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    Re: WOTH mom needs extended BF advice

    Thank you all for your advice! It has been quite helpful. I have started to slowly extend the time between pumping sessions at work and amazingly enough, I am still able to pump the same amount of...
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    WOTH mom needs extended BF advice

    My daughter is 11 1/2 months and still BFing with no signs of stopping. I actually want to keep nursing her until she wants to stop; however, I would like to be able to start cutting back the number...
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    Re: Do you ever feel this way? (vent)

    Yessss!!!!!! I don't think I have had a full 40 hour week since October. My husband is a SAHD, but honestly, when our dd is sick, I want to be home with her. So I miss time being with her and then...
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    Re: Help! Don't want to give formula!

    I agree with the pp about morning pumping. To make sure I have enough for my lo, I pump every morning before she wakes up (even on the weekend). I find that this gives me an extra bottle (sometimes...
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    Re: best disposable breasts pads

    I like the Evenflo Elan pads. I had tried the Curity ones, but they were very obvious. The shape of the Elan pads isn't as noticeable.
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    Re: Emotional Void Returning To Work

    Hang in there! It does get better. I started back to work when my lo was 2 months old- gradually for my first month back. I have been pumping since. It does get a little bothersome at times, but...
  7. Re: 7m old drinking only 3-4oz per feed. Is this normal?

    My 8-month old eats maybe a total of 9-12 ounces (3-4 4-oz. feedings) in the 10-12 hours I am away from home. She has solids for breakfast (rice cereal with a fruit) and lunch (veggie and fruit). ...
  8. Re: Annoyed at a discouraging comment made by a coworker....

    I wish I had had a pump before my dd came. I was not prepared for her not wanting to nurse when as soon as the milk came it (she liked the colostrum :rolleyes: ). I got home and had no pump! I...
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    Re: Help- Is this separation anxiety?

    We are trying to work with it. I am finding that if I nurse her and play with her for first, she is then fine with playing on the floor or in her excersaucer while I make dinner. DH is always home...
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    Re: Ameda?

    I have the Ameda Purely Yours and I love it! It is very efficient and easy to clean. It was also less expensive than the Medela.
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    Re: Ameda Purely Yours Pump Users

    Mine squeaked for about a month and then mysteriously stopped. It has worked fine the whole time I have had it and I have been pumping since June.
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    Help- Is this separation anxiety?

    I work 4 long days a week. My 6 month old dd is in daycare 2 days and with my husband 2 days. She is fine during the day, but our evenings are becoming very stressful. As soon as I walk in the...
  13. Re: Returning to Work - Need Help with Building Supply of Stored Milk

    One way I make sure I have enough is by pumping every morning and most evenings, even on days I don't work. On Monday, I give my dd's caregiver the milk I pumped on Friday. On Tuesday, I give her...
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    Re: Returning To Work..

    I am away from my dd for about 10 hours 4x/week. I pump every three hours. I also block feed, so in the morning I wake up an hour before my family and pump, then right before I leave, I nurse my...
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    Re: Baby refusing Right Breast

    My dd did the same thing very early on with the exception that she preferred the right side. I would pump the left, but after about one month, the ped suggested that I try to put her on the left...
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    Re: Returning to work, need advice

    First of all- you are doing a great thing by planning on pumping at work :) Pumping is an art that gets better with practice. I have been back to work for 2 months now and it has gotten easier. ...
  17. Re: What do all you working mamas do for a living?

    I work in a therapeutic foster care program- I am responsible for keeping parent's up-to-date on their licensing requirements. I actually am very fortunate because I have my own office and...
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    Re: Question about storing scalded milk

    Thanks! I have been trying a definitive answer, but just keep reading about scalding it, so I am wondering if the storage would be the same for the scalded milk as it is for fresh milk.
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    Re: New to pumping and STRESSING!!

    I am also pumping and work long hours 3 days a week and 1 short day. My daughter was about 3 months old when I started back. I was worried because she nursed about every 2 hours even at that age,...
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    Question about storing scalded milk

    I work 4 days a week and I have notice recently that some of my milk is smelling bad well before the 8 day point. It seems to be okay for about a 4 day period. I want to try scalding it, but would...
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    Re: Not eating much at daycare

    Thanks for all of your input. I read the link about reverse-cycling and found it very helpful. I'll just keep up what I am doing.:)
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    Not eating much at daycare

    My 3 1/2 month old daughter, Lily, is exclusively breastfed. I work 4 days a week and pump diligently; we are separated for about 11 hours 3 of those days. I send 4-4oz bottles to her daycare, but...
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