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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolkje View Post
    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.


    Yay for you for making it this far. You are an awesome Mama too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolkje View Post
    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.
    You've done an awesome job hanging in there! Be proud of all of your hard work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    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.
    Thanks. I knew it was normal, just wasn't sure if it was normal to be so drastically different. I think I may be making it worse by unconsciously letting her eat more on that side because I know it is fuller.

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    Congrats on making it so far Bonita! I know it's been a hard road for you, it's awesome that Caitlyn got breastmilk as long as she did!

    Loljke, sorry your supply is dwindling, every bit of breastmilk you are giving her is so great and you are a great mommy!

    Beth, I meant to respond before, it is TOTALLY normal for one to make more. Mine go back and forth, for a while one made more than twice as much as the other for me.

    Anyone else have a biter? Hunter has decided that if I try to feed him when he's not hungry (despite acting like he is), it's a good idea to bite me so I'll stop nursing him. Ugh. He doesn't do it often, there was one day that was really bad but for the most part it just happen about every other day. I've tried all kinds of methods, taking him off, pushing him into the breast, all that stuff. I even tried flicking his cheek (which an LC I'm friends with suggested) but all he did was laugh. Can't wait til either this phase is over or he understands not to do that anymore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OperaDiva View Post
    Anyone else have a biter? Hunter has decided that if I try to feed him when he's not hungry (despite acting like he is), it's a good idea to bite me so I'll stop nursing him. Ugh. He doesn't do it often, there was one day that was really bad but for the most part it just happen about every other day. I've tried all kinds of methods, taking him off, pushing him into the breast, all that stuff. I even tried flicking his cheek (which an LC I'm friends with suggested) but all he did was laugh. Can't wait til either this phase is over or he understands not to do that anymore!

    Ouch! Laityn has done this a few times. However she only does it during the nighttime feedings when she is still half asleep. When she unlatches after she nurses she seems to bite down before she lets go. Holy smokes it hurts but since she's half asleep I don't want to wake her. Hopefully this phase will pass for Hunter. He is way cute BTW!
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    HI ladies- I hope everyone is doing well! It's been a while since I posted anything!

    We have almost hit our 8 month breastfeeding milestone and for the most part breastfeeding has been going really good but last Friday was kinda scary! Ty didn't want to breastfeed for most of the day. He was refusing to eat and getting frustrated and I was getting engorged so I decided to pump. I was hoping that he would at least take a bottle of breastmilk but he didn't want that either. I was able to feed him a little bit of fruits but he only had one real nursing session and I was soo scared something was wrong with him. Turns out he was getting a runny nose and wasn't feeling great- poor guy Yesterday and today he has been getting back to normal with his feeding sessions and this makes me soo happy. I am soo thankful I had my pump to help me out when he wasn't feeding because at least I could pump some milk for him and relieve myself. I am lucky that I still am able to pump a lot of milk if I need to, but hopefully Ty will take a bottle once in a while. I can't believe I have only 4 months till I reach my goal of breastfeeding Ty for 1 year! Of course I plan on nursing him as long as he wants to but we are taking each month as it comes.
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    Hey all! Its been a while since I posted on this thread. Liana is STILL on the nipple shield. 7 months later! I am surprised that we are still going with that thing but hey its getting the job done. I still wish I could breast feed normally and be able to leave the house with out stressing out that I will forget the shield. I can feel my supply going down or I have gotten really good at making just what she needs. All I know is that I am saggier and flatter!
    to all the ladies that are at the end or nearing the end of this journey. You are amazing!

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    Julia, hey if it works, that's great! We were on the nipple shield at the beginning some too. You know your supply is probably just regulating even more. I never feel engorged and feel so deflated much of the time, but I did a weigh-eat-weigh day the other day and she's taking in about 33 oz a day of breastmilk which is more than I expected...she's on the small side. So I bet you are just experiencing the same.

    Skylamommy-I'm glad Ty pulled out of his funk and is feeling better now! I bet that was kinda nervewracking.

    Opera-I have been bit 3 times now. I have just set her down and ended the session each time. Not sure when she'll get the picture!
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    Yep, I had forgotten how annoying/painful the biting is!

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    Still trickling here. Can count my ounces per day on one hand without my thumb. Comfort nursing DD once, maybe twice, a day. Might still have milk by the time she's 9 months, but not counting on it.

    She still doesn't have teeth, so I won't have to worry about biting (until lil bro or sis)!
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