Baby Care Advice » Expressing Breast Milk http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 QUESTIONS TO MOTHERS WHO ARE ONLY EXCLUSIVELY EXPRESSING YOUR BREAST MILK TO FEED YOUR LITTLE ONE.? http://birthpolicy.org/527/questions-to-mothers-who-are-only-exclusively-expressing-your-breast-milk-to-feed-your-little-one/ http://birthpolicy.org/527/questions-to-mothers-who-are-only-exclusively-expressing-your-breast-milk-to-feed-your-little-one/#comments Mon, 13 Dec 2010 07:22:55 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/527/questions-to-mothers-who-are-only-exclusively-expressing-your-breast-milk-to-feed-your-little-one/

Question by Ice:
Questions to moms who are only exclusively expressing your breast milk to feed your tiny one.?

This question is for the first six months only when you feed your baby by expressing your breasts.

Have you came across any decrease to your milk supply that you had to alternative with formula? If so, how did that go about and for how long did you feed your tiny one formula? Also, if you used formula, did you use the already liquid guide or the powder kind where you mix it with water? Please explain.


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Answer by Tara S
I bottle fed my daughter with 100% expressed breast milk for the first 6 months (she could not latch on properly). When my baby turned 6 months, I returned to work and my milk supply dropped. I think the additional stress had something to do with it. That was when i started supplementing with formula.

Ever since, I have been supplementing each bottle with a tiny bit of powdered formula (enfamil gentlease).

Here’s how it works for us:

My baby drinks an 8oz bottle.
I pump approx. 6oz at a time.
I add 2oz of water & 1 scoop of powdered formula into the breastmilk to make an 8oz bottle.
I shake it up and feed it.

My daughter HATES formula but since the bottles are 6oz breastmilk + 2oz formula, she takes them without a problem!

I hope this helps :)

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NEWBORN BREAST FEEDING – CAN A BOTTLE BE USED IN SMALL AMOUNTS? http://birthpolicy.org/510/newborn-breast-feeding-can-a-bottle-be-used-in-small-amounts/ http://birthpolicy.org/510/newborn-breast-feeding-can-a-bottle-be-used-in-small-amounts/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:24:00 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/510/newborn-breast-feeding-can-a-bottle-be-used-in-small-amounts/ Question by Clifford:
Newborn breast feeding – Can a bottle be used in small amounts?

We’ve just returned from five days in the maternity ward and my wife has not slept properly since giving birth. She really needs to have a good six hour stretch. I have read in places that one should avoid using the bottle for 3-4 weeks even with expressed breast milk, due to nipple confusion. Realistically what are the risks if we just do it once or twice. In my opinion, it could be more damaging to have a really worn out mother.


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Answer by Dyot!
You do not have to use a bottle…

“Alternative Feeding Methods”

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/alternative-feeding.html

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WHEN INTRODUCING FORMULA BY ONE FEED AT A TIME AND ALSO EXPRESSING BREAST MILK AM I STILL SUPPOSED TO BREASTFE? http://birthpolicy.org/487/when-introducing-formula-by-one-feed-at-a-time-and-also-expressing-breast-milk-am-i-still-supposed-to-breastfe/ http://birthpolicy.org/487/when-introducing-formula-by-one-feed-at-a-time-and-also-expressing-breast-milk-am-i-still-supposed-to-breastfe/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2010 03:27:09 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/487/when-introducing-formula-by-one-feed-at-a-time-and-also-expressing-breast-milk-am-i-still-supposed-to-breastfe/ Question by kemin:
when introducing formula by one feed at a time and also expressing breast milk am i still supposed to breastfe?

am i still supposed to breastfeed or am i supposed to just express and dont let my baby get milk from sucking my breast


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Answer by ᵗᶤᵉʳʳᵅ ᵈᵉ ᵐᵅᵈʳᵉ
Why are you introducing formula, you can express and freeze of you can’t always be with baby.

Breastfeed baby when you are with baby, if you know you are going to be away from baby, express enough off to satisfy baby for the time you will be away.

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WHAT ARE THE BEST BRAND OF BOTTLES WHEN FEEDING A BREAST-FED BABY EXPRESSED MILK? http://birthpolicy.org/462/what-are-the-best-brand-of-bottles-when-feeding-a-breast-fed-baby-expressed-milk/ http://birthpolicy.org/462/what-are-the-best-brand-of-bottles-when-feeding-a-breast-fed-baby-expressed-milk/#comments Sun, 14 Nov 2010 13:25:22 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/462/what-are-the-best-brand-of-bottles-when-feeding-a-breast-fed-baby-expressed-milk/ Question by SLIM:
What are the ideal brand of bottles when feeding a breast-fed baby expressed milk?


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Answer by Heather W
brand doesn’t matter, i just used bottles that had the wide nipples on them, they were the most like mother.

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HAS ANYONE HAD THEIR NEWBORN REFUSE BREAST MILK COMPLETELY? http://birthpolicy.org/317/has-anyone-had-their-newborn-refuse-breast-milk-completely/ http://birthpolicy.org/317/has-anyone-had-their-newborn-refuse-breast-milk-completely/#comments Thu, 04 Nov 2010 23:23:07 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/317/has-anyone-had-their-newborn-refuse-breast-milk-completely/ Question by Grace Kelly:
Has anyone had their newborn refuse breast milk completely?

