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    Poll: Re: Store Clean Bottles With or Without Lids?

    I voted "with lids" but I should also say that I sterilze them after every use. Yes, I am paranoid and use hot soapy water and a bottle brush, then the dishwasher, and then the Medela microwave...
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    Re: What to do?

    No advice here, since I only pump at work and at night after baby goes to sleep (and BF the rest of the time), but I just wanted to tell you how amazing I think you EP-ing moms are! There is no way...
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    Re: Storage Bottles..Which Ones?

    I pump with a Medela PIS (old original style) into the bottles that came with it and then transfer either to Lansinoh bags for freezing or the Playtex Nurser Drop-in system for feeding the next day. ...
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    Re: Working Mother Breast Pump Roll Call!!!

    older model Medela PIS (2002) :) :) :) :) :) Works fantastically to this day!

    Avent Isis manual :) :) - great for in a pinch when no electricity and can't carry big pump (i.e. fancy dinner, etc)...
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    Re: How does it work?

    Also, you don't have to give all frozen milk. Breastmilk is good for up to 8 days in the refrigerator (depending on milk and how fast it was refrigerated). Refrigerated milk is better for baby than...
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    Re: Few squirts?

    Most women find that if they double pump (pump both at once) they get a higher yield. I think it takes advantage of the fact that letdown occurs in both sides simultaneously.
    I have also heard...
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    Re: is my supply ok??

    30oz per day and 4oz per breast are BOTH A LOT!!!!:yikes :yikes :yikes

    I think average per pumping session is 2-4 oz (that is for both sides total). And babies consume an average of about an oz...
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    Re: tips on transporting frozen BM

    I guess this is only useful if they decide to thaw in the fridge, but thought it might be good info, just in case. I'm assuming that this is in one of the links listed above but make sure they know...
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    Re: Please help - baby won't take bottle

    Tips I've heard of:

    - all different bottles/nipples (wide base vs regular, silicone vs. latex, different shapes like orthodontic, etc). I think the softer the nipple the better though. Playtex...
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    Re: nnd PIS parts...help

    I have bought them at the local breastfeeding store and online at http://www.mybreastpump.com/medelareplacementpartspage.html
    but probably any online retailer that sells replacement medela parts...
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    help with finger foods

    Can someone give me ideas on how to prepare and what to give for finger foods for my 9m old? The easier the better, since I work full time and don't have much extra time when we get home (I'd rather...
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    Re: what do you store your milk in?

    I freeze in Lansinoh bags flat, so they end up like shingles and then store about 10 in a big Ziplock bag.
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    Re: Is oatmeal evil?

    I definately noticed a difference back when I was trying to increase my supply and started eating oatmeal every day. Oatmeal is listed in many places as a natural galactogogue, but I am not sure...
  14. Re: Mixing Milk From Different Pumping Sessions

    the freezer life won't be as long since it has been in the fridge for a few days. you can combine cooled milk from 2 different sessions and use the oldest date, but it would be a better idea to add...
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    Re: other bagging options?

    I work 10+ hr days and store in bottles/drop in liners for refrigerator storage. For freezer I use the Lansinoh bags though. DS gets 3-4 4.5oz bottles while I am gone, so I prepare 4 bottles the...
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    Re: Fed baby spoiled milk, What will happen?

    maybe it was previously-frozen milk (I think she mentions "thawed"), in which case it is only good for 24 hours after thawing, correct? :confused:
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    Re: flushed baby when eating

    I kept meaning to ask about this. DS gets splotchy and sometimes sweaty when he nurses. DS is not that fair though. Glad to see that it seems somewhat common. Anyone hazard an explanation?
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