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by kathrynb
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: milk supply
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: milk supply

I use Mother's Milk tea that I get at GNC. I also take fenugreek and alfalfa. It worked wonders for me. My understanding is that its not really that babies suck better than a pump. Its that your body responds differently and it gets your hormones going. Jacob had trouble nursing, but I would let him...
by kathrynb
Sat Aug 27, 2011 09:57 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Breastfeeding after mag/induction? (Question for a friend.)
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Breastfeeding after mag/induction? (Question for a frien

I was on mag for 5 days. My colustrum started coming in on the third day. I think I really got a decent amount of milk around the fifth day. It just suddenly came in. Nursing didn't work because of his preemie issues. I pump exclusively. I have had to work hard to keep my supply up, but Jacob is six...
by kathrynb
Sat Jun 18, 2011 07:58 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Aother post-partum question
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Aother post-partum question

So, I guess this is more venting than anything, but any input is welcome. I got the lab results in the mail today. Its a bunch of numbers I don't really understand. It looks like my glucose levels are low, though. On the bottom of the paper they wrote "evidence of organ damage and evidence of preecl...
by kathrynb
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Aother post-partum question
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Aother post-partum question

Thank you for the responses! I guess I am probably chronic. I had high blood pressure for a short time before pregnancy. But, I was working at a job I hated, blood pressure medicine didn't help, and it turned out that anxiety medicine did help. When I quit the job and was under less stress, my blood...
by kathrynb
Wed Jun 15, 2011 04:09 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Aother post-partum question
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Aother post-partum question

My blood pressure went up at 20 weeks, I was diagnosed with pre-e at 31 weeks, hospitalized at 33, and delivered at 34 weeks. I will be 4 months post-partum this Saturday. My blood pressure has taken a long time to settle out. My OB said that since my pre-e was so severe that was to be expected. I s...
by kathrynb
Mon Jun 06, 2011 08:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: pre-e and big babies
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: pre-e and big babies

My son was 5 lbs, 5 oz at 34 weeks. At 31 weeks he was in the 71st percentile according to an ultra sound. At 33 weeks he had dropped to the 55th percentile. So while he was still big for his age, he had stopped growing in the last couple of weeks before we delivered. I think I am chronic. I had hig...
by kathrynb
Sun Mar 27, 2011 09:35 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Increasing milk supply
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

Re: Increasing milk supply

Thank you for all of the tips! Jacob hasn't had formula in 4 days so my milk supply is on the upswing! I started eating oatmeal every day. I also started taking the herb Fenugreek. I did talk to a lactation consultant. She asked about medicine I am taking. She pointed out that one of them, micronor,...
by kathrynb
Sat Mar 19, 2011 09:28 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Back in NICU ***UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 7511

Re: Back in NICU ***UPDATE

I'm so glad he is back home with you!
by kathrynb
Mon Mar 14, 2011 02:41 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Increasing milk supply
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

Increasing milk supply

So when Jacob was first born (3 weeks ago) he couldn't nurse so I started pumping. Then after 5 days, I started letting him nurse but still pumped after he nursed so that they could give him breast milk at night while I wasn't with him. I did that for 6 days and was producing way more milk than I ne...

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