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    Re: Going back to work..

    My advice is to cosleep (if you are not already doing so) and nurse freely so your baby gets most of his milk at night - reverse cycling.
    I went back to work at 14weeks with my 2nd. I barely had a...
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    Re: Poop still green on day 6

    Thanks. I definitely do a lot of that to keep him awake. But if I switch sides, won't that interfere with him getting enough hind milk?
    I'm trying to nurse him longer on a side incase that is the...
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    Re: Poop still green on day 6

    Baby gained 2oz from day 3 to day 5. Getting weight check again on Monday.
    He is only the boob pretty much constantly but he nurse-sleeps a lot of the time.
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    Re: Poop still green on day 6

    Thanks. I would be shocked to have over supply as this is my third and I've never had a great supply.
    I do notice a quick letdown though.
    I'm going to try longer feedings on each side.
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    Poop still green on day 6

    I know there are a ton of posts about green poop. My son is 6days old. He is pooping and peeing well and has started gaining weight. However, I'm still not seeing mustardy yellow. His are still on...
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    Re: Thyroid issues. Advice/encouragement

    Thanks rakoonz. I definitely was not being supressed and was actually on the hypo end of 3.5 when I got pregnant. I had an extremely rare form of thyroid cancer (called medualary). Only 1000 cases a...
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    Re: Thyroid issues. Advice/encouragement

    Thank you rakoonz. That is helpful. It is great to hear other people's experiences.
    At first my endo said to stay on the 200 and get tested but I was not happy with this and think 200 is too high...
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    Re: Thyroid issues. Advice/encouragement

    Thanks Lisa. My endo and my high risk OB both think I should stay on this dosage and say that it is the hyper end of the spectrum but not really hyper at this stage off pregnancy. I was only on...
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    Re: Thyroid issues. Advice/encouragement

    Thanks. Yes, I have seen the KellyMom link. Medications are not the issue for me. I think hypo makes it difficult but I have read that hyper can also affect supply. It can take weeks to adjust to a...
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    Re: Thyroid issues. Advice/encouragement

    I meant hyper end. Thanks.
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    Re: Thyroid issues. Advice/encouragement

    Thanks. Any advice on where levels should be for optimal bfing? I am on the hypo end (TSH at .125) now and have been instructed to drop to 150 after delivery. I am worried it will take me too long to...
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    Thyroid issues. Advice/encouragement

    Hello. I am due with my 3rd boy in about 2 weeks. I did not have any thyroid issues in the past but last year I had my thyroid removed due to a rare form of thyroid cancer.
    My thyroid levels have...
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    Re: lying down while nursing

    this is all very interesting b/c I have an easier time nursing from my TOP breast. It happens to be my left which is a little bigger. Both of my boobs are a little too taut b/c of a previous breat...
  14. Re: am I waiting too long to introduce the bottle?

    Thanks! Anyone wait this long and have a smooth breast to bottle transition?
  15. medela freestyle - while driving and other questions

    I have a PIS but after reading about the Freestyle, I decided to splurge and buy one. I go back to work at about 14 weeks. The main reason I am splurging is b/c I have to pump in the car (I travel...
  16. am I waiting too long to introduce the bottle?

    Hello - my DS is almost 8 weeks old and I will be going back to work when he is about 14 weeks old. I haven't yet introduced a bottle or pumped at all and now I am reading that perhaps I should have...
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