Peter's weight update

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Peter's weight update
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Fri, 01-14-2011 - 7:15pm

We went back to the LC today for a weight check. Peter has only gained 3.3oz since last Friday. We're estimating that he's getting around 28oz a day total. When I fed him today, he got 44mLs from my left side, up from 28mLs last week. He got 24mLs from the right, though he wasn't trying at that hard. After we had weighed him, he spit up, so we stuck him back on the scale. After picking up a total of 68g, he lost 6 due to spit up. I put him back on the right, we heard him gulping, then he spit up again. When we weighed him this time, he was down to 60g total gain.

So the supply issue is slowly resolving itself. a 50% increase in a week's time is great! Now we just have to address the spit up. The LC said that he's obviously not getting too much, but if he spits up that much with each feeding, then he's losing several ounces a day. I have all of his gains/losses to take to the dr, and I'm calling Monday to see if we can move up our weight check there, and get something to treat the spit-up issue. I've been saying it's a problem since he was a month old...

Oh, and she told me to bring him back Thursday between 5-5:30, and she'll do a weight check on the same scale off the clock so we don't get charged for it. I finally feel like we're on the right track and will figure this mess out soon!

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 8:39pm

Liz - That's what our problem was, I took dairy out for a few weeks (well I got it down to no milk, butter etc) and it didn't help her really at all. With her she wasn't spitting up all the time, but when she was it was bad. and with her she was screaming every time she would eat and wouldn't want to eat. When we started the meds she has done great. I am going to talk to the doctor about stopping the meds or how to go about that at 6 months. I don't want to do it to where we don't have any to start it back up, but I want to see if we can stop it for awhile and if she is big enough. Although I am worried about when we start solids here soon.

Glad he is gaining weight! Thats great!


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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 12:52pm

Adrienne - Green mucousy poo definitely makes me think food intolerance/allergy, especially since you've taken steps to correct your overactive letdown. And yep, my bet would be gluten, since you aren't eating any dairy.

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 10:28am

Adrienne--

We actually have had to use some formula, but he gets it after taking both breasts, and then I latch him back on after he finishes the bottle. The hope is that we'll only need it for another few days. Last night he didn't finish his bottle even with me being dehydrated from a bad stomach bug.

As for it being something in my diet, the LC doesn't think so. He just has the spitting up. She's thinking reflux. sig by ChrissySig by Chrissy at SMFB! Lilypie First Birthday tickersby chrissy bottlemommy greenby chrissy water

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Sun, 01-16-2011 - 2:57pm

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Sun, 01-16-2011 - 2:53pm

Liz, I'm SOOO glad to hear this!

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Sat, 01-15-2011 - 12:47pm
That's great news!
Just a thought about Peter spitting up-only because it's similar to my sister's situation with her son. Is it possible he's having a problem with something you're eating? Dairy (and sometimes wheat) intolerances run in my family, and both my son and my sister's 2 kids have had them (and grown out of them) but with different symptoms for each kid. My sister's son Lachlan (born in Nov.) was/is nursing well, but for the first few weeks, he wasn't gaining a lot and spit up a lot too. My sister eliminated dairy and he stopped spitting up as much (it also went from kind of curdled to more normal spit up) and he started gaining better.
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Fri, 01-14-2011 - 9:12pm
Glad things are going in the right direction for you guys! I hope you can find something that helps with the spit up. KUP!




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