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post #221 of 225

Smokering, I have the same shirt drenching problem! Pumping and bottles will be a necessity for me because I'll be in school. But even if I weren't, I think I'd still pump so that I could have some times away from the baby here and there. After a while it starts to feel rather stifling to not be able to EVER be away from the baby. Or to time outings without baby between feedings.

 

Have you seen the Human Milk 4 Human Babies Facebook pages? It used to be called Eats on Feets, but they changed their name a few months ago. There is a global page, and then tons of pages for different countries and US states. There is a vast network of milky mamas that are sharing milk and wet nursing babies all over the place. It's so cool!

 

I'll be donating some of my milk, assuming that I'll have extra that I don't need, to mamas in my area that need it. I pumped exclusively for my birthdaughter for 4 months and she had breastmilk for 6 months. I was getting 50 ounces a day at one point. Of course, I don't expect to have that much milk stored up this time around because I'm nursing a baby and pumping at the same time. But I've never had issues with undersupply so I'm hopeful that I can feed my baby and help feed another one as well.

post #222 of 225

I've heard of it. I thought Eats on Feets was a better name. :p I'm not on Facebook, though... I did tell my midwife that I was willing to donate, though; a lot of midwives coordinate milk donation between mothers, sort of under the table, if they happen to have a client who can't breastfeed.

 

I like to think I'm preparing our flatmate well for fatherhood. :p He's single and has no kids, and has led a sheltered life thus far... but since he's moved in with us he's been treated to a front-row view of me fainting, vomiting, wandering around the house in early labour... DH cutting up the placenta and steaming it... my cloth pads drying on the clothes horse... plenty of breastfeeding... and now me with attractive wet patches on my shirt. Not to mention the crying, vomiting and pooping of the baby itself. If he ever should happen to take a wife, nothing will faze him. In the mean time, he spends a lot of time hiding in his room... but then, he's a computer geek, so that's not exactly out of the norm. Oh well, he chose to move in! At least I'm a good cook...

 

ETA: Also, we're well into July now. Shouldn't we have a new chat thread?

post #223 of 225

Sorry I have been out of the loop! Finn has turned into a fussy baby and is either nursing or needing to be soothed 24 hours a day!

 

By the way... I am totally with all of you on the watching TV.. being on the internet while nursing. What else are you suppose to do? haha

 

I am already tired of the newborn stage... let's get to 3-4 months already!

post #224 of 225

Oh no, 3-4 months was scary with DD1! I'm all for fast-forwarding to 5 months though.

 

I'm having a lot of leakiness too. Even with lying on a towel, I've pretty much destroyed our mattress. eyesroll.gif

 

You guys are going to laugh, but baby Rosa is back to being baby Nameless. I spent 3 days putting off announcing the name, before realising that my reluctance to share it with anyone probably wasn't a good sign. Back to the drawing board...

 

 

 

 

post #225 of 225
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ETA: Also, we're well into July now. Shouldn't we have a new chat thread?


Good point! I started a new chat thread. :)

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