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    Re: Sudden drop in production

    Thanks:) I change out pump parts quite frequently and because I have a Symphony, suction is quite good. I also nurse very frequently in the evenings and on weekends (I co-sleep at night and nurse on...
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    Sudden drop in production

    I went back to work at 3 months. My son is currently 5 months, 1 week old and is home with a nanny. He is sitting up and has his first tooth so we've let him try an occasional bite of avocado or...
  3. Re: Can't figure out how to clean fat off pump parts

    Thanks all. I ended up soaking them in diluted white vinegar solution.
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    Re: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

    They take very careful precautions but this stuff is spread through saliva, nasal secretions, the blisters, etc. It usually will move through a daycare like wild fire. They always wear gloves for...
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    Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

    I showed up at daycare drop off this morning and five of the kids in the 12 kid room my son is in have come down with hand foot and mouth. I won't know until Wednesday whether he's already been...
  6. Can't figure out how to clean fat off pump parts

    Hot soapy water (medela soap) and a bottle brush just isn't cutting it. Any tips on how to get the fat off pump parts and bottles? Also, I'm constantly having to replace the membranes because those...
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    Re: Pump reviews/comparisons

    Just posted about using an avent cushion with a Medela flange - maybe you could try this out with an LC before you buy
  8. Avent Large Cushions plus Medela 30mm shields

    For those of you with sensitive nipples in the 25 mm range, I finally found the perfect combo! The 24mm medela flanges were too small for me and the 27 too big. Also the suction on both my medela...
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    Re: Manual Pump

    Another update. I bought the Avent comfort manual pump. I let down in like 20 seconds with the thing and get amazing amounts of milk. If I brought it to work and used it just to stimulate letdown...
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    Re: Manual Pump

    Update: called medela. Mine is an advanced double breast pump not a pump in style.
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    Re: Manual Pump

    My PIS is brand new and so is the symphony. I have to use the lowest setting on both as I have REALLY stretchy nipples and b/c I have a large crack on my left nipple that is in the process of healing...
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    Manual Pump

    Hi- I have a PIS for travel and the suction at the lowest setting is way too strong. I've also got a symphony I love! I was thinking of buying a manual pump for travel/emergencies. I'm not an...
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    Re: Emergency Formula

    They also said they've never actually used "emergency formula" so I think it'll be ok in the end.
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    Re: Emergency Formula

    I plan to show up the first day without it. Hopefully they won't ask for it.
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    Re: Having trouble building stash

    My seminar is out of town on Thursday 5/15, I'm flying in with my family to DC the day before. Then we are slated to see family over the weekend. I Can refrigerate the milk easily, but have no way...
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    Re: Emergency Formula

    They just told me it's only used for true emergencies ie I can't get to them and they have no more in the fridge or freezer.
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    Re: Having trouble building stash

    I have 6 ounces so far. I have a one day seminar that I need to attend on 5/15 out of town (taking the baby and husband) which will deplete the stores since I can't freeze back what I pump that day....
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    Having trouble building stash

    My nine week old nurses non stop and I'm having trouble fitting in a productive pumping session each day. I don't need a huge stash but I'd like a little bit extra for when I return to work in June....
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    Thanks!
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    Re: Emergency Formula

    I agree with everything that's been said. I've got a call into the center and will keep you posted.
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    Re: Emergency Formula

    Thanks Mommal!
  22. Best Mini Fridge/freezer for work?

    I'd like to buy a mini-fridge for my office at work with a small freezer compartment for ice packs. Can anyone recommend a quiet and reliable unit? I plan to pump and store the milk and pump parts in...
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    Re: Emergency Formula

    Thanks. In my mind, since I am an only a 15 min call away - the only acceptable emergencies are weather, police lockdown, car accident, etc. I will question them closely.
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    Emergency Formula

    Anyone ever been asked by their daycare to supply "emergency formula". I'm trying to fathom why such a thing would be necessary. I'm headed back to work in June and will be sending pumped milk for...
  25. Re: 6 weeks, nipple fissure still not healed

    Yes, she ruled out those things. I've tried Epsom soaking too. I've not been cultured, but she did not believe it was infected.
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