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Newborn by Emergency Caesarean - Please Help!

Discussion in 'Optimal Kids' started by Kevin Burch, May 12, 2022 at 6:47 PM.

  1. Kevin Burch

    Kevin Burch New Member

    We have 15-day-old boy and we would greatly appreciate practical ideas for helping him asap, please.

    Background and Birth
    • Mom in 40s, Chinese ancestry, lives in UK
    • Mom hypermobile
    • Challenging pregnancy, lots of nausea and exhaustion
    • Mom admitted with pre-eclampsia at 35 weeks
    • Mechanical, then hormonal induction at 37 weeks
    • Had epidural, then went from 4cm to 8cm dilated in 2 hours
    • Baby heart rate cycling low, baby in distress, so "immediate threat to life" emergency C-section
    • Resuscitation needed - apgar scores at 1, 5, 10 minutes were 2, 6 and 10
    • But O2 saturation did not fall low enough to warrant additional observation
    • No vaginal seeding done
    After Birth
    • Baby sleepy, borderline jaundice, put on uv blanket
    • Mom was struggling, did not wake baby to feed, and colostrum/milk production low
    • Day 3 baby weight down 12.7% from birth, supplemental feeding started
    • Day 15 all now trending in right direction, 99% of birth weight, milk production and breast latching better, still supplementing with formula
    Things We're Doing
    • Attempting to increase proportion of daily feed that is breast milk
    • Giving 100 million L. reuteri daily since day 12
    • Getting him a few minutes of morning sun (not dawn) naked or with just diaper
    • Increasing maternal probiotic consumption
    • Hasn't yet had a bath
    Concerns and Questions
    1. Infant microbiome - obvs likely to be impoverished, what more can we do? Is maternal fecal transplant doable and wise, and if so by what route? What about skin microbiome?
    2. In what other ways may missing out on passage through birth canal have affected him? How can we ameliorate those impacts?
    3. Formula has sunflower and rapeseed/canola oils high on ingredients list - anything we can do about this?
    Other Info About Parents
    • Use blueblockers, good sleep hygiene
    • Good sun exposure (for UK!)
    • Below average levels of nnEMF
    • Mom is conventional doctor, also trained in functional medicine & western medical acupuncture
    • Taken methylfolate for years
    • We do have access to raw cow's milk locally
    Right now we don't have time or energy to read the entire Quilt and work it all out for ourselves. We would GREATLY welcome any pointers you can give us on the three numbered questions, above.

    Thank you, from Kevin, Mom and baby boy.
     
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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  3. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  4. Dan2

    Dan2 Pedantic schlub

    "Formula has sunflower and rapeseed/canola oils high on ingredients list - anything we can do about this?"

    Make baby formula?

    This is an example. Maybe buying each ingredient separate and changing some -- multivitamin, probiotics, DHA, and maybe MCT oil instead of grapeseed -- would make it better and cheaper.

    https://mtcapra.com/product/homemade-goat-milk-formula-kit/

    "1 scoop (14g) – Whole Goat Milk Powder
    1 tablespoon – Goat Milk Lactose
    1/2 teaspoon – Grass-Fed Goat Milk Ghee
    1/4 teaspoon – Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/8 teaspoon – Expeller-pressed Grapeseed Oil
    1/8 teaspoon – Unsulphered Blackstrap Molassess
    3/4 scoop* – Head Start Multi – Multivitamin Powder
    Based on Weight* – DHA Supplement for Infants (Nordic Naturals®)
    1 scoop (1,450mg)* – Goat Milk Colostrum Powder
    1 scoop* – Flora Start™ Kids Probiotics"


    @Jack Kruse
    DHA supplement mostly in sn-2 position to add to baby formula?

    @Kevin Burch
    On Facebook is a group called Mitochondriacs. Someone in that group might know of a good DHA supplement.

    About DHA supplements, brain development:

    https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.php?threads/dha-supps-crossing-the-bbb.19555/

    https://www.facebook.com/drjackkrus...ish-oil-doesnt-cross-the-bl/2292376074160067/

    https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.p...he-conversion-rates-for-omega-3-to-dha.22578/

    https://jackkruse.com/is-fish-oil-good-or-bad/

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    "Infant microbiome - obvs likely to be impoverished, what more can we do? Is maternal fecal transplant doable and wise, and if so by what route? What about skin microbiome?

    In what other ways may missing out on passage through birth canal have affected him? How can we ameliorate those impacts?"


    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02807-x#ref-CR2


    "Background and Birth
    No vaginal seeding done"

    Is it not good to do that after 15 days? Why not do that at home?
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2022 at 10:44 PM
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  5. 8Phoenix

    8Phoenix New Member

    Congratularions for the New Born.

    Buy Dr Kruse Cook book


    Every one should have
    Survival Soup (Origent Jack Kruse)
    fish broth
    Squid broth
    Cow broth
    Oysters

    Mothers Milk Booster (Origen :Andean traditional Knoledge )
    Broth made with
    Cows nouse
    Fennel
    Cinnamon

    Mothers milk booster RX
    Broth made with
    Cows nouse
    Butter
    fennel
    Cinnamon
    Chaga
    Shilajit
    Star Anis (Origen : Heston Blumentals look video below)
    Onions
    Carrot

    Broth consumption technique
    Open finger technique over the bowl
    Word of gratitude (inspiration:Nasaru Emoto,Jack Kruse)

    About Microbiome
    Add the infantis bacteria in a evolutionary wave
    Look microbiome Rx in the forum
    look video
    https://youtu.be/SCG73IU94d8



    Correct respiration
    QI GON

    Upon sunrise
    Cast words of gratitude
    With arms open and fingers open to the height of your heart
    Breath in with diagram
    Then fingers open both hands on each breast breath out

    This idea came from Dr Kruse from hes Mexico talk
    You can also use the finger open technique
    For other organs yes you have to use both hands

    Now here my idea
    Ideally use a tape recorder and record when baby is crying for food ( to confirm is food put you finger on he’s libs if avoid then is something else)
    Have someone Play the recording at the moment when touching breast with fingers open



    https://youtu.be/SCG73IU94d8


     
    Last edited: May 13, 2022 at 8:31 AM
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