@Cbeanz @mecoats you can definitely use it to make baby food or mix with rice cereal when learning solids! I've seen some people make soap with theirs - not my thing but totally still doable?
@SienaC ... that sounds like a need for non nutritive sucking? Does she take a pacifier? How long is that stretch when she does that?
Me: 26 Hubs: 28
Baby Girl: 3/22/2017
Gah! I need pumped milk to add DD's Zantac to (which two days in already seems to be working, yay!!!) and I noticed one side isn't really producing! Any tips to up the supply there? Should I keep putting the baby on that side? Or just pump on it?
Just posted this on a FB comment but want to ask here also:I've been using the milkies milk saver on the opposite side LO feeds from first & get 1-2 oz each time I nurse. My milk just came in a few days ago but I've already got 15 oz of leakage saved in the fridge. I haven't pumped yet, was planning to start around 3-4 weeks & start building a freezer stash then. I want to test out if LO will take a bottle from the stuff I've collected so far but am not sure how/when to do that or how many ounces to give him at a time...anyone have advice for this?
When breastfed sites or advice say to make sure LO empties a breast completely, how would I know if he did? I usually just go by if the breast is softer/how long he's been nursing. But sometimes I can only get him to eat for 12 minutes on one side (that's after lots of stops/tickling/a diaper change/pulling him away from the breast to create a sucking reflex) and he's asleep or has no interest. I'm not pumping yet per my lactation consultants advice at the hospital/my midwife (both told my body would create too much milk- a problem I already have!) anyways any suggestions? Thanks ladies!
My poor baby is trying to nurse from a firehose, so she only takes about 5 minutes per side then she's just exhausted and done. This is even with me expressing to get thr initial let down out of the way. I don't think my supply is crazy large, my let down is just out of control. I just resign myself to laid back nursing and nursing every 90 minutes all day
DD has definitely been less spitty when feeding from the bottle. She's still having considerable issues though so we have a doc appointment tomorrow. poor thing!