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    Re: having trouble shifting gears

    hi chicago.mama,sounds like we are in the same boat! I really didn't think I would make it to one year; that was my goal. But now it seems weird to stop. I was away from my little guy for about 5...
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    Re: having trouble shifting gears

    Thank you for the replies. I am still struggling! I feel guilty not pumping and loosing milk supply. But at the same time, I feel slight relief not carrying that stupid pump around all the time. ...
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    Re: having trouble shifting gears

    When I work, I nurse him in the morning, usually when I get home around 4pm, and again at bedtime. I don't think he gets any milk at bedtime-he doesn't seem to suck as strongly. It's more the...
  4. Re: Weaning naturally at 12 months?? For real??

    I like what lllmeg said. . . I wish our culture would adopt the recommendations made to breastfeed to at least one year and how ever much longer baby/mom wish. People seem to pick and choose what...
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    Re: Donating pumped milk for a preemie?

    The milk banks ask that you sterilize parts daily to prevent some bacteria that can be spread to a preemie. Also, let her know if you are taking any fenugreek b/c it's not compatible with some of...
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    having trouble shifting gears

    Hi,
    My son recently celebrated his first birthday. I'm having trouble shifting gears to not being totally consumed with my milk and how much I make, etc. . . . I am no longer pumping at work, but I...
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    Re: First case of thrush at 15 mos.?

    I was always super paranoid about thrush. Make sure you eat yogurt and feed baby yogurt and probiotics too. My LC said that it is no longer indicated to treat baby unless there are visible signs....
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    I'm so proud

    Tomorrow my baby boy turns one. And he has never had a drop of formula. I'm so proud because I stood up for him many times. When he was in NICU and the nurses were rolling their eyes because I...
  9. Re: Agressive ductal thrush - now on the other side?

    How are you doing today?
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    I'm so sorry. I totally understand why you would consider weaning. So have you had mastitis or thrush? I think they are different- mastitis is infection that clears with antibiotics. Thrush is yeast...
  11. Re: beginning of the end for 10 1/2 month old

    Thanks. . . I will just keep nursing him and pumping with my brand new pump every 3 hours during the day. Maybe after a few days of rest I will add on the additional night pump again. I am not on...
  12. Re: beginning of the end for 10 1/2 month old

    Thanks. I got home last Friday afternoon and was home with him all weekend, but I am back to work now. I know this sounds silly, but can the milk dry up even if he is still nursing (no, I'm not...
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    Re: 10.5mo refusing solids

    My son is 10.5 months as well, and he HATES baby food. He LOVEs to feed himself. I buy a whole organic rotisserie chicken (not flavored or salted) and take all the chicken off the bone and he...
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    Re: THRUSH - dosage for probiotics

    I have used the culturelle for babies and give an entire packet to my 10 month old. When DS #1 was really little, like 3 months, I dipped my finger in and let him suck it off a few times per day. ...
  15. beginning of the end for 10 1/2 month old

    Hi,
    Well, after 10 1/2 months I think our nursing is slowing down. My baby was in NICU his first week and I had to pump, as they would not let him nurse. But we overcame that and have had a great...
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    Re: buy a new pump??

    I have a Medela PISA. I used it 9 months with baby 1, and am going on month 9 with baby 2. So, almost 18 months total. I bought new membranes, but they all got mixed in with old ones, so I guess I...
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    buy a new pump??

    I have tried to read as much as possible about supply dropping. . . and I ned to know when I should break down and buy a new pump. It's pricey and I don't want to do it if I don't need to.
    The past...
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    Re: Donating my liquid gold....

    FYI- look carefully into the milk banks and make sure they are using your milk as you intended some of the banks are for formula research and milk is not used for babies.
    Also, if you donate to a...
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    Re: 9 month old "failure to thrive"

    My DS also has been having slow weight gain. Pedi drew a bunch of labs last week which were normal. Have you had labs drawn to look at protein, electrolytes, etc? I was told that this helps rule...
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    Re: Donating Milk?

    I have been working with HMBANA to try and donate. . . here's what I know.
    First of all, be cautious about some milk banks. From what I understand, HMBANA is one of the only, if not the only, bank...
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    Re: Nursing Necklace

    I know I've seen posts from someone on here who sells the necklaces but can't remember who it is...hopefully she will reply!
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    Re: Don't Want to CIO- but EXHAUSTED!!!

    I did CIO with my first and it worked wonders. He still is a great sleeper. I have not done ugh with my second bc it hasn't seemed right with him. I think it depends on you and your baby and what...
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    Re: WARNING!! Do not buy Ella's food

    My son's iron has not yet been tested but will be at our 9 month appt. Pedi said he is high risk for iron deficient anemia since he was preemie. I was hoping to avoid low iron by giving him iron...
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    Re: WARNING!! Do not buy Ella's food

    He is 6.5 months. I have started an iron supplement Until he is taking adequate iron in solids.
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    WARNING!! Do not buy Ella's food

    Hi all,
    I wanted to give you a warning about Ella's organic baby food. My son was premature and therefore at high risk of having low iron levels. I specifically fed him some of the Ella's baby...
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