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  1. Re: 6.5 month old suddenly not Nursing

    Thanks!

    No worries! And she doesn't actually get bottles when I'm at work, I nurse her in her daycare every 2-3 hours. I also work from home two days a week so the only day she gets a bottle is on...
  2. Re: 6.5 month old suddenly not Nursing

    Ok, she just did a good nursing session, I'm relieved and seem to have worried for nothing :) Phew! (Us first time mums are prone to this huh :) )
  3. Re: 6.5 month old suddenly not Nursing

    I just took a hot shower and expressed a couple oz of milk (barely had to squeeze they were so full), so that feels better at least.
  4. 6.5 month old suddenly not Nursing

    Last night when my 6.5month old woke up she nursed at 1am fine, then at 5am she refused to nurse. I know I have milk because milk was pouring out and running down me. Then she nursed a little a 7am,...
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    Re: Cereal Confusion

    Thank you everyone!

    My pediatrician did mention Iron vit. supplements, but we already do the Vit D ones and I really don't want to add another!

    Yes, we are not planning on starting for another...
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    Re: Cereal Confusion

    I emailed my pediatrician about skipping cereals and she said that breastfed babies around 6months don't have enough iron. She said I should not start with a veggie (I mentioned squash or avocado)...
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    Re: Cereal Confusion

    Very interesting, I'm a slightly older (30s) first time mum and had heard this before, but it makes a lot of sense to me to skip cereals, then go for oatmeal later on (I'm personally a big oatmeal...
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    Cereal Confusion

    My LO is 5months old so I've started researching solids to be started at 6 months and the info out there is confusing...I was planning on starting off with rice cereal, but there are so many kinds:
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  9. Re: Bottles and nipples advice for returning to work

    Thanks again tclynx I will keep that in mind and look up the videos...do you know if they are on The Kelly site, I hate blind googling you get so many bad sources of info mixed with the good!
  10. Re: Bottles and nipples advice for returning to work

    Thanks Erin, I love that she is able to do this too! She will be living with us for two months, so on two days when I work from home I'll be able to feed her then hand her back to mum. Unfortunately...
  11. Re: Bottles and nipples advice for returning to work

    Thanks!

    I'm not sure what my breastmilk flow is, but I have had issues with spray and oversupply which is under control now (well I still spray and leak a ton but manageable). She's taking the...
  12. Bottles and nipples advice for returning to work

    My baby will be 3 months in 5 days and in a week and a half I'll be returning to work. I'll be gone for 10 hours a day 3 days a week. For the next two months she will be cared for in my house by my...
  13. Temas: Spray

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    Re: Spray

    We had our 2month apt with the pediatrician and she continues to gain a consistent half pound every week (now 10lb 13oz and 22.5 inches), so I'm feeling good that any possible oversupply or oald...
  14. Re: Painfully pulling off nipple when done??

    When I can tell my baby is about to do this I push my breast into her face so she cannot pull off and has to unclamp.
  15. Temas: Spray

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    Re: Spray

    Thank you again!

    So I decided to stop my 2am pump for the first time last night and nursed at 9pm and we both (baby girl and I) slept until 4am. She nursed on both sides (I was very hard and...
  16. Temas: Spray

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    Re: Spray

    I have had overproduction, engorgement and fast letdown issues since week 2, but they were being managed. Then after I was able to drop the nipple shield the major leaking and spray started. The...
  17. Temas: Spray

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    Re: Spray

    Thanks!
    I pump once a day (in the middle of the night 2am ) for 5 minutes to prepare for when I go back to work and because I get painfully rock hard if it goes past 4 hours and I noticed that...
  18. Temas: Spray

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    Re: Spray

    Also I wanted to add baby now does 5 minute feeds most of the time and only as long as 15 once or twice a day.
  19. Temas: Spray

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    Spray

    I've finally gone 3 days without using the nipple shield and now all of a sudden every time baby unlatches it sprays in many directions and as far I'd say as 2 feet and doesn't stop until I put a...
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    Re: Breast pain

    I see my lactation consultant every Friday at a breastfeeding social group at my hospital...she thinks I should relax, continue to work on the engorgement and use ice after nursing to sooth the pain....
  21. Re: Effect on supply when baby sleeps longer

    No advise, but I can relate! I'm a FTM and My baby started doing this at 4 weeks also ( she's 5 weeks today). It was very uncomfortable physically and mentally, but so far the breasts are slowly...
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    Re: Breast pain

    Thank you everyone for your replies! Breastfeeding is tricky for me and it really helps to have this resource to help me figure all this out!


    It does seem that the more progress I make on...
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    Re: Breast pain

    I do get tingles when I have a let down, but maybe you can get both feelings of tingles and pain?

    My nipples, temp and baby's health are fine so I'm sure we don't have an infection. Baby is...
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    Re: Breast pain

    No, the nipple is fine, well it gets sore when she latches wrong and I have to keep fixing her (working on transitioning off the nipple shield). I don't think she has thrush, lips and mouth look...
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    Breast pain

    When I nurse on my right side I get this sharp pain in the inside of my breast (area between my nipple and sternum). When she is not nursing the area is still sore, but more of an ache. It is...
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