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    Re: Made it to 6 months!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats!!! Great job! :clap
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    Re: working, feeding, pumping schedule

    Hi there! Just to break it down and put things in perspective about bottle amounts is to leave 1-1.5 oz of milk per hour you are away from baby. I am on my phone and it is hard for me to determine...
  3. Re: Pump Supply down after pumping for a year

    Hi! Great job pumping so long! I pumped til 12 months with my daughter and plan to go til 12 months with my current 9 month old. Two ideas for you: have you considered adding pumping sessions at home...
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    Re: Questions about starting BLS

    I mash the sweet potato and squash. You could cut into cubes or wedges raw and roast or steam that way and it might be a little easier for baby to pick up. My son will pick up a piece of anything...
  5. Re: Driving myself crazy with nursing to sleep!

    Oh ok, I see you mentioned that earlier too, sorry I missed that part. :) I think the pp's have established that nursing to sleep is not going to give the baby bad sleep habits, but it sounds like...
  6. Re: Driving myself crazy with nursing to sleep!

    I noticed that you said that you have been trying to transfer to crib for a nap, but before that were you bed sharing? http://www.llli.org/faq/cosleep.html
    That is the one thing that has really...
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    Re: Questions about starting BLS

    Hello! My baby is 9 months old and I have a 4 year old as well. We did baby-led solids with my 4 year old almost exclusively (no purées) when she turned 6 months old. This time around we have been...
  8. Re: Driving myself crazy with nursing to sleep!

    Hi! Both of my children have nursed to sleep and have slept on or near a person for a good portion of their baby-hood. My 4 year old now sleeps like a champ in her big girl bed and I am hopeful this...
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    Re: working, feeding, pumping schedule

    Hi there!! I have to say right off that figuring this stuff out might take a little trial and error because you never know what baby will do! And how you will respond to the pump. :). For me...
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    Re: is sterilising really necessary

    Happy to help! :) I have the ice pack in there just to make sure the bags stay cool. I don't know if they are necessary though, I bring the ice pack anyway to make sure everything stays cool on the...
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    Re: is sterilising really necessary

    I would say any pumping you can do for those days will be better than nothing! :) your plan sounds good! As for your regular work schedule, you wouldn't need to put the whole pump in the fridge,...
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    Re: is sterilising really necessary

    I wanted to add that I do this at work! I just put all the pump parts in a lidded container or ziplock bag and put them in the fridge at work in between sessions. Everything gets washed when I get...
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    Re: Opinions about breast pumps?

    Hi! Here is my 2 cents:

    I used an Ameda Purely Yours for my first baby and found that I was struggling to pump enough for my baby while at work so I had to add extra sessions at home and on the...
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    Re: is sterilising really necessary

    Hello! I am on baby #2 and working away from home. We only sterilized the bottles/pump parts at the beginning of me going back to work, which was in early November. Everyday everything gets washed...
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    Re: Crohns disease and breastfeeding

    Hello! I too have Crohn's and I am currently taking Humira. My G.I. says it is ok to breastfeed on this medication. However, I highly recommend contacting Infantrisk to get their expert opinion and...
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    Re: Low iron what to do

    I second trying the meat route for iron. Make sure you provide a vitamin C source with it as that helps with absorption of the iron. Beans and greens, quinoa, eggs and beets are good sources too. ...
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    Re: Decreased solids intake!

    We offer smoothies in a straw or valveless sippy. We add yogurt but not everytime. My husband makes them for DD more often than I do. He takes care of her while I am at work and He likes that it is...
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    Re: Decreased solids intake!

    Hi! I am right there with you! :gvibes My DD is 14 months and her solids intake has definitely changed as well vs. 2 months ago. Her molars are coming in too, our poor babies! She will eat pretty...
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    Re: Where do I go from here? 1 year +

    Congrats on your One Year Milestone! I was/am so happy to have made it as well. Your LO sounds like mine. She still loves breastfeeding but is a pretty good eater as well. She turned 13 months on...
  20. Re: Away from 13 month old-pumping in hosptial

    Yes, it is very frustrating to the point of tears but it worked out in the end, I just have to trust those mama instincts! I saw my DD again today recently and she was much more happy to see me. ...
  21. Re: Away from 13 month old-pumping in hosptial

    I'm still here! I have been pumping but have a clog somewhere. So I'm working on that. BUT, I am ok for breastfeeding my DD! :clap I am going to ask the nurses here to save the milk I pump from now...
  22. Re: Away from 13 month old-pumping in hosptial

    Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts. :) I will just pump to make sure I don't get engorged and keep the milk flowing. I am feeling much better so I am hoping to get out of here tomorrow,...
  23. Away from 13 month old-pumping in hosptial

    Hello! I am currently in the hospital for complications due to my Crohn's. :huh This is the first full day and night away from my 13 month old DD and I miss her! :cry

    DD is great with solids and...
  24. Re: 11 month old suddenly refusing bottles

    You're welcome! Sorry to hear your DS is still not interested in bottles but that is awesome that your nanny will spoon feed him the milk. :) My DD started accepting a bottle for a few weeks after...
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    Re: Lipase issue and weight loss/fish oil

    I have high lipase but I think it started just a couple of months ago. I did take a prenatal DHA supplement when pregnant and about six months into nursing and stopped when my bottle ran out. I am...
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