Baby Care Advice » Breastfeeding Problems http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 2.5 WEEK OLD BABY – BREASTFEEDING PROBLEM? http://birthpolicy.org/498/2-5-week-old-baby-breastfeeding-problem/ http://birthpolicy.org/498/2-5-week-old-baby-breastfeeding-problem/#comments Sun, 28 Nov 2010 07:00:05 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/498/2-5-week-old-baby-breastfeeding-problem/

Question by Karla:
2.5 week old baby – breastfeeding problem?

My baby is 2.5 weeks old. I am breastfeeding him and having problems with the left side. He does not latch on properly to the left side and it has caused me to have a crack on my nipple. I am fed up with the pain, as it has been feeling excrutiating ever since he was born. I live in a German talking country so I cannot call a lactation specialist, so I need your help. Should I pump strictly on the left side until it heals and continue nursing on the right side? I have a cream to put on my nipples. What else can I do? I have been dealing with the pain but I cannot take much more of it.


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Answer by keevelish
I would not pump, as it’s not always possible to empty the breast like the baby would. You do not want to risk decreasing your milk supply on that side.

Make sure that you get your son’s mouth open really really wide, like he is yawning, and make sure his tongue is down and over his bottom gums. The key is to get as much of the aereola UNDER the nipple in his mouth as possible.

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BREASTFEEDING PROBLEMS WITH NEWBORN? http://birthpolicy.org/408/breastfeeding-problems-with-newborn/ http://birthpolicy.org/408/breastfeeding-problems-with-newborn/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:37 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/408/breastfeeding-problems-with-newborn/ Question by Sonja:
Breastfeeding problems with newborn?

My ideal friend had a baby this morning. This is her 4th. She has bf’d the other 3 for over a year each so is experienced. Her newborn is not sucking correctly with his tongue. How can she instruct him or position him to help him suck correctly?
The baby was born at home and she has called Le Leche League. They offered some tips on position but that did not seem to help and when she lets him suck on her finger his tongue doesn’t seem to be positioned right.


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Answer by stuck in texas save me
I think she would benefit a great deal from a good lactation consultant. You can find one on here ->http://www.ilca.org/.
She might also like to contact the La Leche League.

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BREASTFEEDING: I AM HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING BABY TO LATCH CORRECTLY? http://birthpolicy.org/345/breastfeeding-i-am-having-problems-getting-baby-to-latch-correctly/ http://birthpolicy.org/345/breastfeeding-i-am-having-problems-getting-baby-to-latch-correctly/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:47:57 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/345/breastfeeding-i-am-having-problems-getting-baby-to-latch-correctly/ Question by onemviebuf:
Breastfeeding: I am having problems getting baby to latch correctly?

Apparently I messed up a bit between being at the hospital, with lactation help, and coming home. The baby is great at sucking but I am having trouble getting her mouth wide enough to properly latch on. Now my nipples are cracking badly and I dread each feeding but I am determined to breastfeed. I know that the cracks will disappear as soon as she latches correctly cause I did it at the hospital with help. Any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.


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Answer by foghnanross
You might try “tickling” her cheek by the edge of her mouth with a finger, or your breast, to make sure she knows “where you are” so to speak, and make sure she is really ready for you. I had a really tough time as well with both my kids, but we persisted, and I am SO glad we did. They are healthy and strong, and we are very close…hang in there! It’s so worth the effort. Good luck!

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BREASTFEEDING MOMS: ADVISE ME – PUMPING TROUBLE? http://birthpolicy.org/308/breastfeeding-moms-advise-me-pumping-trouble/ http://birthpolicy.org/308/breastfeeding-moms-advise-me-pumping-trouble/#comments Wed, 03 Nov 2010 07:00:26 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/308/breastfeeding-moms-advise-me-pumping-trouble/ Question by ★Banäna ፨ Nightmärẹ★™:
Breastfeeding Moms: Advise me – Pumping trouble?

I have a hard time pumping breast milk while I am at work. I have ABSOLUTELY no problems breastfeeding my infant daughter. When I pump at work, it takes me nearly :20 mins just to get 3 ounces of milk from both breast.

