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    Re: Preemie nursing/weight gain

    Venting, right? infants this young are fully capable of communicating their needs! Sounds like she is a thriving infant letting you know she needs to be fed at night.
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    Re: Preemie nursing/weight gain

    So if I understand you correctly, she gained 7 ounces this week! With all the other normal behaviors you listed,( alert, wetting /stooling , latching/transferring milk) in my non-professional mother...
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    Re: Preemie nursing/weight gain

    I am relieved to learn your pumping output is 3 to 4 ounces per session. If your infant is fed 10 or more times a day and is transferring that amount her weight ought to pick up soon. The more...
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    Re: Preemie nursing/weight gain

    Your milk supply might be less than stellar if your infant is not sucking deep and rhythmically enough to create a bountiful supply. I do believe from my own experience that it is more common to have...
  5. Re: 8 Month Old Only Wants Solids - Rejects Milk

    30 years ago I met a mother who was a dedicated, devotee of extended breastfeeding and lo and behold her 9 month old ( third child) has transitioned from breastmilk to self feeding family style foods...
  6. Re: Poorly Producing!! I have tried everything

    I feel as if I am failing at doing the womanly thing.

    This proclamation played in my head all night. I am responding to this in my capacity as "village Elder"
    You are certainly not a failure at...
  7. Re: Hardest Part of Nursing: Eating and Rinking Enough

    Vent away! I remember when my children were little and how I had to steal time for myself to eat, drink, shower and use the toilet. I had developed some less than stellar eating habits just to cram...
  8. Re: 6 month old and bed time nursing games

    I saw that tissue/sleeping video too! How cool was that! One of the lessons I learned the hard way was "mommy must not be hit, bit, pulled pinched ever by anyone" including the nursing baby. More...
  9. Re: Poorly Producing!! I have tried everything

    I can definitely understand your frustration. It seems like you are describing that your daughter does not latch and suckle the breast effectively. I have heard that sometimes switching the order...
  10. Re: Weight gain concerns please help

    4 month old babies nurse 10 to 12 times over a 24 hour period. If she is vibrant active healthy and wetting/stooling and gaining weight she is doing fine. IS your pediatrician very concerned about...
  11. Re: Part time breast feeding part time ep

    Hi. My son was a chubster until he hit the 11 month mark and then he grew taller and slimmed way down. I counteracted his new found mobility by offering him lots of opportunities to self feed. I put...
  12. Re: 6 month old and bed time nursing games

    I have found that by the time I try to figure out why my baby was acting the way he was, he had moved on to a new phase. I am still stuck with the image in my head of you putting a blanket OVER your...
  13. Re: Poorly Producing!! I have tried everything

    How much breastmilk do you express per session? 2 ounces per side/every 2 hours is a good amount. Are you producing that?
  14. Re: 2 year old only wants to nurse, won't drink anything els

    Before the advent of refrigerators, grocery stores and international trade of produce, 2 year old human beings breastfed to receive their daily nutritional needs. It is completely normal and human...
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    Re: Full Draining Block Feeding

    Your baby is just 3 months old and she has alot of growing to do...she can learn to use her tongue and palate to adjust your milk flow to her liking. This is a learned skill that all babies (given...
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    Re: Full Draining Block Feeding

    Are your breasts comfortably softer after nursing? Or are they always throbbing with milk? Is the let down so forceful that if you unlatch during a feed your milk hits the nearest wall? Some mothers...
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    Re: Breastfeeding and...wine

    I can only speak from my own experience. I had a beer every day at 4 pm. My children are all healthy and grown. One beer, not 2 and not to the point of ever being drunk. I do not think one glass of...
  18. Re: Poorly Producing!! I have tried everything

    Lots of mothers combo feed. My sister in laws gave formula and breastfed. You are doing all the recommended things to increase your milk supply. I think that it is perfectly fine to continue to...
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    Re: Do I need to pump?

    Greetings! There is no reason to need to pump and store milk until you go back to work. You can wait until about 2 weeks before your return to work and fit in one or two pump sessiions a day just to...
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    Re: No milk at all?

    At this point in time, you might be one of the few women who will not produce a milk supply. It could be due to lack of glandular tissue, or maybe you have an underactive thyroid. Did you lose a lot...
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    Re: Breast feeding painful

    Yup, that's what a lip tie looks like! And yes, nipples get an extra workout with a lip tie! Some times as the baby's mouth grows bigger and the mom's nipple elongates deeper into the baby's throat,...
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    Re: Help! Baby not eating enough.

    Dear ABDIAZ,
    Trust your gut feelings....and perhaps be certain that your LO's day care provider is feeding your baby every two hours, 2 ounces per feed. Even if your LO does not like the bottle,(b/c...
  23. Re: Want to wean 2-year-old co-sleeper

    Hugs. I was once where you are now....weaning happens even if we do nothing to initiate it. I substituted nursing sessions for lap time, with a story book and a sippy cup. DS weaned in two weeks and...
  24. Re: 9 weeks in, want to quit! Out of ideas

    Do whatever works for you. I wish there was a magic trick to create the breastfeeding relationship of your dreams, but babies are not controllable by wishes, and sometimes all the science and...
  25. Re: What is "normal" for nighttime waking?

    All my kids woke to nurse every 2 to 3 hours for about the first year of life. I know that that is normal.
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