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  1. Re: Back at work and baby refuses to nurse at all

    Thank you to all three of you for all the excellent information and suggestions! Quick thoughts

    a. I did get bigger shields/ flanges at the outset as the standard ones were too small for me. I...
  2. Back at work and baby refuses to nurse at all

    Hi I went back to work at 3.5 months and am at 4.5 months now. At 2 months we had some nursing challenges but we were able to get baby back to the breast eventually - with a LOT of great advice from...
  3. Re: Milk Production Down? Or Something E

    Thanks so much!
    @Mommy2Lilah: thanks;) We havent seen other symptoms for an ear infection but will keep an eye out.
    @Meg: thank you for the reference. I did find some information on rrl being a...
  4. Re: Milk Production Down? Or Something E

    Thanks Meg:)

    I will try and locate a meeting nearby if possible as you advise. Today I did try nursing in public (for the first time) but as usual these days my baby reacted with a loud wail...
  5. Re: Milk Production Down? Or Something E

    @Meg - four other pieces I would like to ask about -

    a) I have had some few shooting pains in the breasts over the last few days (very mild and quite rare) and am wondering if I can have thrush,...
  6. Re: Milk Production Down? Or Something E

    Thanks Meg!

    On the crying - it was very bad even yesterday in the afternoon/ evening so will see how things go today. Will try and feed her anytime she seems in a good mood even if it is soon...
  7. Re: Milk Production Down? Or Something E

    Thanks all!
    @Meg - your post has been super helpful and informative.

    As you will read below, I am trying for #1 but I will probably have to do a moderated #2 (ie more emphasis on nursing on all...
  8. Re: Milk Production Down? Or Something E

    Thanks again! I switched out the membranes yesterday (though I noted they are in the chain of pumping after the milk comes out and makes its way to the bottle) and will be changing the pipes as well...
  9. Re: Milk Production Down? Or Something E

    Thank you for the quick responses to all three of you!

    I am nursing far fewer than 10-12 times a day - in the 12 hrs at night my baby nurses twice (at 6 hrs and 9 hrs or so) and during the day I...
  10. Milk Production Down? Or Something Else?

    Hi I have been breastfeeding my 11 week old from a few days after birth, with minimal formula after the first few weeks (one bottle a day). I initially took fenugreek seeds as a supplement and then...
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    Re: Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    Thanks so much! The warm compresses and APNO helped a lot - the blister seems smaller now (and sometimes looks non- existent) and I also put some tissue soaked in olive oil for a few hours on the...
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    Re: Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    Thanks Ingrid! Since my last post I had upped the amount of APNO and was using wrm compresses before nursing for a few days and eventually things seemed to have healed fully. I have also become very...
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    Re: Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    Thank you again to Meg, Mommal and Jo Mo!

    I used the nipple shield to protect the nipple from cloth abrasions when I was not nursing and it worked for a day or so. I discontinued that since milk...
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    Re: Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    Thanks for the further suggestions!

    I spoke with my doctor again yesterday and he was firm that he didnt think this was a bacterial infection that we had mis-diagnosed. He suggested waiting a...
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    Re: Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    Thank you again to everyone who responded - both with advice and encouragement!

    the pain feels distinctly better with using the nipple shield to protect the nipple from clothes and direct touch...
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    Re: Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    Ok - so here is what I think after reading through the last but one post (Meg's, perhaps?) - that my ob/gyn meant this was possibly thrush/ just a blister and had caused a deeper fungal infection in...
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    Re: Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    Thanks so much for the ideas and advice.
    Some further clarifications and questions - The doctor said he hadnt seen symptoms of bacterial mastitis which inlcude fever and chills, and my treatment has...
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    Help needed - nipple and breast pain

    I began breastfeeding my baby a few days after birth and she had difficulty latching initially but was fine afterwards. A couple of weeks in, I developed a white blister on the left nipple which my...
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