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Re: Breast feeding

Actually, the hospital I gave birth (Kilchberg) were very knowledgable. All the nurses knew all that (and so did I - had read all the books ;-) and there was also a Stillberaterin who came in daily. The hospital also provided "Nursing tee" every day and Jemalt in the evening etc. So no, lack of support and knowledge wasn't the case for me.

Sometimes you simply don't produce enough milk. Simple as that!

It has one great advantage though and that is that you don't need to worry about milk stasis. That was funny when my daughter was born because the nurse was really worried when I simply told her I don't get that. I'm sure she didn't really believe me.

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One has to work really hard sometimes to get the demand/supply working, if you are in the maternity ward and not feeding your child once an hour in case of the supply troubles, one would never ever have enough, pump after, feed, pump after, never let your child sleep longer than 2-3hrs at night. And you have to hydrate, 3-5l. And, how many nurses knew this? None.
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Re: Breast feeding

Just out of curiosity MusicChick, if the baby only wakes up to feed 5-6 times a day, do you wake her up and fore feed? How about if you pump and the breasts are not producing sufficiently, do top up with bottle after the baby eats?
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Re: Breast feeding

The LLL will always tell you that pumping isn't the same thing as a real baby so just because you pump and nothing comes, doesn't mean the baby doesn't get enough food. Yeah, right!

They have an answer for everything and it always comes down to "every woman can breast feed".


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Must say (as an oldie and grand-mother) that I am a bit concerned about many of my daughters friends who are all competing to get their babies on solids as early as poss., with loads of carbohydrates- and competing too to see who can get the baby to sleep the most and through the night by overfeeding (on carbs). It must be a recipe for disaster for the future.

Husbands and mothers also have a great supporting role to play. One of my young friend's husband would undermine her all the time - everytime the baby cried he just repeated 'you are not feeding it properly - it's not getting enough - your milk is rubbish', and so on. Another one had a mother who kept asking her why she didn't just 'stick it' on a bottle and feed 'it properly'.

In my case, I had no mum or family around and kept getting conflicting advice. In the end I just told them to leave me to get on with it, and I did, somehow. Bonne chance.
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Just out of curiosity MusicChick, if the baby only wakes up to feed 5-6 times a day, do you wake her up and fore feed? How about if you pump and the breasts are not producing sufficiently, do top up with bottle after the baby eats?
If I had a wee baby I wouldn't only feed 5-6 times per the day, I would schedule feed, every two hours, fore feed if this makes sense.. I would wake up the child to feed, unless it was a one big three hour nap, I would let her take this big nap during the day. My child prefered smaller doses (something to do with being a girl, me thinks) and more often. Every single time a mom has the child sucking on her breast, the nipple action is translated into prolactin production. So, more often bf, more milk laters. Night time works the best since it is the time prolactin responds most efficiently (at least for me and most moms I know), so moms who let their children sleep through the night, often risk losing milk. It almost happened to me, too, since we had a great sleeper, 9hrs sleep in one chunk, I was thrilled but had no idea what was to come. Then the milk slowly dropped, it was pretty logical.

I wouldn't top it with formula feeding, since you can easily kickstart your lactation, if you do the boot camp. Nurse every hour (or two, depends how seriously under the child's demand you are), then pump, do it 12 times per 24 hours for a few days and see if it helped, if not, increase the nursing. Nursing is a lot more productive than only pumping, so if you wife works but still wishes to nurse, have her nurse all the time she is home (pump afterwards just to increase the production), all the time, and maybe offer ff when she is not around. But support and make her feel like a goddess mom, really. It is extremely frustrating, stressful and makes one feel like a cow. I would definitely give bm first, then ff, if you already need to supplement. Then work on your supply, while you are slowly decreasing the summplemented bit, always supplement after you bf. Usually one only needs a few days of the supply increasing bootcamp, I had to do it weeks since my hormons didn't seem to respond fast enough, I was too long at too low of demand and our kid too chill for us to realize we needed to give more. It worked itself out, though, one just have to stick with it. Another emergency plan is to strip the mom naked, strip the kid naked or in pampers, and stay the whole weekend in bed, skin on skin. Have the dad provide good atmosphere, family bonding and food. Pizza works well . When kids chill with moms, they smell the milk meters away, their warm reassuring skin and mom voice, increases appetite and synchronizes. The whole situation calms and it is a lot more condusive to good demand/supply balance.

