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    Re: feeding every 2 hrs 24/7 - HELP!

    I know it's so hard right now, but you are going to get through this!!!

    My DD fed like that when she was going through a growth spurt but it only would last a few days. How long has she been...
  2. Re: concerned about LO weight gain now that he's in daycare

    Hey - just wanted to let you know that in the past month, my LO has had a very slow weight gain too (she is 5 months as well). We were at the Dr. this week bc. of an ear infection & when I asked the...
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    Re: Introducing bottle

    I like the Avent too. We also use Dr. Browns. But overall i like the Avent the best.
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    Re: Breast size - one is getting smaller

    When you say its smaller, you mean less full, right?

    I was very lopsided for a while during the time which my supply was becoming established. I was advised to block feed - example, feed R first...
  5. Re: HELP! May have blocked duct/mastitus...

    Hi thanks for the suggestions. I'll try anything, even nursing on all fours! :D

    Called my LC today and she suggested thing about chin pointing towards lump, massage, heat, etc.

    I have been...
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    Re: p'nut butter

    I actually have mild food allergies myself that seem to have dissapeared in my adult life. It was to milk, egg whites and pineapple... I am a very allergic person. I have the type of allergies where...
  7. HELP! May have blocked duct/mastitus...

    Hi there. I have a large hard lump in one of my breasts. It is on the side of the breast, close to the armpit. I just noticed it and am not sure of what to do. Its not really sore, just hard, while...
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    Re: p'nut butter

    Hmm... Wonder why my OB said that... Well, I have had small amounts, but hey, BRING ON THE PEANUT BUTTER!!! I gotta run to the pantry.....:ita
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    p'nut butter

    is it ok for me to eat p'nut butter while bf? my ob said no to... anyone know?
  10. Re: Diarreah due to antibiotics - what to do?

    Thanks ladies for the words of wisdom! So I did go in afterall and change her poo diaper. She woke & was looking at me like "What the h are you doing to me this time of night!"... I thought she might...
  11. Diarreah due to antibiotics - what to do?

    Well, DD has an ear infection that the Dr. said was pretty bad. So he prescribed antibiotics. Now, I am not a big fan of them and rarely use them myself. And now that DD has diarrhea due to them, I...
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    Re: Pain forever?

    I'm sure some of the more experienced ladies can give you more info than I can offer, where mine is only based on my 5 months of BF experience... With that said, I think your pain is normal. I would...
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    Re: Nursing every hour?

    DD is nearing 4 months & we had similar days at 5 days, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks. I keep a nice stash of frozen EBM & I use it during growth spurts for a little relief (DH will give...
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    Re: Thawing frozen BM & funny tastes...

    Hmm...Maybe too much lipase... Its not too much of an issue since she is BF for every feeding but one per day (DH feeds her once at night with my EBM). I don't think I'll bother with scalding. But...
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    Thawing frozen BM & funny tastes...

    OK question:

    Can I thaw frozen BM by placing in warm water?? When I put it in the fridge it takes 24 hrs. to completely de-thaw. Or can I place it in room temp. water??? (it will be given to DD...
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    Re: crazy idea, but could it work??

    It was a Medella scale. If you can't rent from your hospital, if you have an LC, they may have one or give you an idea of where to get one. You may try ebay too.
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    Re: crazy idea, but could it work??

    I believe block feeding is when you feed on one side (emptying out that side so LO receives lots of hindmilk (the fattiest). I rented the scale from the hospital where she was born (its a maternity...
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    Re: crazy idea, but could it work??

    Cool. I am totally trying it tonight!!!

    Annabella - Already I pump because I am so engorged. I try not to so much to not increase it beyond my current production, but every night before bed I...
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    Re: crazy idea, but could it work??

    Interesting that you say to block feed because DD does that on her own usually. Normally refuses to drink from the other side!!! Her poos are always yellow so I know she is getting hindmilk - still...
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    Re: crazy idea, but could it work??

    Her diaper output is OK. She's just so long and skinny. Always getting remarks about how small she is (no fat on arms or legs). She is such a spurratic eater. I just weighed her after eating (had not...
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    crazy idea, but could it work??

    Hello! DD is 11 1/2 weeks and is on the low side of weight gain. She is 11.4 and weighed 8.9 at birth. I know its nothing to be worried about, but I have been told to supplement (arrg! which I ended...
  22. Re: Breastfeeding in the hospitial and visitors...

    Its good that you are asking these questions. I on the other hand, did not, and we suffered a little from not being prepared.

    I am very social and enjoyed each and every visitor that came to see...
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    Re: longer feeds and spit ups

    Thanks guys. Actually, the spit ups (9 times outta 10) happen while I am burping her, while she is inclined (of course). She has only very rarely had spit-ups while not inclined. And like I said, the...
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    longer feeds and spit ups

    My 2 month old DD usually feeds in 5-10 minutes and eats about every 2.5 - 3 hours, but sometimes will linger for 20 or even 30 minutes on the breast, which normally occurs when she dozes off and...
  25. Re: Duration of nursing all over the place!

    FYI - I weighed DD before feeding and then after a 7 min. nursing session and she had guzzled 3.5 oz.! I was positive she was only getting little bits of milk at a time, but I was wrong!!! I guess...
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