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Old 04-19-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Pumping/building supply for another child - supplies??

I am ready to start building my supply for our adopted baby. We got a referral last week and I need to start pumping. My bio baby is four weeks old.

How do I go about this? Feed then pump? Feed from one side, pump from the other????

***Okay, so now that I know HOW to do it, I need to know WHAT I NEED? I have a rather old Madella Pump In Style, but what else do I need (milk storage?)

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Old 04-19-2008, 12:48 PM   #2
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Re: Pumping/building supply for another child

First off, congratulations!!!! at 4 weeks you're body is still hormone driven, so I'd say feed one side, pump the other
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:59 PM   #3
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First off, congratulations!!!! at 4 weeks you're body is still hormone driven, so I'd say feed one side, pump the other
And this will still leave enough for my current nb? How do I know he is getting as much as he needs?
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And this will still leave enough for my current nb? How do I know he is getting as much as he needs?
As long as he is acting satisfied, not losing weight, having wet and dirty diapers then he is getting enough.

As far as pumping goes, I would vary. You can pump one side and feed on the other or if you want to pump after he nurses that's fine too. Your supply will adjust. Congrats!!
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Oh my goodness, congratulations!!!!! That's so exciting! I don't have any breastfeeding advice, I just totally wanted to congratulate you and share in your joy. I have so much respect for mamas who breastfeed or attempt to breastfeed adopted babies. What a gift you are giving this child!
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Thanks! Now what do I need to get started???
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