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  1. Re: Should manual pump be stronger than Medela PIS

    I found the PIS wasn't the right pump for me. I had a very difficult time with it. I could never find the correct breast shield size, even with the help of a LC. I ended up buying a Playtex...
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    Re: getting really tired...need advice

    I EP and took it one day at a time and made it to 1 year. My goal was 3 months, then 8 months, then 1 year. I am slowly weaning off the pump now and only pump twice a day. I supplement with...
  3. Re: Is it possible to just pump and bottle feed without supplementing with formula?

    I was able to EP and feed exclusively BM for my DS. I had to use formula in the beginning because I had a low supply and have resorted to formula in the past 3 months because I can no longer keep up...
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    Re: Field Trip? Where to pump?

    Do you have a hand pump that you could take with you? I have found that if I can just pump off enough to relieve the engorgement that is helpful.

    If that isn't an option, Avent also makes a...
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    Re: Can you get thrush when EPing???

    Thrush is due to moisture. I EP and had thrush due to excess moisture in the breast pads I was using.

    If you aren't having any other symptoms of thrush, it may just be dried milk on your...
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    Re: which pump?

    I have the Playtex Embrace pump (about $250). I EP so I needed a heavy-duty pump but I didn't want to rent one. It has worked well for me for 10.5 months now.

    The Medela PISA is also a great...
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    Re: Breast implants

    I had mine done before I had my son. I don't BF due to many problems however, I have been able to successfully EP and produce enough milk. I had my baby 2 years after I had my implants so...
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    Re: EPers: What's Your Pumping Schedule?

    I work nights so my pumping schedule is a little different. I pump at 1am, 6am, 11am, 4pm, and 9pm. I sleep between 1am and 6am and take a nap with DS during the day. I have recently cut back to...
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    Re: I'm not a hijacker

    I had several problems with latching DS at first. Then he had jaundice and thrush. All this led to a decrease in my supply so I started pumping to increase my supply while working out all the other...
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    Re: Manual pump - Isis or Harmony?

    I have the Avent ISIS. I love it. I have only had to use it a few times when I didn't have the ability to use my electric pump. If I were to recommend a manual pump, that would be it. HTH!
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    Re: 8 month EP with severe decrease--help

    I have been EPing for 10 months :yikes and I did notice a dip in my supply around 9 months. I have also been trying to wean as DS gets older. I was pumping 8 times a day but I am now down to 6. ...
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    Re: Solids and pooping all the time

    When I started solids with DS, he went from pooping every 3 days to pooping 3 times a day! Sometimes he will have 5-6 dirty diapers in a day. My pedi said it is normal as long as it isn't watery.
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    Re: When To Replace Breast Pump Parts?

    Do the other parts show any wear from being used? If so, I would replace them. Otherwise, I don't know what to say. Sorry I couldn't help more.
  14. Re: 2 days of work training - how to keep up supply?

    Where is your meeting at? I had an all day meeting at a local hotel. When I RSVP for the meeting, I asked the front desk/hotel management what accomidations they had for brestfeeding women who...
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    Re: screaming while eating

    Well ... it seems to be getting better. He hasn't been screaming as much in the past few days. I have been a touch under the weather with a sore throat and I think DS has got a little of that as...
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    screaming while eating

    My DS is 9 mo and has been on solid foods for about 3 months now. I use Gerber stage 2 foods for him. I have noticed that when I feed him fruits, he screams in between bites. He is fine with...
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    Re: Exclusive Pumpers, please help!

    I have been EPing for 9 months now :yikes ! I have found that it is easiest for me to put my pump parts in the fridge between pumping. I clean them once a day.

    I bought the Avent bottle adaptor...
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    Re: Pump in Fridge

    I don't have the link, sorry. But I wanted to post to let you know that I store my pump parts in the fridge between pumpings. I put new bottles on the shields and just stick the whole thing in the...
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    Re: Lasix and low milk supply

    Because Lasix removes excess water from your body, it will most definayely affect your supply. Maybe you could talk to your doctor about another way to treat ypu HBP.
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    Re: PIS Users, bottle advice please

    I have the playtex embrace pump and have the adapter fot the avent pump. I love it, I pump directly into the bottles to feed LO. I bought it at babies r us for about $10.
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    Re: Pumping Questions

    I will try to answer your questions as best as I can

    1. You can pump as often as you wish. Most people I know pump every 3-4 hours. It really depends on how often your baby BF.

    2. Yes, it...
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    Re: BM freezing container

    I use the slim lines and I love them! :love I can freeze milk in "uneven" amounts (like 7 ounces at a time) and only use the amount I need for a feeding without waste. I would strongly reccomend...
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    Re: Private Room

    I agree with PP but wanted to add this. You are allowed a paid 15 minute break depending on the number of hours you work. I believe that you may take that break anywhere on the company property. ...
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    Re: How many oz do you store your milk in?

    www.slimlines.biz

    The ladies who created them live in my area and I heard about them at a local breastfeeding event. The set of trays holds 16 oz (8 oz each).
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    Re: How many oz do you store your milk in?

    I use slim-lines breastmilk freezer trays. You freeze milk into 1oz sticks. After frozen, I pop the "sticks" out of the tray and fit about 16oz in a quart size zip-lock bag. Then I can pull out...
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