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    Re: Immunizations

    the nurse recommended that i nurse her while she got her shots...i didn't, but i've heard it can comfort them..:) dd just wanted to nurse one more time than usual after her shots - just for the...
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    Re: extended bfing

    my period returned for the first time last week - i was shocked. but i was able to pump better last week. i could get about 4.5 oz a session and now i am down to 2 at a push.

    unfortunately, i am...
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    extended bfing

    DD is 12 months old now and I have enjoyed bfing her (i never htought i would say that!:)) anyway, i would like to continue b/c i enjoy it, i think it's good for her and it was recommended we...
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    Re: nursing and meds

    i just wanted to let you know that my dr prescribed it to me (as diazepam and he knew i was nursing) from 3 weeks pp until 5/6 mos...i took 2-4 mg a day to help with insomnia asscociated with...
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    General knowledge bfing question

    I was wondering what happens if someone delivers their baby and does not breastfeed? Would she produce milk anyway? I ask because my mil has a lot of guilt for not bfing my dh - but they were...
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    Re: What To Start With? Need Iron?

    tahini - what was mentioned in the previous post is usually not recommended to babies in the us or western europe until 1 yr of age b/c it's made with seseme seeds and could trigger a food...
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    Finger foods

    DD is having a solid food strike atm! I am trying not to be concerned about it and think she might be bored of her food. Her weight has stayed the same the last 5 weeks and she's been fighting off...
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    Re: Dilating Eye Drops?

    i would be shocked if you have to pump and dump b/c my lo had to have her eyes dilated by the same drops given toadults when she was 3 mos old...so, if lo can be given this medication, why not the...
  9. Re: need to fast for glucose bloodtest....

    i had that test at 4 months pp and was allowed water...i would call your dr just to double check. being dehydrated is never good (breast feeding or not!)and it doesn't affect blood sugar.
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    Re: oatmeal instead of rice?

    we skipped rice cereals and went right for porridge oats at 7 months (you could do it at 6) - so i don't see why not. dd seemed to really like it too mixed with a bit of fruit and ebm:) like a pp...
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    Re: Using hands and fingers

    good idea! i'll try that. :ita
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    Using hands and fingers

    My dd HATES using her hands/fingers when she eats (8 1/2 mos old)! She'll wrap up her bib sort of around her peach before she'll bite into it for example. I have tried introducing her to chunks of...
  13. Re: Please help! Thinking of quitting, but don't want too!!

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    at around 4 months my dd went through the worst growth spurt!! i was so sleep deprived, i thought solids or formula top ups would help...i came online and wrote a desperate note on a...
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    Re: On average-how many night feedings?

    my dd is 8 months too and has been ebf until we started solids...she has 2 small meals during the day (bfast one hour after first bf and then dinner 15 min after last evening feed) and a snack of...
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    Re: Cookies for babies.

    do you have rice cereal in the middle east? if so, here's a link to some baby cookie recipes that help boost their iron intake:
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    Re: My solid plan

    there's no must about feeding her solids every day - just go with what your baby is telling you:) i think food is a learning exercise - not something you do for nutrition (unless directed by the dr...
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    sick baby and nursing

    my dd (8 mos) is running a temperature around 100 according to the thermoscan, has a runny nose, is fussy, not sleeping well and won't eat very much - so, i've concluded she's sick. what do you do...
  18. Re: Solids and keeping a good milk supply?

    my dd is 8 months and we still always nurse before a meal (she has 2 a day plus a fruit snack). i also pump a few times a week. i have kept up my supply by just filling her up on bm before food and...
  19. Re: How long for period to return after weaning?

    sounds like you have pcos? i do. i would definetely see your dr about this b/c your hormones are clearly out of whack. they should have returned within 2 months. regular periods are very...
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    Re: Exercising while breastfeeding

    Trainers aren't registered dietitians and I wouldn't rely on their advice. WW is good, but it also doesn't factor exercise into the equation that well especially if you exercise more than 4 points a...
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    Re: How to prepare peaches?

    I am doing a mix of blw and mashed foods - but i just clean it, eat the skin off and then give it to her :) she loves it and cant choke if it's not super ripe b/c it's too hard...it also soothes her...
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    Re: Early Solids, at a loss

    hi michelle - it can be very daunting sometimes combining motherhood with a foreign country - i am in the same boat. it can be especially hard if there is something wrong with the little one and...
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    Re: Early Solids, at a loss

    It sounds like you have had a very difficult time of it with lots of conflicting information! :hug I am sure many others will chime in here, but I can only offer you my experience. I really don't...
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    Re: Constant nursing (and I mean constant!)

    Could she be intolerant to something in your diet? My lo nursed A LOT - too much I think in the early days and sounded very similar to your baby...she nursed 30 or more times a day. Part of it was...
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    Finding a pediatrician...

    I will be visiting my parents in the US (Lafayette, Indiana) in Sept for 3 weeks and would like for her to see a pediatrician in the US. Does anyone have any recommendations on how I can find one...
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