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Old Mar 16th, 2010, 13:34 PM   41
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Thanks Cath for pointing me towards this thread. It's great!



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2010, 16:14 PM   42
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this thread is brilliant, thank you

I am exclusively expressing at the moment as our daughter was born 2 weeks ago at just 27 weeks and is on 5.5ml of breastmilk every hour. I'm hoping I can keep up with what she needs! I'm getting about 70ml every time I express now and I would like that to increase. I wasn't really sure how often I should be expressing so this thread is great.

The only problem I am encountering is one of my nipples got injured on the agressive hospital electric pump and now it sometimes bleeds from the injured bit when I use the manual pump. I was able to express from it this afternoon but when I tried to do the early evening pumping it was bleeding again. Does anyone have any tips on how to get past this so I can go back to expressing from it without the supply disappearing??



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2010, 04:24 AM   43
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Kate get some Lansinoh cream it was a god send when i had sore nipples and it will help it heal better (as long as you arent allergic to lanolin)



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2010, 09:58 AM   44
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Love this thread im really struggling with BF and have started expressing manually as well as trying to latch her on & FF (its all a complete mess atm) I'm only getting about 3oz, 80 - 90ml out from both breasts is this not enough? I have absolutley no idea what i am doing!



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2010, 21:59 PM   45
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Thanks guys learnt lots



 
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Old Apr 2nd, 2010, 07:48 AM   46
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so grateful for this thread. i am exclusively expresssing as bffing just wasn't for me. my nipples are still very sore (LO is 8 days old) and am using lanolin every time after i pump. i get very frowned upon when i tell people this is how i am feeding my daughter but it's so nice to get advice here on how to do it!



 
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Old Apr 8th, 2010, 19:42 PM   47
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Thank you everyone for the advice, I am bf my 2 week old and trying to express in between so OH can feed for both bonding and so I can get a bit of a break. My question is how do you know how much to express into each bottle to ensure LO is getting enough when they feed. This is one thing that has been of constant concern since she was born, you just can't tell how much they are actually getting from the breast and you can't help but wonder if you're expressing enough to put into bottles for a later feed. I realize that they will tell you if they are still hungry but it still worries me constantly.

I guess it's only natural in the first few weeks that you are constantly thinking that you're doing something wrong.

Any advice would be so greatly appreciated.



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2010, 12:04 PM   48
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Kate get some Lansinoh cream it was a god send when i had sore nipples and it will help it heal better (as long as you arent allergic to lanolin)
Got some thank you and it's brilliant Heals them up so quickly even if the bleeding starts again when I start expressing it's ok for the next time if I use the cream. I've discovered that if I put it on after every time I express, that seems to be the answer



 
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Old Apr 9th, 2010, 12:06 PM   49
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so grateful for this thread. i am exclusively expresssing as bffing just wasn't for me. my nipples are still very sore (LO is 8 days old) and am using lanolin every time after i pump. i get very frowned upon when i tell people this is how i am feeding my daughter but it's so nice to get advice here on how to do it!
At least she is getting the breastmilk which is the important thing, it doesn't matter how she gets it. I really wanted to breastfeed (before Sophie was born prematurely) but the way I'm looking at it is, even if I can't actually breastfeed her when we get her home, at least she has had breastmilk from birth by me expressing and she has now been getting it for almost 4 weeks.

Don't listen to what people say, you are still giving her the very best start!



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2010, 19:26 PM   50
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This thread is brilliant, I'm so glad i have seen it before my LO arrives.
Thanks so much xx



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