Teas did nothing for me, herbs did nothing, but warm drinks in general worked and hot compresses right before pumping. And massages (shake, rub and stroke in warm shower, while you have the warm tea) did wonders for my let down. I also had to make an uber bootcamp when the normal one didn't seem to work, nurse and pump, pump in between, nurse and pump, pump in between. That for a few days, then the reg bootcamp for a few weeks, and then I had 2x as much milk than before. It's not for everyone, but that kind of disclaimer is pointless, innit..
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Teas did nothing for me, herbs did nothing, but warm drinks in general worked and hot compresses right before pumping. And massages (shake, rub and stroke in warm shower, while you have the warm tea) did wonders for my let down.
Yeah, that and the reaction of your body to your baby's slightest cry, when you're wearing a new silk shirt.
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Re: Breast feeding

Yeah. That's true...Not only you always have some kind of slime on you, the burps, the snots, but also the milk stuff. Forget being sexy and groomed. Especially if one increases lactation, then it's soaking matraces at night and other embarrassing moments. The public ones are the worst.
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I am bored with those accusations about companies.

If they made the product, it is because they had a demand for it. From who? Women like me who couldn't breastfeed or keep breastfeeding.

Stop to look at good invention as something made from the devil. Plenty of kids had a chance to grow up because of Formula. Are they making money with it? Of course, they will be crazy to not so. Like every freacking little thing you buy daily.
I agree that, without infant formula, there are many children who either would have died or would not have grown as well as they have. I don't know anyone who says that infant formula is evil. Companies are also entitled to make a fair profit for their production of any product that is sold.

The issue is when companies use misleading advertising to sell their product (eg, saying that it is "just as good as breastfeeding", when professional bodies of Paediatric Doctors review all research in the area and come up with this policy on breastfeeding which clearly states breastfeeding is, "... uniquely superior for infant feeding." (in a sentence discussing "substitute feeding preparations")), or unfair practices (eg, providing it to all mothers for free in hospitals in countries where this is legal, which then leaves the recipient of the "gift" more than a little dependant on buying the product after they have left hospital).

The product is not evil. Making a fair profit is not evil. Making unsubstantiated claims for a product is wrong (and illegal). Selling your product in a way that disadvantages or even kills the end recipient is evil.
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Re: Breast feeding

God, you hormonal mothers. Most I knew all suffered from post natal depression, which can account for a lot, and that's just the ones that weren't depressed in the first place. Don't begrudge yourself or others for doing a great job breastfeeding. We can all improve everything we do, especially with hindsight, experience, support and advice. God knows I'm in need of all four constantly, and not just in relation to this topic.

My sum total knowledge on the subject is that my kids had a tit stuck in their face day and night whenever they seemed hungry. Sometimes it took a while to satisfy them to sleep. Often it would be in our bed. More often than not we would fall asleep (well, she would - I was probably already there) - during this time. Sometimes she would express so I could feed them with a bottle, but this was more for my or their benefit than hers - she always said it was easier to breast feed than breast pump.

During these times she was more moody and hormonal and generally annoying than ever, but as we were both getting sleepless nights, I was probably not much better. I just put up with whatever $h!t I got, generally helped out where I could (cooking and cleaning and other stuff), and it seemed to work. At the end of the day, its great if you can, nice if you do, fantastic if you try. Much love to all great mums x
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Re: Breast feeding

This is one argument I will never understand, I appreciate there is immense pressure to feed but to be honest who ever heard of a child that suffered due to being bottle fed, yes clinical trials show breast fed babies have higher resistance levels etc but you cant compare the same baby using the two different methods so is it really relevant. I have 4 children aged 4 to 16 and both my ex wife and my current partner struggled to breast feed, all the children have turned out healthy and normal, so where's the issue, yes I went through the heartache with both of them for not being able to do what was expected, but ultimately there was no consequence. Its about time women were allowed to make choices without being feeling pressured in to one or the other choice. For some it works for others it doesnt, never feel put down or a sense of failure because you cant conform to the current methods. Believe in yourselves and do what is right for you and you baby, I am a strong believer that it is better for the baby to have a happier mum than one who feels competely miserable because she feels she is not conforming. Slightly off topic but the same goes for looks, weight, body changes after a child, believe in yourselves, everybody has something in life to offer and most partners I believe, find a renewed love for their partners as a consequence of a child.

