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  1. Re: Please help-- week old & going bonkers!

    Congrats on the birth of your baby -- and on getting him home!

    Unless I missed it, you didn't mention your baby's gestational age at birth -- or why he needed to be in the NICU at first. That...
  2. Re: Preterm infant - supply/latching questions

    Congrats on the birth of your baby! Glad baby is doing well!

    The 600 ml milk volume obtained in 24 hours is considered a bit more than a borderline amount but less than "ideal" amount to be...
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    Re: Why can't I fill her? Any ideas?

    I don't think it could hurt to rent the Baby Weigh scale -- possibly just to reassure you. But, in all honesty, wanting to be held when put down in a crib sounds as per normal and full-term behavior...
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    Re: Why can't I fill her? Any ideas?

    Interesting that the heading of this is “why can’t I fill her?” when it sounds as if this has very little to do with your end of the breastfeeding! From what you describe, you’re working fine – but...
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    Re: supply problems

    Re: <<I also have large breasts and was given a larger breast (what is it called) cup. But, sometimes I think maybe it is still just not big enough. >>


    The size of flanges/breast cups that...
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    Re: supply problems

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

    Milk production depends on milk removal -- kind of a "move it or lose it" principle. Milk removal depends on an effectively sucking baby or an effective...
  7. Re: Breastfeeding Help & Support Needed for 32-weeker

    Yay, celebrate the progress she is making with breastfeeding (BF)! She's probably right on par for her gestational age. If I read your post correctly, she's still only about 37 weeks. Between being a...
  8. Re: Preemie baby, am I freaking for nothing?

    Do you have a baby scale? If not, can you rent or borrow a fairly decent one? (Medela has baby scales that can be rented -- usually through breast pump rental stations.) It's hard to tell from your...
  9. Re: pumping for a 26 weeker, very low supply...

    One extra thought -- is your pumping schedule working for you? Is it allowing you to get some uninterrupted sleep? Sometimes it's possible to "play around" with the pumping routine to get enough...
  10. Re: pumping for a 26 weeker, very low supply...

    Hang in there and keep up the frequent pumping! Because your baby arrived so early, your body may need more time to "build" milk-making tissue. (There's a fair amount of variation for this.) Also,...
  11. Re: NICU Baby - 6wks old & returning to wk - Long

    Sorry it took awhile to get back. For some reason, the usual clue of the topic title being in bold to indicate a new post didn't happen, so it didn't look as if there had been any new activity in the...
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    Re: Frustrated

    Hang in... Pumping at least 8x/24 hours seems to be an important number -- below 8x and production seems more likely to head down. There are lots of ways to get in those 8 pumping sessions -- doesn't...
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    Re: Frustrated

    Congratulations on your daughter's homecoming! (What was her actual due date?) As someone else mentioned, any of your milk with its incredible immunological factors appears to have beneficial effects...
  14. Re: NICU Baby - 6wks old & returning to wk - Long

    Sounds as if you have 2 separate issues:
    1) Transitioning a preterm baby to breast
    2) Maintaining (or even increasing) milk production during the work day.

    Since you have an appt with someone...
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    Re: Getting Full Milk Supply

    Some moms find there's a delay in copious production after pre-eclampsia. And a recent study found a link to the timing of steroids, birth and milk production -- again the issue seems to be delay vs....
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    Re: Premie baby

    How is she at night? How much (average) in each 24 hours is she extremely sleepy? Is/are there any period(s) in each 24 hours when she is more wakeful? How does her suck feel when you let her suck on...
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    Re: Premie baby

    Congrats on the birth of your daughter -- and the terrific job you're doing caring for her! I’d 2nd, 3rd 4th (and more) spending as much time skin-to-skin with your baby as possible! Keep pumping and...
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    Re: Getting Full Milk Supply

    Jami, I think the pump could be a real problem. The Purely Yours is a terrific pump – but not for your situation. It’s for the mom who already has good milk production established and only needs to...
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    Re: Getting Full Milk Supply

    Hi Jami, congratulations on the birth of your sons! What pump are you using, how are you using it/what is your pumping routine, and how many times & for how long are you using it every 24 hours?...
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    Re: Help for a new mom of a preemie

    Congratulations on the birth of Avery! Sounds as if he's doing well. And it sounds as if you're in a good place. It's super that you're getting to "practice" BF and that he's getting your milk. What...
  21. Re: thanks to all for advice on preemie feeding schedule

    I am sorry to hear of the outcome. I imagine your little friend is also grieving the loss of you...
  22. Re: Help! Feeding preemie- should they be on a feeding sched?

    Wow, this family is very lucky to have found a nanny who cares not only for their baby but also for them as parents! And you're wise to recognize that chronological age and actual gestational/due...
  23. Re: Baby was in NICU, how do I transition from bottle to exclusively breast feeding?

    Sounds as if things are moving along. It makes sense that the NICU staff suggested the shield; research has shown that many premies transfer milk more effectively with the shield -- has to do with...
  24. Re: Baby was in NICU, how do I transition from bottle to exclusively breast feeding?

    1. Your milk is ALWAYS better and worth giving vs. formula! Nothing else has immunological protection!

    2. Glad you got the hospital rental pump -- also glad you're double pumping. Research shows...
  25. Re: Baby was in NICU, how do I transition from bottle to exclusively breast feeding?

    Congratulations on getting your baby home! Give your baby time -- he will get it!

    Your baby is not yet full term -- often takes beyond full term for a premie, who has had other oral experiences,...
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