Hey! I have two tips for women who are pumping and bottle-feeding breast milk. My son is almost 3 mo and I've basically been doing this since he was a couple weeks old. My breasts got engorged and he couldn't latch on and it was just easier for me to pump. I was producing pretty well and then came to a screeching halt. I started taking alfalfa and it works wonders. I can now pump on average 10 ounces at a sitting. When I get up in the morning I've been known to pump 18 ounces.
Another tip, about three days ago I noticed my milk wasn't coming out when I'd pump. I'd have to sit there and kneed my breasts with my hands to make the milk come out and what I could get from 20 minutes took 40. Not fun. So this morning I was getting everything together and I noticed one of the membranes was torn (Medela Pump N Style). Once I replaced it the milk came out as quickly and easily as it had before.View Thread
Crying, jerking around, burping a lot, getting red in the face, straining...any thoughts on why? I'm bottle-feeding breast milk, it's fresh and we've checked it several times to make sure it wasn't too hot. My husband thought he might have a sore throat, I checked for thrush and there's no signs. I wondered if maybe it's something I ate. I had that garlic parm crust pizza for Pizza Hut and it was very garlicy (sp?). Could that be making the milk taste bad?View Thread
I think it's the garlic for sure...I just went through the milk and smelled it and particularly the ones that I'd heated and tried to feed him and they smelled VERY strongly of garlic, almost an onion smell although I know it's garlic since I haven't eaten onion. Now my question is how much is too much? If I eat something like Doritos that has it in there but not as much as other things would that be ok? Or should it just be cut out in general?View Thread
Ok so last night my sweet baby boy ate at 9:30 and we didn't get up to eat again until 8:30. I've been mostly bottle-feeding him breastmilk that I've pumped. I pumped at 9:00 and wasn't able to pump again until 9:00 am. When I woke up of course my breasts were filled with milk, it was very very painful and irritating and I felt like I rushed us through the waking/changing/feeding that I usually take slow and enjoy with him. What's the solution to this? Do I have to wake up at some point in the night and pump and go back to sleep? What have y'all done? Thanks!!View Thread
My right breast can produce sometimes twice as much milk as my left one, I pump so I've been able to monitor it. Any suggestions on how to get the left to catch up? Or does it matter? They feel exactly the same, the right is not more swollen or full-feeling than the left. Thanks!View Thread
Is it just on his eyelid? Kind of in the corner? If so this may be what they call an angel kiss. It's just a birth mark and should go away. My son has one, I had one on both eyes when I was born. They're perfectly normal!View Thread