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  1. Re: Help! Exclusive pumping and relactation

    I relactated after a 2 week break due to a medical condition.

    I was advised by my LC to pump every 2 hours, at first I got nothing, but it slowly came back. It took about a month and was hard. ...
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    Re: exclusive pumping

    At 3 weeks old, our baby girl was drinking 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 ounces of EBM every 2 hours around the clock and I was pumping every 2 hours to build up my supply. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Exclusive Pumpers

    I have been pumping for a little over 7 months. I pump every 4-5 hours and will go 6 hours at night. I use my Medela PIS with a little bit of manual expression at the end of the session. It's not...
  4. Re: What do all you working mamas do for a living?

    It is great to read about everyone's job.

    I am a CPA working at one of the largest accounting firms as an audit manager. I have a BBA in accounting and am MBA. It is a very demanding job, as is...
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    Pumping vs. Hand Expression

    I had been pumping until a blister developed. While the blister healed I manually expressed one breast and pumped the other. Now, since the blister healed, I am trying to pump again and very...
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    Re: Medela Pump in Style?

    I use the PISA and am very happy with it. I have the backpack version which has just enough storage for bottles, flanges etc. It can run on batteries ( I think it takes 10 AA). The batteries add a...
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    Empty Breasts When Pumping???

    Someone please help. I have been exclusively pumping for 17 weeks and had a bout of mastitis that lasted for the first 6 weeks. Since the infection I have been paranoid about a reoccurence and make...
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    Re: Is it time to start cereal?

    My LO is 17 weeks and is also drooling and eating her hands. Her fingers get red at times from being in her mouth so much! All the experienced mothers I know think that the teething process is...
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    Re: Please help

    Congrats! Don't give up it will work, it just takes time. I relactated after a 2 week period with just a pump (PISA). My LO wasn't latching at all - she just started two weeks ago at 12 weeks old....
  10. Re: a little venting and hopefully can get an answer

    You are certainly going through a lot. Just a suggestion - While you are trying to get your supply to increase - have you thought about contacting a milk bank. Then you could supplement your milk...
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    Re: noisy stomach

    My LO is 16 wks old and has a noisy tummy. It started around week 9. It's like you can hear the milk being processed. If your LO is not in any discomfort and produces enough dirty diapers, then it...
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    Sticky: Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    So I have been dreading throwing out my "bad" frozen stash (about 300 oz). Someone had suggested contacting a milk bank, which I did and they will take my "bad" milk. The lipase isn't so much of an...
  13. Re: Mom of preemie needs help selecting a pump

    I relactated successfully with my PISA - it has done a good job increasing and now maintaining my supply.
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    Re: how many times can you pump during a day

    I exclusively pump and pump every 3-4 hours with one long stretch (about 5 hrs) at night. However, sometimes I still pump every 2 hrs for a day or so to give my supply a boost. HTH.
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    Re: getting really tired...need advice

    Sorry that I don't have any advice to offer, however I am in the pump through maternity leave phase. You are a great example for me :clap . I am just trying to think about getting to 6 months.
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    Supplementing Question

    My LO is almost 14 weeks old and is eating mostly EBM with about 4-5 oz of formula each day. Two days ago she vomited after eating a formula bottle and since then won't take any formula, even if it...
  17. Re: Question for Moms who are supplementing.....

    I do mix formula with EBM for our LO and she takes it fine. We tried the ready mix formula but the consistency is so thick that it created a lot of stomach issues for her. So now we use the powder...
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    Sticky: Re: Scalding breastmilk due to excessive Lipase

    I just found this thread and have been having the same issue. I have a 300 oz freezer stash that I need to dispose of :cry . I have been defrosting it one bag at a time and so far none of the bags...
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    Defrosted Breast Milk

    Hope someone can shed some light on this for me - My LO has been receiving EBM since birth which was necessary due to her being in the NICU for 1 1/2 weeks and she has never latched. I have a nice...
  20. Re: Exclusive pumpers, What is your daily output?

    I can pump anywhere from 20 - 30 oz per day. I take fenugreek and Mother's Milk tea as well as eat oatmeal for breakfast everday. I use hot compresses and massage for 10mins before I pump.
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  21. Re: A Few Questions for Double Electric Pump Users

    ) What pump do you use and what made you choose this pump?

    medela pump in style - I chose it based on the hospitals recommendation. While I was in the hospital and DD was in NICU they provided a...
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    Re: Exclusively Breastmilk through bottle?

    I have been EPing (Medela PIS)for 11 weeks after trying unsuccessfully to BF. I started pumping on day 2 but continued to try and BF for 6 weeks. It is worth the sacrifice. I plan on keeping it up...
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    Re: Low Production & Pumping

    There is something called power pumping that my LC recommended to help increase supply. You pump for 10mins then take a 10min break. This is done for 1 hour and should help with your supply. HTH....
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    Re: How long for a pumping session?

    Do you exclusively pump? How often do you pump? What type of pump do you use?
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    Re: How long for a pumping session?

    I try to only pump for 20mins on each side. I will not stop though until my breasts feel empty. Sometimes there are still streams after 20mins so I wait for those to finish. Usually no longer than...
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