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    Poll: Re: It makes me mad!

    I think it is ok, I would not choose to use it to describe myself, but it does not make me mad.
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    Re: An amusing few days...

    They know a good thing when they see it! :lol
  3. Temas: 1 year today!

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    1 year today!

    Today is Isaac's birthday! :clap:love
    We have had a great breastfeeding year, and look forward to many more!
    Thanks to all of you for your support.
  4. Temas: Other stuff

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    Re: Other stuff

    I just found this info on wholesomebabyfood.com
    HTH!!

    http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/tipspices.htm
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    Re: Great start, bad finish

    My LO did this as well. I had a IBCLC tell me to let him finish the first breast and then give him a pacifier. She said that this is only a good idea if weight gain is on track. It has worked great...
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    Re: Uncomfortable Baby - Help!

    I am so sorry that you are having such a rough time. I can feel how frustrated you are in your email. :hug Have you tried swaddling or baby wearing? It may help your poor LO get some sleep, or at...
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    Re: concerns about my overwieght baby

    My LO did the same thing, good job with the milk mama! :) You can not over feed a breast fed baby because there are no "extra" calories in breast milk. They are using it to grow! Most breast fed...
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    Re: 2.5 week-old "spewing" milk....

    Same here! I made burp cloths out of cotton bath towels( cut them up and hemmed them) because a cloth diaper or flannel cloth just could not absorb the spew!!:)
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    Re: frequent clogged ducts

    Are you wearing an underwire nursing bra??? That was causing a lot of clogged ducts for me. I have switched to a sportsbra type and no more problems!! Even if it is not underwire, make sure that...
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    Re: Scared...fibrocystic breast disease

    I have fibrocystic breasts as well, actually all the women in my family do. It sounds far worse than it is. You did the right thing by getting it checked... but it is probably fine. Hang in...
  11. Temas: painful breast

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    Re: painful breast

    It sounds like a plugged duct to me as well. I had a very painful one 2 weeks ago, my dr. said to go braless (to relieve any pressure) nurse like crazy and to make sure i got a nap. I know how much...
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    Re: Weaning from Nipple sheild?

    The nipple shield slows the flow of milk way down. If you have a strong let down, your baby may need to get used to the spray. He may be pulling off after let down. If it is OALD, breast...
  13. Temas: ? about output

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    Re: ? about output

    I had a lot of problems with oversupply, (still do :rolleyes: ) The thing I found helped the most was to feed on only one breast per feeding. It took about a week of that before I was comfortable.
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    nursing strike? sick baby? oversupply?

    My LO has not been emptying my breasts for the last couple of days. I have always had a tremendous amount of milk, I don't really know how much he gets at a feeding. I am worried because he seems...
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    Re: What the heck is in my milk?

    I know how you feel! Isaac was 7 lbs 1oz at discharge. At his 2 month appt (7 weeks) he was 14lbs 4 oz!!!! :yikes I am thrilled that he is thriving, but he has lost that newborn look so fast, he...
  16. Temas: rash on cheeks

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    Re: rash on cheeks

    The two products I have used on DS's rash are Aquaphor and the Gerber Grins and Giggles moisturizing stick. I like the stick because it is not slimy, and is easy to apply, it is also way cheaper...
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    Re: Introducing the bottle

    I am having the exact same issue!!! :)
    I guess we don't really NEED him to take a bottle, but it would be nice if DH and I could go on a date or something. Oh well, if our LO's prefer us to...
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    Re: Mothers Milk Tea in Hospital?

    I think it is a great idea. They actually brought me Mother's Milk tea with my breakfast in the hospital! It can't possibly hurt anything, right?
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    Re: Weaning from Nipple sheild?

    I also used a shield for several months each for my first 2 babies. I undersand how frustrating it seems, but i would not have been able to BF without it. I eventually eliminated it by starting the...
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    Re: Cereal at six weeks...

    here is a link for FREE sling patterns. :)
    http://www.mammasmilk.com/pages/makeyourown.php
  21. Temas: We Did It!!

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    Re: We Did It!!

    That is wonderful news!!!!:clap My nipples were sore for a few days after weaning off the shield as well, if they stay sore all week you could call a lactation consultant for help on your latch. ...
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    Re: In TEARS -- with 4 day old --- HeLp

    Congratulations on the new baby! It sounds like you are doing beautifully! That yellow poop is normal, and some babies spit up a lot. It looks like more than it is!! Take 1 Tablespoon of water...
  23. Re: 11 days old, only b/fing using nipple shield...need help latching on naturally!!!

    I used a shield to nurse my first 2 babies. I understand how frustrated you are!:hug They both weaned from it on their own, but to encourage them I would start the feed with the shield and then...
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    Re: Dd nursed her doll today

    You should feel great about being such a good role model to your daughter! When my first SON was 18 months and my second was a newborn Alex would sit down and "nurse" his animals while I fed the...
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    Re: falling asleep...........

    That first month flies by doesn't it? When I had my first baby, I always got up and fed him in the rockingchair in his room. I thought that was the "right" way to do it. One particularly sleep...
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