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Hey TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3419 posts
12th Sep '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" Omg I wonder if this is what is wrong with my baby! He fights bf so hard every time he eats he thrashes and I have to hold him down sometimes, and he gulps to and couphs... Could that be acid reflux?"


it's pretty common for women who have strong let downs...like drowning in milk

Hey TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3419 posts
12th Sep '13

oh also feeding baby on 1 side only per feeding helps big time too.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
12th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TTC or TTA:</b>" it's pretty common for women who have strong let downs...like drowning in milk"</blockquote>




I do have a strong let down... I hate pumping because I can't get more than two ounces at a time and I can't pump often because ds is colicky and i'm holding him pretty much aaall day... Is there anything I can do?
Sorry op if i'm taking over your thread... Lol I've just never considered this before

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6718 posts
12th Sep '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" Omg I wonder if this is what is wrong with my baby! He fights bf so hard every time he eats he thrashes and I have to hold him down sometimes, and he gulps to and couphs... Could that be acid reflux?"


To me that sounds more like over active let down. There are times when you're breastfeeding that you'll have a 'let down'. Your b**b will feel tingly/itchy/crampy and milk will come gushing out. It's normal and what's suppose to happen. When babies are little though, they can't always handle it. You can make the baby unlatch while it's going on and let your b**b spray into a facecloth or something.



This does die down the longer you've been breastfeeding though. It can also cause issues with foremilk/hindmilk imbalance where you'll notice the baby has green frothy poop. They basically fill up on air and foremilk and never end up getting the fatty slower milk.

Hey TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3419 posts
12th Sep '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TTC or TTA:</b>" it's pretty common for women who have strong ... [snip!] ... aaall day... Is there anything I can do? Sorry op if i'm taking over your thread... Lol I've just never considered this before"


if you have alot of milk try block feeding... so 2 feedings on 1 breast till it's empty, then switch to the other. I had to block fed for like 2-3 feedings cause he couldn't empty a breast at one feeding, baby gets more of the creamy hindmilk with block feeding and it will fix the over supply issue.

mom of 2 boys and a girl 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Apple Valley, CA, United States 153 posts
12th Sep '13
Quoting TTC or TTA:" and arch her back... anyway sounds like reflux to me. My pedi told me he does this cause it burns...why ... [snip!] ... or had any acid attacks. If she kinda has a congested sound in her chest or throat it's acid reflux, or the coughing too."

She has the congestion sound as well. Ty for the help.

mom of 2 boys and a girl 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Apple Valley, CA, United States 153 posts
12th Sep '13

Thank you everyone for your help

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
12th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" To me that sounds more like over active let down. There are times when you're breastfeeding that you'll ... [snip!] ... the baby has green frothy poop. They basically fill up on air and foremilk and never end up getting the fatty slower milk. "</blockquote>




I have a strong letdown and don't feel anything. Not everyone does.

Hey TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 6 angel babies; Edmonton, AB, Canada 3419 posts
12th Sep '13
mom of 2 boys and a girl 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Apple Valley, CA, United States 153 posts
13th Sep '13

This is the first time I am doing well with milk supply. I was getting in the shower tonight and the one breast that is torn and hurting the worst was dripping like a faucet. The other breast isn't too bad and isn't leaking like the other. I think maybe there is more milk in the damaged one maybe that is why I don't know. I have an appt. to see a lactation consultant tomorrow to see if she is latching well and they said they have another cream to help heal faster. Thank you for the advice you all have been very helpful.:D