Going back to the subject of a clinical requirement and having read the link from the post above it is always worth remembering that clinical trials are invariably sponsored by an organisation that has an interest to either promote or downplay a position, statistics can be interpreted to state whatever you want them to say, for all those mums who either cant, or prefer not to feed do what you think is right for you, the information provided can change with each trial performed and the data will often be interpreted dependant upon which set of calculations you choose to apply. For me one statement in the whole report stood out and that referred to a $3.6 billion saving in the cost of the healthcare provision in the US if all new mums feed, to me there is no cost on healthy children so why mention it.

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You know, menace has write it up quite well...Moms are funny creatures. The ability to overanalize and find every little reason to either feel bad about or bash others that they are making them feel bad about something is amazing. If everyone was happy with their own feeding decisions, I think the issue wouldn't be so hot. The pressures are there, like with anywhere else, be it being self conscious, medical advice, family pressures or advertizing. What's the point of doing anything if it is not your decisions but you follow somebody elses dreams, whatever you go for...Works both ways.

People should stick to their guns and be happy with it, be it bf or ff. If you decide to ff, don't come to a bf party to say, what's the big deal - it could demotivate those, who's priority is to bf. Once you supplement, for some the effort to fix the balance becomes 100x harder. I am glad the thread is here, let's post info for those who want to be successful at bf, there is not a whole lot of support where I live and the info circulating honestly outdated. I trust those who decided not to bf to be confident enough with their feeding choices not to be angered by advice on technique that someone is willing to share.

Howgh.

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Hello,

Puddycat got a great topic idea on the C-section thread!

So here it comes. After getting pregnant a woman might have to decide to keep the baby or not and at the end of the pregnancy, to go throw the labor or not.

When the baby is born, will he have to pass throw the circoncision or not? And there we go, how will we feed the baby? Breastmilk or Formula?

What if a woman doesn't want to breastfeed? Not because she can't, but just because she doesn't want to.

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This is a Topic I started a while ago. Some moderator decided to put it here.
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You know, menace has write it up quite well...Moms are funny creatures. The ability to overanalize and find every little reason to either feel bad about or bash others that they are making them feel bad about something is amazing. If everyone was happy with their own feeding decisions, I think the issue wouldn't be so hot. The pressures are there, like with anywhere else, be it being self conscious, medical advice, family pressures or advertizing. What's the point of doing anything if it is not your decisions but you follow somebody elses dreams, whatever you go for...Works both ways.

People should stick to their guns and be happy with it, be it bf or ff. If you decide to ff, don't come to a bf party to say, what's the big deal - it could demotivate those, who's priority is to bf. Once you supplement, for some the effort to fix the balance becomes 100x harder. I am glad the thread is here, let's post info for those who want to be successful at bf, there is not a whole lot of support where I live and the info circulating honestly outdated. I trust those who decided not to bf to be confident enough with their feeding choices not to be angered by advice on technique that someone is willing to share.

Howgh.

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Yeah, gota say the merge was not a happy one, was it

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Really ? How would you know ?

Several people, including the hebamme, made me feel terrible that I could not breastfeed even though I was taking strong antibiotics and couldn't !

It's absolutely not true that they encourage women to give up and switch to formula.
HOw would I know? Uumm, perhaps because I have been in the position of tube feeding, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, having hospital staff, friends, people on the street etc give me their opinions, feeling the pressure to wean, to use formula and processed baby food........ the one thing I did have access to was a group of women who collectively had read widely on the subject, had various earlier experiences of bottle and breast feeding and were able to help me separate fact from opinion.

I stand by my earlier comment that I find it sad and frustrating that, decades after having my own children, that many women do not have the correct information and help that will enable them to breastfeed - and we still see headlines regarding mothers being asked to leave restaurants etc because they are breast feeding their baby. I have yet to hear of anyone asking a mother to leave a restaurant because she is bottle feeding her baby.

Examples of misinformation include issues surrounding breastfeeding prem babies ( who may have been tube fed for some time) babies with teeth, dealing with absesses, being on antibiotics etc.

One thing I have found interewting, is finding out the period of time that medical doctors spend learning about the breast feeding process during their universtiy years. . Veeeeeerrrryyyy Little!!!

