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Jaundice and Supplementing r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
7th Mar '13

Baby's bilirubin rose back up so the pediatrician ordered we supplement every other feeding with formula. She's trying to figure out now if my breastmilk is causing the problem :( Do I need to pump every time she gets a bottle of formula? I was thinking of having DH feed her while I pump, but I'm not sure....

AmandaSixx + JZS Due November 22 (boy); 2 kids; Gresham, Oregon 25460 posts
7th Mar '13

you had your baby congrats!!

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22086 posts
7th Mar '13

Yes I would pump. Is she on the blanket?

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting AmandaSixx |36wks|:" you had your baby congrats!!"


Yes! 6lb7oz and 18 inches of newb perfection :D
Thank you!

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Blythe.:" Yes I would pump. Is she on the blanket?"


No. She may have to be readmitted tomorrow if it isn't improving. I hate the thought of giving her anything on a bottle (she gets so confused!) but I'm willing to try anything. She already eats every 2 hours and has more than plenty wet and dirty diapers, so we know it's not a volume issue.

Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1378 posts
7th Mar '13

My sons pedi said to supplement for jaundice (he was a newbie then he's two now) and u never did. I was afraid to. I nursed more and longer. He's fine of course. But if its really bad you can use a dropper and give a little formula after nursing. I'm iffy about adding bottles but whatever you do baby will probably be okay.

AmandaSixx + JZS Due November 22 (boy); 2 kids; Gresham, Oregon 25460 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Rabbit
Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22086 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Rabbit
Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1378 posts
7th Mar '13

If its content and not amount then maybe a diet change?
I don't believe a woman can produce inadequate milk, there are controllable factors there.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Blythe.:" we had the blanket at home for a week. Can you put her in the sun?"


I wish I could! It was supposed to be nice and sunny today, but of course that didn't happen. Crossing my fingers that it is nice tomorrow. It's supposed to warm up to the 60's this weekend with plenty of sun.




...I am really missing Florida right this second, lol

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:" If its content and not amount then maybe a diet change? I don't believe a woman can produce inadequate milk, there are controllable factors there."


The doc thinks there is something in my breastmilk blocking her liver from producing the necessary enzymes to break down the bilirubin. I dunno what in my diet could cause that.

Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1378 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rabbit™:</b>" The doc thinks there is something in my breastmilk blocking her liver from producing the necessary enzymes to break down the bilirubin. I dunno what in my diet could cause that."</blockquote>




Hmm never heard if that..
In that case I'd mix feed but still try to keep the bond benefits of direct nursing,
I'd say just nurse more than bottle to avoid confusion or bottle easy flow preference, but go both.
:)

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting Rabbit
...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
7th Mar '13

this is what WE had to do... and it was awful... first i would try to BF feed one b**b for 10 mins, then the other for 10 mins. after that SO had to supplement her with formula and breast milk from my last pump, while he did that i pumped for as long as i could on both b**bs. we had to do this every 2 hours from start to start. it was HORRIBLE. the whole process took over an hour, not to mention diaper changing... If i could have done it again i would have done formula as soon as this crazy schedule was in place. I had 5 Lactation consults pressuring me when my milk hadnt come in, i had a flat nipple, and my other nipples ducts were clogged! then when my milk did come in it was so much that i was so engorged that i couldnt get anything out and couldnt sleep from the pain. YOU DO WHAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH!! YOU WILL NOT BE A BAD MOM WITH WHATEVER DECISION YOU MAKE!! Remember that!!! I wish someone told me that. I regret breast feeding. My baby and I have an amazing connecting and bond even without doing it. My MIDWIFE was the one who said to stop, she was so mad at the lactation consults she called and ripped them a new one. DD was losing too much weight from not eating and i was getting very bad PPD and physically sick!!

Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8236 posts
7th Mar '13

what is her level?