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    Re: Pumping and oversupply

    I just started today so we'll see how it goes. I tried pumping just one breast per session. I got 5oz and 4oz which is how much I'll leave in bottles tomorrow. My left breast is more...
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    How much milk per day?

    I know the answer varies per baby, milk content, and stage of development. However, I have OS, a large 20 pound 6 month old, and seemingly high nutrient milk. I can barely get my LO to nurse 6...
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    Re: Pumping and oversupply

    I don't think I have a solution but I'm curious as to the answers you get to this question. I too have oversupply and pump twice at work 5 days a week for my 6 month old. I have much more milk and...
  4. Re: Almost 4 months, still having pain...

    Thanks for sharing your stories ladies! I want to someday give hope to moms struggling past the newborn period. I'd love to nurse for a year but have been setting reachable goals- 4 months, 4 1/2...
  5. Re: My baby is weird- she doesnt ask to feed at all

    I understand how you feel because my son is that way too. I bet you're trying as hard as I am to properly feed your child. In the beginning I offered/ fed him every 2-3 hours as the LC said to. At...
  6. Almost 4 months, still having pain...

    Anyone else still out there or know of moms that keep trying despite all odds?

    We had latch problems from the beginning. Have had too many lactation consults to count. I've read and memorized...
  7. Re: tongue-tie/receeded mandible. Anyone had it?

    Hugs to you for hanging in there so long. My LO is 10 weeks old and we just had him clipped today. No anesthetic, just held him while he cried and nursed afterwards. I came on looking about this...
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    healing cracked nipples and thrush

    I'm sure I have thrush but have to wait until Friday to see my doctor. Stabbing pains plus white patches on nipples. My right nipple has some cracks that won't seem to heal. We've had latch...
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    Re: nipples still sore at 7 weeks

    Thank you for giving me hope Polarbear!

    I think I actually have thrush now in addition to all the other issues. I've been studying Dr. Newmans treatment and luckily the LC's are supportive of...
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    Re: nipples still sore at 7 weeks

    I watched the videos. I wish Dr. Newman worked nearby here. I guess I'll keep trying.
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    Re: nipples still sore at 7 weeks

    Thanks for the reply. I don't think I've seen the video, but I've studied the article. I try to position him with his nose at the nipple and pull him on with his lower jaw. It still seems like his...
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    nipples still sore at 7 weeks

    My son is 6 1/2 weeks old. I love him dearly and want to give him the world. I know breastmilk is best for him. I just really need some rassurance here that it will get better.

    Still have a...
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    Re: Can bad habits be fixed?

    I do hope this can be fixed and we can both look forward to our nursing sessions.

    I noticed the poor latch is worse on the right side. It could be positioning. I will try to rearrange the...
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    Re: Can bad habits be fixed?

    If I see milk spraying out, I let it run onto a towel. It's strong enough to cover his face at night. The hard things is don't know why he is clamping down. I understand if it is to slow the...
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    Can bad habits be fixed?

    My LO is 5 weeks old. Since the beginning we've had some difficulty getting a perfect latch. He also would clamp down/ bite with his lower jaw rather than just sucking with his tongue. One of the...
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    Re: oversupply frustration

    Thanks. I'm really trying to avoid pumping right now even though that is everyone's (not LLL expert) suggestion. I will have to revisit that when I return to work, but saving that issue for another...
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    oversupply frustration

    My son will be 4 weeks old tomorrow. We had some latch technique problems in the beginning but they've gotten better. I'm having problems with oversupply now.

    The flow is so strong that he...
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