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    not wanting solids when sick?

    Is it normal for ds to suddenly not want solids because he's feeling sick? He's had a cold for a looong time now (I hate daycare!!!), but for the past 10 days he has refused to eat any solid foods. ...
  2. still possible to get supply up at 8 months?

    I bf'd exclusively till 6 months, 2 of which I was back at work for. Around that point my supply started to drop - work was stressful and it was hard to pump on the same schedule, plus ds started...
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    Re: supplementing on weekdays only?

    He's 7 months and gets some solids every day (weekdays and weekends)
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    supplementing on weekdays only?

    I posted a related question in the working and breastfeeding area, but I was wondering if anyone is in the same position. For the past month or so, I've been having trouble pumping enough while I'm...
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    Re: how to relax at work?

    Thanks Ladies!
    Well, I work in a library which has a very modern building - there are no offices that don't have huge windows looking out onto public areas. When I first came back from maternity...
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    how to relax at work?

    Help! I nurse exclusively just fine on the weekends, but can only pump about half the amount I need while I'm at work. I hate supplementing, especially since I don't think its a lack of milk...
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    freezing in ice cube trays

    Can I freeze any foods in the ice cube trays once I've made them? Won't peaches or other fruits turn brown?
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    Re: lots of questions

    Thanks for the help! Tonight he actually was eating much better - I tilted his chair back a bit and I think that helped :)
    I'm going to stick with one meal per day for now because he goes to...
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    lots of questions

    Hi Ladies,
    I'm sure this is all covered in other posts, but I've got a whole bunch of questions I'm hoping you can help with. DS is 6 1/2 months, and we've been experimenting with solids. He is a...
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    Re: 6month old doesn't want solids

    It took us about 6 tries over the course of 2 weeks before anything actually went down the throat. I think it takes some of them awhile to get used to the idea.
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    Re: emergency supplementing question

    I know, I'm so bummed - its the first time in his 6 months that I've had to do this!
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    emergency supplementing question

    So I think I need to send ds with one bottle of formula tomorrow. We had an emergency yesterday; his milk was out of the fridge all day and so it went to waste. I was home nursing him today but...
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    Re: urgent - how do you give a BF lo meds?

    I just had to give my ds medicine, and I was worried cause it smelled nasty in the bottle. It worked great though - he was taking 3/4 of a teaspoon, so I measured it out in a medicine spoon, then...
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    Re: Concerned about weight gain...

    I'm happy to see this thread - I'd just been getting nervous myself. My lo had been in like the 95 percentile for the first 4 months, then his weight gain slowed wayyyy down. He is getting longer,...
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    Re: writing on Medela storage bottles

    I use a permanent marker (sharpie) but it still comes off a little in the dishwasher.
  16. Re: is there a 5 month growth spurt?? ...please tell me thats what it is!

    He doesn't have any teeth yet - /i thought about that too but I can;t see any changes in his mouth...
  17. is there a 5 month growth spurt?? ...please tell me thats what it is!

    Do babies go through a 5 month growth spurt? Yesterday the little guy was inconsolable most of the afternoon. He didn't seem to be in pain, no fever, etc, and could be momentarily distracted, but...
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    any suggestions for pumping quicker?

    Hi all,
    I've been back at work for a month now, and so far its been working out alright. There've been ups and downs, but I've managed to keep the pumping going. I do have a question though. It...
  19. Re: nighttime issues - looking for some support

    I had a slightly different experience with bf and co-sleeping. DS began by sleeping in a bassinet type thing next to our bed. He would wake up about every two hours to eat. When he was maybe 6...
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    Re: poop question

    Yeah, his has gotten stinkier too... I don't know whats normal
  21. Re: pumping at work not going well so far

    Yeah, I became salaried with the 'step up.' Is it sad that I've considered asking for a demotion back to my old position? Or maybe I should just start 'smoking' three times a day! :) Thanks so...
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    poop question

    At 4 months, DS's poop is no longer yellow and seedy - its brown and smoothish (ick, sorry!). Is that how its supposed to be? Thanks!
  23. Re: pumping at work not going well so far

    Funny you reply first - I work in a library too! Whats up with library bosses?
  24. pumping at work not going well so far

    This is partly a rant, and partly I need advice :rolleyes:
    I started back at work last week. I asked for some schedule changes so that I wouldn't be away from DS for so many hours in a row, but...
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    Re: tears-back to work

    That was me last week! I was definitely "that crazy lady" at daycare the first day, crying like a little kid! Make sure to drink enough water and relax by looking at a magazine or something while...
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