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    Re: Mourning the end?

    That is a REALLY tough one, Lyn. I remember being up (and down) at night, too, and wondering the same, exact thing. :) I think that's normal. :lol

    One thing that helped me was knowing that...
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    Re: Soo many questions from a new mom...

    Hi Deer,

    Congratulations on your new baby! As others have mentioned, don't give up! One thing to always remember is that even if the baby needs supplementation, it's always best to use your own...
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    Re: Mourning the end?

    :lol Welcome to the wild and wooly world of toddler nursing. :lol

    Tallis :)
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    Re: Mourning the end?

    Hi Lyn,

    :hug The neat thing about baby led weaning is that it is *baby* led. :) Many babies continue to nurse during a pregnancy, and they do this because they have a *need* for it.

    Many...
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    Re: Not Responding to Demand!!

    Hi Love2b,

    You sound really concerned about the dip in supply you are experiencing. (((((hugs!!))))

    You shared with Tiana your baby's intake of solids during the day, and I wonder if that could...
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    Re: More clogged ducts!

    *nods* Some mothers are really touchy in that regard; sometimes sleeping longer on one side can cause them, or changing something really subtle, etc. It sounds like you have figured out right what...
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    Re: More clogged ducts!

    Hi Carpentergirl,

    Getting plugs is the pits, isn't it? We know that plugged ducts are not the same as mastitis, so that you have plugs right now and not a breast infection is actually a good...
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    Re: Is counting dirty/wets all bunk?

    Hi Jacey's mom,

    You know, when I read your response, I found myself thinking,

    "Those darn breasts!!!! They don't have ounce markers on them for those science oriented people!!" ;) ...
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    Re: Is counting dirty/wets all bunk?

    I'll chime in on this- when there are concerns about baby getting enough or weight gain, the output is key.

    ***If it's coming out- it's going in.*** :)

    In many cases, a mother will be...
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    Re: Low-Supply/Supplementing

    Hi Cecilia,

    The *best* way to increase your milk supply is to nurse more. :) The more you nurse, the more milk you will make. :) I would really encourage you to browse through the great...
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    Re: LLL leaders...what do you do?

    Hi Imoussama,

    A good place to start would be here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/leader.html Follow the links to read more about the overview of training curriculum.

    If you meet the...
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    Re: nonstop breastfeeding

    Hi Aiea,

    I have a few more suggestions; 1) get rid of the clock. :) 2) gaze at your baby and enjoy! :) 3) don't analyze. your body is amazing. in the first six weeks at least, you can...
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    Re: How Many Wet Diapers?

    That's *fabulous, * nitu, that your baby will nurse while she is sleeping! That's a GREAT way to get her used to nursing, not to mention that babies can get as much as 25% of their overall daily...
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    Re: How Many Wet Diapers?

    YES! Thanks for that catch, Kate! :D My brain on cold medicine just doesn't work as well. :o

    The best gauge for defining "really wet" regardless of diapering method is to use the tablespoons...
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    Re: How Many Wet Diapers?

    Hi Nitu,

    You sounds really concerned about your baby's eating and bowel habits. ((((hugs)))) How is it that do you know exactly how much your baby is taking in? Are you expressing and feeding...
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    Re: nonstop breastfeeding

    Hi Aiea,

    Congrats on your new baby. :) Good for you for watching your baby's cues and being willing to respond to them!

    YES. This is ALL normal. :) Some babies like to nurse more than...
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    Re: Tongue- tied??

    Hi Sherry,

    Your baby's tongue should extend over the gum line, to act as a cushion for your breast. Sometimes babies are born with odd sucking habits and it's not a tongue tie issue; sometimes it...
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    Re: Tongue- tied??

    Hi Sherry,

    If you suspect a short frenulum, **please** get to an IBCLC as soon as you can. Please be sure that the professsional you see has all the initials and isn't just an LC. If they don't...
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    Re: Thrush?

    Hi Dryad,

    It sounds like you are having some challenges! The only way to know for *sure* if you have thrush is to treat you AND your baby at the same time and see if it goes away. Both of you...
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    Re: ok, this question's for me

    Hi Valerie!


    Gosh! You do sound very overwhelmed right now! ((((((HUGS)))))

    How long have you been feeling like this? Is this something new?

    You are a very busy mama, Valerie. You have...
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    Re: Help!

    Hi Kate's mommy,

    Most antihistimes are considered safe and while some women do expereince a dip in milk supply, some do not. (myself being one of those who do not) Antihistimines are good for...
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    Re: My newborn challenge, lol

    Hi Jebs! :)

    Congratulations on your new baby! Getting the babes figured out in the early days can really be challenging since they are changing so fast. Good for you for being persistent in...
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    Re: help with clicking noise

    Hi Shelley,

    It could in theory, yes. Clicking in *any* position is not "normal," likewise *any* (and I do mean ANY) degree of short/tight frenulum is an issue. Even if a mother doesn't have pain...
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