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    rubes
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    My milk feels ‘different’. It feels as though I’ve suddenly stopped producing enough. It feels like the baby just isn’t getting enough anymore. Does anyone know of ways to increase my milk supply?? Thanks, ladies. x

    #6916707

    mrsmom
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    I am doing the same as Bri–breast to sippy

    #6916963

    HannahKay
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    is it normal for my nipples to be white sometimes?

    #6917219

    EllasMommy23
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    I use the Medela Harmony manual pump. I use it every day, just to build my freezer supply for when i’m working. And I like it a lot. I got it for free from my hospital, so that’s why I use it!

    #6917475

    EllasMommy23
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    wyatt’smommy- i would do it! i wanted to do that when Ella was born because i had so much extra, too, but there’s nowhere around me. I think it is awesome. I dunno. If the babies can’t get it from their moms, why not get the breastmilk from somewhere else. It is a litle weird to think about, but it’s the best food for them, so i think it would be a great idea.

    #6917731

    babyblue1
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    I used a nipple sheild on day 3 because a nurse at the hospital said it might decrease pain if my nipples were bruised (which they were)… I found it made no difference to the amount of pain i was experiencing and it didn’t make latching easier so i tossed it. I think they’re really only helpful for people who have a really fast letdown (apparently it’s supposed to make it slower) or really flat nipples…but otherwise i think there not really of much use and bare breast is best for learning in early days.

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    Bri
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    affrikka – Formula is not the best BUT it is the best alternative. We’d all agree that formula is better then pure cow’s milk which was the alternative way back when

    #6918243

    HannahKay
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    i was scared about dad rolling over on dd at first but then the weirdest things would happen….my dh would be fixing to roll over on her and id stick my arm out and stop him (id b asleep). or his elbow going straight for her head and my hand would go in between them. maternal instincts and protectiveness doesnt go away while sleepin i guess lol. but dad is a great cosleeper now, just took him a cpl days to get used to her n bed. oh and i cant remember who gave me the advice about dh siding w/ others and tellin him if he likes the way they do it better than me he can stay w/ them (condensed) but, thank you!!! thats exactly what im gunna tell him nxt time!!!

    #6918499

    styx
    Member

    Bri-I love the quote amazingly true 🙂 I was reading the 0 month page and had to share this lady said she is pumping and her son is taking 4 oz of bm every 2 hours. I am shocked…should I say something and risk the cattyness or just let it go….

    #6918755

    Bri
    Member

    military~mommy – Congrats on your new little one. Yes, I remember you! That’s awesome. We weren’t told at the hospital so you got a leg up on me. I went to my post appointment with the nurse/LC and told her something was wrong. I know what I’m doing and he keeps slipping off. Well he was truly tied. The skin went to the tip of his tongue. He still has a small scar under his tongue but at least he can move it now! Anyways, the nurse couldn’t do it but recommended another doctor in Seattle. This doctor specializes in breastfeeding and nature mothering. We didn’t get in until day 6! I was determined to feed without bottles so I clenched my teeth and went through it. The doctor gave me an ointment for my nipples cause by 6 days I was well and truly ruined. It tooks several weeks for it to completely heal. His latch was perfect right after he was clipped. It was weird. We didn’t use any form of numbing agent. It was like clipping a hang nail. Then the doctor/LC had him latch right on and he was fine from then on. It’ll take time for you to heal but since you caught it so early it shouldn’t be as long as mine. Did they give you anything to avoid infection and such?

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    laislabonita i’m having same issues. Oliver has drank the 5 oz now is attached to me feeding all in 2 hrs. He is only 10 days old. I have a 19 month also bundle of energy.

    #6919267

    Maddux
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    Hello again! Everyone on here was so nice and helpful yesterday so I’m coming again with another question…I’m noticing my little guy is ‘clicking’ while nursing and his cheeks are drawing in when he eats on one side. I’m also starting to get sore on that breast. What do you think the problem may be? What can I do to help it? Thank you!

    #6919523

    Bri
    Member

    socal momma – My first self weaned at 22months. At 19months I thought I would have been tandem feeding. He was very attached to the breast. I kind of wanted him to self wean before his brother got here but didn’t want to push it. Same as what you are feeling. What I did was just not offer it. If he wanted it he would ask for it. He would want to nurse before nap and bed and sometimes during the day. Then one day he just wanted to cuddle before nap. And a few months later he just wanted to cuddle before bed. It was really easy. I wish he would have waited 2 more months so he’d be over 2 years but I’m fine with how it happened. It was much easier on him and only a little sad on my part.

    #6919779

    JustTheBaker
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    number2luv, my left boob is way bigger than my right. It always has been, even before I was breastfeeding. It used to big one cup size difference, now it’s more. I know I produce more milk on the left too, every time I feed on the right I leak like a water fall on the left, but when I feed on the left, my right barely leaks at all. I don’t know how much the difference is though, because I don’t pump very often, and if I do, it’s after feeding.

    #6920035

    phatbaby57
    Member

    em2-i would also recommend going to a breastfeeding class if there is one available in your area. like birthing class gets you ready to give birth, a bfing class gets you ready to feed. an added bonus is that typically the class is ran by a lactation consultant so it gives you a chance to meet a professional and ask questions and start to build a trusting relationship with someone in case you hit a bump in the road. the class i took was great and the lc has helped me over the phone more than once…no charge.

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