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    Quote Originally Posted by LaitynsMommy View Post
    Your daughter's name is beautiful. I love how you spelled it. You pronounce Laityn's name like Lay-ton.
    Very interesting! I am glad I asked, because I was saying it wrong. It is a very pretty name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    7 1/2 months is a lot better than I though we would get too. I was able to nurse last night and this morning, so maybe we have a little bit left in us. Each time I nurse her I think to my self that this could be the last time I nurse EVER, I think that alone is what is pushing me on.
    How is it going, Bonita? Is she still doing it at least a little?

    How about you, Eils0312 (Sorry, I am totally having a brain-fried moment...I know I know your name, but it's totally escaping me right this second. *sigh*)

    Welcome Laityn's mommy! I agree, pretty name.

    Still plugging away with the pumping over here. Only new thing to report is that I'm done pumping for the milk bank. I have some to ship, probably this afternoon, and I'll be finished. I'm not making as much. I still make extra, but I'm using it for baby food and such. Aly isn't drinking as much either. She's down to 5-6 6oz bottles instead of 6-7, so there's a full bottle difference. I'm hoping to be able to quit pumping early too, so I'm adding to my stash again. It's still huge, but at least this is fresher stuff. I'm glad I was able to do something good with my extra, but my time is over for it. And I'm happy about it.

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    Thanks you for asking. We are finished nursing. I am sad about it, but there was nothing I could do. Every time I would nurse her she would scream until she was purple and refuse to latch on. Pumping was not an option either because even after a half an hour I was only getting one oz at the most and no matter what I could not get it to increase. I feel though that I gave it my best, and there is nothing else I could have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Thanks you for asking. We are finished nursing. I am sad about it, but there was nothing I could do. Every time I would nurse her she would scream until she was purple and refuse to latch on. Pumping was not an option either because even after a half an hour I was only getting one oz at the most and no matter what I could not get it to increase. I feel though that I gave it my best, and there is nothing else I could have done.
    Aww bless your heart. It sounds like you really did a great job though and did everything you could. You should be very proud of yourself.

    I have a question for you ladies...My husband and I will be going out of town in July for a friend's wedding. We won't be able to take our DD since the wedding is in Las Vegas. We will be gone from a Thursday to a Sunday and I'm already having HUGE anxiety about leaving her. (To be honest I really don't want to go but I know it will be good for my hubby and I) I'm still breastfeeding and I'm going to start pumping to get a good stash going for when we go out of town. I guess my question is..will me being away from her for 3 and a half days put an end to her nursing? I plan on pumping while we're gone to try to keep my supply up but I am just so afraid she won't want to breastfeed anymore when we get back. I'd love to nurse her at least until she's a year old but I'm worried this trip will interfere. Has anyone had any experience being away from their LO for a few days and still was able to breastfeed upon returning?
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    I don't know what to tell you. With DD2, I would have been able to leave her for a few days and still had all the milk I needed and plenty extra. With DD3, it never would have worked. It just depends on your milk supply and the individual baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Thanks you for asking. We are finished nursing. I am sad about it, but there was nothing I could do. Every time I would nurse her she would scream until she was purple and refuse to latch on. Pumping was not an option either because even after a half an hour I was only getting one oz at the most and no matter what I could not get it to increase. I feel though that I gave it my best, and there is nothing else I could have done.
    You did SO MUCH for that BFing relationship. You gave it everything you could. You know that. She has gotten so much good stuff from you already. It's wonderful. Be proud of how far you came!!!

    I have a question for you ladies...My husband and I will be going out of town in July for a friend's wedding. We won't be able to take our DD since the wedding is in Las Vegas. We will be gone from a Thursday to a Sunday and I'm already having HUGE anxiety about leaving her. (To be honest I really don't want to go but I know it will be good for my hubby and I) I'm still breastfeeding and I'm going to start pumping to get a good stash going for when we go out of town. I guess my question is..will me being away from her for 3 and a half days put an end to her nursing? I plan on pumping while we're gone to try to keep my supply up but I am just so afraid she won't want to breastfeed anymore when we get back. I'd love to nurse her at least until she's a year old but I'm worried this trip will interfere. Has anyone had any experience being away from their LO for a few days and still was able to breastfeed upon returning?
    I have no answers since I'm not a direct BFer, but I can highly recommend staying on top of pumping so your supply doesn't take a hit. It still may since a pump is not as efficient as a baby. Just be sure to pump often. And you can fly with EBM, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise! It's on TSA's website and I've done it many a time. Only way to find out is to give it a try and see.

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    Bonita, you have done an amazing job sticking to the pumping and BFing this long.
    LaitynsMommy, I would think at that age going back to the breast after a few days wouldn't be a big deal, but I don't know. Both of my kids always preferred the tap to the bottle and I think I could have been gone for a week and they would latch right back on

    OK, now I have a question for you ladies. I pump two days a week while I work and then some during the week for extra. I always get half the amount on one side that I get on the other. Anyone else? I haven't noticed Cassy needing to eat more frequently when she eats from the less full side, so I don't know what to think of this. With DS, I got less from the left side, but it wasn't to this extent.

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    Totally normal to pump more from one side than the other. I've seen that question a lot over the years. Mine have been uneven, then totally flipped which one was the high producer, then flipped back, then evened out, then flipped again, etc, etc, etc...right now they are fairly even but Righty is still a bit more productive than Lefty. So yeah, it's pretty normal. Plus, remember that Cassy is more efficient than a pump is...so she probably gets more out than you pump anyways. I wouldn't be too worried.

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    Thanks everyone.

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    Bonita, I want to echo everyone else that you are an awesome mom to Caitlyn!

    My BFing days are numbered too. My brother's wedding was fun but my supply goes down another plateau every time we have a weird weekend. Down to 6-8 oz/day.

    Edit to add: I decided to stop pumping. If my supply is going to be gone in a matter of weeks, I don't want to be connected to a pump when I could be savoring every last minute of nursing.
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