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  1. Re: will my 1yr old starve when I go back to work?

    I understand where you are coming from! Congrats on nursing this long by the way! My daughter went to daycare at 7 1/2 mo, and would never take a bottle, cup, etc. For about the first two weeks,...
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    how much milk

    If I start to wean my baby soon, how much milk should I give her? Does she need a lot of milk each day, as much as she would get from nursing? In ohter words, do I need to replace each feeding with...
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    Re: How can i get her to eat more?

    I think she's not getting enough milk because although she has enough diapers she is not gaining enough weight.
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    How can i get her to eat more?

    My daughter is a little over 6 months, and we are concerned about her weight gain. She was in the 95th percentile for height and weight and has now dropped to the 25th percentile. I have tried...
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    Re: What does finishing one breast mean?

    I sort of go by how the baby acts. At first she will latch on and suck consistently for a while. Then she'll start to let go and latch on, let go and latch back on over and over again, and act like...
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    Re: pumping for now/want to breastfeed

    You aren't necessarily stuck wiht pumping forever! I only nursed my daughter for about a week or two in the beginning, then she never nursed again until she was two months old - she would always...
  7. Temas: Vitamin D??

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    Re: Vitamin D??

    My pediatrician told me ot get a vitamin d supplement, but I opted not to. I think it is more of a concern for people who live in places like alaska where there is not always a lot of light, or in a...
  8. Re: How can I get him to stretch his tongue out?

    I had this same problem, and my lc told me to do "suck training" - use the back of your index finger,and gently touch his bottom lip and mvoe your finger down to his chin. He should open his mouth,...
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    Re: Will milk ever come back 100%?

    Mine took about 2 months, but now is back 100%.
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    Re: 3mo won't latch on

    Keep trying! It took me until mine was two months old - some day it just might click for her. The best time for me to try was always around 10 or 11 am, when she was alert and quiet, and almost...
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    Re: new here- and beginning relactation

    Good for you! I breastfed my daughter for about two weeks in the beginning, then had to pump until she was two months old. I only pumped about three times a day, sometimes even only two, so my...
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    increasing nursing time

    My lo is 5 months old, and has gotten in the habit of only nursing off one side each time, and then wanting to eat every hour instead of two hours. I guess this is partly my fault, because I just...
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    thawing milk in fridge

    If I leave frozen milk in the fridge overnight to thaw, but don't end up using all of it that day, how long is it good for - if it was never in a bottle or heated?
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    Re: How much and when?

    I was wondering about this too - mine is almost 5 months, and we are planning starting some solids in a few weeks or so. Do I give her less breast milk and replace it with solids, or is it in...
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    Re: Seems hopeless...

    I had the problem with my little one not covering her bottom gums with her tongue, and waht worked for me is this: before EVERy time you latch the baby on, gently brush the back of your index finger...
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    Re: Starting over

    You are not at all too late. If you have any supply you should be able to increase it. I pumped only three times a day for about the first two months, and then decided to try ebf, and was able to...
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    going back to school - pumping

    I have a couple of questions - I will be student teaching in January until May, and so will have to put my daughter in daycare unfortunately. But, I wanted to keep breast feeding, so I'm going to...
  18. Temas: vitamins?

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    vitamins?

    My ped suggested we give our 4 mo old vitamin d supplements bc it was not found in breast milk. I thought I didn't have to give her vitamins. I make sure to expose her to the sunlight daily (not...
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    Re: pain in breast

    Thanks...we'll keep nursing and see how it goes!
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    Re: DH wants me to stop BF b/c thrush

    I agree - I would rather have my kid have a small amoutn of antibiotics to treat the thrush than formula for months and months. My daughter had it and we just treated it with a medicine that you put...
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    pain in breast

    For the past day or so my nipple on one side has been really sore, and now today that breast has been sore. There is also an area that feels hard on one side of it from the outside all the way into...
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    Re: Pacifiers! Please Help!

    My daughter went through phases with pacifiers. We used the mam ones, but she wouldn't take them for a while, and then liked them again. So, maybe try something again that didn't work before if...
  23. Temas: Hiccups

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    Re: Hiccups

    I have heard that hiccups can be related to reflux. My daughter gets them a couple times a day. The only thing that gets rid of them is nursing again. But, keeping the baby upright after feedings...
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    Re: New and need help

    I don't know that much about that pump, but I was told by a lactation consultant that fenugreek is an herb that helps, and blessed thistle. She said after five days, if you have not noticed an...
  25. Temas: Thanks again

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    Re: Thanks again

    She suggested using the nipple shield until my nipples felt better - I could hardly nurse at all after a couple weeks of biting! I only did this for a couple of days, though, because I've heard they...
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