My 4 week old suddnely went off the breast completely, was refusing to feed, tried to give him expressed milk but he would not take it either, so we had to rush out and get baby formula. has anyone else been through this?


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Answer by Snowbarbie
Don’t give up breast feeding, it is likely something you ate.

Keep pumping, discard the milk, and use formula today, but begin again tomorrow morning with the early morning feed.

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HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH EXPRESSED BREAST MILK TO FEED BABY ? http://birthpolicy.org/268/how-do-i-know-how-much-expressed-breast-milk-to-feed-baby/ http://birthpolicy.org/268/how-do-i-know-how-much-expressed-breast-milk-to-feed-baby/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:53:59 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/268/how-do-i-know-how-much-expressed-breast-milk-to-feed-baby/ Question by rucd:
How do I know how much expressed breast milk to feed baby ?

I have a 3 week old baby whom I feed expressed breast milk.
How do I figure out how much to give her at each feeding ?


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Answer by momma2mingbu
Check out the milk calculator at the link below.

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EXPRESSED BREAST MILK CREAM? http://birthpolicy.org/224/expressed-breast-milk-cream/ http://birthpolicy.org/224/expressed-breast-milk-cream/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 09:25:59 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/224/expressed-breast-milk-cream/ Question by American Desi:
Expressed breast milk cream?

This question is for moms who express their milk exclusively for their infants.

Has anyone ever over-produced, then let the extra bottles in the fridge for a while so the cream rises to the top, then scoop the cream and combine it with fresh breast milk to make it richer for baby?

I’m just asking, because I have done this a few times and she seems to like it. (I worry about making enough hind milk because I express and she will not take breast directly) But is there any dietary danger to doing this? I know that you can’t make extra-strong formula because it can knock the baby’s electrolytes off (unless a specific caloric formula is followed) but I do not know if the extra creamy breastmilk could have the same danger.

Any thoughts welcome.


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Answer by maddie1979
The more your breastmilk gets into contact with the air, the less nutrients it has. So that would be the only thing I can see wrong with this. Other than that, extra creamy b.m. is not going to injured your baby…it’s all made of the same stuff.

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WHEN EXPRESSING BREAST MILK INTO BOTTLE MILK, DOES IT DIMINISH THE QUALITY OF THE BREAST MILK FOR BABIES.? http://birthpolicy.org/195/when-expressing-breast-milk-into-bottle-milk-does-it-diminish-the-quality-of-the-breast-milk-for-babies/ http://birthpolicy.org/195/when-expressing-breast-milk-into-bottle-milk-does-it-diminish-the-quality-of-the-breast-milk-for-babies/#comments Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:22:49 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/195/when-expressing-breast-milk-into-bottle-milk-does-it-diminish-the-quality-of-the-breast-milk-for-babies/ Question by tressa:
When expressing breast milk into bottle milk, does it diminish the quality of the breast milk for babies.?

I mean when breast milk goes into bottle. For example, the antibodies and other nutrients due to temperature and environmental change. Does it reduce the quality of the breast milk in the bottle.


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Answer by weldergooroo
No it doesn’t the chemicals in breast milk are very strong and can handle the change of enviroment. Have no worries and keep up the good work

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM OVER FEEDING BABY EXPRESSED BREAST MILK? http://birthpolicy.org/176/how-do-i-know-if-i-am-over-feeding-baby-expressed-breast-milk/ http://birthpolicy.org/176/how-do-i-know-if-i-am-over-feeding-baby-expressed-breast-milk/#comments Thu, 07 Oct 2010 05:31:48 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/176/how-do-i-know-if-i-am-over-feeding-baby-expressed-breast-milk/ Question by Baby Love:
How do I know if I am over feeding baby expressed breast milk?

I exclusively pump breast milk for my 7 week old daughter. She is now drinking 4oz of breast milk each 3 hours. Before her next feeding she would fuss and eat her hand. I give her a pacifier to clam her down but nothing seems to work. So I give in and give her 2oz more and she calms down and falls asleep.

Am I over feeding her?

Should I begin giving her 5oz instead of 4?


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Answer by ryleah2005
I think feed her until she stops nursing. If you were breastfeeding you would have no way to know how many ounces she was getting, why should it be different in a bottle. Feed her till she is full.

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BREAST PUMP AND HIND MILK? http://birthpolicy.org/153/breast-pump-and-hind-milk/ http://birthpolicy.org/153/breast-pump-and-hind-milk/#comments Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:25:55 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/153/breast-pump-and-hind-milk/ Question by rucd:
breast pump and hind milk?

if i am feeding my infant expressed breast milk, how can i make sure that she is getting “hind milk” too ? how long should i express milk or how often ?


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Answer by spammyann
Pump from one breast a couple ounces if you can. Depending on how much your baby is taking per feeding. then divide the milk up if you have more and freeze it.

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