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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #250 on: September 28, 2017, 11:18:35 AM »
Thanks again everyone for the support and suggestions.

DD gained 5 ounces in two days after starting the 10 minute nurse per side, plus bottle of as much milk (breast & formula) as she wants routine. My supply is still down though it seems to be increasing ever so slightly each day. She is also so much happier now that she's eating enough and she is sleeping wonderfully.

I got a referral to this place: http://milc.sacramentomnm.com/ they have Certified Nurse Midwives that can diagnose and treat ties as well as work with us to successfully exclusively breastfeed.

I have an appointment for next week!

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« Reply #251 on: September 28, 2017, 12:03:18 PM »
I experience nipple blanching after a feed. No extreme pain, so I'm guessing not Raynaud's Phenomenon. Should I be concerned? Baby seems to be eating enough. Latch might be shallow half the time though.

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« Reply #252 on: September 28, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »
EY... I am rooting for you.  (pun intended?)  Your description brings back so many memories.   DD did get the tongue tie snipped and it helped enough that we continued breast feeding for 4 months, although bottle supplementation was always in the works after the first couple of weeks, and I did not have your strength to continue with all the different SNS systems and pumping cycles for long. 

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« Reply #253 on: September 28, 2017, 08:21:36 PM »
I experience nipple blanching after a feed. No extreme pain, so I'm guessing not Raynaud's Phenomenon. Should I be concerned? Baby seems to be eating enough. Latch might be shallow half the time though.

I had that and my nipples haven't fallen off yet, so I guess it's okay!  My babies also didn't have great latches until they grew a bit bigger.

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« Reply #254 on: September 28, 2017, 10:28:37 PM »
I experience nipple blanching after a feed. No extreme pain, so I'm guessing not Raynaud's Phenomenon. Should I be concerned? Baby seems to be eating enough. Latch might be shallow half the time though.

I had that and my nipples haven't fallen off yet, so I guess it's okay!  My babies also didn't have great latches until they grew a bit bigger.

That is good :D

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« Reply #255 on: October 02, 2017, 01:24:33 AM »
Update: breastfeeding is going awesomely!! This is a far cry from the stress and pain I felt 7 weeks ago.

I want to thank whoever recommended the haakaa pump; best $30 I ever spent - that thing is AMAZING. Hands free, zero effort, easy to clean. Works like a charm.

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #256 on: October 02, 2017, 01:26:04 AM »
Can giving up dairy reduce my milk supply? Still got plenty of wet nappies from bub, but he's feeding for ages half asleep instead of taking naps during the daytime. He's got a suspected dairy allergy so I've given up dairy over the past week, which coincides with the sleep-suckling (for up to an hour, I get bored after that and move him and he wakes up).

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #257 on: October 02, 2017, 01:26:53 AM »
Update: breastfeeding is going awesomely!! This is a far cry from the stress and pain I felt 7 weeks ago.

I want to thank whoever recommended the haakaa pump; best $30 I ever spent - that thing is AMAZING. Hands free, zero effort, easy to clean. Works like a charm.
This is an awesome update! Really cool to hear that the haakaa is a good pump.

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #258 on: October 02, 2017, 07:45:18 AM »
Can giving up dairy reduce my milk supply? Still got plenty of wet nappies from bub, but he's feeding for ages half asleep instead of taking naps during the daytime. He's got a suspected dairy allergy so I've given up dairy over the past week, which coincides with the sleep-suckling (for up to an hour, I get bored after that and move him and he wakes up).

It shouldn't. But, if you're not getting enough calories or liquid, that may impact it.

If your babe is otherwise gaining weight, I would put an end to the sleep sucking. When he starts falling asleep, detach him. If he wakes up and wants to nurse more, fine but put an end to it when he falls asleep. If he is falling asleep before getting a good feed, do what you need to keep him awake (such as undressing, etc).

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #259 on: October 02, 2017, 08:15:56 AM »
What hold do people who use the haaka pump use? I can't figure out how there would be room to have a pump attached to my breast along with my daughter. (Not to mention now she is super kicking and wiggling while eating.)

I never figured out how to pump with a flange based pump while she ate.  I sometimes use the freemie manual pump, but now she likes to pull the tubing.

