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Jan 30, 2009
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
I saw your post reply.

I wanted to tell you when I pump at night (I pump before bed) I also get 2 to 2.5 ounces. I pump again first thing in the morning (around 7:30) and I will get 7 ounces.

During the day I will get the same amount 2.5-3 ounces.) Joslyn nurses every 3 hours during the day... so she does not pull as much as a baby who nurses every 4 hours.

I am glad the bottle is helping. Does she have issues every nursing session? Or just some? We found out which ones she was having bad problems with and we switched to pumped bm for those. This way I now only pump 2 times a day and she nurses well the other times.

Something to try.


Jan 30, 2009
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
I pumped this morning at 11 and got about a teaspoon. It broke my heart, but I had to send DH out for some Alimentum because she was crying in hunger. Of course she made faces at the taste but was hungry enough to eat a few ounces. I pumped again at 3 and got 2.75oz. I'm hoping my supply issue is just due to illness.

She seems to have issues at every feeding and I'm starting to wonder if she does associate me with pain. She's on Prevacid and I think her reflux is under control- I do end up having to give her Carafate if she works herself into a screaming fit. Screaming sets her off but she just won't give it up (LOL)!

I won't lie, the fact that she's taken right to a bottle (BM or not ) really bums me out. It makes me cry. I'm going to keep pumping ( and buy a better pump) to increase my supply and just supplement with Alimentum as needed. Thank you for sharing your experience - I probably would have resisted pumping without several of you suggesting it.

Jan 30, 2009
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
I would also encourage you not to assume that pumping is a good indicator of how much milk you are producing. Once a baby gets the hang of breastfeeding, they are MUCH more efficient than any pump, both in terms of speed and drawing out milk. I haven't been able to pump more than a couple of ounces in 15 minutes for a year, but Lorenzo is clearly getting A LOT more than that, since it was his sole source of nutrition until a short time ago. I guess what I'm saying is, don't give up on breastfeeding off the assumption that it is a supply issue.

Also, are you familiar with the various methods for increasing supply? If not, there are tons of resources at the La Leche League website where you can find herbs, dietary changes, medications, etc that help improve supply.

Check with your
doctor first!