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  1. Re: Mixing expressed breastmilk from different dates?

    You can mix frozen with fresh for immediate feeding without concern. For mixing for storage, however, it's okay to mix batches within 24 hours, but not a batch frozen two weeks ago and another pumped...
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    Re: Medela Freestyle Breastpump?

    :welcome



    From my understanding, the Freestyle is comparable to the Pump in Style (performance-wise). :)



    Like many manufacturers, Medela has rules about pricing and advertising. AFAIK,...
  3. Re: Exclusively breastfeeding means??

    Here is the WHO definiton of exclusive breastfeeding:


    Here is a link regarding the definitions of various degrees of breastfeeding. Note that this resource discusses the medical definitions of...
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    Re: Amount?

    You'll get there! :gvibes Once you get the hang of it, it's waaay easier to nurse while out and about than it is to pump in advance, pack bottles, and warm them (if baby prefers it that way). Please...
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    Re: Is my milk bad?

    If it was spoiled it would taste sour, like rotten cow's milk. :shudder
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    Re: think i'm giving up

    Oh, mama! :hug You're in pain and you're frustrated. We're here for you!

    Would you like to talk to a local LLL Leader?
    http://www.lllalmsla.org/slidell-mandeville.html

    How would you feel about...
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    Re: Biting

    :ita

    And here's two helpful resources:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/bite.html
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/teeth.html

    :gvibes
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    Re: green tea?

    Here's some info:
    http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/ref/herbs_g.html#greentea

    HTH! :gvibes
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    Re: "no milk" he says...

    :lol That's a good one!
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    Re: Bitting..

    Oh boy! :lol I remember those days. Too well. :eye

    Here's a few helpful resources:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/bite.html
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/teeth.html...
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    Re: Can I brag about my boy?

    Awww :love
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    Re: Sigh...

    How are things going now? :hug
  13. Re: one side is not producing enough, need help asap!!!!

    :welcome

    It's often normal for one breast to be larger than the other, or to produce more than the other. That being said, there are things you can try to improve the milk production on the...
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    Re: SNS Help, Please!

    :welcome

    Could you try hand expressing or pumping a little to get the milk flow started before latching on? :)

    How about breast compressions?
    www.kellymom.com/newman/15breast_compression.html...
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    Re: Would it be safe?

    I honestly do not know, but on a personal level, I would have my doubts about taking that kind of a variety of supplements (even if deemed safe). Though, I fully recognize that others might not have...
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    Re: Mothers Milk side effect?

    I do not know. Have you considered writing the company? Or looking up the individual ingredients to see if anything could cause the effects you're describing?
  17. Re: Support/Advice on Relactation please

    :welcome



    Remember that babies breastfeed, not nipple feed. :hug Here's some helpful information:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/flat.html



    :fbhug
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    Re: I dont know what to do

    :hug How long have you been hand expressing/pumping?



    She might nurse again, it's a bit early to know. :fbhug I hope someone who has BTDT will come along and tell you their story. :hug


    ...
  19. Re: New Mom - Want to Start Stocking Up

    Once every few days or week is a good, general guideline. :gvibes
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    Re: Pumping and Feeding Cycle?

    Yes, absolutely! The method you suggested is used by many mothers w/out issue.

    Some mothers do have to freeze their ebm because, for example, their dcp will only accept it in the frozen state....
  21. Re: Mixing expressed breastmilk from different dates?

    For feeding? Yes! For storing, yes, but there are some things you should know:



    HTH! :gvibes
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    Re: Scheduling/Feeding/Sleeping???

    Please don't let what others think about a book let you feel that it is an attack on you. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."--Eleanor Roosevelt

    I'll be back with more...
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    Re: breast pain

    Does it feel bruised? If so, it could just be the after effects of resolved engorgement or a plug you didn't realize you had.

    Here's a common list of symtoms of plugged ducts:
    *hard lump or wedge...
  24. Re: left breast flow slower than right and causing problems

    Breast compressions can help
    www.kellymom.com/newman/15breast_compression.html

    And here's some more info on slow let-down:
    www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/letdown.html

    And on "lop-sided"...
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    Re: schedule ok to pump?

    :welcome



    Is your pump new? When you pump, is it uncomfortable? Do you start with the letdown phase and then move down to the expression phase? Have you tried shutting the pump off then...
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