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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    Just wanted to add that I heard back from the local IBCLC and they advised me to start with a general LC (at the local hospital) and if I need a medical intervention, they will refer me to the IBCLC....
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    Last evening, when she was trying to latch onto the left side, it was painful. I would take her off and my nipple looked flattened. Every time I took her off to try again, she wouldn't open her...
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    I just called and left a message with the receptionist to schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant.

    Breastfeeding seemed to be going better over the past couple of days -- I have been...
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    Thank you ladies.

    I am torn now. I really feel like I want to continue to nurse, but I really feel like I am starting all over and it's just been one obstacle after another and I'm not sure how...
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    At this point, I feel like I just need to switch to exclusively pumping. I've been struggling with the idea for a few weeks and with the way things went last night and this morning, I really just...
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    Alaina fell asleep at 10 this evening and woke up at 1AM. I was painfully engorged in both breasts. I had pumped a little after she ate because I was feeling so full before bed. I tried to feed...
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    I will definitely work on weaning from the pump.

    I will contact my insurance company tomorrow to find out about coverage for a lactation consultant -- I'm not sure that if it is not covered at...
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    Thank you --

    I thought the past two days were going so well and that I might actually be getting the hang of breastfeeding my little one. It definitely feels like I've taken two very large steps...
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    So... I'm not sure what to do.

    I fed Alaina on the right breast for 2 hours (from 2-4) whenever she wanted to nurse. During that time, the left breast became really uncomfortable. I was thrilled...
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    Thank you so much for the information.

    That tip sheet is great -- answered a bunch of questions I was about to ask.

    :love
    I appreciate your help.
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    Re: Pumping Too Much?

    Hello ladies,

    Sorry it took me so long to respond. I had some technical difficulties signing back into the forum!

    To answer questions -- Alaina nurses A LOT. I haven't ever counted how many...
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    Pumping Too Much?

    Good morning!

    I first just want to say that I have found this forum EXTREMELY helpful over the past 5 weeks.

    I have a 5 week (and 3 day) old daughter - Alaina - that I am breastfeeding. ...
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