I am always ready to learn though. So I have two questions:
1. An above poster commented on her baby having reflux as a reason to , in restrospect, feel she should have weaned sooner. I am curious ( I mean really, no sarcasm here) as to the reasons given for this.

2. Anyone got any information or suggestions on how to get a baby over a "nursing strike" that has gone on for a few days.( I have been asked for advice on this recently.) The baby concerned, was fretful with apparent teething pains at first, is happy to drink expressed milk from a spoon, but is still refusing to suck from his Mum despite the teething pain appearing to have subsdied. I think this is over about a 4-5 day period.

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2. Anyone got any information or suggestions on how to get a baby over a "nursing strike" that has gone on for a few days.( I have been asked for advice on this recently.) The baby concerned, was fretful with apparent teething pains at first, is happy to drink expressed milk from a spoon, but is still refusing to suck from his Mum despite the teething pain appearing to have subsdied. I think this is over about a 4-5 day period.

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Get your friend to check out:
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html
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http://www.llli.org/FAQ/strike.html

If she's in Basel, there is a Lactation conference this weekend, 21, 22 & 23 at the Basel Congress Centre so tonnes of experts are around! Otherwise, in Basel, if she speaks German: http://stillberatung.ch/download/Dat...Basel_2010.pdf
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[QUOTE=kb92830;943089]Going back to the subject of a clinical requirement and having read the link from the post above it is always worth remembering that clinical trials are invariably sponsored by an organisation that has an interest to either promote or downplay a position, statistics can be interpreted to state whatever you want them to sayQUOTE]

And why would UNICEF want to favor one side over another?
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This may disgust some, just as the feeling of breastfeeding disgusted me in the beginning but this is an example of how I changed to being a die-hard breast feeder.

With my son I struggled through cracked nipples nipple shields and breast abscesses. My doctor gave me the choice of antibiotics or to continue feeding, hot and cold compresses, massage, the baby will drain it. I chose the latter. I also fed him when I had salmonella my doctor said it was OK and my son was fine.

With my daughter when skiing I completely broke the end of my radius and dislocated all the little carpals etc. I had to have it stretched to straighten everything out and then set the bone. I decided to forgo the painkillers, during the process as my daughter had a chest infection and the best way to help her was to breastfeed.

I am sure that the breastfeeding, if the mother has a good diet, has a correlation to formation of secondary teeth. Both my children have excellent dentition 20 years on still cavity free, although I also gave flouride drops.

I think that the biggest problem is getting used to a baby sucking on your nipple, I thought that it would feel wonderful straight away, it didn't, it felt totally weird to see my breasts take on a different multi-functional life.

To be honest though, the 'hippie- right on' mums at La Leche groups, freaked me out, as did mothers who suggested doing a feeding exchange, breast are such personal things, perhaps I am inhibited, but I know what's in and not in my milk!

I wonder how donated breast milk is tested.
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Thank you for those two links. I have forwarded them to the mother and am sure she will find the information both informative and reassuring.
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I am always ready to learn though. So I have two questions:
1. An above poster commented on her baby having reflux as a reason to , in restrospect, feel she should have weaned sooner. I am curious ( I mean really, no sarcasm here) as to the reasons given for this.

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My daughter had reflux and we received reccommendation to start solids slowly as of 4 months becaus they were harder to spit up.

I know that there is a different school of thought that solids are harder to digest and thus make reflux worse but for us it worked.

As we started the solids I was able to stop her medicines for reflux and we never had the issue since.

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My daughter had reflux and we received reccommendation to start solids slowly as of 4 months becaus they were harder to spit up.

I know that there is a different school of thought that solids are harder to digest and thus make reflux worse but for us it worked.

As we started the solids I was able to stop her medicines for reflux and we never had the issue since.

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The problem I see here is that weaning is seen as a solution for every single problem. I think it is because most doctors are out of their comfort zone when faced with breastfeeding. They feel more comfortable prescribing medication (including formula) because they know exactly what is inside and in what quantities it should be administered.

I said this before, but obviously there is a need to repeat: if your exclusively breastfed baby gains well and develops normally in spite of reflux, there is no reason to medicate or to wean. Reflux is more often than not a laundry rather than a medical issue. I know from experience, my both children had it and grew out of it by the time they learned to sit at the table unassisted.
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