I’m thinking of switching my LO to formula because I think I’m not producing as much breast milk as before. I think it might be stress (is that possible?) I tried giving him formula today while we were out and he was not happy. Ended up walking to the car to breastfeed him. It’s very hard for me to pump through out the day and at night he wakes up about every 2 hours 😖 I don’t know what to do😞
I usually pump before bed but tonight I was feeling kind of tired... then I came across this story. Ok I have no excuse now! https://www.foxnews.com/health/airman-mom-of-2-pumps-breast-milk-while-completing-ironman-70-3
Hi Moms! New mom here. Day 3 of weaning/ no milk from mom. Im kind of in this alone and need any tips/help/advice anyone has. No bedtime feed for over 2 weeks. The last 3 days have had 5-10 minutes crying in the morning but I have stayed strong and my son will eventually take his cereal and milk. So I guess my question is how do we make mornings have less tears and do I need to pump and dump or... More
My LO is 14 months. She is still nursing 3-4 times a day. The past week or so her morning feed lasts maybe 3-4 mins of struggling and fussing. She refuses then I feed her some breakfast and water in a cup eventually. Pretty much all her nursing sessions she’s becoming fussy and on and off the breast with a paci break in between all the fussing. She nurses no more than 5-10 mins and it’s typical... More
So im in the national guard and this coming Friday i will leave for drill until sunday. We will be in the field pretty much all weekend. Ive been told i can put my pumped milk in a cooler and then at some point itll be brought to a fridge? My question is, what should i do about cleaning pump parts? I wont have electricity or running water and will have to pump several times a day. Not sure if i... More
I am trying to wean my 14 month old from breast feeding. I over produce and I would have to pump 4 times a day but I now I slowed it down by once a day but my son still feeds. I want to stop because he is easily distracted and bites on my nipples hard to a point where I cry. I have already been back at work.
I recently decided that for my own health I would stop pumping. I was exclusively pumping for my baby. She is three months tomorrow and I have felt so much guilt about stopping. But I am under so much stress at work and just about having to pump all day. I felt like that was the only thing I was allowed to do was pump. I barely slept through the night because I would always wake to pump. I only... More
Going to a Halloween party tonight with the baby for a few hours (and with DH). I plan on drinking (not heavily, but enough to get a buzz) for the first time since I became pregnant! Should I pump and dump? How long do I have to wait to be safe to nurse again? He does already get a 4oz bottle of expressed milk every night at 8pm... just not sure if his next feeding should also be a bottle? I pl... More
I feel like I’m giving up on breastfeeding, I’m an exclusive pumper and it feels like a ball and chain having to do it all the time! Now that my milk supply has dropped significantly (used to make 7oz now I’m lucky if I make 2oz) after my allergic reaction part of me just wants to give up. My baby is 3 months and we just stared giving her half formula and it SO MUCH EASIER. I don’t want to give... More
I pump so much extra during the week I can donate. Which is great. But on weekends when I’m nursing, I’m engorged so much bc she goes 4-5 hours without nursing, I bring my Haaka and could probably donate from wherever I am! I actually filled up the bottles I had with me I had to leave some milk in the Haaka with the lid, can’t wait to store it when I get home. How are others dealing with this??
I just had surgery last week and I feel like my breast milk supply has decreased. I use to make about 4 oz each time I pump whenever my LO is not hungry. Now I am only making 2 ounces if I am lucky. I am drinking plenty of fluids. What else can I do to help me increase my supply?
I used a medela with my first and wasn’t impressed (I hate being tied to a pump). Now that I have a toddler and another on the way I would really like honest opinions about both of these hand free pumps! Let me know what your experience was! Thank you! Side note: I am large chested when it comes to breastfeeding (i got up to a 34F with my son) I know that can have implications with some pumps!
I eat a very healthy diet. Haven’t changed anything. I’m buying fenugreek tonight when my husband gets out of work.. I really hope this gets me back to where I was.I don’t know what am I doing wrong..
While at work, is what I mean. I use pump bottles and then pour into baby bottles when I get home. Then any extra milk during the week I put into bags and freeze. Just wondering if it’s worth the extra time/money? I’ve only returned to work for 3 weeks now. The washing and drying and packing of pump parts and pouring and measuring of milk each day is getting annoying lol