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  1. Re: is it worth getting/renting a pump? and if so, which kind?

    ok gals, I have to admit I've been really lazy about pumping, but the good news is that with dd starting to eat some solids, I've been able to reduce the formula and- as everyone promised- that's...
  2. Re: is it worth getting/renting a pump? and if so, which kind?

    thanks everyone! I've been weighing the buy/rent issue and it seems like buying comes to about the same amount as renting for 6 months. I had a PIS. I'm going to see if it's fixable and rent in the...
  3. is it worth getting/renting a pump? and if so, which kind?

    dd is 6 months old and I've always had to work to keep my supply up. my old pump, which saw me through 2 other kids, is about dead but I'm hesitant to invest $300 in a new one. I don't think we'll...
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    Re: low supply after long travel- help!

    thanks- I haven't busted out the pump but guess I have to. And I think you're right- I'll try holding off on the formula as well, as I fear it does lead to supply problems. I also appreciate hearing...
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    low supply after long travel- help!

    I have been having supply issues off and on since dd was born in Aug (she's now almost 5 months) We just got back from a long trip and my milk supply seems to be more jet-lagged than either of us. I...
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    Re: Pulling off crying - what's wrong??

    my almost 4 month old dd has been doing that in the evenings for a few weeks. when I change position and nurse her while walking around she tends to stop and I hear more sucking- I think gravity...
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    Re: Hair Loss and bf

    this is my 3rd and with each one I started shedding hair like mad right when they got to about 12-13 weeks. the kids pick hair all over and say "eeew mommy!" and since i haven't really lost the baby...
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    Re: How do you do get things done?

    I have three kids too, and it seems like they're about the same age as yours (4, almost 3, and 13 weeks) and I used to carry the youngest all the time. Now she's happy being propped up in the...
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    new lactation cookies!

    I just made these earlier in the week and, while not intending them as a lactation aid, after eating a few of them them mid-afternoon, by the evening my breasts were leaking, which they haven't done...
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    Re: Gettng concerned

    I find that my baby will nurse longer on the lef side- her non-preferred side- if I walk around while she nurses. She squirms on that side lately if I try and nurse while seated, but if I get up and...
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    Re: Super Food!!!

    Costco has it too- for about half the grocery store price (for a Costco-sized bottle!)
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    Re: 5pm and NO supply!

    during my dd's fussy perios I usually try and get her in the sling and let her nurse whatever is there- she usually falls asleep and that solves the issue- then by the time she wakes up I've got more...
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    Re: Pumping long or empting breast?????

    I don't know about that- sometimes they seem pretty darn empty! maybe in a few minutes Ican squeeze a little more out, but it does take some time. If I wait 10-15 minutes, I can usually get more out,...
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    Re: Goat's Rue?

    I do notice that even when I nurse alot, the fenugreek has helped a lot, especially after I started taking way more (7 capsules 4 times a day)- I think that because I'm still on the post-baby chubby...
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    Re: Goat's Rue?

    I've been using it, and I think it's had a positive supply. What I notice is that I seem to have more streams of milk- so that's maybe more milk? So far fenugreek seems to be the best thing for me...
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    Re: teething tablets?

    I used the teething tablets with both my older kids and never had any problems with them- they worked much better than the gels we bought, and better than the frozen chewies, etc that others...
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    Re: Weleda Nursing Tea

    thank you! i've been looking online but haven't found anything. i really appreciate the help! i want to try it- if we can't find it here i'm going to order it from the site you found. it's not too...
  18. Re: Not Enough Milk And Lo Won't Stay Latched On

    that's a tough schedule! do you nurse while sleeping? it's the only way i get any sleep at all sometimes- otherwise would be up a lot with my lo.

    hang in there!:hug
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    Re: Weleda Nursing Tea

    thx for the info on the elixir Maritzape- 1 question- did you buy it thru the website? just wondering bc I haven't bought anything from an internat'l source before- excuse the typing while nursing :)...
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    Re: Weleda Nursing Tea

    thanks! I want to try the tea and also that Blackthorn Berry elixir, which I looked up online and it looks really good for you, but even on the link you sent it doesn't have that elixir- maybe not...
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    Re: Weleda Nursing Tea

    where did you find the elixir? i've never seen anything like that-
  22. Re: What exactly is "exclusive" breastfeeding?

    Everyone else has given such good advice I'm not sure what I could add, except to say that I've taken to nursing my dd everywhere- in a sling, out of the sling- I sometimes forget she's on the boob...
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    Re: goat's rue?

    thanks so much Tiana for your comforting reply. I've been sure I have a supply problem ever since my first child was born and I really did (he was hospitalized and my milk never really came in...
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    Re: goat's rue?

    my 7 wk old literally never stops eating when we are bf- she will nurse, and latch is very good and i hear her swallowing, then she switches sides after a while and does the same, then comes off that...
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    Re: No milk today

    is he having a growth spurt? maybe that's why your supply seems inadequate. he's 8-9 wks, seems like that might be time for another growth spurt(?)

    hang in there! I know what you're going through...
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