• MellieBellie replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    how often do you change the little rubber membranes on your pump? i’m wondering if that makes a difference in how much you pump.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    wow, haven’t been on here in forever. nice to see some familiar screen names. i’ve always heard it pronounced medela, not medeela. that’s weird. i’ve been using more milk plus liquid supplement. i used it for a while a couple weeks ago and it seemed to help so i’m really hoping it works again. my supply has really diminished lately. i’m…[Read more]

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    oh good bri, you’re still here! didn’t you say you tried reglan? i think i remember that it really messed with your head. my doc just gave me a rx for it since my supply has really gone down and herbs and increased pumping aren’t helping. i just hope it works and doesn’t make me sad!

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    have you tried medela nursing bras? that’s the only kind i’ve found that i like. my only problem with it is that it comes up too high so i can’t wear it with any shirts that have a scoop neckline.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    megang – i always nurse on both sides. finish one and then offer the other. she always does about 10 min on each side. we had issues with weight gain at first too and the doc scared me into supplementing with formula. sounds like you are doing everything right and you should just keep it up and it will be fine.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    oh good bri, you’re still here! didn’t you say you tried reglan? i think i remember that it really messed with your head. my doc just gave me a rx for it since my supply has really gone down and herbs and increased pumping aren’t helping. i just hope it works and doesn’t make me sad!

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    that sounds like good advice to me. how often are you nursing? make sure you’re eating enough (i think you need about 500 extra calories) and getting plenty of water so you’re producing enough milk. is there somewhere you can go to have her weighed to tell how much she’s getting from you? there’s a special scale where you can weigh them before…[Read more]

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    wow felicia! i wish i’d known that. i ended up buying some from amazon.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    jmc – every pregnancy is different so i wouldn’t worry. i only had sore boobs in my first trimester and they never leaked. they didn’t even leak all that much after i had her. as long as you put her on the boob asap after your c-section you should be fine. i have a couple friends who had c-sec’s and they were able to bf with no prob. just…[Read more]

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    wow, i used to come here all the time in the early days. such great support. i pumped for a year and am still breastfeeding at 14 months. all you new mommy’s keep up the good work. you can do it! re: AF – i haven’t had a period in about 2 years! i love it. i’m on the mini pill. i just take a dollar store preg test every once in a while.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    wow, congrats bri!! happy b-day kekoa! i can’t believe my ella is 5 months already. i’ll probably cry when she’s a year!

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    have you tried medela nursing bras? that’s the only kind i’ve found that i like. my only problem with it is that it comes up too high so i can’t wear it with any shirts that have a scoop neckline.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    i just hope she doesn’t do it when i’m nursing her on the plane on thanksgiving!

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    i think pretty much everything has to have that warning on it for some legal reason.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    so ella has started this new annoying thing where she makes this noise while she’s nursing. i’ve heard of babies humming or even growling while nursing but this is more like a fussy moan. it’s so loud that it’s sometimes hard to carry on a conversation with someone while she’s doing it. i don’t think it’s b/c she’s not able to get anything b/c…[Read more]

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    wow, i used to come here all the time in the early days. such great support. i pumped for a year and am still breastfeeding at 14 months. all you new mommy’s keep up the good work. you can do it! re: AF – i haven’t had a period in about 2 years! i love it. i’m on the mini pill. i just take a dollar store preg test every once in a while.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    wow, that sucks! i’m going to try it b/c not all side effects affect everyone but i’m definitely going to be on the lookout for anything like that. i’m willing to try it b/c i’ve made it 8 1/2 months and would really like to keep pumping til she’s at least a year. i’ve taken more milk plus but it’s not really helping. i sure hope this stuff…[Read more]

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    megang – i always nurse on both sides. finish one and then offer the other. she always does about 10 min on each side. we had issues with weight gain at first too and the doc scared me into supplementing with formula. sounds like you are doing everything right and you should just keep it up and it will be fine.

  • MellieBellie replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    wow, congrats bri!! happy b-day kekoa! i can’t believe my ella is 5 months already. i’ll probably cry when she’s a year!

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