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Hello,<br><br>
I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction or give me tips for my situation. Because of my work arrangements, I couldn't pump so we gave my daughter formula during the day and I breast feed at night and before I went to work. We start this routine in July and now I am just down to breastfeeding once a day. Now that I don't work any more I would like to go back to breast feeding full time. How do I do this without fustrating my daughter (she is five months old)?<br><br>
Thanks<br><br>
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Hi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I saw this and wanted to offer up some advice.<br><br>
If she takes the breast well, regardless of time of day...I'd just offer. Maybe start off by nursing her in the places you nurse at night. Maybe she'll equate the two.<br><br>
Wish I had more to give. Best of luck!<br>
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Congrats for the decision to breastfeed full time! It will be a little work to get there, but I think you can do it.<br><br>
First- drink lots of water and eat at least one bowl of oatmeal a day (helps with supply.)<br><br>
Then- offer the breast often. At this point I would offer a little before you feed her- maybe half an hour or so before you think she'll be hungry. More often if possible. Let her suck as much as she will.<br><br>
Do you have a pump? If so, it would be useful to pump a few times a day.<br><br>
Go to <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">www.kellymom.com</a> I believe on there there is a schedule for reducing formula to go back to just breast.<br><br>
I would suggest a nursing boot-camp. Go to bed with babe for 3 days- do nothing but take care of the two of you and nurse. Go topless as much as possible.<br><br>
Take baths together.<br><br>
hope that helps!<br><br>
-Angela
 
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