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    Re: freezing refridgerated pumped milk

    ....and for future reference about LLLI's milk storage guidelines, here's a link to the info: LLLI Milk Storage Guidelines
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    Re: Afraid To Poop

    Have you mentioned it to your pediatrician? They will often have some suggestions based on your specific situation.
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    Re: How much should my 7 month old be nursing?

    IT sounds like she is still nursing, so it's not a complete "strike", but here is a link about nursing strikes and other distractions, which are quite common for babies of that age.

    LLL FAQ...
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    Re: Strange behavior at the breast

    Many babies come to prefer one breast over the other. Many mothers find that offering the less "preferred" breast while baby is sleepy or less alert will help them to accept that breast more.
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    Re: Effect on Supply

    What is the latest that you are willing to pump? Perhaps if you pump before bed and when you rise, it would minimize the effect on your supply of eliminating the 4am.
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    Re: Will she wean?

    Good for you! I am glad that this worked out wonderfully for you and your baby! :love
  7. Re: Biting Issues and feeling like just hitting the bottle

    Hi Dad! It sounds as if you and your wife are frustrated over what is best for your baby and how you can continue to breastfeed for the recommended year and beyond with the difficulties you are...
  8. Re: Oversupply, going back to work, pumping?

    This sounds like a distressing situation.

    Many mothers find that they need to continue the block feedings until their milk supply regulates itself, which can take up to a few months.

    It...
  9. Re: Is my 17mo self weaning because of diminished mild supply?

    It sounds to me like a nursing strike, but it could be any number of things. Here's information about Nursing Strikes
    Is it a Nursing Strike?
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    Re: how to start?

    Hi Nissa, thank you for clarifying, now I understand. La Leche League does not have any information on how or when to start formula, as our main focus is breastfeeding. What to feed your baby besides...
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    Re: Night Weaning

    Many hospitals have a special area for pumping mothers, usually somewhere near the NICU. I would definitely ask if you can use that area so that your husband can give the baby your milk at night if...
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    Re: how to start?

    Hi Nissa. Do you know that it is not at all necessary to supplement with formula, even when you go back to work?

    Please do check out the forum here on the board for employed mothers. Also, you...
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    Re: Night time help

    Hi there! The nighttime situation can be frustrating! :eek:

    Here are some great articles and resources that you might find helpful:

    Toddler Tips -
    Setting Limits on Nighttime Nursing
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    Re: you are heroes

    Here's a huge hug for YOU! ;)

    Please be sure to check out your local La Leche League meeting. Mother-to-Mother breastfeeding support is so important and can make a huge difference in your...
  15. Temas: wet diapers?

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    Re: wet diapers?

    With a child of that age, it will vary greatly. Are you trying to find out if your baby is getting enough milk or whether he/she is dehydrated?
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    Re: Getting started??

    Here are some great La Leche League resource links that may be helpful to you:

    Weaning How To (LLL)

    Would Weaning Make My Life Easier? (LLL)

    Also be sure to pick up The Womanly Art of...
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    Re: weaning how to do it

    Hi there...pats on the back for you nursing your baby to this point! :D

    Here are some links that are actually La Leche League resources on weaning:

    How Do I Wean My Baby?

    And your local La...
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    Re: Manipulating? or is my supply dropping?

    It is absolutely okay to set some limits with a nursing toddler. I've known many mothers who did tell their babies that they could not keep switching and give a warning when they do switch that it's...
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    Re: weaning troubles

    There can be some discomfort involved in weaning, especially if your baby is still quite interested in the breast and still nurses quite often. Weaning should definitely be done gradually if you...
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    Re: when is the best time to start weaning?

    Hi there. Here is info from La Leche League on when to start solids and the advantages of waiting until at least the middle of the first year (around 6 months of age) before offering solids.
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  21. Temas: Weight loss

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    Re: Weight loss

    Here on the boards, we have a forum located here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=36 specifically to discuss mother's weight loss issues. I hope that you will find the...
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    Re: Will DS be upset when I go back to work?

    I know this is a very difficult decision for most mothers and I think it's great that dad will be home with baby during the day. It is hard to say just how your baby will react, but you would expect...
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    Re: LLL meetings for couples?

    I'd like to mention that of all of the meetings that I've known that have been "open" to dads, I've never seen one there!
  24. Re: I dont feel engorgement or pain if i miss a feeding or 2!!!!

    It is okay if your milk supply is well-established not to become engorged when missing a feeding. If you did this regularly, you may find your milk supply becoming lower OR run the risk of plugged...
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    Re: Possible to skip a night?

    Keep in mind that if he misses the evening feeding he's come to expect, his nursing pattern may change and he may attempt to make up for it at some time during the night...or not.
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