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Breastfeeding Issues.... Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
11th Mar '13

My son was started on Newborn Enfamil.... he's done really great on it... my supply came in, and I fed him breast milk.... he ended up spitting it up.... which he doesn't do on the Newborn Enfamil... I took a perc last night for my afterpains... and fed my breast milk this morning, do you think the pain med was still in my supply... and caused him to be sick or is he allergic to me?! (I know this sounds dumb... but I am kind of worried)

*Anners* 3 kids; Texas 12319 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" My son was started on Newborn Enfamil.... he's done really great on it... my supply came in, and I fed ... [snip!] ... still in my supply... and caused him to be sick or is he allergic to me?! (I know this sounds dumb... but I am kind of worried)"


Well, that's the reason I didn't use formula at all. Especially right after birth. You have colostrum and it's enough until your supply gets in. I was on percocets and they didn't affect my children.. So try again and if it persists bring it up with his pedi.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
11th Mar '13

I'd just keep trying to breastfeed to bring up your supply. Curious as to why you gave formula instead of colostrum but its mute now. Just keep trying with bm cause it could have been a fluke thing.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting A is Me:" I'd just keep trying to breastfeed to bring up your supply. Curious as to why you gave formula instead of colostrum but its mute now. Just keep trying with bm cause it could have been a fluke thing."


Because I was just going to pump and formula feed both.... and I was waiting for my supply to come in... so I waited... i'm making the colostrum still... thats the stuff he had today.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting *Anners*:" Well, that's the reason I didn't use formula at all. Especially right after birth. You have colostrum ... [snip!] ... gets in. I was on percocets and they didn't affect my children.. So try again and if it persists bring it up with his pedi."


I don't even feel like i'm making a lot.... it's very stressful... took forever to come in, and all I seem to make is several oz's if that.

*Anners* 3 kids; Texas 12319 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" I don't even feel like i'm making a lot.... it's very stressful... took forever to come in, and all I seem to make is several oz's if that."


Drink lots of water, eat real oatmeal, and malt o meal. Just keep bringing him to the breast. If there's a demand, the supply will come.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Mar '13

pumping is hard. I was never able to pump more than an oz. If you aren't putting baby to the breast it will take longer for your milk to come in. Exclusively pumping is very hard work. Probably the hardest way to feed a baby IMO. How often are you pumping? What kind of pump do you have? What about nursing makes you uncomfortable?

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" I don't even feel like i'm making a lot.... it's very stressful... took forever to come in, and all I seem to make is several oz's if that."


babies don't need much, their little tummies are so tiny. The amount you pump is not indicative of your supply. If you are only pumping it's likely your body is not responding to the pump, making seem as though you aren't producing.



Switching back and forth between BM and formula can be harsh on their tummy.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
11th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Baby_Majick:</b>" I don't even feel like i'm making a lot.... it's very stressful... took forever to come in, and all I seem to make is several oz's if that."</blockquote>




How often are you pumping?



And a pump isn't as efficient as the baby so you'll get less pulping then the baby would if he was nursing.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" pumping is hard. I was never able to pump more than an oz. If you aren't putting baby to the breast it ... [snip!] ... way to feed a baby IMO. How often are you pumping? What kind of pump do you have? What about nursing makes you uncomfortable? "


I have the mini pump, I pump every two hours...

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting *Anners*:" Drink lots of water, eat real oatmeal, and malt o meal. Just keep bringing him to the breast. If there's a demand, the supply will come."


I'm feeding him tonight from me because i'm going nuts pumping!

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
11th Mar '13

Mipump by Safety One***

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Baby_Majick:" I'm feeding him tonight from me because i'm going nuts pumping!"

nursing is the best way to bring in your milk. If you want to breastfeed stop with the formula and just nurse nurse nurse.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
11th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Baby_Majick:</b>" I don't even feel like i'm making a lot.... it's very stressful... took forever to come in, and all I seem to make is several oz's if that."</blockquote>




Wow several ounces is alot! Especially for just starting pumping. If you're dead set on pumping you'll have to do it regularly for a while until your supply is up. Putting baby to your breast will stimulate you to make much more milk, and you can pump more when you need to, kwim? Of course there's always the risk of nipple confusion.

Baby_Majick 52 kids; Sullivan, Missouri 4031 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting A is Me:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Baby_Majick:</b>" I don't even feel like i'm making a lot.... ... [snip!] ... to make much more milk, and you can pump more when you need to, kwim? Of course there's always the risk of nipple confusion."


Sometimes it's just an oz .. oz and half... will he latch this late in the game... he's been on a bottle since Friday.