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  1. one year old and milk wont let down anymore

    I want to continue nursing my one year old but my milk won't let down quickly and she gets impatient and gives up...which leads to a more vicious cycle where my milk takes even longer to let down....
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    Re: Not expressing enough milk

    I had the exact same fear. As a matter of fact I exhausted all of my banked milk. But when I started leaving her less milk I discovered that my daughter was satisfied with less milk. I really think...
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    Re: Not expressing enough milk

    Another idea I had:

    Are you doing bottles at night or on the weekends? If you are, dropping those bottlefeedings and nursing her exlusively during those times will boost your supply more than...
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    Re: Not expressing enough milk

    Ok, maybe I can be a little helpful here as I have been in the same situation. My daughter also is 6 months old and we are just starting solids. I am away from her about 9 hours a day also.
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  5. Re: Storing breastmilk -- do I need to throw away?

    I know how you feel because I often wondered if I should throw a batch out. I used to stress over my frozen milk so much until I realized just how miraculous human milk is. All of these guidelines...
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    Re: preparing EBM

    If the milk has already been refrigerated I would not let it sit out, but freshly expressed breast milk can sit at room temperature for up to 10 hours. So you could leave her first bottle out for her...
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    Re: Only feeds on one side

    If you know you are going to pump after going back to work I would go ahead and invest in a good double breastpump. You will be able to pump alot more milk which will help you stock up before you go...
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    Re: pain while nursing

    Brianna, I can relate with you on the amount of pain you are feeling. I actually had what appeared to be a 'plug' of skin missing from my nipple when I came home from the hospital. (It grew back, so...
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    Starting solids and constipation

    My daughter is now 6 months old and definately showing signs of readiness for solids as she has two bottom teeth and has been grabbing at our food, utensils, cups, etc. So we decided to start her on...
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