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    Re: Plugged ducts and no supply

    I had a similar problem. Pumping hurt so much I would scream every time I did it. I found out months later that the flanges on my pump were too small for my breasts (not that my breasts are huge,...
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    Re: why I love breastfeeding

    I love it because I've never worked so darn hard at anything in my life. Even all the experts told me I would very likely fail - they said "It's okay to go home and cry about this." Well, I didn't...
  3. Re: When did you LO stop nursing to sleep??

    Everyone keeps telling me that nursing to sleep is a crutch, and I should teach my LO to soothe himself to sleep? I can't figure out this sleep thing. But I know what you mean about how good it...
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    Re: Can This Be Reversed?

    I have an idea. Why don't you do some pumping during the day. Then let your husband feed the pumped milk from a bottle for one or two of the night feedings. That will get you some more sleep. It...
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    Re: Vasospasm.....Help!

    That sounds like a bleb to me! They have some great resources on how to deal with blebs on the kelly mom website.

    Here's one url: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/nipplebleb.html

    I...
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    Re: help

    Oh, and one thing I forgot to mention. Shortly after that my LO was diagnosed with acid reflux. I have always suspected that his nursing difficulties at that time were because he was in pain from...
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    Re: help

    I had a similar problem when my LO was about 2 months old. At that point I had my 3rd or 4th lactation consultant come to the house, and she told me I was possibly losing my supply, not because my...
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    Combo feeder wants applause

    In 9 days I'll have been BFing for 6 months. It's been a rough journey, as the hospital messed us up by separating me from my baby unnecessarily and giving him formula, and I've never been able to...
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    Re: Only one working

    I think the best way to get the non-producing one to work is to put your baby on that one first when you start nursing. The baby tends to nurse most vigorously at the beginning of a nursing session....
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    Thanks, Eliza. I am still trying. I had mastitis for a week, and although it is now cleared up, the breast that had it has a VERY low supply now because I couldn't nurse with it for a week. The...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    Eliza - Here is a useful information source (although step 1 is the one you're having problems with, hopefully there is someone who can help you with that): ...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    Eliza -

    3 ounces per pumping session is great! I never got more than an ounce, and usually I get 1/4 ounce or 1/2 ounce. Your baby will really benefit from all the hard work you're doing. ...
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    Re: White Nipples

    I got nipples also, but oddly the situation was worse after pumping than after nursing. My baby generally has a pretty good latch. The pain was so bad I almost couldn't stand pumping anymore...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    You women are all so great! It's amazing how many of us there are out there, breastfeeding, pumping, losing our milk supplies, getting back our milk supplies, crying in the shower, crying at the...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    This is fascinating. I had no idea breastfeeding was so complicated. And yet, it seems as if in most cases even if there is trouble it's possible to keep it going for some time. Now I have...
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    Today was better!

    I don't know why - but suddenly Snowden nursed for an hour and 40 minutes this afternoon. So hope continues.

    Also, a friend came by and helped convince me that I won't have totally ruined my baby...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    Thanks again for your support, everyone. I don't make enough pumped milk to give him all he needs (or a significant portion of it, even), so I have to give formula, but I agree that the biggest...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    That's an amazing story, Nicole. Hopefully I will have a second baby soon, and now I know enough to do the same thing you did. How did you deal with the low blood sugar without supplementing? My...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    Two more quick questions - Selina21 - Should I be worried about my baby losing weight if I stop supplementing with formula at this point all at once? Also, how many oats do you eat each day in order...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    Thanks for the new posts! Yes, I've tried massaging the breast first, and also doing compressions during the feeding (based on Dr. Jack Newman's internet recommendations). I haven't often tried...
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    Re: So angry and so sad

    Thanks so much, everyone. Vanne - your story is really helpful. I didn't know it was possible to lose your supply like that and get it back - and get it back so well. That sounds wonderful.

    I...
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    So angry and so sad

    Hi all,

    This is my first post, and my first visit to this forum. I have a healthy 7 and a half week old named Snowden. But we got such a terrible start in the hospital, and now breastfeeding is...
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