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    Re: Not going well

    Thank you both for your kind words and support throughout my relaxation journey. At the moment I am too raw to feel proud however I hope in the future I will look back on out BF journey in a...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    It sounds as if your journey has brought you and your gorgeous girl even closer together which is a wonderful thing to hear. Every drop of milk that you gave her is amazing and you should be proud of...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    Hi Oxygen, I wanted to see how you were getting on :) It is great to hear that your DD is latching on more often. I completely understand how challenging it is to keep going with all the time and...
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    Re: Not going well

    So sorry not to have responded sooner however the whole experience became too emotional for me and I had to take a step back. My gorgeous boy continued to refuse to latch and became more and more...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    Do you ever power pump? I found that useful after a few days. 10 mins pumping 10 mins rest and repeat for an hour.
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    Re: Not going well

    That is so promising that she is relaxed at your breast and is starting to show an interest, hopefully it will only be a matter of time before she latches and just think of all that wonderful milk...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    How are you both getting on?
  8. Re: My relactation journey. Advice and support much apprecia

    Congratulations on your gorgeous boy! Relactation takes a while and you are doing an amazing job getting to 1oz already and the fact that he is willing to latch and try is all going in your favour :)...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    What a supportive place to visit! I genuinely think you are doing an amazing job Oxygen :)
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    Re: Not going well

    I managed to get up to 4oz a day however things here are not going well. My gorgeous boy will not latch and if I even try skin to skin he just screams and gets distressed. All the time spent...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    What fabulous news, congratulations :cheer
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    How are things going for you both today?
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    Re: Not going well

    Well I reported for Jury Duty and managed to speak to someone about my BF and they have excised me for another few months. Such a relief as now I can just focus on getting my boy back to feeding.
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  14. Re: Relacating or increasing supply at 3 months

    Hello! I am relocating for my son at the moment so I understand some of what you are experiencing.

    I have a hospital grade pump that I am renting and it has been helpful in raising my supply. My...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    We can do this Oxygen :cheer
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    Re: Not going well

    Thank you so so much for all your support, it has helped me to go on when I have doubted that I am doing the right thing. I will keep plugging away as to me this is too important to give up on...
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    Re: Not going well

    They do not think that BF is unfair it is the fact he is so upset when it is offered that they think I should just settle for FF which appears to make him happy.

    I have been trying everything to...
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    Re: Not going well

    Any ideas as to how I can encourage my DS to latch and feed?
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    Re: Getting nowhere :(

    I do not produce a lot when expressing however I have found that massage, pump and then hand expression until there are no drops left has helped to increase my supply. That and the supplements have...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    The Medela Symphony is the pump I have at the moment and the cost is a nightmare. So far between the rental of the pump and the supplements I have spent a small fortune! I had been hoping that my DS...
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    Re: Can I really do this?

    What kind of pump are you using? I have hospital grade pump that I have rented and it has made all the difference to my supply increasing.
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    Re: Not going well

    No way to get out the jury duty unless not needed on the day :(

    Things are still mixed. Both sides are producing vastly different amounts with the right now up to 1.5 oz over the course of the...
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    Re: Not going well

    I am in the UK.

    Things here continue to be mixed. My supply is slowly increasing and I am getting roughly half as much again each day which is good. I am pumping every two hours with a power...
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    Re: Not going well

    I have spoken to the court and bf is not grounds for excusal and my doctor will not write a letter as I am not ebf. So I will take my manual pump with me and express every opportunity I have and just...
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    Re: Not going well

    Well I ordered the hosp grade pump and have been using it for the last few days and I am slowly seeing an increase in milk. Initially I had a drip or two over the day and now I am by the end of the...
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