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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    Also been very MIA. I just cant seem to keep up anymore. I am sore it has something to do with being down to 1 pump a day. I am getting about 4oz, I need 8 a day but we are 2 weeks away from 1 yr so...
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    :hello
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    How did you introduce Cows Milk??

    We are fast approaching 1!! I want to start working on cutting out the BM while at DC. I am not sure the best way to introduce whole cows milk to W. I have heard of people mixing BM & WCM but that...
  4. Re: You know you're nursing a toddler when...

    When you get an applause for having your shirt off.... When I was changing W looked up, saw that I had no shirt on, clapped laughed and crawled over to get some milk.


    Or When you can sit the on...
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    I have been so MIA from the forums lately. Still doing 2 a day, highly contemplating going to 1. So over pumping and it just gets in the way of everything I want/need to do in my work day.


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    Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    Get a car adapter to plug in. Get a hands free bra. When you get in the car set the pump up next to you (I put mine on the center console.), Plug in put the bra and assemblies on and turn it on. You...
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    Re: The perfectly packed Pump bag

    BTDT. That's when I added the milk bags to my pump bag, I also keep a Tupperware in my desk to put the milk bags in fridge so nothing happens to them.
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    Re: The perfectly packed Pump bag

    I don't use it while pumping but in the beginning I needed it after every pumping or nursing session, and I know a few women that swear by using it while pumping. But I suppose it is more of a...
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    Re: The perfectly packed Pump bag

    I got a lot of request for something like this is various other locations. I thought I would share. Might help some new mommies when going back to work.

    If you have anything that you think should...
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    The perfectly packed Pump bag

    The perfectly packed Pump bag

    The Necessitates

    1. Pump
    2. Bottles for pumping into and for storage (dont forget the lids!!)
    3. Shields & Assemblies
    4. Tubing
    5. Wall Plug
  11. Re: You know you're nursing a toddler when...

    I just keep having these moments that crack me up. Again still a little early......

    When he stops nursing, blows raspberries all over your chest, cracks up laughing at himself. Then goes back to...
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    Susan I am sorry this has been such a roller coaster for you. You are a very strong mama. :bow I dont think I could ever make it that long pumping.

    I am plugging along, hoping the pump is going...
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    Re: do I ask hosp for pump?

    The hospital I birthed in had a pumping room on the mother & baby ward for moms with kids in the hospital that needed to pump. It would take you away from your son while you had to pump and you may...
  14. Re: You know you're nursing a toddler when...

    So I know 10 months is not quite a toddler but:


    .... When he is crawling around the bed playing while you get dressed, looks up and sees you shirt off. Screeches, crawls over as fast as he can...
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    Re: so sad...

    Well I am late to the party but I have read all your posts and updates. I am glad that you found us and realized that there was still much that could be done to save your nursing relationship. There...
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    So I have now killed 2 pumps. :( One was my sisters that she used for like 3 mon EPing and the other was a close friends that she used for like 6 months while at work. I am not sure if I want to buy...
  17. Re: Two teeth all at once AKA the most unhappy baby

    Agree don't be afraid of the Tylenol if it helps. We also used teething tabs that were homeopathic. Hylands makes them, although they have a newer recipe that can be a bit hard to find but it does...
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    I use these

    http://www.drugstore.com/avent-breast-pump-conversion-kit/qxp149884
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    Can you pump into the same bottles that you use for your LO?? If you are concerned about every drop that may help.

    Also another thing that I did when I had a big dip in supply was to Hand Express...
  20. Re: bought an extra freezer for milk

    Yes that they all said. :ita Donating is great if you have milk that needs to be used ASAP and you wont use it.



    I freeze all my bags flat so that they take up less space in the freezer. I...
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    Demand=Supply. It may take a few days of doing it but it will be fine. If you are concerned pump like an hour after he goes to bed; you wont get much at first but it will get better.
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    Re: Should I Stop Pumping?

    I would start slowly cutting out the pump sessions if I were you. When you go to pump start by pumping for 1 min less at a time and you will slowly tell your body that you dont need so much milk.
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    I went to 4-5 pumps a day, 3 at work and 1-2 at home, and nursing as much as I could. It helped me that I had 2 long weekends with the baby during that time. My son is a boobie baby and on off days...
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    So I am considering cutting out one of my pumps......

    Currently I am pumping 3 times a day and getting 2-3 ounces more than I need, and commonly getting what I need or close to in the 1st 2 pumps....
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    Re: Pumping chit chat 3

    Susan I am sorry that you are having a crappy time with the pump. :hug You have done a truly amazing thing lasting 17 months EPing!!! That's more than most moms can do. Try not to feel bad about it...
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