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Old May 11th, 2017, 11:35 AM   21
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I found the manual pump meant I wasn't restricted with position so maybe that's helping? plus you have full control of suction ando release so can do what's comfortable. Hopefully you will have another great night and get a good supply again xxx



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 08:17 AM   22
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How you getting on? Xx



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 10:05 AM   23
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It's been a bit rough going for a few nights because DD and I are both sick. I got to pump after she went down for the night, but she woke up enough times I didn't really have a chance to pump after that. I did pump 2 more oz than I normally do yesterday, though! It feels great to actually be able to send enough breast milk with her that we won't need to supplement! I'm hoping it won't be long and I'll actually be able to put some in the freezer again.

I've all but given up on the electric pump. I haven't even used it in a few days because it takes FOREVER to pump. My manual pumping sessions have gotten shorter with the same amount of output, so I'm hoping soon I'll be getting more output in the same amount of time! I wish I'd had the manual pump when I was home with her. I may have been in a much better position going back to work!



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 17:24 PM   24
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awe sorry to hear you guys are sick! but mummies milk must be helping her get better so she's needing it. Hopefully you'll be feeling better soon and will be able to get milk a little easier and quicker x



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 06:04 AM   25
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She seems to be getting better already without it really getting bad, so my milk must be helping! She seems perfectly fine except first thing in the morning when the mucus has built up overnight and I have to suction it out with those bulb syringes. Of course, she HATES it, poor baby. It's one of the biggest reasons I want to breastfeed as much and for as long as possible. My husband's family kind of have terrible immune systems, so I want to give her the best start possible there.

I didn't pump as much quantity last night for some reason. Maybe didn't drink enough water yesterday.



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 06:39 AM   26
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Every day she has your milk you have helping her system so it's all good �� hope you are both better now. I used to drink wound 3l of water a day, any less and nice didn't notice a decline. Hope you got more last night x



 
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Old May 20th, 2017, 03:23 AM   27
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Pumping has been better since then, so I'm not sure, may have been dehydration.

Thankfully we're both feeling better, though not 100% yet.

I woke at nearly 3 am and DD was still sleeping! She went to bed around 9 I think, so she slept around 6 hours. I was engorged by then, so I got up and started pumping. She woke up around 15 minutes in, so I had a good amount pumped from one side by then! Now she's back to sleep, back to pumping!



 
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Old May 20th, 2017, 08:30 AM   28
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Good stuff. Sounds like you are really getting there :-) xxx



 
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Old May 26th, 2017, 11:15 AM   29
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I literally just spilled 3 out of the 5 oz I pumped today... I'm officially crying over spilled milk!

I soaked at least 3 paper towels with breastmilk. I'm devastated.

I'm still only pumping 6-8 oz per day despite all my efforts. Still clinging to hope that something will work. At some point it has to, right?



 
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Old May 26th, 2017, 15:44 PM   30
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6-8oz is still great when your are bf! What's your routine? Are you managing to pump after her feeds and at night still? That's the important times to encourage your body in to making more than before xxx

As for the spilled milk, I would cry too. My husband tipped a 9oz bottle out once by accident. He thought it was one that had been sitting out to long when it was actually one I had just expressed and was about to put in the fridge. Could have smacked him silly!



 
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