Keeping a positive attitude..How do you do it?

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Registered: 10-21-2002
Keeping a positive attitude..How do you do it?
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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 12:18pm

Ok..the fact that Im still lurking here means I havent given up yet(as stressed as I am I can't quit until Im not able to pump anything)...Im really trying to boost my supply just enough that I don't have to pump for ever feeding and make my daughter wait for her milk..Is it realistic to boost my supply just enough that I can keep one bottle ahead? I also notice that pumping is way easier early in the day and as time goes by I think the stress gets to me and I am able to produce less..Right now I'm using the power pumping method and pumping once and hr and getting about an ounce each time which is good as I do still have almost 2 bottles worth in the fridge..Will this help or hurt my supply..Ive read stories where power pumping increased womens supplies but others where it dried them up..what was your experience..I'm willing to do anything to build up my supply enough to stop giving my daughter formula(which she spits up all over and it makes her poo really stinky)

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 5:38pm

I don't remember how long it has been since you had your LO.

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Registered: 10-21-2002
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 9:12pm

My little girl is only 3 weeks old..LOL..Im just frustrated because Im having to supplement her already and by this time with both of my previous babies I was mass producing and stockpiling my freezer..Ive been eating oatmeal like theres no tomorrow and also drinking this really gross tea recommended by a local midwife and taking fenugreek..I don't care if I end up with enough milk to feed all the babies in Michigan..I want my daughter off formula..If I do end up with way too much I can always donate any frozen milk to our local milk bank..Its free to donate but really expensive to buy..or else I could donate to one of the companies that sends breastmilk to africa for infants who don't have mothers..First thing though is getting my supply up enough to feed my own child..I'm getting carried away..LOL

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Registered: 05-25-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 5:09pm

Since you are only a few weeks pp, you can probably still boost your supply some.

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 11:07pm

Everyone has more milk in the morning and the least amount of milk in the early evening to night time (3pm-6pm). When your milk is low during those hours it is also higher in fat content so although there is less of it there are just as many calories. Where do you live? Michigan? In LA we have an amazing place called the Pump Station .

You can call them and talk to one of their lactation educators even if you live far away. Maybe they can tell you about a place near where you live. I think the only way to stay positive is through support and taking it one day at a time. This is a good place for support but finding a place where you could go would be nice too. I think you responded to a post of mine last week where I was saying I didn't think I could do it either, and here we are a week later. You can do it.