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    The milk bank nurse told me 5 days for antibiotic to be gone.....

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    Really, thanks for telling me. I forgot a pill along the way, so I will take it tomorrow. That is a long time to pump and dump afterwords.

    ~Bonita~

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    Bonita, you might check with your docs office though...the bank may be being extra cautious.


    On my end, I'm going to ship my first big cooler of milk off tomorrow. I've been feeding Aly 3-4 bottles of fresh per day (my morning session that I was keeping generally makes 3) and the rest out of my stash. So I've made a bit of room in the freezer for freezing milk bank bottles. But, now that's full too. LOL. I'm also almost all out of their little bottles, so I'm going to have to start using my bags until they send more... I've got 4 left (4 oz each). That won't make it until tomorrow afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
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    Bonita, you might check with your docs office though...the bank may be being extra cautious.


    On my end, I'm going to ship my first big cooler of milk off tomorrow. I've been feeding Aly 3-4 bottles of fresh per day (my morning session that I was keeping generally makes 3) and the rest out of my stash. So I've made a bit of room in the freezer for freezing milk bank bottles. But, now that's full too. LOL. I'm also almost all out of their little bottles, so I'm going to have to start using my bags until they send more... I've got 4 left (4 oz each). That won't make it until tomorrow afternoon.
    Do you have to use their bottles, or can you use whatever?

    It will probably be at least a few days until the pain meds are out of me too.

    ~Bonita~

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    You can use either their little bottles or your own breastmilk storage bags. They provide the bottles so you don't have the expense of buying the bags. We shipped out 1/2 of a cooler full last night. It should be there this morning. I'm so happy to be able to do this. There's something wonderful feeling about giving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    You can use either their little bottles or your own breastmilk storage bags. They provide the bottles so you don't have the expense of buying the bags. We shipped out 1/2 of a cooler full last night. It should be there this morning. I'm so happy to be able to do this. There's something wonderful feeling about giving.
    Agreed! I love donating through milkshare rather than a bank though, because I actually get to meet the family getting my milk! And while I understand that thebanks have to pasteurize it, that just seems like it would kill so much of the good stuff!

    Bonita, I hope your surgery goes well today, and can't wait to hear that Caitly is back on breastmilk! I was sad to read in your post on the 7500 thread that she is struggling with constipation because of formula, I would send you my milk if I hadn't already donated it!
    Jessica (23)DH Logan (23) 8/5/05


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    My doctor said I just need to wait 24 hours, so this time tomorrow she will be getting some of my milk. She is still going to need surgery before she starts solids though. Solids will be much harder on her than even formula.

    (thank you for the kinds thoughts, both to you and someone else)

    ~Bonita~

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    Hi! I am Tammy from the Oct. BB and was hoping that I could find some opinions or ideas.
    DS had his 2 month pedi appt. yesterday. He was 9 lbs. 9 oz. (5th percentile) and 23.5 in. long (50th percentile). The pedi was concerned that his growth rate has slowed so much because he had only gained 7 oz. in 5 weeks. I have to add 3/4 tsp. of formula to 4 oz. of EBM as much as possible each day and then take him back for a recheck in 3 weeks. This will give him 22 more calories per feeding.

    I return to work in 3 weeks and will be pumping while I am at work. Starting now how do you think I should go about pumping now that I need to feed EBM with formula in it "as often as possible"? I asked if I could just nurse him and then top off with formula and the pedi said no. I am worried that if I only pump that my supply will decrease. Right now when he wakes up in the morning I nurse on one side and pump on the other and that's the only time I pump during the day. I was thinking of maybe continuing this. Then maybe I could pump once around noon and once in the late afternoon (since that will be my pumping schedule when I return to work) and feeding the EBM with the formula during the day. Then maybe I could nurse him at night. I don't know if this would be enough formula though.

    I contacted an LC today and she told me to make sure I get 8-10 breast stimulations a day. I don't know if I will be able to acheive this once I return to work. I get a 45 min. break, which I can split up, but I need to leave my office to pump since I share so I can't pump while I work. She suggested that I pump out my foremilk, have DS breastfeed to eat the hindmilk and then follow with a bottle of EBM mixed with formula and do this 2-3 times per day. I will do this if it will help but it does seem like alot of work and I don't think it will be possible when I return to work. Then I would nurse or feed the bottle of EBM mixed with formula for the rest of the feedings. Today I have been mostly pumping and I get about 3-4 oz. from both breasts combined. Part of me wonders if I should quit BFing altogether but I hate the thought of that! Does anyone have experience with this or any suggestions?
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    Thanks for posting Tammy. I am sure you will get some good advice

    ~Bonita~

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Thanks for posting Tammy. I am sure you will get some good advice
    Thanks for suggesting it Bonita! Did your surgery go well today? How are you feeling?
    Tammy & Tom 6/19/2004
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