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  1. Re: What exactly does feeding on demand mean?

    The best way to find women who do what you do and get the support you need is to start attending your local LLL meetings http://www.llli.org/WebIndex.html
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    Re: Cost of a LC?

    LLL Leaders are free and will also come to your home. Many LLL Leaders are just as qualified as an IBCLC and some LLL Leaders are also IBCLC although they do not advertise it since it's a seperate...
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    Re: growth spurt?

    How many wet diapers is LO having in 24 hours and how many poopy diapers in 24 hours? What color are the poops? How many times in 24 hours are you putting LO to the breast and for about how long? ...
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    Re: latching help

    Let down occurs every couple of minutes with a faster flow and in between it is slower so like PP said, breast compression can help. Do you know how to do that? Have you tried it yet? It may be...
  5. Re: Does anyone know.................

    PP was dead on. If you qualify, you can get one from WIC but you need to be on WIC already. You would need to apply for WIC and then speak with Loving Support or the breastfeeding department there...
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    Re: Opening mouth wide enough

    As you tickle his lips with your nipple and he opens WIDE, "smoosh" him on. By that, I mean bring him to the breast QUICKLY. It sounds as though he's having too much time to close his mouth some...
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    Re: breast pain

    I battled thrush and vasopspasm and neither caused breast pain per se. Both affected the nipple only but the thrush would cause sharp shooting pains in my breasts at all different times, not just...
  8. Re: When to wean off nipple shields?

    Weaning the nipple shield takes time and patience. I weaned DS#2 off the nipple shield at about 7 weeks of age and it took a couple of weeks of careful attention. I got sore nipples at first too,...
  9. Re: Wickedly Painful Latch (long...sorry)

    First, congratulations on your sweet LO. :clap I admire your efforts, your determination, and your love for your LO. I am in shock :yikes that an LC said you would get used to the pain. The good...
  10. Re: My boyfriend wants to put cereal in sons bottles?

    What is the best way to handle a growth spurt?
    Follow your child's lead. Baby will automatically get more milk by nursing more frequently, and your milk supply will increase due to the increased...
  11. Re: Sharp pains after breastfeeding - help?!?!

    What does your nipple look like? Is it red or bright pink, flaky? Does baby have a diaper rash or white patches in his mouth? Could be yeast infection or thrush. ...
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    Re: supply

    Yes! You're pump is a good one. The next step up would be a hospital grade pump. You have the best pump on the market that can be bought in the store. Did your doc prescribe Reglan? I've heard...
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    Re: supply

    LOL :lol Yes, I meant per week. I should proofread, huh? I'm sorry.
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    Re: supply

    I second that! Many mothers find that pumping after each feeding and feding it back to baby in a cup or spoon help increase milk supply. You could also try some fenugreek or other herbal supplement...
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    Re: Need Advice

    It seems as though you have a lot of knowledge about BFing and what is right and what is not right about what your doctor said. You know what you're doing and you know what's right. Many mothers...
  16. Re: encouraging expectant mother to nurse

    These are some great suggestions. If you can get a conversation going, you may talk abot the advantages of breastfeeding. http://www.llli.org/FAQ/advantages.html
  17. Re: In desperate need of help!

    :hug You are doing great! What determination you have! I applaud your efforts and your success with both children. Here is some information on knowing if your lo is getting enough milk. ...
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    Re: 5 months in the freezer?

    Well, I don't plan to give it to him in a bottle. I planned to mix it with cereal, thin out mashed sweet potato, or other solids that he's starting on. I guess I'll defrost it and smell it. :)
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    Re: 5 months in the freezer?

    This is encouraging. How do I know if it tastes fine. I've not tasted it before.
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    5 months in the freezer?

    LLLI guidelines say to store milk 3 to 4 months in a side-by-side seperate door freezer but I forgot about it and it has been in there 5 months. Can I really not use it? Should I not? You know ho...
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    Re: What are your lo's eating???

    Very cool post! This may help: http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/
  22. How many times/day and how much?

    LO just started rice cereal last week and he's now eating bananas too. He LOVES the bananas and always acts like he wants more after what I feel like is MORE than enough (almost 1/2 banana and he...
  23. How long does the growth spurt last?

    He's 5 months old and started going through a growth spurt about 2 weeks ago. He's nursing through the night after having been sleeping through the night and nursing more during the day. It's not...
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    Re: Mud-like BM?

    What a great resource!! Thanks!! :)
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    Re: Mud-like BM?

    No.
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