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    Re: Pump weaning: am I doing this right?

    Thanks for all the great wisdom and support mommas. You've made me feel far more confident about the whole process.



    I find the hardest part is stopping at the 'planned' point and knowing that...
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    Re: Pump weaning: am I doing this right?

    Any advice or experience?...
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    Pump weaning: am I doing this right?

    Hi

    My LO turned one a couple of weeks ago and so I have decided to try and liberate myself from the pump when I'm at work during the day. I was hoping that some of the more experienced mommas...
  4. Re: is it time to call it quits..??!!? Help...

    Hi Momma,

    Wow! It sounds like you're putting in a lot of work to give your LO the best that you can :)

    I have personally been able to boost my supply through eating oats and drinking extra...
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    Re: how to deal with destractable baby?

    Hi momma,

    Sounds like you're doing lit's of good things to get your supply up. You could also try (if you're not already):

    Eating oats (porridge gives my supply a boost)
    Offering the boob...
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    Re: She is 2!!!

    Wow! Congratulations for two years of giving that most precious gift :cow

    And happy belated birthday Miranda :hb
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    I'm nursing a one year old!

    Curled up nursing my wonderful little boy at the end of his first birthday :love

    We've made it a whole year... I can't wait for all the toddler nursing fun :D


    :cow :hb :cow
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    Re: Should I be worried?

    Hi momma,

    Congratulations on your new baby :)

    First -apologies for the fly by response, I haven't long.

    There are lots of growth spurts in those first few months It's quite probable that...
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    Re: Nursing for comfort?

    Hi Momma,

    Congratulations on your new baby!

    It sounds like you've been working hard, but could use some additional info. You may have heard the phrase 'supply and demand' about BM production....
  10. Re: Worried about pumping to increase supply

    Hi Momma,

    I haven't used pumping to increase my supply, but I know plenty of mums here have.

    Other ways I know you can increase your supply (apologies I have to rush, so I've lifted the...
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    Re: Low supply...can this make it dry up?

    Hi momma,

    Making is a supply and demand process. So the best thing you can do is put the baby to the breast as much as possible! Taking long breaks (especially in the early months) will definitely...
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    Re: Low supply - need to wean

    Hi momma,

    First of all - Well done on giving your baby the best start in life :)

    Sorry to hear you're having such a hard time now.

    Do you know why your supply dwindled? Sometimes moms are...
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    Re: manual letdown---any tricks

    It may be because I've developed an association for myself (being thirsty and drinking lots whilst nursing), but guzzling water whilst pumping or nursing almost always triggers a let down.

    You...
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    Re: how to pass the time during feeding

    :ita
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    Re: 365 days of mama's milk!

    Happy Birthday little one :hb

    :cheer and well done momma! :cheer
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    Re: Supply issues- is there hope?

    Hi Momma,

    Sounds like your doing some great things for your baby by regularly pumping and getting her to the breast as much as possible (babies are far more efficent than pumps at getting out...
  17. Re: Nursing Strike - Almost ready to give up

    Hi Momma,

    Congratulations on giving your daughter the awesome gift of milk for all these months :clap

    Several moms on here have experienced nursing strikes.I know they would say you are doing...
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    Re: Depressed about Weaning

    Hi Momma,

    I haven't BTDT, but I have read many times on these forums that babies have a way of knowing when mum isn't available and will surprisingly settle without the boob when she's not there....
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    Re: You know you're nursing a toddler when...

    ...when he pauses mid nurse to clean mummies teeth with the tooth brush he's kept clasped in his hand :D
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    Re: Extreme Teething

    I can't remember how old my LO was when he first bit me, but
    my response was an unplanned jolt and YE-Ouch! It startled him and he didn't do it again for a long time. Now he's older I say no and...
  21. Re: 1 month in - milk supply decreasing to under 10 ML/session!

    :hug

    Hi, there are some more experienced mums on here, but I can tell you what has increased my supply...

    Oats - porridge etc
    Lots of water
    Cutting back on caffiene
    Lots of skin-to-skin
    Not...
  22. Re: Encouragement for low supply/slow start mamas

    What a great success! :cheer

    An inspiration :)
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    Re: discomfort from pumping, sore nipples

    I've recently started to have discomfort from pumping and I've been able to mostly mitigate it by making sure I'm warm and using lanolin cream between pumps.
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    Re: Bottle refusal - tips or alternatives?

    We were in the same situation. My LO went back at 7 months and even at 10 months he now gets most of his milk at DC through mixing it with porridge for his breakfast! He occassionally takes a few...
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    Re: Worried over my supply

    Hopefully this will bump you to the attention of the pros...

    If she's off her solids then she could be teething, which would mean this is temporary behaviour. Have you noticed any of her usual...
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