Written by Kunzite » May 20th, 2011, 10:40 pm:LV - I just saw your post.... 30 oz!!! I'm sorry, but your LC must be a little looney. Until about 2 weeks ago O would never take more than 24 oz (and that was a really high day), he was usually around 20. Sure, some babies can down 30 oz, but some don't. Whatever her "normal" is should be fine. I honestly didn't think O could squeeze 30 oz into his little body until these last few weeks when a switch flipped and he's getting around 28. It must be a crazy growth spurt! He's starting to slow back down now and eating closer to 22 again.Skippy!! So happy to see you mama!! I want to hear all about your LOs when you have some time. I've been in your shoes (minus the second baby, lol!) so I know how hard all of that pumping is! RE: hindmilk, you don't really switch from foremilk to hindmilk, it's just a gradual increase in the fat content. As far as I know you can't increase it. I remember asking my doctor if I could decrease the "fattiness" of my milk because it seemed to be the cause of my clogged ducts and he said you can't. He said what you make is what you make. This is a really good article: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/foremilk-hindmilk.html
Written by random_thought » May 20th, 2011, 11:17 pm:I just saw this thread and thought I would join in We originally tried breastfeeding, nipple shield, everything. It just wasn't working for us and took forever! Now that I'm EPing I can get 3-4 bottles worth in the time it took to BF!! Plus the LO likes getting his milk faster and seems more content afterwards Anyways, just wanted to say hi!
Written by Logan Sapphire » May 21st, 2011, 4:06 am:Written by random_thought » May 20th, 2011, 11:17 pm:I just saw this thread and thought I would join in We originally tried breastfeeding, nipple shield, everything. It just wasn't working for us and took forever! Now that I'm EPing I can get 3-4 bottles worth in the time it took to BF!! Plus the LO likes getting his milk faster and seems more content afterwards Anyways, just wanted to say hi! Welcome Random Thought! How old is your son?
Written by Kunzite » May 21st, 2011, 7:08 am:Hi LS I do take Lecithin to help with the clogged ducts. It seems to work wonders although it doesn't seem to keep the milk blisters away. I'm sporting a nasty one right now..... I totally agree that there shouldn't be a set "normal" amount for EBF babies. Considering how widely the composition of BM varies from mom to mom, it just doesn't make sense! Whatever your baby eats (assuming healthy grow of course) is what they need. I think the fact that O drinks so little is evidence of my super fatty milk
Written by Loves Vintage » April 26th, 2011, 1:41 pm:Ohhhhhhhhh, one more thing. Has anyone else noticed an issue with the measurement labels on the medela bottles? I pump into the plastic bottles, then pour into playtex drop-ins. The numbers are always OFF! If I pump 6 oz, then pour into the drop-ins, the drop-ins label will say 7 oz! So, last night I measured 4 oz in a regular kitchen liquid measuring cup, and poured into the medela bottle, which read 3 oz. So, that means I've been pumping more all along than I thought I was, which also means my baby has been eating more than I thought, which is further troubling because she has not been gaining on any consistent curve. It's very very confusing!!
Written by puppmom » May 25th, 2011, 7:40 am:Charbie, I personally find the LLL ladies to be a bit intimidating - in my area anyway. Our hospital offered a really thorough breastfeeding class that was a HUGE help to me. They also had an LC on staff 24 hours per day.
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