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    Nursing Strike?

    This will be kind of long, so just bear with me. Breastfeeding is and always has been a real struggle for me. I had a breast reduction three years ago. And my birth experience was kind of traumatic...
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    Mommal, I will check with the doctor about the supplement amounts for sure. Thank you!


    Meg, I've never asked about other possible causes. I just always assumed it had to do with my supply and...
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    Thank you for the response, mommal!

    Yeah, it was the same scale both times - I asked specifically to use the same one - and he was weighed completely naked.

    I do have a professional scale...
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    I posted recently about my breastfeeding situation, and breastfeeding after reduction. I had met with an IBCLC and she thought that I would probably be okay to cut out supplements completely. I was...
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    Re: No letdown

    I will try those strategies. I have tried breast compression, and it helps for a few seconds, but then even with compression the streams stop. Relaxation techniques would definitely be helpful, I...
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    Re: No letdown

    Okay. I want to build up a supply of pumped milk, since I'll be going back to work for a few hours Monday-Thursday in three weeks. If I start pumping more often will that most likely help me see more...
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    Re: No letdown

    Yeah, I am nursing and pumping. I only pump two or three times a day, just to make sure my breasts get fully emptied and to stimulate production as much as possible, due to my surgery.
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    Re: No letdown

    I had an IBCLC look at the sizes, and she suggested getting one size smaller for one of my breasts, but said that it looks like I have the correct size for the other breast (size difference due to...
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    Re: Baby and bottle...

    Adding to what elliemommy said, the nipple by Medela is called Calma. It is expensive, but so far I like it very much.
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    No letdown

    Sometimes when I pump, I get no let down at all. Even if I keep at it for twenty minutes or more, I don't get one single let down, and I get hardly any milk. Other times, though, I'll get three let...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    I will try squishing them between my fingers next time I see them to see what happens. His poops are pretty good - one or two large bowel movements a day, and a few smaller ones. At this point I am...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    He is wearing disposables, so that may be a possibility. Why do they cause crystals? Is there any way for me to know for sure what it is?

    I'll definitely ask his doctor on Monday. I'm glad to...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    Well, he was circumcised at 2 weeks, so I don't think so. The crystals are very grainy. How would I know if it's smegma or if its from his urine?
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    Okay, I need more advice and some reassurance.

    Yesterday was a really rough evening. I nursed all evening, which was fine with me. I then pumped around 9:30 because it had been about an hour...
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    Re: Milk quality question

    Hi, Meg! FYI, I am the one who posted about breastfeeding after reduction a few days ago, so some of this may sound familiar.

    My little guy is four weeks old yesterday (born 6/26). His weight...
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    Milk quality question

    I have a question about the quality of my milk that you ladies might be able to help me with.

    I read the sticky about fore milk and hind milk, and I understand that there really is no distinction...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    Elliemommy, that's a pretty good idea too, and I think I could probably do that on the couch too, since it reclines. Thank you!

    Just to update on everything else, I did end up renting a scale,...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    I got a nipple shield and used it successfully for the first time tonight! My little guy latched right on to the damaged side, and stayed there for about fifteen minutes. I am pretty sure he was at...
  19. Re: Best bottle for expressed breast milk?

    You could try the Calma bottle by Medela. Babies R Us has them, and the milk only flows when the baby is sucking. I tried one for the first time today in preparation for going back to work in three...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    Okay, I think for right now I will do more research about the lactation aid, especially the resources you provided, and will see how things play out with the supplementation. I also think I'll get a...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    Oh, and I had considered an at-breast supplementer, but the first IBCLC I saw suggested against it, because she thought that once his latch was better, which she helped me with, I wouldn't need it...
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    Re: BFAR advice needed

    Meg, thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I think your suggestion of just nursing anytime he stirs is what I needed to hear. My only issue is keeping him from being excessively sleepy. I...
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    BFAR advice needed

    I am new to posting on the forum, but I have loved reading the threads and all of the great advice on here since before my son was born. Now it’s my turn – I could use some advice.

    My son was...
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