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    Re: Facing Weaning- Very sad :(

    Thank you all so much.

    I guess we are harder on ourselves than others are.

    I only breastfed my oldest for 5 months, so I did make it futher this time. And you guys are right, so many moms...
  2. Temas: 2 naps or 1?

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    Re: 2 naps or 1?

    All kids are different. My oldest took two naps FOREVER and was probably over 2 years old before we got down to one nap/day. He slept a lot.

    My youngest is 15 months old and I switched him to one...
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    Facing Weaning- Very sad :(

    My son is 15 months old and NEVER asks to nurse anymore :( Very rarely can I get to him nurse anymore for the last month.

    I'm bipolar and have been untreated since getting pregnant with him. It's...
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    Re: Still exclusively breastfeeding....

    There is NOTHING wrong with exclusively breastfeeding the 1st year. The 1st year of solids should not take away from breastmilk anyway. It's more for experimenting & learning that actual nutrition...
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    Re: Lopsided?? oversupply

    Oh & if the oversupply breast becomes uncomfortable, you should express a little bit of milk so that you are comfortable. This will not cause more production of milk.
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    Re: Lopsided?? oversupply

    Breastmilk is supply & demand, block feeding should work, but you are doing it opposite, you should be feeding on the "normal" breast and NOT feeding on the overfull breast for 2-3 hours.

    Feeding...
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    Re: Getting 6 1/2 mo from bottle to breast?

    You might find some of this info helpful

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/adopt/index.html
  8. Re: Baby not wanting to latch on after I had a cold

    Breast milk is a system of supply and demand. Baby suckles more so you will produce more milk to meet his growing needs. This is normal and does not mean you don't have enough milk. Do not...
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    Re: spitting up a lot (and never did before)

    Could be the drool from teething, it can upset the stomach.

    Is he on any solids? Has there been a change in your diet? Any new foods for you?
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    Re: Fenugreek causing problems??

    Sounds like the herbs are working too good.

    Your baby is showing classic oversupply symptoms.

    Try pumping a little BEFORE you feed and see if that doesn't help :eye
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    Re: Cousin having problems

    NO need to wait for discharge--call LLL NOW!! call WIC NOW!! Call a LC NOW!! They will gladly help her while she's still in the hospital.

    and tell her to tell the nurses NO (I had the same problem...
  12. Re: Friend's 2 week old: cracked nipples yet perfect latch - help!

    Nipple pain that appears after several weeks or months of pain-free nursing is usually thrush.

    Ice on your nipples before a feed will help with the pain a great deal.

    If you haven't dealt with...
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    Re: Weight Gain...

    If she is meeting all her mental milestones and seems fine I'd stay calm until the next check up and see how she progresses from there

    We as moms, worry too much about how our children measure up...
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    Re: silly question about peanuts

    Most babies do fine with what mom eats-some babies do have sensitivites to certian things in mom's diet though-but eating peanut products should not cause your baby to develop an allergy

    my 1st...
  15. Temas: Thrush...

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    Re: Thrush...

    Gentian Violet

    OTC-just ask your phamacist for it

    it does stain so be careful of yours and baby's clothing but you coat baby's mouth and let baby nurse which coats your nipples and it clears it...
  16. Temas: rocking baby

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    Re: rocking baby

    My 2nd got like that but only if it was naptime or nighttime-to go to sleep he had to be nursed in the computer chair! LOL

    Try nursing in a sling-might help a great deal with the nursing in motion...
  17. Temas: So Confused

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    Re: So Confused

    Is she on ANY formula?

    Have you researched reflux symptoms as a possibility?

    Have you discussed these symptoms with her doc? A local LLL leader?


    3-5 minute feedings in themselves aren't...
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    Re: Worst case scenario

    teething?
    ear infection?
    nursing strike?

    google them and see if any of the symptoms fit and go from there :)

    It's rare for a baby to self wean before 18-24 months
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    Re: Do I have to give up breastfeeding?

    If you would like to PM me about this issue I have TONS of info on my other computer I would be happy to send you

    there is NO reason you can't breastfeed your child with these problems (my 2nd...
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    Re: Fussing and supply diminishing...

    Oh and just because you can't pump it out--doesn't mean baby can't get it--baby's d a MUCH better job than ANY man made pump!
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    Re: Fussing and supply diminishing...

    You can not tell how full your breast are by felling them, with baby #2 after the 1st couple of weeks my breast stayed soft and we had oversupply issues!!

    She is around the age for colic to...
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    Re: Nighttime Supply?

    Both mine did this as well, it was never supply problem--it's supply & demand--a couple of nights of waking again and your body will adjust

    YAY for a full nights sleep!!!!!! LOL :clap
  23. Temas: Sleeping alot

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    Re: Sleeping alot

    If she seems ok otherwise and is gaining properly, then she's probably ok.

    The 1st 3 months seem like nothing but growth spurts!!! LOL

    If you're worried, give her doc a call, that's what they...
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    Re: Other vitamins with your prenatal vitamin?

    You should talk to your doctor about this--it is possable to get too much of a good thing.

    I'm bipolar and I'm using alternative treatment while I"m still breastfeeding my 11 month old. One of the...
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    Re: Funny little story

    That's so cute!! Aren't they smart!! :love
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