I pump for my two month old and up until this point she’s had formula only twice but she’s starting to eat more and i’m still making the same amount of milk which is only 2 1/2 oz every 2-3 hours. I really don’t want to give her formula but I’m having to start supplementing with it. And yes, I’m eating lactation cookies with flax seeds in them and taking fenugreek and blessed thistle pills twic... More
Supplementing After mild mastitis, I’m finding my supply is low. I’m struggling to pump as my little one is sick with a virus and constantly wanting to nurse, and his older brother is also sick and clingy. Though when I have done a few days ago, I found I had very little come out. LO is 7.5 months and EBF, and I have noticed less wet nappies, his not always reaching a satisfied stage post-f... More
Anyone here “pump” without a breast pump? Sounds intriguing. I personally would love to learn in case I forget my pump and don’t have the baby with me! https://www.thecut.com/article/pump-without-a-breast-pump.html
I should start by saying that I'm very lucky in that I got paid time off after having my baby-6 weeks disability, 8 weeks paid family leave. However, those weeks are coming to a close and I need to return to work, which I am SO not ready for. One big issueis that I have to leave my current job as the hours are long and I wouldn't be able to afford child care. So I got a weekend job at a... More
Is it just me or do breastfeeding articles about storage capacity frustrate any other small storage mom's? They all say oh as long as you feed your baby often enough your supply is fine! Well, 12 times a day is every 2 hours around the clock! I try to hold down a job where I can't spend all day in the mother's room and I try to sleep at night. All of this has led to a reduction in m... More
I work outside my home on Tues and Thurs only where I pump 2x while at work. Would my supply be effected if I drop down to pumping 1x on these days (so long as Im comfortable re: engorgement)? I BF on demand all other days and before and after work. I should add my daughter is 9.5mo.
Hi! So, I am due in December with my 4th baby. This is the first time that I will be going back to work full time teaching after the baby is born (obviously after maternity leave). I'm super anxious about how to fit pumping into my schedule. Teaching is especially unique because I can't really make my own breaks and when I teach a class, someone has to be in the classroom with my stude... More
I might have to do a work trip to France at the end of August. My baby will be 4.5 months by then. I’m currently breastfeeding and hope to still be at that time. If I’m away from her for a few days for this trip, I’ll have to have a lot of frozen milk. I’m wondering if anyone has had to pump while on an international flight and any tips or tricks you might have? I assume I’ll have to pump in t... More
I’ve been struggling with having energy since my pregnancy. I have an 8 month old baby boy and he’s everything to me! I also have exclusively pumped since he was born, every 3 or 4 hours, around the clock. Most days I want to go for a walk or to the park with him or simply just leave the house but when it comes down to it I’m tired. 😓 I don’t have much energy ever to do much. I feel as if I’ve ... More
Has anyone been able to or has attempted to re-lactate? I have not breastfeed or pumped going on 3 months now. My baby is about to be 7 months. During the last week I’ve gotten the strong urge to pump/breastfeed again and started reading up on it and saw it was possible. I’m not sure if it’s the knowing this is my last baby that has me wanting to enjoy something that I couldn’t with my other t... More
How often should I be pumping? My coworker said she pumped every 2 hours before she went back to work to boost her supply, so she can pump every 3 hours at work. Then she would pump every 3 hours at home too. Even when her baby slept through the night, she would still pump. I noticed my supply began going down through the week during my first week of work. I only pumped at work. Should I be pum... More
Do you bottlefeed? If you breastfeed, what if baby cries because no milk is coming out?
After 12 months I was ready to wean. Plus, I wanted to start on regular birth control cause those mini pills were horrible. The baby was on 70/30 breast milk and formula as I wasn't producing enough. I started introducing cow milk to the bottles so he'd start getting used to it. As soon as I started the pill my supply took a nose dive and I took that as the sign I was waiting for to sta... More
My milk supply went down last Saturday because I haven’t drank water lately like I normally do. I bought a jug and been drinking bottles and cups daily of water and thank you Jesus my supply boosted through the roof. I pumped this yesterday morning before work and over filled the right bottle 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 By the way, I’m not saying if your supply is low this will work for you. I’m just sharing my ... More