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Mummy2Be :)

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breast feedin question..
« on: April 24, 2012, 03:35:01 pm »
Wen baby born im thinkin of breast feedibg for about a week or to then switchin.to pumping as itd b easier for me in my life style and also give my boyfrend a chance to bond throgh feeding him/her.. I was asking do you think a week or 2 is long enuf to establish bf n for ny milk to hav come in? And what sort.of breast.pump would you advise manual or electric? And akso which brand?  Thanks :)

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Re: breast feedin question..
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 03:42:26 pm »
Some pumps you can set your own rythym of pumping to match your baby. I know the Avent pump does. And I bought a few different single bottles to see which kind she'd like most. And 2-4 weeks is a good time frame to introduce a bottle

Mummy2Be :)

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 03:46:04 pm »
Iv got the tommee tippee brand wich is suposedly really good wen switchin breast to bottke as it very alike mums breast n wide neck teets my frend has a avent one so i may borow hers and also buy a tommee tippee one to see wicb is best for me and thank you for your help :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 09:40:03 pm »
http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/establishing-your-milk-supply-starting-out-right this is a really nice site with good info. Good luck and if you feel you are "losing" your milk, exclusively breastfed for a week and your milk will come back. Pumping doesn't remove milk like a suckling baby. If you only pump, your milk supply will become low.

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 10:15:34 pm »
Medela pumps are expensive but the best. You HAVE to get electric and one that does both breast at the same time. I pumped with my son for 9 months exclusively cause he didn't latch well (I found out later he was tongue tied) I used to pump and feed him at the same time and trust me, you can produce more than enough even just pumping only, but you have to keep doing it consistently. I could get 4 oz from each breast during one session. It would take about 15 min. When I went back to work, I had about 25 4 oz bags frozen. Good luck, you CAN to it!!

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 07:32:42 am »
I had my son on 4/10 and have pumped since then bc I'm not comfortable with baby to breast I pump about four times a day and I know if I pumped religiously every three hours if have alot more milk but I'm able to get about four or five 3 to 4 oz bottles a day plus I supplement with formula bc when I go back to work I won't be pumping, its time consuming but evey little bit he gets is good. As far as pump in the hospital I used a medela and like it but bci didn't plan to pump long I didn't want to spend a fortune do I got the 70 dollar mipump double electric from walmart and it works great and gets my milk out, I ws worried bc not all the reviews were good but I've had very positive experience with it. Best wishes :)

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 12:35:11 pm »
Thanks everyone :) i will try baby to breast but if cant get thevjist of it or stuff i will pump for baby abd thanks ill look into how much mandela ones r in uk :)

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 06:52:05 pm »
The answers I got were advent bottles, and if you are doing breast & bottles, wait 4-6wks before introducing the bottle so your baby doesn't get a preference for it. I've talked to a few lactation specialists and that was the general opinion :) when are you due?

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 07:01:57 pm »
Thankyou f advice :) medela ones are bit priceybfor my budget here in uk so.im guna try an electric tommee tippee or avent one:) , im due on the 17th october :) x

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 08:39:13 pm »
Wic told me the most important milk the baby gets is colostrum. Anything after that is just a bonus. I breastfed a week consecutively but after that my 3 year old came back home (from his dads) and I was too exhausted to continue.