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    Pump Weaning

    My DS will be 12 mos in February. :happytears I would like to pump wean but still nurse when at home in the mornings/evenings/weekends. How do I know if DS will be okay not getting EBM during the...
  2. Re: spitting up a lot (and never did before)

    With my DS it also happens when he's leaning on his belly- he's cruising now, so he does this a lot. It's like the pressure on his tummy makes it come up too! YUCK!
  3. Re: spitting up a lot (and never did before)

    It sounds as though he may have some reflux happening. My son developed this after he turned 6 months as well. We have just been dealing with it so far, but you *can* have the doctor prescribe...
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    Re: Nursing strike????

    Thank you all for your responses and support! I think DS is coming out of this. He nursed yesterday evening and last night normally.:love I won't be able to tell for sure until this weekend, but...
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    Re: Sensitive nipples or Thrush? (EP'ing)

    I'm no doctor, but that sounds just like my experience with thrush! :hug I used Gentian Violet to get rid of it. I'm not an EPer, but I do work full time so I pump 3-4 times daily. The gentian...
  6. Re: pedia says I should give my 4 month old yogurt?!?

    You can give your LO probiotics (that's what's in the yogurt that will help with the fungal growth). You should be able to find it at any health foods store or online. The brand I have is called...
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    Re: Nursing strike????

    I work during the week so he gets EBM in a bottle, then he usually nurses around 6 or 7pm once I'm home. He did that yesterday, but he was very reluctant- I had to wait until he was fairly sleepy. ...
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    Nursing strike????

    My DS is 8 months old, and has been a very good nurser since he was born, but I think he might be on a nursing strike?!?! Saturday and Sunday he nursed around 6:30am and then he refused to nurse...
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    Re: Lower supply due to thrush???

    :welcome and hopefully someone will come along with a good answer!
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    Lower supply due to thrush???

    I have noticed that my supply is dipping when I pump, is this due to thrush? It is extremely painful to pump at this point so maybe I'm just not able to express as much because of the pain? I am...
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    Help! Thrush

    My 6mo son has thrush. :yikes I've started him on the probiotic powder, but I need to know what I should do with his toys, bottles, pacifiers etc... Do they need to be boiled everyday or what??? ...
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    Re: No teeth yet, but BITING!!!

    At least I'm not the only one out there! Yesterday was a really good day- he didn't bite me but once, so maybe he's getting the point. Thanks!!
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    No teeth yet, but BITING!!!

    My 6mo DS has just recently started biting me- really hard! He doesn't have any teeth, but both of my nipples are REALLY sore now. My right one has a small area of broken skin even. I can't figure...
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    Re: Supply problem or just craziness!

    I am still pumping the same number of times during the day. I just moved my scehdule up by 30 min. I have checked my pump parts. I use a PISA and I just replaced the membranes not even a month...
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    Re: suggestions for hands free pumping?

    I use the method with the ponytail holders mentioned above, and it works wonderfully. I just have to hold onto them until the letdown phase stops on my PISA so they don't wiggle...but after that- I...
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    Re: Sippy cup??? Kind of OT

    He gets a bottle of EBM during the day and I BF him in the evenings/night. I thought it would be a nice change over for him...
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    Sippy cup??? Kind of OT

    When is it okay to start with a sippy cup? My DS is REALLY interested in our drinking, and I thought it would be good to start him with some EBM in a sippy cup for him to start learning. He's 4 1/2...
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    Re: Best bags for storing?

    I have tried the Medela bags, and they're good, but I found the price to be too much when you can just buy the Lansinoh bags and they're just as good. The only upside is you can attatch them to the...
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    Supply problem or just craziness!

    I pump 4 times during the day, and usually get right at 16oz total. I just recently changed by pumping times by moving them back 1/2 hour. This week I have only been getting around 13.5-14oz total....
  20. Re: how far should the nipple be drawn into the breastshield?

    I pump at work and use the PISA. My nipples go in to where the horn part connects to the rest of the plastic piece. They are always a bit swollen and hot afterwards, but they always go back to...
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    Re: which pump?

    I also use the PISA. I LOVE it! Well, as much as you can love a breast pump:D. It definitely does the job. I like it because it helps the milk come down easier. They also have really nice...
  22. Re: Change in pumping schedule...how will it work??

    Thank you so much! I tried it this morning, and so far it hasn't been much different at all!!! I was totally stressing about it! Thanks a bunch!
  23. Change in pumping schedule...how will it work??

    Okay, my boss wants me to change my pumping schedule so that I have one during lunch hour. My current schedule looks like this:

    6am BF
    7am pump 4oz
    10am pump 4oz
    1pm pump 4oz
    4pm pump ...
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    Re: So tired of pumping

    ITA! I've been pumping at work for 2 months now, and it is such a task! It feels like work to me. I LOVE the weekends when all I have to worry about is getting out the boob! It is quite wonderful...
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    Question about extended nursing

    My DS is 4 months old right now, and I really would like to nurse him until he self weans. My question is regarding biting though. He already bites, and he doesn't have teeth! It doesn't really...
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