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    Re: chafing badly, need some advice

    I found once I returned to work if I didn't pump every two hours or so I was overfull, causing the horns to not fit well. I bring two different sizes with me to work now so I can tell by a glance...
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    Re: Benefits of BLS

    Pardon my unknowing, but is BLS the same as BLW? I just started reading about it today, after my almost 5 month old tried to dive head first into my spaghetti and meatballs last night - literally...
  3. Re: Safe ways to increase glandular tiss

    I'm soooo not in the committee - I'm more of the head of the "Got Too Much Going On" Club - 44FF, however being PCOS I'm mostly fat boobs, not a ton of actual tissue (thanks to a physical exam and...
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    Increasing On One Side

    So basically R side produces ~2oz when pumping at work, and L side is ~1oz (this is on tons of Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, and water). Since DD :cosleep with us, she sleepnurses throughout the...
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    Re: Dang it Fenugreek!

    Ruby has been snuggling in bed with us since the first week or so and does nurse 3-4 times over night. Its funny you mention needing less pumped milk - my dh watched a formula/bottle fed 5 week old...
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    Re: Favorite binky reccomendations

    We had the Nuk Orthodontic and gumdrop type one from the hospital. She couldn't keep the gumdrop in her mouth and I didn't want the shape of the ortho one to be confusing but we had to use it in the...
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    Poll: Re: Pumping more than a year

    :clap wow! good job ladies :thumbsup I :bow to you guys. I'm at a week and a half of pumping at work and despising every minute of it. Necessary evil is what I keep reminding myself. Plus, it...
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    Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    At work - I leave mine assembled with a clean towel as I pump over a couple of hours - 2 to 4ish usually. Then I put the milk in a cooler bag, and old parts into a ziplock bag for cleaning at night....
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    Re: Milk in tubing. Help!

    So I totally had this happen to me twice in two days. I figured out quickly the 2nd time why it happened. When I had put everything together, I had neglected to move the little white membrane to...
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    Re: Dang it Fenugreek!

    I've been eating oatmeal every morning for weeks and if I'm not on the Fenugreek I'm lucky to get an oz between both sides, maybe 2 if I'm really lucky and do a lot of massage. This is when I'm at...
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    Dang it Fenugreek!

    So my supply is so-so to ok when I'm on Fenugreek, and pretty pathetic when I'm off it. I had accepted that maybe I was going to need to stay on it until summer break when I can be home fulltime...
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    Re: BF error after C-section terror!!!

    breath girl! From one big girl to another, let me tell you that you can do this :) I found placing a boppy pillow on my lap helped cover my incision, but it thats painful to you to be sitting up...
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    Re: is this milk worth storing?

    I've been saving and freezing everything 'extra' so that I have it in case of emergency and for when I returned to work. I have been saving it in 4 oz amounts in the breastmilk freezer bags. I just...
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    Re: how do I get more out

    I'm nursing but go back to work in less then a month (Dec 19). I'm a bit panicky because right now I'm pumping next to nothing when I was getting 2oz combined.
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    Re: how do I get more out

    What if you are not producing milk? I am usually 'empty' in a few mins, should I keep going if nothing is coming out??

    Is it ok to leave everything set up or do I need to empty the bottles, rinse...
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    Re: Milk in tubing. Help!

    Not an issue for me, I'm getting about an ounce in each bottle. Would love to get more, but I'm working on it.


    LOL, I used a clean, new one. Scrubbed the first 6 inches of tubing, rinsed well,...
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    Re: Milk in tubing. Help!

    So I read the response to Milk/Mold in tubing that tracy.fees gave, I wonder if she (he?) noticed that there was no answer given as to WHY is happens, just HOW to clean it. I saw my In Style has...
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    Re: Fenugreek....not as potent?

    Ugh, went from 2-3 oz to less than 1/2 oz. I freaked, thought I had "dried up" over night. I have pumped twice in place of feedings (she was sleeping) and got a measly amount. I haven't found...
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    Fenugreek....not as potent?

    So I started Fenugreek (3 caps 3xday) a few weeks ago. I had gotten the bottle at a local Rite Aid. The bottle smelled like maple syrup and although I didn't smell like it I did burp it up (often,...
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