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    Re: How much should come out at once?

    Wow-- interesting question:o . I can only speak for myself, of course, but For me it varies. These days when I pump, it usually comes out of a bunch of holes at once for some of the time I am...
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    Re: cleaning pump at work

    Thanks for asking this question-- I was wondering the same thing. I have been washing my pump parts with soap and warm water once a day, rinsing the other times, and sterilizing in a microwave bag...
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    Re: how much Fenugreek

    As far as I have heard, different things work for different people. I took fenugreek for a while, and my lactation consultant recommended 3 tablets, 3 times a day. When your sweat starts to smell...
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    Technical Question....

    I know that breast milk changes as a baby grows, and I think this isamazing. I am one of those people that likes to know how things work, so...

    1. What exactly is different between milk produced...
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    Re: Formula due to low supply

    Hi AlexandersMom,
    I had to supplement with formula for a few weeks when dd was first born and not sucking effectively... Horizon makes an organic formula, and that is what I used. I felt better...
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    Re: preparing EBM

    My husband has been staying home with our dd for the last 2 months, too:) . He has been experimenting with not warming the milk-- giving it to her chilly. He started trying this because, like you...
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    Re: Breast Shield Use ???

    I used a nipple sheild for about 7 weeks after my dd was born, because of a painfully cracked nipple that would not heal. I couldn't wait to get rid of it, because it was a pain to keep track of and...
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    Re: Help baby keeps losing weight

    I had a similar experience, and I remember how hard it was, so I feel for you.

    At my DD's 2 week check up, she had lost weight since we had left the hospital. I remember how desperate and sad I...
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    Re: nursing while lying down

    What works for me is for baby's head to rest on my arm. That way I
    can easily move her closer, or up or down (she tends to kick her way higher and higher as she eats.) Then we conyinue sleeping...
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    Re: Cracked nipple won't heal

    Ouch!! I know what you are going through-- I had huge, horrible deep cracks for about 3 weeks after my baby was born. One side was so painful, that I couldn't bare feeding her from that side any...
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    Re: Pumping with "Whisper Breast Pump" ?

    OK, update on my experience with Whisper Wear.

    Yesterday, I pumped as normal, and when I removed the pump, there was a horrible, liquid filled blister all over the surface of my nipple!! UGGG! ...
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    Re: falling behind due to supplementing

    We had a supply issue for a few weeks when my baby was around 2-5 weeks old, and we had to supplement with formula. The lactation consultant we were seeing at the time told us to give her the...
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    Re: Root beer to increase supply?

    I have never heard of root beer helping to increase supply. I have heard people suggest beer, but as I understand it, you can get the same benefit without the alcohol by taking brewers yeast (aka...
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    Re: Pumping with "Whisper Breast Pump" ?

    I plan to use it for long-term pumping, so I hope it is good for this. It isn't too noisy, but people definitely know something is going on. I use it during small meetings, where I let people know...
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    Re: Pumping with "Whisper Breast Pump" ?

    I bought the whisper wear pump about a month ago--
    I was nervous about buying it because I also has trouble finding many women who had tried it. So far, it has been great. I use it at work, and...
  16. Re: Nurses for short time and then sucks thumb?

    My 3 month old has been doing the same thing-- she'll start nursing, then stick her hand in her mouth, and seems to be more interested in that. She seems to be getting plenty to eat-- lots of pees...
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    Re: Pumping Tips!

    My lactation consultant said that there should be about a 1/4 inch on all sides between your nipple and the inside of the breast shield.
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    Re: Desperate for help...

    I also had extremely cracked, split, blistered, bleeding nipples. Lanolin didn't seem to help, using a nipple shield helped reduce the pain, but still my nipples didn't heal. What finally saved my...
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    Re: Nipple Soreness

    I had extremely sore nipples for the first 6 weeks of my babies life. I found the party line of "if your baby is latching right, it shouldn't hurt" to be really unhelpful, and honestly, it almost...
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    Re: More in one than the other

    I'm in the same boat. I get about twice as much from my right breast than from my left. I find that it evens out some if most of the time, I start feeding her on the left, then switch to the right...
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