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  1. Baby sleeping through the night and pumping

    Hi mamas,

    DS is 13 weeks, and for the past month or so, has been sleeping through the night pretty consistently. He's down for the night after his feed at around 7-8pm and wil wake at 4-5am for...
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    2 week old & no dirty diapers?

    Hi ladies,

    My daughter is 16 days old today and I notice she hasnt had a dirty diaper in 3-4 days. She gets plenty of wet diapers a day though, and feeds every 2 hours on the dot. I know breastfed...
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    Re: Mom of 5-day old needs support!

    Well just to update, I've successfully gotten her to latch on but every single time, she fusses and cries after latching on. I'm assuming she's frustrated with a slower flow from the left breast....
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    Re: Mom of 5-day old needs support!

    Thanks for all your feedback, ladies! Unfortunately I dont have access to an LC, much less an IBCLC :cry

    Funny thing, I was at the store just now to get breast shells when I came across the...
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    Re: Mom of 5-day old needs support!

    Thanks so much for your reply. I will definitely give the breast shells a try!

    About pumping on the side that I find more difficult, I've been pumping while she feeds on the right side and...
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    Mom of 5-day old needs support!

    I gave birth to DD2 5 days ago, and you'd think having breastfed DD1 for 2 years, breastfeeding would be less of a challenge. Boy, was I wrong!

    First of all, my left breast has a flat nipple while...
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    Weaning heartbreak

    DD is 21 months now, and I think I've reached the point where I definitely want to start weaning her. I just don't know how to do it. We are down to 1 nursing session a day, at bedtime, and the past...
  8. 11 month old eating/feeding enough?

    DD just turned 11 months today, and has been BF-ing since birth. We started her on solids at 6 months, and she now eats 3 meals a day.

    I went back to work a few months ago and noticed that she...
  9. Re: Going away on business trip, can't pump enough EBM!

    ohhh LOL :lol i'll be leaving on the 27th, so a little over a week away..
  10. Re: Going away on business trip, can't pump enough EBM!

    It'll be a 10 hour flight, and we'll be moving around a lot when we're there - 3 different cities in 5 days. I wish the itinerary were more baby friendly so I could bring DD along :cry
  11. Going away on business trip, can't pump enough EBM!

    Hi Mammas,

    DD is 9 months old and still breastfeeding. We introduced solids when she was 6 months old, and she currently takes 2 meals a day (lunch & dinner) as well as breastfeeding 4/5 times a...
  12. Re: 9mo eating solids, asked to supplement with formula

    thanks so much for the advice ladies! i really appreciate it :hug
  13. 9mo eating solids, asked to supplement with formula

    Hi everyone,

    I really need some advice and would love to hear other mom's experience. My DD is 9 months old and when we went for a check-up at her paed, and she was concerned that DD was not...
  14. Plugged ducts and now low supply

    DD is 3 months old today, and we've been breastfeeding from the start :clap Just a few days, however, I had my first experience with plugged ducts. NOT fun! I followed the advice which I found on...
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    Re: milk blister?

    It looked like it was fluid filled, but when I tried to pop it this morning, I couldn't drain anything out. It's still quite hard to the touch (sorta like a pimple..?)

    I've tried hot compresses...
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    milk blister?

    Just recently I started experiencing some pain while breastfeeding, I checked DD's latch and everything seemed ok but then I noticed a small, yellow pimple on my nipple.

    Is this a milk blister?...
  17. 4 hours between feeding.. normal?

    DD is 2 months old, and a few weeks ago, started sleeping longer through the night (4-5 hours). Since she was gaining weight well, I was told to let her sleep. I didn't worry so much because she was...
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    Re: Nighttime feeding- advice please!

    Wow, you and your LO sound like a mirror of me and my DD! :ita She grunts, squirms and sighs in her sleep and I'm such a light sleeper that I used to wake up every time!

    DD is 7 weeks now and I...
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    pumping schedule?

    Hi mamas!

    My LO is 6 weeks now and pretty soon, I'll have to go back to univeristy :cry We've been breastfeeding since birth, and I've only been pumping occasionally (2 or 3 times a day) to build...
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    Is it normal?

    I'm a first time mum to a 18 day old baby girl. We had problems breastfeeding at first, but seem to be on the right track now, although she refuses to latch on to my left breast, so I'm pumping from...
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    More new mum challenges

    Hello again mamas!

    It seems like whenever baby and I conquer one breastfeeding hurdle, another one pops up! My initial problem was that my baby was unable to latch on properly and I had horribly...
  22. Re: new mum on the verge of giving up =(

    Just wanted to update everyone. After going through all your responses and reading all the links you gave, I'm happy to report that the little one and I achieved our first pain free latch!!!!...
  23. Re: new mum on the verge of giving up =(

    Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement!

    Here's the story so far. The pain has gotten especially bad today, so much so that when the little one was trying to latch on, it literally brought...
  24. new mum on the verge of giving up =(

    Hi everyone. This is my first time on the forum and I'm in desperate need of advice and encouragement.

    I'm a first time mum to a beautiful baby girl, born by c-section just 4 days ago. I've always...
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