Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It is Colic

We went to the Pediatrician's office today for Little E's three week check up.  We discussed all sorts of things including my milk supply.

At birth Little E measured 18 inches long and weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces.  Today she is 19 1/2 inches long and 7 pounds 2 ounces.  We are doing something right and that makes me happy.

As for the breast milk.  The Ped doc suggested I take the fenugreek tablets 2 at 3 times daily in addition to the tea I'm drinking and to try out the lactation cookies.  I said I didn't feel up to baking as of yet.  She said I can buy them online.  I noticed them on Amazon the other day so I decided to purchase them today along with the tablets.  Hopefully this will help my milk supply.  When the breast milk increases to half of what Little E normally takes in her bottle I'm to start her on the Vitamin D drops they prescribed her today.

As for the colic.  It will pass. We were told not to do water, gas drops and other remedies but to just put her stomach down on our legs and rub her back.  She is pooping just fine and gaining weight.

I, however, am a different story.  They gave me the mental health assessment sheet.  I scored a 10 and that isn't a good thing.  I was then counseled and given the number to the behavioral health clinic.  I said I'll call them soon.  I have no problem with getting help.  I used to get help when I was going through the infertility treatments.  I just wish I'd stop crying so much.

As for the pain.  The peds doc told me that percocet isn't going to hurt my breast milk considering that I don't take it that often and she'd rather I not be in pain.

Time to go pump the milk while J feeds her from the last pumping and the formula he just made up.

Here is a new photo of Little E taken today:
Here is one taken a few days ago:

She has such pretty blue eyes.  They are changing to more of J's color now.  I'm still wondering what color they will be in a year.


  1. Hi, congrats on your little one! I also had lactation issues but mine was the opposite problem; my nipples were too small for my little one to latch on. I used Medela nipple shields to give her something to latch on to; perhaps they would work for you as well, in that it would give her less to latch on to?

    At one point I was nursing and pumping every two hours trying to increase my supply, it was hell! I had a hospital grade pump with the right size cups (this is very important!) I am a DD and needed the XL size to get a stream when pumping. I tried the teas, Go-Lacta supplements and cookies. They all helped a little but not as much as I hoped. Then I discovered Milky! This changed my nursing life. I started out drinking 4 per day and quickly moved down to 2 per day. It was so much easier than drinking an entire cup of tea. This was like downing an energy shot, quick and easy. My milk came in amazingly well and I actually was able to start freezing when I pumped. I nursed her until she was about 8 months old when she weaned herself and continued pumping and giving her breast milk until she was 18 months old.

    Shop around as the pricing can vary, but here is a link I found: http://www.apeainthepod.com/Product.asp?Product_Id=031780363&MasterCategory_Id=MC29&kpid=03178-99-0&kpid=03178-99-0&mr:trackingCode=A200042E-85F4-E311-A34D-BC305BF82376&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=27826380506&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=18500979626&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=All+products&utm_campaign=Product+Listing+Ads+-+Search&utm_source=google&gclid=CjwKEAjwjN2eBRDbyPWl0JLY5lYSJACPo0UiEwFPb9VjN-EDcl5TfeW5wWQILmghMakXlzN1GRwFMxoCWwXw_wcB

    Hope that helps :)

  2. Just be aware that Fenugreek can cause gas in baby - not always, but it did for us and when I googled it, its fairly common. So in case you see any changes in E's behavior, it may be the Fenugreek. I had to stop taking it since it was not worth it to see her so miserable :-(

  3. I just started reading the book Happiest Baby on the Block and they give some wonderful insight into colicy babies. I would highly suggest it. Can't hurt, right?

  4. I took Fengreek with V, it gave me an extra ounce a pumping session- I was taking 3 pills a day I think (bought them from Puritan's Pride). They're not bad, they can cause gas in baby and make you smell like maple syrup though. I didn't notice an increase in V's gas when we were on it though.

    She is a little cutie :) Glad she's gaining well.

    Take care of yourself. I hope you're feel better soon.

  5. I used the mother's milk special blend capsules (from amazon). They really helped with my supply!


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