Money: Myself, Ameda

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Pumping at Work

My second baby is due in February. I will be on maternity leave for 2 months, then it's back to work. Based on my job (and commute time) I will be away from my baby :-( for about 10 hours. I want to continue nursing, but am worried about my supply decreasing. I am curious to how many working moms pump at work. any advice welcome


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Questions About Breast Pumps

I have a lot of questions about breat pumps. I will have to return to work about 6 weeks after having my baby so I will need to pump my breastmilk. I have heard that the Medela and Ameda pumps are good. Also heard that the Lasinoh is comparible to the Ameda. Any thoughts? Do most pumps come in standard sizes so any bottle can attach to it? Also anybody know how often I will need to pump? Obviously, there's a lot I don't know about pumping!


Kids & Money

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Pumping at Work - Production Has Stopped!

I am a first time mom returning to work after four months at home with my daughter. I have been pumping on and off while home and have had no volume problems at all. In fact, I have been a milk machine! I started back to work Monday and have seen a serious reduction in the amount I am able to produce at each pumping, by half! I have about 100 oz. frozen but I am so nervous that I am not going to be able to keep up with my daughter at this rate. I know it has only been two days but what am I doing wrong? Why has my production all of the...

Saving Money

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Breastmilk vs Formula: Finances?

Ok mama's. I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my first baby, and I still can't decide whether or not I want to breastfeed. I'd always said that I would strictly be a formula mom- I was adopted as an infant, therefore not breastfed, and my husband was strictly formula fed as well. So while I know breastmilk is nutritional and whatnot, it was never a priority for me, I've always wanted to formula feed my babies. Like most, we're on a tight budget, and so I started considering breastfeeding as a way to save money. However, I want my husband to...


A Good Breast Pump.

Hey, I've just found out that I'm pregnant again (with my second child)....