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    Re: Painful and Frequent Letdown

    It sounds a lot like Oversupply. Maybe you could ring a LLL Leader and see if it is. Here's a link about oversupply.
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/oversupply.html

    Could it be thrush too? ...
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    Re: Every 2 hours??'

    Wendy, I just wanted to let you know that you're not the only mother who feeds her baby so frequently. In some parts of the world, mothers carry their babies nearly all the time and those babies...
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    Re: was Nipple pain on one side only now:Thrush

    her miracle salve plus is supposed to work on yeast issues. www.kerrysherbals.com

    Thanks for that! I have ordered some. I have suffered on-going thrush of the breast and nipples with both...
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    Re: nausea from nursing

    Although nausea or feeling depressed when let down occurs isn't too common, it does sometimes happen.

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/nausea-bf.html

    Although, if you didn't have it...
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    Re: 2 hour feedings

    Diana,
    If you're giving her only 1 breast per feed, try both breasts. Let her feed on the 1st breast for as long as she wants, until she comes off herself. If she slows don't don't remove her,...
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    Re: 2 hour feedings

    Dear Diana,
    There is a very good article entitled "Anatomy of the Working Breast", which can be found at:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBMarApr05p44.html

    Here is an excerpt:

    Physiology and...
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    Re: Really extended

    Dear Eve,
    It may help you to hear that I myself was breastfed until about 4-1/4 years. I was an intense child and am an intense adult. Type A, I think they call it.
    My outlook on my own...
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    Re: Help!

    This sounds very familiar to me too, when my daughter was small. I think my daughter was sent to teach me a lesson - and to teach me about life.
    She's now 6-1/2 years. She's a lovely girl. I can...
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    Re: Will my baby ever nurse for comfort?

    Dear Linda,
    Could it be oversupply? Or overactive letdown?
    Or the thrush?
    Beth B.
    Mom of 2
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    Re: poor weight gain?

    It could be poor weight gain, but it could be just irratic weight gain. 8-11 ounces a week is way above average.
    Where is she at on the percentile chart?
    How is expressing going?
    Are you giving...
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    Re: What would you do?

    Dear Silver,
    It sounds really complicated. 1st thing (I think) would be to see that IBCLC, no matter how busy she is. You are the mother she wants to see, the one who really needs help and the one...
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    Re: Baby's Constipation

    This sounds really sensible. Why the 15 minutes? Some babies have a quick feed and others feed for a lot longer than 15 minutes to get the amount of milk that they need. Could you try feeding her...
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    Re: Baby's Constipation

    How's her weight gain? Is she getting enough milk? How many times does she breastfeed in 24 hours?
    Beth B.
    Mom of 2
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    Re: Baby's Constipation

    Kiwi is really good for constipation, but yes, can be quite allergenic for some.
    Is she constipated, as in hard dry , painful to pass poop?
    Or is she just not going as frequently, but poo...
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    Re: since pollen season is starting....

    Allergy meds are fine, like Claritin, but decongestants usually aren't like Claritin-D and Sudafed ... I think!
    BethB.
    Mom of 2
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    Re: Inconsolable crying in previously happy DD

    Sometimes, a mom looks over the whole baby, but finally notices a sore/ulcer/cold sore inside her baby's mouth! Who would have thought, but I think a baby with a mouth sore might not be feeding too...
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    Re: Inconsolable crying in previously happy DD

    How awful for you that your daughter is in such distress and how awful for you too!
    Three things come to mind ... teething? Homeopathic teething granules of chammomilla are widely used here.
    ...
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    Re: Support for extended breastfeeding

    Just thought I'd mention there's another forum on the LLL VBulletin for mother who are nursing a baby/toddler/child and another baby/toddler/child, which is called Tandem Feeding. Enjoy!
    Beth...
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    Re: sudden problems breastfeeding

    Dear Lil,
    Just to let you know, in case you're not aware of it, LLL is in England too. 0845 120 2918 will connect you to your nearest LLL Leader.
    Cheers,
    Beth
  20. Re: Breastfeeding, Caffeine,Alcohol, and hyperactive milk production

    The cheapest way of pumping that I know of is using your own hands, called hand expressing. Many mothers are uncomfortable with this idea at first, but once it is tried and once the technique is...
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