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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 18:53 PM   191
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I suppose I could have a clog and not know it. You know, because I know I don't have one that I do know about but that is all I can be sure of LOL. And yes, AF could be squaring away to make an appearance. Sometimes I think she might be coming but then I just spot a very little bit for a day or so and it goes away. My baby is 4 months old I have been applying heat when I pump and trying compressions. I think I probably get about 6 drops more by doing compressions LOL. But hey, I'll take it!
My supply is down again today :'( I could just cry. I was barely making just enough as it was. Suppose I better buy some more formula *sigh*



 
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 21:10 PM   192
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Im sorry Kaja. I hope you get it figured out. It's so frustrating.

But with your spotting it does sound like it could be hormonal.

Good luck.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 06:48 AM   193
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Ugh, I'm feeling you, Kaja. I hate having to buy more formula! I hope your supply picks back up very soon!

My right side was an overachiever yesterday and gave me 6 oz to work with (compared to a grand total of 40 ml from my left!), but then this morning it only gave me 1.5-2 oz during my first pumping session. I only realized after I saw how little I got that I had another milk blister. So I cleared that up and pumped a few minutes and got another 5-10 ml. Got the lanolin cream on both nipples now, so I'm hoping that will keep me from having a milk blister every stupid day!

Thankfully DD cleared up that nasty clog last night like it was nothing. I was able to see the clog all day yesterday and it was like it was too big to make it out of the pore! So it was just stuck there all day and I couldn't get it to budge no matter what I did. DD was very happy with all of that milk she got last night, too! That's about as close to milk drunk as she's been since she was a newborn. Hopefully now I can move past all of this clog business and get my supply back up.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 08:28 AM   194
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Glad DD got that clog out for you! I used to be able to count on DS to get any clog out, but he just doesn't have the power anymore.

In other news: we have 2 teeth that have broken through! Not as bad as I thought so far. But we will see how it goes! There are plenty more to come still.



 
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 09:16 AM   195
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Hooray for teeth! I guess I sorta expected somewhat steady progress in the teeth department. I can still feel two bumps when she bites down hard, but I can't see anything yet and they aren't really raised, so it's impossible to say when we'll actually see teeth.

I swear my pump is either preparing me for toddlerhood or encouraging me to clean. Depending on the speed it's set on, I either hear "but why?" or "vacuum!" over and over again.



 
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my home pump says "bacon" and my work pump says "what now" LOL Funny thing is they are both PISA - my work one is just two years newer.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 07:43 AM   197
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I always hear mine say "Let go!"



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2017, 09:59 AM   198
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It's funny because all of ours (with the exception of Kaja's older pump) probably sound the same, but our brains are interpreting them differently! We might all be using different speeds, though. I seem to end up turning it up higher toward the end of the day than at the beginning.



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 08:34 AM   199
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Hi ladies! It's been quiet in here for a while.

I haven't gotten more goat's rue yet, but after the initial drop in supply when I ran out, my supply has continued to increase! For the first time I pumped 5.5 oz during my first pumping session! Maybe the goat's rue helped or maybe it's the combination of a better pump and DD's tongue tie being fixed or maybe it's the combination of the three, but regardless of the cause things are improving. I can't begin to say how happy this makes me!

Even if I never get to exclusively breastfeed this baby (now that she's on solids that's kind of not a thing anymore, but it would be nice to not need formula!), there may be hope for future babies! I'll be insistent next time around that they check thoroughly for all tongue and lip ties before we're discharged from the hospital so we don't have to do this again. And I'll probably take goat's rue from the start next time around and start pumping much earlier to make sure we get off to a good start.

Now if we can just get DD's sleeping habits sorted out... She doesn't keep me up quite as late as she used to, but I find it so difficult to stay awake long enough to get her back in bed when she does wake up. She doesn't really wake up to eat, just to nurse back to sleep, using me as a pacifier. So we're going to be working on some better sleep habits for her so she can get back to sleep without me. For the past week+ she's woken up without fail when I'm supposed to be getting up to get ready for work and it takes at least an hour to get her back to bed, so I'm rushing and running late for work. We have some ideas to try out to get us there, now it's just to decide when to start the sleepless nights...



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 10:13 AM   200
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Hooray for your supply Lenora!! That is super amazing! I am so happy for you!!



 
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