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June 10th, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Hooray for your husband coming home!!! I am so excited for you! I know what waiting for that is like! As far as the pumping goes, 5-6 hours is a long time between pumping sessions. I EPed for DD and pumped every 2-3 hours for about 20 mins each time. It kept me from being so full that it hurt and things were messy. And I was able to store milk, too. My concern with only pumping every 5-6 hours would be that your milk supply will adjust to that and you may find that if he is able to latch and start nursing, that you may not have milk in between those times when you haven't been pumping.

For the flaky skin, have you tried rubbing it with baby oil and a soft washcloth? We used baby oil and a soft brush on DD's scalp to keep her from getting that funky flaky head stuff and it worked like a charm. We never had a problem with it. I would bet the same thing would work on other skin.

Good luck and enjoy your happy reunion!
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