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    Re: Extremely low milk supply - Need support!

    Oh mama, I feel for you! And i'm remembering those feelings I had for myself when I went through the same low supply issue. It really rocked my sense of womanhood, motherhood and health. I kept...
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    Re: Back to breast? (long..)

    i'm pretty impressed with your knowledge. is she still expressing ( no pun intended) an interest in breastfeeding? if so, it's not too late, as you know. maybe the best reminder at this point would...
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    Re: question on bf, milk supply and ebf

    Hey Mama - despite some trouble for you, it seems like you are doing everything you can! Good for you and your family! As with the previous poster, each of my breasts produced different amounts of...
  4. Re: Is there a cap on how many bottles can I give a day?

    Hey there. I don't think there is a cap on the number of bottles you can give, but the general advice around here is the fewer the better. when my nipples hurt in the beginning i used a nipple shield...
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    Re: desperately needing support!!!

    There are several places online to purchase an SNS system. I'm not sure if it is OK to post just one of them here, but I found several sites by googleing "SNS breastfeeding." I'll private message you...
  6. Re: 7 weeks into this, and I'm so ready to quit...

    Oh man does that sound tough! No great advice is popping into my head right now, except to ask if you've tried an SNS system? It's a little tube connected to a bottle of formula. you stick the tube...
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    Re: desperately needing support!!!

    Oh man do I remember the feelings you are having now. I have a 10 1/2 month old daughter. She and I had such a hard time at first - bad supply, formula issues, latch issues - and I about quit. But,...
  8. Temas: Please help

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    Re: Please help

    Oh mama. Way to persevere. Got the latch ? Awesome! My first reaction to your issue is to suggest an SNS - it's a little device kind of like an IV you'd get in a hospital. It's a tube that attaches...
  9. Temas: itchy nipple

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    Re: itchy nipple

    Thanks for the responses.
    Maggie
  10. Temas: itchy nipple

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    itchy nipple

    Here I thought I'd made it long past nipple pain and trouble so common in those first months. I've got a 7 mo daughter who is breast and formula fed (early supply issues). In the last week, she's...
  11. Temas: Frustrated!!

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    Re: Frustrated!!

    Three ideas pop to mind:
    1. When I was having supply issues, I started taking the herb Fenugreek and it worked for boosting my supply. Obviously you'll want to check with your medical folks, but...
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    Re: Emotional and Frustrated new Mom

    Well, I'm not sure I'm super fit to explain. Here is a pic:
    http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/accessories.html#SNS

    It's a tube taped or held to your nipple. The tube is connected to a bottle...
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    Re: Medela Supplemental Nursing System

    The SNS system, or boob tube as I called it, saved my breastfeeding relatinship with my kid. I was just posting this same idea for another new mom. My baby was a lazy nurser, always pinched my...
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    Re: Emotional and Frustrated new Mom

    I hope you are still checking in with these posts. This site saved my breastfeeding relationshp with my daughter during those first hard weeks/months.

    We had very very similar issues as you and...
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    Re: Newborn to Infant

    Ha! i've been meaning to ask the newborn to infant question here. I've asked around and no one really knows. My guess is 3 months...we'll see.

    i'm at 2 months with my daughter and we still use the...
  16. Temas: getting sad

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    Re: getting sad

    Thanks. That web site was great. I can't beleive I missed it in all my research!!! As far as supplementing, baby gets about 20 oz of food a day, only about 1/2 is expressed breastmilk. She's been a...
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    Re: getting sad

    Thanks for the response. It is good to hear of your success after two months. That gives me hope. I usually pump at the highest suction and speed comfortably.
  18. Temas: getting sad

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    getting sad

    So, my milk supply has been low since my daughter was born Jan. 1. Milk didn't come in until 7 days and by then she had lost so much weight we were supplementing with formula. I was nursing each...
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    Re: help! nipple shield addiction

    I didn't use it for that long of a time, but I got my daughter off the shield by letting her latch on with it, letting her suck for while, then taking her off and putting her back on without the...
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    Re: replenishment question

    yeah, me too. i've heard the breasts never empty, but does that mean our kids have to eat for longer to get more out? in these situations, she'll eat at a flat flat breast but won't seem satisfied at...
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    Re: when does it get better?

    Hey there new mama. welcome to the club. i'm in week six with my daughter and have been feeling adjusted for about a week. like in your case, my kid arrived weeks early catching me off guard and...
  22. Temas: Reglan????

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    Re: Reglan????

    I also took Reglan and didn't notice much of a difference in supply, despite massive pumping and nursing sessions. But it works for some, so I figured it was worth a try.
  23. Re: need help getting baby off bottle and back to breast

    Oh I am interested in this post!
  24. Re: What I've learned and what I would have done differently

    Kaya's Mom, are you right handed? I'm trying to figure out what it is about my elft breast that is so different from my right. My current hypothesis is that I'm right handed and must be holding her...
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    Thanks for the thoughts, Andrea. We're still facing a few issues, but everything is soo much better. Just as everyone said it would be.
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