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Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice (UPDATED IN POST AT BOTTOM)

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joan713
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Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice (UPDATED IN POST AT BOTTOM)

My daughter has been having a very difficult time b/f. She's had an lc helping her but things still aren't going too well. She's been pumping(probably not as often as she should) and probably doesn't eat enough either. She's taking domperidone too. Today she said she felt engorged but not much milk was coming out. What can she do? Do you know of a good LC who she can talk to that may be able to help her?

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Posted 1/29/11 2:40 PM
 
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joan713
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

bump

Posted 1/29/11 3:36 PM
 

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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

Look up the la leche group in your area. You can call the group leader for support.

Posted 1/29/11 4:10 PM
 

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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

Kathy Mirra
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She's fantastic!

Posted 1/29/11 4:12 PM
 

Danielsmom
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

Simply Motherhood
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Posted 1/29/11 4:25 PM
 

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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

Donna Kimick - Lakeshore Lactation

Posted 1/29/11 5:36 PM
 

ladyofficer
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

Dr Elisa Rubin, Mineola

Posted 1/29/11 7:59 PM
 

Momma2Be
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

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Dr Elisa Rubin, Mineola



I agree. She is my ped but is also a LC. I had an AWFUL time trying to get DS to latch and she really helped me a lot.

www.happyandhealthypediatrics.com

Posted 1/29/11 8:12 PM
 

Grill
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

Perhaps some more info would be helpful so you can elicit more feedback from this community. Many of us on here are BFing and can offer lots of suggestions and shared experiences.
How old is baby?
If baby is less than 2 weeks old, what type of birth did she have (C-Section, Vaginal Medicated, Vaginal Unmedicated)
Why is she taking a milk supply enhancer (domperidone)?
How often does she actually breastfeed (not pump)
How is baby's latch?
Which pump is she using and why? How often?
Does she work outside the home?
Does she co-sleep? (this can dramatically improve many BFing issues in a matter of hours).

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Posted 1/29/11 8:17 PM
 

jtotheo
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

If shes having trouble producing milk, she should be pumping more often...like after she has fed the baby. Even if nothing comes out. This will trick the body into thinking the baby isn still eating and needs more. Drink lots of fluid.

The lactation consultant we used was beverly rae. She helped us tremendously. We got her info from our hospital discharge paperwork.

Posted 1/29/11 8:26 PM
 

joan713
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice

Regarding my daughter & breastfeeding problems, here is some more info -

My granddaughter is 12 weeks old. My daughter has been taking Domperidone, recommended by her lactation consultant. She took fenugreek and More Milk plus first, but that didn't help. She breastfeeds a few times a day and pumps also. The baby takes 6 or 7 formula bottles a day (shes up to 6 oz a day) When my daughter pumps she MAYBE gets around 5 oz in a 24 hr. period. The baby has been sleeping thru the night since she was 3 wks. old. From midnight till 8 or 9 am. She's using a Medela Symphony pump which she rents from the LC. She doesn't work. The baby sleeps in her room but doesn't wake at all during the night. Anyone have any suggestions? She doesn't want to give up, but her milk just doesn't seem to be coming in. Are there any foods that might help? She eats a bowl of regular oatmeal every day.

Message edited 1/30/2011 7:41:59 PM.

Posted 1/30/11 7:25 PM
 

Grill
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice (UPDATED IN POST AT BOTTOM)

Thanks for all the info. Nothing unusual seems to be popping out when I read your update...meaning, it's hard for me to provide very specific suggestions. I would just encourage her to drink enough water, to offer her breast every 2 hours during the day and to limit formula and bottles as much as possible. Nursing is about supply and demand. The pump will never be as good a sucker as her DD. Therefore, the quantity that she pumps is not a good indication of how much milk she is actually making. The more the baby nurses, the more milk she will make. This is why offering formula instead of nursing decreases milk supply. Sometimes it is necessary though. I would recommend that she always nurse first, then offer the formula or bottled BM. Is your GDD gaining weight and meeting her milestones? 3 months is a good marker...it gets easier from here on out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her supply can be boosted.

Posted 1/30/11 8:01 PM
 

jtotheo
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice (UPDATED IN POST AT BOTTOM)

Posted by joan713

Regarding my daughter & breastfeeding problems, here is some more info -

My granddaughter is 12 weeks old. My daughter has been taking Domperidone, recommended by her lactation consultant. She took fenugreek and More Milk plus first, but that didn't help. She breastfeeds a few times a day and pumps also. The baby takes 6 or 7 formula bottles a day (shes up to 6 oz a day) When my daughter pumps she MAYBE gets around 5 oz in a 24 hr. period. The baby has been sleeping thru the night since she was 3 wks. old. From midnight till 8 or 9 am. She's using a Medela Symphony pump which she rents from the LC. She doesn't work. The baby sleeps in her room but doesn't wake at all during the night. Anyone have any suggestions? She doesn't want to give up, but her milk just doesn't seem to be coming in. Are there any foods that might help? She eats a bowl of regular oatmeal every day.



how long is she breastfeeding for per session, when is she giving the formula and when is she pumping? is she feeding at around the same times every day? what she should be doing is nursing first, offering both breasts. supplement with formula after, never before. at the same time, she should pump after the feeding to encourage her breasts to make more milk. this is what i had to do before my milk came in. to keep the milk up, the baby has to be actively sucking at the feeding times. the more the baby drinks, the more the body will replace the milk.

i do have to say, some people are just not good pumpers. i am one of those. one time, it was time for a feeding, and i pumped out nothing from one breast. i knew i had milk in there though. i dont get a lot when i pump. however, my DD definitely gets enough to eat when she is directly feeding.

Posted 1/30/11 9:43 PM
 

hdrd0411
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Re: Anyone know of a good lactation consultant in Nassau Countyor can help with b/f advice (UPDATED IN POST AT BOTTOM)

Dr. Rubin - Happy Healthy Peds in Mineola...awesome!

Posted 1/30/11 9:58 PM
 
 

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