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shortcake2386 09-20-2012 08:40 PM

need advice
 
i am EPing for dd, almost 3 months. she cant suck so she gnaws BM put of bottles. ive been pumping ever 2 hours, 4 at "night". i have 3 other kids, 1 years, 4 years and a homeschooled 6 year old. im exhausted. im waiting on an order of dom to arrive but im not making enough milk. im 4-6oz short a day( have donor milk). im tired. i just need some encouragement. will it get easier?? she has health issues and typically screams most or all of the day. im at the end of my rope. dh is gone 12 hours a day and the house is a mess. did i mention im tired? someone give me some magical advice that makes me keep going. please:cry:

neuro_mom 09-20-2012 10:18 PM

Re: need advice
 
Hang in there mama! It does get easier. I use fenugreek, blessed thistle, and dom. The combination of the 3 seems to work for me and if I leave one out, my milk supply drops. I don't know anything about the latching issues. Could a lactation consultant help? Or is that something that has already been explored? Also, the house can wait. I remind myself that it is more important to spend time with my lo than worry about the mess. If others don't like the mess, they don't have to look at it - or they can clean!

Oh, I forgot, any chance your lo is lactose intolerant? My lo screamed too in the beginning. Through trial and error, we realized that he was sensitive to dairy. Things got better when I switched to soymilk, almond milk, and other nondairy products.

shortcake2386 09-21-2012 12:24 AM

Re: need advice
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by neuro_mom (Post 15710758)
Hang in there mama! It does get easier. I use fenugreek, blessed thistle, and dom. The combination of the 3 seems to work for me and if I leave one out, my milk supply drops. I don't know anything about the latching issues. Could a lactation consultant help? Or is that something that has already been explored? Also, the house can wait. I remind myself that it is more important to spend time with my lo than worry about the mess. If others don't like the mess, they don't have to look at it - or they can clean!

Oh, I forgot, any chance your lo is lactose intolerant? My lo screamed too in the beginning. Through trial and error, we realized that he was sensitive to dairy. Things got better when I switched to soymilk, almond milk, and other nondairy products.

thanks. her inability to suc is physical. super high palate and small lower jaw. she also has low muscle tone. she cant keep suction to actually transfer milk:( the OT said she doubts she will ever be able to nurse:cry: im pretty sure the screaming is the reflux. we have yet to find a medicine to work.

loni1090 10-07-2012 04:36 PM

Re: need advice
 
Just hang in there! It will get better. My 2nd DS had a crazy reflux, where he almost seemed like he had projectile vomitting. I thought it would last forever, he did it for 4 months. Now he is 7 years old. Time will go by, just does not seem like it right now.


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