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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    Lactina is an awesome hospital grade pump.

    how are the breast shields fitting?

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    i have the 24 mm & the 27mm. One more size up might be a bit better. *pumping now so typing one handed*

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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    There a cute smilie.

    I also had to move up to 30 mm to get a good fit. If you aren't able to get a bigger size, try lubing the horns with olive oil.

    Also, take and old bra or sports bra and cut slits in it and slide the horns through so you can pump hands free.

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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    There a cute smilie.

    I also had to move up to 30 mm to get a good fit. If you aren't able to get a bigger size, try lubing the horns with olive oil.

    Also, take and old bra or sports bra and cut slits in it and slide the horns through so you can pump hands free.
    that is really cute!!!

    that is a good idea, i have tons of sports bras

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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    It sounds like you have a plan in place for relactating. Definitely nurse as much as possible, because your body will respond better to your baby than the pump. Aim to pump at least 8x a day for 15-20 min a time.

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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    It sounds like you have a plan in place for relactating. Definitely nurse as much as possible, because your body will respond better to your baby than the pump. Aim to pump at least 8x a day for 15-20 min a time.
    Making this my new years resolution. Try as HARD as i can to relactate. I wanted so bad to be able to completely breastfeed Ella and it got screwed up by the hospital.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    You CAN and WILL do this. And it is worth it. It is great that you are working for what you want. It's not always an easy thing. It's unfortunate that there isn't true support for nursing mothers in many hospitals and society. But we are here for you every step of the way.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Relactating at 8 weeks *updated*

    sounds like you're doing great! keep it up!

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