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And she's here!

JandRVAJandRVA Posts: 298
edited November -1 in Pregnancy and Babies
Our little girl, Rose, made her entry into the world on the morning of February 25th. It was a pretty rough delivery but thankfully it was shorter than I had anticipated. I labored at home for about 7 hours during early labor before heading to the hospital where it took another 12 hours (11.5 hours of laboring and 30 minutes of actual pushing). She weighed in at 7lbs 15 oz and was 20.25 inches tall. We're completely in love with her.

The recovery has been a bit hard as I have a second degree tear and lots of rather uncomfortable stitches. And breastfeeding has been incredibly difficult. Our poor little girl lost about 10% of her original body weight within 3 days so our pediatrician sent us to a lactation consultant. Our lactation consultant explained that I have a lack of mammary glands in my breasts so we've been keeping a ridiculous schedule of feedings, pumping sessions, and supplementing with formula to try to help her regain the weight. Any suggestions on ways to increase breastmilk supply would be much appreciated.

Trying for Baby #2: 4th IUI June 2016 - BFP!
Sweet little Rose was born on Feb 25th
Baby #1: Lucky #7 July 2015 - BFP
Our little girl, Hope, was born at 20w4d after PPRoM. She passed away 2 hours after birth.


  • b&kmakebabiesb&kmakebabies Posts: 818
    edited November -1

    I also had issues and had to supplement for awhile until I got my supply up. Lactation cookies, Mothers Milk tea, oatmeal, and Gattorade help me the most. And relaxing. Seriously though, I cannot miss my daily Gattorade or I pump less. So weird. I also pumped a lot. Every hour. Now I don't have to worry about it as much, but it was super hard in the beginning. You got this, though :)

    TTC from 06/2015...Baby M born 11/24/16!
  • b&kmakebabiesb&kmakebabies Posts: 818
    edited November -1
    Oh. Get Brewers Yeast and put it in as many things as you can.

    TTC from 06/2015...Baby M born 11/24/16!
  • hopeful2014hopeful2014 Posts: 428
    edited November -1
    Congratulations!! I also made lactation cookies with brewers yeast and I'd also add a little to beverages and I think it helped my supply.
    35 years old - SMBC * 3 ICIs, 6 IUIs, 1 ectopic, 1 chemical, blocked left tube.
    Lucky #10 - IVF!
    Two sweet baby girls (IVF 2015, FET 2017)
  • old mamaold mama Posts: 4,682
    edited November -1
    Congratulations...I am happy for you. I hope things get easier.
  • perry261perry261 Posts: 561 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Krystal - 28 - Future SMBC - PCOS - Pre-Diabetic - Insulin Resistant - MTHFR Carrier - Hypothyroidism - IUI 3/20/16 - BFN | ICI on 5/28/16 - BFP!! Sadly I miscarried on July 21, 2016 | ICI on 9/11/16 & 9/12/16 - BFN | IUI on 10/12/16 - BFP Due July 2017!!

    Charlese was born on June 17, 2017 at 8:33 AM. She was the most gorgeous baby I've ever seen. She came into this world weighing 7 lbs and 5ozs. She was 19 1/2 inches.

    Will try for #2 around September 2019! I’m ready to complete my family!
  • ahk00ahk00 Posts: 1,420
    edited November -1
    SMBC: TTC since 12/2014: 3 home attempts: 2 BFN & 1 chemical. 3 medicated Dr assisted IUI's: 2 BFN & 1 BFP (04/24/15) with twins in May (new donor) MC with D&C @ 9w. 4th IUI 09/17/15: BFN. 10/15: hsg good. 11/15: BFN. 01/16: BFN. 05/16: Embryos arrested. IVF failed 06/16: KD BFN 07/16: KD BFN 09/16: IUI #7 with donor sperm BFP-MC at 9w w/ D&C. 02/17: diagnosed with hetero compound MTHFR & clotting mutation. 03/09/17 IUI #8: chemical pregnancy. IUI #9: 04/19/17 BFN LOOKING FOR EMBRYO'S TO ADOPT
  • New-mama?New-mama? Posts: 593
    edited November -1
    TTC attempt 1: ICI Dec 2015 BFN/Attempt 2-3 IUI Jan&April 2016 BFN/Attempt 4: 1ICI 1 IUI May 2016 BFN/Attempt 5-7: ICI-June, Sept, Nov 2016 BFN/Attempt 8-9 iui April 2017 BFN.
    May 2017 IUI BFP!!!!
  • diane&tammydiane&tammy Posts: 1,467
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  • blkbrd3blkbrd3 Posts: 1,221 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Congratulations baby! Welcome to the world.
  • emlklg444emlklg444 Posts: 645
    edited November -1
    Congratulations! Hopefully all the previous suggestions have helped begin to increase your milk supply. Breastfeeding is HARD! I breastfed both my girls & struggled with my supply as well... don't be afraid to supplement with formula, "fed is best" as the saying goes. Best wishes!
    1st daughter born 9/26/2013 (bfp 2nd attempt at home ICI)
    2nd daughter born 3/8/2016 (bfp after 7 attempts at home ICI, 2 miscarriages, 1 D&C)
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  • tinydancertinydancer Posts: 1,210
    edited November -1
    congrats!! thats a great weight and 7 oz is not horrible for loss. some babies lose up to a lb from all the pooing they do and slow milk coming in. just nurse often and dont switch sides since thats all foremilk )thinner less fatty milk) when you switch too soon. the longer baby stays on one breast the fattier the milk.

    mother milk tea and oatmeal is my recommendation too. you can also use domperidone from inhousepharmacy.vu if you have lactation issues. I used it when I had a preemie. went from 1oz to 5 ox in a couple days. I stayed on it for a couple yrs :)
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