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    Re: pumping time question also

    I am using the Medela Swing pump. I started out with the Medela hand pump, which was a lot of work. The swing was the most I could afford, so far I guess it's ok.
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    pumping time question also

    I usually pump every 2-3 hours and have noticed that after about 5-8 mins my breast just won't give anymore. I can usually get about an ounce out of each breast. I pump until I don't see anymore...
  3. Temas: Let down

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    Let down

    I keep reading about the baby feeding through the let down and such. I was wondering what that feels like. I have felt that pinching feeling when he isn't on the breast, but not when he is. How do...
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    Re: looking for support and ideas

    I guess to discribe my "bad days" is like this. The previous day will have gone great, some pain during nursing but not bad. So to me that's a good day. :clap Then the next day we will nurse and I...
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    looking for support and ideas

    I have posted a few times but here is my situation.

    My son is now 6.5 weeks old, and we where told he was tongue tied. They clipped his tongue and he can now stick it out past his lower lip. ...
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    Re: Third try, one inverted nipple

    I am new to bf but I did want to add to this thread. I have been reading a lot on the negative side of using the shields. However I have to say they where a great comfort to me when I thought I had...
  7. Temas: opinions

    by Urs74
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    opinions

    I have been using the nipple shields on and off for about a week now. I noticed that while I was BFing with the shields on 100% of the time, my milk supply seemed low. I say that because my breasts...
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    Re: Trying to stop using nipple shields

    Thanks for the links!

    Well I think we are getting better:clap. I have been noticing that my son is sticking his tongue out more which I think is great. It is still heart shaped at the end, but...
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    Re: Trying to stop using nipple shields

    Thanks for the latching tips! I am a bit nervous about going with out the shields to the point that my breast where at to begin with. When I say they where raw I mean the skin was gone off of the...
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    Re: Trying to stop using nipple shields

    Well hopefuly I can get it figured out. After going without most of yesterday I am pretty sore today. I used the shield lastnight, but this morning my son seemed really annoyed tht the shield was...
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    Trying to stop using nipple shields

    I had posted previously about my son who is tongue tied, and I am using nipple shields. Well typically he will nurse for at least half hour to 40 minutes or more (even up to an hour). I was worried...
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    Re: Tongue tied and nipple shields

    Thanks for the input.

    The shields are to help the nipples to heal, or at least that's what I was given them for. I did use the shells for a day, but they would fill up with milk in about 10 mins....
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    Re: Tongue tied and nipple shields

    The dr did try to clip and it did free his tongue up a bit, but they think he will need surgery when he is older. At this point the only way I can bf is to use the shield, pump or deal with the...
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    Tongue tied and nipple shields

    My son is 17 days old, and the LC at the hospital informed us that he is tongue tied. I nursed for the first week without the shield and was in pretty bad shape. The LC gave me a nipple shield...
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