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    Elle, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope it's *just* an allergy and can be resolved quickly.

    Katie, I used to work at a licenced daycare center and breastmilk had to come ready to go in the bottles. We could warm it in a cup of water of course, but couldn't be defrosting, pouring into bottles, general "handling" of the breastmilk since it's a bodily fluid. So definitely ask what their policy is before sending frozen bags.


    What are you all wearing as far as bras and nursing tanks? I just wear nursing tanks...but, if I'm out of the house, it's not really enough support. Do you were a nursing bra, and THEN a nursing tank?! I only have 1 nursing bra and I hate it.
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    Ashley - I'm almost certain you are right - they can warm it up and feed it no problem but they can't be responsible for handling of it - defrosting etc. If I used an at home place it might be different but we use the facility at the Y and they are very VERY strict about following the letter of the law (which I like)
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    Elle- any word yet on the tests? I'm so sorry you have to be in the hospital.

    Ashley- I wear a nursing tank around the house and if i go out I wear the same under a loose fitting shirt or if I am wearing something form fitting I do a nursing bra underneath the tank. When i go back to work i will wear a nursing bra for pumping and regular clothes.

    I have ben keeping up with this thread but it is so hard to type 1 handed because i am always nak
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    I have one really pricey Bravado underwire bra and I'm just starting to be able to wear it w/o it giving me a clogged duct. I'll wear that at work when I go back until I shrink to the point where it is too big. I think around 4-5 months PP I went back to my normal D cup. Right now I'm still way big. When I go back I think I'll buy the same Bravado bra in a smaller size. It's pricey but is more comfortable than the cheaper Motherhood ones I have. Around the house and casual outings I wear a nursing tank (Bravado or Glamour Mom that I bought off deal of the day sites while prego). Not the hottest look, I look kind of shelf-boob-ish but it's comfortable enough and easier to NIP if I need to. I'm not a big fan of covers so the tank under a shirt with a burp cloth works well enough.
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    So Trystan slept for 6 hours straight last night, from 11PM to 5AM, for the first time! I woke up right before he did and looked at the clock, and it scared me a little bit because he's never done that before, but then he started to grunt a little lol. Last night was very hard though, as no matter how much I fed him he was still hungry. It finally got to a point around 8PM that I actually had to give him a bottle of BM that he was meant to have today while I was at work, because after three feedings in one hour there was nothing else coming out of my breasts. It was the very first time I had ever given him a bottle myself, and I didn't like it very much, but he was so hungry. He ate 2oz out of the bottle before finally dozing off to sleep (then waking again around 10PM to eat AGAIN, but thankfully I had more milk by then). Has that ever happened to any of you? Have you ever been "sucked dry" by your baby and they still want more? Is it just a growth spurt?
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    We are going back home . Ryan has been on nutramigen since monday night and he is eating way better and stopped crying during feeds!! His gassines and straining and grunting has stopped altogether. So the ped is pretty sure it is a milk protein/soy intolerance. He said most kids outgrow it by one year. I am on a completely dairy and soy free diet for now and in 10 days I can introduce one breastfeed a day and see how it goes. I really hope I can breastfeed again, I am pumping to keep the supply up. The ped said he has seen good results with this scenario and that we caught it early. Fingers crossed!!
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    Elle, I'm glad that Ryan is doing so much better, and here's hoping that your supply stays right where it should!
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    krystal- we had a few days where emily was like that. I'll nurse both sides for an hr each and then give up and give her some formula
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    what a relief Elle! What can you eat??? i eat so much dairy i couldn't imagine going dairy free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneorJulyBaby? View Post
    what a relief Elle! What can you eat??? i eat so much dairy i couldn't imagine going dairy free.
    I do too... I just cut out all the obvious things (milk, yoghurt, cheese, etc) and I have a huge list of "hidden" dairy. Almost all processed food has dairy or soy, so I am eating mostly unprocessed items. I was doing a lot of that anyways, but it's hard. I might start baking my own bread again. I live in canada and get 1 year of mat leave - if that was not the case I don't think I could do it, because it takes time to make all your own food and eat nothing processed. Between dairy and soy, the list is slim. All veggies, meats, grains, potatoes, rice, for sweets I eat raisins for now, almonds etc. The problem is, I tend to be on the thin side anyways so I have a hard time keeping the weight on. To make myself feel better I drank 2 glasses of wine tonight and dumped what I pumped after (I have to anyways but I a storing to potentially donate).

    I am going to a natural foods super market tomorrow and they have TONS of food for people with special dietary needs. I just feel like I've come this far I don't want to give up now. There is a decent chance it will work - I get to try nursing again in 10 days to allow the offending proteins to leave my system and for Ryan's intestine to heal. I SO hope it works!! I miss nursing horribly and whenever I carry Ryan and he roots for my breast it makes me want to cry. But he is a lot happier on the formula for now - he eats well and no crying during or after feeds. Now I just have to make sure I pump enough to keep the supply up.

    Thanks to all of you for the support... I really appreciate it!

    ETA: I am SO glad we are home! Ryan was a real ham with the nurses on the ped ward and loved all the attention, but I almost died when they had to take his blood and had a hard time and he screamed and screamed. I think I cried at least as much as him.
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