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Old 04-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Milk is mostly gone.

Even though I told my doctor that I was BF'ing, I had a hard time responding to medications for a lymph node infection...all over my body my lymph nodes were swollen and infected and painful. (Some even became swollen to a point that they let out the infection through puss - TMI?, Gross, I know)

So in the end the antibiotic they had me put on was NOT safe for BF'ing (I tried - caused baby tons of diarrhea and tummy aches and that was just in one day)
So I had to not BF for 10 days. I can't afford an electric pump at the moment since I JUST returned to work, so I am stuck with a small manual hand pump which worked fine at home.

Now my milk is mostly gone and I am wanting to try and bring it back to breastfeed. I work Mon-Friday and can't really have her nurse whenever she's hungry, and I don't have a way to get a pump right now.....any suggestions or advice?

I really don't want to have to stop BF'ing. We RARELY supplemented and now she is almost entirely formula. :/


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Old 04-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: Milk is mostly gone.

Can you use that manual pump every two hours for 15-20 minutes or so each day?

Sorry you are in a touch spot!
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