Bottle & Breastfeeding: Myself, Medela

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Returning to Full Time Work - Still Breastfeeding

Hey Mamas, I'm the proud mother to a sweet 7 month old little girl who is 80% breastfed. She sometimes has the odd bottle of formula at night time when I'm home, and is given formula when I'm at work. Which has been 2-3 days a week (but mostly nights). I've just received a promotion which means I'm going to full time work, which is spread between day shifts and night shifts. As much as I didn't want to stop breastfeeding just yet, it's impractical for me to be pumping at work. I did it for months a little while ago and it is such a...


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Medela Bottles Your Experience.

Hi Ladies! I am buying a Medela breast pump and want to buy the bottles to match. The Medela bottles are pretty much the most expensive ones I will ever buy, but they seem kinda flimsy. Do you have experience with them? The plastic seems pretty thin. I wonder how they hold up in the dishwasher and over time. Any experience is greatly appreciated.


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Need Advice About Breast Feeding

I have a 2 1/2 month old daughter that I've been breastfeeding since birth. I'm going on a trip for 10 days and was planning on just having her bottle fed for the 10 days and then continue with the breast feeding when I get back. Is this a possibility? I had a really hard time getting her to take the bottle at least once a day so she can get used to it before my trip, but now she is and totally refuses my breast. I'm very confused and wonder why... My doctor said she has Thrush and it hurts her...Now I'm at a loss and don't know if I'm...

Breastfeeding Alternatives

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Medela Quick Steam Bags Question

Hi, moms. So I just bought the Medela quick steam clean bags. You are supposed to be able to clean bottles, pacifiers, some pump parts, etc. in the microwave with these bags. I'm confused though...when I opened the package, the directions say to wash parts in warm soapy water and THEN microwave. If I'm supposed to wash everything, then why would I also microwave them?? I thought these were supposed to clean the parts if you are on the go without hot water and dish soap or are in a hurry and need to clean several parts quickly? Has...


Milk Storage Bags

Does anyone know of any breast milk storage bags (for freezer) that can also...


Too Much Milk! Help!

Mamas, Has ANYONE dealt with WAY too much milk letting down? This is my 2nd...

Eating Habits & Schedule

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Breastfeeding and Work

I just went back to work 1 month ago. I noticed that I haven't been able to pump as much at work and my breast milk is drying up. Any suggestions? I love breastfeeding my son and I really don't like supplementing.

Feeding Problems

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Avent vs Medela

Hello ladies! We just had out second child and are ecstatic! Without first we weren't able to nurse and did formula but this time we are breast feeding and things are going great! Unfortunately I will have to go back to work so I've started pumping and storing. I'm very committed toonly using breastmilk this time and plan on nursing when home. Does anyone know which are better bottles/nipples that will not interfere too much with nursing? I've done some online research which said avent newborn nipples or the medela nipples are best for...