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Old 10-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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Fussiness and crying at the breast can sometimes indicate something in the mother's diet is bothering the baby's digestion. Dairy is a likely culprit. If the baby is gaining adequately, its not likely a supply issue.
This was, unknown to me, what I suspect was causing my son's reflux. After cutting the dairy out his reflux disappeared. His mild eczema went away as well. He had patchy dry skin on his legs prior. He also stopped fussing as much as well.

My theory was he nursed so much because the dairy was causing him issues. The nursing soothed him.

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Old 10-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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That is an incredible amount to be gaining.

Does he have any signs of reflux? Sometimes babies with reflux will act hungry or want to keep eating because it's uncomfortable after they eat.
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Does she leak a lot? Even though I had over active letdown, pumping never yielded a lot. But I still ha to change and wear nursing pads until I stop nursing my kids. Ds2 would want to nurse and then fuss and scream as soon as he got a letdown. He did gain weight super fast and is still a big boy, wearing 3t @ 2 years/ 1 I knew he had reflux, so I had to Block feed & sometimes hold him off. I also noted that many times reflux is relate to I tolerance, so I it out dairy & soy, which go hand in hand. He seemed to improve for about a week and a half, then was back to sleeping 20 mins every night.
Found out at 11 months he was allergic to dairy/soy/eggs/peanuts/tree nuts/shellfish. I cut that from our diets and he improved quickly! I hope your sister can figure it out!
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #14
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Re: How do you know when you're not producing "enough"?

A lactation consultant weighed my lo before and after I nursed him. He gained only 0.4 ounces after I nursed him which indicated low milk supply. Had to pump like crazy and take a bunch of herbs including domperidone to increase milk supply. It doesn't sound like that is the case with your sister's lo. I would suspect that something in her diet is the culprit. My lo was also sensitive to dairy so I had to eliminate dairy from my diet for at least the first year. She might try eliminating different things from her diet (i.e., dairy, soy, etc.) and see if that makes things any better. Www.kellymom.com is a great resource.
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Re: How do you know when you're not producing "enough"?

As long as he's gaining at that rate, her supply is fine.

I discovered my low supply when after more than a week of constant, round the clock nursing (1.5 hours of nursing every 2 hours), DS had fallen far below his birth weight and was dehydrated. If I pumped, I could only get about a teaspoon between both sides in those first few weeks.
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The fussing could be gas, little dude freaks out on the breast and acts like hes starving if he has a bubble.
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