Not pumping enough milk

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So, is your breast pump your best friend already? Probably not, right? You are a new mom and you are pumping either to supplement or because you want to try exclusively pumping, there is a pretty good chance that you are going to have some frustration in the beginning. As good as manufacturers can make breast pumps these days, let's face it, they are not your baby. They are not going to have a natural response to your body. It may take some time, not one or two times. It may take several weeks or a month, for your body to find it's natural rhythm to a machine. Please, if this is something that you want to do for you and your baby, don't give up. Talk to a lactation consultant because even if they are going to be an advocate for breastfeeding, they know how your breasts work. They are going to help you find the right sized flange. A lot of moms don't realize that is going to be a big factor in their supply. There are a lot of people who can help you have the best relationship with your pump. So that it isn't an unpleasant experience. You get to provide for you child, while doing something that isn't a chore.

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Monica Gregory is 30-something stay-at-home-mom whose journey to motherhood has been anything but smooth.  Seven pregnancies, two chemical pregnancies, one twin miscarriage, one VBAC stillbirth, two C-sections, and a total of 11 months on bedrest don't make her an expert on pregnancy or parenting, but they do make her passionate about her role as mother.  Before relocating from Ohio to Nashville, TN, for her husband's job, Monica was a commercial insurance agent. Today, she spends her days with Seth, three, Erin, one, and new baby James, sweeping up graham crackers, playing trains, blogging and cooking...all to the strains of Nick, Jr. in the background.

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