• swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hi, my baby is 3 months old, I’ve never posted, but have been on this site since I was 5 weeks pregnant. I had a breast reduction 15 years ago and am able to pump about half of what she needs daily, I’ve tried fermented oatmeal, mother’s milk tea, fenugreek, and a couple of different tinctures that combine a few galactogogues, but my supply stays…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    babybellybliss, thanks for your response. Macy had latching issues and bad jaundice at first, I couldn’t keep her awake for her feedings and she lost too much weight. I had to be on bedrest the last 8 weeks of my pregnancy, so I went back to work when she was 3 weeks old. I do still nurse when I’m home, but it’s so much more work because I…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Scarlet, I didn’t explain the hat very well, but they really are cute!

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Has anyone tried a breastfeeding hat? It looks like a big sun hat. They are cute. My baby doesn’t nurse (except at night), but if she did, and I fed her in public, I think that would be a good alternative. It seems that it would be easier than messing with a cover. Maybe next time. I have a list started of things I would do differently next…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    deeyore, I ordered them from etsy.com, they had a great selection and I really liked the amber color. It wasn’t too expensive, it was 36.00 for a necklace and bracelet. Jenniewren, my list of things I’d do differently all relate to breastfeeding. I wouldn’t have supplemented as soon as I did. If I did have to supplement again, I would…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    seuban0, That is cool our babies are minutes apart! I’m having soo much fun with her, I’m sure you are too. There is a baby at daycare that was born on 2-1 and it’s so much fun to watch them together.
    phatbaby57, you must feel so free when you stopped pumping! I can’t wait, I will let her self wean as well, but I still want to be able to give…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Scarlet, I didn’t explain the hat very well, but they really are cute!

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Has anyone tried a breastfeeding hat? It looks like a big sun hat. They are cute. My baby doesn’t nurse (except at night), but if she did, and I fed her in public, I think that would be a good alternative. It seems that it would be easier than messing with a cover. Maybe next time. I have a list started of things I would do differently next…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    doublemama, I just did the heat test, and it didn’t really have a wooden smell 🙁

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    deeyore, I ordered them from etsy.com, they had a great selection and I really liked the amber color. It wasn’t too expensive, it was 36.00 for a necklace and bracelet. Jenniewren, my list of things I’d do differently all relate to breastfeeding. I wouldn’t have supplemented as soon as I did. If I did have to supplement again, I would…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    doublemama, I just did the heat test, and it didn’t really have a wooden smell 🙁

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I am trying to flavor my fermented oatmeal to taste like the oatmeal chocolate no bake cookies, so far I don’t have it quite right, but it doesn’t taste too terrible. I haven’t seen an increase in my supply, but I don’t want it to decrease either. Right now I am drinking fresh herb mother’s milk tea, and eating the oatmeal twice a day. Has…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    momofcash, I had a breast reduction also, and have a low supply. There is a book that has helped me accept that I am not able to EBF. It’s called ‘Defining your own success: Breast feeding after breast reduction surgery.’ I saw it on http://www.bfar.com, and bought it at amazon. My baby had jaundice and had lost too much weight so I began…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    seuban0, That is cool our babies are minutes apart! I’m having soo much fun with her, I’m sure you are too. There is a baby at daycare that was born on 2-1 and it’s so much fun to watch them together.
    phatbaby57, you must feel so free when you stopped pumping! I can’t wait, I will let her self wean as well, but I still want to be able to give…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Does anyone know if it would be helpful to use the SNS system to increase my supply for my 5 month old? I used to nurse her at night, but now she is sleeping through and my production has plummeted. I now only pump 5oz a day, I still get up in the night to pump. I don’t nurse during the day because she gets frustrated from my low supply. I had…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    ninjen, My baby is 5 months old and I exclusively pumped until she was about 3 months. At 3 months she finally latched properly so I nurse during the night. I still pump during the day, because I have a low supply. It’s easier to pump and give her a bottle than to have her get frustrated because she isn’t getting enough. I hate pumping, I try…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I hate pumping at work. I work at a surgery center and most of the doctors don’t use the dictation room, so I’ve become accustomed to using it. If there are cases going on, I make sure I know where everyone is before I go in. There is no lock on the door. One day there was no surgery, so I went in ‘my’ room, and then the door pops open. The…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of PregnantPregnancy Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    doublemama, I just did the heat test, and it didn’t really have a wooden smell 🙁

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of PregnantPregnancy Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    deeyore, I ordered them from etsy.com, they had a great selection and I really liked the amber color. It wasn’t too expensive, it was 36.00 for a necklace and bracelet. Jenniewren, my list of things I’d do differently all relate to breastfeeding. I wouldn’t have supplemented as soon as I did. If I did have to supplement again, I would…[Read more]

  • swinter replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of PregnantPregnancy Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Scarlet, I didn’t explain the hat very well, but they really are cute!

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