• lisseth82 – Same thing happened with me and six months later still pumping. I have to say I don’t like pumping at all but do like the reassurance that he gets enough as well. How old is your little one?

  • I was wondering if any of you ladies who are exclusively pumping have noticed that all of a sudden your milk is coming out much slower? It’s strange, it just sprays out at few spots and only drips out of the rest. My milk ducts aren’t blocked, I know what that feels like and I have the same amount, it is just taking a lot longer to drain. It’s…[Read more]

  • brandyq – I’m sorry I’m too jealous to comment! Just kidding! Sort of. How far will your freezer stash get you? I have goals for pumping, first it was three months, now six (I’m at five). If I can make it there I’ll probably go for eight months. Supplies dipping so I don’t know. Anyway, I also heard there are benefits to the mom (decreased risk of…[Read more]

  • lilli- that is so funny, when I first started pumping, I would pump every two hours with this noisy mini electric. I swear it did sound like it was saying something! I’m glad I can’t remember what it sounded like, not something I really want to relive!

  • heather – I pump every three to four hours and not at all at night. The last couple days I’ve been pumping more hoping to bring it up but I don’t think it’s helping. I’m definitely going to try a different shield though.
    campimama – It’s funny that you say that about a ‘phantom period’ ’cause I’ve been so moody the past few days and last month…[Read more]

  • I must have the wrong size shield as well ’cause this happens to me too. It doesn’t really hurt me to pump though so I just ignored it. I wonder if I got a size, would it be down, if I would get more milk then? I started fenugreek and thought I saw an increase but than it went back down. Just pumped and got three ounces total. I’m getting really…[Read more]

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

    horseygal – you’re not worried at all that your baby will have a hard time sleeping on their own? I keep bringing my LO to bed half way through the night coz I can’t get him to settle after his feeding, plus I like it. It’s the only time he really snuggles with me! But I feel like I really need to stop, I don’t want him being three and still…[Read more]

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

    Mom2be01 – I have to tell you e-pumping is hard to keep up (I’ve been doing it for six months so it isn’t impossible). I had problems breastfeeding as well and went to pumping and bottlefeeding. I wish I hadn’t continued once my supply was up, it’s like I got addicted to it! I liked knowing how much he was getting plus not so much crying (who…[Read more]

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

    Hi! This is great I’ve been really needing to chat with moms who exclusively pump. I’ve been pumping from the start, my LO is three and a half months. We struggled to latch on and finally after seeing tons of lc’s decided to pump exclusively. It was so hard at first , got only a half ounce off each breast at first, I actually took domperidone…[Read more]

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

    brandyq – I’m sorry I’m too jealous to comment! Just kidding! Sort of. How far will your freezer stash get you? I have goals for pumping, first it was three months, now six (I’m at five). If I can make it there I’ll probably go for eight months. Supplies dipping so I don’t know. Anyway, I also heard there are benefits to the mom (decreased risk of…[Read more]

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

    I was wondering if any of you ladies who are exclusively pumping have noticed that all of a sudden your milk is coming out much slower? It’s strange, it just sprays out at few spots and only drips out of the rest. My milk ducts aren’t blocked, I know what that feels like and I have the same amount, it is just taking a lot longer to drain. It’s…[Read more]

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

    Thanks! I pump every three to four hours (at first pumped every two hours), I have skipped a pump here and there when I’ve been out. I don’t pump at night anymore, maybe I should do that for a few nights again. When I skipped a pump it didn’t seem to effect my supply, maybe it just caught up with me! I’ve been thinking of trying fenugreek and…[Read more]

  • Brandyq – I think if you turned down the vacuum on your pump it would help with the sore purple nipples. I did this and it helped but I do still get this sometimes. Try massaging, pushing towards your nipple to help with the blocked duct, also hot towels work well. Hope this helps!

  • Thanks! I pump every three to four hours (at first pumped every two hours), I have skipped a pump here and there when I’ve been out. I don’t pump at night anymore, maybe I should do that for a few nights again. When I skipped a pump it didn’t seem to effect my supply, maybe it just caught up with me! I’ve been thinking of trying fenugreek and…[Read more]

  • Hi! This is great I’ve been really needing to chat with moms who exclusively pump. I’ve been pumping from the start, my LO is three and a half months. We struggled to latch on and finally after seeing tons of lc’s decided to pump exclusively. It was so hard at first , got only a half ounce off each breast at first, I actually took domperidone…[Read more]

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

    I must have the wrong size shield as well ’cause this happens to me too. It doesn’t really hurt me to pump though so I just ignored it. I wonder if I got a size, would it be down, if I would get more milk then? I started fenugreek and thought I saw an increase but than it went back down. Just pumped and got three ounces total. I’m getting really…[Read more]

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

    brianette- oh wow you sound so much like me! I didn’t realize how much I hated formula until I had to give it to me LO. I e-pump and wasn’t pumping enough for a while but thanks to domperidone I haven’t had to use any in a few weeks, yeah! My advice for pumping is yes, relax and think about the things campimama mentioned. Also I found deep…[Read more]

  • NatashaMc replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    I had to have general because the anesthesiologist, after trying for half an hour, said I must have severe arthritis in my back because he couldn’t find a space. Who knew! I don’t think it happens too often though because by morning all the nurses heard about it!

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

    nikki – My OB said during the first three months pp if your breastfeeding, your level of protection is the same as using condoms. I did the same thing a couple nights ago! Six months pp, so not much protection there. This obviously wasn’t the first time but we spent a year trying to get pregnant so I got so used to using no protection I completely…[Read more]

  • NatashaMc replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 4 months ago

    Just wondering how long it took, from when you first noticed teething and seeing a white bump, for the tooth to actually break through? My son is almost five months and I see two little ‘buds’ one on top and one on the bottom He’s pretty miserable, off and on, he’s normally happy, happy, happy. Just hope this doesn’t last TOO long!

  • Load More