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    Re: Supply drop in one breast and soft BBs

    Well, I just started a new job working evenings...but i used to work nights. I went from an extremely supportive environment...to one that's a little "put off" when I run to pump - plus, there is...
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    Re: Supply drop in one breast and soft BBs

    THANK YOU FOR THIS INFO!!!!! I really appreciate your help.
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    Supply drop in one breast and soft BBs

    After 5 months....It seems like all of a sudden I can't pump much more than 1/2 -1 oz out of my left breast, yet I'll pump 3-3 1/2 oz out of my right breast at a time. My son is exclusively...
  4. Re: Pumping not keeping up with baby's demand

    I'm having the same issues with my almost 5 month old too. I was wondering if its due to stress/lack of sleep on my part. I work 12 hrs at a time and I'm not always able to get away to pump on a...
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    Re: Back to work Anxiety

    I know it is heartbreaking to leave the little sweethearts to go back to work, isn't it? I cried the first week I was back...and then some when I got there! Then, when I'd call home to see how...
  6. Re: Night shift questions--I'm really anxious!!

    Oh I can relate to you!! My DS is also 3 months, and I had to go back to working night shifts a couple of weeks ago. I was stressed out too...I was so worked up, and cried half of the time I was...
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    Re: Advice for upcoming nightshift...

    I work 12 hr overnight shifts, and I pump every 4 hrs that I'm at work. I start work at 7pm - so I feed baby as much as I can till I leave for work around 6, then pump at 10pm, 2am and 5:30-6am just...
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    Re: 2 month-old won't take bottle!

    My friend told me she had to syringe feed her DD because she wouldn't take ANY bottles. Maybe that will help if you know your LO is starving and won't take a bottle. I'm sure its a huge hassle to...
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    Baby cries constantly while I'm away

    I need some help...before DH goes off the deep end. First, I work 12 hr overnight shifts. Add in my commute and I'm gone for about 14 hrs at a time (but only 2 days a week). I thought this work...
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    Re: Stomach Virus

    Wash your hands!!! Keep your hands clean, and DH's hands clean and hopefully both of you will be safe from the virus. If your LO catches the virus, watch him/her for signs of dehydration....sunken...
  11. Where do I begin? advice needed PLS!

    I'm just wondering how you prepare yourself to BF while away from your baby? I have been exclusively breastfeeding since LO was born - and i go back to work in 4 wks. My shifts are long...I'll be...
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    Re: LO won't let me put him down! HELP!!

    Thanks! It does help to know I'm not alone!!!
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    LO won't let me put him down! HELP!!

    My LO is almost 7 weeks old - and I'm exclusively BF'ing...and it seems to be going great. The problem is...I feel like I can't ever put my DS down. I have a 2 yr old who may be getting a little...
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    Re: Supplements for newborn?

    I don't think any type of medicine (or even herbals) are safe for a newborn. This same situation happened to me when my LO was 3 wks old. (I can't tell you how mad I was that someone came over to...
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    Re: Lying down bf'ing

    How are you lying down with your LO? I'm afraid I'll roll over on him. I'd LOVE to try this...I'm getting neck cramps with DS sleeping on the boppy, and I fall asleep propped up with him and the...
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    Re: DS not back at birthwt - need support

    After our visit to the dr last Thursday, DS gained 5 oz!!!!! But, the dr wants me to supplement with formula for two feedings a day. I'm a little annoyed because I feel that this advice goes against...
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    Thank you for your help!!!

    Thank you so much for your responses. I can't tell you how much comfort I've gotten already. I really appreciate your help. I guess BF'ing wasn't a big thing during my mom and MIL's time, so they...
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    Re: DS not back at birthwt - need support

    He was 7lbs two days after he left the hospital and at week 2 (last week) he was 7lbs 0.5 oz. If he went lower, he regained it. The doctor was pretty upbeat - thinking that he should gain weight...
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    That was a great article!!

    I'm going to re-read it again. It was the most helpful thing i've read so far. THANK YOU!! :happytears
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    Re: DS not back at birthwt - need support

    As far as I know, his lowest weight was 7lbs. he was actually 7lbs and 0.5 oz at his 2 week appointment. So, he gained 1/2 oz in the one week....I go on Thursday for a recheck on his weight. I...
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    I will call...

    Thank you for the fast response. My Ds was born weighing 7lbs 9oz, and he was down to 7lbs at his 2 week check up. The doctor was asking me about my milk - like if i see the milk in his mouth...
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    DS not back at birthwt - need support

    Hi there...I'm new here...this is my first post.
    I really need support....I'm just totally worried about my new DS. He's a little over 2 wks old now...at his 2 wk visit, he still hadn't regained...
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