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Thread: Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

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    Default Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

    I've decided today after reading about it on 'kellymom' to take a nursing vacation.
    Has anyone done this for two days?
    What did you do?
    Did you nurse and pump?
    Pumping after every feed?
    Did you nurse every hour, 2 hours, 30 minutes, or just have your breast available for whenever your LO felt like it?
    Did it work?

    Did you spend the two days in bed?
    Sorry lots of questions!

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

    A nurse in. Where you and the baby are skin to skin for 2 days in bed. And you feed on demand the whole time. And your SO brings you food and changes diapers. You get up to pee. That's it.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

    Did you pump as well?
    I'm doing it to build up my supply for her mainly in my left breast!

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    Default Re: Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

    And forget the pump. Let your baby nurse, nurse, nurse. Offer the breast at every cue no matter how small and for comfort.
    K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).

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    Default Re: Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*tanpixie View Post
    Did you pump as well?
    I'm doing it to build up my supply for her mainly in my left breast!
    Your baby is far more efficient than the pump. Pumping takes away from the skin to skin time, which both stimulates hormone synthesis in you and your baby and boosts nursing frequency.

    Shelf the pump.
    K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).

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    Default Re: Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

    Also - for the asymmetry, just offer the left breast first more often than the right (or every time she nurses if the asymmetry is extreme). Babies will nurse more aggressively on the first side offered. When I was dealing with asymmetry, I offered first on my under-producer three times, then once on the other side, then back to three times on the under-producer. Definitely do not pump if this is just an issue of lower production in one breast and overall supply is adequate.
    K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).

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    Default Re: Has anyone taken a 'Nursing vacation?'******************

    ok pump gone.
    Thanks so much x

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