I've upped her bottles to 4 ounces, which means I need to pump 16 ounces a day, and that is a lot. But I just can't figure out where the haaka would go...

Also- does it work at all if you don't leak when feeding?
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« Reply #260 on: October 02, 2017, 08:27:41 AM »
What hold do people who use the haaka pump use? I can't figure out how there would be room to have a pump attached to my breast along with my daughter. (Not to mention now she is super kicking and wiggling while eating.)

I never figured out how to pump with a flange based pump while she ate.  I sometimes use the freemie manual pump, but now she likes to pull the tubing.

I've upped her bottles to 4 ounces, which means I need to pump 16 ounces a day, and that is a lot. But I just can't figure out where the haaka would go...

Also- does it work at all if you don't leak when feeding?

It would work with the football hold.
I haven't used one myself, but I understand it creates a vacuum around the breast, which is what draws the milk out,
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« Reply #261 on: October 02, 2017, 01:21:58 PM »
Haakaa pump - I use a modified cross cradle. I have baby on one side and a free boob in the other.

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« Reply #262 on: October 02, 2017, 02:17:27 PM »
I was able to pump in a cross-body hold.  I just pumped over the baby while he nursed (carefully angled so it was over but not spilling).  Not easy, but doable.  Most difficult part is actually take the pump away from your body.  I did use tubes rather than bottles, which may have helped.

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« Reply #263 on: October 02, 2017, 02:55:54 PM »
:/ I deleted my photo but it still shows up when I view this thread by title in my list of threads participated in... I hope adding a new photo will make that go away.

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #264 on: October 02, 2017, 02:56:32 PM »
Ok let me know if anyone knows how I can remove my photo of my bust with baby haha.

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« Reply #265 on: October 02, 2017, 03:43:12 PM »
I only see a washing machine.

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« Reply #266 on: October 02, 2017, 04:03:38 PM »
Ok good :)

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« Reply #267 on: October 02, 2017, 05:16:06 PM »
The washing machine kinda looks like boobs, though.

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« Reply #268 on: October 02, 2017, 06:33:17 PM »
The washing machine kinda looks like boobs, though.
I thought so too. I figured it was intentional.

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« Reply #269 on: October 02, 2017, 06:43:56 PM »
The washing machine kinda looks like boobs, though.
I thought so too. I figured it was intentional.
Haha I wish I were that clever! Naw, I just grabbed a random photo off my phone :)

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« Reply #270 on: October 23, 2017, 02:56:00 PM »
Anyone have any experience with Bowen Therapy for a newborn and/or laser tongue tie revision? I'm still having breastfeeding struggles with Yogurt and had a couple of lactation consultants say I should have her evaluated for a tongue/lip tie. I found a highly recommended pediatric dentist that does the surgery with a laser. When I called about an appointment they said they also recommend Bowen Therapy before hand as a complement to the surgery.

Yogurt is a pretty happy baby, she definitely gets gassy but she soothes pretty easily. Bowen Therapy seems to be suggested more for colicky babies. I'm wondering if I should travel down this path or not?

I'm also trying to decide if I should keep putting in all this effort to make breastfeeding work? I'm not currently nursing at all because it was just too much when it wasn't actually doing anything. (Yogurt wasn't transferring at all, so her nursing was just incredibly frustrating for both of us. Based on some bad advice I stopped pumping after feeding her and that on top of my getting sick seemed to have tanked my supply. I'm pretty sure she's so inefficient that she isn't triggering milk production.) I am now pumping 8 times a day, I'm still under producing milk too. I also think I have a slow let down reflex. I pump for 30 minutes every pump session, I started out only getting around 8-9 oz per day (I was pumping more like 5-6 times a day). This week I worked on pumping at least 7 and then at least 8 times per day and my supply has steadily increased (Mon: 6 pumps 13.2 oz, Tues: 7 pumps, 13.6 oz, Wed: 7 pumps, 14.1 oz, Thurs: 7 pumps, 14.6 oz, Fri: 8 pumps, 15.1 oz, Sat: 8 pumps, 16.5 oz, Sun: 8 pumps 17.5 oz). But Yogurt eats an average of 30 oz per day so she is still getting supplemented with formula. All this to say that if she does indeed have a tongue tie and fixing it does make it so she will be able to latch and transfer milk efficiently I'll still have to supplement her until my supply reaches demand (which I hope it does, I'm encouraged since supply is going up). I expect this means I'll be back to the very exhausting nurse, pump, supplement routine for a while in order to get breastfeeding really established. I'm guessing this could take a full month? I go back to work in the middle of January and Yogurt will be off to daycare so she'll be bottle fed while there.

