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    Re: Can pumping decrease your milk supply?

    I have tried EVERYTHING - including lubrication. That resulted in little blisters all over my areola. I am relatively sure that I do not have vasospasms. I am taking B6 which is supposed to help...
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    Re: Yet another Fenugreek question....

    My LC said that I could take them for as long as I needed to. So if they work, and then your supply goes back down after you stop, you can continue taking them. You just will have to deal with...
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    Re: domperidone

    i just ordered some from them. ill let you know how it goes.
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    Re: What helped you most in the early weeks?

    The Nursing Mother's Companion has been my life saver! Even if she doesn't read, it has short sections that you can read to try and tackle whatever the problem of the day is.
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    Re: No hindmilk?

    have you had her weighed before and after a feeding to see how much she is taking?
  6. Re: Help It still hurts and I think I have done everythin

    have you tried aquaphor?
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    Re: Ouch! Ouch!

    You could try massaging your breasts to try and let down faster. Also, I know some people pump first just to get their milk to start the let down and then put your baby to the breast.

    What kind...
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    Re: glass breast shields?

    Thanks for the suggestion. I actually have already tried that and it made things worse--I got blisters all over the parts of the areola that were rubbing on the shield.

    Medela makes them and my...
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    glass breast shields?

    has anyone heard of/tried using glass shields when pumping? did they work for you to reduce nipple soreness?
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    Re: Can pumping decrease your milk supply?

    I am using a pump in style basic.

    I pumped 5x yesterday. The lactation nurses we have been working with would like me to pump 6x--after every daytime feeding--for 15 minutes.

    I have tried...
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    Re: Ready to give up! :(

    The nursing shield saved me as well. I was resistant to using one because I had read that it might decrease your milk supply, etc. However, it is the only thing that has made BF at all tolerable...
  12. SORE!!!!! nipples made worse by pumping

    I have had problems nursing from the very beginning. My nipple soreness/tenderness has never gone away and I am looking to see if anyone has any ideas that me and the LC have not thought of. I...
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    Can pumping decrease your milk supply?

    My son is 9 weeks old. We have had difficulty breastfeeding from the beginning and I have had to supplement him for the last 6 weeks. The LC who I have worked with really want me to pump more to...
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