Breastfeeding Mommas...what do you do about engorgement once your baby starts sleeping thru the night (12hrs straight)? Do you wake up to pump? Or do you let your body adjust eventually? How long does that take? My 5mo. daughter feeds at 7pm then goes to bed, then I pump at 9ish and she usually wakes at 1-2am. Last night I woke at 3am and she was still sleeping but I was so engorged I fed her. I felt silly since most mothers pray they can sleep thru the whole night!
Any pumping mamas out there have a favorite “on the go” pump they can recommend? I have a Spectra 2 at home and a Medela PISA for work, but I am going to be traveling by air quite a bit in the near future and am looking for something a little more portable. Battery powered would be even better! Thanks!
I exclusively breastfeed my baby but have been back to work full time for two weeks now. I pump at work but I’m worried that I’m not going to be able to keep up like I had hoped. Anyone else have to transition to adding formula ? How did you do it? Advice & tips please!
I feel like a total ignoramus, but please advise: I’m feeding my 12-week old breastmilk exclusively. Only pumped 3-4 times as he consistently refused the bottle and I’m a WAHM. I pumped yesterday to find that my milk has gone down from 8oz per pumping session to 6oz! My baby is big but he eats every two hours, and has never taken both breasts in one feeding. What happens as he starts needing more milk? Will I have to supplement? Should I start pumping more now to increase my supply or is it too late (because I read that by 10-12 weeks the supply is ‘established’).
Any tips/experience pumping in a work environment that doesn't really offer a private spot (besides the bathroom)? I know it's supposed to be a requirement...but I work per diem and not always in the same area. I don't feel like I can leave to pump every few hours-nevermind even knowing where to do it!
HELP! I been breast feeding my baby for 4 months. The first 3 months I was over producing milk. I began to work a month ago, And I been pumping but my milk supply decreased:( I have tried oatmeal, drink 3 lt of water, increasing my calories, mother’s tea. Any advice? I don’t want my milk to dry what can I do please any advice .
My baby will be a year old in March and we're still breastfeeding. My goal is to BF until 18 months. I am considering starting to pump once or twice per day when she hits a year old and building a stash for six months. Then after she weans at 18 months, I can continue to give her breastmilk until the stash runs out. It will be 6 month old milk that she's getting, but everything I've read says you can store milk for up to 6 months in a stand alone freezer. Has anyone done something similar to this?
Help! I'm back at work and pumping, but each time I get a bit less than last time. I work from home 1-2 days a week. When I'm home baby nurses sporadically with no schedule and sometimes barely eats till lunchtime. I usually just feed him on demand and if he doesn't eat early he'd be hungry after nap and at dinner and then again eats 2 times at night. Other times, he nurses in the mornings, but never too much. At work I pump at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. I also feed him and pump the rest begore leaving for work. Is there anything I need to do when home to make sure I pump decent a... More
I think I may be overproducing milk. Lynx was born at night on Jan 11th. I pumped earlier in the day in addition to the normal feedings and got about 2.5 oz between both breasts. Then my husband fed Lynx around midnight. My breasts felt engorged so I pumped. I got just over 5 oz. Am I right that this is a lot of milk?
I pump and bottle feed. My baby has been getting about an ounce in and his belly starts making noises. He starts crying and squirming. I try every thing I can to help him burp or pass gas. Nothing. He tries to take the bottle as if he is hungry but then keeps crying after bottle is in his mouth. This cycle has been going on for almost a week now. Feedings are taking SO long and stress us both out. Doc can't see us for almost a week 😒 any advice?
I need some much needed advice/ideas! I have been EBF my 5mo since day 1. I never really had any issues with supply. I did start taking fenugreek capsules around month 2. (Mother’s milk tea just wasn’t for me😣) I am a mostly SAHM, but I do nanny a couple hours each afternoon. I just take my LO with me, which is awesome. So I never really had the need to pump. (I had so many issues with BF my first one that the pump gave me nightmares!!!!) now my 5mo is starting cereal. I had a little supply in the freezer for emergencies, but that is gone now. I have tried the last 4 nights to pump and NOT... More
I’m looking for advice and tips from parents that work in the healthcare industry and work 12 hr shifts with schedule changes week-to-week. What did you do for childcare? Any moms out there that were able to pump regularly throughout their shift? I’m heading back to work next month and just so anxious about how everything will work out!
I'm back at work and pumping there. I'm very afraid that my supply will go down evoke away from my baby (he's 2 months old). I currently pump after feeding him in the morning, then 3 times at work. Before I went back to work I pumped in the middle of the night too because my baby didn't eat much then and I felt too full. My lactation consultant said I should sleep at night and not pump (as she said me pumping just makes my breasts full at night and creates oversupply). I barely get 5-6 hours of sleep before workday so I stopped pumping at night and just feed him as he needs.... More
Has anyone had any success going from EBF to mostly or all pumping? My 6 month old just grazes all day long and I think it sets the tone for the night time as she continues to graze through the night. Up 2-5 times a night 😴 I let her because I never know how much she’s actually getting as she never eats that long.