I feel like I have 3 options: continue to exclusively pump and bottle feed, go through the work for a tongue tie revision and "relactation" to get Yogurt to breast feed (possible this isn't successful), or switch to exclusively formula feeding.

Any tips, advice? What would you do? I'm just trying to really think this through. (cross posted in the Baby and Pregnancy thread)

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #271 on: October 23, 2017, 04:08:50 PM »
I'm not sure I'd get the Bowen therapy, but in your situation I'd probably get her assessed for a tongue tie, and cut if there is one. You can give yourself a "sanity timeframe" - if she's worked out breastfeeding within 2 weeks, awesome, if not, the tongue tie wasn't the issue and you can go back to formula/pumping or move to only formuka. If there isn't one, I'd probably move to formula only as my supply dropped from only pumping. *But* I'm not you :) Do you have the energy and support to try this? If you just don't want to do it, that's fine too :)

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« Reply #272 on: October 23, 2017, 04:43:46 PM »
EngineerYogi, sorry you're going through that, it sounds frustrating. My DD had a lip and tongue tie, and I had a pediatric dentist use a laser to get them both snipped. My thoughts:

- no guarantee the revision will improve breastfeeding - I had different issues to you, in that she was feeding and supply was fine, but it was a pain issue - incredibly painful and that continued for 4 months

- on the other hand, I've heard that lip ties can cause speech difficulties and tooth decay, and there were no downsides to having the revision done (other than the $600 I had to pay out of pocket) so I thought it was worth a shot

- I was often pumping instead of breastfeeding due to the pain being less on a pump, but I persevered for perhaps longer than I should have due to some internalized assumptions along the "breast is always best" lines that have been discussed really well in this thread. How do you feel about pumping? Is it interfering with your ability to rest, to spend time with baby? Are you placing undue pressure on yourself to get lactation to work out of misguided guilt/anxiety? Would it be a relief to just say "I tried, it didn't work for me, I'm going to switch to formula?" Others in this thread are far more eloquent and insightful about these issues, I guess I'm just trying to encourage you to look after yourself, not put pressure on yourself, and don't feel like you're "giving up" if it turns out that formula is the best option for your bub.

- on the other hand, if you're excited at the prospect of maybe being able to re-establish breastfeeding, then this thread is a great place for strategies on how to do that, and seeing a lactation consultant might be helpful.

Your baby sounds like she's doing wonderfully well, congratulations!

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #273 on: October 23, 2017, 05:42:36 PM »
Can giving up dairy reduce my milk supply? Still got plenty of wet nappies from bub, but he's feeding for ages half asleep instead of taking naps during the daytime. He's got a suspected dairy allergy so I've given up dairy over the past week, which coincides with the sleep-suckling (for up to an hour, I get bored after that and move him and he wakes up).

It shouldn't. But, if you're not getting enough calories or liquid, that may impact it.

If your babe is otherwise gaining weight, I would put an end to the sleep sucking. When he starts falling asleep, detach him. If he wakes up and wants to nurse more, fine but put an end to it when he falls asleep. If he is falling asleep before getting a good feed, do what you need to keep him awake (such as undressing, etc).
I forgot to thank you for the advice, it really helped. I wasn't getting enough calories and my supply has recently jumped! Baby is no longer sucking for ages either.

I'm into Week 4 of dairy free and some of his symptoms are back again. Trying not to worry and just hoping it goes away properly, we see the doc next week to check in :-/
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« Reply #274 on: October 23, 2017, 06:13:07 PM »
EY - my sons tie wasn't picked up until he was nearly a year old. We were able to breastfeed with it, but kept having issues cropping up (at the time I attributed them to other causes, such as teething). We actually left the hospital with him unable to latch without a nipple shield for the first 3-4 months

When he was diagnosed with it, the LC also pointed out the roof of his mouth was high and narrow, which was caused by his tongue being tethered, which can affect how airways develop - tongue tie can be a cause of snoring and sleep apnea.

