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This group is for any moms who would like advice, help, or just want to talk about pumping, whether you pump because of going back to work or you are exclusively pumping. There are lots of tips and tricks out there to help out a pumping mom.

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Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2016

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Exclusively pumping and supply is running low!! Need advice!

Started by Giana'sMommy. Last reply by jennywest Jan 18, 2016. 14 Replies

I have been exclusively pumping and giving my daughter breast milk since she was born, she is now 10 weeks old and my milk supply has seemed to diminish drastically over the last 3 weeks or so. When…Continue

Combining breast milk.

Started by MommaReis. Last reply by Katie Geuea Jul 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Is it ok to combined different session breast milk together? I am not pumping enough in one session.Thanks!Continue

Bottle warmer?

Started by MommaReis. Last reply by M Jul 14, 2014. 3 Replies

Is it ok to use a bottle warmer on breast milk? For when it is frozen?Also how can I increase my milk supply while pumping? I am going back to work in August and I'm trying to start saving some up…Continue

Dairy free

Started by MommaReis. Last reply by M Jul 1, 2014. 3 Replies

Hello! I am Breastfeeding and trying to pump some. The first month and half my son was having terrible stomach and gas problems. I tried gas drops and that helped a little but not enough. So I…Continue

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Comment by kim on April 26, 2014 at 11:08pm
I pump in front of my 5 year old step daughter and 6 year old nephew all the time. I've just explained to them what I was doing and after the first time, which they kept looking confused and a little weird, they don't even notice or care.
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Comment by Subrina Chowtie on September 17, 2012 at 6:34pm
Thank you bright777
Comment by Bright777 on September 17, 2012 at 5:28pm

I wouldn't throw out the mil either! Give him everything you have :) If you start ta*ing allergy medicine and OTC meds for runny nose you will dry up faster. Try phenylephrin and psudoephedren. The second one you have to as* for because they regulate it. Its in the Mucinix D.

Comment by Subrina Chowtie on September 17, 2012 at 10:45am
Thank you Jessica
Comment by Leah on September 16, 2012 at 8:09pm
I always pumped and fed my baby to get my supply up. And making sure I drink a lot of water and eat right! Whatever was left over from feeding I would save and eventually it would build to where I could feed my baby til full and 2 hrs later pump, then 2 hours after that I would nurse, etc. it was only for a couple of weeks and I had a freezer full of milk!
Comment by Subrina Chowtie on September 16, 2012 at 3:47am
Hello everyone, I breastfed my baby for,the first 3 weeks after birth, I started to pump before he turned one month old, he is now almost 4 months old, I want to stop breastfeeding/pumping, I want to give him formula exclusively. I should add that since he was born he has ben given both formula and breastmilk because I had issues with my supply. My question is, how do I stop my milk supply? Is tjere an easy/painless way? Also, should,i continue to give my baby breastmilk or should I stop completely/ throw out milk tjat I pumped. Thank you for reading, I'm a first time mom and pretty much doing most of it by myself.
Comment by Ms G. on September 8, 2012 at 2:23am
Hi my baby is 11 weeks old now. When he was born and for the whole first month I produced a lot of milk. He would latch on easily. But then slowly I began to produced less milk so I noticed my son wasn't getting full at each feeding. So I started using formula as well. Now he has a hard time latching on cause of the bottle feedings with the formula. He likes the bottle more than my breast now. I'm also producing a lot less milk. I want to know how can I produced more so I can pump and store it and theb bottle feed it to him any tips that work plz help ;) I'm using my first year breast pump by the way.
Comment by Christi Koehn on August 9, 2012 at 1:02pm

Our son is 3 months old and has had breastmilk exclusively.  I had to come back to work 7/23 and have been pumping about 3 times a day at work to keep my supply up.  I have a Ameda Purely Yours pump.  Just recently it started to become uncomfortable and I was having a hard time expressing all my milk so after talking with a lactation consultant she advised that I might need larger flanges.  So they are out for delivery today and I can hardly wait to try them. So all that being said always refer to a lactation consultant if you are having any trouble becuase you may not even think of what might be the problem or have a clue to the answer!  I have a pretty decent store of breast milk in our deep freeze and so far have been able to stay about a week ahead of demand for daycare.  I bought some rubbermaid bottles to keep fresh expressed breast milk in and I rotate them throughout the week.  I keep a chart of milk expressed this day will be good through this day!  I am literally obsessed!  Just keep pumping just keep pumping!

 

Comment by Kaci Bartchak on July 10, 2012 at 9:43pm
Ok ladies, got some help with my low supply issues. I have rented a Medela
Symphony pump and continue to eat oatmeal 3 times a day. Also, per my lactation consultants advice, I have stopped taking my birth control "mini pill" which does in fact affect your supply. Don't let a doctor tell you otherwise. They only know what the pill manufacturer is telling them. So I have now been off of it for 3 days and I am pumping with the magic two-phase pump every 2.5-3 hours and I'm already seeing an increase! I'm so excited. Thanks everyone for all your advice!
 

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