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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 15:56 PM   11
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That would probably help too, (the every other side) in 3 pumpings (every 2 hours) using both sides I got a total of 2 ounces, thats awful



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 16:10 PM   12
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When did you stop bf? It might take awhile. But that sounds painful the way your pumping. It definitely needs to be with her eating schedule.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 16:11 PM   13
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Does she use a pacifier? If so have her use your breasts in place of it.



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 01:05 AM   14
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Yes she does and I dont mind letting her comfort suck but she gets mad and pulls away I ebf the first week then pumped and nursed and bottle fed for like 2 then its been mostly formula for the past week with maybe 1 or 2 pumpings a day. the past 3 days Ive tried so hard to increase my supply but its not working



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 08:38 AM   15
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As you asked via PM my milk supply is on overload! I did nothing to stimulate it more than I should, lately. From the moment she was born she was breastfed as she wanted and stupidly I wanted to get a frozen supply for emergencies so I just pumped whenever my breasts started getting engorged and pumped until they were empty. Which for me was horrible because it created tons of problems. At least I got 4lbs of milk in the freeze now.

Alls I would suggest is the same as above. Dont over due it and stress out. It will have affect over what comes out. When you want to pump do it when the baby is near you or right after you just bottle fed her. The baby honestly DOES stimulate the milk to come. Every feed she does pump one breast. The next feed do the other. Make sure your nipples arent getting sore. It makes the whole experience even more stressful. Even if she gets made keep trying to offer her the breast. Dont wear a bra. I was like a big fat moo moo in the beginning and just letting my breasts hang down free the milk flows so much faster and quicker for me. (I have cannons! ) Also before you pump get a wash cloth wet it and get it hot. Place it on the breasts and it helps them drain. Sounds like alot of work but it will help you get your supply back. Once your supply is back I would suggest you NOT to pump unless you REALLY need too.

There is a breastfeeding forum in here that I went to and there are TONS of moms who will have the same problem and they are there just to answer your questions. The one girl told me what to do I listened to her and only her and I am doing SO MUCH BETTER!




 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 19:01 PM   16
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Another sleepy day for my little turd. She was up a little more today than the past 4 days but still sleeping off and on alot. When she is awake she is very grumpy half the time. She used to be so damn calm and sweet. Im seriously thinking since Im not pumping and my breasts are starting to get better that shes getting too much foremilk and its making her lethargic. I dont know this for sure but its making her gassy as well.



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2013, 09:16 AM   17
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God I love me some Sams Club!!

Diapers there for 210 ct pampers swaddlers size 1 are $39.98 vs 168 ct at walmart for $37.94. And walmart is supposed to be the cheapest around.



 
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Old Oct 6th, 2013, 21:00 PM   18
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Hows it going Steph?



 
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Old Oct 6th, 2013, 21:43 PM   19
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Got some fenugreek but it hasnt helped yet I nursed her last night and she was like almost full so obviously she is getting more than I can pump but I start work in 2 weeks and need to be building a stash. rwar.

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Old Oct 7th, 2013, 08:02 AM   20
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OMG awesome!!! Glad its going so well. Im sure you will eventually be able to pump more, maybe its the pump? I thought you were a SAHM sucks you have to go back to work so early. You are supermom!



 
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