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    Re: one sided production and latch probl

    This exact thing happened to me. It only got worse as she got older and there was a cycle of her preferring the right which made the left produce less and so she preferred the flow from the right...
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    Re: Toddler tipsy/drunk after nursing?

    :scratch Why did you take him to an orthopedist? Or was it an osteopath?
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    Re: What does your letdown look like?

    :ita. And I didn't always see streams even with compressions. It could take 45 minutes to empty one of my breasts that let down to the pump even worse than the other.

    Eta I was not a big producer...
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    Re: Inverted Nipples? Look at this

    :clap Great article Susan. I had very flat to almost inverted nipples, but never had any problem breastfeeding because of them whatsoever. Just like the article says with a correct latch how out...
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    Re: Twiddling

    mommal :rofl

    Oh I SO feel this pain. I tried to prevent the twiddling but it snuck up on me anyway. The sad part is that a lot of times when Tai asks to nurse, all she actually really wants to...
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    Re: Solids Timeline with BLW?

    I started with the 3 day rule but quickly was not that careful about introductions.
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    Re: Anxiety over pumping at work

    I just gave up all dignity I might have once had :lol Just kidding, but also, I totally do not stress out about the possibility of someone seeing my breast the way I used to. I do get that you...
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    Re: Decreased milk supply in one breast

    This happened to me. I am sure my left breast has some different physiology that affects it, and I think my DD preferred the right, so there was sort of a vicous cycle where the left one needed more...
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    Re: Nervous about offering finger foods

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    They have to learn. We all do. It can Be scary to watch, and you should take infant CPR especially if you worry. But they DO have instincts they're dealing with to help protect them while...
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    Re: Coconut milk?

    Don't know about that article, although I think coconut milk is great and give my 18-mo DD coconut water instead of juice all the time. However, based on nutrition data coconut milk has
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    Re: Coconut milk?

    :ita. I would do formula at that age as well.

    Coconut milk is great as a food but can act as a laxative so that much per day could definitely have some GI effects. Coconut milk is also low in...
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    Re: How do Nepali women do it?!?

    I actually do field work for part of my job and a couple times considered bringing DD along in a sling or carrier...in each case I decided not to for two reasons that I think kind of exemplify how...
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    Re: How do Nepali women do it?!?

    I heard of a fairly high-powered woman who did this, lawyer I think? But the reason I heard of it was because pretty much the whole industry thought she was a little nuts and gossiped about it, which...
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    Re: I need to wean my 2 yr old now!!

    Ah, I just saw your post where you said you would never want to go cold turkey! So my post above is probably of limited use to you - for some reason I thought you wanted to completely end it ASAP. ...
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    Re: I need to wean my 2 yr old now!!

    This may well be true, and I have not weaned my only kid yet, so I don't have personal experience. But one of my best friends BF'd both of her kids until just under 2 yrs old. They were both little...
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    Re: Do you need to give cow's milk?

    :ita I have a toddler in the 15-20% range and while we still nurse very happily and at least 3x (usually more) every day, I always send whole cows milk to DC because I want to be sure she is getting...
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    Re: You know you're nursing a toddler wh

    YKYNATW she plays fetch with the dog while nursing.
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    Re: Put down the pump

    Again, I agree with the main points of the article. I just think its not deterministic. My whole point was that early pumping does not have to equal a messed up BFing relationship, BF failure, or...
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    Re: Put down the pump

    IDK - I liked the article, overall, I just felt it didn't apply to my situation. And like Leslie I honestly feel that the pumping I did those early weeks were crucial to me being able to breastfeed...
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    Re: Put down the pump

    Yes, I totally agree. (And new moms reading this, note the difference in experience and expertise in these issues that you can see based on mine and Susan's signatures! She knows her stuff a lot...
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    Re: Put down the pump

    Great blog post! But I think it should be "how and why pumping CAN mess up breastfeeding relationships when introduced too soon." Introducing pumping at 3 weeks did not mess up my BF relationship...
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    Re: Is it safe to get a flu shot?

    :ita Protecting yourself from the flu is a really good way not to give it to your infant. Infants are at a much higher risk than healthy adults for serious complications, including death, from the...
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    Re: You know you're nursing a toddler wh

    Taiga calls it hunny, like pooh bear :love. I didn't come uP with it but it's pretty nice. But she calls her paci fuc-fuc. :shrug :blush
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    Re: You know you're nursing a toddler wh

    :lol When we're in bed together, mine often hurls the binky at my DH before turning over to nurse. Like, take THAT, we don't need YOU!
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    Re: Totally different baby

    My DD started teething at 4 months. Tons of drool, everything in her mouth, more night waking, when it was really bad she would have a saliva rash and everything. Confirmed by pedi to be teething. ...
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