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    Re: Nursing and Doula Work

    i just wanted to say that is wonderful that you are training to be a birth doula,
    i want to do that soon!
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    Re: Can I brag about my boy?

    that is darling.:love
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    Re: how empty should breasts feel?

    right around 5 months is when my breasts finally adjusted to how much milk my baby needed and stopped feeling full all or most of the time.
    not only can your baby get the milk out with more skill...
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    "no milk" he says...

    my little boy (2 years old) has recently learned that i am the only one in the family that has milk.
    he will lift his shirt and point at his little nipple and say "no milk" with a very serious tone,...
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    Re: 3 mos old screams on one side only

    i don't remember exactly when my son started only preferring my right side, it could have been as early as three months.
    i came to understand that he for one reason or another much preferred to lay...
  6. Re: Almost 2yrs, cycles have not returned.

    my son is 2 years old and has just recently cut down on his nursing, b/c he's gotten all of his teeth in and has been eating lots more solids.
    my period is still gone too and everything i've been...
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    Re: accidental success!

    :clap
    sometimes it's when we just stop trying so hard when things start to fall into place,
    way to go,
    you are on your way to an amazing nursing relationship!:love
  8. nursing for nutrition more, comfort less

    my two year old nurses 3 times a day and once at night and it is a large part of his diet. he also eats a wide variety of foods.

    i'm watching things unfold a little backwards from what i've read...
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    Re: Please get your toe out of my ear...

    please get your toes out of my armpit and quit driving that hot wheels truck up my neck, pleeeeeeeeeeease!!!!

    :hug

    my son is a bit older than your LO but my husband started telling my son to...
  10. Re: Prevention of Clogged Ducts/ Mastitis?

    i used to get clogged ducts reguarly,
    i started taking letchthin supplements
    and it helped a lot.
    i haven't had any since.
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    Re: Scheduling/Feeding/Sleeping???

    when i start questioning our lack of schedules both when my son was tiny and now,
    i think about how much my own needs change from day to day,
    and i'm not growing or changing at nearly the rate a...
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    Re: Increasing milk supply

    research has shown that after the first month of nursing,
    milk supply is better stimulated by how completely the breast is "emptied"
    after each nursing/pumping session as opposed to frequency of...
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    Re: 2 Years and Counting!

    way to go!:love
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    Re: Vomitting Baby

    signs of dehydration include,
    sunken in soft spot,
    dry eyes and/or lips,
    and extreme tiredness.

    when my son had the flu a few months ago,
    it made all the difference if i could nurse him to...
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    Re: Foods during a cold

    i would suggest his favorite fruits and well cooked veggies.
    maybe he would be interested in applesauce, pears, apples w/out skins, mandarin oranges, sliced grapes, strawberries, steamed baby...
  16. Re: ...or as long as beneficial to both mom and child

    we employ doctors to get their input on our health,
    the ultimate choice is in our hands.
    they often give an air about them like they are an authority like government,
    police or master,
    but they...
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    Re: Pressure to wean at one year

    that is wonderful mama!

    here's to hoping that he and his colleagues receive your information with open minds and in a non threatening way!
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    Re: Pressure to wean at one year

    i agree that you should send a letter to help educate this doctor,
    even if you do decide he's not the right one for you,
    at least maybe he will be a nickels smarter with the next poor mama he's...
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    surprising reaction

    after a week of working at my new job,
    i mentioned breastfeeding b/c my co worker offered me a cup of thai coffee (which is very strong and packed with caffeine)
    i declined and said i avoided...
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    Re: Dry morning diaper!!

    yes, your babe holding their pee all through the night is a great sign that potty learning will be pretty easy, at least for nighttime!

    my son started doing that about that age and now at 23...
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    Re: Night Shift

    oh honey,
    that sounds tough.:hug
    way to go making it 11 months!

    the first thought i had when i read your post was that
    it would take some time but it would be possible for your lo to adjust to...
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    Re: 12 week old STILL eating every 2-3 hours

    my babe nursed that often until he was around 5 months, then he stared going a bit longer at night without it.
    a little tip i found useful was that i learned that the closer together my sons...
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    Re: My 3 1/2 yr old nursed again!

    that is amazing and wonderful.
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    Re: Breast affection...

    i think that is so sweet that he signals to you to nurse with subtle affection.
    that sounds really nice.
    my son is either content to play or in the heat of a break down and crying to nurse.
    i do...
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    Re: Okay I think it is time...

    at that age my son was cutting his teeth and the best things to curb his nursing was to rub his gums and cheeks, offer cold snacks, and good rubbery things to chew on.
    if it's more of a need for one...
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