering if Dom and Reglan would have the same side effects for you? You mentioned you couldn't take Reglan?

So glad your sons doing better, I remember your PP.

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It sounds like you may be over stressing yourself out. Your supply sounds fine... Great actually. It's normal to have lower supply in the evenings. Many babies have nursing strikes at 9 months. They can also slow way down in weight gain (and even lose some) once they start getting mobile. Also, they sometimes nurse less (but some nurse more) when teething since their mouth hurts. And as long as you are eating healthy, I wouldn't worry so much about how much weight your losing especially if your not at your prepregnancy weight yet.

But, if you are worried, don't ignore your feelings. Hope you find answers.
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Fenugreek and metformin together could potentially cause a drop in blood sugar as well. Motherlove has lower doses of fenugreek and goats rue than if you were taking the supplements alone.
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