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    Re: Every 3 OR 4 hours?

    Typically, babies that are less than 6 months old eat 8 to 12 times per 24 hours. So eating every 4 hours would be 6 times per 24 hours and would be atypical. But, every baby's different!

    Good...
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    Re: Did my milk go away?

    Hey, lesdrunk! I think that there was a misunderstanding. That second list are things that are NOT signs that your baby is not getting enough milk. So if a woman can't express milk after her baby...
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    Re: Solids questions!

    I tend to agree with excited2bemama. I would think that with a 5-month-old, you really, really don't need to worry about getting iron from any source but your milk.

    I'm not quite sure why you're...
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    Re: Did my milk go away?

    Signs baby is getting enough milk:
    (1) Nurses as often and for as long as she wants, usually 8-12 times per 24 hours.
    (2) Has 6-8 wet and 3-4 messy diapers per day.
    (3) Gains weight appropriately...
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    Re: night weaning

    Doctors love telling parents that their kids don't need to get up at night after a certain age. Then they tell us to let our babies cry at night and not comfort them, or else they'll be spoiled....
  6. Re: foremilk, hindmilk, green poo, yello poo - confused!

    The baby is more efficient than a pump at getting milk out of your breasts.

    The baby stimulates milk production differently than a pump.

    So proud of you for working towards nursing your baby!...
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    Re: baby constantly hungry

    Watch for signs that he IS getting enough milk:
    (1) Nurses as often as he wants for as long as he wants, usu. 8-12 times/24 hours;
    (2) Has 6-8 wet and 3-4 messy diapers per day;
    (3) Gains weight...
  8. Temas: is it true?

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    Re: is it true?

    500 calories per day PER BABY! Yeah for twins!

    Does that change with older babies? Does it change when babies nurse less frequently?
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    Re: Throwing In The Towel

    Wow, this is hard! I have a couple of ideas--

    - Skin-to-skin contact, with no pressure to nurse. Just wear her around in a sling, without your shirt on, her in just her diaper. Or let her sleep on...
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    Re: No Hindmilk?

    That seedy texture is the milk curds from the fat in your milk. Good sign!

    This explanation of foremilk/hindmilk helped me--

    Your breasts make milk throughout the day, while your baby nurses...
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    Re: Urate crystals in urine

    Just a reminder that you can call a La Leche League Leader any time for FREE help! The links on this website will lead you there. Also, LLL meetings are AWESOME!

    Any time you worry about if your...
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    Re: son won't sleep

    The best solution is to sleep while he nurses! She can sleep reclined in a La-Z-Boy or in bed. Or sleep lying down while nursing. There are safe and unsafe ways to do this. The link Number3 posted...
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    Re: silly question!

    Your body MAKES milk FASTER when the breast is "empty". It might take a little longer for a let-down, so be prepared for him to squirm and fuss maybe. Don't give up and give a bottle, if you can...
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    Re: 7 days and milk still not in!

    Yeah, what Momma1 said!

    I'll be interested to hear how things go, marie123.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Tell for BFing.

    My babies do their own version of the ASL word for nursing: They rub their thumbtip and fingertips together. Or when extra desperate, Camie pulls at the bottom of my shirt.

    At nap or bed time, I...
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    Re: Do you wean after 1 year or by 1 year?

    Does she and do you want to wean?

    You actually started the weaning process the moment you gave your baby something besides breastmilk. So, it's begun!

    Your baby needs either breastmilk or...
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    Re: Can't Let Go

    I was in the same situation: I had to go back to work. But one day back full-time, and I knew we had to find a different solution. I just couldn't leave my precious child for someone else to raise. I...
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    Re: Lumpy, hard breast

    Cool, April, thanks for the advice. I can tell you've been through this before.

    I was really worried about it last night when I went to bed. The night feedings didn't seem to help at all. But...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    The body does get some nutrients out of foods that appear to be undigested. Beans and corn also seem to come out whole. But they get something out of it!
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    Lumpy, hard breast

    One quadrant of one of my breasts is lumpy and hard. I've had mild engorgement before, that goes away after my babies (almost-15-month twin girls) nurse. But this isn't going away!

    I've tried...
  21. Re: New Baby weaned sibling wants to nurse again?

    My 3.5-year-old was 10 months when weaned, 2.5 when her two sisters were born.

    In those first few crazy months, she asked to nurse a couple of times. I was quite sore, though, so I let her put her...
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    Re: BF Adopted Baby?

    I have read that sometimes adoptive moms that have never nursed a baby before may not be able to provide 100% breastmilk for their babies. You sound so eager, I encourage you to "count on" exclusive...
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    Re: Need Serious Help With Bf Plz???!

    How much formula are you giving per day? You can stop giving it cold turkey or you might need to wean her off the formula, depending on how much she takes.

    Look, breastfeeding hurts at first for a...
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    Re: Solids and Sleeping

    Some thoughts--

    Do you want to nurse past one year? If so, make sure you take it easy on (1) solids and (2) sleep training. Too much solids too soon and night weaning (before baby is ready) are...
  25. Re: How much meat does/did your 1 year old eat a day?

    By no means do I mean to pass judgement or be self-righteous, just want to pass on info that I have :)

    Bacteria sometimes found in raw milk cause infections that are most severe in children under...
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