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    mucous and blood in green stool

    Hi Everyone,
    I am trying to give a mom some direction as to what could be the problem with her almost 4 month old daughter. Since last week her bm's have been green with flecks of blood and quite a...
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    Re: Teeth marks on nipples!

    We had this happen and I found a couple of things helped. The first thing we did was go back to latch and I would get my son to detatch and reattach until we found a more comfy latch just like when...
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    Re: Scared to start solids...

    My son had some problems with soy coming through my breastmilk and causing major stomach upset. We used a bit of cereal but mostly skipped over it and I used a food grinder to mix stuff like...
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    Re: 21 months and mostly nurses

    I think it sounds like you are following your daughters cues and feeding when she wants to eat. It is not possible nor smart to try and force solids on kids when they just don't want them and lots...
  5. Re: over weight baby, doctor wants me to wean!(long sorry)

    I can tell you that I got the same advice but on the opposite end of the scale. My underweight son was clearly not(according to the proffesionals) getting enough calories during the day and should...
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    Re: Baby doesn't take bottle but will take cereal

    We went through this too. You can also try those medicine syringe things (I can't remember exactly what they are called but they work well too. Congrats on the sippy! Good advice on the cereal. ...
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    Re: How much to feed?

    I thought I would also add to stick with slow flow or newborn nipples on the bottles. If your baby has to work to get the milk they are much less likely to have nipple confusion. I learned this the...
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    Re: 8 month old and constipation

    I just thought i would add that your baby likely does not have a medical condition just an immature digestive system. Your baby has been used to digesting food only in a liquid form up until this...
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    Re: Constipation/Hard stools in my 9 month old

    Not that I am wanting to disagree with everyone about the dehydration possibility but constipation is often not a result of dehydration. My son breastfed a lot and got plenty of fluids but was still...
  10. Re: Update on previous post about needing serious help

    I thought I would add that we just had our son at the doc because of an ear infection(he is 22months) and thakfully it is only his third but with that said the doc who loked at him 2 days after...
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    Re: looking for new positions

    Try going to google and do a google image search entering in breastfeeding position. A whole bunch of images will come up including some of the regular ones but also some like a seated cradle and...
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    Re: Constipation/Hard stools in my 9 month old

    I just thought I would add a few more things. One thing I forgot to mention is that the flax seed oil is also good for your baby containing essential fatty acids etc. so as well as helping with the...
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    Re: Constipation/Hard stools in my 9 month old

    We had a horrible time with constipation from the time we started solids on. My son was at the pediatrition a number of times on stool softener, suppostitories, etc. It wasn't until I started...
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    Re: DH wants to start solids...

    I also respond that the American Pediatric Association reccomends that breastmilk be the only food for the first 6 months of life. I also say that if a baby is exclusively breastfed for the first 6...
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    Re: EBM does not freeze

    I find the higher the sugar content the longer it takes things to freeze and it sometimes needs to be colder. Maybe this milk has a higher sugar content.
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    Re: Skin Flaking off Aerolas!

    If you are diagnosed with thrush I highl reccomend acidopholis. There is a great company called Udo's Choice that makes an adult's blend and an infant's blend. Worked like a charm for us!
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    Re: can you breastfeed and bottlefeed?

    I just thought I would mention one of the disadvantages that we ran into while breastfeeding and bottlefeeding. I returned to work at about 4 months for 4 hours a day. My son was a feed every...
  18. Temas: self-weaning

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    Re: self-weaning

    My son was a very fast gainer in the first 6 months and he totally stalled around a year. I introduced a sippy cup with water at about 10 months because he was just too busy to stop and nurse and...
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    Re: constipation with intro of solids?

    We had lots of experience with constipation after starting solids. We followed all the rules, no rice, no banana, etc. to no avail. About every three days my son, who was still largely bf would...
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    Re: What food did you start first?

    I started right around 6 months and began with bananas(watch for constipation) mixed with breastmilk, then avocado, then yams. I then went for homemade brown rice cereal, peaches, red lentils,...
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    Re: Too early for solids?

    My son, who is now 22 months, is off the charts for weight and has been since he was about 6 months. He started dropping when I introduced solids so I am not convinced solid food has anything to do...
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    Re: Breast Tenderness after weaning

    I had a lot of breast tenderness with the pill and I was always on either low estrogen or progesterone only pill. The pill didn't ever agree with my body so we opted for other bc. I know this was...
  23. Temas: reflux???

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    Re: reflux???

    My son was diagnosed with reflux at about 2 months after lots of spit up some very strong(nose etc.) lots of hiccuping etc. They did an ultrasound of his stomach and also discovered his pyloric...
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    Re: night waking because of weaning?

    I know that everyone goes straight to teething everytime a routine changes but I think this was around the time my son started getting his eye teeth. He had been a good sleeper since about 1 year...
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    Re: Self weaning at 9mos?

    Like all things with kids the best advice I got when going through the nursing strike was "this too shall pass". A small consellation when you are in the thick of it. It likely won't go back to how...
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