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October 28th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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How did you decided to switch to EPing?

I posted in the general BFing forum, but would love some advice and ideas here also.

It seems like a feeding issue. DD nurses or takes a bottle about every 2-3 hours during the day (rarely actually goes past 2.5 hours during the day). She started waking every 3 hours at night after she was sleeping 6-8 hours. Her afternoon nursings suck to say the least. She half heartedly nurses (too busy, poor positions, my letdown sucks in public).

It is getting progressively harder to function and I'm starting to think its because her afternoon nursings stink. She nurses fine during the night, but IDK.

I enjoy pumping and bottle feeding despite being slightly more work and time consuming.
Mommy to H (6) and E (brand new)
4 Angels gone too soon

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June 19th, 2013, 09:37 AM
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 48
I switched to EP because it was becoming too stressful for both my son and I too breastfeed. It seemed to take just 30 min to get situated. I was also using a nipple shield, but half the time it fell off .Plus he wasn't gaining weight thus it was easier to EP/ and supplement. I wish BF was as easy as it appears on some books etc. Also, I leak alot thus trying to bf meant I had to try to keep the other breast covered so I didn't leak all over myself or my son, but then it made it harder for me to hold my son properly.
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June 27th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: AR
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There are definitely pros and cons to EPing, but stress is a huge consideration, and whatever can relieve stress is good for milk supply and for sanity! I've known several ladies who have EPed, one of them for twins. So it can definitely be done. Good luck to you!

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