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    Favorite nursing bras?

    I hope this isn't the wrong place for this question, but it seems pretty central to the nursing experience.

    What are your favorite nursing bras and why? Thanks to recurrent bouts of mastitis (you...
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    Re: Mastitis help

    A culture is a good idea! I will look into that.

    Also planning on getting some new nursing bras, as I've been wearing the same kind of bra at the start of every infection. Even though they seem...
  3. Re: Me again- do babies latch after this long?

    My boy, born at 34 wks, didnt latch for six weeks. We discovered he had a tongue tie in addition to everything else. The occupational therapist was a huge help, giving us exercises to increase his...
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    Mastitis help

    I'm on my 4th case of mastitis in a month. My son is 15 mos and nurses every 4 hours or so, with about a 4-6 hour break while cosleeping. I work at home. The first three happened over 10 days while I...
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    Re: Help! Choking incidents -- why and h

    Thanks for the support and encouragement. We went to the dr, and he said the aspiration was very possible. It was so helpful to talk it through with him. We have a chest xray for LO tomorrow, with...
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    Re: Green mucusy poop...

    We had terrible green, runny, rash-inducing poops during the worst of the teething drool, pre-solids (about 7-8 months old for us). They werent cause for alarm, but if we didnt change the diaper...
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    Re: Help! Choking incidents -- why and h

    So in the 24 hours since the choking incident, Felix has developed an increasingly hacking cough. I'm anxious he may have aspirated a small apple shard. My husband thinks I'm overreacting, but when I...
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    Re: Fussy while feeding

    Hi, and welcome! Can you say more about it? When in the feeding does it happen? Is it new or has it always been like this? How about the rest of the time, happy and content or fussy? I would first...
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    Re: Help! Choking incidents -- why and h

    OK, today, after a night of cuddling with him, I can face it a bit more reasonably. Last night I was pronouncing him done with solids entirely. Thanks for your responses!

    Both times I waited a few...
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    Help! Choking incidents -- why and how?

    Ladies, please help me figure this out! I'm out of my mind with fear over this now. My son almost choked to death tonight on a piece of apple -- a piece he bit off. I did the baby heimlich, had him...
  11. Re: Weaning off night nursing for 8 mo o

    Hi, sorry I dont have more to offer, since I go with your doc's approach. But two thing jump out at me: can you put him in your room, in his crib? So you wouldnt have to wake up so much? That is, co...
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    Re: Need Advice-baby won't eat solids

    I agree with everything said here so far, but just want to ask about sensory issues. Our LO was tube fed in the NICU, and though we eventually got nursing very effectively, my reading has suggested...
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    Re: Losing steam...

    Hi! Sounds like you are doing wonderfully, though I hear you on the worn-out part. We are just about to cross the 1 year mark and I am sick of being hungry ALL THE TIME. But that's beside the point I...
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    Re: Disappointed, ready to give up - hel

    Perhaps someone more knowledgeable could jump in, but I think that this number -- 7 oz -- is too high. Sure, it can be that high or higher, but I think some babies grow only 3-4 oz a week and are...
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    Re: Constant nursing...I'm going bonkers

    This is pretty exactly what my first post on this forum looked like, too. Take heart in the fact it will pass. In fact, I think it got better shortly after I posted -- it's pretty likely you are in a...
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    Re: Need to double milk supply

    And, following a prior suggestion, you might start with a supplement (or sandwich it btwn bfing) so that you finish at the breast. Ultimately you also want to wean off bottles and pump, too, and...
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    Re: Would this boost my supply too much?

    This is such a great thing! I love that you and your sis are co-nursing your nephew -- you kids will be milk-siblings! I wish more people were ok with co nursing.

    I second the hand expressing...
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    Re: Weight gain, 10 mo 14lbs 13 oz

    Hi, I'm no expert, but I just wanted to say that it seems to me, from your description, that she is doing fine. If she is happy and meeting milestones and still gaining, I think the main problem is...
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    Re: help with routine

    Yeah, I am not a scheduler myself, but LO has a schedule he pretty much keeps me to. But the schedule definitely revolves around sleep -- not nursing. We have a typical nursing pattern, sure, but it...
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    Re: Newer than new...

    Wow, I'm reading these and feeling so much envy! We were in the NICU, and at four days out I was crying the whole time I wasn't in the hospital because I couldnt be near my baby. And even in the...
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    Re: When baby has a cold...

    Hi, we just went through the same thing. I think it's normal. When he seemed too stuffy too nurse comfortably even sitting up, I expressed into a glass for him to drink.

    Btw, our biggest help was...
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    Re: Back again - please help!

    Im sorry for your troubles, though you arent alone in having a challenging first month, at least not around here. I have had many and long cases of thrush. Yes, sadly, those antibiotics are probably...
  23. Re: Vasospasms & Thrush How to deal w/ p

    I've had both of those problems. For me, the pain got much better as LO's mouth got bigger, bc the nipple wasn't as traumatized (we too worked on the latch forever, but regardless of the position,...
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    Re: I think hes thirsty!

    Yeah, and can report back to mama!
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    Hi, are you still using a breastshield for every nursing session? are you pumping and feeding bottles? Have you been working with a lactation consultant at all?
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