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    Re: Please help the LC has confused me.

    Sounds like he has appropriate output, happy, content, and gaining well! I wouldn't be too concerned about supply. But, I don't want to discount any LC because I'm not certified in any way...just...
  2. Re: Several Questions for First Newborn

    Congratulations!! :) I'm going to try and answer each one underneath...



    Hang in there momma!! You are doing a great job! This is such a joyful, overwhelming, scary time. I remember...
  3. Re: LO wanting to just take bottle....HELP

    The babes like the bottles because they don't have to work so hard to get the milk out...it just flows out. In fact, they often overeat with bottles. Make sure you ALWAYS use 0-3month (slow flow)...
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    Re: When can I stop pumping?

    So, after 12 months... do they start getting BM in sippy cup vs. bottle when mom isn't there? I know AAP recommends to rid bottles at 12 months and know several people who do so. However, those for...
  5. Re: hardly getting anything when i pump

    My hubby does the same. BM should not be microwaved. Are you drinking enough fluids? A few thoughts...it could be your pump not pulling the milk out. Also, sometimes it takes some time for body...
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    When can I stop pumping?

    At what age do you stop needing to pump? I know eventually LO will only nurse before nap, morning, and before bed. When does that happen? When do you know they are getting enough through solids...
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    Re: Worried he's losing interest!

    We are on Day 4 of this. He had a BM yesterday, it was much harder, but he's still barely nursing in the mornings. I tried offering him a bottle this morning after I pumped...he drank about an...
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    Re: Vitamin D / Multivitamin

    My pediatrician is very supportive of BFing and is considered a holistic and homeopathic pediatrician. He encourages EVERY mom to take prenatals, fish oil, and vitamin D while breastfeeding. The...
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    Re: Worried he's losing interest!

    I spoke with the PA at his ped's yesterday re: constipation. We just increased frequency of solid intake in the last 1.5 weeks...she suggested going back to whatever food he was having without...
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    Re: Worried he's losing interest!

    Again, this morning at 6a, I offered (he hadn't eaten since 7pm last night), and he latched on my left side for about a minute, pulled off and sat up. Latched on again, sucked for about a minute or...
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    Re: Should I let 3 month old STTN?

    Let the baby sleep! :) You get your sleep too! If your supply drops due to this, then I think you can decide what to do next. Make sure you are drinking TONS of water during the day. I had some...
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    Worried he's losing interest!

    My 9 month old the last day or two has been resisting feedings and ends up screaming at me. He's feeding schedule has been the following:

    5:30a-6:30a (when he wakes)
    8/8:30a-morning nap
    10a...
  13. Re: BF, cosleeping & baby sleep problems! (9 months old)

    Have you tried a sound machine?
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    Re: Screaming at Breast

    I had small/flat nipples as well. LO is now 9months and we are going strong bfing and I had my battles...it sucked so much in the beginning between poor latch, painful nursing sessions, dreading...
  15. Re: first day back at work, how much to put into bottles?

    My guy is 9 months and takes 5oz, maybe 5.5. He was 4 months when I went back to work and was taking 3.5-4oz 3x/day. I remember it slowly increased, and my supply did as well. I always pumped a...
  16. Re: Increase in solids to 3x/day and HUGE change in poop!

    He had been getting rolled oats mixed with pear for bkfst...just for a few days. I've stopped that. I'm trying to stick to the greens and fruits for now. We haven't introduced banana because I'm...
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    Re: Milk supply way down at 9 months

    I've run into this in the last week, LO just turned 9 months on 1.9.11. I increased my water intake in the last week and it has seemed to help as well as nursing sessions. I'm INCREDIBLY thirsty...
  18. Increase in solids to 3x/day and HUGE change in poop!

    I posted this under the elimination forum, but no one has responded. Do you momma's have any feedback?

    Last Thursday, we uped solid intake for my 9 month old after his dr. visit. We've had...
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    Re: Greenish poop

    My LO had green poop when I was on an anti biotic for mastitis. Actually, I don't remember what I was taking, but it was really strong and we BOTH had a really bad reaction to it. Diarrhea for both...
  20. Re: baby 7 months old... losing milk fast!

    Hey momma! Ya know, I ran into some low supply issues around 6 months...

    I changed my pump (the suction was losing)
    Ate Oatmeal
    Started feeding minimum 7-9x/day

    Within a week, I didn't have...
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    Re: Newbie needs a bra!! Please

    Check out bareneccessities.com or herroom.com. You should be able to find a bra in 36G. I know medela makes a 36H...
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    Re: Newbie needs a bra!! Please

    I am a 32HH...I haven't had any success buying nursing bras in my size. BUT, I have had success buying a regular bra and taking it to a seamstress to turn into a nursing bra. I don't have the boob...
  23. Re: Pedi says I need to supplement, help!

    I don't see a need to supplement. Sounds like Pedi wouldn't have even suggested it if you didn't mention the weigh-feed-weigh. Sounds like s/he was comfortable with his weight gain! His output is...
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    Giving water

    My pediatrician has recommended giving LO water with solids in addition to breast milk so that he can learn to drink from a sippy cup and have the water so he doesn't get constipated. What kind of...
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    Bfing before naps

    Hi to all you mommas!

    My DS is 8 months and since Oct I've been changing frequency of feedings back and forth for a few reasons. Initially, in Oct I increased from 5/day to 7/day because...
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