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preacherskid
Anyone in OKC area? Update!
November 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I am looking for my cousin, she has a one month old half ff half bf, wants all bf.  We have been talking on fb, it sounds like latch may have been the original issue.  I am in NEMO, can't help much with latching from here.  She has gotten no reply from anyone she has triedcontacting in the area.  Is there anyone in the OKC area y'all could recommend, or if anyone could help her if it is needed?  Thanks!


UPDATE: my cousin never got replies from the IBCLCs I gave her the contact info for, she left messages but they didn't call back.  She does, however, have a great health department there and they were able to get baby latching, so they are back to nursing :)

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  • gdiamante
    November 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    I take it she's tried the ILCA website to find a lactation consultant?

    I don't know that we have anyone in the area, but send her here.

  • preacherskid
    November 19, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Yeah, no one returned any calls when she was trying to get latching help.  I suggested she try a nursing vacation, just to get her back in the swing of nursing again, instead of pumping and bottle feeding like she is now.  Will definitely get her in here!

  • aehanrahan
    November 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM
    Has she tried contacting someone from LLL?
  • preacherskid
    November 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM


    Quoting aehanrahan:

    Has she tried contacting someone from LLL?

    Yep.  They didn't return her calls.  I sent her the links and she said she tried calling the LLL near her with no response.  Then she started pumping to give herself a break, then baby starting taking more than she was pumping, and now she is doing 2 oz breastmilk 2 oz formula :/. I am trying to help her with cutting out the bottles and getting her to the right places for info, but I can't be much help here in NEMO.  

  • aehanrahan
    November 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
    Ugh! That sucks! I wish there was something that we could do. :-(
  • mweber
    by mweber
    November 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM
    I live about an hr and a half away but I don't know of any good LCs.
  • mweber
    by mweber
    November 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM
    Can she just pop into a hospital and see if the LC there will see her?
  • preacherskid
    November 19, 2012 at 10:36 PM


    Quoting mweber:

    Can she just pop into a hospital and see if the LC there will see her?

    From my understanding that is a no go.  I may check around online and see if there are any IBCLCs that I can find to point her to.  I wouldn't want her to see an LC at the hospital and have it reiterated that she "has" to supplement when she really doesn't want to.

  • preacherskid
    November 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Think I may have found some IBCLCs close to her, just have to wait and see if she can get in touch with one of them.....

  • preacherskid
    December 9, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Bump for update!

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