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    spitting up - suggestions?

    hey everyone
    my lo is almost 4 weeks old and she's a spitter. we talked to the ped about it at our 1 week checkup, and she said that some babies are just like that, but its really starting to get...
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    Re: One Day Travel -- What Do I Do?

    i think milk supply should be fine, but physical discomfort will be the issue.
    i took a one day trip yesterday. i left home at 530 am and got back at 1030 pm. i took my small pump and pumped in...
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    Re: I HAAATE pumping

    i know what you mean about it meaning you aren't there to feed your son, i feel the same way. i just try to keep in mind that even though anybody can give him a bottle, only I can provide him with...
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    Re: Is 5 minutes enough?

    i don't have much to add to pp, except that my lo is a speed eater and finishes in about 5 minutes too (and usually only on one side). i used to worry, but then one morning when i was feeling very,...
  5. Re: Milk keeps dropping more and more

    jsmom is right, don't think you're a bad mother. the fact that you are trying so hard shows what a great mom you are. i would suggest eating some oatmeal to possible increase suppy and nurse as...
  6. Re: off to daycare - need more milk!

    you could try eating oatmeal to increase supply. check this out:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/oatmeal.html
  7. Re: How did Huband deal with Baby While Away?

    i haven't had to be away over night, but i am back to work now and dh is a sahd. he was nervous at first, but was very active in taking care of ds when i was on maternity leave. ds had trouble...
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    Re: Feeding EBM in a bottle?

    i would say 6 oz. that way you know you have enough and you can put any that your lo doesn't eat back in the fridge and reheat once for the next feeding.
    my little guy eats about 13 oz in the 12...
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    Re: How To Pump...

    luckily, occasional pumping with a manual pump will not decrease your supply as long as you are still nursing dd regularly. if something comes up and you need to pump several times a day or long...
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    Re: Help please! Supply Question

    holly, i know it can be really rough in the beginning, but you just gotta keep on keepin' on. it sounds like you really need to meet with an lc and figure out why your lo is not getting enough from...
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    Re: Cutsie Names for Breastfeeding

    we call it boob. as in "time for the boob?" or "he's getting some boob" or "hurry up and eat your boob"
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    Re: flying and pumping question

    i bet, at the very least, they can bring you a cup of hot water and you can warm it that way.
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    Re: PPD, zoloft, & BF

    i completely understand your fear. i had it too; however, i've been dealing with depression for the last 7 years and one of the first things the OB told me is that i have to stay on my meds. i was...
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    Re: supply anxiety

    thanks for the encouragement!
    epbrown - i looked at haylee's webpage....she's beautiful! what color is her hair? it looks red, but hard to tell.
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    Re: New to pumping- blisters

    michelle-
    i got bad blisters on my nipples in the beginning too. turns out i had the suction too high. it could also be the fit. has your lc seen you pump?? mine was a big help to show me how to...
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    supply anxiety

    please tell me i'm not the only person who freaks out when they don't pump as much as they think they should.
    i'm starting back to work full time this week. i pump 3x a day. i've come to terms...
  17. Re: What do all you working mamas do for a living?

    i'm an environmental engineer working for the environmental protection agency, trying to improve water quality in kentucky and alabama.

    dh is a stay at home daddy :)
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    Re: Thoughts on pacifiers...

    dh and i were really against the paci before we had our lo, but he had trouble latching and a disorganized suck, so he was given a formula bottle in the hospital and a paci to help teach him to suck....
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    Re: Is my baby getting enough?

    i had to wake ds up to feed for the first 2 weeks. i even had to set the alarm to get him up in the middle of the night!! it took us a while to get bf established, but we finally did. (he had...
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    Re: how do you know

    my doc said if they roll on their tummy during the night its ok to leave them that way, but to still put them down on their back.
  21. Re: Skinny BF Baby - pressure to bulk up wih formula

    my little guy is 3 months and we had a visit yesterday. he weighs 11.5 lbs. he is in the 10-25% for weight, but 90% for height. he was 7 lbs 4 oz at birth and has been steady gaining around a...
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    pumping into previously ebm

    i've been lucky enough to start back to work on a part time schedule, working half days so i've only needed to pump once during the day.
    starting today, i'm back full time and will need to pump 3...
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