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    Relactation at 12 months

    My baby girl is 12 months old and she is breastfeeding exclusively since birth. When she started solids, she gradually decreased nursing sessions, and 2 months ago she night weaned. Until last week...
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    Can I stop pumping?

    I am back at work since my baby was 4 mo and now she is nearly seven. Since she started solids I gradually dropped pumping sessions and now I am pumping only once, as soon as I return home. I am away...
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    Re: Spoiled milk. What did I do wrong?

    I bring up the topic again. We have started solids and she does not always drink the milk that I pump. I want to freeze that extra milk and I need some information about the procedure.
    As english...
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    Re: Looking for encouragement

    We also had difficulties in the beginning. My daughter regained birth weight at 3 weeks and this was the time limit that my pediatrician had given. The first six weeks she was spending hours at the...
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    Re: not getting hindmilk

    My lo also refuses to nurse if the flow is very low. I compress my breast, she nurses some more and when she doesn't want anymore, it is an indication that the breast is empty. I never worried if she...
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    Increase pumping output

    It has been two weeks back to work and apart from the first two days, I 've managed so far to pump every day the milk for the next day. However, I need to increase pumping output, without...
  7. Re: Exreme pain - Where is the special bonding experience I was promised?

    :hug I am sorry that you are going through this. It is certently getting much better, once you figure out how to bf propertly.
    I would second Rebecca that it is probably a bad latch causing the...
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    Re: Nurse and pump at same time?

    I can manage now that she sits in my lap, before that I could not do it.
    I start with the pump in one breast and then Dh brings the baby and she sits in my lap and bf. It works, but I do it only...
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    Re: growth spurt or low milk supply?

    My dd started to nap during the day at 2.5 months. Until then she would sleep on the breast and when I tried to put her down she was awake. A midwife had also told me that if they nap less that 1.5-2...
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    how do you bottle feed?

    We have an argument with my mother that takes care of the baby. She says that she should offer milk to my daugher until she cannot drink anymore, that means that she has to leave milk in the bottle....
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    Re: When will breasts regulate themselves?

    I believe that somewhere around 3 months, my dd started to follow a feeding pattern, and I started to notice that I got engorged, when it was time for feeding. Now, at 4mo, she has 7 feedings per day...
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    Re: working and Night waking

    I was wondering the same thing, but I guess that we mothers can do a lot more than we believe. This is my second week at work, I usually go to sleep around midnight and wake up at 6.30. I nurse once...
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    Re: When you say you get x oz...

    I usually pump for 10' each side. What I get depends on how long it has been from last nursing. After 2 hours I get 2.5 oz, at 3 hours 3-4 oz. I use a hand held ISIS IQ pump, so I pump one side at...
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    Re: How much more efficient is baby than pump?

    This is my question as well. I pump regularly for 2 weeks now and I can get 3-4 oz every three hours. She is now 4mo and I believe she takes much more milk. There have been times at home when my baby...
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    Occasionally supplement. Is it dangerous?

    I returned to work last week, and till now I have not established a routine and I cannot figure out how to do it, as my lo doesn’t have regular sleeping/waking hours. That affects my pumping output...
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    Re: Preference for one side

    I also have the same issue. Right breast produces less, I though that it was because of a nipple crack when my dd was 6 wo, but it seems to me reasonable the pp, as I remember I used to bf and typing...
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    question on quantity

    I will be returning to work next week and my dd is 4 mo. My mom will look after her and today she is here to test how much milk she needs.
    I will be leaving for work at 7.30 and returning at 15.00,...
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    Spoiled milk. What did I do wrong?

    I am going back to work on January 2nd and today I tried to give my dd expressed milk, just to see how much she gets while I am away.
    When I tested the milk before giving it to her, it was spoiled...
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    Re: Baby Not Napping!

    My baby is 3mo and very recently she started taking naps without me holding her. I have tried several tricks and here are some things that worked:

    When she was around 20 days I found out that she...
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    Have you expressed milk by hand?

    I will return to work in January, when ny DD will be 4 mo. At the moment I am trying to organise things, so that she can get EBM while I am away.
    I have a manual pump, but I cannot get a drop of...
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    Re: Tummy troubles :(

    We used to hold her with her face down and our hands in her tummy, pretty much like pp said. Other things that may work are: massage in her tummy with warm hands and oil or cream, move her legs like...
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    Re: How do you do it? *vent*

    Your DH is great, amazing that he tried so hard to soothe your LO, before calling you. You are doing great, trust your DH and they will build a wonderful relationship.
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    Re: Rice with BM...????

    I wouldn't try any solids, it is too early. My DD started to sleep through the night for 6-7 hours last week, she is now 2.5 months. The only thing that changed was that I consistently put her in the...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures??

    What I enjoy most is my DH looking after me. While nursing, he always brings me whatever I ask for: the telephone, the remote control, snacks, etc.
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    Re: What does finishing one breast mean?

    I also had the same question and I used to leave her on the first breast untli she was sucking without swallowing and then I switched breast. Now she is 2.5 mo and the last week has started to bf...
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