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    Re: Should I try again?

    I couldn't have put it better myself!
    LOL

    LLLnormaR
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    Re: Help! Supply drop due to pumping

    >Thank you for your reply! <

    Thank YOU, Brandy, for answering - it really helped me see the bigger picture.

    >Emma's weight at birth - 6lbs 14oz 19 1/2 in long
    at 4 months -...
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    Re: Help! Supply drop due to pumping

    Hi Brandy :)

    >I have a 6 month old daughter. I work full time (I'm away from her for about 9 hours per day Monday - Friday) and pump 2-3 times per day while away from her. I BF at least once in...
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    Re: Surge in eating - how to catch up?

    Wow, your son really is eating a lot!
    Most babies need about 1 oz of milk for each hour that they are away from their mothers.
    How long are you away, including travel time?
    Woudl you consider...
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    Re: need help!Milk supply is low!

    Hi Miamommy :)
    When a mother is told that she cannot continue to nurse whilst taking a certain medication, she can ask her doctor what he would prescribe for her baby if he had that same condition....
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    Re: relactation question???

    When you become pregnant you start to produce colostrum, the first milk the new baby will get after birth.

    If you were still nursing when you became pregnant, your milk would CHANGE to colostrum....
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    Re: This is gonna seem soo weird....

    Hi lindsayncadence,
    You sound so sad about not having nursed your little one :(
    No, you are not alone - other mothers have expressed the same regret.

    Please remember that you did the very best...
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    Re: how much Fenugreek

    That is a good idea!
    Does your baby use a pacifier? If so, he may be getting most of his sucking needs satisfied that way. If he does use a pacifer, offer to nurse him at those times to give him...
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    Re: Is it Over?

    Yes, this is just what I was going to suggest!
    Please call your Lactation Consultant right away and ask her to set you up with a supplementer and show you how it works. Make sure that you actually...
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    Re: is my supply low?

    Hi kellyjane :)
    You sound so worried... {hugsss}
    Let me reassure you that it is extremely unlikely that your milk has suddenly disappeared.

    The most likely explaination is that your baby has...
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    Re: Relactating after weaning

    Yes, there are ways of increasing your supply :) The most important thing to know is that the more you nurse and/or pump. the more milk you will make.

    First, you mentioned that your DD nurses to...
  12. Re: Mine story is no longer going to be a happy ending...

    Oh jessiiee :( What a blow.
    You may want to ask your doc about the exact name/dosage of radioactive iodine they will use for the tests. Some mothers in your situation have managed to pump and dump...
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    Re: how much Fenugreek

    Glad you asked!
    Here is the URL for the FAQ on milk storage:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/milkstorage.html

    warmly,
    LLLnormaR
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    Re: suddenly dry...

    Hi Jessiee:)
    You know, different pumps are designed for different purposes. They all work in different ways.

    A person whose milk supply as far down as yours needs a really *heavy duty* pump, the...
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    Re: breast feeding an older adopted baby?

    Lots of women have nursed adopted babies - it is much more common than you may think :)
    I strongly suggest that you contact a local LLL Leader, who will be able to help you monitor your baby's...
  16. Re: Birth control pill-problems with milk supply

    You are welcome :)
    Do stay in touch!
    warmly,
    LLLnormaR
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  17. Re: Birth control pill-problems with milk supply

    Yes, it IS possible that the pills are the cause of your decrease in supply. Many mothers have reported the same effect. You might want to talk to your doctor about other, non-hormonal methods of...
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    Re: Stress at Work affecting my milk supply!!!

    That is a very GOOD question!

    Firstly, you never really EMPTY your breasts.
    Think about your mouth... it is constantly making saliva, right?
    There are certainly times when it may be a little...
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    Re: Fenugreek

    Yes, it is very stressful ,both for you and your baby, to go back to work so soon after her birth. It is good that you recognised right away that your supply was down and took steps to correct it. ...
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    Re: Milk almost gone... Please help!

    [quote=NicoleR80]>I don't want to answer too soon, but I think we might be very slowly improving. I've been pumping every 2-3 hours, and getting about 2 ounces each time. I just hope my supply will...
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    Re: Yeast & Water

    [quote=GagesMom]Has anyone tried this? My sister said that she tried this and it worked for her when she was nursing to quickly up her supply. I guess you are suposed to take a spoonfull of yeast...
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    Re: Domperidone side effects

    Hi Alexa :)
    There is a lot of information and support available for mothers who have had breast reduction surgery at: http://www.bfar.org/
    This is not an LLL website, but many mothers have found...
  23. Re: Please Read Need Help ASAP Failure to Thrive Issue with Twins

    Chicky, you certainly have a hard row to hoe! I am amazed at your strength in being able to carry all these burdens.
    PCOS is a serious concern. Of course we still want you to keep in touch, but we...
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    Re: Domperidone side effects

    Hi Alexa :)
    Domperidone usually increases milk production, but only if you are also nursing/pumping as well.
    It would help to know a little more about your situation. Would you mind answering a few...
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    Re: What can I take?

    >I don't want to stop nursing but I know that my supply will drop once I have to pump 3x a day... <

    Hi nikki,
    Other mothers also sometimes find that just pumping while away at work does not...
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