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    Re: Dropping first feed?

    In your situation, I would at least try dropping the bottle and simply nursing. I would not try to forgo the feeding, because your baby most likely isn't ready for that. In my experience, the...
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    Re: Nursing strike, should I wean?

    The best way to wean is slowly. Trying to wean too quickly increases the risk of problems like engorgement, plugged ducts, and mastitis. So even though pumping is exhausting, I think you have to...
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    Re: Nursing strike, should I wean?

    When to wean is one of those questions that we can't answer for you. Only you know whether or not you really want to continue to nurse!

    If you're on the fence, I would at the very least pump so...
  4. Re: Considering weaning at 3.5 months due to insomnia

    So glad to see your update! And very happy to see that you found a solution, and that you were able to keep nursing!
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    Re: My story so far...advice please..

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby! How awesome that you have come so far in such a short time. Going from 20 ml per day to 5 oz per day is HUGE! And so is getting baby to...
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    Re: beginning to pump

    Print out some information on paced bottle feeding (http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/feeding-tools/bottle-feeding/) and discuss paced feeding with the babysitter.

    Send lots of small bottles...
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    Re: sort of a BF question

    Have you ever seen a puppy or kitten nurse? At a certain point, they will start kneading the mother's udder with their paws. This apparently stimulates better milk flow. Baby humans often do the...
  8. Re: 8 week old only taking 1-1.5 ounces

    :ita There is nothing that strikes me as inherently wrong with or abnormal about this situation with the possible exception of the tenderness you're experiencing. When a baby is properly latched, he...
  9. Re: Hugs please-Tapering off domperidone at 3.25

    :lol I have to be right. Crows aren't kosher.
  10. Re: going on three months. when to start rice cereal?

    IMO, Babycenter is kind of the bottom of the internet barrel when it comes to getting information about baby care, development, and feeding. Especially if you are reading the comments. I know this...
  11. Re: What if freezer lost electricity for a while

    My understanding is that as long as the milk is still frozen, there's no need to toss the milk. If it is totally defrosted, then you have to use it up ASAP.
  12. Re: going on three months. when to start rice cereal?

    I am curious where you read this, because such early introduction of solids is no longer recommended. The American Academy of Pediatrics section on breastfeeding recommends that solids be introduced...
  13. Re: Very uncertain about breastfeeding success (pretty long)

    :ita with Maddieb. If you can answer those questions, we'll have a better idea of how to help.
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    Re: worst cramp

    Welcome to the forum!

    It's common for your first few postpartum periods to be different from your pre-baby norm. They might be longer or shorter, heavier or lighter, or more irregular for a...
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    Re: Help: 3year old sleeping on breast

    :ita Your sleep-sharing arrangement is probably a lot more common than you know! I think there are a lot of kids who are bed-sharing, nursing, and using mom for a pillow at age 3 and beyond- people...
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    Re: Biological nuturing ?

    For public nursing, I suggest a supportive bra and a well-stuffed diaper bag. The diaper bag doubles as an on-the-go pillow on which you can rest your hand or the baby, and the bra- if you can find...
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    Re: Whoohoo!!! We succeed, 1 yr.

    Congratulations on making it to this big milestone!



    Just keep nursing, and you will continue to have the right amount of milk. Most babies will continue to cue to nurse at a nice high...
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    Re: posterior tongue tie

    Do you have a scale for home use? Weighing the baby at the LC's office is great, and it's terrific that you have done so more than once. But isolated weigh-ins don't tell you enough. They helped...
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    Re: Ready to Give Up

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!

    I completely agree: nursing a 4 week-old shouldn't be this hard. But it often is! Newborn babies are incredibly frustrating creatures. ...
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    Re: Looking for some help

    :ita with Maddieb!!!
  21. Re: Sleeping through the night/Extra supply

    Welcome to the forum!

    What you do about nighttime is really up to you. You can simply put up with the fullness and discomfort, watching yourself carefully for signs of plugged ducts and mastitis,...
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    Re: Will not eat solids

    :ita

    My kids didn't start eating a lot of solids until around 14-15 months.
  23. Re: Desperate - Baby loses suction during the whole feeding

    Good suggestions from Maddieb. I'd also suggest having her rechecked for tongue and lip ties. The soreness and loss of suction makes me think that a tie might have been missed, and having someone...
  24. Re: Should I be concerned? *tmi poop pic*

    :ita My second kid had diapers like that for months. You would have thought I was feeding her a mix of fluorescent pens and spinach... :puke Anyway, it was really not a big deal. She was growing...
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    Re: Tuberous breasts

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the baby to come!

    The first thing to know about breasts is that breast appearance is not destiny. There are moms with tubular-looking breasts who nurse...
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