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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Nothing at the pump

    If she's worried about the feeding itself at night or waking LO up, could she try pumping once overnight? It sucks getting up or having sleep interrupted, especially when they don't nap well during the day, but if baby is pretty well guaranteed to sleep through, one pump session shouldn't be all that horrible, and it might REALLY help, at least in terms of overall supply.

    It sucks not getting uninterrupted sleep (not gonna lie, I miss it), but for me it came down to deciding that nursing was more important and making that commitment to it. When LO slept through for a while at 2 months, I got up and pumped instead. Then he went back to waking up, which I honestly find much easier/nicer than pumping, even if it means interrupted sleep.

  2. #12

    Default Re: Nothing at the pump

    How are things going now?

    You mentioned that later in the day your baby gets frustrated at the breast and you need to give her some formula. Have you tried putting her back to the breast after giving the supplement? I'm wondering if she might be willing to nurse a bit more once the edge is taken off her hunger.

    From the weighing-after-feedings amounts, it sounds like she's getting more efficient at nursing and increasing the amount of milk she's transferring. It may not seem like much, but it's progress!
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