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  1. Re: I need help. Considering weaning my four month old.

    The bottle gives milk fast. Let down happens more slowly and could be slower with the shield, this may be a reason he cries. To help, you can drip pumped breast milk or formula onto the shield as...
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    Re: A few questions..

    1. Nipple shields can lower supply. It happened to me...very gradually. Luckily I saw an awesome LC and now we nurse shield free, supply back to normal.

    2. If supplementation is needed, do it...
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    Re: 4 mon old not gaining weight

    How is her diaper output? Have you seen a Lactation Consultant? Make an appointment with one if you have concerns. Then can help.
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    Re: Looking for research on tongue tie.

    There is a Lactation consultant out of Vancouver WA who has an office in Portland and will also do home visits if you live in the right area. Her name is Melissa Cole. Her business name is Luna...
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    Re: Can I vent?

    *Hugs* Good luck working this out. Have you asked her why she thinks he is hungry all the time? Does she try to other ways to comfort him before giving him more milk? Have you given her any...
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    Re: Weightloss Question....

    Hello!

    I've put on weight too! I dropped immediately to my pre-preg weight after DD was born, and now I have gained about 7 lbs. I also need to work on loosing weight, but for me it is a...
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    Re: mastitis, pumping & exhusted

    Sorry it's been such a challenge for you. Hang in there! You are doing an awesome job!
    Questio: Have you tried nursing in a quiet and familiar place? Turn the lights down, go to the same room,...
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    Re: What should I do?

    Would your mother or another trusted friend be able to come with you? That way she/they could care for the baby when you are at the party specifically, but you could still care for her otherwise.
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  9. Re: 9 month old night time strategy ques

    I think that if he can nurse when he is truly hungry, then it is fine. Even if he whimpers a little, it's probably because he is tired and trying to figure out what to do about it. You are still...
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    Re: feeling down

    From the sound of it, you love your baby very much and he is very lucky to have you.
    If your baby is growing and having the right amount of pees and poops for his age, I wouldn't worry.
    The...
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    Teething advice

    Hello Everyone!

    I have been on a very long BFing journey that includes poor latch, cracked nipples, a nipple shield, drop in supply, tongue-tie, and relearning to nurse after getting the...
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    Re: So frustrated!

    When I was having issues similar problems I also saw a LC. She told me that it is not how it looks, but how it feels. She worked with me to position my baby close enough and in the right area in...
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    Re: Question about Pumping

    I agree with what the others are saying. If she is gaining weight and if she is having enough wet/soiled diapers, then she is getting enough. So she doesn't take "2.5 oz". Maybe she doesn't want...
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    Re: Lack of support...hitting a wall

    It sounds like your husband is just concerned about your son getting enough to eat and your need for sleep especially since you are working.

    I would let him know that you appreciate his concern,...
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    Nipple Shield Weaning Advice

    Hello!

    My daughter is 6 weeks old today. We had been having latching problems since the first days after birth. She was not tounge tied, it just seemed that she didn't get enough of my breast in...
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