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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 05:32 AM   1511
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He's lost more weight

Now need to feed him from one boob, then pump the other boob and give him 30ml or 60ml depending on what he'll take.

I'm so worried about him
Snow I know how you feel

I actually made it to day 3 and she wasn't latching properly or sucking right and my nipples were so raw, I knew she wasn't getting enough.
I sat down for a feed and I was crying harder than she was bc I didn't want to put her on, they hurt so much !!

I started pumping and bottle feeding that night. I felt like I had completely failed breast feeding (which I was SO excited & determined to do) ...
But after she drank her first bottle, of 1/2oz she was somuch more satisfied than she ever got from my breast. I felt a huge relief that I had done the right thing.

Hailey was weighed yesterday morning and she lost 11.5% of her body weight (10% is when they start to worry). So now I am pumping and giving 2oz every 3hrs like clock work. And I have a very happy, milk drunk baby!!
Not to mention pumping has made these sandbags harden & fill up!!!

I will be meeting with a lactation consultant and we can hopefully get her back on the breast once I've had the to heal (physically) and get sane again.

What a relief to know I'm not alone! Not that I'm happy you ladies are experiencing te same things.. It's just nice to know I'm not a bad mommy or crazy



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 07:46 AM   1512
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What pump have you got ladybug? I've got the advent manual but can only get 1.5oz from a boob at the mo



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 10:14 AM   1513
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Yay for 3oz gain!!!!



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 23:42 PM   1514
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Snow I use medela pump in style double pump..works great!



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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 00:13 AM   1515
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Am i the only one not bf'ing? :/



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 00:35 AM   1516
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What pump have you got ladybug? I've got the advent manual but can only get 1.5oz from a boob at the mo
I have the single electric medela swing pump.
It works well. My milk is in and I'm still only getting 1-2oz per boob


Nikki- with my next babe I'm almost sure I will pump my colostrum for first few days and then formula feed. This bf'ing will be way to demanding & time consuming already. Cant imagine doing it with a toddler as well. How do some of these ladies do it?



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 03:43 AM   1517
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Nikki, nothing wrong with that

The main reason we're not is cost, we live off a very tight budget and just can't afford it!



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 06:52 AM   1518
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Am i the only one not bf'ing? :/
No, we're on bottles after my milk didn't come in, my little Finlay just achieved his birth weight back yesterday. x



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 08:28 AM   1519
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we're bf'ing because it's cheaper than formula although my boobs are quite sore she seems to be getting enough and pooing and weeing...i can't believe she's 3 days old already!



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 11:19 AM   1520
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He's refusing the boob again! Now loves the bottle!

Agrhhhhh!!!

Rented a double electric pump tho and just got 2oz from each boob



 
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