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    Re: About to give up, heartbroken

    I'm so sorry, Crissy! Your post ended up in a moderation queue and I didn't see it until now.

    A fast letdown can make nursing frustrating and upsetting for both of you, and it sounds like yours is...
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    Re: Does Anyone Choose Not to Pump?

    Absolutely! If you don't need to pump, then you don't need to pump. If that makes sense. :D I tried to build a small freezer stash after my oldest was born—just in case—but I couldn't pump more...
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    Re: Cracked nipple

    Wow, that sounds really awful. :( I had pain for a long time with my daughter, but nothing like what you're going through. I'm impressed by your persistence -- I don't think I could have stuck with...
  4. Breastfeeding Today, Issue 26, November 2014

    Breastfeeding Today, Issue 26, November 2014

    • When Stored Milk Smells Soapy or Rancid - excerpt from the book Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC

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    Mary Ann Cahill, LLL Founder

    It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Mary Ann Cahill, one of La Leche League’s seven Founders and fellow LLLI Board member, who left us on the morning of October 26, 2014.

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    Re: Streaks of blood in stool

    Just an FYI -- this was part of an older thread, and I split it off into its own thread since it's a new situation. :gvibes
  7. New Beginnings, 2014 Issue 3, October 2014

    New Beginnings, 2014 Issue 3, October 2014

    • SIDS, Suffocation, and the Safe Sleep Seven - excerpt from LLLI's new book Sweet Sleep
    • Tips for Calming Your Fussy Baby
  8. Re: Baby Ioves food more than the breast :(

    bump :gvibes
  9. Re: Weaning 14 month old because of methimazole

    In Medications and Mothers' Milk, Dr. Hale gives methimazole a lactation safety rating of L2 (safer) - Limited Data - Probably Compatible, and says:

    And in this thread on the InfantRisk...
  10. Re: small 3 month old Still hungry after breastfeeding

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    Re: Where's my post?

    Sorry about that... I left a redirect, but maybe it's not showing up for you.

    Since it was about WAH jobs rather than a breastfeeding issue, I moved it to Around the Refreshment Table. You can...
  12. Re: Psoriasis while breastfeeding....

    bump :gvibes
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    Re: Beer to increase supply?

    In Medications and Mothers' Milk, Dr. Hale says

    In the LactMed database entry on alcohol, it says that beer may increase serum prolactin levels during nursing because of polysaccharides from...
  14. Re: Can I nurse after Keratin Treatment?

    I'm sorry your question got missed!

    In case your question comes up again in the future -- I was able to find a response from Dr. Hale (author of Medications and Mothers' Milk) on the InfantRisk...
  15. Re: Enzymes and proteins: always feed two hours apart, min?

    I haven't heard that before, but it seems very unlikely! Many babies nurse more often than every two hours, especially during the early months.

    In fact, nursing more often than every two hours...
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    Re: Teaching 5 month old to nurse

    I've heard of babies latching on for the first time when they're several months old, but I don't know how common it is. :huh Bumping in the hopes that someone else here has some experience with...
  17. Re: Increasing Milk Supply After PICU Stay

    That sounds really stressful! I can imagine how hard it would be to deal with trying to pump on top of everything else.

    I realize you posted this a couple weeks ago... How are things going now?
  18. Re: Pumping for twin preemies, engorgment pain and oversuppl

    Wow, I'm not sure I feel qualified to even have an opinion on this... :huh What counts as oversupply for twins? Are you pumping a lot more milk than they need?

    Being constantly engorged and not...
  19. Re: upper lip tie and biting with teeth (6 months old)

    6 teeth at 6 months? So he has his upper front teeth? Wow!

    Even with lots of teeth, babies can't bite when they're actively sucking and swallowing. Do you notice that he tends to bite at...
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    Re: Mastisis

    We seem to have missed this one; I'm so sorry!

    I see this was a week or two ago.... How are you feeling now?
  21. Breastfeeding Today, Issue 25, September 2014

    Breastfeeding Today, Issue 25, September 2014

    • The Safe Sleep Seven - co-sleeping safely

    • Visiting a New Arrival? Help, Don't Hinder!

    • Cluster Feeding
  22. Re: Pain/soreness on right breast & Migraine Meds question

    :ita Definitely call InfantRisk.

    In Medications and Mothers' Milk, it says that Fioricet is a combined medication with acetaminophen or aspirin, caffeine, and butalbital. About butalbital it...
  23. Re: 4 month old distraught if I'm not around; won't take bot

    Wow, that's incredibly stressful! :( She sounds bit like my son -- separation anxiety set in really early and I couldn't even take a 5 minute shower without him falling apart. I didn't have to deal...
  24. Re: nursing on demand? provide enough fore and hind milk?

    How old is your baby? About how many times does she nurse in 24 hours?

    Generally, you don't need to worry about foremilk and hindmilk. Most of the milk is produced while baby is actively nursing...
  25. Re: Active 8 month old just won't settle down to nurse!

    Oh, that sounds exhausting! It's pretty common for babies that age to get less patient with stopping to nurse, though of course not every baby is quite as high-energy as yours is.

    It sounds like...
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