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    suzmBLUE
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    Hi ladies — I have no idea why I haven’t visited here before. I think early on when I was having problems there wasn’t a lot of activity… but anyway….. is anyone pumping and working full-time? My LO is 5 months old and has been exclusively b/f – I pump at work for her, and she eats about 17 oz while I am away – although at the most I pump 14 oz a day, but usually 12. I b/f her once in the morning, and 3 times in the evening. I am through my stash and faced facts that I would need to start supplementing 3 or 4 oz of formula a day, and 2 nights this week for one of the feedings I gave her 4 oz bottle of formula to get used to it, and also to be sure she wouldn’t have any problems with it – now, the past 2 days I have only been able to pump about 9 or 10 oz!! I am so upset. Do you think I could have this drop from just dropping that one feeding with her the past 2 days? The other possiblity is that I have ulcerative colitis, and I have been having a flare up, and I guess I could be more dehydrated, but I have been making it a point to drink a lot…. ) :

    #6914640

    Jamiee
    Member

    littlerain – I returned to work at 3 months and had no problems. The only thing you can do is pump as often as your baby feeds. I visited my son at daycare on my lunch hour in the beginning to feed him so that helped too. Oh and this part really sucks but even when the baby is sleeping through the night, it helps to get up once to pump so you are not doing that incredibly long stretch at night. Plus it gives you an extra bottle which always helps. Good luck! My son is 11 months now and we are in the home stretch. It was a LOT of pumping!!

    #6914896

    suzmBLUE
    Member

    Hi — Does anyone use the Medela pump in style? I have been feeling like my supply is low, but after doing all of the tea/oats/ovaltine the past week, and feeding the baby all weekend, and extra pumping, I feel like my pump may not be sucking as good as it used to. My LO is 6 months old, and I have been pumping 4-6 times a day the whole time. I am going to try to replace the little white flaps, although they seem to look okay. I just pumped and barely got an oz from both sides total, and am so frustrated. My breasts still feel full though.

    #6915152

    T3POandR2D2
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    mommynwifey5 – Very normal. I got mine back when my son was only 4.5 months 🙁 But, a lot of women don’t get their period back until after the stop nursing.

    #6915408

    EmmaLouLiz
    Member

    I totally agree and I hope I don’t have any nosey people bugging me about my choices but even already my sister if asking me why I won’t be giving baby any formula. I believe its only because she hasn’t had kids yet. I love being able to nurse at any time without having to deal with formulas or even breastmilk in bottles. Kiley is almost 7 weeks old and has never had a bottle of any kind. One question though for the more experience moms—what would you consider an inappropriate place to nurse? I use a cover when in public but am still hazy on where I should use more discretion. For example I was at the state fair and we were watching a stunt dog show and there were kids all over the place so i walked a short distance and had to sit on the ground by a tree to feed her. Or I was in a restaurant but felt like I had to wait until we left. What you ladies do?

    #6915664

    hchina
    Member

    phatbaby57- ha ha yeah he seems a bit of a drama boy:)….maybe you can try replacing ur boobs with sthing else, like a blanket or other soothing tool., esp if ur boobs are sore again that can be no fun.

    #6915920

    MamaRancourt
    Member

    Could anyone tell me the difference between a callus on your nipple and a clogged duct?? I have a large ‘bump’ on my nipple. It’s kinda sore, but doesn’t effect me feeding. It’s been there for about 2wks now, and I don’t know…

    #6916176

    Jamiee
    Member

    expecting – We kept my son in the cradle next to our bed while he was waking up real often. When he started doing a long stretch we transitioned him to his room (around 8 weeks). He only woke up once a night at that point. By 10 weeks he was sleeping through. If you co-sleep maybe the first step would be using a pack and play or something next to your bed so you dont do such a drastic change all at once.

    #6916432

    phatbaby57
    Member

    Not stupid. You’re being a mother. All of us have our own set of fears and insecurities. Just trust your instincts. If babe is gaining weight, wetting diapers, and apearring happy and satified you’re fine.

    #6916688

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    deleted- breastfeeding is supply and demand, so because you didn’t nurse, your body didn’t produce any milk. i would try to nurse your baby as much as you can to bring your supply back. every time your baby opens his/her mouth pretty much! or pump if your baby is getting frustrated. but all day long!! your body has to be told that it needs to be making milk.

    #6916944

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    Sorry to those ladies with the unsupportive families! At least you know that you have a support team here, if nowhere else. Good luck with them, though. I know it can be hard.

    #6917200

    cosmomomma…my little guy is the exact same way…when he wakes me up i just nurse off the full side, it took about a week but my breast have regulated themselves so it isn’t painful anymore

    #6917456

    phatbaby57
    Member

    yep ds likes to make sure both boobs are in check when he is nursing. he has started putting his hand down dh shirt too. so funny.

    #6917712

    Wyattsmommy
    Member

    well i guess i should eat that oatmeal with caution haha! after a day of eatting my supply went up like crazy i didnt relize it till i was at victoria secret looking for a new bra and i took my nursing bra off and went to put my pads in the bra i was going to try on well as soon as i stood up the mirror got soaked the carpet soak everything was just drenched in milk it was so embarressing i had to take a receving blanket and wait till i stopped spraying everywhere. good thing the woman who was working the dressing rooms was about 14 weeks pregnant with her 3rd child and understood haha so needless to say i did not get anything so i guess getting comfortable with this postpardum bod is just gonna have to wait till i know that wont happen again …….. this is the second time that something like this has happened hahaha

    #6917968

    Bri
    Member

    2ndtimemommmy – That’s awful. My thoughts is if she had a problem with it she could leave. It was your house anyways! As for the spotting, it’s probably just old blood that is working itself out.

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