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    ash: it leaves your milk at the same rate it leaves your blood. if you’re feeling a little tipsy yet, dont breastfeed. but if you are fine and sober, you can. im sure you wont be drinknig all night, so in the morning, you should be able to breastfeed, unless you were so wasted, you’re still drunk in the morning! lol

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    mandamay
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    felicia-lundstrom I stopped bf almost a month ago, and had painful lumps in my breasts after about a week. It was blocked milk ducts. You can try massaging towards the nipple to unblock them in the shower (will usually cause you to express a bit a milk which is fine – relieves the pressure a bit) or with some massage oil or vegetable oil. I always found that the best way for me to unblock the ducts was to get baby to suck while you massage. This is a bit tricky because you don’t want to encourage your milk supply back, but putting the baby on the boob for a half feed or less once every couple of days to release the pressure or to unclog those ducts might help. I did it just once and found that it helped and after another day or two the lumps disappeared. Be aware though that blocked milk ducts can lead to mastitis, so keep an eye on yourself and if you start to have flu type symptoms or a temperature etc, you need to get to the doctor straight away. I had blocked ducts for almost a week and was fine, but it pays to keep an eye out to keep yourself healthy and happy. Good luck with the weening. And I hope this helps. 🙂

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    jenica
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    prncsnatasha – I started pumping at 5 weeks to increase my milk supply. Unfortunately, my little guy refuses the bottle. I wish I had started feeding him breastmilk from a bottle earlier. As long as your milk has come in, I would think you could start any time. I pump right after a feeding and usually only get 1-2 ounces (it adds up quickly) but that way I dont worry about pumping milk that he might be hungry for, if that makes sense 🙂 Or so that by the next feeding, Ive already made some more milk.

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    MellieBellie
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    that sounds like good advice to me. how often are you nursing? make sure you’re eating enough (i think you need about 500 extra calories) and getting plenty of water so you’re producing enough milk. is there somewhere you can go to have her weighed to tell how much she’s getting from you? there’s a special scale where you can weigh them before and after a feeding to tell how many oz they are getting per feed.

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    ash070658
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    plz dont judge just help thanks:
    so i went out for the first time in over a yr last night, had bout 10shots it is almost 6pm here do u think im good to feed again? i feel fine? an i pumped an dumped twice today

    #6915140

    brieblue
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    That video was really funny! Thanks for sharing.

    #6915396

    hotmama
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    Tunny904
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    alugo: it’s a phase, my LO does it from time to time…have you tried wearing a chunky necklace that he can pull on to keep him occupied?

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    Thanks for the suggestions ladies! I have been sitting her up more when she nurses ans she’s done better that way. I actually tried both pumping before and removing her latch yesterday, but the girl gets really mad when she doesn’t eat when she wants to and she doesn’t give me much warning! And Dr says it’s ‘normal and not to worry’ – classic lol! She’s gaining well and he said most babies with reflux aren’t getting enough so he’s not concerned yet. He said if it keeps up or gets worse in the next few weeks then we’ll look more into it.

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    kinta
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    Hi ladies, I am currently 15 weeks pregnant with my second child and I am really keen to breastfeed for as long as possible as I only lasted 4 months with my daughter (mainly pumping). My daughter will be 16 months when this baby is born so Im wondering what you do to entertain your little one while you are breastfeeding. And also what things you found helpful while you were breastfeeding (pillows, chairs that are good, nursing blankets) I know it might sound silly, but I just really felt like I knew nothing when I had my daughter and thats why I gave up so easily, but I want to have as much support/information as possible so I can be prepared this time round 🙂

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    sagex2
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    been having a pain in left breast up near the top right under nipple. It comes and goes. it does not hurt when nursing. what could it be. clogged duct?

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    ninismama
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    Oh Bri, thank you so much! I have been so emotional. Trying to figure out what is going on why do I feel this way?? I’m sure this has something to do with it too. Oh how I appreciate your comment. Thank you!

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    hah, it worked…though, I didn’t realize it was such a large photo. Anyway, that is Alyssa at 5 months 1 week 🙂

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    Rickey – The same thing happened to me after my first. I hadn’t nursed her in about a year too and noticed the same thing, but it was only when I was in the shower. Probably the steam. Anywho, I never leaked enough to bother with it. After the shower it would pretty much stop. And it only happened every once in a while. But I did ask my doctor and he thought it was strange too. lol He said it could be hormonal, but not to worry about it. As long as it doesn’t bother you and isn’t a lot then I wouldn’t be concerned. 🙂

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    dominique23
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    charmara – I was told the decongestant medicines are ok if your baby is over 6 weeks, and they also said that there is a chance that the decongestants can cause your milk supply to go down. Best thing is just saline…and steam! and if you have a vicks humid fer that always helps me.

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