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  • #6910815

    Heather0801
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    Allison, 3 oz per side isn’t bad at all! Your milk might be regulating rather than drying up… just a thought =)

    #6911071

    angelag3girls
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    mislissa- in my opinion you went too long without nursing or pumping. The best thing you can do is nurse nurse nurse or pump pump pump to bring your supply back up. If you have to supplement in between try nursing first and try nursing before LO gets too hungry. After trying to nurse pump. Also drink plenty of water to help bring your supply back up. You could also try some soaked oat meal. Soak the old fashion oat meal for 8-10 hrs then heat and eat. Use equal portions of oats to water.

    #6911327

    I posted this same post in my week (week 35) but forgot we had this forum as well for input. And seeing that no one has posted on the breast pump section in about 30 days, maybe you all can help. I have a breast pump question…any of you have good recommendations as to what type of breast pump to use? I read reviews and all but I like to hear from other moms as to what choice you’ve made. I’m not sure if I may go electric but I want to try and breast feed as much as I can and want to avoid engorgement as well. I suffered with my first child. I don’t want to repeat the mistake of not pumping on time and quick enough again. I have read it is quicker with electric ones. But need brand suggestions as well that will be worth the money. Thanks for the help! 🙂

    #6911583

    1Byfaith
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    kebler98-thanks for the response about what you would do different now. Every little bit of knowledge helps. The women on this site are great!!

    #6911839

    ozbaby
    Member

    I was drinking the nursing tea and it made a HUGE difference to my supply within 2-3 days. The maximum recommended dose on the box was 3 cups a day which i drank. It didnt taste that bad. Kind of like herbal tea. Also tastes better if you drink it HOT. I would recommend this to increase supply.

    I also thought it was pronounced ‘madella’.. I think the company have it wrong ! ha ha

    Emerson is 7.5 months and i plan to feed her till she is 12 months. I havent got my period at all yet and im hopnig it stays away until after i wean… I feel sorry for the mums that get it straight back.

    I started at the gym this week to lose this baby weight that didnt fall off on its own!!! I have gone 4 days this week and so far i havent noticed a drop in supply ot her not wanting to feed after i exercise. Has anyone had experience with exercising and bfeeding and any issues i should be careful off? Thanks

    #6912095

    deeyore486
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    Also for the fore/hind milk imbalance try block feeding. Use one breast for every feed for a three hour block, then switch. When doing this, if baby comes off the breast you are using, offer the same breast again rather than offer the other side. This ensures that baby is fully emptying the breast and helps to regulate your milk a bit. Had to do it with both my boys. I always end up with too much milk, so we have the imbalance issues AND we end up dealing with a forceful letdown, which can also cause major issues when nursing.

    #6912351

    18soon2Bmommy
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    kym- im on joviette and i also feel i have gained a bit of weight since going on the pill but i dont own a scale so i cant verify my suspissions

    #6912607

    anniemarie
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    gotcha! thanks for sharing. i was so confused cuz i hate pumping but when he was first born and not eating as much it was so easy to pump all this extra and use it later…now i’m so paranoid about him having enough that i’d go crazy if i didn’t have it, lol! i nurse only when i’m home with him now and he only gets expressed bottles a few times a day/week depending on my work schedule. that’s very admirable that you both chose to donate your milk, sounds like there are many of those in need of it!

    #6912863

    KEBLER98
    Member

    So the malted milk, I just get the malt powder that you put in a malt?? How many glasses a day??

    #6913119

    ozbaby
    Member

    courtenay: I take Domperidone too. I take 2 tabs 3 times a day and every time i have tried to cut back i lose my supply. BUT everyone is different and you may not need as many tabs to maintain your supply. Drop one tablet at one time of the day and wait a few days and see if your supply dips a little. If it does go back to it. If it doesnt dip then drop a 2nd tablet and wait a few days. You will know what you need to take as your supply will dip when you get too low. I am unable to lose any tabs unfortunately but if it works then i dont worry.

    #6913375

    Jamiee
    Member

    catherine – your milk doesnt come in until after the baby is born so all that you would express if anything would be colostrum. I have never heard of pumping before birth so I dont think there is any point to it. When your milk does come in you will have plenty of it until your supply regulates to baby’s need so then would be the time to do it.

    #6913631

    anniemarie
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    the wierd thing about him not taking a bottle anymore is that he used to take one all the time. i’d nurse whenever i was with him and he’d get a bottle at daycare or if i was away from him. now he will only take it if he’s super hungry. it really doesn’t bother me cuz i’m not away from him that much and he’s on solids so it’s not like he’s starving himself. we’ve tried the sippy cup too but i guess that didn’t go over all that well either. i don’t mind that he only likes to nurse, i love it, and i hate pumping. i only do it if i’m away from him and want to keep the routine for my supply. so far i’ve only been away from him for a night but i know we’re planning a trip for this summer where we’ll be gone the entire weekend and i’m a little worried about his eating then.

    #6913887

    KEBLER98
    Member

    anniemarie- RJ is 10 months and is only 18#’s 4.8 oz. (At his 6 month check up he was 17#’s and in 4 months he only gained 1# 4.8 oz) My peditrician wasn’t worried about his weight as she knew he is breastfed. RJ eats solids. He has gotten a lot better about chewing in the last few weeks so he is eating more and more of what we are having for dinner and less and less baby food. He can eat a stage 3 jar of food plus a single serve apple sauce cup and still have room for our food all after a good nursing. My doctor said he might be one of the lucky ones who has a high metabolism. He is also at the high end of the chart for height. Awhile back there was a conversation about bf babies are usually leaner and my peditrician agreed. RJ has hit all his mildstones on time or before. (He started toddling Memorial Day and actually started walking across the room yesterday YEAH! watch out world here he comes and help mommy and daddy get there running legs LOL!) As long as your baby is growing and learning and seems happy after eating you should be good. Remember you are his mommy and you know him best! Heck my neice is almost 3 and is the same size as her 1 yr old sister and she is doing great too.. Hope this kinda helps

    #6914143

    Bri
    Member

    lilymae – My son slept through from birth to 3months. Then he stopped all of a sudden. He didn’t sleep through until he was several months past a year. Some babies just don’t. I know when I wake in the morning I’m thirsty and always have a glass of water by the bed. I wake, have a drink and go back to sleep. I think my son was the same way. The 5am feeding was the last to go. Even now, first thing in the morning he comes straight to my bed and wants to nurse.

    #6914399

    GladeK
    Member

    I love how ‘they’ say not to nurse your baby to sleep…ha!

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