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    BLS - are blackberries safe?

    Hi again -

    We're a ways into BLS now, after dealing with the apple choking incident (yes, that was me :o). So things are going well (she LOVES it and will not accept food that I feed her - she...
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    Re: HELP BLS'ers! She choked!

    We're doing much better here. She's had some avocado and some soft carrot and all with no problem. We're rolling it in rice cereal (the slippery veggies anyway) and that is helping. I was hoping...
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    Re: HELP BLS'ers! She choked!

    Great tip - thanks!

    It was seriously scary, but she is totally fine now, and I'm going to give BLS another go tomorrow. I simply love the idea of skipping purees and going to finger foods - it...
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    Re: HELP BLS'ers! She choked!

    Thanks ladies, for all the help!!

    After reading this and the other responses, I obviously shouldn't have given her apple! I will wait on it and follow your suggestions. I did give it to her in...
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    Re: HELP BLS'ers! She choked!

    DD is 6 months, and shows pretty much all signs of being ready - interested in our food, sitting well on her own, etc., though her pincer grasp is still developing and isn't there yet.

    so how...
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    HELP BLS'ers! She choked!

    Hi there,

    I'm wondering if any BLSers can give me some advice? We are just starting solids here and while I did purees with my other 2, I wanted to try BLS with this DD. I read some posts here...
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    Re: discouraging news re: tongue

    First, :hug to you. Tongue problems are so frustrating and tough, and nursing a newborn is challenging enough in its own right. Good for you for sticking with it. We haven't had the exact same...
  8. Re: trying to relactate, need better pump~~suggestions

    I don't have experience with relactation but wanted to send you lots of strength and a big :clap for working at it - it must be hard! I have a Medela (Pump in Style) and it works well for me. And...
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    Re: 13oz in 3 months

    I read often and don't post enough, but I had to jump in to say your DD looks absolutely sweet. And lean is not a word I'd use to describe her in the least. I was skimming the thread, saw the pic,...
  10. Re: does one pump session a day build supply?

    Thank you all soo much for the encouragement and the affirmations! It IS hard to move away from what I've known so far. And to come to terms with the fact that she is a slower grower and smaller...
  11. does one pump session a day build supply?

    So I am working on weaning DD off her top ups (down to a few ounces per day of EBM in a bottle). The LC and nutritionist are encouraging me to ditch the top ups all together since we're down to soo...
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    Re: bf in public

    i also do two tops - and tank and anything else over top. But to make it even easier on myself, I buy cheap tanks and then cut two holes in the tank where my breasts would be. This means that I can...
  13. Re: Am I hurting baby (slow grower, no formula)?

    That is fascinating to hear about all your siblings and sizes - such a huge range! Thanks for sharing. It's quite comforting actually.



    No worries on hijacking - I'm glad to hear the...
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    Re: Failure to Thrive??

    Not an expert here and no personal experience. But your situation sounds similar to my close friend's son. He actually dropped fully off the charts by 9 or 10 months, and also had a strong reaction...
  15. Re: Am I hurting baby (slow grower, no formula)?

    I didn't even think of that with the dipes - I have like 8 different kinds! I will make myself crazy so I'm going to stop. She is looking great and eating much better this week. In fact her weigh...
  16. Re: Am I hurting baby (slow grower, no formula)?

    First, I've got to figure out how to quote properly. Excuse the bad posting etiquette.
    Helpful helpful! Seriously guys, this site is my support system these days when my friends and family are...
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    Re: Weight gain checkup

    Not a lot of experience here, just wanting to offer you support and encouragement. We are also dealing with slow gain (also tight frenulum and posterior tongue tie diagnosis), so I know it can be...
  18. Re: Am I hurting baby (slow grower, no formula)?

    Thank you SO much for the encouragement and support. I think I'm a bit anxious with this babe because of her slow start.

    The ped is mostly not concerned, but on the weeks that she has a poor...
  19. Am I hurting baby (slow grower, no formula)?

    Ok, so I have a thousand questions (and this is my THIRD baby!) and I'm really hoping for some help. Please bear with me - it's a long story. Here's the stats:
    - DD is nearly 3 months
    - she was...
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    Re: Dr Jack Newman

    my doc was on holidays and forgot to make the referral. they took me anyway and asked me to send the referral later...
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    Re: Dr Jack Newman

    Jack Newman is great. I was just in his office on Wednesday this week. They will absolutely waive the fee. Just book your appointment and then when you go, you fill out a form and they actually...
  22. Re: 5 week old, troubles, and lots of questions!

    I'm new to the forum and no expert, but have BF'd 2 babies for 2 years each and am doing my best to BF my newest daughter. She is also a sleepy one and does exactly what your son is doing. I made a...
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    Re: Posterior Tongue-tie

    So that's good gain without supplements! But I TOTALLY understand about the current situation not feeling manageable (the non stop nursing). I also have not felt like my situation has been feasible...
  24. Re: Will it ever get better (10 week old)?

    Thank you soo much for your kind words of support. It helps so much to hear other's experiences and to know that it's worth the struggle.

    I saw Dr. Newman yesterday and he clipped her tie right...
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    Re: Posterior Tongue-tie

    I'm in the midst of all this too with my 10 weeker and my supply is still not regulated. Some days she's sleepy and doesn't eat much and it feels like even just one day of that and my supply tanks. ...
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