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by Tx
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Special Breastfeeding Situations
Topic: tips for feeding a prem/small baby
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Re: tips for feeding a prem/small baby

Thank you so much ladies :) This gives me so much hope that WE can do it :) I am super lucky to have a very supportive husband & Big Boys who will help in any way they can. From my past experience with my local hospital they were really great with support in NICU, I just couldn't find the right supp...
by Tx
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Special Breastfeeding Situations
Topic: tips for feeding a prem/small baby
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

Re: tips for feeding a prem/small baby

Thank you fellare :)

I am hoping now that I have finished work to be able to get along to a few meetings a again and touch base to work out a bit of a plan.

Fingers crossed [-o< :wink:
by Tx
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Special Breastfeeding Situations
Topic: tips for feeding a prem/small baby
Replies: 7
Views: 2218

tips for feeding a prem/small baby

Hi Everyone, Its been a long time since I posted or even visited the site. It was so very helpful with my last DS who was very small @ 1650g 36wks. I ended up EEing for him for a little over 2yrs (2yrs 2months :wink: ) My question now is: I am 21weeks pregnant and things are looking as though they a...
by Tx
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Exclusive Expressing Support
Replies: 903
Views: 73483

Hi rainbow_mamma :) Just wanted to say Hi and that you are doing a wonderful job for your little one. I haven't been by in a while. I am coming to the end of my EE journey (bub will be 2 next week). I haven't had a lot of experience with mix feeding. But have used formula for my other children. Gene...
by Tx
Mon May 06, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: first time expresser.
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

have you tried a shield? might help with some of the pain & help keep bub at the breast. I EE and have been for 23months now & would thrown my pump away in a second if DS would have fed. But in saying that it is possible to EE and not need to FF :) Either way you need to do what's best for you & bub...
by Tx
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Breastfeeding babies with food allergies/intolerances/sensitivities
Topic: need some help please
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

need some help please

I was hoping someone might be able to offer a little advice or experience. Ds is 22month and I EE for him. I am super excited that he will be my first WHO baby :D My problem is that I will more than likely finish up expressing soon (have gone back to work and kinda over pumping) he currently has 3/4...
by Tx
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Exclusive Expressing Support
Replies: 903
Views: 73483

Ouch not fun cltay hope it clears quickly for you. you still need to wash in warm/hot soapy water and can rinse off in cold then sterilize, sorry if I confused you :? Unfortunately you would need to wash your pump after each use especially until the thrush clears up :( Bottle's always need to be was...
by Tx
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Exclusive Expressing Support
Replies: 903
Views: 73483

Hi cltay :D Welcome to the forum. Well done for getting this far. it is hard work especially in the early days, when trying to build a supply & take care of your new bub as well as your self. You don't have to wash your pump piece's after each session. You can place them in a clean container and pop...
by Tx
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Exclusive Expressing Support
Replies: 903
Views: 73483

Awesome job tses :D I went down to 3 pumps after bub was 1, but have never had the supply that you have. I only ever cracked 1L mark a couple of times. Good thing though I always had plenty to satisfy DS. Now at 20months I am down to 2-3 & that gives me about 500ml a day, Ds has 3x140ml in 24hrs. If...
by Tx
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Relactation and Adoptive Breastfeeding
Topic: Teaching an older baby to latch
Replies: 9
Views: 5125

I'm very interested in this one too. Have been EEing for 20months. Ds gets that there is milk too but will bite also.

The other day he had a little suck, and will come up often once I have been expressing and want some squirted in his mouth :lol:
by Tx
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Exclusive Expressing Support
Replies: 903
Views: 73483

Hi Mackey :smt006 You'll find some fabulous help & tips on here :) I have been EEing for 20 months now. I had pace feed my bub, as he use to guzzle & then bring it back up. It worked really well for us & the most he has ever taken at a time is 140-150ml but that's rare normally only 120-130ml & that...
by Tx
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Toddler management while expressing for bub 2 with cleft
Replies: 3
Views: 687

When I was EEing I had a couple of tricks. First I made sure I pumped whenever DH was home, he could deal with kids. Second I pumped at nap time. Third I sat on the floor and we played simple games while I pumped. It wasn't so easy, and it took planning to make sure I had everything on hand. I hope...
by Tx
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: How do you know you've finished a pumping session?
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

Depends on my objective. If I have somewhere to be then it's time based (= usually the worst sessions). Generally it's until I feel that the breast is empty, or I feel like I'm no longer getting a good yield and compressions aren't working. So, call me "Ms All of the Above". ^^^^ Me Too :lol: Somet...
by Tx
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Wow
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

forum works for me too :lol: Am in the act right now ;-)
by Tx
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Expressing and storing breastmilk
Topic: Exclusive Expressing Support
Replies: 903
Views: 73483

Hi esyt :) I feel your pain on the house front, 18months & I'm not sure I've caught up :shock: You are doing fabulous expressing for your bub & feeding a toddler :D I found I suffered a major supply drop around the same time maybe a little earlier. My bub wasn't prem but very small (1650g) and wasn'...