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    Re: Please Help Me Get Started...

    Yeah I understand. So looks like I will not be able to relactate due to financial reasons. I hope that with my next child I will be able to EBF. I want to thank you ladies so much for all your help!...
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    Re: Please Help Me Get Started...

    Update in original post :eye
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    The weekend was rough! We are in the process of moving so everything is crazy. All I have right now is a manual pump because I haven't been able to afford an electric. Therefore, I know I am not...
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    Oh ok! Good to know. I thought maybe it could have something to do with the hormones :huh
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    Oh and I also have Mirena, which has caused me to bleed since it was put in February. Now after two days of pumping I have stopped bleeding and now I have mucous...is that normal?! Sorry if that's...
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    Second day! (Yesterday) It didn't go as planned at all. I worked almost 12 hours straight, because of the end of the month duties, so by the time I got home Preston was already sleeping. No skin to...
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    First day! Skin to skin contact in the bath. Tried to put my nipple up to his mouth. He looked at me like I was crazy. So I just continued skin to skin. Then I pumped (a pump I got at WIC today) for...
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    Re: Please Help Me Get Started...

    Thanks!! You all have helped me so much! I can't wait to start this journey :)
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    Re: Please Help Me Get Started...

    What about his allergies? Well, I guess it would be fine because no milk would come out yet anyways?!
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    Re: Please Help Me Get Started...

    Perfect! Thank you so much!!

    So my plan:
    1) Rent a pump tomorrow at my WIC appointment
    2) Go to the store to get Fenugeek
    3) Start eliminating milk/soy from my diet starting tomorrow (I...
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    Re: Please Help Me Get Started...

    No I haven't. I am so new to this I didn't even think about this yet. Ugh. I need to focus and do more research! He is allergic to milk/soy...soy really bad!!
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    ^^Oh good question!!! I never thought about having him try my BM before eliminating the allergens. What do you suggest?! Tomorrow I start trying to pump!!
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    Ok, good to know! I could always try to have him latch on my boob when I am home. Thanks for the tips :)
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    Re: Please Help Me Get Started...

    Haha!! Nope. I told him it was sweeter and there is no reason my DS wouldn't take it from a bottle :)
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    Thank you so much!! I am excited about this. I really want him to get more of my BM if I can. I talked to my boyfriend about it and he laughed and said that our DS will prefer formula over my BM. I...
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    Thank you!! I have a WIC appointment tomorrow so I am planning on talking to them about renting a pump. So that should be no problem.Where do I get Fenugreek or Blessed Thistle?! And can I do this...
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    *UPDATE* Please Help Me Get Started...

    My DS was born 1/4/12. He will be 5 months Monday. I BFd him from day 1 to day 5. Then I got mastitis really really bad. I could not stand him latching on so I tried pumping. That was even worse....
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