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Old Jun 17th, 2017, 01:01 AM   131
kajastarlight
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TinyLynn, have you heard of freemi cups? They are a pump attachment that go on your bra and make it easier to pump while holding baby/giving him a bottle. Maybe that would help? They are a bit spendy though. I had them when DS3 was a baby and liked them a lot. I have them away and haven't bought any yet this time.
I got a new pump! My other one is from 2 years ago and made it through me pumping 6 months, then my friend pumping occasionally for a year, and back to me. I figured I get a free one with each baby so why not? It is the same kind but the flanges are a little different. Is it sad I got excited about it?



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2017, 07:05 AM   132
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I could look into it. But I just nurse him if I haven't pumped yet. If I have, he would get a bottle.

Thanks for the recommendation!!



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 02:24 AM   133
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Oooh that makes sense. Sorry for some reason I thought you exclusively pumped. I claim "baby brain" lol



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 06:16 AM   134
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LOL so that early bed time was a false alarm. She was up about 30 mins later. I didn't do any pumping from the time I came home Thursday afternoon until 2am this morning. DD woke and ate enough for the most part that I didn't feel the need to pump between feedings. And no formula for her the whole 3-day weekend! Except Sunday morning when I didn't have time to feed her again before we left for music practice. Hopefully I have a good output now that I'm back to work. It will be strange if she gets enough to eat for 3 days with no formula and then eats more than I'm able to pump while with the sitter.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 07:44 AM   135
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I finally pumped 4 oz for the very first time this morning! I started taking fenugreek again and so far so good! It doesn't seem to be bothering DD this time and seems to have given me a boost! I'm increasing the dose a little bit more today because my pee does not yet smell like maple syrup. Not something I ever thought I'd want.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 01:36 AM   136
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Omg I feel so silly sniffing while I am going pee to see if I am taking enough lol. I have taking 2 caps 3 times a day and still no syrup smell. I took a break for a week because I was getting bloted and had gas pains, but it hasn't gone away so I wonder if it is just my crummy digestive system flairing up. My supply hasn't gone down, but I want more of an increase.
DR has a stuffed up nose and sometimes she won't nurse because of it. I don't mind giving her bottles and pumping occasionally but I hope it doesn't turn into "a thing" even after she is better.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 06:24 AM   137
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I'm now taking 4 caps 3x a day and still don't smell like maple syrup. Though it does smell different, so I wonder if that's good enough? I think the highest dose listed on kellymom is 14 caps a day, so I can't really increase it much more.

And unfortunately I got my hopes up unnecessarily the other day. I still only pumped 9.5 ounces despite starting out with 4... The other sessions always seem to decrease when I have a large yield in the morning. And yesterday I only managed to pump a total of 8 oz... Granted, my first pump of the morning was delayed an hour and a half and from there I was just trying to play catch up. My last pump was very short, so I could have gotten more.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 09:48 AM   138
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My pee never smelled like it, but my armpits sure did!!

I hope it helps you guys! All it did for me was make DS really gassy and uncomfortable. And no more milk.

The good thing about it is that when you stop, your supply should stay up. Assuming milk is still being removed frequently and efficiently.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 11:18 AM   139
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Well, we'll see how the rest of the day goes (trying to be cautious!), but I have nearly 7 oz pumped in 2 sessions! That's a first for sure! So I'm going to keep up the fenugreek dose unless it starts to make DD gassy and uncomfortable and see how things go! I could have probably pumped more, but I needed to get back to work. FX the next session yields at least 2 oz!



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 20:55 PM   140
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Woohoo! That is awesome!



 
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