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#121 of 127 Unread 09-04-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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I don't know how "silly" this is, but it's kind of weird...

I've been going to a New Moms' Coffee group that is pretty awesome, moderated by an expectant grandma. Almost every time the subject of pumping comes up, she tells us that we can increase milk output by watching porn while pumping. I can believe that it would work physically. What blows my mind is the idea that anybody would feel okay watching porn in the workplace! Even if you are not using your work computer or even your work wifi but using a smartphone with data plan...even if you don't have any kind of zero-tolerance policy in your workplace...wouldn't it just be weird and distracting to watch porn in your office and then try to get right back to work?!

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That is kind of weird, but I took a back to work class with an IBCLC and she said sometimes women read erotica to help get the milk flowing. Oxytocin is released when nursing and when aroused. I would avoid watching porn in the office personally.



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My Mexican niece: "I tried breastfeeding, but my daughter didn't like my milk and wanted formula." She said her baby tasted her milk and made a horrible face and tried to spit it out.

"I tried breastfeeding but I didn't have enough milk/my milk dried up." - five of my Mexican SIL's who started supplementing with formula in the hospital for all of their kids One even came to visit me in the hospital (against my wishes) and mentioned that I shouldn't bother breastfeeding because I wouldn't make enough milk anyway. When I said I wasn't worried about it, her husband jumped in to say that most women can't.

I was told that I couldn't eat anything spicy because it would make my milk spicy.

My daughter rarely cried, but I was told to give her bottles of chamomile tea to prevent gas and that I need to give her bottles of water too.

It's a sad state of affairs for breastfeeding here in Mexico. Out of my husband's gigantic family, I don't know anyone who has breastfed successfully and I have never seen any woman breastfeeding in public. There are babies EVERYWHERE and they are all formula-fed.
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When dd1 was little I worked full time and pumped. My stepdad told me that I should play classical music every time because it would help me pump more milk! He said when he was growing up on a dairy farm they used to play it in the barns for that reason. It still makes me smile; he was so earnest about it, trying to be helpful.
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At least he was being supportive maybe there is truth to it because it relaxes you or something!
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Oh, yeah, he meant well. It was funny, later he mumbled "not that I'm saying you're a cow..." For a guy of his generation (1920's) he was supportive of a lot. Dd2 was born at home while he lived with us and he was super proud of that, too.
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I think there is actually a kernel of truth behind the idea that breastfeeding will affect the strength of your teeth.

If you are vitamin D-deficient (which is unfortunately quite common), you may or may not be able to produce milk that has all the vitamin D your baby needs, but your own health (including teeth and bones) will suffer.

It's an easy fix, of course (D3 supplements for mom), but not so easy when nobody recognizes it as a problem.
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