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    Re: OALD Advice Please

    I will try offering the breast more frequently. I only pump once per day right now, and that's only because she is getting a bottle of expressed milk once per day to help her get used to it for when...
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    Re: OALD Advice Please

    Thank you for your help! We usually nurse every two to three hours around the clock, although more often if she wants. I usually only offer one side per feeding unless she is still hungry and wants...
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    OALD Advice Please

    My baby is 3 weeks old today and she has been spitting up a lot, has been gassy, and fussier than normal. I took her to the pediatrician today and they said it's not reflux and she is gaining weight...
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    Re: Disappointed, ready to give up - hel

    About the poop issue: when my LO was that age he would go a really long time in between poops and so my ped told me that if he seemed constipated to give him 2oz of some kind of juice (I did apple)...
  5. Re: Supplementing with formula vs cows m

    I did not know that about brown rice. I have definately been getting the oatmeal, but I have not tried the ohers. I will try changing my diet a little too. Thanks!
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    Re: 6 month old nursing strike

    Keep on nursing mama! My lo went on a nursing strike at that age and I was never successful at getting him back to the breast. And it has been nothing but a struggle to keep my supply up since then....
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    Hmm, that makes more sense about the yogurt now. Also, drinkable yugurt is a good idea!

    I also talked to a LC at my local hospital when I called to check on renting a hospital grade pump, and she...
  8. Re: Supplementing with formula vs cows m

    I never understood that about yogurt either. How is a little yogurt okay but milk is not? My lo has been geting occasional yogurt since he was 7mo.

    Thank you ladies for you opinions and advice! I...
  9. Re: Supplementing with formula vs cows m

    Yes, I do pump for a total of 120 min because each time I pump for a minimum of 20 min. I tried the 2am pumps for about a week and they seemed to help a little but I felt so drained with the lack of...
  10. Re: Supplementing with formula vs cows m

    I am EPing unfortunately. :( DS went on a nursing strike at 6mo and I never was able to get him back to the breast despite my best efforts. Ever since then it has been a struggle to keep my supply...
  11. Supplementing with formula vs cows milk

    My DS is 6wks shy of being 1 year and am am having difficultues keeping up with him. He has also been sick the last week so he has not wanted hardley any solids at all, and we are burning through my...
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    Re: shield size vs output

    Thank you to all of you ladies for your advice! I do get what looks like a little bit of bruising around my nipples after i am done, but it only lasts for a short time (like 5min). I think I will go...
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    Re: shield size vs output

    Yes I have. And even on the lowest setting that will produce with the larger ones I still get sucked in that far, and even on the highest comfortable setting wih the smaller ones I dont get as much...
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    shield size vs output

    So I am not sure which size shields I need. When I ise the standard that came with my PISA so much of my boob is sucked into the tube that my nipple often rubs on the back of the connector. But when...
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    Re: re-use or throw?

    I totally agree with the pp that said to check for lipase prior to building a freezer stash. You will be crushed if you find out that your entire freezer stash is rancid! (It happened to me and I had...
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    Re: Increasing Supply

    Ehat about cows milk? DS will be 10mo yomorrow. Do you tgink that I could just sub one bottle a day wih cows milk? He drinks 24oz total and I am only making 18. I also do not gave much of a freezer...
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    Re: Increasing Supply

    I have thought about the domperidone, but I dont know how much I like the idea of taking something that Ibcant get in the US.

    I was using a PISA before, but wall charged burned up, and then the...
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    Re: Increasing Supply

    I have a PISA that I just got in October. I was hoping that I could make it two more months withoutvhaving to rent a pump. I am also still atking the prenatal vitamin. Doesnt it have enough calcium...
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    Increasing Supply

    I have been struggeling with my milk supply for a while and was wondering what anyones expierence had been with pumping in the middle of the night. I already pump six times a day and just cannot add...
  20. Re: How to prepare for my return to work

    When I was about to go back to work I started pumping after each bf session wih my ds. That helped me to produce enough extra to get a pretty healthy freezer stash going. I am also going to have to...
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    Re: How much to express/how often?!

    I would try maybe pumping twice a day, once in between feedings and once before you go to bed. I wouldnt worry about engorgement, it has been my experience that once you eleminate a session the body...
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    Re: Two questions

    Thanks, that is a really good idea. I think I will print off both that and the one that talks about quantity to give to her.
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    Re: Two questions

    Thank you all so much! I thought he was getting way too much some days.
    To Susan: I am using the playtex ventair bottles with slow flow nipples, but I have never replaced them so I will definately...
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    Two questions

    I have two questions. My lo is 6 mo old and i am not sure how much ebm he should be drinking while i am away. He us usually at the bs for 8 hrs and usually takes 15-18 oz, but sometimes as much as...
  25. Re: New mom returning to work with NO CLUE

    You can tell by smelling/tasting it. It will taste rancid if its bad. Most milk is good at room temp for 4-6hrs, in the fridge for 3-8 days, and in the freezer for 6-12months. (The first numbers are...
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