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    Estrogen and milk supply

    Hey everyone, I am 32 weeks pg. now and with my first DD I had terrible PPD. I BF'd her until 15mths, but because of my history the doctors mentioned putting an estrogen patch on me right after...
  2. Temas: How to reduce

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    Re: How to reduce

    Well, my DD is almost 10 months and she does sleep through the night . . .her normal schedule is something like:
    7am wake and nurse then breakfast
    9am nurse and nap
    11:30 or 12 nurse then lunch...
  3. Temas: How to reduce

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    Re: How to reduce

    I don't necessarily know the answer, since I am struggling with the same question! How old is your LO?
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    Re: a little confused about solids

    How old is your LO? We did 1-2 meals/day until about 8 months, then increased to 3 meals per day. As far as breastmilk consumption, every baby is different, but if you nurse before solids, you...
  5. Re: Working - Baby Not Eating at Day Care!!! Please Help!

    is there anyway you can go and nurse her at lunchtime?
  6. Temas: watermelon

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    Re: watermelon

    Watermelon is a favorite for us, but just be forewarned as far as the poop goes the next day . . . .what goes in, must go out! I almost died the first watermelon poop I saw, LOL!
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    Re: Am I going to make it?

    I also had a lot of trouble early on (and my DD was also only 6 #5oz at birth, and she dropped to 5# 14 before she started gaining!). We struggled with with thrush and a poor latch, and I saw 3...
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    Re: Slow flow nipple even as baby gets older?

    My DD still uses the slow flow natural latch at almost 10 mos . . .like the PP said, our nipples don't flow faster as they age so why should their bottles?

    And I started introducing a sippy at...
  9. Temas: fish?

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    fish?

    When did you introduce fish? I've seen conflicting info . . .
    DD is 9.5 months and we gave her some salmon this a.m., was this wrong?
  10. Temas: What to do

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    What to do

    I may be worrying about this too far ahead, but what can I say, I'm a worrier ;-) ! In July there will be a three week period of time where it will be very difficult for me to pump. DD will be about...
  11. Temas: Confused

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    Confused

    Hello,
    My DD is 9.5 months and I plan on continuing to BF until 12 months, and then possibly still maintain the morning and night time sessions after that. Right now our current schedule is roughly...
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    Nursing swimsuits?

    Not sure if this is where to post this, but with summer finally hitting Michigan I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for nursing swimwear, or do you just wear regular?

    Thanks!
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    Re: How to wean w/o resorting to formula?

    I have a similar situation, and am curious what you ended up finding out/doing?
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    Re: Calling all Moms with SMALLER babies!

    I think I might have the little-est peanut of the bunch! My DD was 6 lbs 5 oz at birth . . . . now at nine months she has only just hit 14#!! She is EBF ( and now solids, mostly baby led) and as...
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    Re: Peas and Baby Led Weaning

    My peds office gave me a list of choking hazards, and peas are on there . . . .BUT I'd been giving them to her for about a month (she is 9 months now) and have continued to do so, I just watch her...
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    Re: 3.5 months still feeding every 2 hours??

    There is a lot of variation between babies, and even from day to day sometimes. I think my DD started to go more towards 2.5-3 hrs around 4 months, now at 9 months she is still about every 3 hours ....
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    Re: Biter biscuits?

    I gave DD rice cakes instead since most of the teething biscuits have wheat in them and I was not ready to try that with her.
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    A bunch of random questions . . .

    Hello, I have a bunch of unrelated questions that I have not been able to find answers to . . .and was hoping that everyone could chip in their 2 cents!

    1) I know honey is a no-no until 1 years...
  19. Temas: Snack ideas

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    Snack ideas

    My DD is just over 9 months old, on days she is at home she gets 3 meals per day and BF's about 5-6 times. I don't typically do a snack since she is still a good meal eater (hasn't yet decided that...
  20. When did you (or did you) stop offering only one new food at a time?

    How long do you need to continue to offer only one new food at a time? DD is 9 months and I'm wondering if I still need to wait between offering new foods?

    J
  21. Temas: Ear pulling?

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    Re: Ear pulling?

    My DD has been doing the same and given that she preety much had an ear infection every month during the winter (even though she is EBF!), her ears were okay at the doc this time. They said either...
  22. Temas: overfeeding?

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    Re: overfeeding?

    Sounds like a growth spurt to me (DD did similar behavior when she was 3 and 6 weeks), but if you are worried you should call your doctor .. .ear infections can make them want to nurse more and also...
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    beans (legumes)

    Hello all,

    I would like to try some beans (black beans, pintos, whatever) with DD but had a few questions . . . .
    Do you need to remove the skins? And can you use canned beans as long as you...
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    Re: Question about baby led solids

    Just thought I would post an update . .. .DD is now (almost) 9 months and we are doing a mix of spoon feeding and baby-led, but I am working towards as much being self-fed as possible. She seems to...
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    um . . . .what?

    We had our 9 month visit yesterday, and it didn't really hit me until I left that the Dr. said "all food groups are okay now, except for choking hazards"

    um . . ..WHAT?
    everything I read has a...
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