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    Re: Pumping at work and frustrated

    Agreed with PPs who suggested not to clean them as soon as you're done. I always just stored mine in a bag and cleaned them when I got home. It's okay if the milk sits in it for a couple of hours, or...
  2. Re: how to balance pumping and employment...? is it worth it

    YES YES YES IT'S WORTH IT!!!

    What kind of job do you work?

    I did retail; on my daily 6 hour shifts I got one 15 min break, and on my weekend 8 hr shifts two 15s and one 30.

    Before I came...
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    Thank YOU!

    :grouphug I just wanted to say thank you all so much for all your support and help!

    The first time we went shopping and DS cried for the breast, I panicked and we left the store to go home (a 5...
  4. Re: Symmetry advice for a one-sided nurser?

    I just want to say...WOW :) So inspirational :D You go, mama!!!
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    Re: starting solids/cereal

    We decided absolutely nothing until 6 months. And we decided we're not going to push it or force him if he's not ready.

    We started with avocado slices (no-go). Then I decided to grind up oatmeal...
  6. Re: Adjusting to Maternity Leave question - for NB Magazine

    It's unimaginable now, but you will be amazed at how much of your day your LO will occupy! And yes, it will go by quickly. There's no way to describe how your baby will completely and wonderfully...
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    Re: Bogus Failure To Thrive Diagnoses.

    FTT implies more than just being a light-weight! The Romanian orphans? THEY were a TRUE case of FTT.
    Can you find a pedi that supports BF > 1 yr?
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    Re: Breast Feeding Questions

    YES!!! THIS :)

    I know it's hard and easier said than done, but definitely do what you can to put it out of your mind.

    Personally, I wasted so much precious time worrying about the Big Return....
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    Re: What To Do With Stash

    Okay, thanks ladies! I thought I read something on here about dropping pumping sessions => decrease in supply. I'll look into HM4HB and whatnot. Thanks again!
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    What To Do With Stash

    I've stocked up quite a little stash in the freezer (which, we had a heck of a weekend and that stash was worth its weight in GOLD!). Mainly because I added an extra pumping session in order to...
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    Re: Pumping at airports

    1-855-NIP-FREE

    A new hotline to report incidents like this!
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    Re: Pumping while driving/commuting

    lol yeah. I don't do it anymore, it was just while I was "out of stock" and DH wasn't sleeping when I would get home. I figure, people eat nasty messy hamburgers while driving, or ice cream, or...
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    Re: Pumping while driving/commuting

    I'm very odd in that I decided to try to use my manual while driving...now hear me out: My drive is all of 8 minutes, I drive home between 11:30-midnight and I have strong hands so one-handed pumping...
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    Re: Achy legs and Breastfeeding?!

    I know my hip flexors are tight from sitting&nursing for 3 straight months! And my back is tight from sleeping on my side; I've also noticed my abductors are sore from being on my side all night,...
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    Re: So what do *normal* babies do? :)

    DS was one like yours: On the breast, sleeping (usually at the same time as on the breast!), or fussy. He didn't have "wake, quiet alert" periods like the books said(until he was at that magical...
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    Re: I don't think I can do this anymore

    OP, have you read any of this?

    I'll chime in nonetheless...although plenty has already been said and I doubt I can say it better!!!
    You will have to do what you need to do. BUT...

    ...You have...
  17. Re: Need help weaning newborn off nipple shield

    We tried all of the above-mentioned tricks, plus biological nurturing http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/
    What finally worked for us? DS decided one day he'd had enough. He wouldn't latch with the...
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    Re: Vegan Mom and Breastfeeding 7 mos old

    My only concerns with protein powders are the fillers, but I haven't noticed too many fillers in any of my proteins (vegetable protein powders, I forget what brands though). Well okay, my other...
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    Re: ideas for using up extra milk

    Have you made a momsicle?
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    Re: best manual hand pump?

    I'm currently PAK using the EvenFlo Manual :) It's cheap but I use it when I get home from work before bed and get just as much as I do from my Avent Isis iQ Duo.
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    Re: coconut oil?

    You mean the consistency? It changes with heat, so if it's solid and you put a dab on your nipples it'll 'melt' so you can spread it.
    I too use it for everything: face scrub (mixed with baking...
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    Re: Is DS starving in the evenings??

    Think of it this way: Since you're "emptier" (using that term loosely of course, you are never empty) in the evening, baby is getting more of the fatty molecules that have been hanging out in your...
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    Re: Creating bad habits

    That is a PHENOMENAL analogy!!!!

    OP: I read "The Fussy Baby Book" and Dr. Bill's advice was/is to surround yourself with like-minded parents; those who are unsupportive of your parenting style...
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    Re: Pumping question

    Is there a clean storage closet in your building? I donno, I mean I would prefer a closet to a bathroom!!!
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    Re: How would you handle this?

    Thanks for all the replies!

    You made some good points about just not pushing it if he's not interested (which I'll make sure she knows to do), and (a DUH moment for me!) of course we can do a...
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