those who have breast fed b4??

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  1. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

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    im jst wandering how long it takes to express an average bottle of milk?? are ya there all day? lol
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  2. lazydaisybaby

    lazydaisybaby Well-Known Member

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    I tried and tried and tried to express, and couldnt do it!! Not everybody can!! In the end i gave up cos it just made me sore and i felt like i was a cow being milked :rofl:

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  3. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    After ur milk comes in it only takes 5-10 mins (for me anyways)
     
  4. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

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    omg really? :( i want to express ! :hissy:
     
  5. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    I couldn't for the first to babys but ive only tried a hand pump...

    ..with the 3rd i managed it, still using a hand pump but a diffrent kind and i was more relaxed......doing it in the bath was good, i could fill a little bottle in 5 mins xxxxx
     
  6. lazydaisybaby

    lazydaisybaby Well-Known Member

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    If you are set on expressing i would definatley buy an electric pump, i didnt and i think that was my problem. I know lots of ladies who have used electric ones and pumped away quite happily. medela is the ones that they would recommend. Anyone used one?
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  7. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

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    could you still breast feed though? x
     
  8. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    Yer id feed from one boob and express from the other, then next time swap boobs ;)


    I used to just freeze my expressed milk....i only really did it because i could and i used to for making up baby rice when it was weening time xxxx
     
  9. Baci

    Baci Mum of 2

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    I BF for 18 months and when Violet was about 6 weeks old I tried using a hand pump and expressing a few times but it took me ages just to express just a couple of ounces. So I gave up trying and V wasnt interested in taking a bottle of expressed milk anyway so there wasn't any point!

    Baci xx
     
  10. ANGYPANGY

    ANGYPANGY pregnant-2nd tri

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    after i got use to pumping it was only about 5-10 min.
     
  11. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    I breastfed and in the beginning it just poured out of me!! Id fill a bottle in a few mins and I had a hand pump expresser. I would also freeze my breast milk for emergencys when id have to leave my little boy. I breastfed til he was 18 months, but I stopped day feeds at a year so up until a year I was like a cow, always milk to be had, as i said sometimes id put zac on one side and express of the other just to put away in case of doc appoints etc.
    It hurts in the beginning but in my opinion its so worth it, and its so easy!!!
     
  12. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

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    does it hurt bad?? how long does it hurt for hehe?
     
  13. happy mum

    happy mum Well-Known Member

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    i breast fed both mine and intent on breast feeding again. i didn't find it painful at all. its making sure you get positioning of baby right, if it hurts they're not latched on properly and need repositioning. i expressed withelectric pump, bit noisy but worked well.
     
  14. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

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    are you having twins?
     
  15. maccy

    maccy Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls

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    I did it for 4 months. It hurts quite bad in the beginning I'd have tears rolling down my face, then u sort of toughen up and it's great. i loved it felt really close to my dd. Expressing wise it used to take me ages using a hand pump...I remember once I did it took me bout an hour and my OH tipped it over OMG I could have killed him...lol. x
     
  16. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

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    LMAO omg i wud have died! x
     
  17. happy mum

    happy mum Well-Known Member

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    don't think so non in family, but feel sick enough for two!! lol
    congrats on your twins, its so special to have 2!! i know people that have b/f 2 hard work but can be done!, lots of pillows!!!!
     
  18. emzlouize

    emzlouize mum 2 Aidan & Angel Mason

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    haha aww i can imagnine! i thaught u wer avin twins coz of the two tickers the same hehe! silly me! x
     
  19. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    With my electric pump about 5~10 mins by time bubs was 3 wks i was 24 hrs in front of him with milk supply lol
     
  20. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    my word it made my toes curl!! :rofl: but with nipple cream and breast shields at times when they were really sore but i remember my midwife told me after so long they would leather up :rofl: and after a week id cracked it, at times i was like ohhhh noooo hes awake and i have to get my nips out!!! I had baby latched on ok, trust me u know when u havent! just some ladies take a bit of getting used to it but saying all that, i have every intention of doing it this time and it doesnt hurt for long! (for me anyways!)
     

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