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    Re: What can I do for next time?

    Thank you for your reply Norasmommy. I remember that you gave me a lot of help when I was stuck last time :hug. The links are really useful. I'll make sure that I have got all the information...
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    Re: What can I do for next time?

    Thank you so much for such a quick and inspiring reply buff24. I do plan to do exactly that, feed, feed and feed. I'm hoping that I can persuade my parents to stay for a few weeks in the early days...
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    What can I do for next time?

    Hello, I used this forum tons when I was bfing my DD but then dropped off when she was weaned as it was too upsetting to talk about it after that. I'll try to explain how things went...

    DD was...
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    Evening vomiting

    Hello,

    I'm not sure where to post this question but as I think it may be food related, maybe this is the place.

    My 1yr old daughter has been eating solids well for 6 months. We did BLS and...
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    Re: SNS Advice / Encouragement

    :yikes You HAVE got a lot to stress about. No wonder your milk supply is suffering. Can you get anyone else to help you? Is there any way that you can put your doctoral program on hold for a few...
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    Re: If I knew then what I know now.....

    I would not put my baby down to sleep in her own crib. On her first night she was sleepy but I would have kept her at the breast so that she could feed anytime she wanted to. I was awake anyhow just...
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    Re: SNS Advice / Encouragement

    :hug:hug I don't have anything to add really other than encouragement. It is so hard coping with low milk supply when all you want to do is feed your baby the 'natural' way. Just keep doing as much...
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    Re: Teeth...ouch!

    Thank you for your speedy response Norasmommy. Your advice is very helpful and the linked website seems to exactly explain what's happening. I always know that I'll get great advice off this...
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    Teeth...ouch!

    I am sure that similar questions are frequently asked but I couldn't find them with a quick scan. So here I go....

    My DD has recently sprouted 2 bottom teeth...so cute but I'm now finding BFing...
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    Water and solids

    Eleanor is 8 months old taking to solids very well. We're going along the baby led solids route and she loves it. To drink, she has breast milk and topped up with formula (she always was due to low...
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    Re: Preparing for day care

    I think that my only option is to pump and dump (or perhaps if I feel that I have been clean enough, keep it) in the toilet stall. I work at a small outpost in a mixed open plan office. There are no...
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    Re: Preparing for day care

    Thanks for the bump imma2nonstopaa and thank you for your reply Jenna562.

    I do wish that I didn't have to do the day care thing but I have no option. At least the nursery has high...
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    Preparing for day care

    I am going back to work on April 27th :cry and my LO will be almost 9 mths old. She'll do 3 days a week from 8am to 4pm. So far she has been fed mainly breast milk with formula top ups. My milk...
  14. Re: Poop patterns once solids have started

    I was very close to asking the same question. I think I've relaxed about it a bit now though. My LO was never regular (sometimes going up to 6 days without pooping). When I started with solids I...
  15. Re: Home Made vs Jarred-Opinions Please

    I use non-organic home-made too. I'm also doing finger foods and I can't imagine getting time to puree everything, she just eats as we eat. FWIW, I had a scientist friend that did her masters on...
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    Re: Just started BLW - some questions

    :gvibes Success!!! Eleanor got it! Yesterday she picked up her roasted veggie sticks and started eating. Once she realised what to do, there was no stopping her and she was so excited. We seem to...
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    Re: Just started BLW - some questions

    Thanks for your replies... I just checked the sugar content of the fromage frais and its 7g so a little better but not perfect. I was thinking I could sweeten plain yoghurt with banana or apple...
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    Just started BLW - some questions

    Eleanor has just reached 6 months and we've started BLW. So far I think it's going great though I may be 'helping' a little more than I should...opinions please BLWers!

    One time before she was...
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    Re: Fenugreek and thirst

    :ita I have had the suspicion that fenugreek makes me thirstier...As you say, it can only help supply.
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    Re: In need of encouragement

    I wondered about thrush but the symptoms didn't seem to fit . The itchiness is most intense on the surface where I tape the sns tubing. Then my areolae are blotchy and dry too...they just look nasty...
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    In need of encouragement

    It's been a while since I posted and things are going from bad to worse. We got through the Christmas period and visits with a slight increase in formula. Then Eleanor's routine just went to pieces...
  22. Please tell me this is a growth spurt!

    Things were going really well up until we hit Christmas but then she seemed to get a bit overstimulated by guests and her sleep patterns went out of the window. Then for about 3 nights I got her back...
  23. Re: "Failure to thrive", LC visit- should I even keep trying?

    :hug So pleased you have at last ad some help.

    You are doing a great job! Your LO is getting at least half of their nourishment from breast milk.

    At 4 weeks I was supplementing 16 oz a day and...
  24. Re: "Failure to thrive", LC visit- should I even keep trying?

    :hug I am so sorry that you have had such a terrible experience! I have low milk supply and I do understand what you are going through. I'd just like to make some comments that I hope will help
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    Re: Hand Sucking

    My little girl started hand sucking at around 3 months and now she's started repeatedly moving her hand up and down to her mouth as if she's feeding...I still find it difficult to work out if she's...
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