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    Re: Do I HAVE to pump?

    Wow, 15 weeks and already doing the research. Smarter than I was. :clap I didn't get into this forum until my second child. If I had known when my first was born, I may have actually been able to...
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    Re: Fenugreek vs. Mothers Milk Tea

    Fenugreek can be taken as a pill (couple pills a couple times a day, depending on the dosage) or a tea. I drank 2 cups of tea for two days before I stopped because it does have some yucky side...
  3. Re: Exclusive pumpers, What is your daily output?

    Sounds like you and I have had similar issues! I have never gotten more than an ounce/ hour. My son is almost 4 months. It is very frustrating to EP. The daily cycle is endless. Just remember...
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    Boostin' Cookies!!

    Ok, I love love love :love the cookie recipe posted previously. But I am also trying to lose weight, so I tried a "fat Free" recipe and added the key ingredients. They were very yummy, if not...
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    Re: Night problem

    like pp said, your body needs fuel to make the milk. it's hard work making a baby's food supply! i noticed not only a decrease when i don't eat enough, but variations depending on what i eat and...
  6. Temas: Happy day!!

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    Happy day!!

    I decided to try the nipple shield again so I could eventually retry BFing instead of EPing. Since I've been battling my supply for weeks now, I wasn't overly confident how it would go. At each...
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    Re: does anyone feel like this?????

    I was working with LC at a hospital when lo was 2weeks, and she was helping with the shield. at the time, he had dropped almost a pound from birth and had just gotten out of the hospital again. he...
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    Re: does anyone feel like this?????

    I am inverted and flat. lo was preemie, so that made it even harder. i used nipple shields for a while, but that cycle was even worse. nipple shield/ try to latch, bottle feed an angry baby, pump,...
  9. Re: mimic a growth spurt...posted in increase forum too

    bump...

    anyone?
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    Re: Cleaning pump at work?

    the bags are great but they are for sterilizing, not cleaning. you still need to use soap and water. you may already know that, but it kind of sounded like you use them to clean...
    and even if you...
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    Re: Question for mom who pump, please advice

    I agree with pp. i used the hospital pump when lo was born and my pis when i got home and there was no change or delay. every lc at the hospital told me the pis was the "cadillac" of pumps! mine...
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    Re: does anyone feel like this?????

    everyday...
    I feed him a bottle because I can't nurse, then I spend 30 minutes pumping, then wash and sterilize everything, try to spend a few minutes with my 4 year old before the cycle starts...
  13. mimic growth spurt- posted in pumping forum too

    I am an EPer and I just got my supply back up and lo has had a growth spurt. pumping more often has been a goal, but i have a 4 year old to take care of too so it's been rough. i just got back up...
  14. mimic a growth spurt...posted in increase forum too

    I am an EPer and I just got my supply back up and lo has had a growth spurt. pumping more often has been a goal, but i have a 4 year old to take care of too so it's been rough. i just got back up...
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    Re: Dark Beer - Increase Supply??

    There was a thread about this recently. It's the hops and the yeast that are good, but alcohol can inhibit supply. So do you think a non- alcoholic dark beer would work? Supply issue couldn't be...
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    Re: Were down on formula!!Yeah

    Good to hear that things are getting better. :clap :clap I have also had some luck lately. LO has been sleeping through the night and I'm able to be one step ahead, for now. Which is good because...
  17. Temas: Medela PIS

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    Re: Medela PIS

    Check their website. They also list local places for rentals, so maybe there is someone who can repair... Hospital lact. dept. or pharm. may know something too.
  18. Re: Which supplement to help increase supply?

    I couldn't do the fenugreek. After 20 weeks of hyperemesis during my pregnancy, feeling that way is just not an option. The More Milk Two is drops that you mix with water. It tastes like tea and...
  19. Re: Which supplement to help increase supply?

    So I've had to stop with the fenugreek because it was making me nauseas. I've been able to get back up to 4 sessions a day, but still need to add 2 more at least. I went with More Milk Two and...
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    Re: My doctor said...

    I have heard of this. My mother in law just said today that she never had enough milk for her 4 daughters. But other than the info you and I have both been seeking, I haven't heard of much else. ...
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    Re: Can you get thrush when EPing???

    I was wondering the same thing. Does your lo have thrush? Mine has for 2 months now. I think due to tons of antibiotics after he was born (preemie). After 6 weeks my Dr. said to treat myself by...
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    Re: cookies that boots milk supply

    So are they a fattening cookie? :D Not that it will stop me. So far I've heard about cookies and a shake. I'm still trying to lose the baby weight!! :lol
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    Ok, I still haven't heard of it. Is it an herbal or RX? Can I look it up somewhere?
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    Re: anyone? premie info

    I delivered baby #2 at 36 weeks. only 1 week preemie, but still scary. preclampsia came on FAST- one week from diagnosis to delivery. he never had to go into NICU, but at 5 days old we were back...
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    Re: Problems with fenugreek?

    I had nausea too. Just remember these are still medicines and do have side effects. I have posted thread (what supplement to take? or whats works best?) asking what to take and am thinking of the...
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