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    Then I must be ok. I wasn't sure if I should be getting more. I figured those who were getting several ounces at a time were referring to exclusive pumping.

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    I keep having to remind myself of two things:

    1 - I'll always pump less than what she's able to eat directly from the breast.

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    2 - She's still so young that I won't get a whole lot of ounces in one sitting anyway.

    I'm impatient and I think I expect too much from myself sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrygirl83 View Post
    Ok, I tried to read through the posts to get an answer to my question, but I can't keep up.
    So, when you guys are pumping and getting several ounces, are you pumping AND breastfeeding the baby or are you just pumping exclusively? I am pumping and BFing, and I am getting 1-2 oz each time from one side. I considered that pretty good because with DS I would only get about 1/2 oz- 1 oz when I was pumping and BFing.
    This sounds like a good amount to me. I don't pump regularly, usually once a day or when I feel like I'm getting engorged. For example, I'll pump after her morning feed if she's slept long stretches during the night and I'm feeling uncomfortable. I get anywhere from 1.5-2.5oz a side....depending on how long a feed I did before pumping.

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    Thanks, ladies I just got a little worried reading some of the posts.

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    I have felt that way too. It's so easy to freak ourselves out!

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    I freaked out like crazy with DD1....to the point that BF really didn't work for us. This time I figure as long as baby's fed and happy most of the time and growing....I'm not going to freak out. If I pump, I pump, if not whatever....easy breezy! LOL

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    ok, I've read the posts and I think I know the answer but I would like your take on this, too. Here lately when Sam is feeding she'll pop off, like lose suction, then continue to nurse. She'll do it several times in a row, and my nips are just screaming, and I'm wondering if it's a latch issue (which looks good to me) or is it something else?

    perhaps thrush or a sore throat?

    is it possible that my breasts are too heavy and the weight is what's keeping the nipple from staying where it belongs, and that's causing the popping?

    *I hope that makes sense, the popping thing -- it's like she's clicking her tongue and completely loses suction -- omg does it make the sore happen.*

    my guess is that it's just a latch issue, but of course I worry. any ideas?

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    Karah will do that exact thing you described Alice. It happens more during the night when she and I are tired. I've been pulling her off the breast right away cuz if I don't....holy sh** it hurts! I then try to wake her a bit and relatch properly. It sometimes takes a ton of tries to get her to latch properly again, but I figure it's worth it to avoid the pain. It's so so frustrating at the time.....especially at like 3am when I just want her to feed quickly so I can go back to bed...lol.

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    nak

    ques for the btdt's... as your lo gets bigger, what nursing positions do you use?

    ellsabunny is getting too long for most of the ones i've read about - my arms are just too short to hold her comfortably or securly in them. i've been laying her in my lap with one arm supporting her head and sort of leaning forward a bit to get my boobs in the right spot.

    it works for now, but other ideas would be great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaders View Post
    nak

    ques for the btdt's... as your lo gets bigger, what nursing positions do you use?

    ellsabunny is getting too long for most of the ones i've read about - my arms are just too short to hold her comfortably or securly in them. i've been laying her in my lap with one arm supporting her head and sort of leaning forward a bit to get my boobs in the right spot.

    it works for now, but other ideas would be great!
    I don't know much about this as they get bigger.

    Right now though, Evan really likes to be held in an upright position to feed. So basically, he's sitting/straddling my leg and we're belly to belly as he nurses. It seems to be the easiest way for him to latch and nurse.

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