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    Flu shot and breastfeeding

    Hi ladies.

    Do any of you know if it safe to nurse after having the thermosal-based (the kind with a minute amount of mercury) flu shot? Have any of you? Apparently, there are now two basic kinds...
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    Okay, I can finally say she did it! Yeah!!:clap :gvibes Thank you all again for your encouragement and support. Without it, I would have given up long ago. :hug
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    Well, I have managed to get her to at least comfort suck. Yeah! :clap Now, I need to get her to nurse. I am pretty sure she took a little milk today, but it wasn't enough to satisfy her hunger. Any...
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    Paige and Jolie,

    It's such a relief to hear someone else talk about how time consuming this all is.

    I've actually backed off the pumping a bit because it was too much and I was becoming too...
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    Cadensmommmy: Thank you for sharing your experience and hope. I have a nipple shield and do use it once in a while because she seems to latch on to that, but I've read so many moms preach against it...
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    An obstacle that I encounter when I try to feed her is the dirty diaper. I have been putting her to my breast while she is sleepy and things seems to be okay (she takes the nipple and dozes or...
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    Jolie,

    Yes, my concern deals with her wanting to feed right after I've pumped. I believe the lactation consultant said it takes an hour or so to replenish the milk supply.

    Thank you for the...
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    Home Executive,
    I just tried to breastfeed her not too long ago. I picked her up while she was still sleepy and put her to my breast while I walked around (one of Jolie's suggestions). She...
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    Re: nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    Thank you, Jolie and everyone else for your suggestions. It does help tremendously to know that my situation is not a hopeless situation. To answer your question, Jolie, the bottle nipple does drip...
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    nipple confusion in 17-day-old

    My baby girl is 17 days old today, and I have still been unsuccessful at getting her to breastfeed. Much of the problem stems from the fact that she had jaundice when she was born. To lower the...
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