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  1. Re: Please help w/ my plan to combat oversupply...

    Thank you so much for all of the suggestions and reference materials above. I have employed all of them. I developed mastitis Friday and the feverish symptoms gotten better with the antibiotics. ...
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    Re: Anyone used Milkies?

    Just wanted to mention that I gave birth on 5 days ago and I have used a Milkies Milk Saver to store over 24 oz of milk in 2.5 days. I also am a bit concerned about the amount of foremilk like...
  3. Please help w/ my plan to combat oversupply...

    Hello. I'm returning after struggling with severe OS and OALD issues 2 years ago w/ #1. (I could pump more than 10oz per breast per pumping session.) I was hoping for the best w/ #2 but it appears...
  4. Re: Now I don't have enough milk in 1 breast...I am a mess

    This is unbelievable but now the situation has switched! For 2 days, I fed LO off of only the lower supply breast and tried to go as long as possible without relieving the supply in the oversupply...
  5. Now I don't have enough milk in 1 breast...I am a mess

    Over the past 2.5 weeks, I've managed to reduce my milk supply in my left breast (when I pump) from over 10 oz to less than 4 oz. I am nervous that this isn't enough -my left breast started staying...
  6. How to work to reduce OS in 1 breast?

    Hello. I have had some success over the past 2 weeks with reducing the pain from engorgement/clogs associated with OS by nursing only on 1 side, block feeding, oral contraceptives, etc, however, 1...
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    Re: OS and Weaning

    My OB prescribed me birth control pills (normal birth control pills with both estrogen and progesterone, not the minipill) to try to decrease my supply. This may help you with weaning. Good luck.
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    Re: Pain with OS/OALD?

    When I had mastitis, I had symptoms exactly like those of the flu and a temperature in addition to the redness. Good luck to you.
  9. Re: Does hand expression stimulate milk production?

    I am going to try this instead of pumping. I hand expressed quite a bit earlier today and felt so much better but will try to limit it to just a little bit tonight. Thanks.
  10. Re: Does hand expression stimulate milk production?

    Unfortunately, I think so too...and I was so excited for a second there about some potential relief. Thank you.
  11. Does hand expression stimulate milk production?

    Does hand expression stimulate milk production? My dr said that hand expression does not stimulate milk production as there is no sucking like that of a baby or a pump. However, this seems to go...
  12. Re: Any help would be appreciated. OS/OALD issues but need to start pumping for work

    Thank you!

    You summed it up correctly. My baby is 7 weeks old and has gained rapidly - he weighed 12 lbs, 9 oz at 6 weeks, up from 7 lbs, 3 oz at birth. I have been nursing uphill and this does...
  13. Any help would be appreciated. OS/OALD issues but need to start pumping for work.

    Hello. I have serious OS and OALD issues. I had mastitis at 2 wks postpartum and was told I needed to pump in addition to nurse to drain my breasts. I followed this advice and then tried to back...
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