Any good suggestions for nipple creams? I’m currently using the honest brand organic nipple cream. I was thinking of trying something new. I don’t really like the consistency of the Lanisoh creams that the hospital gave me.
What's the best way to stop pumping gradually? I have a healthy nine month old and I travel a ton for work. My goal was to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months and I have been pumping and supplementing with formula for the last three. I'm down to 2 pumps per day (morning and night) for 30 minutes each. Should I just start reducing pumping time by 5 minutes every few days?
Don't just wish the new working moms in your office a happy mother's day. Support them in the workplace! There's really no excuse for not having a private lactation room. Go team Winnie! 🙌🏼
Hey everyone! I saw tons of people asking how to improve their breast milk. My son was a micro preemie and was hospitalized for about ten months without coming home, so I spent a ton of time with lactation therapists. Here’s what I learned and I have literally two deep freezers full of milk. I struggled and here’s how I got this far, Easy things: drink tons of water, eat lots, and take your pre... More
Rather than pumping at work, I have my husband bring our kiddo to my office for nursing twice a day (11am, 3pm and I leave one pumped bottle from the early AM to supplement the day). Does anyone else do this? Just curious. I love it because I get to see our babe throughout the day even though I work FT. The catch is I have to interrupt work- but I would for pumping anyway.
What helped your milk supply? Im exclusively pumping right now for my baby in the nicu and im not getting much. Im eating lots of oatmeal, greens, water, milk, and granola as well as taking upspring fenugreek+blessed thissle supplement. Not really doing much...any other suggestions?
FTM and first day pumping today, my baby is 18days old and I decided to start pumping since I’m in excruciating pain every time I feed her (crying and screaming) So I’m giving myself (and my nipples) a break until we sort out what’s wrong. She took the bottle just fine, but my concern is I’m pumping exactly what she needs for each feed (3oz), so what happens if she decided to cluster feed? How ... More
I’m building a small lactation room for my office at work. It’s been a little while since I pumped (and I never pumped in an office before) so I’m looking for tips on what are must-haves for the space. I’m going to put a mini fridge in there but unfortunately there will not be a sink inside the space. Any other must haves? Comfy chairs you love?
FTM, 2 weeks old baby girl. She has a good latch, my supply is good but i have a horrible pain all throughout the feeding... i know they say it’s like pins and needles but hell I had my share of needles during my pregnancies and they did not hurt like this!!! Lactation consultant basically said have to suck it up 🤷🏽♀️ she said I don’t need a nipple shield since the latch is good. Any advice? ... More
Just pumped this after I drunk one of these pink drinks from Starbucks!! I fed my baby when we came home cause she was hungry and then during her nap, I felt engorged and had to pump and I over filled both bottles! Apparently the coconut milk in the drink builds your milk supply. The drink tastes SOO GOOD!! I’m not recommending it but if you’re breast feeding and you like Starbucks just try it!... More
Anyone out there scald their breastmilk before freezing? My baby won't take BM that has been frozen for more than a few weeks. I'm pretty sure it's due to high lipase as it smells metallic after it's thawed. If you had a similar issue / solution, did it work for you? I'd love to hear some other people's input. I really want to build up a supply of milk that my LO will dr... More
Started pumping at night (3-3:30am) after my baby nurses, to increase my supply. Baby only drinks from one breast, but i pump both. I notice milk from the breast he nursed from is thicker/ creamier (hindmilk) and the other breast only pumps watery grey (foremilk), even when I keep pumping for longer... is this normal? I thought I’d get the thicker hindmilk if I pumped for longer, but I don’t.
Any recommendations on an affordable but reliable manual breast pump? I'll be away from my son for the first night for a work event, and I won't have access to my electric pump. I've seen good and bad reviews on Amazon about the Medela manual pump. Any recommendations from personal experience?
How many ounces of breast milk did you build up in storage before returning to work? I have 70 ounces so far, but don't know a good (or realistic) goal. I struggled to keep my supply up after my first, and I didn't build up any storage ahead of time. Trying to get better at pumping and have more back up this time around. Thanks!