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    Re: not on the bottle...

    It does seem like there's an assumption that all bfing mothers are going to need to pump and bottle-feed at some point. But it really depends on your individual situation. I tried to introduce a...
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    Re: feeding every hour

    :ita Very normal! It won't last forever though. The one thing you can count on with babies is that in a couple weeks everything will be different!
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    Re: Thoughts???

    Oh, that sounds so stressful! My first thought is it could be an ear infection. That can make it painful to nurse. I'd suggest having her doctor look her over just to see if something like that is...
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    Re: Frequency & Duration Questions

    Sounds like she's doing great! :)


    It changes constantly. And about all you can expect is that you won't know what to expect. :lol It varies so much for different moms and babies that there's...
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    Re: Dr said it's fine? thoughts?

    :ita That was exactly my question. Poop is only a piece of the puzzle; what does the whole picture look like now?

    My DS never once had a yellow, seedy diaper. Otherwise he was great, so no big...
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    Re: Fenugreek seed or whole herb?

    Hm, I can't find any info that differentiates between the herb and the seeds. It appears that it's the seeds that are more commonly used as a galactagogue. Most moms take them in capsule form. One...
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    Re: Nursing and Anaesthesia?

    :ita By the time you're alert enough to breastfeed, enough of the medication has left your system that the amount your baby might get is insignificant.
  8. Re: Will there ever be a schedule...will I ever get some sleep?!

    At 2 weeks there's no hope of a schedule or sleeping for a long stretch at night. Neither of those things would be good for your baby. Give it a few months and she'll settle into a more predictable...
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    Re: Flow problems

    I wonder if he's unsettled from anticipating the fast flow. :shrug Have you tried taking him off when the letdown starts? Or leaning back so that he's nursing against gravity? Some other ideas:...
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    Re: Baby Underweight?

    On the other hand, many of us had babies who fell down the percentiles on the growth chart!

    Where was he before on the chart? 5th percentile doesn't seem unreasonable given his genetic...
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    Re: confused

    Have you noticed if she gets fussy or pulls off during letdown? If it is overactive letdown, 2 months is the prime age for problems with it. It gradually gets better after that as baby get bigger...
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    Re: Foremilk/Hindmilk Imbalance?

    So it's better now? That's good to hear! :)
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    Re: no let down when nursing

    Oh, it's a vicious cycle!

    The pumping first idea is worth a try. :ita There are some other ideas here. It talks about creating a "letdown cue"... I wonder if you could help it along by having...
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    Re: Breastfeeding

    :ita For the first couple months you do feel like you're doing nothing but nursing. It's easiest if you can just put everything else aside and plan on that. Collect DVDs of all your favorite...
  15. Re: 6 wk old wants to nurse constantly???

    Yep, normal. My DS nursed that often for several months. As he got older he started spacing his feedings out -- by one year he had stretched it out to every two hours. :rolleyes: Not that your...
  16. Re: Good, Informative Article On Buying a Breast Pump

    :lol I got that feeling too. If you're breastfeeding you automatically need a pump. With my first I got a mini-electric because I was paranoid about leaving my baby without any expressed milk even...
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    Re: Really need some help

    Not that you need to hear it again, but I agree his behavior sounds normal. No red flags there.

    His poop could tell you a lot. If they're consistently green it could mean he's not getting...
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    Re: Pumping and Thick Deposits

    Here's some info on soy lecithin, if you want to find out more about it. If you've had any issues with depression, that might be why your doctor doesn't recommend it. There don't appear to be any...
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    Re: Latching woes and nipple confusion

    Have you tried giving him an ounce or so with the bottle before trying to latch him on? I'm just wondering if he would be less frustrated if the edge was taken off his hunger first.

    Or maybe you...
  20. Re: I need HELP!! Baby with green poop and blood!

    They say it can two weeks for dairy to be completely out of your system. But yes, soy can be another one that some babies are sensitive to.

    Here's some info about bloody stools. And this one...
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    Re: Too much poop

    Nursing can stimulate bowel movements. It's not unusual for a newborn to poop during or after every feeding. Are they large or just little squirts?
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    Re: Mother's Intuition

    There can't be any question about a pump rental being medically necessary in a case like this. There just can't. They better not give you a hard time. :mad:
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    Re: Nursing and Feeding 7 month old

    Do you nurse first right before offering solids? At 7 months eating solids is more about experimenting with different flavors and textures than about nutrition, so it's important to make sure she's...
  24. Re: Did you have low milk supply for your first baby and not your 2nd?

    I don't know that my supply was low with my first, but I certainly felt like I had a lot more milk with my second. Well, in the sense that my second gained a lot more weight a lot faster. My first...
  25. Re: Question regarding on-demand feeding schedule

    It sounds to me like the evening feedings might count as 2 or 3, and if his weight gain and wet diapers are good, then it doesn't seem like a huge issue.

    I agree with decbaby though. It couldn't...
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