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    Re: Teething and Nursing

    Thanks for the support. I guess more than one mother is suffering with this problem. Hopefully, she'll learn not to bite me :lol
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    Re: ANOTHER nursing strike!?!?

    Could it be that your little one is teething and the pressure from nursing is causing him some discomfort? This happened with our little one. I used a cold teething ring to numb her mouth a little...
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    Re: OUCH!!!!! Pinching and pulling!!!!!!

    I found if I move my DD's hand just slightly up onto my shirt she grabs that instead. I do the same think if she is scratching at her eyes. I mover her hand slightly up so it rests on her forehead....
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    Teething and Nursing

    Help! My daughter has cut her first tooth and it is razor sharp... how do I keep nursing her. She is 7.5 months, but was 2 months premie and only weighs 12 lbs. I really want to keep nursing......
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    Re: I need to vent...

    I agree! Children are excellent judges of character. My MIL was the same! I just stopped answering her calls and I don't call or go over there with out my husband. He can be the one to deal with...
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    Re: Gassy 3 month old

    we had a similar problem. Keep your chin up it will get better
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    Re: Clogged ducts...

    Yep the white spots can be clogged pores. Tou can try letting you lo nurse them out, you can try to express in a hot tub or shower. Personally, I had to have a doctor lace and drain mine.(it was...
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    Re: Clogged ducts...

    I am in exactly the same situation. No real problems until my daughter was about 5.5 months. Now I get clogged ducts and pores. I heard that an increase in fat in your diet can cause blockages as...
  9. Temas: Help!!!

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    Re: Help!!!

    This may sound a little odd... But can you get letdown from pumping? If you can, have you tried to pump to get letdown to occur and then put your lo on your breast so that the baby gets the benefit...
  10. Re: can you buy vitamin d drops to give your baby?

    Our dd gets D-Vi-Sol. We buy it at walmart. We give her the Enfamil brand but there is the generic brand also at walmart. Her pediatrician recommended this.
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    Re: NICU won't allow me to BF.

    Our DD would nurse and then receive supplemental bm by NG tube. GO up the chain of command if you have to!!! I can't tell you how many times the "old stuck in their ways nurses" cause problems for...
  12. Re: Premie in NICU, pumping with little success, HELP!!!!!

    You are doing fine. Try not to worry. Be aware... most premie mom's experience a drop in spply around the 3 week mark. I did. this is normal and you supply will increase again. Try to rest more....
  13. Temas: loosing faith

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    Re: loosing faith

    My daughter was a premie and spent a month in NICU. Thank god it wasn't longer. My heart goes out to you. :hug I remember how tiring it was going back and forth, pumping trying to nurse, being...
  14. Re: Previously refrigerated EBM-how long is it good once out of the fridge?

    Maybe a silly question....but why did you scald your breast milk before putting it in a storage bag in the fridge?

    I thought scalding kills of most of the good organisms that live in your breast...
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    Re: Manual Pumps and bottle opinions

    I use the Avent Manual Pump and love it. You control amount of suction, speed of pumping and the petal cushon that goes in the funnel mouth makes pumping so much more comfortable than the medela.
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    Re: Hospital grade pumps

    Yes hospital grade pumps really do work better.

    I had a premie and had the opportunity to use a few different brands of hospital grade pumps as well as numerous "home use" pumps

    My Favorites:...
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    Re: Which Pump is the best... Help!!!

    I too love my Avent Isis IQ Duo. Tried Medela and Ameda and I love my Avent.
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    Increasing Supply

    Does anyone have any advice on how to increase my supply?

    I used to be able to pump 4-5 extra ounces off in the morning after feeding my daughter, However, she has had a growth spurt and is now...
  19. Temas: frustration

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    Re: frustration

    Don't know if this will help but I have a couple other suggestions.

    1. try burping the baby more frequently.( our daughter was guzzling her milk and swallowing a lot of air in the process so I...
  20. Temas: "Bucking Baby"

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    Re: "Bucking Baby"

    I usually try to burp her when this begins. (usually a little while after letdown.. I don't think that it's that) But she protests and tries to throw herself back... almost as though she is insisting...
  21. Temas: "Bucking Baby"

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    "Bucking Baby"

    Help!!

    Has anyone else had the problem of a "bucking baby"? Seems like everytime I nurse my daughter she kicks and arches her back and snaps her head back .... all while securely clamped to my...
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    Re: Any long term nipple shield users??

    Pump after nursing to maintain your supply when using a nipple shield. This worked for us. If you can only pump a couple of times in a day try to pump at least once in the middle of the night. The...
  23. Temas: 4.5 month olds

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    Re: 4.5 month olds

    Same thing happened to us. After 4 month needles baby refused to sleep more than 2 hours at a time even in the night and seemed to be nursing non stop ( every 2-3 hours in the day and every 1.5 in...
  24. Temas: frustration

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    Re: frustration

    Keep your chin up! We had exactly the same problems. I was told the mucus was from the baby getting to much foremilk and not enough hind milk. Make sure that your little one completely empties one...
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    Re: Weird 24 hours....

    Yes I feel that way quite regularly. Seems like we just get the hang of things and I'm loving nursing and WHAMO something changes.... growth spurt, blocked milk duct, milk blister, another growth...
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