• MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Marsup – You aren’t pumping long enough. I was only getting about 2.5 oz every time i pumped and i would only pump for like 5 minutes. I didn’t know that once the milk stopped coming out that it would start up again (this is called ‘letdown’). Once I started leaving the pump on for 20-25 minutes I started getting about 4 oz from each and realized…[Read more]

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    I’m starting using baby food. Does anyone know if I should still be giving milk with the food or will this just be overfeeding?

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    NDmommyof twins – Congrats! Love the pic. I have pics of my boys feeding on my page too. They are 5 months now and still going strong on breastmilk. It’s getting tuff to feed them together as they are getting bigger and it’s getting harder to hold them both together to situate myself, but as long as I have someone to hand one to me we still feed…[Read more]

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    I’ve done it all, tried it all, read all about. etc. My twins are solely breastfed and thriving, no supplements whatsoever. Another wierd milk increaser is the skin on the chicken. I tried it and it seemed to work but after a week of eating fried or baked chicken I got grossed out.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Have any of you ever heard of breastmilk ruining a babies teeth? A friend of mine says her child’s cavaties are do to him sleeping after nursing when he was a baby but I just think it’s because she doesn’t take care of his teeth (he’s 3 now).

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    How much cereal should replace a bottle when giving it as lunch? My boys drink 5 oz bottles but I want to start introducing cereal for lunch while at daycare.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    This is my first week back to work full time. I’m 11 hrs away from my boys 🙁 But I’m still breastfeeding and pumping. 3 and a half months strong. Yay me!

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Monika – I use the regular Vicks Cream (not the oily one). I tried the Baby Vicks but it doesn’t work.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Ozbaby – I’ll try to remember to have the camera near by. Sounds like she might be ready for some food. My dr. told me yesterday if the boys seem like they aren’t getting full all of a sudden that we can try to start giving them cereal.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    JenWVU – I prefer the Avent Manual but I use the Medela Symphony hospital one because I have twins. The best way to up your supply in time for work is to pump a little out before each feeding and then put the baby to nurse. This will let your body know to produce more because your baby will be trying to pull more milk out of you since you took…[Read more]

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks. For lunch at daycare they have 1.5 oz of baby food and 4 oz of breastmilk. Their other bottles are of 6oz of breastmilk. For dinner they just have 2 oz of babyfood at 7 then i breastfeed at 9 and they sleep till 3 and then again at 6. I’m just not sure when they stop haveing milk with/after food.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Way to go Amanda. My boys just turned 4 months yesterday. They are solely breastfed too. They are both 15lbs and 26inches. It’s amazing how quickly they grow. Their doctor is happy with their growth so they won’t be getting any food until their 6 month visit. I’m so excited I was able to pump 16oz from my first pump of the day today. Yay! Oh,…[Read more]

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    bj4 & kym – I’m nursing 8 month twins. I just switched to the Avent manual a month ago after having used the Medela Symphony for 6 months. I find I get more milk with it and I can manually mimic my boys with this pump. I think the electric ones are constantly suck, suck, suck and babies always pause, but while they pause the milk continues…[Read more]

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    DeeRod – My boys are only 3.5 months and they are finished after about 10 minutes too. When I burp them and put them back on they just end up spitting it up. So we feed for 10 minutes and they last 3 hours.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Has anyone tried the Whistletone pump?

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    My milk has dropped lately because I’m stressed over purchasing a new house – I started spotting. Will my milk come back up or can I count on it staying at this amount? What experience have you guys had with breastfeeding and getting your period?

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    I found a milk booster – Eggnog. Heat up half a cup and drink it hot. I did it last night and my first pump this morning I got 14oz. my usual is 10oz.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    MonikaOH – I get a wash cloth and rub a quarter size amount of Vicks Vapor Cream on it. I fold it in half with the cream on the inside and put it on my boys chest inside their clothes. It clears them right up. I send them to daycare the next day with the same wash cloth and at night before bed I repeat it again. Works like a charm.

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    lilli – I have my boys on the slow nipple too while they are in daycare. I’m going to keep it like that untill they start eating food at 6 months (end of january).

  • MMMasi replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    vikingbabies – I started my boys getting one bottle a day, and given to them by someone else. They wouldn’t take it from me. They still don’t and they are 5 1/2 months. When they are with me they want their booby, but at the nursery they’ll take it however they can get it. lol I also started them on solids, one of them takes the spoon just fine…[Read more]

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