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  1. Re: No let-down for 17 month old-Is this the end of BFing?

    You know, ive had the same issue, I've been getting nervous that I may be drying up completely. I even nurse more than you do at 6 times a day and sometimes in the night if my husband wakes him up...
  2. still bf, but does he need other liquids

    Ok, I actually made it to a year and a day! Breastfeeding has gotten so much better since the early months. I am currently wondering if my son needs other fluids, he eats 3 square meals plus snacks...
  3. Re: should i still be bf 8 times/day @ 11 m?

    My son is far from picky...he is actually eating a slice of red onion from my sandwitch right now....I just thought I'd see what he would do with it...he likes it. Anyway, I am going to use...
  4. should i still be bf 8 times/day @ 11 m?

    So despite breast constriction, perpetual low supply, tongue tie, poor suck, & not getting good advice until I got onto this forum I have made it to 11 months with the help of a donor mom and prayer....
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    my solids glutton

    So my son is 11 months next week. He gets two meals a day; the first after nursing in the morning and the second in the evening when my husband and I have dinner. I limit his food to about 3 oz since...
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    Re: Breastfeeding Problems

    1bag per cup. I have a 6 cup tea pot so I would just fill it totally, add the bags and cover, steeping for 10 minutes before chucking the bags. Squeeze the bags really good before you toss em...
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    Re: Breastfeeding Problems

    With that tea, you have to drink A LOT. I drank 6-8 cups a day. I made it all in a tea pot and once the tea cooled I dranknit as iced tea. It gets a little old after a while but that is what I did to...
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    Re: Breastfeeding Problems

    If you want to kick start your supply back to where you were, I would suggest a nursing vacation paired with a galactagogue like more milk plus by mother love. I have always had supply problems and...
  9. Re: Facing many challenges, looking for support (*long*)

    Ok, so thee is a lot I can suggest...the first is a nursing vacation. Only nurse, don't offer solids, no other fluids, and within a day her appetite will soar. By the next day your supply should...
  10. Re: How to BF without supplementing with IGT?

    I was just going to post about igt...hypoplasia...which I have, wondering about others who have grown their supply with additional pregnancies and nursing. I'm on my first baby and am starting to...
  11. Re: Pumping after every feeding, taking fenugreek, hopeless

    Ok, I have been where you are...worse actually because I have insufficient glandular tissue and my son had tongue tie. The professional lactation consultants at the hospital even told me to give up....
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    Re: Don't know how I'm going to make it

    In the first 4 months of being a bf mom I was overwhelmed like you. I have breast constriction...let me tell you what that is... deflated tubular breasts that are unsightly, far apart have flat...
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    Re: moral support needed

    I had several months of my son having bad gas as a side effect of galactagogues I was taking for my low supply. He was squirmy and up constantly screaming in the night. I had to roll on my back and...
  14. Re: Leaky Lansinoh storage bags -- anyone else have this iss

    I get some donated milk and I supply my donor mom with lansinoh bags because the medela ones were sooooooo awful and leaky and tough to pour from. The lansinoh bags do sometimes break apart at the...
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    Re: Yogurt? How early is okay?

    You know when you do introduce yogurt you can make your own. Its super easy. All you need is whole milk a stove, a meat or cooking thermometer, some starter culture from plain yogurt like Dannon...
  16. Re: Feeling pressure? about feeding solids

    About sipped cups....I only offer about 1/2 oz of fruit and water puree in these sippee cups...
  17. Re: Feeling pressure? about feeding solids

    My son is 9 months and he loves eating and feeding himself. He could eat solids all day if I let him. Had my mom babysit for 2 hours while my husband and I went out for our anniversary and she spent...
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    Re: If you have taken Domperdione...

    I began taking domperidone when my son was 6 months old. I have had very low supply (about 14 oz a day at best) and have tried everything to help it increase. I was on motherlove more Milk special...
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    Re: Iron sources

    On the black strap molasses, there are some great bread recipes that call for it. We make our own whole wheat bread so that's what I use to give it color and flavor. Oatmeal of left to cool becomes...
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    Re: Iron sources

    Apricots also have iron, my son adores apricots but they're hard to come by fresh and organic and usually lack flavor. I buy unsulfured dried apricots from trader Joe's and hydrate them a bit in some...
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    too much food?

    My son is 9 months and when I feed him, he clears his tray and could keep eating if you gave him more. My mom babysat for a few hours last night and fed him what I suggested but because he kept...
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    Re: subject: unpleasant...poop

    We don't eat a lot of processed foods and meat anymore. We eat a ton of vegitables and fruit though. I am trying to up our grain and legumes diversity too. I cloth diaper so I have a lot of...
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    subject: unpleasant...poop

    So my son is 9 months and he has been eating solids for about 2 months and his poop is very faint smelling. I cloth diaper and its actually very hard to know when he has a poopy diaper because I...
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    Re: Solids and BLS.... getting frustrated

    Have you tried steamed zuccini, its very much like a puree in texture and very watery so its easy to swallow. My son could pick up those pieces of cubed zuccini when he was still all thumbs and chew...
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    whats the next best thing now

    So I have low supply and my donor mom's child is consuming more of her pumped milk now that he has switched day time care Providers. I am not going to ask her to change anything in her life or her...
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