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  1. Re: What is "normal" for nighttime waking?

    All my kids woke to nurse every 2 to 3 hours for about the first year of life. I know that that is normal.
  2. Re: Overwhelmed and tired. I need to wean

    I was alarmed how easily my nursing toddler weaned when I offered him lap time with a book a puzzel, a song and a sippy cup filled with either juice or ( don't judge me) yoo-hoo, He weaned in less...
  3. Re: Enamel defect_is night weaning necessary? PLEASE HELP

    unlike a bottle, where milk not swallowed pools in the baby's mouth
    and bathes the teeth in milk
    breastfed babies take the nipple past the palate. there is no pooling of unswallowed milk therefore...
  4. Re: painfully nursing my toddler w/mastitis

    I hope no one here thinks that I have finally fallen off my rocker for giving the same suggestion twice on two different threads but
    Mimbrooklyn, I have met women who's mastitis/plugged duct...
  5. Re: Using lecithin to prevent plugs?

    Greetings reading mom!
    I felt bummed out every time a got a plug duct. they hurt and made me feel lumpy all over. But mine were never associated with a fever.
    i met a woman at LLL who said her...
  6. Re: Establishing supply for preemie twins in NICU

    congratulations on the birth of your babies. You are doing great, expressing on a 3 hour schedule sounds fine, esp. considering that your lO's are latching when offered the breast. I am sending good...
  7. Re: Feeling...discouraged and disapointed

    Dear Faceof shadows,
    Breastfeeding can feel like a rewarding journey when we ease up on ourselves. Infants who are being fed breastmilk through a bottle still benefit from being offered the breast...
  8. Re: Attempting to wean my almost 6 month old!! I need ideas!

    greetings stefani! and welcome to the La Leche League forums. Before I found LLL I did not know any other moms who admitted to breastfeeding in bed. But that is exactly what worked for me too. And I...
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    Re: Uva ursi topically?

    This is a great question! I also was concerned about medications/herbs when I was breastfeeding.
    I used to ask my pediatrician and my ob/gyn. I have seen other mothers post about a website called...
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    Re: Encouragement

    I am responding to you now. I do not know all your background but I recognise the feelings of desperation and bewilderment. Your baby is not lethagic, he is active smiley and although weight gain has...
  11. Re: no breast milk despite all efforts

    You are feeling bewildered, yes? I wonder if a face to face session with a highly recommended board certified private practice IBCLC who takes insurance might be the way to go.
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    Re: baby won't drink....

    embarrassing confession alert.... dd4 weaned from me to Yohoo. you know, the chocolate drink with no redeeming value?!
    But he was eating a variety of foods at the time so I did not obsess.
    Not a...
  13. Re: no breast milk despite all efforts

    greetings Dotsnotfeathers!
    Your breastfeeding glitches could have multiple causes.
    However, it would be helpful if the lactation consultants who are confounded offered some explanation.
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    Re: Losing milk supply

    it is normal for your body to adjust your milk supply and many mothers do not fill up in between nursings. the infant who has a productive suck has no problem stimulating a milk supply. But infants...
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    Re: Losing milk supply

    dear ajsantonia,
    I understand your concern about being able to leave adequate amounts of expressed breastmilk for your baby while you are at work.
    Here are some suggestions
    calculate how many...
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    Re: Difficulty feeding 4 week old

    Dear 3 bloomingflowers,
    I am in awe of your persistence! Mothering a housefull of littleones while nursing a newborn is hard, even without glitches. Many mothers measure breastfeeding success by the...
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    Re: Lipase and evaporation

    Oh no! That must be so frustrating! I imagine that seeing my precious breastmilk float into the air due to the laws of energy transfer would make me curse under my breath. Someday your little one...
  18. Re: Can't Ween off Nipple-shield. Help! (Sorry, long)

    first off , right from the start let me say you are doing great! Your LO nurses, gained weight, and takes a bottle of expressed breastmilk from his daddy.
    Niplle shields are a useful tool but I...
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    Re: Suggestions?

    I also let my LO's grab what ever they wanted from my plate. babies who have mastered the skill of self feeding can also spit out a food they don't like! I don't think spicy garlicy or cumin is a...
  20. Re: Need help! Baby cues for feeding non-stop! Silent reflux

    I know how frustrating it can be when all I wanted was a happy blissfull nursing infnat and what i had instead was an infant who screamed while being fed, screamed in between feeds, spit up pools of...
  21. Re: 7th baby you'd think I'd know what to do....

    Hi Mommy of 7 plus.
    i also suffered from sore cracked nipples with each new baby. And with my last child, I had a fabulous milk supply and an infant whose latch was funky/disorganized.
    For me. it...
  22. Re: Breast infections, bub sucking in air> unsolved problems

    greetings ellenbacher!
    congratulations on the birth of your son. I was also frustrated at the amount of obstacles I experienced breastfeeding each new baby.
    You have explored every usual...
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    Re: Heart broken, please help!

    scenic girl,
    It is hard to be able to offer help without knowing what your short term or long term goals are.
    if your goal is to be able to maintain an ample breastmilk supply and bottle feed...
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    Re: Latching Issues

    You are an experienced breastfeeding mother. A baby who won't latch is a baby who can't latch. It is not in your infants best interest to allow 6 hours to pass without a feeding. Your infant...
  25. Re: Recurrent Plugged Ducts-I'm at the end of my rope!

    You are an awesome mother for sticking to your commitment to breastfeeding. Your baby is thriving because he is being nurtured the way nature intended. Plugged ducts and recurrent mastitis are indeed...
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