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    Re: night weaning

    I know adults wake up to eat and are hungry at night.. I have no problem at all feeding my daughter 1 or even 2x a night, but it's more than that. She comfort nurses to go back to sleep. And I...
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    Re: night weaning

    thanks for the responses!

    So they went from nursing all night to fussing at the beginning and then sleeping until 3am!!?!? that blows my mind!

    I just wonder what is going to REPLACE her...
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    night weaning

    I'm really hoping someone can help me!!

    LO is 11m old and will be 1 in a few weeks (OMG!). We've always co-slept (just her and I since DH has sleep apnea) and she STILL nurses all night (mostly...
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    cleaning their noses

    any advice? DD is 9m and screams bloody murder. I try to get her when she's asleep but it always wakes her up and then she's UP. and miserable. I've tried qtips (just at the entry,never deep),...
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    is this an allergy?

    Yesterday I tired my 9m DD with yogurt. She loved it! About 3 hours later she bacame cranky and kept bearing down like she was going to have a BM (but she didn't) and she was grunting and groaning....
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    Re: milk products

    thank you ladies!
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    Re: milk products

    OK, so does that mean that the dairy in formula is also easier to digest?
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    milk products

    Sorry for 2 posts in one day, but I've had this question for a while now LOL

    So if I start dairy products at 9m (yogurt, cheese etc), how is that different than giving her just plain cow's milk or...
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    rice cakes ?

    LO is 8.5m old and I wanted something to give her to nibble on to keep her busy when we're eating and/or something she can start getting used to holding in her hands and eating from. Are rice cakes...
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    is formula better after 9m?

    sorry, not sure what category to post this in :shrug

    So DD is almost 8m now and has been EBF since birth, she's doing okay with solids, about 1-2tbp of oatmeal and 1-2tbsp veggies or fruits in the...
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    Re: gentian violet ?'s

    once a day is fine. GL!
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    Re: WWYD? Freezer stash, toss it?

    ugh..I opened the freezer twice (once during each power outage) to check if stuff was still frozen (dummmmmy). Like I said, both times after the power came on I checked it (again) and it looked/felt...
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    WWYD? Freezer stash, toss it?

    hi ladies. Last night we had a huge storm and the power went out to the freezer where I keep my BM stash (it's the freezer portion of the fridge). It was out for maybe 3.5 hours. I checked it...
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    Re: when to wean for back to work?

    I am an ICU nurse and my work day is both hectic and unpredictable. I could not slip away to pump without putting my partner (who also has his/her own patient) in a difficult situation, especially...
  15. Re: Breastmilk Spit Up turned Bright Pink and stained Laundry - Why?

    sorry, had to run and tend to LO :yikes

    Anyhow.. one of our labs was to go around campus and swab random surfaces (phones, benches, toilet seats etc) and the 2 predominant bacteria were Staph and...
  16. Re: Breastmilk Spit Up turned Bright Pink and stained Laundry - Why?

    the first thing I thought of when you mentioned PINK was Serratia (I'm a microbiology major :o).

    I can tell you now Serratia is EVERYWHERE!
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    when to wean for back to work?

    LO is 6.5m now and I plan to return to work in February. I won't be able to pump at work and if everything goes well, I'd like to continue to nurse her in the mornings (if she's up that early!) and...
  18. Re: new mom, not enjoying breastfeeding...feeling awful

    big hugs mama! My LO is 6 months now, and I'll be honest, I'm still not in love with BF'ing. But I can say it did get easier. I basically cried every day when I fed her (latching on was...
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    how long between new foods?

    how long did you all wait between trying new foods?

    Most stuff I read says at LEAST a few days, with 5 days being ideal. At that rate it would take us a loooooooooooong time to get through fruits...
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    BLS ? whole fruits or pieces?

    I would like to try BLS with LO, she's almost 6 months -- but looking at the links for BLS, it says to cut up food to baby-fist sizes, preferably something that has a "handle" so LO can grasp it. ...
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    Re: benefits past 6 months?

    thanks ladies. Can I just confirm that the long-term benefits have been given to her (for lack of better words) by EBF'ing for 6 months? After reading the posts and checking out the links I see...
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    benefits past 6 months?

    can someone plese tell me the benefits of BF'ing past 6 months? I know the obvious ones of antibodies passed on, but what else? Just curious if I really want to continue to BF past 6 months or...
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    Re: trying to crawl while nursing?!?

    OH.. and she's taken to HITTING me while she nurses.. she'll swing whichever arm is free up and down and smack me, herself, her legs, her stomach. I just don't get it!
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    trying to crawl while nursing?!?

    LO is 5 months now and has been crawling for about 2 weeks. I have found lately that when I try to nurse her laying down she flips onto her belly and lifts her body up like she's trying to crawl --...
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    steam, boil or microwave food?

    Hi ladies! and Happy Canada Day to all the Canadian mamas!!!!

    I plan to make my LO's baby food, but wasn't sure which method was better: steam, boil or microwave???

    Also, which fruits do not...
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