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Food Allergies / Re: What milk to give dairy intolerant baby if not breastmilk??
« Last post by *Ali* on October 19, 2017, 23:09:32 pm »
You need to discuss this with your doctor to see what s/he thinks would be the next best milk for your baby.
When you stop breastfeeding he'll need some kind of dairy-free formula until 12mo. Lots of these formulas are based on soya though and many LOs with CMPI are also intolerant to soya as the proteins are very similar.

Most LOs won't be eating a significant amount of solids at 7.5mo. Even those who take to solids well can't get the nutrients they need from solids at such a young age. That's why breast milk or formula need to be a baby's main source of nutrition until 12mo.

Is there any reason why you're looking to stop breastfeeding? If you just don't want to feed any more then of course that is your choice and absolutely fine. If however you'd like support to carry on breastfeeding then we'd be happy to help ☺

My breastfed babies all did well with a straw cup. Maybe try one of those.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 28mo Old UT OT Teeth?
« Last post by JennVanessa1083 on October 19, 2017, 22:51:59 pm »
hmmmmmm he is talking so much more...short sentences and repeating back all sorts of words. He's is also notably maturing in the way he plays so maybe it is developmental.
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You are already getting great advice from Laura but I just wanted to add a few points that jumped out at me.

24oz in 24hrs is nowhere near low supply so I do wonder what makes you think you have supply issues. 24oz is the average intake of breast milk for babies aged 1-6mo (it doesn't really change). Anything from 19-32oz is considered a normal range though. As Laura said your baby will be more efficient than any pump so whatever you can pump you can be sure your baby is getting more. Plus the breasts are never really empty, they continue making milk all the time your baby is feeding. In fact milk made when breasts are emptied and are being fed from more frequently is more fatty and calorific than the milk that is there if you wait longer between feeds and let breasts "fill up".

Frequent feeds and night feeds will only help your supply. Assuming you want to increase your own supply I'd ditch the dummy and just feed when LO wakes up in that first part of the night. The hormones that control supply are highest at night so withholding feeds by instead offering a dummy will be harming your supply because you're telling your body there is no demand for milk at that time.

Offering top up feeds before naps is definitely a good idea. You could also try doing breast compressions while feeding which will aid the flow of milk and help to dislodge more of the fatty molecules from your milk ducts thus increasing the calories in your milk.

I don't think Laura was suggesting using a faster teat. Normally a slower teat is best for breastfed babies so they dont develop a bottle preference because they dont have to work for it from the bottle. Look up paced bottle feeding to help ensure you are feeding appropriately to mimic breastfeeding.

And lastly as Laura said if he is following the lines on the centile charts it doesn't matter if they are the same percent. He may just be tall and lean. Perhaps you or his dad are a similar shape?

Anyway, it sounds like you are doing a fabulous job with your son so I hope you are proud of that ☺
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Eating For Toddlers / Re: plant based milk?
« Last post by *Ali* on October 19, 2017, 22:07:45 pm »
Is he breastfed? How old is your baby?
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Breast Feeding / Re: 5 months old, how much BM?
« Last post by *Ali* on October 19, 2017, 22:02:40 pm »
Sorry, I thought I replied to this thread but I must not have posted it.

Is she not having any night feeds? Are you exclusively pumping?

As per the link Bec posted above 24oz is average but anything between 19-32 is considered normal. She definitely getting the top end but if she seems happy with that then it's not a problem. Is she taking the bottles happily or does she seem to be full before they are finished? Have you looked into paced feeding?
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Naps / Re: 13 weeks, what is his A time??
« Last post by *Ali* on October 19, 2017, 21:50:58 pm »
I actually didn't think it was good to leave reflux untreated though since the acid damages the oesophagus and can cause long term issues. Is this not a worry?

Glad the sleep has improved.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 28mo Old UT OT Teeth?
« Last post by Haribo2012 on October 19, 2017, 21:15:06 pm »
They have developmental leaps every half birthday and birthday so could be that causing disruption and SA.
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Breast Feeding / Re: 5 months old, how much BM?
« Last post by becj86 on October 19, 2017, 21:06:18 pm »
Hi :) Sorry you've not had a response for a while. This varies a bit from child to child.

First off, the 20th centile is normal, as is the 90th centile, its a range of normal - the concern would be if LO was born on the 50th and had dropped through the centiles in that few months.

There are other things that can have a baby drop in comparison with their peers such as if they are ahead in gross motor milestones because those use a lot of energy or if their weight was artificially increased at birth due to IV fluids you received in labour/before birth.

Have a read here re: volume of milk calculations: https://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/
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Naps / Re: 4 month old: Extending naps, shush/pat, pacifier prop
« Last post by becj86 on October 19, 2017, 20:56:11 pm »
I'd  say if you increase the A time to 2:30, you might get him to sleep a solid nap rather than needing the paci. Certainly it looks like he's a little UT at nap time.

WRT night wakings, the ones in the early morning following the NF are possibly gas/possibly not enough A time first thing in the morning so again, increasing that A time is likely to help there.

WRT the NWs between 10:30 and 4am... some of thos could be wind, some could be legitimate hunger. Is he getting burped following the DF? Some babies need it though some apparently are relaxed enough at that feed not to take in much air. Do the wakings get closer together before 4am? The rule of thumb around here with BF kiddos is that they should go at least as long between feeds at night as they do in the day. For your DS, it would be reasonable and normal to be feeding 3 times overnight with the DF and 2 NFs.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 28mo Old UT OT Teeth?
« Last post by JennVanessa1083 on October 19, 2017, 20:04:33 pm »
He was just tossing and turning a lot, would close his eyes for a bit then back open again...

Today he only napped 25 minutes with the nanny!

He is also being extra clingy lately and the nanny told me he has been sad today waking up from his very short nap calling out my name.

Is there separation anxiety around now? Is that maybe contributing to the crazy napping?
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