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    jenniewren your body will regulate itself soon and you shouldn’t be experiencing any more leakage after that comes.



    Soontobe…I use the nuk bottles. The hole in the nipple is at the top so the milk doesn’t shoot in the mouth and it goes pretty slow. Look into those. My dd does really well with these…



    Thats ok chelle I think Amanda scared her. LOL Found a good inspirational quote to keep you ladies motivated.

    When we trust the makers of baby formula more than we do our own ability to nourish our babies, we lose a chance to claim an aspect of our power as women. Thinking that baby formula is as good as breast milk is believing that thirty years of technology is superior to three million years of nature’s evolution. Countless women have regained trust in their bodies through nursing their children, even if they weren’t sure at first that they could do it. It is an act of female power, and I think of it as feminism in its purest form. ~Christine Northrup



    Soontobetwo0111 -i use dr brown level 1 nipple thats slow flow, and playtex vent air bottles with the slow flow nipples, just look for the nipples that are 0-3, u might be able just get new nipples 4 the bottles u have already.



    **Mummy-thanks, I was thinking I wasn’t pumping as much as most do. My son drinks 14-16oz a day while I’m at work and I have tried so hard to keep him on breastmilk only. He is 4 1/2 months old and I havent had to supplement yet but I pump 3 times a day at work and I get up in the middle of the night to pump. I am really proud of any woman that tries breastfeeding, it isn’t easy by no means and takes alot of added work. But I woundn’t take it back for anything, the bond with my son compares to nothing in this world!!!! I hope all of you ladies that are having trouble stick with it and hopefully things will get better!!!


    Well, since I’ve already put it all out there, figured I’d update. The last LC I saw noticed that Acy has a high palette. So he is rubbing my nipple on the roof of his mouth when he eats. So that is probably causing a lot of irritation. Hopefully he will grow out of it or I will at least become accustomed to it. I can live with it now that I now what’s going on. I also still have the blocked pores and am thinking that since he is turning the nipple up to the roof of his mouth, they will probably not release from him eating because they are constantly getting pinched. So I am going to try to soak and warm compress first and then pump a few times to see if that will pull them out. Really hoping because that is a major source of the pain. Wish, pray, cross your fingers, whatever you do… can use all the positive thoughts out there!



    Hi sophieanna ,

    I pumped for 6 months and it worked well for me.
    I made sure I pumped right from the start every 3 hours to keep the supply up. I also made sure I emptied each breast fully!



    yea – You can bf while pregnant. though usually in your second trimester you supply could drop and i have heard people say the taste of the milk changed. This may cause a baby (exp at 15 mo+) to stop nursing. But i may not and you maybe able to bf straight through delivery and just bf both after that. Congrats!



    Rosieb-It was not until after several weeks of breastfeeding that I felt the letdown sensation. My letdown also feels tingling and like a rush of pins and needles. Like Mama2Miaplus1, I leak a little bit when this happens. I don’t get that feeling as much anymore and from what I understand not everyone has the same feeling or feels the letdown. I know when my breasts are pretty empty because they are nice and soft and squishy. I think the number one thing is not to immediately ever rush into the conclusion that you are not producing enough milk/or have a low milk supply unless your baby is unhappy, having slow weight gain, or has dark urine/not enough dirty diapers. I know I questioned and still question my milk supply whenever my baby is fussy at the breast after almost 11 weeks of sucessful breastfeeding and pumping.



    firsttimer-I’m the one who pumped in the bathroom. it was just the first shift. I sure got good at finding another spot after that. I would do it again if I had to…just don’t touch anything..and I laid down towels. I found a empty office and use that now. the bathroom really wasn’t that bad in my opinion.



    I have developed a hard lump in my breast due to a clogged duct. It really hurts. So far I have taken a really hot bath and soaked it and used a heating pad on it and then pumped right away. Any other suggestions? I do not want it to turn into mastitis. Thanks.



    I feel like a cow even with the electric pump 😛


    *sigh*….no such luck. My period has definately arrived. Lol



    starby – I would def keep trying to get your daughter to latch on. Sometimes it takes a while, as their mouths get bigger and your nipples get use to the feedings/pumpings it makes it easier to get a good latch. Also, for pumping on the plane, ask the flight attendants if you can maybe use part of their space. I have never done it but i remember taking a flight and hearing the woman next to me ask for a place to pump and the attendant told her to use their little area b/c it is more private. Good luck!



    Okay ladies, I have a question. I will tell you the short version. I had my baby on Wednesday, I tried to breastfeed and he latched on one time very well but I couldn’t get him to latch on to the other side. After coming home on Friday we made him 2 oz of formula because he hadn’t eaten all day, I couldn’t get him to latch on all day.
    I continued to pump several times for the next 2 days hoping that I could still get my milk to come in. To no availe, I am unable to breastfeed this child like I did my other two…Okay to my question… even though my milk never dropped, my breasts are still very full, hard and sore. Does anyone have any suggestions for relief? They ache especially first thing in the morning.

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