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NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
18th Jan '13
Quoting sillygirltracyb_caius1222:" Is there anything that slows production? Someone told me not to eat any processed foods or only eat ... [snip!] ... milk, no caffeine, no red meat..pretty much nothing but fruits and veggies. . Sounds extreme to me but im not a health nut."


certain medications and caffeine can slow production, mostly because they dehydrate you. You can drink pop and coffee as long as you make up for it in water. I don't think there is any weight behind her organic claim, I mean yes process foods have chemicals that can get into your milk but I've never heard of avoiding them to bf, thats just a personal choice.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
18th Jan '13

So i haven't been in here for a little while, we're going on 7 months on the 5th:D. She's also getting to the point of where she's chomping down on my nipple, no teeth yet thankfully but anything i can do to stop/help the chomping?

Logan and Noah's Momma 18 kids; North Carolina 982 posts
18th Jan '13

Hi ladies, well here we are again dealing with some issues. My poor almost 7 week old has Rsv and a double ear infection. I've noticed he is definitely nursing less and sleeping more, I'm concerned my supply will drop. I'm not a huge fan of pumping, for some reason it hurts to do so. Any suggestions on what I should do? Will the supply drop too much with him eating less?

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Logan and Noah's Momma :" Hi ladies, well here we are again dealing with some issues. My poor almost 7 week old has Rsv and a double ... [snip!] ... for some reason it hurts to do so. Any suggestions on what I should do? Will the supply drop too much with him eating less?"


as long as he's still nursing, your supply will recover once he starts nursing more again.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:" So i haven't been in here for a little while, we're going on 7 months on the 5th:D. She's also getting ... [snip!] ... the point of where she's chomping down on my nipple, no teeth yet thankfully but anything i can do to stop/help the chomping? "


unlatch her.
usually the only bite if they are not really hungry or if they are done.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
20th Jan '13

Owwww my nips hurt. Instead of opening his mouth and pulling off my son will pull with what feels like all his might. And when he does it multiple times a feeding, it hurts :(

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" Owwww my nips hurt. Instead of opening his mouth and pulling off my son will pull with what feels like all his might. And when he does it multiple times a feeding, it hurts :("


when he does it the first time put your boob away for awhile. If you stop nursing when he does it he'll start to get that if he does it he's done.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Mama❍Moon:" when he does it the first time put your boob away for awhile. If you stop nursing when he does it he'll start to get that if he does it he's done. "

Ahhh good idea.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" Ahhh good idea."

If his pulling is in frustration to slowing milk supply(since you just recently went to encouraging him to nurse more on one side), you can set up to nurse him in such a way that your arm/hand/whatever is behind his head & he has no room to pull back & then he can't do it. You can even kind of set sideways on a couch & brace your arm on the back of the couch, so when he goes to pull, there is just no clearance to snap off.. Since your LO isn't seeming as interested/eager about nursing as the average baby & often has a low number of feeds per day & is having trouble with weight gain, I would use the "removal method" as your LAST option. Normally it's fine & recommended because most babies are cuing to nurse all.the.time...but in a baby that isn't, you want to have them feed & even when doing it gently - an iffy baby can be triggered into a nursing strike relatively easily sometimes. At 4 months, when he is some days only cuing to nurse 5 times in a day (and like I said, not gaining adequately) avoid removing him from the breast if you can & instead try other things first to avoid the situation. If that doesn't work, then try removal.

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" If his pulling is in frustration to slowing milk supply(since you just recently went to encouraging him ... [snip!] ... from the breast if you can & instead try other things first to avoid the situation. If that doesn't work, then try removal."

If I remove him for more than a second then he cries. He's obviously hungry, just frustrated with the flow, I think.



He's been cuing every couple hours today. Hopefully that was just a phase and we'll be back to normal :)

2happy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; North Carolina 14739 posts
20th Jan '13

My son is 3 weeks and 3 days old and is bf. my nipples were a mess the first 2 weeks. Seemed to get better around 3 weeks but past 3 days they burn when he first latches and then when he is done. He is nursing arou d 14-16 times a day. He was nursing alot at night but past few nights just wakes every 4 hours and nurses for 10 mins and goes back to sleep. I then wake up and feel full. Since then after he eats for 30+ mins during the day about 30 mins I feel full again. I am dealing with a fast letdown and oversupply issues. I'm afraid of thrush though I see no spots on him.is the burning something that will go away or would you be concerned of thrush even with no signs on my son?

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
20th Jan '13

We made it to 7 today! Well.. almost. He's asleep now but will nurse once more before he's done for the night.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting 2happy:" My son is 3 weeks and 3 days old and is bf. my nipples were a mess the first 2 weeks. Seemed to get better ... [snip!] ... no spots on him.is the burning something that will go away or would you be concerned of thrush even with no signs on my son?"

Personally, I would be looking for signs of thrush also. Have you or he taken antibiotics? At this point you can try just eating LOTS of yogurt or taking probiotics & if it is early thrush, that should be enough to stave it off. Aslo - take a look at your nips & see if there is any "blanching" (it will look white due to lack of blood flow). That can be caused by either vasoconstriction OR from bad latch. If due to bad latch your nip would also appear to be lipstick shaped temporarily right after baby unlatches.

Bubble Bum Due August 17 (boy); 1 child; Imperial, California 2905 posts
20th Jan '13

Hey ladies,



I've been having a really hard time feeding lately. I'm 10 months pregnant and feeding my 16 month on on my left breast kills sooo bad. Even if i wanted to wean him he wont have it. I do have him down to only feeding during naps and bed time. Any advice would help thank you..

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Bubble Bum:" Hey ladies, I've been having a really hard time feeding lately. I'm 10 months pregnant and feeding my ... [snip!] ... to wean him he wont have it. I do have him down to only feeding during naps and bed time. Any advice would help thank you.."

It may just be the way it is - so is the breast itself or the nip? If it's breast, is it lumpy at all?