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  1. Temas: LLL Groups

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    Re: LLL Groups

    I did keep nursing the first child, so I see what you mean.

    Here is an FAQ about working with flat nipples. There are some things you can do during the pregnancy and after the birth to help...
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    Re: Began work 2 weeks ago- hates fake nipple

    I'm sorry this has been so hard for you all.

    It is possible to feed a baby expressed mother's milk without using a bottle at all. Your mother might try a cup or a spoon and let the baby lap at the...
  3. Temas: LLL Groups

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    Re: LLL Groups

    Good for you for planning ahead for successful breastfeeding! I, too, struggled with breastfeeding my first child due to flat nipples. I was given a nipple shield at birth and weaned her from it at...
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    Re: Relactation question...

    Good for you for working to relactate in that breast for your little one. A combination of bringing baby to the breast and expressing milk between nursings is often effective. This link offers more...
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    Re: Plugged Duct or Abscess?

    Hi Trish,

    How wonderful that you're providing milk for the baby! Sorry you had to wait 5 days before getting an answer on the board. Here's an article that may answer many of your questions....
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    Re: no understanding

    Your English is very good! Yes, we call them lactation consultants here.

    I'm sorry to hear your family is feeling overwhelmed. It is challenging to raise a baby in the early months, no matter how...
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    Re: Refusing bottle/cup... due to food?

    Sometimes babies will "save up" and not take a bottle or cup while the mother is away, then tank up by breastfeeding a lot when she is back. Does this seem to be what your baby does?

    I wonder how...
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    Re: Breast Shield weaning - Help? tricks?

    I, too, struggled with getting my first child weaned from a nipple shield. Others have given some good information, so I thought I'd just chime in with some more encouragement. It was challenging,...
  9. Re: Anyone else turning into a Feeding Fiend?

    I'm sorry to hear you're having so much trouble with others. My first thought was to see whether your husband would be your advocate with his family, but I see you mentioned he may not be able.
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    Re: Painful boobs

    It sounds as if you might be engorged. I'm sorry you didn't get any reply until now! I hope you're doing OK. Here is some information about engorgement:...
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    Re: I am pregnant. What now?

    Ditto what others have said. I enjoyed the book "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" by Hilary Flower while nursing through my pregnancy. Congrats on the new baby!
    Sue
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    Re: Feeling weird about nursing my 17 month

    Mangai, good for you for knowing your daughter's needs and meeting them! It is challenging when others question how we raise our children, especially when they are loved ones who also want the best...
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    Re: Should I pump?

    lotusblossom, it has been a few days. How are things going? Has your supply evened out to match your baby's nursing pattern? Here is an FAQ about engorgement that may answer your questions:...
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    Re: in the pump milk

    Here are milk storage guidelines: http://www.llli.org/FAQ/milkstorage.html

    In short, yes, milk may be stored at room temperature up to 10 hours.
  15. Re: Need help weaning my baby off the nipple shield

    I used a nipple shield with my first daughter and also struggled with weaning her from it. Others have offered some good information, and I thought I would add what worked for us.

    I first...
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    Re: Need Clarification Please....

    Hi there,
    Others have offered good information. In short, it is the suckling that stimulates more milk production and not only the milk that is being expressed (whether by the baby or the pump).
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    Re: Restart Breastfeeding

    It would depend on the individual mother and child, but in short, yes, it is possible to breastfeed again after the child has weaned. Some children are interested, others less so. Some children who...
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    Re: Strange Engorgement 6 months into nursing

    What you describe does sound like a plugged duct. This article has information about how heat and gentle massage may help: http://www.llli.org/NB/NBMarApr06p68.html.
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    Re: Need info on using gentian violet

    In my area gentian violet is available at pharmacies. Some women have had to ask as it wasn't easy to find on the shelves. If all else fails, I once bought mine at an animal health supply store....
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    Re: Extremely difficult to BF!

    Some babies fuss at the breast when teething. Since you mentioned she's 6 months old and arching away from you, I wonder if that's a possibility. Also, as the previous poster said babies can go...
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    Re: BM freezing container

    I'm sorry I don't have a recommendation about a particular brand, but here is some very basic information from LLLI: Refrigerated or frozen milk may be stored in hard-sided plastic or glass...
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    Re: Supplemental Nursing System

    Krista, you are right on in your thought that using a tool such as the SNS would allow you to supplement your baby while still stimulating milk production. As you know, suckling is what stimulates...
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    Re: Weaning & Co-sleeping

    Best of luck! Mothering at nighttime can be the hardest, can't it?

    I have heard some mothers say the Dr. Jay Gordon plan for night weaning has worked for them. One note is that on his web site he...
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    Re: Is there really a difference?

    The type of cup can affect whether more of the juice is swallowed down or if it will have the opportunity to sit on the baby's teeth. I have a number of different types of toddler cups in my house —...
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    Re: Rejecting Solids

    Some babies sure do have strong food preferences and dislikes, don't they? I have also read a number of different "systems" of introducing solids that all have different theories about what foods to...
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