I'm new - looking for a little advice and support

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
I'm new - looking for a little advice and support
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Wed, 05-25-2011 - 4:23pm

I'm so grateful to have found this site - there is so much negativity and judgment out there regarding feeding choices mothers make for their babies; in contrast, this community seems very supportive as well as knowledgeable.

My baby is almost 8 weeks old, and we for a variety of reasons were unable to establish breastfeeding.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2011

Welcome to the board.

Lilypie - Personal picture
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Registered: 05-25-2011

Thanks for your reply! Yes, I do pump hands free but I still feel that I can't give my baby and household the attention they need while pumping - I'm not truly mobile while pumping, even with the hands free.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2011

That is really great that you are feeling better at 5 pumps a day. I know 6 right now seems like I have a ton of free time now. My supply is low so

Lilypie - Personal picture
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Registered: 04-12-2010

totally possible to pump and supplement and if you're already dropping pumping sessions, it's a likely senario.