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  1. Re: Amount consumed is greater than amount pumped - has she been going hungry?

    we use an avent level 1 (newborn/breastfeeding) nipple. it seems to pass the test.

    she was fed on demand until i returned to work (except for a couple days, long story). she got one bottle of...
  2. Amount consumed is greater than amount pumped - has she been going hungry?

    How do you determine if the baby is being overfed?

    My 4 month old is eating 32 ounces of expressed milk a day. I pump every 2 hours and once in the middle of the night (she sleeps through night...
  3. Re: thoughts on schedules vs. on demand and the infamous growth spurts

    she slept through the night last night. it was 11 hrs between feedings. yesterday i fed her back on the typical schedule, roughly every 2 hours.

    i didnt see the naps, but there was much more...
  4. Re: thoughts on schedules vs. on demand and the infamous growth spurts

    yes i can pump at work. i should have good flexibility to do it as needed during the day. i hope to pump 3 times.

    her weight gain had her in the 60% and her height/length was 50%. this was our...
  5. Re: thoughts on schedules vs. on demand and the infamous growth spurts

    whoa - thanks for the info. i really wasnt expecting this response. i am pretty confused. at the risk of too much detail, here goes.

    i have to return to work in about 3 wks. i thought i needed...
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    Re: Nursing every hour!

    i just crawled out from under that rock myself. i thought it was great if i had DD wait an hour and a half between feedings. she "refused" to take a pacifier and "hated" naps.

    my family staged...
  7. thoughts on schedules vs. on demand and the infamous growth spurts

    in the last week we have successfully encouraged our 13 wk old DD to wait roughly 4 hours between feedings. she now takes 3 naps a day, usually around 90 minutes. she sleeps 10-11 hours at night.
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    Re: fenugreek ?

    i increased my pumping time from roughly 12 mins to 16-18 mins to ensure the hind milk balances out my pump.

    i also find the first pump in the AM mixed w the afternoon pump (once they have both...
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    Re: suggestions on how to pump more

    I have had a lot of success w fenugreek.

    It changed things - I need to pump longer to ensure there is enough hind milk or it is pretty thin.

    I check w my ped first and s/he said "it is...
  10. is this foremilk or is my milk bad from FENUGREEK?

    i have been taking fenugreek for roughly 6 days. my milk has increased - but it seems different. is this foremilk or from the fenugreek?

    i have never pumped first thing in the morning before the...
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    Re: Re-refrigeration options?

    Thanks for your reply.

    Before I saw your response, I put a call into the pediatrician. He confirmed I could give her the milk. He advised I smell and taste it, ensure it wasnt curdled.

    It was...
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    Re: Re-refrigeration options?

    Thanks for the clarification - no the baby hasnt had touched it.

    It went from refrigerator, to guilty husband's hand who put it on the counter for 2 hours, back into guilty husband's hand who...
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    Re-refrigeration options?

    A bottle was refrigerated for roughly 24 hours and left on the counter for 2 hours. It happened late last night - it has already gone from cold to warm to cold.

    Can this still be fed to the baby?...
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