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post #181 of 238
Yes, I have do have reynauds. smile.gif. I get the regilar vasospasms while nursing though.

Who knew one day so much would revolve around our nipples, huh? LOL
post #182 of 238
So what can we do about the pain ?
for me it cones after nursing. I'm taking ibuprofen but by the end of the day its super painful!
post #183 of 238
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Originally Posted by Munchkin08 View Post

So what can we do about the pain ?
for me it cones after nursing. I'm taking ibuprofen but by the end of the day its super painful!

 

 

I always forget to mention this because I have taken it daily for years but it doesn't seem to help me in this particular situation...but a good fish oil is supposed to help with vasospasms since it thins the blood and vasospasms are generally related to circulation issues.

post #184 of 238

I haven't been able to read through any of the other posts, but I have a painful letdown. Then have to unlatch baby so milk can squirt into a cloth diaper instead of his mouth or else he gets upset/gassy/etc. Is there anything to do about this? Or will time fix it? I did not have  this with my other kids.

 

Also, I was a little worried for a bit. Silas got sick last weekend which turned into pneumonia and him hardly eating. I swear my milk was all but gone. He wouldn't nurse and I started going through my freezer supply pretty fast. I tried to keep pumping though just to bring the milk on. I went from pumping 3-4 oz on each side during one pumping session to less than an ounce from both sides. Luckily when he started feeling better and nursing a bit more, my milk came back in full swing.

post #185 of 238

Glad Silas is better now!

 

I have visciuos letdown too, but I've had it with each one.  It pretty much debilitates me for like 10 seconds every time it happens. LOL  However, mine usually disappears around 3-4 months each time.  You're doing what I've always done for the overactive letdown, though...if babe is choking it down, I let it soak into a rag, too.

post #186 of 238
Ditto to the letdown issue. :/
post #187 of 238
I am so tired of waking up in the middle of the night with a soaking wet bra and shirt. Lo is 7 weeks - when does supply balance out ?
post #188 of 238
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I am so tired of waking up in the middle of the night with a soaking wet bra and shirt. Lo is 7 weeks - when does supply balance out ?
What are you wearing? I've found a sport bra rather than a 2 cup helps keep pads in place place as your size fluctuates during the night, and try a disposable nursing pads if you're doing cloth now. Just line up like 4 of them overlapping. 2 months is usually when it starts to calm a bit.
post #189 of 238

Around 12 weeks I find I can *sometimes* start skipping out on nursing pads at night.  I definitely can't do cloth nursing pads...even during the day.  One letdown and I soak through them (even PUL ones, I tend to soak and wick around.  It's bizarre.  But I try not to wear them much anyway with the thrush issue).  In the past I've even used a gerber prefold/burp rag in my bra at night. But my letdown is painful enough that I can't fall asleep when it happens so when I latch babe on I just put some pressure on my other breast/nipple and it slows/stops the flow.  It's the same concept as Lily Padz nursing pads (which I actually love).

post #190 of 238
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I am so tired of waking up in the middle of the night with a soaking wet bra and shirt. Lo is 7 weeks - when does supply balance out ?

 

I keep a cloth diaper by me at night and put it in my sports bra on the side I'm not nursing on, even if I have to switch it to the other side in the middle of the night. Otherwise I soak me, the bed and the baby.

post #191 of 238

I also use a cloth diaper at night.

 

I think this mentioned before, but I wanted to bring it up again now that our babies are here. Some insurance companies are now covering the cost of electronic breastpumps. I got an Ameda Purely Yours that was totally covered (I have a Blue Cross PPO through dh's work). I could have gotten the Medela also, but I preferred the Ameda. You can check out edgepark.com, they work with insurance companies and carry the breastpumps.

post #192 of 238
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Originally Posted by stormysky View Post

I also use a cloth diaper at night.

 

I think this mentioned before, but I wanted to bring it up again now that our babies are here. Some insurance companies are now covering the cost of electronic breastpumps. I got an Ameda Purely Yours that was totally covered (I have a Blue Cross PPO through dh's work). I could have gotten the Medela also, but I preferred the Ameda. You can check out edgepark.com, they work with insurance companies and carry the breastpumps.

 

WIC said Medicaid would pay for one for me, and that they (WIC) would order it if I got a prescription from either OB or pediatrician. I don't know if all WIC offices are like that, to order it for you, or even if Medicaid in all states would cover it, but thought I would throw it out there as something o look into if someone might need the information.

post #193 of 238

I have to pump at work in the supply closet, as its the only room with a door and an outlet for the pump. I sit on the floor with my foot against the door because I'm afraid somone will come in as the handle doesn't have a lock. I feel so embarassed going into the supply closet. I know I have to so baby will have milk to drink, but its all men in the office and I feel like they are picturing me pumping away or something. I think its effecting me relaxing and getting a let down. Pumping is not going so well :/ 

post #194 of 238
I got the Ameda Purely Yours too. My insurance covered $300 of the cost, so I only paid about $25 out of pocket.
post #195 of 238
Greenlea - that stinks. I had a hard time relaxing with DD. What about going to your car with a nursing cover. Not sure if that would be better or not.
post #196 of 238
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I have to pump at work in the supply closet, as its the only room with a door and an outlet for the pump. I sit on the floor with my foot against the door because I'm afraid somone will come in as the handle doesn't have a lock. I feel so embarassed going into the supply closet. I know I have to so baby will have milk to drink, but its all men in the office and I feel like they are picturing me pumping away or something. I think its effecting me relaxing and getting a let down. Pumping is not going so well :/ 

I'm so sorry :(

 

I know the Ameda pump I got uses batteries or a plug. I don't know if that's an option.

http://www.amazon.com/Ameda-Purely-Yours-Breast-Pump/dp/B004E9SW7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370528636&sr=8-1&keywords=ameda+purely+yours

 

Just as a side, I noticed that the company billed the insurance around $330 for this pump (and it didn't come with any extras). What a ripoff!

post #197 of 238
I also noticed that the place I got my pump billed extra - $300 for a $150 single pump. Felt like saying something but didn't want to waste my time. No wonder insurance is so much!
post #198 of 238

I'm so ready to pull my hair out regarding feeding. 

We are still supplementing with formula. If we didn't, Gray would nurse all.day.long. He definitely prefers breastfeeding, as he comfort nurses often times. I think my milk production has increased a little, but still not enough to keep little man full. He sometimes drinks 3 ounces of formula about 45 minutes after nursing. BUT the problem is with the bottles. We were initially using the Breastflow bottles. They apparently make the baby work harder so that he doesn't get lazy and not want to breastfeed. But he started refusing those bottles and I would have to fight with him to take them. We started using the Avent Naturals and he took to those really well, but now he sucks in SO much air that he starts screaming after half an ounce and it takes him forever to burp (while he's screaming in my ear because his tummy hurts.) 

 

What kind of bottles do the mamas that supplement or ever use bottles use? I am thinking about trying the Dr.Brown's bottles since they are supposed to keep the air out, but it doesn't seem like they support a natural latch. I'm afraid to get him messed up with his latch, so I'm really not sure where to turn right now.

post #199 of 238
Bambi bitty labs is about to start selling the bare, which is designed for bf babies and lets in no air. I'm going to order some as soon as possible.
post #200 of 238
We were using the Medela nipples but switched to Dr Browns BC the flow of milk was so much. Our LO seems happy with them and goes between bottle and breast easily. But we are now down to one bottle every few days (until I go back to work in a few weeks).
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