Hello everyone, I would REALLY really appreciate sound advice. I'm a first time mother and really have a big concern.
FIRST! I've been battling allergies and a cold for almost a month now.
SECOND! My baby is almost three months old. She was born a late preterm baby (37wks 4d), she weighed 5.8 at birth and has always had breathing problems/congestion. Not as much as when she was first born, but enough to where many times she doesn't want to nurse and even using a bottle bothers her. Her pediatrician put her on NeoSure to supplement my breastfeeding. Now, about 3 weeks ago I took two doses of Benadryl, at the time I didn't know that was a BIG no no when breastfeeding. I have been drinking Mother's Milk tea daily, drinking water and gatoraid daily and still my milk supply has been going down.
What can I do to get it back up and help her nurse better? I already use a boppy pillow or I lean back and lay her on me... =S I just want to be able to nurse her till she's at least a year old or at least till she is ready for solids with just milk as the supplement. Basically what I'm saying is HEEEEELLLLP!!!!
My baby spat up a lot... she's what you'd call a happy spitter. I was told that curdled milk, if it doesn't stink just means her tummy digested the milk and when new milk comes in, her tummy still has some of the old. A baby's stomach is about as big as her little fist and many baby's lower gi tract flap (dunno the official name) isn't formed so spit up is constant. Now as for the bottle and not breast, try a nipple shield. Your niece may have nipple confusion.