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  1. Re: how old was your baby? what did he/she eat?

    Dd was almost 6 months, she got banana 1st and then avocado. I used to give her solids once a day, then a few weeks later we increased that to 2 or 3 times per day, depending on how often she wanted...
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    Re: Milk supply

    Blessed thistle is milk thistle's cousin, I'm familiar with Blessed thistle, not sure if they are both the same.

    http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milksupply/herbal-rem_a.html#bthistle

    I totally...
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    Re: Milk supply

    Hmmmm, who told you to take milk thistle?? Are you sure it's not "Bessed Thistle"? I would ask the people who told you to take milk thistle about the dosage. Ask a certified lactation consultant...
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    Re: Milk supply

    I read somewhere (can't remember where) that It could take up to three months, but that doesn't mean you have to wait that long before you go bra shopping. I would wait about a month before you go...
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    Re: ? about eye doctor appt.

    My husband is a Board certified ophthalmologist and he said it's OK to have your eyes dilated if you're nursing. GL
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    Re: Did your dr know much about BF?

    - do you think your doc was knowledgable about BF?
    Yes, she was knowledgable.
    - did you get bad advice from a doc? What was it?
    I did not get bad advice, however, I did not ask the doc or the ped....
  7. Re: Not a breastfeeding question but I need input

    I didn't read all the other posts, so forgive me if I'm being repetative, but here is my advice.... Put your Lo in a swing. There's absolutely no harm in that. I used to put my dd#2 in the swing...
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    Re: My chubby baby....am I right?

    Is your MIL an MD? Does she have a PhD? Is she a pediatrician? or a Certified Lactatian Consultant? Either way, please don't take her advice on how to feed, when to feed or how much to feed your...
  9. Re: Constipation and Breastfeeding???

    If your ds is EBF, his poop may look like mustard and cottage cheese. If it looks like little pellets, he's probably constipated. Why don't you put in a call to the pediatrician?? It's normal for...
  10. Re: Difficulty getting letdown and milk supply

    Have you tried the MARMET Technique?
    http://www.lactationinstitute.org/MANUALEX.html
    It helped me when I was having delayed letdown (around 6 months).
    I'm not sure if letdown is directly related...
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    Re: need help 6 wks breast strike

    Meet with the LC again, are you sure you don't have OALD or fordeful letdown??? If you are unhappy with the LC you are seeing, see another one. It's imperative that you get help from a knowledgable...
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    Re: 8mo not drinking enough milk?

    One more thing I forgot to mention.......yes it is possible that a baby will prefer solids over breast milk. I didn't think it was probable, but my 2nd dd proved me wrong. That girl loves solids. ...
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    Re: 8mo not drinking enough milk?

    Wow! Give yourself a pat on the back momma, you are doing a fabulous job!! You are a wonderful mother for all the effort you are putting in to feeding your baby. My advice to you would be to keep...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    How old is your son? He'll probably eat when he's hungry, just be glad he is sleeping thru the night. If you need to pump for comfort, do it.
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    Re: Oatmeal Does Work!

    Was it instant oatmeal or cooked, what brand/kind?? How did you prepare it and how much of it did you eat? Tia
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    Re: Is she starving

    Gaining slowly is better than loosing weight, I know how you feel. My dd is a peanut, too.
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    Re: Problem with breastfeeding

    I would go see a Lactation consultant ASAP, breastfeeding should not hurt. Don't give up mama, you can do this!!!
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    Re: Is she starving

    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/searchZolpidem
    I don't know why the link is not working, but here's what it says.....

    CASRN: 82626-48-0
    For other data, click on the Table of Contents

    ...
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    Re: Is she starving

    Yes, it sounds like Ambien is safe for breastfeeding women. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search
    I see she's 7 months old, how much did she weigh?? I know that after 6 months weight gain...
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    Re: The last straw!!

    I don't have much advice for you, just wanted to send some hugs your way. I'm sure someone will chime in on this issue and give you some helpful advice. Hang in there.
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    Re: Does Hiccups mean Reflux?

    I don't think that hiccups mean reflux, but I'm no doctor. Some spit up is OK, just means that maybe LO overate a bit. A lot of drool just means she's teething, sounds normal. After I feed my dd,...
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    Re: Reglan--Does it work?

    Reglan works....but be prepared to encounter side effects. Mainly, sleepiness, tiredness and the worst one.....depression. I prefer domperidone as well. good luck to you.
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    Re: What do I do

    Sorry you are sick, hope you feel better soon. It sounds as if it's ok for you to take albuterol while bf. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~XjrWUu:2
  24. Re: Help! Is it too late to correct a bad latch?

    I'm no expert, but your dd does not sound skinny by her numbers. Can you attend a LLL meeting, I bet that will help you a ton. Beleive me, I'm super anxious to add some weight on my dd since she's...
  25. Re: How to Convince a 1 Side/Feeding baby to go for 2?

    Sorry I don't have advice 4 you, just wanted to add that you're not alone. My dd who is 6 months old has been for the most part a one sided nurser too. So you're not alone :)
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