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  1. Re: Baby was in NICU, how do I transition from bottle to exclusively breast feeding?

    i had a baby born 8 weeks early too! if you don't have other kids- or if you can get someone to watch them i would take your baby and go to bed for as long as you can, at least 24 hours. let the...
  2. Re: Does pumping stimulates the nipple that in turn increases the milk supply?

    i am sorry- i miss read your question- when i pump, after all the milk is gone i pump a little longer (maybe a minute or two) then i stop, massage the breasts then lean forward and shake a little...
  3. Re: Does pumping stimulates the nipple that in turn increases the milk supply?

    the more you pump the more milk you will get-
    for me, my pump could never get the milk my baby could get. i think a lot of moms worry they have no milk when they get little from the pump- the baby...
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    Re: Anyone else not feel their let down???

    i nursed 2 babies (well pump mostly for 2nd son) and felt no let down- ever... well maybe in the very beginning with 2nd son when i was pumping exclusively for him... but if it was let down it was...
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    Re: weight gain issues

    what percentile was your son in before 6 months? was your dr concerned that he had dropped? one son has always been in the 5th and the other never on the charts but as long as they are growing along...
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    Re: New to the forums

    i am sorry- i don't have any info on the hepatitis- i had a little guy in the nicu about 6 weeks and i know the dedication is takes to always pump for a baby you can't nurse. just keep pumping. ...
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    Re: Do premature births reoccur?

    i was just wondering if you friend ever asked her dr about the anticardiolipin levels- i know the body can do crazy things and just because you have the symptoms doesn't mean you have the disorder...
  9. Re: I am terribly sick and almost sure I need meds

    i don't know what is safe either- that is too bad about your dr. most dr's should have a book that lists all of the meds and which are safe for nursing and which are not. my WONDERFUL dr would...
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    Re: Premies and latching

    hi. my baby was born 2 months early. is she working with a LC consultant? you can rent scales to measure how much baby is taking at breast. is baby home from hospital? i did TONS of kangaroo...
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    Re: Relactation for my 4 month old

    when i was trying to get my son to latch on after not being able to nurse him the best thing for me was skin to skin- i wore him in a moby wrap- i was shirtless, he in a diaper and i can't say this...
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    Re: Do premature births reoccur?

    that is interesting- how far along were the miscarriages? my dr. has found that my anticardiolipin levels are off- and that is exactly what happens from that- miscarriages one after another that are...
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    Re: Old feelings coming back

    you have all taken my words from me! i was trying to explain this the other day to a friend who had a baby in the nicu and she got tears in her eyes (her son is now 3) and said, i know, it will...
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    Re: Penga is home! BUT... nursing strike?

    my son came home not fully nursing either- the best thing for us i noticed was bathing together- i also wore him, me shirtless, him in just a diaper all the time. i continued to pump for him and...
  15. Re: 32 weeker born 12/19 -- when will my milk come in?

    my baby was born at 32 weeks as well! i am so glad you got a hospital grade pump- i was not getting much milk at first either but after about the 1st week all the sudden i had TONS! i pumped all...
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    Re: Oh please help lost supply!!!!

    i had the same problem with losing my milk because my son was struggling to nurse- i did purchase a SNS. at first my son was frustrated with it- but when i figured out how to use it there was...
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    Re: why am I low and not feeling let down?

    i nursed/pumped for my two sons- i haven't felt let down with either child!
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    Re: Just Starting BF my micro-preemie

    got tears in my eyes when i read that! i remember when my son "wasn't allowed" to breastfeed yet in the nicu and i was kangarooing him and he just turned his little face toward my breast and licked...
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    Re: GERD and BM in a bottle question

    i was always told the same thing- no cereal in a bottle but my son had horrid reflux (lost 2 lbs from it) so we went to a specialist who told me to add cereal to his bottles of my pumped milk. ...
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    Re: Devastated

    this is so upsetting. your son took in 9 oz that is great! my oldest son has always been in the 5th for height and weight- he is almost 2 and still in 12 month clothes- percentiles really annoy...
  21. Temas: Baby Cubes?

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    Re: Baby Cubes?

    i also just made food cubes for my son- it is easy, just puree the food, put it into ice cube trays and freeze it! you can also get the book super baby food- it goes through how to make everything...
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    Re: Nursing with a feeding tube

    i wanted to tell you it makes perfect sense that you haven't felt like you have bonded with your baby- i always felt that way when my baby was in the NICU- i almost felt like he wasn't mine because...
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    Re: Problems...suck swallow and breathe

    my son has problems with the whole breathing/eating thing- he went blue a few times when i was nursing him so i propped him up more when i fed him or used the cradle/football (can't remember the...
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    i didn't think it would be so sad

    i have been exclusively pumping for my preemie for the past 7 1/2 months. i have needed my wisdom teeth pulled for about 3 years now but because i was either pregnant or nursing the past 3 years i...
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    Re: When did your premie start solids?

    my son was born at 32 wks. he is 7 months old now and i think i am going to start him today...maybe. he is starting to reach for our food when we eat so i am thinking maybe he is ready. i am not...
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