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Old Sep 18th, 2017, 14:51 PM   11
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i would ask your doctor about the consistency of the stools, but liquid poo can be very normal. they're just drinking liquids, after all!



 
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Old Sep 20th, 2017, 11:50 AM   12
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Thickening the formula has helped, although she still will throw up small amounts on occasion. Sometimes I think she tries to throw up and can't as well, maybe silent reflux?
The thickening will stop it being as easy to throw up I guess, but that won't stop her stomach trying to (especially if she takes too much at once which can happen when babies have reflux as the sucking action soothes them - how much is she getting per feed now?)

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I've been attempting to pump and getting almost nothing, I don't even feel I've changed in size or feel engorged at all. I think I'm just unfortunately not producing well enough, which is very disappointing.
It is very rare that a woman will produce nothing even if a baby is not feeding, milk should still come in - I think you need to be checked for retained placental tissue.

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We are using a different formula and it has helped with the poop issues, quite a few of those diapers I originally posted about were nothing more than liquid. I know I said they were like mustard, but there were some that were nothing more than mustard colored liquid with nothing even remotely close to "solid." That scared me quite a bit to be honest.
Yup, mustard coloured liquid sounds about right! I'm glad you feel happier on the new formula but honestly I think what you describe is normal newborn poo. I'm sure my daughters were rarely thicker than a gravy or cheese sauce type consistency.



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Old Sep 24th, 2017, 21:27 PM   13
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I've switched to another formula that is helping her so much more, to the point that we aren't using rice cereal any longer. Although, I do trust the judgement of the pediatricians around here, I know it's different outside of the US.

I still don't feel the poop was "right," it really was like colored water at least half the diapers. It made me nervous since the hospital had already made me feel terrible about the weight she lost in the hospital. They made a very big deal about her nursing and how it wasn't going well.

I did work at pumping because I still wanted to use breastmilk, even if it was through a bottle, but there was nothing more than maybe a teaspoon on the "good" tries. Maybe I didn't work at it hard enough, or screwed up in some other way...I AM disappointed it didn't work out with breastfeeding. I suspect her tongue tie is a problem as well.



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Old Sep 25th, 2017, 02:21 AM   14
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, I did work at pumping because I still wanted to use breastmilk, even if it was through a bottle, but there was nothing more than maybe a teaspoon on the "good" tries. Maybe I didn't work at it hard enough, or screwed up in some other way...
If you do have some retained placental tissue as noon child suggested pumping is not going to increase your supply. You'll need to see a doctor and get it checked out, if there is any tissue left your body essentially thinks you're still pregnant so doesn't signal your milk to come in because it thinks you don't need it yet. There's alao a risk of it becoming infected if it doesn't pass by itself.
What colour is the liquid that you've pumped? Is it still more yellow rather than white?
Has your daughter's tongue tue been assessed properly? My DD had a severe one it was the cause of her reflux as she swallowed a lot of air because she couldn't make a proper seal with her mouth. The sooner they are cut the better as after a certain point they need general anaesthetic and they can cause speech problems



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2017, 10:33 AM   15
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Wouldn't I feel "off" if I had a placenta issue? A fever or something at least? I've felt great, totally normal since the day I had her. No pain killers necessary or anything. The bleeding and all has tapered off and is just pink if anything at all for the past several days.
The liquid I pumped was kind of off-white I guess, not yellow but not bright white either. I had one day of my boobs feeling "full," but I'm very small to begin with and didn't actually get any bigger throughout my pregnancy or after having her. The fullness, which wasn't much honestly, went away as soon as I pumped and didn't come back.

I wasn't aware that tongue ties could cause reflux, I do plan to get it cut. I am tongue tied and so are several other people in my family, none of us have had speech problems, but for me personally, the tie is annoying.



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