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    Re: sling recommendation for 30 hours air travel

    If you can try a few on, that is the best, but even where I live in a major city, I haven't been able to find a store that has all the various kinds. I have used a pouch, ring sling, ergo carrier and...
  2. Temas: Need Help

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    Re: Need Help

    Water, rest, fenugreek, oatmeal (I eat steelcut, and have grown to love it), and a tincture called More Milk Plus.

    But the best thing--the most effective thing--is to get DD to nurse, nurse,...
  3. Temas: Sns

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    Re: Sns

    My friend's DS had a hard time latching and they used a nipple shield. Once his latch was good with that, she had him go cold turkey--no milk or formula unless he was latched well on the breast. It...
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    Re: Milk Supply Decreasing

    For building your milk stash, try pumping first thing in the morning before DB nurses. I do this on days even when I don't use a bottle, and it's helped. I get a lot more milk in the morning.

    For...
  5. Temas: Fenugreek

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    Re: Fenugreek

    I take it every once in a while, for a few weeks at a time, and have never noticed a smell. I don't think you have to smell different for it to have an effect. I usually take the amount rec'd on the...
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    Re: SNS: What do you think?

    We used an SNS for a few weeks because of latch issues, and had no problem weaning once DB learned to latch correctly. Using the SNS helped a lot with that, since DB learned that he had to be at the...
  7. Temas: More Poop

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    Re: More Poop

    I would try giving foods that loosen up poops, like prunes, pears, peas, etc. Many people give some diluted prune juice to help. Also, you can try avoiding constipating foods like bananas for a...
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    Re: How to know if supply is low?

    I know how worrying it is. DS and I also had a difficult start to breastfeeding, and because of that, I think I was worried for a while, and often! I have to say, every time I've been concerned,...
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    Re: SNS to build Supply?

    I used an SNS because DS would not nurse at the breast for the first 2 weeks, so in order to help him get onto the breast, I would pump, then use the SNS to drip milk down to a nipple shield on my...
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    Re: 3 day wait rule?

    I have allergy concerns in my family and plan on following the wait rule until DB is at least a year. After a year I will probably still follow it with high-allergy items like peanuts, strawberries,...
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    Re: Feeding Intervals

    My 7.5mo still nurses about every 3hrs during the day, but he has slept through the night pretty consistently since he was about 3mo, so it's really not as tough as it was when he was a newborn. I...
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    Re: Do I need to sterilize each time???

    I don't sterilize pumps parts every time, and my LC said it wasn't necessary unless they got dropped on a pretty dirty floor or I/DB was sick (not necessary, but might help us get over what we have...
  13. Re: Stored in freezer door...how long will it last?

    It can be good for anywhere between 2wks-6mos, depending on the temp of the freezer, how often it's opened, etc. Here are some guidelines:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkstorage.html#storage...
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    Re: Excrement Question

    There's probably nothing wrong with DB. I think they have lots of different kinds of (normal) poops and it's pretty hard, in my experience, to win the guessing game of whether something in your diet...
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    Re: Unconsolable crying question

    DS was increasingly unhappy lying down or even being on his side to nurse. Once he started turning down nursing, I brought him to the ped who suspected reflux. They don't really "test" for it, but...
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    Re: Breastfeeding and Work Trips

    It might help to leave DD some of your pyjamas that you've worn a few times (and haven't washed). Also, you could ask DH to wear a shirt that smells like you while he gives DD the bottle. It's...
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    Re: Breatfeeding turned into wrestling match

    At just about the same age my DS started to get reflux. The back stiffening was one sign. Perhaps he's trying to position himself to avoid that or some other discomfort? When my DB was almost able to...
  18. Temas: made a mistake

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    Re: made a mistake

    Here are the things I've done to increase my supply, in order of how useful I think they've been.

    1. Nurse baby frequently. This was by far the most effective thing for me, and had the added...
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    Re: nausea from nursing

    Me too. I think either I'm slightly dehydrated or it's just the body's response to such a large & sudden drop in fluid. I have low blood pressure too, and notice a similar reaction with rapid...
  20. Temas: general ?

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    Re: general ?

    I know of this site, though I don't visit it too often...
    http://singlemothers.org/SMO/index.php
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    Re: Scabs on nipples; how to heal?

    I had chunks of nipple coming off and scabs. Not pretty. I think mostly what helps is time, but I also used Lansinoh and Soothies, which I feel helped a lot. You can put Soothies in the fridge if you...
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    Re: building milk supply

    I used the following: fenugreek, then swapped that with More Milk Plus (a tincture available in health food stores or online), and added steel cut oatmeal for breakfast and lots of water. Some people...
  23. Temas: getting started

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    Re: getting started

    Congratulations on your new DD!

    Around 6-9wks your supply evens out to meet DD's needs, so it's good to start pumping now so your body continues to create enough milk for you to easily "skim off...
  24. Re: Need HELP - Manual AVENT works, Pump in Style does not

    Just one or two more ideas that might help.

    I started pumping after being away from it for 4mo and like you got maybe 1-2oz maximum in 30min. Someone suggested pumping before DB eats in the early...
  25. Re: Need HELP - Manual AVENT works, Pump in Style does not

    Do you get any suction from the PIS? If not, try jiggling the faceplate. Also try replacing the white star membranes.
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