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    Is she getting enough?

    My DD is almost 14 months. I nurse her once in the morning then again in the evening. She only nurses about 3 minutes on each side. But sounds like she is getting some wonderful swallows in...and...
  2. Re: Introducing solid when baby has food sensitivities from breast milk...how?

    I think this question is great question for your babies physician. That would concern me that he has bloody stools this long. I would discuss this with a doc. Personally, I would not give any...
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    Re: A Few ?'s

    I had to start both of my kids out on the sippy cups with the soft spouts. I started them out young though, 6-7 months. Whenever I started them on solids I started the sippy cups as well.

    Have...
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    Re: exclusive pumping the answer?... now w/ update & follow up question!

    Yes, you can take fenugreek for awhile and then stop without a drop in supply. But I don't think you need to take it. You said he is gaining weight well and his urine output is good. Trying to...
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    Re: pumping schedule suggestions

    If your little one is still waking at night to feed, then yes, pump at work when you can to help maintain your supply.

    When I went back to work night shift when my LO was 12 weeks, my little one...
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    Re: Storage questions

    Sure, you can deforst the cubes in the fridge overnight. It's a personal perference, but I always warmed my kids food to at least room temp. (I hate to eat cold meals/food so I assumed they would...
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    Re: Weaning Pumping!

    Your best option is to slowly cut back your pumping time everyday. Instead of pumping for the full 20 mins or however long you pump each session, subtract 5 mins. Soon you should be able to drop a...
  8. Re: Transitioning from EP to BF- suggestions?

    Yes! It can be done. My best suggestion is keep offering your breast at every feeding prior to giving a bottle.

    Some people may warn against this but try a nipple shield. My little one took...
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    Re: Milk is suddenly cut in half

    Also try this, when your flow rate is slower when pumping, help empty the breast and stimulate more milk production my squeezing your breasts down towards the shield to get more milk out.
    Also, if...
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    Re: Milk is suddenly cut in half

    How old is your little one? When you are together and nursing, is his wet diaper output fine?

    My little one is 12 months and about 5 weeks ago I noticed a major drop when I pumped at work. ...
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    Re: making it work...

    If you can keep her on the breast and encourage her, then do; it is easier then being an exclusive pumper. Trust me! Been there, done that. And I choose to pump due to my weird work schedule. ...
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    Re: Thrush and my freezer stash

    Yes, I wouldn't store any of your milk till all signs are gone. Pump and use the milk, do not freeze it. Freezing doesn't kill thrush. If you have frozen any of it since the signs of thrush,...
  13. Re: Switching to electric pump - will my supply mess up

    I think your supply will do fine with going from manual to electric.
    I've used my electric most of the time, but the few times when I was exclusively pumping, my hand pumped the same amount out. Now...
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    Re: pumped milk with thrush

    Yes, you can only use that milk while being treated for thrush.
    If you freeze it and use it later on, you will most likely cause your LO to develop thrush again and start the awful cycle again.
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    Re: pumps are messing up.

    I don't have any advice. I've never been able to hand express my milk.
    But I can tell you since I've used an electric pump mostly 100% of the time, the few times I try to use my hand/manual pump...
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    Re: Working and storing my milk

    I would stick it in the refrigerator at work, then in the freezer at your home if not going to use right away. Freshly expressed milk should be made cold before freezing.
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    skins

    Should I peel the skins off of any fruit prior to feeding to my DD? I'm sure she would love to try some cherries and grapes.
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    Re: another poop q...

    What you’re explaining is normal poop. It's going to be less runny then you're used to because you're giving her more substance to eat versus just liquids.
    (Warning...when you give carrots her...
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    Re: Milk freezing question

    Yes, you can freeze milk that is in the fridge, you want to chill the milk before freezing actually. I'm not sure where I read this, but I've read it is best to freeze milk within 6 hours of pumping...
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    Re: Do you get support?

    Congrats and Good for you!!! :clap
    There is nothing wrong with pumping only. (I did/do it by choice!) Would they be just as unsupportive if you were putting baby up to the breast?
  21. Possible Vasospasm vs Thrush vs ?

    I need help. My nipples are so sore over the last 2 weeks. They are not cracked and appear fine in appearance, well maybe a bit pinker then normal.
    I’m pretty sure her latch is good. It doesn’t...
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    Mommy Hormones

    Sorry, I’m not sure where to post this.

    My hair is falling out, horribly. I remember this happening with my DS shortly after his birth but I didn’t BF him. My DD is 5.5months old and strictly...
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    Re: Use Microwave?

    How old is the expressed milk? Is it frozen or from the fridge? Have you done tests to see how long it stays sweet in the fridge before it changes to rancid?

    Here is the link to the thread on...
  24. Re: Desperate for advice....frustated with worry...whats going on?

    ((hugs)) Breastfeeding is so hard. You are doing great.
    It sounds like you are doing well. I agree with the others, it sounds like he is getting what he needs in that short nursing session. ...
  25. Re: My bottlefed daughter latched on using a nipple shield!!!

    Woo Hoo! What a great accomplishment for both of you! Trust me, it only gets easier everytime she up to breast!
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