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Old 07-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #4
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Re: Needing encouragement!

Hang in there mama! Sounds like you have a lot of people on you and baby's side. Remember though that you also know what's best for you and baby. You care for her, have been with her since birth and are HER MAMA! If you can find a way to meet the feeding requirements though your own milk, do it. My LO had a failure to thrive dx for a short period of time. We exclusively pumped so we could identify exactly how much he was taking in, had things not gotten better and we had to keep searching for answers we planned to get a scale that allows you to weigh your babe before and after feeding so you can find out how much she is taking in through nursing. I don't know much about SNS, but if you need support for exclusively pumping or anything else, feel free to PM me and there are a lot of mamas who have done it a lot longer than I.

Most importantly, take care of you!!! You cannot give to her if you are too tired, hungry, etc.

Good Luck mama, and really
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