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    Need reassurance!

    My son is 21 months old and it feels like he'll never wean. I am doing "don't offer, don't refuse", but he asks for it at least 5 times a day! As soon as he wakes up, he's asking for it, and when I...
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    Re: Weaning from the pump.....

    Here's an update at 1 year and 3 weeks....still pumping once per day (only at work) and getting almost enough for 1-2 bottles. Had a cold so the decongestant dried me up a little.

    Son just...
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    Re: Not a snuggle bug....

    Thanks for all your encouragement. I made a nursing necklace using a bracelet and that helped. He does like to nurse sitting up, so maybe I'll try the idea of standing up at the couch. Luckily I have...
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    Not a snuggle bug....

    I'm starting to get nervous that my 12 mo is going to be an early weaner. He is just so distractable (yes I've read the 5 month article on kellymom a dozen times). He ALWAYS has been and doesn't ever...
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    Re: FUNNY story

    I have a son who is 12 months and was wondering if he'd nurse his stuffed duck :-) Do you correct your sons and tell them only women nurse? Well, with the 1st pregnant man, who knows, maybe men will...
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    Re: Weaning from the pump.....

    Glad it has worked out for you both. I cut out my early morning before work pumping and hoping to keep one during the day for now. We'll see!
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    Weaning from the pump.....

    My LO just turned one and I am so ready to give up pumping. He nurses at 6:30am and then at 6:30 pm during the week and 4 times a day (wake, two naps, and before bed) on the weekends. Do you think...
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    Re: What am I doing wrong??

    Maybe you could see a different LCs? Different people have different suggestions, and they aren't wrong or right, just different! It doesn't hurt to try them all!

    I am a lactation counselor and...
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    Re: Tired of pumping...

    I think that is a good idea. maybe I'll try just pumping once a day at work, halfway between my usually pumping times.

    I'd love to give up my beofre work pumping session because I always feel...
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    Re: Tired of pumping...

    Beth- I have been blessed with a good supply. It compensates for my baby's tongue tie!
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    Re: Tired of pumping...

    Oh and I am away from him 6:30am-5pm. :cry
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    Re: Tired of pumping...

    My LO is nursing right when he wakes up and then again before bed, and once in the while wakes up in the middle of the night and I nurse him...wish it was a little less often, but oh well! If he...
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    Tired of pumping...

    Thought I'd post this here since I am so close to the 1 yr mark. Baby is 10 months old and I am sooo tired of pumping! He is still drinking four 5 oz bottles at daycare so I need to pump 3-4Xs a day...
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    Re: Thanks to nursing:

    Love this!
    -Thanks to nursing I haven't had to miss one day of work to care for a sick baby (played hookey a few days to play with a healthy baby though!)
    -Thanks to nursing none of the many...
  15. low supply at 9 mo. after illness

    I was sick last Monday with a stomach bug and haven't been able to get my supply back up. I have always had a GREAT supply but I am worried that because I'm already at 9 months my supply is more...
  16. Re: You know your baby wants solids when....

    I think I do! BTW my son is almost 9 mo. He loves his toy hammer. It makes cartoon-like sounds and flashes. Makes for a funning BF session.
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    He also tries to twist my nipple like he is trying to tune in the radio!

    Does anyone else's need to hold something in his other hand while he nurses? Yesterday he was holding a toy hammer with...
  18. You know your baby wants solids when....

    he tries to use his pincer grasp to pick up your nipple and pull it to your mouth like a human cheerio.
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    Re: sweet potato allergy??

    Today I sent him to daycare with only EBM and a little rice cereal. I'm going to hold off on all solids for a couple of days just to be sure. Not sure if it was sweet potato since it showed up 3 days...
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    Re: Too many solids?

    That is what I have been tryingt o do. But sometimes on the week nights my supply is low by the time he is ready to nurse before bed. So, I end up nursing and then topping off with a bottle. Do you...
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    Re: Too many solids?

    Thanks Jess. My name is Jess too. :gvibes. Sometimes I think if she feed him less during the day he'd want to nurse more when we are together.

    I really wanted to do baby led solids but I do not...
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    Re: sweet potato allergy??

    I was wondering the same thing about sweet potato. I starting giving it to my son 3 days ago and today when I picked him up from daycare he had a wicked daiper rash. Red with real little bumps and...
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    Too many solids?

    My son is 7.5 mo. I started solids at 6 months. He's always been a "picky" nurser and I am afraid I am setting him up for a complex! It took us a looooong time to get nursing down and now I hope I am...
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    Re: cook rice in BM?

    I actually do have a huge supply of BM in my freezer so I might try this! I probably have 2,000 ozs.

    So, I just bought brown rice cereal for my 6 mo son....but this poster mentioned "brown...
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    Re: Tongue issue and latching

    It might be a tongue tie.....here is a website where you can learn more about it...http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/bfhelp-tonguetie.html

    There are tongue/suck-training techniques you can try...
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