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    Re: Heating/storing solids

    What is the best way to heat the food? In the microwave for a few seconds?
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    Re: Heating/storing solids

    So can I heat the whole jar and take the amount I need and place it back in fridge for up to 3 days? Can I just reheat the jar repeatly as I need it within those 3 days?
  3. Mixing EBM and formula in same bottle

    Is it possible to mix EBM and formula in same bottle? For example mix 5 oz. EBM with 2 oz. of formula? Thanks!
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    Heating/storing solids

    I'm sorry but I can't find the answer to this anywhere and I know its a dumb question but with commercially prepared food, once you heat the jar, can you keep reheating and place the remainder in the...
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    Nurse or solids first?

    My ped says I should feed DS solids first, then nurse, but some other sources I've read says to nurse, then feed solids. :shrug
  6. When do you stop counting wet diapers?

    I know its really important the first few weeks, but do you still have to keep doing it? My son is 6 months old. Is there a goal for wet diapers at this age?
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    Re: Drop in growth chart, is it me?

    According to the chart he is under the "mean" line. Is that bad?
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    Drop in growth chart, is it me?

    Today DS had his 6 month well visit. At 4 months he was 24 inches and 14 lb 9.5 oz. Both were in the 25th percentile. Today he was 25 inches and 15 lb. 4 oz. Both in the 10th percentile :(

    He...
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    Re: need answer quick

    Thank you! :)
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    need answer quick

    I'm supposed to feed my LO some cereal this afternoon using EBM. I had a 1.5 oz bag I defrosted from the freezer yesterday that I used half of the milk to mix with his cereal feeding yesterday and I...
  11. Can supply drop after a day of missed pumping?

    I worked a 9 hour shift yesterday and I normally can pump three times (about 10 minutes) in that shift. I just pump one breast each time and i normally get about 4 ounces. Anyway, I was extremely...
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    cleaning PISA tubing

    I sterilized my PISA tubing in the Medela Quick Clean microwavable sterilzation bags and now there there are droplets up and down inside the tubing. How do I get the water out? Or can I leave it...
  13. Do they always have to be "tummy to tummy?"

    I BF exclusively in the side lying position which is great because I have an oversupply problem (which is getting better). I would like to start nursing upright however, we need the practice so I...
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    Do babies drink more in the AM?

    The reason I ask is because my LO sleeps 6 hours straight so I'm pretty full in the morning. He is ravenous when he wakes up and when he is done nursing my breast is soft. I am going back to work,...
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    Questions on reverse cycling

    I'm going back to work next week and I work odd shifts..

    Mondays 1p - 10p
    Fridays 8a - 10p
    Saturdays 9a - 6p

    I'm new to the idea of reverse cycling and I have several questions.

    Will he...
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    single pumping vs. double pumping

    I can only pump about 2-3 oz. from one breast and my LO takes in 5-6 oz. in one feed. I have oversupply issues and will be returning back to work. LO normally only feeds from one side, I blockfeed....
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    Will this decrease my supply?

    My LO usually nurses every 2 hours but while at work I probably can only pump every 4 hours. The problem is every week I am at work basically 2 days straight (Friday through Saturday). Is this lack...
  18. Re: What is bare minimum to pump to keep up supply??

    It is almost improssible for me to "get a break." I work as a pharmacist for a very busy store and basically all operations stop once I step out of the pharmacy. Imagine being gone for 15 minutes...
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    Which is best way to thaw frozen milk?

    Is it best to thaw it overnight in refridgerator or run it under warm water when ready to use? Or does it not really matter?
  20. Re: Have OS and back to work, double pump?

    Is the goal to produce as much milk LO is taking in at each feed with each pump session? My LO takes 4-5 oz which means I do have to double pump (i only get 2-3 oz from one breast)?
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    Do babies nurse even if not hungry?

    Sometimes if I don't know how to calm the fussiness I offer my breast. Sometimes I don't think hes really hungry but he takes it. Do babies nurse even if they arent hungry? I dont want to be...
  22. Have OS and back to work, double pump?

    Right now I blockfeed my LO with each feeding. I'll be returning to work working long hours and I want to protect my supply. Should I double pump or just pump from one side each time? I dont want...
  23. What is bare minimum to pump to keep up with supply??

    My LO is 9 weeks old and I'll be returning to work in 1 week. I will be working 3 days (two 9 hour shifts and one 14 hour shift). I plan on pumping at work while I am away so he can have BM while I...
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    Can you add Tri-Vi-Sol to EBM?

    Our ped wants LO to start in Tri-Vi-Sol vitamins every day since he is exclusively BF. It says you can add to food and formula, but can you add to EBM? It would be easier to give if he needs to...
  25. What is bare minimum to pump to keep up supply??

    My LO is 9 weeks old and I'll be returning to work in 1 week. I will be working 3 days (two 9 hour shifts and one 14 hour shift). I plan on pumping at work while I am away so he can have BM while I...
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