Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Shooting the wedding was a GREAT success!
Family reunion was great too!
Spent Memorial Day recovering
from such a crazy weekend.
Josephine did great w/the grandparents while we were working too!
So proud of her!
We went across the street to the inlaws for a Memorial Day cookout.
Had to take some photos...
And a shot daddy took w/lil girl the focal point...
It was so fun. Laid a blanket down in the grass and relaxed w/family!

Today we've got some storms so I've got Roxy in my lap shaking and Harley curled up too while Josie naps.
I've got some fun scrappy goodies in the mail this week so I must get some photos printed of Josephine to scrap!

Josephine slept til 5:30 am the other morning!!! Hasn't slept that long since then... but she did it once!
She's at about 6 hrs.
Im having some issues w/oversupply and clogged ducts. I've had 2 clogs since Friday.
I know what to do to get rid of them, they are usually gone in a day.
But the oversupply is so annoying.
I only pump if Im really full after her morning feed, to prevent clogs.
So I don't pump everyday. Maybe 2-3 times a week.
And I freeze it.
Im going to try block nursing to see if that helps my oversupply & only hand express and not pump so Im not overstimulating.
She's only waking at 3:30am to eat and even then she only nurses for about 5-10 mins and just on one side.
I've been nursing her laying down but I think Im going to try nursing her sitting up so maybe she will eat a bit more and drain them better.
Any other suggestions?
She's almost 12 weeks old so my supply should be regulating very soon, right?

Thanks everyone!!


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  2. Amber Risher6:48 AM

    I know what you mean with the oversupply. The more I have pumped the more Noah spits I think I am causing the oversupply, so I think you have the right idea by not pumping so much. Also, I have noticed when I lay down to feed him he falls asleep much quicker so sitting up may keep Josie awake longer to help hold down on those clogged ducts....hope you can get in a routine so you don't have to worry about it much longer!

  3. i would suggest pumping after you nurse, so that you can avoid the clogged ducts. you really don't want to get mastitis (I hear its pretty painful and you really don't want to come down with an infection and have to take care of a baby at the same time!). you can always freeze your pumped milk for use later on. your milk supply will eventually regulate itself and may even slow down a lot, to the point where you aren't making enough! my coworker was like you, would have an over abundant supply and towards the end, barely had enough to feed her son and he had to go on formula for a month. he turned one soon after and started on cow's milk.
    I've also read that if you have a clogged duct, try feeding the baby on that side so that their chin massages the clogged area...does that make sense? or you can massage it yourself as the baby feeds.

  4. I agree with Denise... and if you can't remember (you think you will, but you don't) where a soft bracelet to remember which breast was the last breast (though in the beginning it might be very obvious.) The every other worked very well for me to, with both my babies... I BF for 15 months the first time, and (don't admit this to just anyone-LOL-31 months with the second.)
    The first 3 months are the hardest, but if you pump, you will produce... it is the demand equation. :)
    I would try to make it easy on yourself, and get your system use to the evening demand feedings-having to keep her up longer (and more awake) to nurse in the middle of the night is kinda counter productive to sleeping longer. :)
    Haven't been by for some time!
    She is ADORABLE-more and more each day!