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September 10th, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Miah is 7lbs 2oz as of last Friday, she is on newborn enfamil because breastfeeding, unfortunately, did not work out. I kind of think she has acid reflux because she spits up almost every time I burp her. She doesn't sleep longer than 2 hours, but she is more active in the day then she is at night so I think she is getting the hang of things. Things as a new parent are very hard on me and Nick but we are getting better. Sometimes when she cries I don't know what she wants and I feel like throwing my hands up and giving up, but she is my little person, and she depends on me, so I have to be strong for her, things as a stay at home mommy are difficult though, because I want Nick to be here helping so bad, but he does what he can do when he gets home from work so I can't complain, he is a wonderful father!

She has been pooping every other day, which I don't know if that is normal or not. She has enough pee diapers for me to know that she is being fed adequately, but she didn't poop yesterday, and she has yet to poop today. She was horribly fussy all day and night yesterday, so we gave her gas drops and a bottle of the fussiness and gas relief formula and it seemed to help her go to sleep, but if she doesn't poop today I think I am going to call her pediatrician tomorrow.

She is growing like a weed, and I love her so much, she will be 2 weeks old on Wednesday!







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September 10th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Sometimes formula can constipated babies. Maybe ask her doctor if she is old enough for infant glycerin suppositories. My son got really constipated when we started rice cereal at 4 months and the suppository worked almost instantly
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September 10th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Sometimes formula can constipated babies. Maybe ask her doctor if she is old enough for infant glycerin suppositories. My son got really constipated when we started rice cereal at 4 months and the suppository worked almost instantly
She actually just pooped, weird. I must have talked it up, or out. Haha
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September 10th, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Glad to hear you're both doing well
Question, why did BFing not work? I thought I read in an earlier post that it was going well. I'm still playing the waiting game, unfortunately, so I'd like to know of any possible issues before they arise.
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It was going great, but she would latch on weird in the beginning and she was so rough that my right boob had edema, so my nipple would lay flat, so it wouldnt register that it was there for her, so she could only nurse off of my left breast, and my nipples ended up bleeding and they were horrible, it got so bad that at one point they were completely scabbed over, and i was in horrible pain, and she was so fussy when i was bf, its like she knew I was in agony, and it was stressing Nick out because he felt like he couldnt do anything! I wish I could have bf her because, its a great feeling when its done right, and if you have the patience.
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September 11th, 2013, 01:45 PM
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That sounds pretty awful! I suppose you didn't have access to a lactation specialist? In any case, I hope the girls aren't so sore anymore
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September 11th, 2013, 03:18 PM
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I had a lot of help from lactation specialists, and they did help a lot, but she was so rough and I had mis latched her so many times that it was awful pain, i heard from a few different specialists that I was a trooper becauwe not many woman would stick through the pain I was going through, and I bf for a solid week through the pain, but it was stressing miah out to see me cry through feedings so I did what was best.
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With breastfeeding, It is normal and expected for nipples to feel raw and painful at first because it's constantly sore and wet due to baby's constant sucking, salvia, milk and so on for the first couple weeks but the pain will get less painful as time goes by as the nipples will toughen up with constant and continued use. The pain will not last forever but it does hurt like hell at first. It takes a lot of pain, patience, diligence but it will pay off in the end because it'll mean breast feeding with no nipple pain. Just letting you know.
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September 11th, 2013, 05:19 PM
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With breastfeeding, It is normal and expected for nipples to feel raw and painful at first because it's constantly sore and wet due to baby's constant sucking, salvia, milk and so on for the first couple weeks but the pain will get less painful as time goes by as the nipples will toughen up with constant and continued use. The pain will not last forever but it does hurt like hell at first. It takes a lot of pain, patience, diligence but it will pay off in the end because it'll mean breast feeding with no nipple pain. Just letting you know.
Good to know! I'll be asking lots of questions when the time comes
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September 11th, 2013, 05:47 PM
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With breastfeeding, It is normal and expected for nipples to feel raw and painful at first because it's constantly sore and wet due to baby's constant sucking, salvia, milk and so on for the first couple weeks but the pain will get less painful as time goes by as the nipples will toughen up with constant and continued use. The pain will not last forever but it does hurt like hell at first. It takes a lot of pain, patience, diligence but it will pay off in the end because it'll mean breast feeding with no nipple pain. Just letting you know.
Mine were sore and bleeding for about a week and a half, and they're almost fully healed now. If she's nursing a lot they can get a little tender, and if she latches too quickly it's a little shallow and that hurts before I unlatch her and help her latch properly, but generally speaking I'm not feeling much pain anymore and she's doing really well.

On a related note, it can take most babies some time to learn to latch well. They're new to it, too.
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September 15th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Breast feeding does hurt for at least the first week if not longer. It hurts the second time around too. It's normal for your nipples to crack and bleed a little but it aounds like Miah had an unusually rough experience. In any case, don't feel bad about giving in. You're feeding your baby, it's ok if it's not breast milk.
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She's adorable!
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September 16th, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Yeah, i felt guilty at first, but I really tried and thats what matters. My baby will be 3 weeks old in two days, and she is growing like crazy so the formula isnt too bad, Haha.
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