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April 11th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Those who are currently pregnant or TTC, are you planning to breast feed? Those who have kids already, did you breast feed?
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April 12th, 2012, 07:41 AM
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I did not breast feed with either DS or DD. I would like to try this time, but I may not be able to due to the reduction surgery I had.
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April 12th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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I pumped exclusively for Jim--he just never would nurse. In the NICU, he'd desat when I tried to nurse him, and when I got him home and tried to nurse, he'd scream bloody murder anytime my boob got near him. So, I pumped for a year. This time around, I'm both pumping and nursing. We mostly feed bottles during the day, and I mostly nurse at night. With both kids I've been overproducing, and giving away the excess to friends who aren't making enough.
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April 12th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Stella never latched. She was jaundice and in the nicu so I had to supplement. I pumped for a month and my production was pathetic. The most I ever got during a pumping session was 3oz.
I was determined to BF Duncan, but it was not meant to be. He latched immediately the first time at the breast and never again. I put him to the breast every hour for the first 24 hours. I would try, then pump to try and see if anything was happening. When I was pumping, I was getting nothing, not even colostrum. When Duncan was just over a day old I was sitting and pumping at about 2am, (we had already fed Duncan formula since he had turned from a sweet boy to a maniac in those first 24 hours) I remembered back to when I was pumping every 2 hours for Stella and still not producing even 1/2 of what she needed and I threw the bottles, looked at DH and said "I'm done!". In hindsight, I am glad I did that. I got to enjoy my first month with Duncan instead of being beyond exhausted and frustrated from pumping all the time.
If I had another (which is not in the cards), I do not think I would attempt breast feeding given my track record.
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April 13th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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I nursed/pumped for my first. At 5 months she didn't want to nurse so I exclusively pumped until she was 1. I nursed/pumped (mostly nursed) my son. He was a big nurser and weaned around 1 year. I plan to do the same for this kiddo...nurse/pump when away.
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April 13th, 2012, 02:38 PM
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I breastfed Allison for 22 months, until I got pregnant with Junior. I'm planning on breastfeeding him as soon as he gets here (April 26!)
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April 16th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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I nursed when around and pumped when at work for all three. DD#1 weaned at 13 months, DS weaned himself at 10 months, and I'm still nursing/pumping with little rose right now at 7.5 months. I plan to go a year with her. Once I go back to school in the fall, I won't be pumping at work even if I still nurse her at night.
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April 17th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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you ladies that exclusively pump are amazing! I HATE pumping. I tried to do it and absolutely hated it.

I ebf'd Allison until she was 16 months old and I got pg with Claire. Claire is 11 months old and still nursing, although I would like to start to wean her now. If and when we have another, I'll bf that one, too.
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August 3rd, 2012, 07:08 AM
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When I had with my first baby I can't breastfeed my baby because my breast have only a little amount of milk.
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