Written by Logan Sapphire » January 27th, 2011, 11:23 am:Question for those of you who don't heat up your refrigerated bottles- what do you do to mix the fat that's separated and clinging to the sides of the bottle?
Written by Logan Sapphire » January 20th, 2011, 6:06 pm:Turtle- I always had heard you could only heat breastmilk twice, so defrosting it counts as one heating, and then one more time. But I'd be delighted to be told otherwise! Let me know if you find something to the contrary!
Written by Miscka:Thank you guys so much! That was extremely helpful. If anyone else wants to share their "system" I would love it. Pupp, that made so much sense to me. Thank you! You said you pump 2x at work, do you mind sharing the timing? Sorry if thats a repeat q. I am hoping to pump at least 2x at work, and attempt to go over to his daycare (super close to office) and feed him at lunch a few times a week, or as much as I can.Allie, do you freeze in the bottles or transfer to bags? Your tip on extra parts for work is a great one, I dont want to have to clean anything while I am there. Does anyone else have a Freestyle? For some reason I don't know if the extra parts to do that with would be the same as a PIS or other. The "spare parts kit" doesnt have the valves/membranes I keep hearing about. Turtle - Your system is what I wish I could do, but I dont know what kind of bottles we will use. So far we bought Tommee Tippee, but who knows what the kid will like!Thanks again, ladies. I really appreciate it!
Written by Loves Vintage » January 30th, 2011, 10:29 am:Jumping in as a newbie here. Did anyone start out supplementing with formula? My LO is now 9 days old. I started pumping at the hospital, but milk did not come in until she was 5 days old, which I understand is normal. We are seeing a lactation consultant for a latching issue. I understand that I am to pump frequently in order to increase production, but it is so hard, especially since we are supplementing with formula. I am not producing nearly enough for her. She eats about 3 oz per feeding, and I am lucky to produce 1-1.5 oz at a time. I have not been pumping in the middle of the night. The formula seems to be a bit of a crutch for us, especially since DH will feed her in the middle of the night, allowing me to sleep.I know the answer is to pump more frequently. I guess I am looking for words of encouragement, like "it will work, just keep at it." More milk will come, right???? I will catch up with her needs, right?
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