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  1. #21

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    Woo-hoo! What great output!
    Marianne
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  2. #22
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    Way to go, mama! Sounds like you are making great progress! I started taking dom (30mg, 3x per day) last Thursday (in addition to the fenugreek and other supplements I am taking), and I can already notice an increase. For example, I nursed my DD sorta later than usual this morning, and usually when I do that I can only pump at most 2oz in my morning pumping session... This morning I pumped 3.25oz! And last night after I nursed my LO and put her to bed, I pumped and got 2oz... I can usually only get about 1oz, max, so this is great! Right now my breasts feel much fuller than usual, so I am feeling confident that I am making more milk, HOORAY!! I am hoping that I can start pumping enough milk to send with DD to daycare, so we don't have to supplement with formula

    Buff
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09


    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

    Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.



  3. #23
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    I changed my horn sizes and i think that it made a big differance. I was using the 24mm and i changed to the 27mm. It pulls a little of my areola in it, but i think that is what is helping, since when you bf most of it is in your lo's mouth.
    I am on my last pump for the night and before this pump i had already made what i did yesterday.
    I also changed the time i take the dom. Everywhere it says take it 8hrs apart and i was taking it when i woke up7-8am or so, 2-3pm and then at 10-11pm well i changed to 7-8am 12-1 and then at about 7pm. I also threw in a couple fenugreek also today.

    my total for today is.......20 1/2 oz

    I am almost to my goal of giving her total bm from a bottle. I have just 4oz more to make that goal. I am so excited!!
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

  4. #24
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    Congrats to you!
    Maybe I will be as lucky as you!

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*bapbrb View Post

    Maybe I will be as lucky as you!

    I think that you will do just fine. It was 5 mo since dd nursed and she didnt want to, but with her dairy allegery and frequent colds/runny noses I decided to relactate. It has taken me a while to get here. I started relactating on May 10, it took a while before i collected anyting in a bottle almost 2 weeks i think. I could express a little out by hand but not anything really cause i had to really milk it to get a few drops, but now 2 1/2 mo later i am at 20oz. It really dosent seem like a long time. wow time flys.
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

  6. #26
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    Getting larger horns is a great idea... I will definitely have to try that! I am still using the standard 24mm horns that came with my Medela PISA, and they basically just pull the nipple into them, not much areola...

    Thanks mama!
    Buff
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09


    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

    Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.



  7. #27
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    Im up to 21 oz, nut much of a jump, but its more right! I have been getting 20-21 oz for a few days, although my brests feel full after about 3.5-4 hrs. DH is home on during the past few days,(hes an ironworker and laid off) I get so busy and forget to pump(maybe thats why i am only at 21oz) My breasts get sore and i look at the time and realize i havent pumped in 4 hrs.
    OH man he needs to go back to work! Hes messin up my sechedule...
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

  8. #28
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    Oh congrats on the progress! You're an inspiration!

    I know what you mean about your sched being messed up when dh is around. The same happens to me... I'm much more efficient when I'm on my own!

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mom2gavin-keean-alexis View Post
    Im up to 21 oz, nut much of a jump, but its more right! I have been getting 20-21 oz for a few days, although my brests feel full after about 3.5-4 hrs. DH is home on during the past few days,(hes an ironworker and laid off) I get so busy and forget to pump(maybe thats why i am only at 21oz) My breasts get sore and i look at the time and realize i havent pumped in 4 hrs.
    OH man he needs to go back to work! Hes messin up my sechedule...
    Any chance you can ask him to help you remember to pump? I know some mothers whose partners help them pump (with a manual pump). Just a thought...maybe you'd rather his layoff ends, lol.
    Marianne
    LLL Leader

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    OH my goody goodie goodness !!

    My last pump today was 1 hr late, but for todays total...ready... are you ready....uhem....The grand total of todays pump is....25 1/2 !!!
    Oh this is how i feel right now!!!!

    It makes me

    I cannot believe i made my goal plus 1.5 oz!!!

    I am super excited!!!
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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