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  1. Re: low milk supply & questions about Medela PIS

    I'm using the Medela PISA also and it works very well for me. The only exception to that was when my dad was very ill and on a ventilator for about 10 days. I was so worried/stressed, I was...
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    Re: How do you handle dinnertime?

    I am also very lucky. Our Nanny is my 22 year old first DD (yes, my children are well spaced!). Before work each day I leave some instructions for things she can do to prep things for easy dinner...
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    AF Return decrease in supply?

    I think I heard somewhere that when your fertility returns you may have a drop in supply. Well, AF is back, and I definitely am seeing a drop in supply - pumping at work I am getting about 15 oz per...
  4. Temas: Lancing?

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    Re: Lancing?

    I'm sorry to say this, and I say it from a completely ignorant position - I know nothing of your doctor - but my first gut reaction was: Get a second opinion from a female doctor. I apologize if...
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    Sticky: Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    Ok, Scalded then refrigerate milk was still good as of today (DAY 10!!!) I threw it away, simply because I have no desire or need to keep milk in the fridge that long (sample was less than an...
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    Poi as a first food

    While in Hawaii just before my DD was born, I learned that Hawaiian babies are fed poi (mashed taro root) as their first solid food because it is so good for them. I've since done a bit of research...
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    Sticky: Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    7 Days in the fridge after scalding: Still GOOD! :D
    Check back a week from today for freezer results!
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    Sticky: initial results

    ok, my refrigeration portion of my experiment is complete. This was done with Milk which I pumped at work and chilled until I got home a few hours later. I split a "batch" from a single pumping...
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    Sticky: Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    hehe, as luck would have it (and as motherhood of a new baby goes...) I just didn't have time for all that scientific stuff. :o However I did learn a thing or two:

    My milk has in the past...
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    Re: White spots on frozen milk?

    That kinda sounds like freezer burn? I think I read that 3 months is about the limit for a regular freezer (side by side or up/down refrigerator) that is not a stand alone deep freezer. Can any LLL...
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    Sticky: Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    This is a great thread! Many thanks to Mami_Kathy for linking me to it!

    I also would like to know if, (other than quickly turning BM), there is a test of some kind to show excessive Lipase. ...
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    Re: Re-Post treatment for excess Lipase

    Thanks for your replies :) I know it's an uncommon subject, and I assume that was why it went unanswered. I just thought perhaps greater exposure might find more ladies with info on the topic. I...
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    Re-Post treatment for excess Lipase

    I posted this under Storage questions, but haven't received any replies, I was hoping more people would see it if I re-post it here:

    I have an additional question regarding excess Lipase...
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    Re: Trouble pumping

    Well, first, just a couple of the usual suggestions for pumping better volumes:
    Try pumping first thing in the morning, I can usually get up to 14 oz in the am, but only 4 to 6 at any other time of...
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    Treatment for Lipases?

    I have an additional question about this information which I found on Kellymom:
    Once the milk becomes sour or rancid smelling/tasting, there is no known way to salvage it. However, newly expressed...
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    Re: What causes Thrush?

    thank you very much!
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    What causes Thrush?

    I believe in prevention is the best medicine, so if there are steps I can take to help prevent an onset of thrush, I'd love to know what they are.

    TIA!:)
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    Re: Pumping & back to work questions

    Thank you very much for the detailed reply. I did think of two more questions for you:
    1) Do you find that you get less milk at each consecutive pumping session? I have also been pumping 3x's a...
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    Milk thawed in refrigerator

    I thaw my frozen BM in the refrigerator rather than under warm water. The milk is only warmed under the faucet when it is ready to be used. It takes up to 3 days for all ice crystals to completely...
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    Pumping & back to work questions

    Hello, I have begun my 2nd week back to work and I'm not quite as depressed as I thought I'd be when this time finally came. I have some general questions about the most efficient ways to pump my...
  21. Temas: Cold Milk?

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    Re: Cold Milk?

    Thanks for all your replies. We are going to give it a try today. I'll let you know how it goes. :)
  22. Temas: Cold Milk?

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    Re: Cold Milk?

    Yes, I'd like to hear from others who have BTDT as well! I'm about to have my babysitter (oldest daughter :) ) offer Mya a cold bottle. My primary reason is to preserve milk. I won't let her put...
  23. Temas: Cold Milk?

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    Cold Milk?

    Is it ok to offer EBM straight from the fridge? My daughter is 9 weeks old and I was wondering if it is ok to let her drink EBM cold, if she likes it that way? Or is it better for her or more...
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    Re: Growth spurt & LESS milk???!!!

    I guess what I didn't mention, was that DH gives DD a bottle of EMB every night to keep her used to the bottle. I pump instead of feeding at that time.. the DH's feeding the night before was when I...
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    Growth spurt & LESS milk???!!!

    Mya is 6-1/2 weeks old and I thought she was going thru her 6 week growth spurt because she began nursing approximately every one and a half hours instead of every 2 - 3 hours, and sleeping more than...
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