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  1. Re: Ped wants me to supplement 10 month old with formula

    I just wanted to weigh in w/ my two cents. My baby was always "big" from the beginning - but at 6 mo. he dropped from the 90th percentile to the 50th percentile. My ped. put some pressure on me to...
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    Re: No Milk - HELP ME!!!

    if it helps, i used fenugreek pills (which I found from a lc at a local drug store - health section) and I also drank organic mother's milk tea and organic raspberry leaf tea (also through a lc at a...
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    Re: Baby won't nurse!

    Hi there,
    Exciting time having a new baby, but hard, too. I'm not an expert, but with my lo I didn't worry about how many hours he slept at night - I did try to feed him every 3-4 hours during the...
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    Re: Can't pump regularly when returning to work

    Thanks for the advice - we'll see how it goes!
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    Re: First Time Mom STRESSING!!

    I went back to teaching full time when my baby was 7 weeks. I teach first grade, so the stress level can be high and the breaks few. I won't lie - it wasn't easy, but I made it through and my son...
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    Re: Should I pump while at work?

    Thanks for the encouragement jlk51496. My supply was much better than I expected with my first baby. So...I'll pump when I can! :ita Good advice everyone!
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    Re: Should I pump while at work?

    Yeah...I'll make the best of it. I know I won't be able to eek out even 15 minutes on some days (It's weird, because other days I'll have even up to 45 minutes...) but on those days, I'll prob. just...
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    Re: Should I pump while at work?

    Thanks for the advice. I hadn't thought about hand expressing during a bathroom break. I'll have to get good at that. I never had to do that w/ my first baby. My favorite part of breast feeding...
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    Re: Should I pump while at work?

    I work at a small private school. The staff works together more like a family than a staff (good in most ways, tough in some ways). Anyway, as teachers, we eat with the kids (no cafeteria, no...
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    Should I pump while at work?

    I am having baby #2 this summer and plan to go back to work f/t in the fall. I will not have a regular pumping schedule. I am a teacher and our lunch break is at different times each day. One day...
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    Can't pump regularly when returning to work

    I have gotten great advice from all you mommies so far, so here's another situation/story:

    I am due in June and will be going back to work in late Aug. Baby #2 will be between 8-10 wks when I...
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    Re: Advice about starting a "pumping policy"

    Thanks for the support! :) I'm not sure if my principal would ok this idea or not. I have some awesome moms this year...and usually my moms are really great. Anyone else have an idea?
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    Re: Advice about starting a "pumping policy"

    Yeah, it wasn't a great situation. I am hoping for better communication this year. I wonder if any teachers out there have creative solutions - is it too weird to ask a parent volunteer to help...
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    Re: My little story about interviewing

    You know what's funny?? I have had a harder time with women in the academic arena than the men. Maybe it's just my situation being an elementary teacher. ???
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    Re: Advice about starting a "pumping policy"

    I hate to admit this as a teacher, but I didn't have a coworker to watch the class and had to leave them doing quiet work "alone" at their desks. I was in the next room with the door open so that I...
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    Re: Advice about starting a "pumping policy"

    Also, we live in Mass. No meaningful legislation to help me. :(
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    Re: Advice about starting a "pumping policy"

    Yes, it is the same person. We will be discussing my choices for next year very soon - and no, we don't have a nurse. I pumped last year in an empty room adjoining my classroom. We have to eat...
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    Advice about starting a "pumping policy"

    I teach at a private school and there is currently to policy regarding allowing teachers w/ infants time to pump and/or nurse. I am pregnant with my second baby (due in the summer) and would like to...
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    Re: baby prefers the bottle now...

    I went through this when my son was 3 -4 mo. He preferred the bottle. I agree that a slow flow nipple is key (I didn't know this and used a fast flow). Also, I nursed him when he was asleep, and...
  20. Temas: prunes

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    My lo had a funny reaction to solids last night. He woke up around 11:30 p.m. and screamed (literally) for 1/2 an hour. We think it was gas and constipation related... he had had a full baby jar of...
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    Re: Tomorrow is the day

    I was just going to post something about going back to school. We started putting together our rooms this week - and start teaching next week. I am missing my baby like CRAZY! I had the summer off...
  22. Temas: spitting up

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    spitting up

    My lo is 8 mo. and we've been experimenting w/ solids for about 2 mo. My new trouble is that he is constantly spitting up! Today he spit up some prunes almost 2 hours after he ate them. He's...
  23. Re: Bad Reaction to Solids - how long to wait to try again?

    I had trouble w/ constipation w/ my lo and constant spitting up (he still is spitting up!!!). I waited a week and tried again and backed off from the cereal. We weren't successful at first w/...
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    Re: Constipation....

    Hmmmm...I'll have to look for that kind. haven't seen them anywhere, yet. Still using Gerber. Guess I could puree my own. Anyone been successful doing that?
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    Re: How much milk at daycare for 9-10 month old?

    my lo is 8 mo. and just started back to daycare half days this week. He nursed 5 or 6 times a day while with me during the summer. Yesterday he nursed in the a.m. before daycare, had 4 oz. at...
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