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    Poll: Re: No period and 18 months postpartum

    hi all, my daughter is 19 mo and also no signs of period yet. and won't be for a while because yesterday i tested positive on a pregnancy test! i am thrilled bc first of all i've always hated having...
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    Re: Do you tell coworkers?

    great thread, have been reading with interest as I'm going back to work in a week. LO is still EBF at 6.5 months and even though I have a 50-60h pw job I have decided to pump and keep her away from...
  3. Re: "dreamfeed" at 5.30am before leaving or expressing and let husband give bottle?

    Dreamfeed it is!

    Thank you ladies for all the quick replies! Also really helps to know I am not the only one leaving her daughter while asleep, after 6 months with her 24/7 I can't even imagine...
  4. Re: So Depressed, dont know what to do!!!! HELP!

    so sorry to hear that! i can totally feel your pain!! i had built up about 10 liters of supply in the freezer for when I go back to work and my LO refuses to drink it, too (she is fine drinking...
  5. "dreamfeed" at 5.30am before leaving or expressing and let husband give bottle?

    Hi all, there's nothing I can do, I am going back to work in two weeks :cry!
    I will have to leave the house at 6am each day, and my daughter (6.5 months) usually sleeps from 7pm to 6.30am (with one...
  6. Re: lots of pumping questions for return to work (incl manual vs electric?)

    thanks all! my return to work is getting closer now. just to update you, though I haven't got my company to set up a lactaction room, I got them to install a new fridge, sink and sterilising...
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    which cooler bag?

    i am travelling to the US this week and am planning to pick up some cheap feeding supplies for when I go back to work. I remember seeing recommendations for cooler bags here (I think it was in a...
  8. Re: lots of pumping questions for return to work (incl manual vs electric?)

    thanks for all your answers. I will think about pumping twice or at least try it initially. I guess the question is how much my supply will drop, because I do want it to drop quite a bit, given that...
  9. lots of pumping questions for return to work (incl manual vs electric?)

    I am a bit worried about how to pump during work - I have a pretty stressful 60h pw job and because of the commute will be out of the house for 12h (basically 6am to 6pm) each day of the week, and...
  10. how much milk to leave baby at daycare?

    hi, my daughter is 3.5 months now and will start full time nursery when I go back to work when she will be 7 months old. As I had oversupply, I am already pumping and freezing so that she can...
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    Re: Help! I have the flu

    i've had the flu for a week now and it is very exhausting!! i started taking ibuprofen on saturday and it has helped me a lot, especially before bedtime.
  12. Re: I know they say you can't overfeed a breastfed baby, BUT....

    joe's mum: yes, the losing weight part is definitely true, i am back to my pre-pregnancy weight already even though i had put on 16kg! given that i am producing something like a litre of milk per day...
  13. I know they say you can't overfeed a breastfed baby, BUT....

    Ok, so I think I should feed my baby less and am wondering what people think. Doctor and everyone say you can't overfeed a breastfed baby, but that doesn't mean it could not be beneficial to feed...
  14. dentist/anesthesia and breastfeeding

    i am going to the dentist on tuesday and will get anesthesia as it is an invasive treatment. can i still breastfeed? or should i feed baby expressed milk and dump the milk after going to the dentist?...
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    Re: what could the issue be NOW??

    could it be that you have overactive letdown? same happened to my baby and reverse pressure softening/expressing a little before nursing her did the trick. she would bite my nipple, shake her head,...
  16. labeling freezer bags with a marker harmful?

    i am just wondering - if i label a milk storage bag with a marker, could the chemical from the marker go through the plastic somehow? is there a better solution for labeling the bags?
  17. Re: from oversupply to lack of milk within days???

    so I have to tell you both the end of the story because it turns out you were absolutely right! It had nothing to do with my milk supply. She showed the same weird "hungry" behaviour again and I had...
  18. Re: from oversupply to lack of milk within days???

    mmm, so I still think I did have a supply problem, albeit a temporary one. My breast were definitely empty due to illness and exhaustion and there wasn't enough milk to make baby happy for a day or...
  19. Re: from oversupply to lack of milk within days???

    Diapers are fine, still poos easily six times a day so very easily 10 wet diapers. But she acts very hungry and fussy, she has had growth spurts before but this one feels different. Esp at night i am...
  20. Re: donating milk - implications for weaning and oversupply?

    indeed my supply has regulated now and seems to have overregulated, now it isn't enough! what a nightmare. i wish i had expressed and kept some in the bounty days! i might have to supplement with...
  21. from oversupply to lack of milk within days???

    My baby is 9 1/2 weeks and my supply has suddenly dropped significantly. I think it is a combination of the supply regulating and maybe a growth spurt following illness on her side, but it seems...
  22. Re: donating milk - implications for weaning and oversupply?

    it's connected to the fridge so it looks like it is just a freezer and i will have to wait before i build up supplies.

    mommy2lilah - sad to hear it took a long time for you to adjust! i am really...
  23. Re: donating milk - implications for weaning and oversupply?

    ok, good point, i guess i have to understand if i have a deep freezer or a freezer... am not sure what the difference is. how do you tell? mine is called a freezer but i am not sure if it is a deep...
  24. Re: donating milk - implications for weaning and oversupply?

    hi - thanks for your comments - looks like i cut the story too short earlier...
    i am actually not manually expressing at the moment but doing that reverse pressure softening as you suggest. but bc i...
  25. donating milk - implications for weaning and oversupply?

    Hi all, I have a lot of oversupply and have started looking into the idea of donating milk since it seems like a waste to throw the excess away (i have to manually express and massage breasts before...
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