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December 6th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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I am very lazy this time around or maybe just really busy! LOL I don't have time to pump like I would like, but I have to have enough milk for when I have photo shoots on weekends. Thankfully they don't last long and sometimes I can nurse before I leave and he will be fine until I get back. Anyway my question is when you do give a bottle of BM how much are you giving? Sometimes he will take 4 oz and sometimes he won't. I hate to waste my BM that I have worked so hard to get.
Oh he is 10 weeks now. I can't even remember with my other two.

Also, for those of you who have been having supply issues and using Mother's Milk is their a certain brand you prefer. I feel that my last feeding of the night before bedtime Reed is not getting full. Last night he nursed and then screamed and I thawed 2 oz and he chugged that down. He was fighting my breast like crazy so I decided to try some thawed. I am thinking of trying the Mother's milk to see if it will help a little with that last feeding. I am good the rest of the time. He is completely content after eating. Just that last one in the evening and I am wondering if I am just a little low on milk.

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December 6th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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I'm not feeding any bottles (no need), but my friends baby is 3 months next week and drinks 2-4Oz most feedings. I freeze it in 2.5Oz quantities for her and she thaws one at a time. I've found that I pump decent amounts (2-3ish Oz) if I pump one breast while feeding on the other, maybe you could give that a try? It doesn't take much extra time that way! Also, on the night time issue, try drinking a couple of glasses (total of 16Oz) of water about 5-10mins before that feeding. You may find you have a better supply for the feeding. It's a trick that works to pump more milk in a sitting too
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December 6th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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I drink Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother's Milk. I buy it at the regular grocery store.
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December 6th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I'm not doing any pumping or bottle feeding, but when I've struggled to maintain supply in the past I found More Milk Plus to be the most effective supplement.
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December 6th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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I drink traditional medicinals as well.

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December 6th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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I am using More Milk Plus. It really helps!

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December 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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I store milk 2-3oz in a bag. I read that's the best way to do it because you can always defrost more and then you won't be wasting. Sean sometimes only takes 1-2 oz, but once he took a full 6oz!

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