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  1. Re: New mommy to an infant that is almost 3 wks old that doesn't stay awake durin fee

    I had the same issue and had to supplement for my little one at first due to weight loss. He is 100% bf now and I'm pumping an extra 4-8 oz a day so you can do it!

    Nurse or pump every 1.5 hours...
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    Re: Increasing milk supply

    I am fortunate that someone lent me a hospital grade pump. I also have a manual and the electric works much better and efficiently. Hospitals do rent out pumps. I don't know what they cost, but...
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    Re: lactose intolerance and more!

    Allow your lo to "empty" the 1st breast before switching and he will get the hind milk. Your breast will feel softer then when you started with no firm spots (full ducts). He may fill up on the one...
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    Re: lactose intolerance and more!

    What was your little ones birth weight? How often does he poop? These should indicate if he is getting enough.

    Unless he is not growing properly and needs supplementation for that reason, I...
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    Re: Increasing milk supply

    Hi there,
    I had issues w/ a short supply initially and was supplementing 3-6oz of formula a day. Since I was working from home at the time I was able to breastfeed or pump every 1.5 hours to...
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    Re: can i still breastfeed

    I've had issue with low supply and have been able to increase it so I am now producing 4-8 oz extra per day. I was supplementing w/ formula prior to that.

    I breastfed him or pumped as much as...
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    Re: tugging, pulling, pushing, ouch!

    I find I have the same issue...seems to be when my breasts aren't full at times throughout the day.
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    Re: Baby won't open mouth

    I just thought of something I've done before...Instead of doing the bottle, just buy a breast shaped bottle nipple and put it on your nipple when feeding. Try taking it away after a little while. ...
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    Re: Noises with bowel movements...

    Same deal with my little guy. I could hear it in another room! We asked our pediatrician b/c we were concerned too. She said it is completely normal and just their body getting used to things. ...
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    Re: Baby won't open mouth

    Hi,
    I'm assume she's aware of Lasinoh lanolin for her nipples? May help to heal them as mine were also cracked and extremely painful in the beginning.

    Only thing I can suggest is to maybe have...
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    Re: Gassy, no burping, and grunting

    Hi There,
    I'm curious how often you are burping your little one during each meal? Perhaps try burping every ounce or halfway through the bottle.

    Also try changing bottles, such as Dr. Browns...
  12. Re: Does mixing breastmilk and formula counteract the breastmilk benefits???

    Thanks Everyone for your replies. I have changed my regimine a bit and used some of the info from your posts. I have gone 3 days feeding exclusively breastmilk (pumping/breastfeeding combo) and am...
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    Re: Bad news :(

    Hey There,
    I totally understand your disappointment. Remember though that you can still bottle feed while cuddling her up to your breast or after feeding times lay with her against your bare chest...
  14. Re: Does mixing breastmilk and formula counteract the breastmilk benefits???

    I tried to go without any supplementation in the hospital as strictly breastfeeding was what I wanted for him. After him screaming after a few days I had to supplement some b/c he just wasn't...
  15. Does mixing breastmilk and formula counteract the breastmilk benefits???

    Hi,
    I am not producing enough milk for my little one and am working so I have to do some supplementation. I'm using Similac Organic. I've been pumping and using 2 parts breastmilk to 1 part...
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