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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in Breastfeeding mommies who pump!'s LiveJournal:

Monday, November 3rd, 2008
2:40 pm
Motivated to pump?
How do you get motivated to pump?  I seem to dread it and can't seem to get myself to do it.  It annoys me to some degree.  I would like to increase my supply and have some milk stored for later.  If I could get some help  with this, I would be greatly appreciative.

Please read my journal for more details, either about me or in general.

Current Mood: optimistic
Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
7:44 am
Food Poisoning
I pump excllusively for my daughter (10 months on the 18th). Last night I got violently ill with food poisoning. Sparing the details, I couldn't even keep water down. I took imodium which I also promptly threw up- I think. I was so sick that I didn't even think to pump last night and haven't since about 4:00 yesterday (It's 7:45 now-ouch!)  Can I use this milk? How long do I need to pump and dump? Anyone know what Hale's says? TIA


Edit- It just occured to me that it could be Carbon Monoxide poisoning. I was stuck in a tunnel behind  awreck for about 30 minutes yesterday.  If it is, should I dump it?

Current Mood: sick
Thursday, June 29th, 2006
9:01 am
Larger flanges for pumps
So when you guys got them.. were they these ones?? http://www.selfexpressions.com/sofbreaspair.html
or these??
If it is those.. what size did you get??? What size are the ones ON the Medela PIS??
:) Thanks Moms!!
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
12:08 pm
For those of you who were BF/ pumping and switched over or who are in the process of doing so, I'm curios as to how you went about doing this. My daughter is 9 1/2 months old and I've been exclusively pumping since she was about 6-8 weeks.  The bottle part is no issue, but I'm not sure how to make the switch from EBM or how I go about "drying up."  

Please note, I'm not asking for pros and cons on formula vs breastmilk, etc. I'm just looking for suggestions as to how to go about it when I decide to stop pumping.  TIA


Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
9:18 am
Arrrgggg, As I was leaving daycare today, the provider was getting
Amelia a bottle ready. It occurred to me as my butt hit the seat in
the car that she had stuck the bottle in the microwave! My hard
pumped MM, in the Microwave, it about killed me in the car!

I have to deal with that tonight! If I am going to spend all that
time pumping, I sure as shit do not want all the nutrients and
antibodies killed in the microwave! If I wanted that I would give
her that crap in a can (no offense to supplementing moms, I swear!
Just the tendency to call it that at my house).

So, I need to figure out how to A) tell her not to do that and B)
come up with a new plan. Can we just put a cooler pack in the cooler
which keeps it cool but not cold and have her give it that way, or
just have her sit one out on the counter and let it get room temp. I
will explain that at home we nuke some water and then put the bottle
in it, and warm it that way, though that takes more time.

Of course DBF his thought was to just tell her to leave all of them
out, she is only there 8 hours, though, can you leave refrigerated
out all day like that?

Sunday, February 19th, 2006
10:49 am
I pumped 4 ounces on one boob this am!!! 4 !!! Wow!!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
8:23 pm
it seems as if my plugged duct is back- and hurts like hell! owie! If I reach across myself it really really hurts. I am not a wuss either! natural childbirth=10 in pain, this=7. owie! I just came on today... wtf? I thought its usually from engorgement? Could it be mastitis ? I havent taken my temp... I did take 600mg ibuprofen.. I will hot pack it.. and perhaps another shower. I already showered and have been massaging... holy cow it hurts!! :(
And I go back to work on thurs and will be pumping...

I wonder... should i pump??

I want my mommy..
Saturday, January 21st, 2006
1:26 pm
Supply issues
Okay, so I have what I consider a good supply. I'm pumping almost twice as much each day as my baby is eating (she eats about 24 ounces a day, I'm pumping 50 ounces a day, sometimes more). The freezer is overfull to the point where we're going out tonight to buy one of those freestanding freezers, for the sole purpose of keeping my milk. In less than three weeks at home, I've frozen 280 ounces of milk and there's another 32 or so in the fridge.

At the same time, I'm exhausted. All I do is feed her, change her, wash diapers and bottles, and pump. I'm pumping every 3-4 hours and getting 6-10 ounces a session.

Given my oversupply of milk combined with my need for more sleep, how safe would it be to decrease pumping frequency? Should I not even go there, given that Julia is only 3½ weeks old, I'm planning to breastfeed for at least a year, and who knows what'll happen to my supply once I go back to work in two months?

Thoughts? Advice?

(cross-posted to crnchychristian, pumpingmamas and exclusivepump
Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
8:49 am
I just pumped 2 oz on my right side!!! yay!!
I have been eating oatmeal, taking fenugreek ( 5 tabs/day) and drinking MM tea. yay for booby juice!!

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, January 16th, 2006
12:29 pm
poor Daddy..
I feel so horrible for Paul. Bella really just has issues with him! LOL He apparently does not have boobies like me, and .. well.. just isn't ME! LOL
Today I took a shower and Paul had her ( normal) and she was crying the entire time I was in the shower- approx 15 min. So when I came down I asked him if he changed her diaper- no.. so he did and she was wet, and she calmed down for a minute. Then started crying again. He bounced with her, tried different positions, checked her clothes, swaddled her.. nothing really helped. So I warmed up a bottle for him- but she was so far past upset she wouldn't take it. Even in the position I normally feed her. I stayed out of sight the entire time.
Now I know she can still smell me.. but.
What the heck do you do?! How do you transition a baby to a bottle from the breast, AND to a different person for a little bit? I feel TOTALLY guilty going back to work! I know Paul is worried too. I mean.. I really DONT want her to cry the entire time I am gone. We don't do the CIO method. Period. That is not ok in my house!

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