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    Shield weaning - any advice??

    My DD is 11 weeks and we've been using the shield since day 1 due to my slightly flatter than normal nipples. I'm so ready to be done with it!! I've tried offering breast first and she cries until I...
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    Re: The best birth control?

    I agree that the timing method doesn't always work; that's how I have my LO. :) not that I would change anything...but still, I won't use that method again unless I'm willing to get pg.

    My...
  3. Suggestions for introducing the bottle

    My DH and I tried to give our 10 week DD a bottle of expressed BM this afternoon. It was a total failure - she screamed and cried and resisted for 30mintues at which point I stepped in and said...
  4. Re: Just got bc, what should I look out for?

    So I just completed my first month on traditional low dose pills. I was pretty nervous about my supply and freaked myself out a few times when my DD decided to comfort nurse or just needed a little...
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    Re: Advice on leaving LO 1 night/wk

    Thanks for all of the advice! I'm feeling less nervous about it now; I'll make sure to leave a little milk behind for them, just in case.

    She hasn't ever taken a bottle before - should we do a...
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    Advice on leaving LO 1 night/wk

    I will be attending an exercise class once a week for about an hour and a half (with drive time) in the evening. My DD (8 weeks old, 9 when I start the class) will be home with DH. She tends to...
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    Some questions at 7 weeks

    My DD is 7 weeks old and has recently started spacing out her feedings to 2 1/2 or 3 hours (sometimes I think she'd nap through her day time feedings, but I won't let her go more than 3 hours between...
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    Re: When to let Baby Sleep

    Yes, during growth spurts all bets are off!! We can spend the entire day with her snuggled onto my breast and she's up every couple of hours at night. But I'd rather her eat, grow, and be happy than...
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    When to let Baby Sleep

    My DD is 5 weeks old. Since she was born I've been waking her up every 3 hours to eat during the day (that is, if she doesn't wake up herself). This helped tremendously in getting her to sleep...
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    Re: Comfort sucking -a question

    Yes to the questions about my pinky...

    I'll look into the pacifiers you mentioned, thanks!
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    Re: Emptying breast?

    Thanks! Makes me feel better to know I'm on the right track. :)
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    Comfort sucking -a question

    My 5 week DD seems to want to use me as a pacifier! I don't mind so much during the day, but in the middle of the night it gets a little old after a couple of hours. For the first few weeks she...
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    Emptying breast?

    An experienced mom friend told me that I will know when my breast is empty when my daughter does 2-3 long sucks per swallow. Is this right?

    Sometimes, using this method, I find that DD is still...
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