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Postby bekahsmum » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:38 pm

are they good?? and does anyone have one they arnt using anymore???
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Postby DellaWellaWoman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:54 pm

They can be - but you feel like you need an extra set of hands to start with!

How/why were you thinking of using one?
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Postby Feather » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:51 pm

I use one full time (am right now :wink: )...you get the hang of it. Any more info about why you want to use one? One handed so will pop back later.

Oh sometimes the auction site has 2nd hand ones.
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Postby bekahsmum » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:28 am

yeh im thinking about it, my miss 4.5 weeks has gotten use to the bottle, but i want to really breastfeed just because of the health issues my miss 22 months has had (one of the youngest diagnosed with coeliacs disease) and thus she has no immune system and i want to give my other one all the anti bodies i can.
my eldest daughter doesnt have it so far so im hoping my youngest wont.
My milk came late even with medication tabs and i have been struggling to feed her ever since, been epxressing as much as i can. i just want to make sure she doesnt go through half of what my other one did...
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Postby Feather » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:02 am

I would really recommend seeing an IBCLC to get you started. You may be able to access one through your MCHN or GP, otherwise you can find one privately. I don't have access to the link for that though, maybe someone who comes along can post that here?

An IBCLC can help you work through what's happening with supply and also with amounts to offer and how to gradually reduce it once your supply is back on track. There are medications and natural supplements you can take as well.

Sorry I don't want to tell you how to use one because everyone's experience and situation is different. It really is best to have professional support.

Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with. You'll have loads of support here and we would love to hear how you go with it.

You can start by putting baby to breast as often as possible, offering before all feeds.

Best of luck and keep us updated :-)
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Postby Ms Dee » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:47 pm

Excuse me for asking but what is an "SNS"?
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Postby Esther » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Here's the link for the Lactation Consultants' website

www.alca.asn.au

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Postby Feather » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:14 pm

Ms Dee wrote:Excuse me for asking but what is an "SNS"?


It's a Supplemental Nursing System. I'm using it in my avatar :D Basically it's a bottle with two thin tubes coming out of the top (rather than a nipple). You turn it upside down (you can hang it around your neck) and attach one tube to each breast to deliver supplemental milk at the breast. As baby sucks, she draws milk from both the breast and the tube.

Make sense?
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