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    Re: formula or cows milk??

    thanks for all the advice! fyi, in case you all were wondering: i spoke with ped today and he said not to bother with the formula. he said after 11 months i can go straight to cow's milk. he...
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    Re: formula or cows milk??

    i know!!! i am so close! i think about it all the time! but i HATE pumping; my nipples hurt so bad after. I have a Medela that is about 10 years old and i think its is breaking down on me. I cant...
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    formula or cows milk??

    I currently nurse my 10.5 month old DD 2 times a day and give her expressed milk in bottle 2 times per day. i have decided to stop pumping. I have enough milk stored in freezer for about a month. I...
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    Re: weaning help

    I am ready to wean. I know it may sound selfish but I think one year of breast feeding is good enough. I will definately take it slow so as not to make it a traumatizing experience for her. I will...
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    Re: how much??

    My DD took 11oz at 4months old for bedtime!! Ok so I wont worry too much about how much she is drinking. I guess every baby is different. At childcare she will not take more than 4 to 5 oz, she...
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    weaning help

    My DD is 9.5 months old. She nurses 4 times per day. First thing in am (she is losing interest in this one and I have to pump the other breast), before her am nap, before her pm nap, and at bed time....
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    how much??

    Everything I've read says my 9.5 month old should be drinking up to 24 oz of breast milk in 4 nursing session. no more. pediatrician agreed. so that equals 6 oz per feeding in bottle. I obviously...
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    refusing solids!

    Hi my DD is almost 7 months. she has been eating solids (oatmeal, pureed carrots, squash, sweetpotatoes, etc) since 5 months. We started with store bought, we recently transitioned to home made a...
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    Re: too early for solids???

    Thanks for the input!
    I agree that veggies and fruits would be better :) I bought the brown rice cereal b/c the pediatrician warned me against developing a sweet tooth. But i think "well my...
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    Re: Increase Milk or Increase Solids?

    I let my baby eat until satisfied. When I nurse her I never cut her off so why should it be different from a bottle. I think that a baby will eat if hungry, if not hungry they will refuse. you can...
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    too early for solids???

    Hello
    my DD just turned 5 months this week.
    She is sitting in high chair, sipping water, and super interested in our food. When she sits on our lap she will often reach for the plate and will try...
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    Re: sudden decrease in milk

    I understand that my body is regulating but I was told by a lactation specialist that pumping regularly at same time will increase my milk supply... Im trying to produce so my baby has food to eat at...
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    Thrush??

    Hello
    I will be calling the doctor on monday but was wondering what you all thought....

    My nipples are killing me, they are super sore and hurt when my LO nurses. There is also a burning...
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    sudden decrease in milk

    I have been exclusively bf my 3 month old and pumping (with manual and electric). About two days ago I am pumping btw 1/2 to 2 onces per breast only!!! I do not know what is going on!! My DD has been...
  15. Re: What is my baby doing? Latching/ unlatching/ sucking the nipple back in

    Mine is 9 weeks. She started doing the same thing around week 6. Whenever she does it I give her the pacifier. She didnt always take it, it also made her gag! Now she takes it more often, not every...
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    Re: is something wrong???

    i do offer her more often during day. For example today at 1 she ate for only 5 minutes, so at 2 i offered again, she ate for less than five, got mad and cried as she pulled away and spit it all up....
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    Re: New mom questions!

    what i have done is feed my LO from one breast then pump the other after the feeding. Switch breast at next feeding. This has also helped me gage how much she is eating :)
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    is something wrong???

    My nine week old is averaging 5-7 feedings a day this past week. She has very wet diapers (at every feeding) and healthy poop. Sometimes she will go 5 hours without wanting to eat. Sometimes a...
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    Re: possible to schedule feedings????

    UPDATE
    wanted to let you all know that things are going better with the timing of feedings... as all of you said, my DD has been spreading out her feedings as of lately:clap , with an occasional...
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    Re: fussy while eating

    thanks for the link mommal...
    jmlinca: i have kept better watch and i believe i do have forceful let down from my left breast. I hve been putting her in different positions while nursing, such as...
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    when to pump

    im going back to work - 30 hrs per week- in mid january. my dd will be 3 and a half months. when should i start pumping? at what times? and ho much?? i have no idea how many oz she gets right now,...
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    fussy while eating

    the last couple of days my dd has been crying while nursing. i know shes getting milk b/c she'll pull away and milk drips out of my nipple or if its dry i'll squeeze and milk comes out. when she...
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    Re: possible to schedule feedings????

    Thank you everyone for the support and advice. I have a sling on the way, my brother ordered it for me :) It really helps to hear that I am not alone and doing the right thing.
    Thanks again :D
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    Re: possible to schedule feedings????

    she is gaining beautifully, 2 pounds in one month! She has 6+ wet diapers and 4-6 dirty ones. Nursing is going well, she latches on correctly and as far as i can tell does not use me as pacifier as...
  25. Re: I need your opinion mamas (easy question)

    i would be weary of buying BM. you have to be careful because hiv can be transmitted through BM... is what i was told by a nurse...
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