We found that after Sir Ed has his ties cut he stopped snoring. At the time he also had 4 teeth, which he would grind. He stopped grinding completely after his ties were cut - if you know to look you can see the difference between them and the other ties. He didn't struggle with solids, but he definitely struggled with drinking - would cough and splutter and struggle everytime we gave him water.

I haven't heard of Bowen Therapy, but I know some places do recommend some sort of body work to help relax the muscles around the release - sadly there hasn't been much research conducted to determine how much/whether this helps with outcomes. (We never did any, so can't help there)

Edit: just wanted to add that in the tie support group I'm in, I have seen parents with tied babies also reporting difficulties with bottles too - struggle to get a good seal, so they end up taking in lots of air, and are quite windy/colic-y. No guarantees Yogurt would have difficulties with a bottle, or not, just something to keep in mind.
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« Reply #275 on: October 23, 2017, 07:06:37 PM »
Anyone have any experience with Bowen Therapy for a newborn and/or laser tongue tie revision? I'm still having breastfeeding struggles with Yogurt and had a couple of lactation consultants say I should have her evaluated for a tongue/lip tie. I found a highly recommended pediatric dentist that does the surgery with a laser. When I called about an appointment they said they also recommend Bowen Therapy before hand as a complement to the surgery.

Yogurt is a pretty happy baby, she definitely gets gassy but she soothes pretty easily. Bowen Therapy seems to be suggested more for colicky babies. I'm wondering if I should travel down this path or not?

I'm also trying to decide if I should keep putting in all this effort to make breastfeeding work? I'm not currently nursing at all because it was just too much when it wasn't actually doing anything. (Yogurt wasn't transferring at all, so her nursing was just incredibly frustrating for both of us. Based on some bad advice I stopped pumping after feeding her and that on top of my getting sick seemed to have tanked my supply. I'm pretty sure she's so inefficient that she isn't triggering milk production.) I am now pumping 8 times a day, I'm still under producing milk too. I also think I have a slow let down reflex. I pump for 30 minutes every pump session, I started out only getting around 8-9 oz per day (I was pumping more like 5-6 times a day). This week I worked on pumping at least 7 and then at least 8 times per day and my supply has steadily increased (Mon: 6 pumps 13.2 oz, Tues: 7 pumps, 13.6 oz, Wed: 7 pumps, 14.1 oz, Thurs: 7 pumps, 14.6 oz, Fri: 8 pumps, 15.1 oz, Sat: 8 pumps, 16.5 oz, Sun: 8 pumps 17.5 oz). But Yogurt eats an average of 30 oz per day so she is still getting supplemented with formula. All this to say that if she does indeed have a tongue tie and fixing it does make it so she will be able to latch and transfer milk efficiently I'll still have to supplement her until my supply reaches demand (which I hope it does, I'm encouraged since supply is going up). I expect this means I'll be back to the very exhausting nurse, pump, supplement routine for a while in order to get breastfeeding really established. I'm guessing this could take a full month? I go back to work in the middle of January and Yogurt will be off to daycare so she'll be bottle fed while there.

I feel like I have 3 options: continue to exclusively pump and bottle feed, go through the work for a tongue tie revision and "relactation" to get Yogurt to breast feed (possible this isn't successful), or switch to exclusively formula feeding.

Any tips, advice? What would you do? I'm just trying to really think this through. (cross posted in the Baby and Pregnancy thread)

We did not do Bowen Therapy so I can't comment on that. My baby had a very minor tongue tie and we were told by our lactation consultant that it would probably not solve our issues. We had it cut anyway, not just on the off chance that it might help with BF (spoiler alert: it did not) but because as others have said, tongue ties can have implications for speech, dental health etc.

