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    So tonight I left the pump at home ladies! (I work nights) and I have decided my almost 7 month old will nurse in the morning and at night and if I’m not working maybe one time inbetween. I like to do it but I hate pumping. (I only ever got 3 oz at a time anyway) So, maybe she’ll be weened by 9 months….we’ll se how it goes 🙂

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    EllasMommy23
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    9yrslater- if your baby is only eating off of one side, i would probably pump off of that breast and ’empty’ it, and then pump a little off of the other side. this is the way that your baby will probably soon be eating, and it probably won’t lead to engorgement. but i would do it only once or twice a day. i’m not sure if this is helpful, but i hope it helps.

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    phatbaby57
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    expecting-like the other ladies said it gets better. I think it’s so overwhelming because everything is new and you know what i think it is the same even if you had a bottle to give your lo. my dh would take my lo in the beginning to let me get extra ‘rest’ and i would just lay there wanting to sleep but wanting to be with my baby too. so i would toss and turn for about 30 minutes and go join them more exhausted than ever. i t all gets better with time. if after 6 weeks you still have these feelings though it’s important to talk to your health care provider about it. it could be postpartum depression, but give it six weeks.

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    Angie
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    What if I pumped and stored, then fed him but still had 4oz left over. Can I refrigerate again or do I need to toss it?

    #6916250

    EllaG
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    Hi ladies, I’m nearly 6 weeks pp and my supply has dropped alot (I’ve been supplementing since birth but have not altered our routine). I used to feed 3-4 times a day and still manage to pump about 7 oz per day or 3 per pumping session.
    Now, I’m still feeding her 3-4 times a day, but only manage about 5 oz per day. Is it normal for the supply to drop like this?

    #6916506

    Luv2BaMama
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    @ charmara I pumped while my daughter was in the baby bjornâ€she felt close to me (skin to skin) and didn’t cry… but it helped that I have the extra large moo-makers and could just move them off to the side, but it may be a way to keep your baby soothed while getting the good BM. @lovingmommyof2(Marilyn) I didn’t get my first period until 10.5 months and that was only after I eliminated a pumping (so I had 2 6+ hr times where I didn’t pump/nurse). 9 months is about average for a woman to get it back since that is when kids start eating more solids and going longer between feedings, but be careful because you can get preg while nursing, athough rare. @ourbabyiscoming check your nipples and see if you can see any white dots that look like pimples. Every time I’ve had a clogged duct I find one of those zit looking things so I puncture it gently with a steril needle. It immediatally begins shooting out the milk and relieves the clog. Just have a bottle handy to catch the milk and be sure to massage the lump down and out. It should help empty out the backed up milk. @ Charmedâ€weaning…instead of completely cutting out a pumping at work, scale it back to 10 min for 5-7 days, then drop it to 5 min for another 5-7 days then you can cut it out completely. Do this with each session you’re trying to eliminate. Maybe you can get it just down to a 15 min pumping during your lunch break, then you are sure on the weekend you will be able to nurse during the day. I exclusivally pump and have started phasing out my @ work pumpings, but plan to keep my 4 am pump, my lunch time pump and my right before bed pump so she will at least get 1 bottle of BM per day for a while now that she is about to go on cows milk in another week.

    #6916762

    Mummy22
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    i got mine at 3months pp with my daughter and yeh it started slowly. probly it took 6 months or maybe even longer to be like a normal period, and even then, i only say normal because it hasn’t changed really since then ( up to my latest pregnancy). it never was again as painful or as heavy. well, actually, it was twice, and i had it investigated as it was so weird! turned out they were cysts on my ovaries and once they were gone? well, no more problems. don’t know if that helps at all

    #6917018

    JustTheBaker
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    I’m not sure, I actually got sick about a week ago , and we didn’t start having any problems until yesterday. But Braeden slept about 4 hours straight last night after his hours of constant feeding, and I woke up feeling quite full. But then he fell asleep again after only 4 minutes at the boob. So I pumped the boob he’d been on and only got 2 ounces. Seems like I should have got more, considering he was only on for 4 minutes… He never does eat for long though, usually 8-10 minutes, so maybe I’m over-reacting. Plus I still have the other boob full that he didn’t touch. We’ll see how it goes today… hoping for a better day!

    #6917274

    JustTheBaker
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    mom2dom, my son is 5.5 weeks old, and still pooping all day and night! I change more dirty diapers than wet ones… and I dread it in the night! I’ll change him before I feed him in the hopes that I can just put him down after he eats, nice and sleepy, but he usually poops again when he’s eating, and then it wakes him up when I change him, and I have to spend another half hour or longer trying to get him back to sleep!

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    deeyore486
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    Lawsons Mom, its probably because you are tired. I breastfed my first until he was 13mo while working full time. Would have gone longer, but he self weaned due to the fact that I was about 4mo pregnant. I am currently EBFing my 8mo old and working full time, so it is very possible. Don’t let the bad days get you down, you are a strong woman!

    #6917786

    horseygal
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    I bet your hormones are changing and the milk is just a little different. I don’t think it can spoil if its in the frig. Sadie is 12 months old, she was pretty good last night and this morning without any biting. She asks to nurse so it’s difficult to say no, especially since she has cut way back. Bri-does your little guy like cheese? That has a lot of fat and protein in it. Sadie isn’t a big eater either, but she’s already 26 pounds. Gotta love breastmilk!

    #6918042

    phatbaby57
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    Lawson-I’m blaming you for having one more website to read. I’m totally addicted to this Hobo Mama. Oh and my husband thanks you too!

    #6918298

    JustTheBaker
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    PGfirsttimer, my igloo is also in BC – Vancouver Island, and while it’s warmish today, it’s cloudy and gross out.

    #6918554

    EllasMommy23
    Member

    katoyakk- it sounds kind of like you have flat nipples. I did. Ask your OB at your next appointment. When baby is born the baby will pull the nipples out, so they can latch. It might be a little hard in the beginning (it was for me), but with the help of nipple shields, i was able to get it to work and she’s now 10 months old and we’re going strong.

    #6918810

    Bri
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    seuban0 – I think I’d talk to the ped too. At 4 months Chris was already sitting by himself. My boys are kinda advanced physically although Chris’ speech was a little behind his peers and he isn’t toilet trained yet. At 4 months he was still sleeping a lot but not 21hours worth. Probably closer to 17 or so. I can’t really remember. He would take three naps at daycare and sometimes a third at home. Then sleep 12hours at night.

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