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  1. Re: Anyone have diminishing supply after MANY months of pumping at work?

    I agree with pp, it could be a number of factors. I experienced a "Six Month Slump" too. This article was very helpful to me: http://workandpump.com/6month.htm
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    Re: Tired of Complaints, Time for Cup?

    That is a really great question, beru! I wonder if it is another one of those things for adult convenience, rather than for the good of the baby. Especially since FF babies have to drink more and...
  3. Re: NOT pumping and NOT pumping enough milk

    I had to supplement a little bit at 10 months because it was our crazy busy time at work and some days I was only able to get in 1 or 2 pumping sessions. I made sure to offer the breast as much as...
  4. Re: Should I supplement, or give solids?

    Hi! Just wanted to say welcome and add a few links to articles that really helped me:
    How much milk does my baby need during the day?
    Supply Boosters
    Smart use of your Freezer Stash
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    Re: Ouch!!! Pinching Problem

    Yes, my 13 mo started doing it at around 10 months as well and still does it, although less often. He nurses on one side and sticks his hand down my shirt to pinch the other side. I think they do...
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    Uh-oh, Aunt Flo is back!

    Wow, just when I was enjoying my extended vacation from having to keep track of the time of month, she's back. It's been 22 months! I can't even believe it.

    I am still pumping and breastfeeding....
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    Re: First day at daycare

    :hug Kilamonster, I completely understand the feeling. I am going through the same thing. My LO just started daycare last week and this morning I had to walk away from him as he was crying in...
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    Re: Waiting for it to get better/easier...

    I know EXACTLY what you are going through. :ita

    Breastfeeding was extremely painful for me in the beginning. I also did extensive research on latching (which is how I found this forum), applied...
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    The "Tip Jar"

    I'm sure we all have a few pumping tips and tricks we have learned from each other or just from our own experience. I thought it would be fun to share the random little things that keep us going. ...
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    Enough BM vs. solids?

    How much solids should my 9 month old be eating right now?

    I work outside of home and pump, and my output has decreased from 3 to 2 bottles for him the next day at daycare. Does this sound...
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    Re: Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    forgive my ignorance... what is BRU?

    NEVER MIND... I just figured it out... Babies R' Us, right? :o :oops
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    Re: Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    The breast flange and collection bottles are made of polycarbonate, but they stand by the FDA's determination that polycarbonate is approved for use in baby bottles. The customer service agent I...
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    Re: Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    ITA! :ita I hope as consumers become more environmentally conscious it will increase demand for healthier options.

    I use a spray bottle of white vinegar in place of the harsh surface cleaner I...
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    Re: Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    Hi april213, thanks very much for your perspective. It's very true that we need to look at the big picture of everything we put in our babies' environment and try to minimize risks as much as...
  15. Re: milk pumped decreasing - how will i know i still have enough?

    What a great video! I wish I had seen that months ago. Thanks for posting, babygurl!
  16. Re: Are breast shields interchangeable between brands?

    I don't know the answer to your question about whether breast shields are interchangeable, but I did purchase soft silicone inserts for my Ameda breast pump and I am able to get letdown a lot better...
  17. Re: milk pumped decreasing - how will i know i still have enough?

    You don't mention how old your LO is or how long you've been nursing, but your breast pump is not necessarily a good indicator of how much milk you have. Your baby will always be better at getting...
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    Re: Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    I don't have a dishwasher, so I wash all of my pump parts and bottles by hand. It's a big pain in the tush, but now I'm glad for it. However, I turn the water as hot as possible when washing them. ...
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    Re: Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    Hi mollyb, thanks for the suggestions. That's good to know that Medela bottles fit the Ameda pumps. I am thankful that I've mostly been using Lansinoh milk storage bags instead of the collection...
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    Re: Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    chazzi, thanks for the link!

    Bisphenol A leaches from baby bottles with regular washings, even if the bottles are not heated.

    Oh, that's just great. </heavy sarcasm> I have been careful to wash...
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    Pump parts and bisphenol-A

    Hi everyone, I recently learned about the bisphenol-A present in the polycarbonate Avent bottles I've been using for 6 months :yikes :( and discarded them all in favor of non-polycarbonate bottles...
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    Re: Bruising from Breastfeeding?

    I would say call your doctor to be on the safe side.
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    Re: Formula guilt

    I totally agree, MollyB, I do NOT want to fall into that pitfall and I know it's a slippery slope. All in all I've really only given him about 5 or 6 bottles of formula in 5 months. I started out...
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    Re: Formula guilt

    Thanks for the perspective, mommas! I know I am a little neurotic about formula, but like I said it's been what's kept me committed to BF, so I still cling to that. Maybe it is time to lighten up a...
  25. Re: air bubbles in lanisoh storage bags!!

    Yeah, and I could totally relate, hence the sig quote. :D

    Bunnyscootless, I just started watching The Office last season, I will have to go back and look for the breast pump episodes! :lol
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