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  1. Start solids or give formula? What would you do?

    Hi ladies. My son is 5 months old and I've had problems with supply since day 1. I'm a nurse and have worked with several LCs, and it REALLY is a supply issue. I BF all the time and I was short...
  2. Help! 4 month old refuses breast! Is this a nursing strike?

    Hi ladies! My 4 month old son has slowly started refusing the breast over the last couple of weeks. It's now to the point where he arches his back and screams if I try to feed him! I already have...
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    Could this be thrush?

    My 3 1/2 month old baby has been pulling off the breast very often and having major breast refusal issues (at times which are not predictable). He is a very gassy baby as well. I've had some minor...
  4. 3 month old baby sometimes won't take breast

    I don't know why... but my 3 month old baby won't take my breast at times. He cries and arches his back and just won't take it. I know that he's hungry b/c he will take it in a bottle if I pump. ...
  5. Re: Help! Up all night nursing my 3 mo old! I want to stop nursing!

    Thanks for all your responses so far! :ita To answer your questions, I went back to work when he was 7 weeks. He is now 13 weeks. I don't think it's the reverse cycling or working because I only...
  6. Help! Up all night nursing my 3 mo old! I want to stop nursing!

    Hi ladies! Please, please help me! My 3 month old son is breastfed and we co-sleep. We have a great bedtime routine and it's pretty easy to put him to sleep around 8:00 pm. (We have a crib in our...
  7. Re: 6 week old fussy at breast... gassy only at breast

    Thanks so much. The only thing that really makes sense is a growth spurt because he is 6 weeks, so I'm not sure. I know it's not overactive letdown. We'll see if it gets better in the next couple...
  8. 6 week old fussy at breast... gassy only at breast

    Hi ladies,

    I'm breastfeeding my 6 week old son. I have had issues with supply and I've had to supplement with pumped milk and occasional formula. (Yes, I'm working with an LC, I express often,...
  9. Gas... could it be Fenugreek? Exercise? Try Gripe water??

    Hi ladies! My 5 week old son has generally been a 'normal' baby. He wakes every 2-3 hours in the night to feed. I was exclusively breastfeeding, but had problems with supply. I started...
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    Fenugreek... tea vs. pill

    Hi ladies. I was using the Mother's Milk tea and it was working okay, but not great. I just went out and bought the Fenugreek tablets. Do you know which works better... the tea vs. the tablets?
  11. Breastfeeding and weight loss... what a joke!

    I'm breastfeeding for all the right reasons, but was happy to think that perhaps I'd get the added benefit of losing the pregnancy weight quickly. I was fit when I got pregnant and weighed 128...
  12. Supply low... what else can I do? I feel like a failure

    Hi ladies. I've posted on here several times about various issues. I'm at a loss and I don't know what to do. My son will be one month old tomorrow and we are still having breastfeeding problems. ...
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    Baby not pooping.. is this normal?

    Hi ladies. I've been breastfeeding, but had to start supplementing with formula a week ago due to poor weight gain and a starving baby. I'm trying to build my supply by pumping, taking fenugreek,...
  14. Re: Help! Baby hasn't gained weight back by two weeks

    Thank you so much for your reply! After reading the last post, I stopped beating myself up and I supplemented with a SMALL amount of formula. I just felt like my baby was starving. He was very...
  15. Re: Help... need encouragement... want to quit!

    Thank you so much for your replies and kind words!! I really appreciate it!

    I have seen an LC. Last week I spent 2 hours (and $90) working with a LC. She said that my latch is great. In fact,...
  16. Help... need encouragement... want to quit!

    Hi ladies! I'm hoping for some words of encouragement!! My baby is 3 weeks old and he is not sleeping at night AT ALL. Last night he slept for about a 1 hour stretch. He cries, is fussy, and...
  17. Re: Help! Baby hasn't gained weight back by two weeks

    By the way, Kelly... our son is Gabriel as well!! :)
  18. Re: Help! Baby hasn't gained weight back by two weeks

    Thanks so much for the replies thus far. His pee and poop output has been GREAT. He has 8-10 wets a day and at least 4-5 dirties a day... so I think that's good, right? He went down to 7 pounds 9...
  19. Help! Baby hasn't gained weight back by two weeks

    Hi there! I'm hoping you can help or reassure me. My baby was 8 pounds 4 ounces at birth. He is now 17 days old. We just took him for his 2 week appointment and he is only 7 pounds 14 ounces. I'm...
  20. PLEASE help....How much should I be getting?

    My baby is only 12 days old, but I wanted to start pumping to build up a supply and also to help produce more milk. I generally pump after a feeding and I only get a VERY small amount... maybe 1/4...
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