I did triple torture (BF, bottle feeding and pumping) for almost two months, and then kept pumping without BF for weeks more before I just couldn't keep it up anymore. I'm really glad I kept trying for a while and saw my completely excellent lactation consultant, but I wish I had given up after the tongue tie revision didn't change anything. Everyone's experience is different, but for me pumping for hours every day got in the way of enjoying my relationship with my baby, and contributed massively to my sleep deprivation. Next time around, if I have issues again (which I most likely will) I will listen to the highly qualified and experienced LC if she says "you've done your best, this just isn't working".

TL;DR: in your shoes I would get the tongue tie cut, but then give up on BF a few weeks afterwards if it hasn't improved.

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Re: Evidence based breastfeeding for mustachians
« Reply #276 on: October 25, 2017, 07:20:34 AM »
I too dealt with a minor tongue tie.  We got it clipped before he left the hospital (at about two weeks).  I had hoping clipping would be the panacea, but although it helped some, it wasn't a one shot solution.  I tried hard to get him to nurse, because he was accustomed to bottles at the NICU.  At about 2 months, I finally had him predominately nursing.  He had one day he nursed and didn't take a single bottle (except at night).  And then, he got thrush around 2 months, and even though I wiped off the medication before nursing, I think he still could taste it some so I had to go back to using the nipple shield to get him to nurse.  His weight dropped to 10% even though his height was 90% by his 4 month visit (it was 80% at birth and 50% at the time of leaving the hospital), so I stopped trying hard to limit the supplements and he popped back up to 17% by his 6 month visit.  I triple fed until about 5/5.5 months when I gave up and just nursed first thing in the morning and otherwise I pumped.  6.5 months later I still haven't gotten him off the nipple shield.

At 6 mo I froze 3 mo worth of 4 oz portions, so he could get some benefit after I quit pumping.  7-7.5 months I started to slowly cut back my pump sessions (1 nurse, 6 pumps to 1 nurse, 4 pumps now at 8.5 mo).  And now, my supply seems to have tanked upon getting my period.  So I may be quitting soon.  It'll be a relief in some ways, but I still feel guilty in others...

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« Reply #277 on: October 25, 2017, 08:01:31 AM »
I too dealt with a minor tongue tie.  We got it clipped before he left the hospital (at about two weeks).  I had hoping clipping would be the panacea, but although it helped some, it wasn't a one shot solution.  I tried hard to get him to nurse, because he was accustomed to bottles at the NICU.  At about 2 months, I finally had him predominately nursing.  He had one day he nursed and didn't take a single bottle (except at night).  And then, he got thrush around 2 months, and even though I wiped off the medication before nursing, I think he still could taste it some so I had to go back to using the nipple shield to get him to nurse.  His weight dropped to 10% even though his height was 90% by his 4 month visit (it was 80% at birth and 50% at the time of leaving the hospital), so I stopped trying hard to limit the supplements and he popped back up to 17% by his 6 month visit.  I triple fed until about 5/5.5 months when I gave up and just nursed first thing in the morning and otherwise I pumped.  6.5 months later I still haven't gotten him off the nipple shield.

At 6 mo I froze 3 mo worth of 4 oz portions, so he could get some benefit after I quit pumping.  7-7.5 months I started to slowly cut back my pump sessions (1 nurse, 6 pumps to 1 nurse, 4 pumps now at 8.5 mo).  And now, my supply seems to have tanked upon getting my period.  So I may be quitting soon.  It'll be a relief in some ways, but I still feel guilty in others...

Hugs, it sounds like you have done your best.

And my hat certainly goes off to you - pumping is hard work!
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« Reply #278 on: October 29, 2017, 08:00:34 AM »
Wow Captain FIRE, you triple fed for months!? I am so impressed, that just completely crushed me. You have done amazing for your son.

I really think my daughter's initial weight loss was two fold, her poor latch and my low supply. At 6 weeks postpartum I am still seeing an increase in supply now that I am pumping 8 times a day for 30 minutes each session. She had only breast milk yesterday! 25.5 oz! So I'm confident I'm getting my supply issue corrected. Now to work on nursing/latch again.

Thank you for sharing your experience!

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« Reply #279 on: October 31, 2017, 07:20:04 AM »
In fairness, I should note that I was very lucky to have 6 months off from work.  I felt guilty if I didn't try my best to breastfeed until I went back, given I had this incredibly rare (for the US) time off.

Good luck!