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question for determination...how long do the herbal tintures take to arrive from bf heaven

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robinredbreast Mon 27-Aug-07 23:01:59

im ordering som more milk plus tomorrow and wondered how long it normally takes to arrive

determination Tue 28-Aug-07 12:56:16

When i ordered i got mine the next day. Actually recieved all my orders the next day, but haven't ordered anything in a while. I see that they have finally stocked the Lansinoh range and i am badly needing new bra pads... I just love that store.. they prob know my address off by heart!!

robinredbreast Tue 28-Aug-07 13:55:07

thanks wink
hope you don't mind me singling you out x
ive ordered the more milk plus
be interesting to see if/how it effects me
ive tried yor tips re oats and it seems to help
smile

determination Tue 28-Aug-07 13:59:44

I ended up producing like a cow !! was donating 50-70oz per week to SCBU

robinredbreast Tue 28-Aug-07 14:01:18

wow
hope that happens to me

must be a great feeling donating foe the premies etc

robinredbreast Tue 28-Aug-07 14:02:41

for the premies and poorly babies

determination Tue 28-Aug-07 17:25:27

i wasnt able to donate blood again due to a massive PPH with dd1 and was donated 3units so i felt like i paid something back by donating milk for 1 year..

robinredbreast Tue 28-Aug-07 19:23:41

how much blood did you lose? i had a pph too but think i only lost 750mls
when u where donating your milk where you still bf your baby aswell?

determination Tue 28-Aug-07 20:21:43

I don't know how much I lost but my Hb dropped to 5.5. After 3 units transfused my Hb increased to 9.3.

Yes I was still feeding on demand whilst donating. I started dd1 was 4.5 months.

robinredbreast Tue 28-Aug-07 20:33:26

very impressive must of given you a great sens of satisfaction i can understand what you mean by you felt like you where giving something back
how many kids have you got
how did you donate the milk just take it down your local hospital and ask them if they wanted it ?or did they collect it or something
did you find it hard to bf in the begining
i did and still do but not as bad
i wondered if it was down partley to being anemic

determination Tue 28-Aug-07 23:14:42

I found it extremely hard. I was tired and sore for months from the cowboy stitch up that i was given in the perineum. Suffered major cracked nipples until i found silverette, had recurring mastitis, was giving top ups via bottle due to low milk supply caused by the damage from mastitis, then experienced nipple confusion. This was all within the first 3.5 months of bfing my dd1. I then started eating porridge and oat cakes/cookies and was massively over producing. So contacted my local sick childrens hospital and agreed to donate. The midwife supplied me will storage bottles and came once per week to empty my freezer! I donated between 50 - 70oz per week for 1 year then allowed my supply to decrease to just meet the needs of dd1. I continued to bf her until she self weaned at 25 months - this was when i was pg with dd2.

determination Tue 28-Aug-07 23:19:47

I have just the 2 dds

i whole heartedly believe that my problems bfing stemmed from being anemic. My body was so run down and weak that i was unable to fight any infections and was getting cold after cold/ viral infections/ mastitis etc for approx 6 months. With dd2 i have active 3rd stage which prevented me from having another PPH. I was absolutely terrified about it. I would not wish that experience on my worst enemy. It isn't nice being that weak - i was unable to talk before the blood transfusion. Just kept my head high and tried to mutter i don't want your blood as i am a blood donor!! Then soldiered on after recieving the transfusion as i would not have lived without it blush

robinredbreast Wed 29-Aug-07 14:49:06

im so glad you survived it
really child birth still is a dangerous thing even in this day and age

how old are your dc?

my tinture came this am im now about to have the second dosage !!
just excited to see how it will effect me

robinredbreast Wed 29-Aug-07 15:50:50

yuk it suire tastes horrid wink

bananabump Wed 29-Aug-07 16:19:06

oooh, does that stuff really work? I've been eating porridge every day and have seen a bit of improvement in my supply, but I might try that more milk stuff!

determination Wed 29-Aug-07 18:34:43

i got the special blend 1st time, then i got the special blend alcohol free and that tastes far better.. it was like syrup though very very sweet. But made a MASSIVE difference in no time.

robinredbreast Wed 29-Aug-07 18:34:45

hi banana
yeah i found oats fairly helpful
so far ive had 2 doses of the more milk
ill be sure to let you know if it works for me

determination Wed 29-Aug-07 18:36:43

Robin,

did you recieve your order the next day? when did u order it? They seem to have changed the site and moved everything all round. i went on earlier today and felt like i had lost my map!!

robinredbreast Wed 29-Aug-07 18:39:31

ordered tue arrived 2day
v imp0ressive

bananabump Thu 30-Aug-07 09:26:41

Just bought more milk plus no alcohol, fingers crossed it helps! I did wake up with one truly enormous boob this morning though, was feeling pretty impressed with myself as he guzzled it all, but then he lay there looking like he was drunk for a while, then threw up his whole feed <groan>

robinredbreast Thu 30-Aug-07 09:46:28

omg bananana r u still there

robinredbreast Thu 30-Aug-07 09:49:03

i first started taking it yesterday,and i dont know if this is a coincidence or what but when i woke up this am milk was actually squirting outta of both boobs!!
this has never happnd to me before

i wanted to get a cup to collect it all in but i did have anything steralised

robinredbreast Thu 30-Aug-07 10:00:26

good idea to get the alcohol free i wish id of got that as this one tastes foul
its also the more milk plus

so when i woke up about 6am milk spraying i woke up dd and fed her for about 30mins,dont think she could believe her luck at the milk flow lol
went back to bed and weve only just got up at 945 ah what a nice sleep


thanks for the tip determination

bananabump Thu 30-Aug-07 12:41:40

Sorry robin I was off feeding/watching tv! Glad to hear it's working so well for you, can't wait for my bottle to arrive!

determination Thu 30-Aug-07 17:02:43

Its so good to share tips from experience... won't be long till you both join my gang and start being proper coos!! you both too could start donating wink Lets all share our liquid gold with the preemies....

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