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    Re: Losing more milk than he's drinking?

    You don't have to offer both breasts during a feeding. If you are concerned whether your lo is getting enough hindmilk then just offer one breast. Sometimes after a feeding I will squeeze the...
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    Growth Spurt ?

    My LO is just turning 11 weeks. I didn't think the next growth spurt was until around 3 months and he has about 2 more weeks for that. Yet lately his sleeping pattern has gotten worse. He has...
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    Block Feeding now need more...

    I have been block feeding for the past month to correct my oversupply problems. Everything is fine as long as I am exclusively breastfeeding and baby seems to get enough hindmilk and I seem to...
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    Re: Super Frustrated

    I agree with the pp that it could be a growth spurt and if so, I know how frustrated you must be. I would probably put off pumping for now unless you are going to be leaving your lo and someone will...
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    Re: constipation, in mother

    Have you tried prune juice? I took that along with the stool softners. I also drank a lot of warm liquids (decaf tea or sometimes just hot water). Even with all of that I did not have a bowel...
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    Re: Are any of you..

    Ketteringmom,

    Both my parents smoke. I told them that I learned in my Baby Care class that if they wanted to smoke they would have to do it outside (which they already did anyway) but they would...
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    Re: Block Feeding

    Block feeding is a strategy to fix oversupply issues. Here is a link http://www.llli.org/FAQ/oversupply.html. It is when you basically feed your baby on only one side for a certain duration of...
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    Re: Problems with milk supply

    At what point do you pick him up to feed him at night? I find that if I pick up my LO before he starts crying (I pick him up when he starts consistently stirring) he is not as desperate when he...
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    Re: Baby wearing question

    He is eight weeks old and probably about 12-13 pounds at this point.
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    Baby wearing question

    How long does it take to get the hang of this?? I purchased a hotsling, watched the video several times and I am still having problems. My baby is big and I feel like he is scrunched when I put him...
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    Re: milk supply question

    I don't have any advice about milk supply issues and pumping. I just wanted to post a link in case you do consider feeding in public. I received a hooter hider as a gift. You can get them...
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    Re: Baby doesn't fall asleep after feeding

    Things I have been told...keep the lights low, try to avoid diaper changes after feeding unless your lo one poops (because it usually tends to wake them), keep interaction with your baby minimal (if...
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    Frequent night nursing?

    My lo is now 7 weeks. During the day he can go for about 3 to 3.5 hours without nursing. However at night he is up usually 1.5 to 2 hours after I put him to sleep in order to nurse again. Will he...
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    Rash? Food allergy?

    My 6 week old has a rash on his arms and neck. They are very small bumps. He was pretty cranky this morning which is unusual for him but now is back to his normal cooing self. I guess I am...
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    Re: how long to block feed?

    Yes, about every 2 hours sometimes a little longer. So it works out that I feed from the same breast twice before switching. I was pumping, but thought that was causing part of the problem so I...
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    how long to block feed?

    My LO has been displaying symptoms that maybe I have oal. Last night I started block feeding (any feeding within a 4 hour period I used the same breast). He wasn't fussy last night when I fed him...
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    Re: blood in spit up

    My LO had blood in his spit up the second day home from the hospital. After a trip to the emergency room, it turned out that it most likely came from cracks in my nipple (even though I couldn't...
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    Mucousy poop

    What exactly does this look like? My lo's last couple of poops have been greenish in tint and not as seedy as usual. They were a little looser and stretchy. Is this a mucousy poop?

    Sorry for...
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    Pooping while feeding

    My LO is now 4 weeks old. I previously posted because he seemed very distressed everytime he had to poop. The color, frequency and texture of the poop seems normal for a breastfed newborn, so I am...
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    My diet and breastfeeding

    Another question...How long does it take for the food I eat to impact my breastmilk? My baby is a little, okay a lot gassy, and I am trying to determine which foods may make it worse but I am not...
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    Is this nipple confusion?

    Is it possible to have nipple confusion on only one breast or is it most likely just latching problems? We have given our LO a pacifier and breastmilk from a bottle once a day. He is latching fine...
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    Poop frustration

    Not sure where to post this since I am new here, but here goes...It is my understanding that breastfed babies are usually not constipated. My 2.5 week old is having a good number of stools per day...
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    Poop frustration

    It is my understanding that breastfed babies are usually not constipated. My 2.5 week old is having a good number of stools per day (4-5) BUT the amount of strain and effort it takes for him to push...
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