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  1. Re: How can I partially night wean a 6 month old baby?

    wow- I hadn't checked this post because I didn't think any one had replied after awhile....
    so- I'm super tired a fuzzy right now but I will read through your suggestions- what I can say is that he...
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    Re: What do all you working mamas do for a living?

    I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in medical and hospice/palliative care services though I have worked in the substance abuse/addiction field as well. I am not back to work yet...
  3. How can I partially night wean a 6 month old baby?

    Hi-
    I wanted to gather some wisdom about night weaning a 6 month old baby in the hope that eventually he will sleep for longer stretches. I wouldn't mind nursing as frequently as he wants but we...
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    Re: pulling at breast

    Hi
    my 5 month old son, Henry also pushes away from my body, keeping his body rigid and as far away from me as possible. I had a lactation consultant look at us while we nursed, and she thought -and...
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    Re: No letdown while pumping- attached to baby!

    Thanks- my husband is away on a business trip and it's been me and my little guy- and the pumping thing just isn't working. I'll have my husband take him when he gets home. And they bottle- I'll hope...
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    No letdown while pumping- attached to baby!

    Hi all-
    I can't get my milk to letdown while I am pumping! I have tried visualization, but my little one is on the floor playing while I am trying to pump and I don't relax- I know there is milk in...
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    Re: Teething pain- won't nurse. Need advice

    Paint the Moon, thanks- I just wanted to say how much I appreciate yur presence on this forum because I think you have responded to just about every post I have done- I don't know how you do it...
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    Re: Teething pain- won't nurse. Need advice

    Thanks for the responses- today I put a bit of Orajel on his gums- before I got your responses and it was a disaster- he couldn't even latch on and he was like a crazed animal at my breast:( trying...
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    Teething pain- won't nurse. Need advice

    Hi- I need your collective wisdom:) Henry is almost 5 months old and he is getting two lower middle teeth - they have broken the gum line and are on their way. For the last three days he has been...
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    Breast compression question

    Hi- well- I thought my little guy had nipple confusion, and then I thought it was OALD but after I met with a lactation consultant what we figured out was that little man wants the milk fast, fast...
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    Hydroquinone (Facial Product) and BF

    I just read an article about NOT using products that can get rid of the brown face patches I have -which were there when I got pregnant. I have been using hydroquinone- 2% which was OTC- not...
  12. Temas: Sleep issues

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    Re: Sleep issues

    Wow-
    thanks for all the advice-
    yes, I know my baby is dependent on being rocked to sleep- and we just bought the Fischer Price Papasan chair but the pp mentioned that it would be unsafe if he...
  13. Temas: Sleep issues

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    Re: Sleep issues

    Thank you for your empathy-I am sleep deprived and I look horrible to boot- I think I have aged 10 years in 4 months. :eek: I have it all- the white noise maker, dark room, lovey, swaddle. My husband...
  14. Temas: Sleep issues

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    Sleep issues

    My friend said that aftet 3 years on the mommy "circuit" sleep issues were the biggest worries:D They tie in with nursing- it's hard to separate the two.;) My baby doesn't sleep well after 1:30...
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    Re: I am so worried and frustrated!

    Hi-
    after reading your story, I wanted to reply. I have no idea what could be wrong with your little one but I wanted to support you in advocating for him with the pediatrician. I am a medical...
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    Seems like OALD

    Hi- I just wanted to say thanks for the suggestions about OALD and report that it does seem like OALD- I put Henry in an upright position and he is nursing better. It's hard in the night because of...
  17. Temas: About to stop

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    Re: About to stop

    Thank you for all of your responses- I took a long bike ride today and got some oxygen to my brain. I also contacted a lactation consultant OUTSIDE of my health insurance- one who is willing to come...
  18. Temas: About to stop

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    About to stop

    Hi-
    I think I'm going to switch to bottle feeding breast milk only- Henry and
    I just can't get to a good place with breastfeeding. I'm so sad, I feel like I did something wrong. I am grieving...
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    Re: Started bottle now new problems

    I just called the LC and she said this could also be a nursing strike- does that ring true?
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    Re: Start bottle or cup?

    Would you use a regular sippy cup or a foley cup or something else?
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    Re: Start bottle or cup?

    Hi
    If you read my post started bottle now new problems it might help you make the decision- my baby is 4 months and one week and he is having nipple confusion- my advice is go straight to a cup. We...
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    Re: Started bottle now new problems

    I want you to know how valuable I think this site is...women who don't personally know each other, but who are supporting each other through challenging times. Amazing.
    Thank you for responding. I...
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    Re: Started bottle now new problems

    What the problem is- now that I've read some info online- is nipple confusion AND flow preference- he is pulling down to the end of my nipple like it was the bottle nipple and trying to nurse there....
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    Started bottle now new problems

    Hi
    I gave mu son a bottle yesterday in preparation to go back to work and today he has really been angry at the breast- angry that the milk isn't coming fast enough- this is so...
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    Re: reusing heated milk

    Hi-
    I was reading about storing milk on the FAQ section of this site and that's where I read about not storing breastmilk in the liners- I'd love it if others could weigh in on this topic. (not the...
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