Heading back to work

Meagan - posted on 03/04/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 9 months old and has been EBF for those nine months. We just recently moved across the country and so needless to say the supply I had built up over that time is now gone because we could not transport it all. I only have about a days worth of milk in the freezer now and I am nervous about going back. He nurses about every 4 hours and in between snacks, after ever bf he will have some solids to get used the taste. But how do I even begin to build that supply back up before I go to work? He has really bad acid reflux so I am scared of having to supplement anything in there for that and because I simply wasn't prepared.

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Meagan - posted on 03/19/2014

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I am completely allergic to the protein in dairy so he hasn't had any since he was born. We have him on Zantac and have to go see a specialist as soon as the referral goes through. Within the last month in a half he has started to refuse all soilds and his rest is getting really bad.

Lori - posted on 03/11/2014

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The only suggestion I can think of is to add in an extra pumping session. Pick a time of day you can remember to pump around that same time every day. For me, an hour after baby went to bed for the night worked well. Start pumping. If you do it every single day, you may not get much at first, but you should start to see an increase within a few days to a week. The first time I added a pumping session I got less than half an ounce from both sides. Within a few weeks I could regularly get about 5 oz from both sides. - But that's just me.

And not related to your question about a supply - but can I ask about the reflux? Do you give him any medication for it? Does it work for him? Have you considered that it may be a food intolerance causing the reflux? My oldest daughter had really bad reflux as a baby too. Her dr wanted to put her on Zantac but I didn't want my baby on medication so I refused at first. Eventually I gave in because I was worried the reflux was going to cause permanent damage to her esophagus. but the medication did not help. A friend suggested I try a dairy free diet, and as soon as I got her dairy free I started to see her reflux slowly go away.

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