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    Ok, so since I have decided to start pumping again I have noticed a slight increase in my supply. It's not much, but it's something. My questions are...

    1. How can I get a 6 month old baby to latch? We haven't latched since she was 2 days old. I'm trying because I know that she can do it much better than any pump so I thought that would help with my relactating.

    2. How are proper Brest compressions done? I feel like I'm accomplishing nothing when I do them.
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    I would start by locating your local LLL. They will likely be able to help, free of charge. Even if you can't make it to a meeting, you can still call or contact a leader some other way (text, email, Facebook) and they may be able to meet up with you or at least point you in the right direction. Another option is an IBCLC, though they will charge.

    I do have a really good video of hand expression. Obviously there are boobs in it but... How else could you show it anyway if you want I can just PM it to you?
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    I was going to say LLL or WIC. They should be able to get you in touch with a lactation consultant too Good luck!
    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it like a boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Bazinga* View Post
    I was going to say LLL or WIC. They should be able to get you in touch with a lactation consultant too Good luck!
    Forgot about WIC! I have no personal experience with them but I know they can be helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy_mama View Post
    I would start by locating your local LLL. They will likely be able to help, free of charge. Even if you can't make it to a meeting, you can still call or contact a leader some other way (text, email, Facebook) and they may be able to meet up with you or at least point you in the right direction. Another option is an IBCLC, though they will charge.

    I do have a really good video of hand expression. Obviously there are boobs in it but... How else could you show it anyway if you want I can just PM it to you?
    That would be awesome, thank you. I feel like I just completely suck at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punky77 View Post
    That would be awesome, thank you. I feel like I just completely suck at it.
    It's totally a learned thing, it doesn't come naturally I'll send you the link!
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    I have no idea but I wanted to show my support!!

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