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|Thu, 11-01-2012 - 8:56pm|
Alright, I've accepted the fact that I just won't ever "normally" breastfeed my 6th baby:) So now I'm going to be lurking here gleaning information and advice from the wise sages who have been-there-done-that. I'm a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 6. I've been EPing for 3 1/2 months now. I try to pump to mimic my baby's demand-on days where she isn't as hungry, I don't pump as much. When she's growing and sucks down a 9oz bottle in one sitting, I pump more. I have about a month's supply in the freezer. I don't pump at night although I've read I should. Baby is sleeping through the night (my other breastfed babies seemed to be constantly attached all night long), so I decided I wasn't going to get up either. When I get busy and I notice a decrease in output, I drink a bunch of water, eat oatmeal, and take some fenugreek (I have an older stepdaughter who owns dairy goats and we compare notes on milk production!). I have to say, I have really enjoyed getting to know this baby and my body in a different way than I did with my other five! And I haven't had too many problems with supply either. So I'm feeling suprisingly blessed with this strange turn of events!