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  1. Weaning, hormones, and decreasing bust?

    Hi all,
    I've weaned my DD, and she's fine. For various reasons, I exclusively pumped most of the time, so when weaning came, she was already used to the bottle and we had no trouble.

    I pumped...
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    Re: Considering Pump Weaning...

    Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement. Pumping does get so exhausting! I like the idea of trying to pump one extra time in the car on my commute home. That would definitely help my supply...
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    Considering Pump Weaning...

    Hi all,
    My baby is almost 7 months. I went back to work 2 months ago. Between commuting and a demanding job, I'm gone about 11 hours a day (8am-7pm). I am pumping at 6am, 12 pm, and 10pm. I try to...
  4. Re: Weaning Guilt and One Side Supply Issue

    Thanks for the advice.I've heard that if you don't keep up at least 4 pumpings/feedings per day, your milk dries up. Is it possible to nurse just twice a day (say early morning, late night), and...
  5. Weaning Guilt and One Side Supply Issue

    Hi all,
    My LO is 6mo today. I've been back at work for 1 month, and pumping 1-2x/day there. I pump at 6am (before she wakes up), 1-2x/day at work, and once 10 or 11pm before going to bed. I try to...
  6. Need advice on pumping and BF simultaneously

    Hi all,
    I have a four-month old LO, and I'm trying to get more efficient as I'll be headed back to work in 3 weeks. I have a PISA. I'd like to be able to pump the non-nursing breast while I'm BF'ing...
  7. Re: Pumping and low milk production?

    Hi there- My baby wouldn't latch at all despite LC visits, classes, nipple shields, etc. and the whole beginning was a nightmare. I was determined that she get breast milk though, and pumped...
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    Re: Help PLEASE! I'm so EXHAUSTED!!

    Hang in there! Your story sound simlar to mine. My LO wouldn't latch, so I've essentially been EP'ing for 13 weeks now. At around 7-8 weeks, I was dead exhausted and ready to throw the wretched pump...
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    Weight loss and BF

    Hi all,
    i've heard that breastfeeding burns loads of calories (200-500 per day), so it makes sense that BF could aid in weight loss and returning to one's pre-pregnancy weight. Then again, I've had...
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    Re: Hands free pumping?

    Ditto on the bra bustier. I pump exclusively, and being hands free while pumping so I can hold my baby, work on my laptop, etc. is the only thing that has kept me sane through the mind-numbing...
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    Re: Breast reduction after weaning?

    Thanks for the helpful insights--much appreciated. A couple things I should mention--I'm 40 and my DD is our only and last child due to severe fertility issues. I haven't thought about the insurance...
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    Breast reduction after weaning?

    Hello,
    Has anyone had a breast reduction surgery after completing breastfeeding? I'm considering a reduction and am wondering how long after weaning I'd need to wait for my breast size to stabilize...
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    Re: Cold milk?

    I have been EP for 8 weeks now and have never heated the breastmilk after refrigerating it. Honestly, the thought didn't occur to me until my MIL asked about it! My DD takes the chilled milk just...
  14. Transitioning from EP to BF- suggestions?

    Hi all,
    I'm new here. My daughter is 8 weeks old, and I've been exclusively pumping since around Day 5 for many reasons (mastitis, poor latch, bloody nipples, etc.) I've had the LC out, taken a...
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