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    How to keep up your supply?

    My son is almost 5 months old.
    I recently returned to work when I pump 2x per 8 hr period. I get about 9 ounces between those times. (5 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon).

    My questions is, as...
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    Re: milk decreasing,please help

    Hi...
    I'm in a similar situation with my 4 1/2 month old. I returned to work, pump twice at day and get about 9 ounces between those two. I've noticed that I'm getting a bit less this past week. ...
  3. Temas: Success!

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    Re: Success!

    Congrats! I weaned off the shield at 6 weeks. Once they get stronger it is easier for them to suck and latch without it.
    Something that might help to know..Once I got off the shield, my nipples...
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    Re: Baby not gaining enough

    I know exactly how you feel. I was in a similar situation. What works for me is this. For 1 week I supplemented my son with 1 ounce of formula after each feeding. My main goal was to bulk him up and...
  5. Re: Breastfeeding with nipple shield. Need help

    I had a love-hate relationship with the shield. My advice would be to stay positive and if you really want to get off it, you will. My son was 6 weeks old when I stopped using it. Once his suck got...
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    Re: When to fit in a pumping session?

    Is your baby sleeping for a longer stretch at night yet? My son is now 14 weeks old but what works for me is to pump before I go to bed. He sleeps at 8 or 9pm so I pump around 11:30ish. He usually...
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    Re: Crying while Nursing

    Hi. My son is 12 weeks old. He also has times when he cries at my breast. It is frustrating and it's never always the same thing. A few solutions that worked more me:

    Try burping him. I had to...
  8. Re: pain, sore nipples, gash...HELP..quite a few questions here...

    It sounds like a nipple shield would definately help you. I used one when my son was born b/c I also had flat nipplese (never knew until then!).

    It definately helps to pull out the nipple over...
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    Re: when to give a bottle and/or pacifier

    My son is now 9 weeks old. I've been pumping since week 3. He was given a bottle at 3 days old b/c he was jaundice and needed supplementation. I supplemented him at 3 weeks after each feeding.
    I...
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    Re: Nurse One Breast, Pump the other

    Thanks for the advice. I'm using The Medela handpump - Harmony. I won't pump every time I BF to avoif over-supply. As for at night, while my husband gives him the bottle, I pump to avoid that long...
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    Nurse One Breast, Pump the other

    My 3 week old is a long nurser. He takes at least 30-40 minutes to nurse. I'm trying to build up supply for night feedings so my husband can feed him and in the event I need someone to watch him when...
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    Re: Nipple Shield & Bottle Supplementing

    Thanks Everyone.. I'll try to have him latch on without it in after being latched on with it on and see how it goes. Great advice. I just need to stick with it and not get frustrated! (How easy,...
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    Nipple Shielt & Bottle Supplementing

    My DS is only 10 days old. I've been using a nipple shield since birth since my nipples are "flat". He went in for his 1-week check-up and lost 10% so I am now supplementing with formula for another...
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