Quoting *Audree*:" Help. ds is almost 3 months. Bf'ing has been going really well, even sincr I returned to work full ... [snip!] ... don't know what to do. We don't do pumped milk at home, only at daycare. Is this just a phase? Will he go back to normal soon?"If he took a bottle okay, it sounds like a nursing strike. http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" We got up to 9 feeds yesterday Also, a question. Is EBF defined as just using the breast, or ... [snip!] ... I exclusively pumped for almost 8 weeks before we were able to BF, so I've been going by that date and not the day he was born."To me, EBF refers to exclusively breastmilk fed. So *I* would count pumping as EBF as well as nursing. The point of EBF is the benefits a baby gets from not having supplements. So as long as there are no supplements, it's EBF to me. However - I think exclusive pumping is very hard, so I see nothing wrong with making a point to say that is what a momma is doing or has done, as that is really hard & you deserve credit. ;)
Quoting *Audree*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" If he took a bottle okay, it sounds like ... [snip!] ... on my lunch break. And then he gets two bottles between lunch and me getting off work, then I nurse him as soon as we get home."Bah! I hate nights like that. I worked with #1 & I can even remember once going to work when I had not even been to sleep. It's awful. I hope it all settles out soon momma.
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" We got up to 9 feeds yesterday Also, a question. Is EBF defined as just using the breast, or ... [snip!] ... I exclusively pumped for almost 8 weeks before we were able to BF, so I've been going by that date and not the day he was born."
Quoting dream:" unlatch her. usually the only bite if they are not really hungry or if they are done."
Quoting fatima13:" when you are in the hospital they give you cold water make sure you drink warm water. It's not the best ... [snip!] ... milk will not sit in the babies stomach so if the baby has not made a stool it's ok you can make a tea to help them along."I do think you are trying to be helpful, but there really is no need to eat a special diet to nurse well. The most important factor in milk supply is frequent nursing. You can drink cold water and eat lettuce & beans. There is no need to try to eat certain things or avoid others (other than maybe drugs & such). Even a glass of wine or a beer is fine.
Quoting sillygirltracyb_caius1222:" Can I boil my medela pump hoses occasionally to sterilize"
Quoting Natalie & Aiden's mommy:" I have used the Medela Starilizing bags but even on that bag it says its not needed and if you do it turns them really cloudy looking. Soak in warm soapy water and hang to dry!!"