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    Re: nasal congestion and bf

    Regarding the Vicks Vapor Rub....My sister is a pediatrician. She said that it can be used on infants, but in extreme moderation. Do NOT put it on their chest, nose, etc. A little amount on the...
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    sick + growth spurt

    My ds is hitting his 3 mo growth spurt hot and heavy right now. On top of it, I am feeling the effects of a cold. I am really worried about my supply being decreased because of the cold (and the...
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    Re: really dark poop in 11 month old

    Most of the time, green poop is nothing to worry about. It is usually caused as the feces passes through the intestinal tract faster than normal and can be the bile still in the feces, rather than...
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    Re: clear bubble on nipple

    Keep working on the latching. It is normal for it not to be easy. I know that it seems as though something that is so "natural" would very easy, but it takes a lot of practice and patience to get...
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    pump for how long?

    I will be going back to work part time in a few weeks. I have been pumping since I first started bfing my ds because of engorgement issues. Right now, I pump for about 5-7 minutes and am able to get...
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    Re: HELP......She's Biting!!

    My ds doesn't have teeth yet, but here's the advice that I've been given by the ladies in my LLL group:

    Say, "Ouch! That hurts mama!" when you pull your lo off of your breast and make them wait...
  7. Re: Need help dd2 is not eating "normally"

    First off, is she running a fever, stuffy nose, anything like that? Is she still having wet and dirty diapers? Not to alarm you, but she could have an ear infection. This causes babies to not want to...
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    Re: Milk Blister that Will Not Go Away!

    I completely agree with this poster. I have always had the best of luck with the olive oil soaked cotton ball. Plus, it doesn't have to be wiped off before feeding, and baby gets some fat from the...
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    Re: Constipation and Breastfeeding???

    Babies will grunt, groan, get red in the face, etc. when trying to have a bowel movement. It can take a long time for them to go (half an hour, etc). Your lo is not constipated. This is a common...
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    Re: how to block feed

    Yes, I was worried about pumping at work. I work in the medical field, so finding a good time to pump versus taking care of patients will be a challenge. I thought that maybe block feeding would be a...
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    how to block feed

    My ds is 9 wks old. Currently, he eats on demand. But, I go back to work part time in 3 wks, and I would like to try to teach him to do block feedings if possible. How do I go about teaching him to...
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    Re: How long do growth spurts last?

    In my experience, growth spurts don't have a set time. For my ds, they can last anywhere from 1 day to several. Overall, it is different from child to child based on the which growth spurt it is (age...
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    Re: Nuts & peanut butter

    I would ask your pediatrician. My husband had a nut allergy when he was a toddler, so I was advised to avoid peanut butter, etc. until I either quit bfing or until my ds is 2 yrs old. Have you tried...
  14. Re: I did it!! 8wks down and ready to go.

    Congratulations!v:clap I just reached 8 weeks myself (this past Sunday), and now I too am on the countdown to 12 weeks and beyond.
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    Re: Belly sleeping

    My lo has been sleeping on his belly since about 4 wks of age. From my experience, babies almost always sleep better on their belly...it's comforting because they don't get the falling sensation and...
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    Re: am I eating enough?

    Thanks for all of the feedback thus far. :gvibes I do worry about my snacking. I keep water nearby. I am vegetarian, and I have also had to cut out dairy from my diet as ds couldn't handle the milk...
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    Re: Nipple Damage

    :hug First off, you deserve a hug. I know what you're going through. I too had a lot of pain at first and a bad latch, which caused the cracking, etc. My ds has a very lazy lower lip that I had to...
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    Re: Some concerns & questions

    I agree with the pp...it's different for everyone. My ds is 8 wks old, and I still have random let-downs and still leak (A LOT). As for the 5 minute feedings, I would try to increase...
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    am I eating enough?

    I have read in numerous places that a bfing woman should eat at least an extra 500 calories a day. However, I feel like I am eating less than I did before my pregnancy, and I'm not feeling hungry....
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    Re: Not nursing and not sleeping

    What have you tried to keep his attention on eating? I've found that when my ds seems to be fussy/distracted I several different options to try. Sometimes, I'm feeding him too soon (before he really...
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    Re: a few questions... trying really hard!

    Olive oil is a great item to put on your nipples. Use a cotton ball and just rub it on, and you don't have to remove it before you nurse your LO. (I learned this trick from the lactation nurses, as I...
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    Re: White spots on Nipple

    When I've had clogged ducts in the past, I have used olive oil. Put the oil on a cotton ball and rub it all over your nipple and aureole and/or keep the cotton ball tucked up against your nipple...
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    odd, short feedings

    My lo is 6.5 wks old now. Yesterday afternoon, all he did was eat and eat, which I assumed was the 6 wk growth spurt that I've heard so much about. In fact, he was so busy eating that he never did...
  24. Re: Looking for suggestions re keeping DD latched b/t letdowns

    A green bowel movement can also be caused by bile in the feces. That just means that everything is moving faster through her intestinal tract, etc. As it moves through faster, there is a difference...
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    rolling sensation

    My baby is 6.5 wks old now. During the past week, while nursing, it feels as though he rolls my nipple. It is an uncomfortable sensation, if not painful at times. He doesn't do it every time, though....
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