• bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    ozbaby – That is so great! I’m so glad your LO is settling back down again. BM is amazing stuff!

  • bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    angie – I take Fennel Seed to aid in letdown. It really does the trick for me. I work full time and wasn’t getting letdown when pumping. I started taking it and now get a letdown pretty quickly and usually at least two times during one pump session.

  • bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Have any of you had to deal with Postpartum Depression? If so, what are you doing for it? I have had depression in the past and have had to take medication for it. But now I’m concerned about taking meds again while BF.

  • bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    felicia marie – If you google ‘hand expression video’ you will get some videos that demonstrate how to hand express. That is the only way that I can get much milk. I can get 2 to 3 times more when I hand express than using a double pump. It takes a little practice and figuring out how to get the letdown, but it’s a good alternative if your body…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    TheWeastBunch – I have found that if I try to wear a tighter fitting bra for more support it does effect my supply. I have to wear cotton stretchy bras or sports bras. And I can’t wear a tight fitting sports bra. They have to be fairly loose too. It’s a pain because I feel droopy all the time. But it’s worth it to be able to EBF my daughter.…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    I do the same. If I’m unable to pump enough during the day at work, I pump in the evening or right before bedtime. Whenever I can fit it in. I usually always pump in the middle of the night also to always have extra on hand to freeze for when I might have a dip in supply, etc.. I know it sounds insane to get up in the middle of the night if…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    ozbaby – I’m so glad to hear that you are going to continue BF. I was so sad reading all of your posts and in tears for you everytime I read them. I went through the same thing with my last child. I struggled with supply and finally threw in the towel and stopped all together. I was SOOOOO sad when I did. I remember standing in the shower…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    mrsdaunis – I seem to be having luck with Goat’s Rue. I am able to express more each time and not having to pump as often as before. I still can’t always get an entire bottle during one pumping session. But I have been able to do that 2 or 3 times in the last few days. Which is way better than before. I still do not have much luck with my…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    ozbaby – I’m so glad to hear that you are going to continue BF. I was so sad reading all of your posts and in tears for you everytime I read them. I went through the same thing with my last child. I struggled with supply and finally threw in the towel and stopped all together. I was SOOOOO sad when I did. I remember standing in the shower…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    number2luv – I found that if I simply told the labor and delivery nurse my wishes, she would honor them. If you don’t say anything, they will go about their business after the delivery however they choose. They have certain procedures that they normally follow but are very willing to honor your wishes if you just verbalize them. They gave me my…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    julieandbaby- my LO took an hour to nurse everytime she ate up until 2 or 3 weeks ago. She is almost 19 weeks. She now will usually finish up in about 20 minutes. I think what you are experiencing is very normal. Try to relax and enjoy this time because before you know it he will be up running around with no time to sit and cuddle with mom!

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    kebler98 – You can get Goat’s Rue from Motherlove.com. I think it was around $24 for a bottle of 60 capsules.

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    mrsdaunis – I seem to be having luck with Goat’s Rue. I am able to express more each time and not having to pump as often as before. I still can’t always get an entire bottle during one pumping session. But I have been able to do that 2 or 3 times in the last few days. Which is way better than before. I still do not have much luck with my…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    I have been back to work for 4 weeks now and so far have been able to pump almost exactly what I need for the next day. But I have to pump all through out the day and night to get the 12 ounces that she needs for the next day. And just this week she has went up to 15 ounces in a day while I’m at work. I have to pump 3 times at work, once in the…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    jlevine – Just keep remembering that this is your baby and not anyone elses. I finally had to tell some people that if they wanted to hold a baby, or keep a baby overnight, that they should have their own baby and leave me alone about mine. They grow up so fast and I don’t want to leave her anymore than I have to. I work full-time, so when I am…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    angie – I take Fennel Seed to aid in letdown. It really does the trick for me. I work full time and wasn’t getting letdown when pumping. I started taking it and now get a letdown pretty quickly and usually at least two times during one pump session.

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    kym22 – i actually get mine from someone on ebay. Their shipping is cheaper than the Motherlove Co. And they ship VERY quickly. Usually here within 2 days. You can check the Motherlove website though. They have a list of stores in your area that carry their products. There were stores here that carry some of the Motherlove products, but they…[Read more]

  • bj4 replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    belly – I tried the More Milk Plus and it didn’t help me much. But the Goat’s Rue from Motherlove has helped me tremendously.

  • bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    a-mum2b Your LO is probably going through a growth spurt.

  • bj4 replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    I have been back to work for 4 weeks now and so far have been able to pump almost exactly what I need for the next day. But I have to pump all through out the day and night to get the 12 ounces that she needs for the next day. And just this week she has went up to 15 ounces in a day while I’m at work. I have to pump 3 times at work, once in the…[Read more]

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