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  • #6910958

    blackpearl
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    bigmuma – i really think that it is different for everyone. My husband is also a ‘boob man’ and (TMI) he actually is turned on by the milk. lol I really don’t know why but it doesnt bother me. We havent been able to have sex yet because I’m not fully recovered, but I think it is a psychological thing. When I’m breastfeeding my boobs are for my baby and when I’m with my husband they are for him lol. I think if you tell yourself that it may help. It’s atleast worth a try.

    #6911214

    jrgreen
    Member

    Zoeluv – I just visited your website. Looks great. I love that you sell Bravado nursing bras. They are the best. Very comfortable and supportive and you can snap and unsnap with one hand…any new moms looking for a great nursing bra…this is the one. I suggest to add to your accessories (if possible) the ‘hooter hider’ or ‘the bebe au lait’ ? I have two of these covers for nursing, and I don’t know how a mom does it without them. The accessory is this cloth with a strap and buckle with light cloth covered wire at top so you can see baby eating but no one else can. The baby can’t pull it off (due to strap) and it is light weight (great for hot days). And the ones I have seen are super cute. Any how, good luck with your online store.

    #6911470

    KEBLER98
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    Hello all. I know that every woman is different but I was wondering about how many ounces anyone pumps while at work. My son is 5 months and I only get 1 1/2 – 2 ounces out of one breast and 1 – 1 1/2 out of the other. Shouldn’t I be pumping more?? I almost lost my supply about 3 1/2 months ago and I worked like crazy to get it back, but now I just don’t think that I am getting enough. A freind of mine just had a baby and she can pump 3 ounces from each side from the start. (the only time I could ever do that was if I missed a feeding.) I ask the baby sitter to only give him about 3 – 31/2 ounces a feeding because that is what I pump, but she says that isn’t filling him up and she has to give him more. I got a medela pump in style and it has been a great investment and I would suggest this pump to any mother going back to work needing to pump as it is worth the money and is one of the things that has really helped me get what little milk I have now back. I have tried fenugreek and more milk plus and I drink water like it is going out of style.

    #6911726

    Bri
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    kla2200 – Oh honey I’m sorry! My dad had shingles last summer and the doctor said to stay completely away from all children. My aunt had it several years ago and still has problems with her neck. The shingles got into her joints and now she needs pain meds. My dad’s ok now though. No problems, thank God! But it’s not fun at all. Would you be able to pump and bottle/sippy cup feed until you are better?

    #6911982

    Bri
    Member

    I’m sorry you are having troubles Kebler. Reglan is a prescription drug available in the US. I don’t know what the compounds are but it can increase supply or help jump start it. If you have a history of depression or anxiety then taking it can be dangerous. Ask your doctor about it.

    #6912238

    anniemarie
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    i too love the pump-n-style! i was lucky enough to get one that my friend had so all i needed to purchase was the replacement parts. i’ve been pumping since my son was 2 weeks and have about 80 bags in the freezer. i’m still able to pump enough for the next day however i am no longer able to store anything b/c whatever’s left goes towards the next day. i went back to work and have been pumping to give expressed milk since my son was about 2.5 months old. he usually only nurses off me 1-2 times a day. it works for us. i was having issues with nipple soreness and someone suggested i put some breastmilk on my nipples before pumping and it has been a Godsend! now i have no issues with pain!

    #6912494

    lovely216
    Member

    i was only pumpming two times a day and in between here and there i nurse since my son is getting older and eating more i am starting to pump more cause he is eating like 3 to 4 oz bottles now and he is one month so i should pump like 8 to 10 times a day? thanks ladys for the help.

    #6912750

    Bri
    Member

    tiffsept15 – I haven’t read your past posts but have you tried limiting your food intake. Dairy can be the culprit to a lot of problems. I had to go dairy free for about 9months before he was fine with it. No cheese, ice cream, milk, nothing dairy related. It worked for me. If might help? That is if you haven’t tried it yet.

    #6913006

    angelag3girls
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    kebler98- Jakub is 7 months old and sometimes I am lucky to get him to nurse 2-3 min a side too. If I have to go somewhere I try to find a quiet place in hopes he will take the time to fill up so I don’t have to stop my shopping 10 times just to nurse. But he has done it all day before and kept up with his wet diapers so I assumed it was normal. He also tried sitting up sometimes to nurse too I think its funny.

    #6913262

    NatesMomma
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    i cant wait to go get it! How old is your baby? mine is 2 1/2 weeks i usually only get 3 oz each time i pump (I cannot get him to latch, so I pump and feed) I know you dont empty as well with a pump but I figure i will try and get as much as i can for him but i still have to supplement.

    #6913518

    Bri.. I know some people eventually don’t have to wear pads while nursing, but don’t get your hopes up. With my son I had to wear pads the whole 10 mos. and the way I leak this time around I’m sure I’ll be wearing them till she weans. I agree though, those few minutes bra-less sure are nice!

    #6913774

    Kym22
    Member

    I called my doc and the nurse said I can quit the Reglan cold turkey. I did take one this morning but did not take one with my lunch like I normally do and I was still able to pump 8oz this afternoon! I am going to keep taking the fenugreek and Lord willing I will still produce enough. I am going to talk to my boss and see if she will let me add one extra pump into my daily schedule. The nurse told me I would need to pump more often.

    #6914030

    mandamay
    Member

    Hi last.one.for.me, good luck with the pumping… have done that myself when the twins were in hospital for the first 4 1/2 weeks… 2 hours between pumping and feeding then repeat… although we got to go home and have a break at night (kind of… still set the alarm and pumped in the middle of the night). It is hard work. Don’t give up the breast feeding if that’s what you really want. I breast fed followed by a formula top up at every feed and it worked out fine for my boys and I. 🙂

    #6914286

    Bri
    Member

    clevasista – Congrats on your choice! You can start breastfeeding immediately after birth. Actually they say the best chance for a good latch in within a half hour from birth. My suggestion is to get a few good books and read up on all the things that can go wrong and how to fix them so you know the warning signs. Also, take advantage of the lactation consultants in the hospital. Good Luck!

    #6914542

    luvbeingamom
    Member

    Kotton – Like Bri said, you won’t ever find specific coupons, but if you sign up for the newsletters/advertisements for babies r us, you will get flyers that have coupons on them. I get 15% off any one item in the store about once a month, maybe more often. So you might want to try store coupons, rather than the product coupon. Nate i don’t know why the soaked oats work, but WOW, they really gave me a boost when i was pumping all the time. I increased about 5 oz + per day!

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