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  1. Re: What to do about long (37-day) work trip?

    How often to pump will depend on your body, and I think it is perfectly reasonable to go by how you feel. As far as the possibility he will not want to nurse when you are together, that is certainly...
  2. Re: 8 WO - Shallow Latch, can it improve?(LONG!)

    Here is some info about cranial sacral therapy, or rather, this article links to other articles : http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/cst/
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    Re: shallow latch.

    Also perhaps you can try reverse pressure softening when your breasts are very full? You can find more information about that in the engorgement F a Q article on this website.

    Also it may help to...
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    Re: Oversupply

    Is the misery caused by pain? Engorgement? Something else? A

    As a temporary measure it may help to adjust how she is doing things a little bit? Maybe actually pumping slightly more frequently but...
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    Re: shallow latch.

    Wow it is wonderful that you've gotten your baby back to the breast! I am really sorry I cannot answer in more detail now, however I think you'll find that the ideas and links I suggested to...
  6. Re: Biological Nursing / Laid Back Breastfeeding Problems

    Well I'm sorry you have not gotten more helpful help from the breast-feeding helpers around you.
    If there is any local la Leche league I would strongly suggest getting in touch with them. I am less...
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    Re: let-down question

    Some mothers feel let down and some others do not. A tingling sensation could be many things. Remember you are now a lactating mother, which means your breasts are doing a lot of work all the time,...
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    Re: Oversupply

    This honestly sounds like a very serious case of hyperlactation. What you are describing is a mother who is pumping 90 ounces a day with more still in there. that's enough for four or five 2 week old...
  9. Re: Biological Nursing / Laid Back Breastfeeding Problems

    Oh I just want to add that you can do laid-back breast-feeding while still doing a version of cross cradle or football. Again with laid-back breast-feeding it really doesn't matter where the baby is...
  10. Re: Biological Nursing / Laid Back Breastfeeding Problems

    Hi I don't have a ton of time right now so I'll just answer your questions.
    Nipple cream's are not required in all circumstances to keep breast hydrated. Many mothers never use any nipple cream....
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    Re: Guidance on starting solids

    hi rani. My research plus my experience with three children has shown me that most of the more specific "rules" about what specific foods to start when are not based on science, differ between...
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    Re: tongue tie

    does nursing hurt? What do you mean be trouble latching? How is weight gain? While I have also hear that tongue tie (or poor latch in general) rmight cause green poops and gas, I am not sure those...
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    Re: Help with last steps in weaning

    If your child will not give up that last nursing session and you are done, my suggestion is to have dad take over bedtime. Every child is different, and some reportedly respond well to a big...
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    Re: Tips for Nipple Shield Weaning

    I am glad you are feeling a bit better. Here is something to think about that may help?

    For a baby to be gaining at all, baby has to be getting a LOT of milk. Babies need lots of milk just to...
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    Re: Help...Nipple blister won't heal

    2 months! Ugh. Have you tried all these ideas? http://www.llli.org/docs/0000000000000001WAB/WAB_Tear_sheet_Toolkit/17_dealingwithplugsblebs.pdf

    and...
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    Re: How to sleep for BF working mom

    I just wanted to point out something about the idea of nursing to sleep being an issue of "sleep association.'

    Infants are compelled to suckle as a survival requirement. When an infant suckles, a...
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    Re: Lazy latch as baby falls asleep

    What happens if you gently take baby off? Does baby appear to want to relatch? Or will baby just stay asleep?

    What if you take baby off and baby indicates she wants more- does baby really wake...
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    Re: Tips for Nipple Shield Weaning

    Your baby IS gaining. I understand you are frustrated, but it will not help your state of mind to make the problem bigger than it is. Unless I am not understanding some new issue that is going on,...
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    Re: Tips for Nipple Shield Weaning

    Every newborn baby needs more than one person can give. This is why moms need lots of help. Are you getting that?

    If you mean you do not make enough milk, and/or it's just too much to continue...
  20. Re: When co-workers bash on breastfeeding

    Too bad you could not say "You do? Wow can you give me their numbers? That sounds like my kind of crowd, thanks!"

    Anyway, I understand not having confidence in your parenting choices in a society...
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    Re: Co-sleeping and nursing to sleep

    Are you bed sharing? If the bed is a safe place for her to sleep alone for a short time, (Or you can make it so) have you tried nursing her down and then sneaking away? Of course this is no guarantee...
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    Re: Tips for Nipple Shield Weaning

    Sorry you are discouraged, but if baby's doctor is happy, this is good. Of course it could be better, but it sounds like things are going in the right general direction?
  23. Re: feeling discouraged-any tips or words of encouragement?

    A pinkish spot where there was once a blister or bleb sounds like new skin, like the area is healing. This is what happens when my sons hands heal after a blister pops and dead skin sloughs off....
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    Re: gas burping and spit up

    Spitting up, even large amounts, is generally normal and not a problem. However, since your baby is on abs I think a possible connection must be ruled out. Why is baby on ABs? Could whatever is wrong...
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    Re: Blocked Milk Duct?

    Assuming you will be pumping at work with the needed frequency, just remember you only need enough for the first day back, and then whatever emergency cushion you will feel comfortable with. Here is...
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