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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2005|10:12 am]
Baby Feeding Questions
how do i boost my milk supply, other than eating oatmeal?
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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2005|04:31 pm]
Baby Feeding Questions
what's the approx # of dirty diapers a 7-week-old baby should normally have, being supplemented with formula?
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(no subject) [Jul. 27th, 2005|10:35 pm]
Baby Feeding Questions

Hi! I am doing a reasearch paper on the pros and cons of formula feeding.
Anybody know a good website with both PROS and CONS of formula feeding? :)
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2005|05:22 pm]
Baby Feeding Questions

I'm sorry for posting another question so soon. If I were to pump and my baby happened to wake up and want to eat soon after, would he be able to get enough to satisfy that feeding. I know there will always be milk, but will there be enough?
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2005|12:01 am]
Baby Feeding Questions

Hello, I just joined today. I was a member of another "feeding" community, but I thought this one would be better for me.
My baby will be 2 months on Wednesday. Right when I feel like I'm getting the hang of breastfeeding, something changes. So, I will have lot's of questions.
At his age(8 weeks) about how many ounces should he be getting at each feeding? and about how many feedings in a 24 hour period?
Also, he doesn't have regular bowel movements. He was going about every 6th day. The longest he has gone is 8, in which we had to use a suppository. The last few have been about every 4th day. Lactation Consultants, pediatricians and about everyone else says it's normal. I know it starts to bother him as the days go on because of the way he acts. However, everything I read in books or online, they always say they should be pooping several times a day. I'm kind of getting sick of reading that. Why can't anyone agree on anything. Why is this so stressful?!
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(no subject) [Jul. 21st, 2005|09:32 am]
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Okay, I had some tests done at the urologist a few days ago because I'm having kidney pain, again.

I just got a call this morning that I have e-coli.

Can my baby get this from my breastmilk? I'm REALLY freaked out right now. I know that e-coli can kill small children....

I asked them to ask the doc, but I figured I'd ask you guys too.
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Generic, Store Brand Formulas VS Name Brand [Jul. 15th, 2005|11:12 am]
Baby Feeding Questions

[mood |contemplative]

Hi! New to the community and had a question that I thought would fit here perfectly.

Here's the thing... Well let me preface this whole post by saying that I do believe BREAST IS BEST and I'm still very sad and very disappointed by my whole boob experience or lack thereof. Ignorance is partially to blame (as is brooke ;o) but ANYway for reasons I'd rather not get into here, Brooke is on formula (and as we did with Brooke we have every intention to boob feed the next kid) but sometimes stuff happens SO that being what it is, if I can't give Brooke the very best (breast) then I of course want to give her the very best formula I can right?

So anyway, since she was about 3 weeks old she's pretty much been on Enfamil. We tried all 3 of the major players but I didn't care for Similac (stopped her up) but her reaction (and ingredient comparison) between Enfamil and Nestle was a toss up, she could take either one with no problem. Sooo we ended up going with Enfamil because that's what I had the most coupons for (and it was a buck cheaper at Kroger).

Well I'm running out of coupons and earlier this week I was running out of formula. My mom had bought Brooke a small container of Kroger brand and I stuck it in the back of the pantry as backup. Long story short, I couldn't get to the store for one reason or another so I busted out the backup. I compared the ingredients and the nutritional content to both Enfamil and Nestle (because I happen to have both cans at home) and lo and behold there wasn't a heck of a lot of difference. So what the heck, I gave her a bottle and she drank it just fine. Gave her a few more bottles, no poopy problems, no barf, no nuthin.

Fast forward to Wednesday. I have to go to Kroger at lunch to pick up something for work and I happened to go to the Kroger's my brother works at. I was all "Matt, give me your discount card!" See my brother gets 10% off all Krogers brand stuff. While I was there I thought what a great opportunity to by non perishables like diapers, wipes, formula, blah blah blah because I was kidless and all. So I'm walking down the baby aisle, with no coupons mind you, and stop and stare at the jubilee of formulas. Enfamil (with Kroger card) $23.99 Nestle (with Kroger card) $24.99 Kroger (with card and matt's discount) $13.50! Uh hello!!!

So I take the plunge. I buy a can.

I'm of course still a little leery at the time because you know the saying, you get what you pay for! and this is my baby's health and nutrition and all! I wonder to myself if generic formulas are like generic prescriptions (you know like your doc writes a script and you go to fill it and the pharmacy automatically gives you the generic) or if it's like trash bags (you spend more on hefty and it's well, hefty but you buy the target brand or something and they don't hold trash for squat).

So Wednesday night I get online and start doing some research on generic formulas and the manufacturer of the Kroger formula and what I come up with suprises me:

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(no subject) [Jul. 9th, 2005|06:51 am]
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[mood |awakeawake]

Can someone describe nipple confusion behaviors? We give Ben a bottle of formula at night (which he also resists) and lately he has gone back to latching on to the breast 10+ times before he settles in. He is also frustrated by newborn congestion, and we are both being treated for thrush. I guess we'll drop the formula for a while...
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Flying with baby [Jul. 6th, 2005|06:51 pm]
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Has anyone here flown with a baby and bottles? My 9 month old and I are about to fly from Sydney (Australia) to Orlando (USA). The entire trip including 2 hours in San Francisco is 20 hours (at least).
I'm figuring that I need about 6 bottles worth and 5 or 6 meals worth.

My main concern is how to do the bottle thing. I wish I was still breastfeeding as it wouldn't be an issue, but that was out of my control.
Should I take 1 bottle or 6? Should I take the formula pre made-up, or take powder and my own water? Should I take pre made up bottles, or make them up on the plane.

She will drink formula cold, so I'm not too concerned about that, and I'm not too concerned about the whole sterilisation thing, as you should see the things she puts in her mouth.

It's just me and her, and I'm 4 months pregnant so it's going to be a bit difficult anyway.

And is she old enough to be given Fenurgan (an antihistamine) to help her sleep for most of the trip? (I'm going to check with my GP about this)

And is there anything else that I haven't thought of?

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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2005|08:48 pm]
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[mood |distresseddistressed]

The most sudden and disturbing thing happened this morning. Erin refused the breast. And has continued to do so all day. I think the whole week of working and her having EBM bottles has changed her preference. I figured, no big deal at first, and tried for a bit longer then her cries were distressing me too much so I gave her an EBM I had all ready for today. However next feed, the same happened. I want to let her get really hungry and see if she will take it HOWEVER I am a wimp and get too upset when she is screaming for a feed. I have two weeks holidays before I go back to work. Any suggestions...please?
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