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    Amallama
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    Now if I would try and get an Rx from my doc for a pump, would I call my gyn or regular doc?

    #6923260

    KaraG
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    jmuncy – the bc pill Killed my milk supply. Unfortunately it took a few months before anyone thought to ask me that question and it was just a continuous struggle after that.

    And I forgot who asked and was about to return to work. But, I would actually pump every two hrs. then I extended it to 3 because 2 was so hard to do. But, Keira typically nursed or fed every 2 hrs.

    #6923516

    Bri
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    Erect nipples happens with me now too, even without pumping. No, it’s not permenant.

    #6923772

    deeyore486
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    #6924028

    seuban0
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    Lan07 – I never feel them!

    #6924284

    Luv2BaMama
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    I sent my b request to join the new forum (Merry Fischer). Also, I have a question about baby poops. Mine is 7 months old next week, and we have been eating solids for a few weeks now. She is only getting homemade fruits & veggies. She isn’t too interested and only eats about 1-2 tblsp per day (on top of about 24 oz breast milk and 4 oz of formula). This weekend I introduced peas, and the next day she had a solid poop! She has had 3 or 4 solid poops since Saturday. Up until now, all her poops have been the typical breast milk poops. Is it normal for her to have hard bowel movements on that little of fruits/veggies? PS for those of you who don’t want to do the traditional ‘rice cereal’, you may want to look at the book ‘Super Baby Food’–great cookbook for homemade baby food! Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

    #6924540

    Luv2BaMama
    Member

    Any clue why after 8 months with no problems, I would suddenly start having clogged milk ducts? I have my second one it 2 weeks! I pump every 2-3 hours except for one 6 ½ hr to 7 hour stretch when I’m sleeping at night…I’ve have been doing this same routine for 5 months. What’s up with that?!

    #6924796

    Kathleen112
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    milezerolady–Thanks so much for your response. Is Motilium an OTC herb or a prescription medication? I already take the herb Fenugreek for my supply but honestly haven’t noticed a big difference. Six months is my goal but I know I won’t make it another 3 months doing what I’m doing. Maybe I’ll consider doing what you did and pumping 4 times a day instead of 3.

    #6925052

    mama2LT
    Member

    i breastfed my son exclusivley for about a month and a half and had to switch to gerber gentle plus formula to pick up his weight because my milk wasnt coming in as much as it should..(this brand of formula bc he would throw up soooo much w/ every other formula) i cried the 1st time i had to give him formula just cause i felt like i wasnt doing my job as a mama, but he at about half and half now, i would pump, but i do love actually feeding him off the breast just because of the bond and being close to him. I recently started manually expressing my milk and i actually like doing it this way better instead of pumping because it less time consuming especially at work, and my milk supply has increased sooo much, in about 10 minutes i can manually get out about 6 ounces of milk, 3 ozs from each breast, 5 minutes on each, which i think is amazing. i think im going to try to go back to mostly breast feeding to exclusivley breast feeding now that hes well over the weight hes supposed to be and now that my milk supply is better. btw im so happy to see so many women breastfeeding, i dont know any women personally who have ever breast fed their babies, me, and 2 of my cousins had babies recently and im the only one who breastfeeds, so kudos to all you ladies who are at least trying to breastfeed 🙂

    #6925308

    amandasun81
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    Hello Laidies, So right now I’m only 19 wks pregnant with my second baby and really want to succeed in Breast feeding. I breast fed my first but for only 3 weeks and I dried up. I was shocked that I did it that long sense I had a breast reduction at 22 years old. They told me I may not preoduce milk. Now that I know I can I think I dried up because I had no classes on it and my baby had low sugar when he was born so they gave him formula right away which I think made it hard from the beginning since from then on he wanted formula more than breast milk. On top of that he was lactose intolerant so I had to have him on a special formula which my doctor said my milk is much fattier so therefore some cases formula is best. My milk was making him spit up a lot as well as Similac Advance. So I’m wondering if I should try pumping around 36 weeks before baby is born? Would that help my milk produce better? And can anyone tell me a great breast pump to buy? Last time I got a real cheap one that took forever. I work so I will need to pump for my husband to care for this one on the nights I work. I really am going to try nothing but breast milk this time God Willing. I could use all the good pointers out there. Thanks so much.

    #6925564

    Jessicac21
    Member

    mommi2be!-That happened to me to 🙁 I know how you feel, i feel like a failure and im missing the bonding. I am pumping every 2 to3 hours and having to supplement because he is a hungry little guy.

    #6925820

    Cinxia
    Member

    I can not get my baby to take a bottle, I have tried Every nipple and bottle, but she isn’t happy with it. I know it can be a slow process but does anyone have advice, I’d love to heart from a mom whos been there before. If you can, leave me a message on my page. Thanks.

    #6910205

    Bri
    Member

    Rosieb – If you have had no problem nursing at the beginning and don’t suppliment then the likelihood that it’s a low supply is actually really rare. My boobs never feel full but my 1 year old gets plenty. As for knowing that they are empty. If it was a pretty short nurse then I use compression nursing at the end to make sure everything is sucked out. Of course empty is not really the case. You are never actually empty. Your boobs are constantly making more so you won’t ever be really empty.

    #6910461

    michelles
    Member

    okay i need some serious help. for the past tweny four hours my son has been refusing to nurse. he will scream and cry whenever he treis to. he will act really hungry and then as soon as I try to fee him he will freak out. i thought maybe it was something i ate but he does it at the bottle too. what is going on? we’ve never had any nursing probelms before. it is driving me (and him) crazy.

    #6910717

    nickykennedy
    Member

    Hi ladies, why is it advised that a 1 year old be fed whole milk? I am very concerned as my son just turned 1 on 3-10-11 and I am still breastfeeding. I have apart time job for 20 hours weekly which I express milk and send 8 ounces which he rarely drinks as the caregiver doesn’t warm it 1st. My son is allergic to milk, maybe dairy as he breaks out in hives when he has yogurt or milk and he also vomits. This is day 2 of trying him on soy in his cereal, I have not seen any allergic reaction, but I wonder about his nutrients in take. He is not a big eater, but he will take cream wheat or oatmeal. I just would like some discussion on the importance of whole milk if I am still breastfeeding.

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