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    Re: You know you're nursing a toddler when...

    That's appreciation for you :lol
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    Re: You know you're nursing a toddler when...

    My little fella plays peekaboo with my nipple by pulling my top up and down - it has us both in stitches :lol
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    Re: You know you're nursing a toddler when...

    Yay! I'm at the beginning of toddler nursing. My 10 month old has started latching in for all of 10 seconds before pulling off, looking right at me very cheekily while slowly moving his hand up to...
  4. Re: Thrush - Seriously at at the end of my rope

    Poor you - what a nightmare. Hats off to you for still getting through it - you're obviously a hugely dedicated mamma.

    I'd echo what the pp said - are you sure it's thrush if the pain's gone?
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  5. Re: Exciting Discovery - Medela Quick Clean Bags Kill Thrush in Microwave!

    Brilliant discovery - thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Thrush Issues

    Calendula worked for me and is the only remedy I know of that hasn't been mentioned above. I make a tea with the dried herb and wash the area after every feed. I also apply a calendula ointment and...
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    Re: Help! BFing wounds won't heal!

    Hi - I hear what you're saying about not wanting to use chemicals. I had similar problems...itchy rash for months. Then I got mastitis & thrush and was forced to deal with it. I went to a herbalist...
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    Re: Jerk

    If it's any consolation, mine did the same thing around that age but seems to have calmed down now he's a couple of months older. I did find that holding his head really firmly forced him to unlatch...
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    Re: 9 month old nursing frequency

    Wow, how different we all are. My almost 9 month nurses 5 - 6 times a day and I'm really pleased about it!

    I guess the important thing is how content your baba appears to be. If she seems happy...
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    Re: Mastitis help/advice please!

    You're more than welcome - yep...anything to keep thrush at bay. Hope you (me) everyone can avoid it in the future.:clap
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    Re: Mastitis help/advice please!

    Hi Juliet,

    Calendula is another name for marigold and I've just found out it's a powerful natural antifungal remedy. Basically, they gave me the calendula herb, I infuse 2 tablespoons of it with 1...
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    Re: Nursing too often?

    Have you tried him with more solids? I'd be tempted to try. My LO is 8.5 months and he nurses 5 times in a 24 hr period. Sometimes 6 depending on what we're doing. He has breakfast, lunch & dinner -...
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    Re: Mastitis help/advice please!

    Thank you. It's definitely mastitis & thrush, though in the past I've wondered about this as bf has never been completely wince free. I decided that even if I did have it a little bit, it wasn't...
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    Re: Mastitis help/advice please!

    Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement and moral support - it's such a relief being able to speak to people who know what you're going through. My partner's supportive and all...
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    Re: Thrush and Diflucan

    Hi, this happened to me with my first born. The Breastfeeding Network has an excellent leaflet you can download addressing this very subject. Basically, it's fine to do use diflucan (fluconazole) and...
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    Re: Mastitis help/advice please!

    Thanks for that. Pretty sure I've got thrush on top of the mastitis as I'm feeling shooting pains now. Pretty fed up with it tbh. How do people keep going?? I have no idea...
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    Mastitis help/advice please!

    Hi,
    I'm on day 3 of my antibiotic course and the redness has gone down a little bit. Feeding is still very painful though and for some time after I get a jaggy type of pain around my nipple and into...
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