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    Yeah, it's nuts. My dad really wasn't trying to be mean (I can't stay obese like this because I have a bad back) but he -- along with SO many people -- doesn't get it. I hear all the time things like why don't I just pump so I can get out. Ha! Four months in and I haven't an ounce to spare. My daughter can't breastfeed and I put in a huge effort for three months with weekly meetings with lactation consultants and everything, but I still hear, "Why don't you just feed her the regular way? Have you tried again?" Pump, pump, pump. My dad actually thought "lactation consultant" was a joke I made up and not a real professional I was paying $250 to come out to the house. My boyfriend gets it, thank goodness. I mean, he's REALLY good about it. He's always washing pump bits and making sure I have everything ready and he's getting better at telling people when they can/can't come over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplespiral View Post
    Yeah, it's nuts. My dad really wasn't trying to be mean (I can't stay obese like this because I have a bad back) but he -- along with SO many people -- doesn't get it. I hear all the time things like why don't I just pump so I can get out. Ha! Four months in and I haven't an ounce to spare. My daughter can't breastfeed and I put in a huge effort for three months with weekly meetings with lactation consultants and everything, but I still hear, "Why don't you just feed her the regular way? Have you tried again?" Pump, pump, pump. My dad actually thought "lactation consultant" was a joke I made up and not a real professional I was paying $250 to come out to the house. My boyfriend gets it, thank goodness. I mean, he's REALLY good about it. He's always washing pump bits and making sure I have everything ready and he's getting better at telling people when they can/can't come over.
    So glad your boyfriend is so supportive, that's awesome! LOL I just realized you produce more calories in breastmilk than I eat altogether when I'm on a diet!!! But yeah, I eat like horse these days. I so wish I was not on my dairy/soy/enjoyment-free diet so I could indulge a bit but I guess it's good because it keeps me from pigging out too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by science_gal View Post
    I so wish I was not on my dairy/soy/enjoyment-free diet so I could indulge a bit but I guess it's good because it keeps me from pigging out too much.
    Enjoyment free is right! Lol.

    I always forget about this thread since its up in the sticky section.

    We are moving again in 2 months to Mississippi and I'm trying to figure out what to do with my frozen stash. She still won't take a bottle so giving it isn't much of an option right now and even if it was if have to pump more to keep my supply up. It's only about 50 ounces because I was just trying to get a small stash for returning to work and stopped when I found out we were moving and I wouldn't be going to work here.
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    I too eat way too much in attempts to keep up my milk supply! I've baked lactation cookies for the past few weeks and I didn't this past week and I noticed an immediate difference! They're so bad for you, but it's like if I don't eat four or five a day my milk goes down again! I don't have a problem keeping him full when I'm BF him but I can't seem to ever pump enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triplespiral View Post
    Yeah, it's nuts. My dad really wasn't trying to be mean (I can't stay obese like this because I have a bad back) but he -- along with SO many people -- doesn't get it. I hear all the time things like why don't I just pump so I can get out. Ha! Four months in and I haven't an ounce to spare. My daughter can't breastfeed and I put in a huge effort for three months with weekly meetings with lactation consultants and everything, but I still hear, "Why don't you just feed her the regular way? Have you tried again?" Pump, pump, pump. My dad actually thought "lactation consultant" was a joke I made up and not a real professional I was paying $250 to come out to the house. My boyfriend gets it, thank goodness. I mean, he's REALLY good about it. He's always washing pump bits and making sure I have everything ready and he's getting better at telling people when they can/can't come over.
    As if we enjoy to be hooked up to machines like dairy cows.

    I'm glad boyfriend is at least on your side and still washing stuff too! DH was so good about helping me wash bottles, pump parts in beginning...now I'm lucky if he puts his own dishes in the washer. Guess honeymoon phase is over

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    I so wish I was not on my dairy/soy/enjoyment-free diet so I could indulge a bit but I guess it's good because it keeps me from pigging out too much.
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    Enjoyment free is right! Lol.
    Lol. Took words right out of my mouth

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    We are moving again in 2 months to Mississippi and I'm trying to figure out what to do with my frozen stash. She still won't take a bottle so giving it isn't much of an option right now and even if it was if have to pump more to keep my supply up. It's only about 50 ounces because I was just trying to get a small stash for returning to work and stopped when I found out we were moving and I wouldn't be going to work here.
    I feel guilty about dumping leftover milk if sat out too long on counter...the whole liquid gold mentality that was drilled into my brain during birth class. Will you be driving, flying (can't recall where you live now)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starryblue702 View Post
    I too eat way too much in attempts to keep up my milk supply! I've baked lactation cookies for the past few weeks and I didn't this past week and I noticed an immediate difference! They're so bad for you, but it's like if I don't eat four or five a day my milk goes down again! I don't have a problem keeping him full when I'm BF him but I can't seem to ever pump enough.
    I had to stop making those cookies because I would polish off a whole batch in just a few days because they were one of the few enjoyable things to eat on this ND/NS diet. Once I found ND/NS chocolate chips, I turned into the Cookie Monster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtinagreen View Post
    I had to stop making those cookies because I would polish off a whole batch in just a few days because they were one of the few enjoyable things to eat on this ND/NS diet. Once I found ND/NS chocolate chips, I turned into the Cookie Monster.
    This is me too! I swear the entire batch is gone in three days!
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    Christina- We are driving from SD. I'm considering trying to take it in a cooler but we will be taking a couple days to get there and it'll be June so I'm not sure the best way to keep it from getting spoiled. Dry ice maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beccasweet View Post
    Christina- We are driving from SD. I'm considering trying to take it in a cooler but we will be taking a couple days to get there and it'll be June so I'm not sure the best way to keep it from getting spoiled. Dry ice maybe?
    Becky, I bet if you called an LC they could tell you the best way to transport it!
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    I was gonna say dry ice too. But I like Krystal's idea of calling an LC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starryblue702 View Post
    Becky, I bet if you called an LC they could tell you the best way to transport it!
    True! Don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks!
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