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    Re: Baby Vitamins?

    There is a good section in The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding that details baby vitamins. One of the best points it makes is that even though iron and vitamin D levels are "low" in breastmilk, some...
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    Re: your choice of blenders for baby food

    We have a small Cuisinart food processor that I use almost every day, less now because DS is finally feeding himself chunks of food. The blades are very sharp, its very durable, and I can put all the...
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    Re: Striking a nerve in breast?

    Provided you aren't getting over mastitis or taking antibiotics which can lead to thrush, its likely she just sucked waaay too hard. Once my son got the hang of nursing around 6 weeks of age, he had...
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    Re: New Here and have a question

    Your son sounds like he is probably ready for new foods. Sometimes cereal isn't always the best way to go, however. "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" published by LLL suggests a good solid food to...
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    Re: Help! Baby Broke out in Hives!

    Think back over the past couple of days before your son got the hives. Was anyone who handles the baby doing yardwork like mowing or weeding? Do you know of anywhere around your house or on your...
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    Re: allergies and cereal study?

    With everything else, your individual baby will give you the signs as to when he or she is ready for solid foods. I tend to be wary of these studies because so many of them are done for the sole...
  7. Re: does breast milk NEED to be heated for consumption?

    No, breast milk does not need to be heated, and you will save yourself hassle by getting baby used to drinking the milk chilled. Also, heating the milk, even if its the recommended way of placing the...
  8. Re: 9 mos: can I wean even if he doesn't take a bottle or sippy well?

    More often than not, biting and chewing is a sign that he is getting teeth. Does he have any teeth yet? If not, this could be the time. My son is 10 months old, got his two bottom teeth at 6 months,...
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    Re: Preparing for breastfeeding?

    Hello and welcome to the board! Your mom had a great idea to send you here. The majority of preparation you need to do before you breastfeed your baby is mental. On top of learning all you can from...
  10. Temas: Help

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    Re: Help

    He is refusing to take his paci now and is throwing up all the time. Thanks, Jennifer

    Has he always spit up after feedings? How much is he throwing up? Sometimes its easy for bottle fed babies to...
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    Re: SNS: What do you think?

    Using a SNS is a great idea, and has the added benefit of stimulating the breasts to make milk. I used one for a little while, and they are easy to use. Just remember to turn the side you aren't...
  12. Temas: Help

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    Re: Help

    Hello :) What kind of trouble are you having? Supply issues? Trouble pumping? Sadness at being away from baby? Whatever it is, we're all here to help:)
  13. Re: 9 mos: can I wean even if he doesn't take a bottle or sippy well?

    Wow you sure have a lot on your plate right now! I can sympathize with you. My family moved 2000 miles across the country twice in three months. I am going to include some links regarding weaning and...
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    Re: Can one breast start producing less milk?

    Hello :) Yes, one breast can produce less milk than the other, especially if you are favoring one over the other during feedings. I did this for a while, favoring my right over my left, and I started...
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    Re: Thrush concern

    Taking the antibiotics alone can often trigger a bout of thrush. Anything that is out of the ordinary for you, such as the pins and needles feeling during letdown, if you don't normally have that,...
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    Re: Baby ear plugs?

    This all depends on where you will be going. My mom's fiance drag races and they've seen lots of babies at the track. I'm pretty sure the one they frequent the most sells earplugs for kids, but I...
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    Re: Prescription Drug in colostrum

    Hello. I'm so sorry to hear you are under the weather. Uti's are such a drag. I used to get them constantly, but pregnancy seems to have alleviated the problem. I have been prescribed Macrobid many...
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    Re: prep for a weekend away

    Hello! Good for you on getting a weekend off! I'm green with envy:D Here are some of my ideas based on your post:

    You mentioned DD still nurses during the night. Perhaps you can give her some EBM...
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    Re: Only Avacado

    Hello there! Hey avocado is great. I'd be happy she wants to eat that instead of vanilla wafers LOL. Anyways, I know you want to keep her eating different things. I've found the best way to do that...
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    Re: Tender Breast and Redness

    I've never had mastitis, but a badly clogged duct brought me pretty close. Both of my breasts had red streaks and every time I had a let down it felt like fire. My LLL leader suggested that my milk...
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    Re: cracked and bleeding nipples

    I'm so sorry to hear you are in pain. :( You did the right thing by correcting the latch on though. It is very important you heal the cracked skin, otherwise you could leave yourself vulnerable to...
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    Re: kicks and squirms while eating

    My son did the same thing, right around the same age as well. It was also around that point that my let down reflex began to slow down, and that frustrated him. Nursing in public was a challenge...
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    Re: What do the cries mean!?

    I think it takes everyone a bit of time to decipher baby's cries. Paddy's cries didn't really start to become different with each need until later on, like 6 months at least. Before then it was just...
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    Re: Paxil

    Most of what I have heard/experienced with Paxil is not good. However, I DO know that Zoloft is safe during breastfeeding, and the most commonly prescribed. It also has less side effects too. Talk...
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    Re: You WON'T Breastfeed!!

    ROFL thank your mom for giving me a good laugh, will ya? My son is 10 months old and I am 32 weeks pregnant with his brother. If YOU can't breastfeed, then someone should make a LAW against ME doing...
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