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    Re: How do I know bottle is enough

    I think 4oz is enough for one feed for a 5 week old. However, if you are not sure, you can offer the breats after bottle. (sorry, if bottle is being given so that you can rest, can DH bring baby to...
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    Re: New Here and exclusively pumping

    Rest assured, your baby won't be hungry. If she is, she will be sure to tell you. If she does not cry, eat her little fingers, search for bottle, she is not hungry now.

    Observe her to let her...
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    Re: Experience with WhisperWear pumps?

    Sorry, no experience with those.

    but question... clean hands is important while pumping. Not that desk/office is unclean, but, how to handle breast pump parts and work, all that with clean...
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    Re: You know you're a nursing Mommy when...

    you show up to your men-only office with electric breastpump and proudly answer to their "your gonna do what?!?"

    Ladies you have given me the laughter of my life! Cover the spit up (when I dont...
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    Re: A question on pumping

    As they get bigger they will eat other things too, but the BM consumption kind of "plateaus". I pumped 4-6 ok twice a day, and that was enough for him, most times, until I got home. At night, I...
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    Re: Could this be a bad latch?

    Massage and "dipping" breast in hot water helped me reduce the pain. Giving the sore breast last, helped too.

    Feeding every hour can make you tired. Would you consider a pacifier? Mayeb he wants...
  7. Temas: Help

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    Re: Help

    No, it's not a lost cause.

    I was supplementing for the first 4 weeks like one or to feeds of formula, the rest BM. At week 5, I was able to return to BM alone.

    Eat pleanty. I mean, really...
  8. Re: Very long Thread, but anyone who has time to read please do...Im desperate!

    We all experienced this frustration, you are not alone.

    The pain is very real, and it will last for a few more weeks. I know two/four more weeks of this pain feel like an eternity, but you can...
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    Re: Growth Spurt?

    Right when I thought I had it all figured out, DS came up with what you describe, either unexpectedly long naps, or crazy hungry. I could never match these symptoms with the usual 3 week or X-week...
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    Re: let LO sleep or wake him up?

    "What do you think?"

    By all means, let him sleep. 3.5 months ols and 16 lbs sounds great. it is normal that he will go longer periods of time without eating. 4 or 5 feeds per day should be about...
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    Re: Feeding frequency?

    If baby falls sleep, she has got enough to eat. She might be just too young for a two hour nap, but soon she will start sleeping 6 hours at night, which will help you a lot.

    I am affraid there...
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    Re: Really need encouragement

    Your sadness is very normal.

    Please know that feeding your daughter with love is what's most imporant. Breastfeeding has ended, but she got all your antibodies during the first months of life...
  13. Temas: ouch

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    Re: ouch

    I am unable to advice on the bruise, if that it's what you have.
    But if the pain persists, which, by the way, breasfeeding might be painful for several weeks (8 weeks in my case) even if you & baby...
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    Re: baby is sick....im engorged!?

    The solids won't do if he is sick.. he is just not interested. Express your milk if you are engored. Go ahead and freeze it, he will probabli not take it in a bottle until he is fully recovered. ...
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    Re: introducing solids-smaller boobs?

    Yeap! same to me.

    I dont think it has anything to do with introducing solids, thought. At month 7 or so, I started noticing the same, and now (month 9) I am back into my pre-pregancy bra size....
  16. Re: Should I restart breastfeeding? Baby 6 days old.

    If I were in your situation, yes, I would restart bfeeding.

    The reasons why you chose bottle feed are very valid. I had very similar concerns. When I weighted the options, it did not seem like...
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    Re: Spit up worries

    how old is she?? If this is preventing her from gaining weight ask your pediatritian.
    My LO started doing the same thing at 5 weeks. Pediatritian sent me for an ecography on his stomach and things...
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    Re: support person

    wow... I wish you were my MIL!!!

    Seeking answers from this forum is probably the best advice out there. The answers are obviusly hepful... but even more helpful is to realize that we are not the...
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    Re: After problems I want to restart BF..help

    don't let anyone make you feel guilty about anything! Yes, you wanna BF, yes you have had to feed formula sometimes. Your have made the best decision given the circumstances at THAT moment.
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  20. Temas: zantac

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    Re: zantac

    I live in a place where they don't beleive in reflux in babies. When our LO was spitting uo heaving, even throwing up started at week 5, Dr. recommended some some medication that worked only...
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    Re: Sleeping and Eating Issues

    Your have got plenty of good advice to handle the "distraction portion".

    As for the MIL - easier said than done when it comes to totally dismiss her...
    If she didn't BF, dont take advice from...
  22. Temas: some help

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    Re: some help

    you are so NOT alone!! It is indeed stressful when hubby is not very very supportive... it affects self confidence.

    Similar situation here. Of course, every couple is different, I can tell you...
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    Re: Foremilk/Hindmilk???

    Foremilk is just as nutritious... it's NOT like water! Just because it's more transparent does not mean that baby needs it less that the hindmilk. The hindmilk has fat, that is, I think the main...
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    Re: Anyone pumping almost exclusively?

    Regarding the pump, I have used the medela in style, the avent Manual and the avent electric. I was always able to pump more with the avent (either manual or electric). that little "petal coussion"...
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    Re: pumping while breasfeed - how?

    Thanks for the responses! I am proud to say that I succeeded!!! baby on football hold on one hand and manual pump on the other. Multiple cushions do the rest. Baby curious about pump, but happy to...
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