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  • #6912297

    MGmommy
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    My baby is 6 months now and thanks to breastfeeding I have not had a period yet! Yippee!!! It seems as though 9 months is common to get your first pp period while bfing – is that when your babies started eating more solid food? As for the weight, maybe I shouldn’t comment? I am a size smaller now than I was before I got pregnant – I am back to my pre-marriage weight! lol

    #6912553

    KEBLER98
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    bj4- thanks. Have anyone tried them and fenugreek. Which worked better?? I am taking the fenugreek again to see if that helps. (lo is 7 months and it is like trying to bleed a turnip for me to get one ounce each side.) I want him to be getting more breast milk over formula while at day care but right now it is the opposite as I can only give my aunt 7 ounces and I work a 10 hour shift so that is covering about one bottle.

    #6912809

    motherofone
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    I had some vodka (the first time I’ve had any type of drink like that in over a yr) on Friday and I got a breastpump today. I was wondering how long does vodka stay in your system? Should I pump and dump…if so how many oz should I pump then dump?? Brody hasnt breastfed in a good month or so…that’s why I thought it would be okay to drink some vodka. I’ve tried breastfeeding him (BEFORE I HAD VODKA) but he turns away and cries….why I dont know. I hope its not my milk that he doesnt like because I dont want to give him forumal anymore. Recently they’ve been finding too much crazy sh*t in baby forumla so I dont trust it. Now theyre saying there ROCKET FUEL in baby formula but its not alot so its safe in moderation! Wish me luck I pray he drinks my milk!!! Please reply to my question on my page!

    Thanks!! 🙂

    #6913065

    marie83
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    My son is now 6 month and has started eating fruit and veggies. I have cut back on the breastfeeding. I am wondering how long did it take for your period to return once you cut back on breastfeeding? I believe I should be starting to get back to normal.

    #6913321

    Kym22
    Member

    i swear by this new medela pump in style. i got a total of 18.5 oz today!

    #6913577

    T3POandR2D2
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    Ash – I got mine at the grocery store. I used the 610mg tablets 3 – 3x a day.

    #6913833

    Kym22
    Member

    Good morning everyone. I think I have found peace with partial breastfeeding. It will take a lot of stress off me and wondering if baby is getting enough. I have not pumped at all today. Fed lo at 6: 30 and will pump around 11 & 3 and see what I get. I left two breastmilk bottles with grandmother & she will feed Tryn 1 formula bottle. I will feed her 1 formula bottle in the evening and then nurse her to sleep. I had a sample of the similac advance with iron and she took it fine last night. I have about two weeks of frozen so at least she will get breast milk until she is 7 months. Maybe my supply will coome back and if it does I will continue to full time nusre but until then, i will supplement and feel ok with it. Tryn does not take many solids. She is very picky but maybe she will start. Thanks for all your advice and support. You guys are the best!

    #6914089

    campimama
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    Thanks for the plug juno =) Last one- I know that you can take alfalfa supplements to help increase your fat content in your milk. You should be able to find it at any health food store. Also, I know you weren’t wanting to take anything right now to boost supply, but you might consider eating fermented oats at breakfast (equal amts of old fashioned oatmeal/ water, soaked overnight) so you aren’t having to sup with formula…just a thought =) Good luck!

    #6914345

    DonyaK
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    lmt – a nurse in the hospital told me to use olive oil

    #6914601

    1Byfaith
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    megang22-Most moms who are nursing full-time are able to pump around 1/2 to 2 ounces total (for both breasts) per pumping session. Moms who pump more milk per session may have an oversupply of milk, or may respond better than average to the pump, or may have been able to increase pump output with practice. Many moms think that they should be able to pump 4-8 ounces per pumping session, but even 4 ounces is an unusually large pumping output.

    It is quite normal to need to pump 2-3 times to get enough milk for one feeding for baby (remember that the pump cannot get as much milk as a baby who nurses effectively).

    Many moms are able to pump more milk per session when they are separated from baby. Milk pumped when you are nursing full-time is ‘extra’ milk — over and beyond what baby needs. Don’t get discouraged if you are trying to build up a freezer stash when nursing full time and don’t get much milk per pumping session — this is perfectly normal and expected.

    It is very common to have more milk than baby needs in the early weeks, which regulates down to baby’s needs over the first few weeks or months. When your milk supply regulates (this change may occur either gradually or rather suddenly), it is normal for pumping output to decrease. For moms who have oversupply, this change often occurs later (6-9+ months postpartum rather than 6-12 weeks).

    It is normal for pumping output to vary from session to session and day to day. Having an occasional low volume day is not unusual.

    #6914857

    ErinB
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    My milk recipient came over last night for the first time. Her daughter was born 13 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 5 ounces. She is now 7 months old and just the most precious little girl! She was buying milk from a milk bank in California until she discovered the local milk share. I will definately be pumping more now to build up a supply for her! This little girl has had nothing but breastmilk-including the time she spent in the hospital (13 weeks). It feels amazing to be able to help her have a better chance to grow big and healthy!!!

    #6915113

    anniemarie
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    my son is getting really good at using a sippy cup, he just turned 10 months old, and it seems like he’s getting ready to drop his day time nursing sessions. how do i know if i should ween them out or just keep them. i’m guessing my supply will adjust for morning and bedtime nursing sessions but then i get nervous about the suppy issue too. anyone who’s weened can you just give me a few suggestions?

    #6915369

    angelag3girls
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    Shez05- is there a reason you don’t pump at work? Your supply could be decreasing because your breasts don’t think the supply and demand is that high. A period can cause a decrease but usually resumes after a few days your cycle is over. You could try a few things to up your supply. They work for some and not for others. Soaked oats is a good one and that is soaking one cup old fashion oats to one cup water over night and then heat and sweeten to your liking. Brewers yeast has also helped people and is pretty cheap at walmart. There are a ton of others if you are interested. As far as just stopping all together I would say some breast milk is always better then none. If you choose to go ahead and quit just make sure you are ok with it. I know too many women that have stopped and regretted it and it is really hard to get the milk back. I hope this helps.

    #6915625

    Anyone else have trouble getting baby to latch onto their dominant side? We have no trouble at all with the left BB, but the right one is a chore. Any suggestions on how to make it easier?

    #6915881

    horseygal
    Member

    We are still exclusively nursing and I got my period back at 9.5 months. It was totally normal. She goes to daycare full time and gets 10 ounces of milk during the day, and 5 ounces of juice, plus lunch and snacks. She nurses a lot at night still.

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