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    noah colts mom- It’s normal.. don’t watch the clock….if baby is gaining fine and has plenty of diapers he is doing just fine. As for supply it’s supply and demand so you will produce enough for the baby to eat. Clementine is a snacker as well she eats sometime only 2 or 3 minutes on one side in a 3 hour period. I did notice that the only time she has a big feed is in the morning and thats only about 15 minutes on one side. She’s 16 weeks and 13 pounds so she is on the petite side but by no means small. I just block feed as much as possible to insure she’s getting a lot of hind milk. Hope this helps! Don’t be surprised when he nurses all day one day he will just be increasing your supply.

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    Ollie seems to really struggle with my let down sometimes he starts to choke and squirm about.

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    Bri
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    I like Backyardigans a lot. I think it’s too cute! Chris as just decided that Blue’s Clues is his ‘favorite’ show. He told me the other day that it was. He’s only seen a handful of it but whatever. it’s better then Dora. He likes that one too. It’s cute cause he will talk to the tv now. Before age 2 we don’t let them watch tv because their eyes are still developing and it’s not good for them. So, Alex is usually facing away from the tv. But, I’m a little more relaxed about it with him. Second child thing I guess. HAHA!

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    deeyore486
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    inlove530, sounds perfectly normal! My first did just the streaks like you are describing, and the color/consistency of the poos is right on. For the red bottom, we swear by vaseline or crisco. After working in childcare for years with the LO still in diapers, I have always seen the best results with either of those two products.

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    luvbeingamom
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    jepica19 – Bri asked me to to come and offer some encouragement and my story for you. She said you were heading back to work and have trouble pumping. I guess the best words would just be what i did and went through. I always had a ton of issues with pumping. I could breastfeed without a lot of issues but no matter the amount of milk i had, i could never seem to pump more than an ounce or two. Usually only the one. So when i went back to work full time and my son went to daycare i had to figure out a way to get enough for his bottles (at the time he took 2 – 6oz bottles). Well i started a few weeks before going back to work to start pumping (knowing my difficulties from my first son, though with him i didn’t end up bf him once he went to daycare, he and i had a lot more issues than pumping). I started pumping about 1/2 to 1 oz in the AM about 30 minutes BEFORE my son ate (usually set an alarm). Then i would feed my son, then i would pump again as soon as he was full to increase my supply, even though that pump i would generally get NOTHING from it. I would then for the rest of the day i would pump after my son’s feeding for about 10 minutes (i had a medela electric double breast pump). I generally didn’t get much from this but by the time i started back at work i had already increased my supply. When i finally did start back to work my pumping/bf schedule was as follows. 6:00am pumping for about 15 – 20 minutes, 7am bf until he was done, 9am (at work now), 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm pumping, i would pump for about 15 to 20 minutes at a time if anything was coming out or not. I would then pick up my son and feed him at 4:15pm, feed him again a snack at 6pm and then a long night time feed at 7:30. I would then pump again before i went to bed around 11pm. On the weekends i would feed my son on demand and make sure that if he didn’t want to eat when i would usually pump, i would pump then. I made sure i kept my schedule the best i could to keep the supply i was working so hard for. In addition to all of this i ate soaked oats 2 times a day, once for breakfast and once again for afternoon snack. Bri told me about it so i am sure she has mentioned it to you already. It is odd, but works! The first couple weeks i was prob only pumping 10 oz or so with that schedule but after the oats kicked in and my supply increased i was able to increase his bottles and my supply to actually avg about 18 oz a day and by the time i finished bf/pumping at almost 16 months i had such a frozen supply that i was able to donate it! I had about 40 bags of 5 oz each to donate! it was crazy! I don’t think i could have done that without the support of this site though! It is a hard battle but well worth it. I feel that i am closer to my son and that i was able to do so much for him by doing this. Plus i felt so determained after not being able to bf my first son. Just so you know that quick history, he was allergic to dairy, we couldn’t figure it out and he would vomit after bf every time. He was so allergic though he couldn’t bf after i ate anything with whey in it. he finally grew out of that at 2 and half years old. good luck and let me know if there is anything i can do, even just offer moral support!

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    illy2
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    Marli ~ I thought I had it tough with 2 little ones under 3 but I guess you win! How old is Quinn?

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    MamaRancourt
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    LOL, God-iva!!

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    MamaRancourt
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    ELLAS- I think that is AWESOME! I would have totally used it! DJ took his first trip to the fair with us today… in the evening. So it was a tough time. He’s on a very good schedule at home. I knew he’d be going to bed an hour later and could have used a ‘nurse’ I know I would have taken advantage of that tent if I knew they had it! It’s great to see things like that, you know like, ‘let’s make an area for nursing Mom’s’ how sweet! I’d write a letter, lol!! I too am one to avoid nursing in front of people, if possible!

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    Ready4No2
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    We have a great mirror that sits on the headrest of Katie’s seat, so we can make eye contact or see what she’s doing at any time. I highly recommend a good one.

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    Sometimes James is Jamesy Bear and Ollie is sometimes Ollie Bollie!

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    babybellybliss
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    marli- i have a medela mini electric, i have only used it a handful of time, but it works great, it was like $120.00. i also rented a hospital grade pump in the beginning to help build supply, and there was no difference in the amount of time it took to pump the same amount of milk.

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    deeyore486
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    scarlet, to say I over produce in the beginning is an understatement! I get six weeks of maternity leave and in that time I can put enough milk away to not have to worry about it. The first couple of weeks, I nurse full time, but have to pump at least four times throughout the day. I would be so painfully engourged that I would take ten ounces off and call it quits. 10oz would be enough to take the tears away, but I would still be in pain! I work myself down from 40oz a day down to 30 and then 20 and finally 10 a day, but because I am home I can freeze all of that. Then I can usually get 20oz at work in the beginning and I put all of that away. I was supposed to donate it all, but could never get in contact with the right people. Ended up giving some to my friend instead. I start pumping less and less as the year goes on, so I was actually only pumping 4oz in the time I was pumping 20 when I stopped pumping. Having the HUGE back-up supply helps keep me sane when I start to see my pumping output dip. I just wish I lived closer to many of you girls that need the extra! I wonder how much it would be, and what would be involved in getting is shipped cross-country…

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    CheleO
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    I have a question. I’ve been almost ebf my son for the last 15 weeks. He had a few bottles of formula in the beginning because my milk was slow to come in and has been bottle fed breast milk because of developing thrush and because I went back to work when he was 7 weeks old. My problem is that I am BARELY able to pump enough milk for the next day and since getting my period for the first time this week, have produced even less milk. Is this normal? With my first I only bf for five weeks but I swear I had enough milk for three babies. This time I have never leaked, I never feel let down and I can’t seem to be able to keep up no matter what I try. Any suggestions?

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    Ugh got the appointment through for Ollie’s next injections for next week. Comes around so quickly.

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    Bri
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    sweettimes80 – That’s sweet….she’s learning to share! Ok, maybe not appropriate to share boobie but she’s sharing. Gotta give her that! HAHA! I know it can go both ways but that’s the point. Just because one child or a hundred children turn out fine there is still a link and why risk it. Millions of babies are fine on the ‘f’ word but it’s not good enough for my children. It’s not worth the risk. Being a child that was spanked, it’s not worth the risk that my children would feel the same way as I did and still do about it.

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