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8/15/12 8:44 P

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I agree that sounds like horrible advice!

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8/15/12 11:45 A

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That is really bad advice! The more a mom supplements, the less milk she will make. It's all about supply and demand.

There are cases were supplementing is necessary, but it's really the exception. Women have been nursing without the addition of formula all thru time, it's not needed in most cases!

Even if a mom is going back to work I don't have them start pumping until around week 6. Then it's just 1 or 2x a day to get in the habit and get used to it. That new mom has enough new stress that first 6 weeks without having to add to it with a pumping schedule!

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8/15/12 10:32 A

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my sil is currently doing that with her 7 week old. Her supply is still not sufficient.

With this baby, they made me supplement after every feeding at the hospital and wouldn't give me a good explanation as to why. She is my sixth so I came home and did what I had been told to before...just let them nurse, nurse, nurse. This time it took longer but at 4 1/2 mos, my supply is just fine. (As a side note, I nursed twins for a year. They got formula twice a week, so that I could go to church and Bible study.) It takes time but I've always had sufficient milk.

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8/15/12 9:46 A

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Hi ladies-

This is more me being nosy than anything else.. :) I'm a big proponent of nursing and tandem nursed my two year old and baby for several months. But I feel like some people out there are getting crazy advice from lactation consultants. I know of two moms who were told to supplement every feeding with formula (for newborns) and to keep up by pumping every three hours. There's NO WAY I would have been able to keep such a crazy schedule and I would have definitely made the jump to formula...

Just wondering if any of you were given similar advice and if it worked out for you. Thanks!

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