Is this the norm? Is there any advise you can offer me. I just use a regular pump (Ameda) and connect it to the Ameda breast vacuum that my job has for us nursing mothers. It just seems like it’s not right.


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Answer by Sophie’s Mommy
Same thing happens to me… I dont really know. I have been trying to increase my fluids. But my daughter also takes formula.

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HAS ANYONE HAD THEIR BABY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH LETTUCE WHILE BREASTFEEDING? http://birthpolicy.org/252/has-anyone-had-their-baby-have-problems-with-lettuce-while-breastfeeding/ http://birthpolicy.org/252/has-anyone-had-their-baby-have-problems-with-lettuce-while-breastfeeding/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:53:40 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/252/has-anyone-had-their-baby-have-problems-with-lettuce-while-breastfeeding/ Question by Snowflake33:
Has anyone had their baby have problems with lettuce while breastfeeding?

My 11 week old son has been very fussy lately and spitting up a lot. I just recently started eating salads again and am wondering if this is the problem. I have read many things that state foods do not get to the milk that your baby gets but I do not know if I agree.


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Answer by The One, The Only
lettuce is full of water. if ur mixing lettuce with milk then ur mixing water with milk which dont go together and are likely to cause stomach upsets.

pls help this poor girl?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aoaq6SWtTNouA8I_NF_Ei1Psy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090514151529AAeoZ0w

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WILL BEANS CAUSE GAS PROBLEMS FOR AN INFANT WHILE MOTHER IS BREASTFEEDING? http://birthpolicy.org/182/will-beans-cause-gas-problems-for-an-infant-while-mother-is-breastfeeding/ http://birthpolicy.org/182/will-beans-cause-gas-problems-for-an-infant-while-mother-is-breastfeeding/#comments Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:58:54 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/182/will-beans-cause-gas-problems-for-an-infant-while-mother-is-breastfeeding/ Question by Charlie’s mom:
will beans cause gas problems for an infant while mom is breastfeeding?


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Answer by Alissa, R.N.
I found that while I was breastfeeding, anything that could potentially make ME gassy would make my baby gassy, so you have to be careful what you eat.

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BREASTFEEDING PROBLEMS WITH PREVIOUS BABIES, PREGNANT AGAIN? http://birthpolicy.org/123/breastfeeding-problems-with-previous-babies-pregnant-again/ http://birthpolicy.org/123/breastfeeding-problems-with-previous-babies-pregnant-again/#comments Tue, 14 Sep 2010 07:04:51 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/123/breastfeeding-problems-with-previous-babies-pregnant-again/ Question by parental unit:
Breastfeeding problems with previous babies, pregnant again?

I have had 2 babies, and had major supply issues with both. Even though I nursed them from birth, my milk never really came in, never had any engorgement, and was never able to exclusively breastfeed, I always had to supplement, first with an SNS and then with a bottle. Pumping never made any difference, most of the time nothing would come out. I had some success with fenugreek and other herbs, but it was still never enough. Is there any other options for me? Any medications? I am 11 weeks with #3, is there anything I should do during pregnancy to help with milk production when the baby comes?


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Answer by Amber
I had the same problem,,, my physician stated that there was nothing i could do other then keep trying. Mikayla lost 2 lbs in 3 weeks so i decited to stop. The only important thing is that your baby is healthy. My tiny girl is 4 months old and seems to be doing very well..

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BREASTFEEDING BABY PROBLEMS WITH POO’S? http://birthpolicy.org/27/breastfeeding-baby-problems-with-poos/ http://birthpolicy.org/27/breastfeeding-baby-problems-with-poos/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 06:59:30 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/27/breastfeeding-baby-problems-with-poos/ Question by Trisha:
Breastfeeding baby problems with poo’s?

My baby is 15 weeks old she is breastfeeding but i tryed her with formula milk as a top up. I have noticed lately she doesnt poo that often has really smelly wind and she had a poop and it stunk and was like a very thick paste and there was a lot of it. The next day she done the same. It seems like shes pushing but nothing comes out is this normal or is she constipated????
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Answer by Stephanie
yeah sounds like she is constipated, give her water to loosen her bowels, change of diet can trigger these things but will pass as hesystem gets used to it

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