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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 04:31 AM   1
Adrasteia
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Lack of hind milk or just going through a fussing period??


Hi Ladies,

I've got a little problem I wondered whether you lovely girlies could help me with!

Isabella is 15 weeks old and we have been breastfeeding champs since a week after she was born...Like a lot of people we had a tough start!

However all of a sudden two weeks ago she started fussing on my boobs and sometimes just going hysterical when I even start to put her in her usual feeding position. She isn't feeding as much as she usually does but she seems perfectly contented and alert.
Sometimes when she is feeding, she will take her usual long sucks for a few minutes then unlatch, relatch, unlatch, relatch etc. I thought maybe she had a block nose but her airways are clear and she does feed normally for a few mins before hand.

I have a feeling I might not be producing any hindmilk or not a lot of it. I express once in a blue moon but recently on expressing it has been so watery.

Another point to mention is that Izzy's weight gain was on the 99th two weeks after birth but since then it has been going down since and now I think she is somewhere on the 40th.

I am so so upset about all this. I love breastfeeding so much and we were total pro's. I am hoping that this just a phase and in a few weeks time she will be ok...however I'm worried its my milk thats just not enough for her anymore

If anyone has got any experience and could help then I would be so thankful!

Amy xxxx



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 08:13 AM   2
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You can manually express some of your foremilk before breastfeeding, so your baby would get more hindmilk.



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 11:20 AM   3
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Just sometimes, when a mum has an abundance of milk and a fast let down, tongue tie isn't diagnosed. The baby gets oodles of milk, and all seems fine. But if baby isn't using the tongue effectively, then when the hormones change at about 3 months and the milk stops flowing/dripping/spurting so much, then there can be an issue with sufficiency. Is it worth chatting through this possibility with a BFC?

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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 11:57 AM   4
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is she just a distracted baby? my LO decided he just wanted to feed at night in the dark as in the day he wanted to look everywhere! have you tried a cover?



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 14:37 PM   5
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Thanks for the reply everyone.

I will def look into the tongue tie problem and discuss it with HV.

Maybebaby3 yeah Izzy is far too interested in whats going on around her to concentrate, I can tell that already! So that might be an explanation because at night when I feed her she does fine!

I can't express very much milk anymore but I guess I could hand express some.

I will be definately exploring all these possibilities.

Amy xxxx



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2010, 14:55 PM   6
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I second the distracted theory - around 4 months was when my LO started fussing and becoming more interested in anything but boob! Slightly better now, but still a nightmare!



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