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    Thrush at 12 Months...

    My third little one just turned one, and we've just come down with thrush. Now, instead of being able to treasure what will be my last few months of many, many, many as a nursing mother, I'm left...
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    Re: Forceful Letdown?

    Welcome and congratulations on your new LO! :)

    If you read the information at the above site and do suspect OALD, follow the links in the article to the KellyMom site on over-supply/OALD. ...
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    Re: What passes through to baby?

    Congratulations on your new LO!

    This information on gassiness in babies should be helpful in answering the questions you posed!
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    Re: coughing while breastfeeding

    I noticed your other post about pumping, and I think you are probably experiencing some oversupply and overactive letdown. This information should help you decide if this is the case! Enjoy your...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    This is interesting, because my LC acted confused by my description of the problem as well -- as if it was out of the ordinary or something -- and I couldn't ever really figure out why. She just...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    So sorry to hear about how difficult things are for you right now! I had the same experience (terrible engorgement with no let down) with my second LO. I too worked with a LC, and for me, neither...
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    Re: APNO precautions/successes??

    APNO was a dream for me with DS2! Used it on sore nipples, for 2 or 3 weeks, with no problems whatsoever.
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    As others have said, if diaper output is good, don't doubt yourseslf! My first two rarely nursed for more than 5-10 minutes per side and they had great diaper output, gained weight well, and were...
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    But what to do FIRST...?

    Please, please help. I've read and read and read, from a large variety of sources, and I'm confident that I'm struggling with low supply, and each day it becomes clearer that I need to take some...
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    Could I be pumping too much?

    Oh, the things we think will be so simple!

    My DS is about 5 mo and nursing beautifully. Over the last three weeks, I have begun attempts to pump in order to build up a small freezer supply. I...
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    Re: Dental Work While Nursing?

    So what you're saying is, I have to go through with it! :o

    Guess I won't be canceling the appointment....

    Thanks for the information!
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    Dental Work While Nursing?

    The dentist recently told me that I have a small cavity that should be filled (my first:yikes). Is it safe to have this work done while I'm nursing? Has anyone been through this?
  13. Re: Please, please help! Nursing Strike...

    Thanks for the reply. I will likely call my lactation consultant, but I'm better armed to make effective use of my time with her when I've already used the boards as a resource and gotten/tried...
  14. Please, please help! Nursing Strike...

    DD suddenly decided to stop nursing mid-day yesterday. Please help.

    Having just read numerous LLL resources in which mothers tell their stories of sudden weanings, I am an emotional wreck. (The...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures??

    Ah, the joys of reading a novel...!

    Who am I kidding? Many, many novels...! :D

    (I'm already making next summer's reading list for the rest of the family.)
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    Re: Constipation woes

    I know! Isn't it weird!? :confused:

    No supplementation at all. Nothing but breastmilk and exploratory, self-fed solids. And, seriously, the girl breastfeeds constantly...partly due to...
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    Re: Constipation woes

    We have problems with constipation as well. (It's not just that she goes infrequently, either. Her stools are very dark, hard, and small. She has much pain when passing them.) I really can't...
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    Re: 10 month old and solids

    DD self-feeds many foods, but we haven't done pasta yet. What shape/size is good for a first introduction to pasta?

    Also, we've tried lentils, but even with a pretty good pincer grip...they're...
  19. Self-Fed Cereal....Alternatives to Purely O's/Cheerios....

    Does anyone offer their LO an oat-free dry cereal for self-feeding? Ideas?
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    Re: popping off while feeding

    Did he seem upset while doing this? DD would do this playfully, very proud that she was newly able to pop on and off, at will. Distraction is also a possibility. We sometimes have to nurse in...
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    Re: Twiddling While Nursing

    DD pops off the nipples she's feeding from....twiddles it for a little (pincer practice!)...then pops back on.
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    Re: Pacifier?

    We had planned to avoid any use of a pacifier. At eight weeks, we traveled to Boston (DH ran the marathon in honor of the new baby :D )...and we decided to allow DD to have a pacifier for the long...
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    Re: Help from Moms of 11-Month Olds..?

    A little background:

    Staying at home is a possibility...but one that would be a financial stretch, for sure! We're just trying to look at whether that stretch is the best thing for our...
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    Help from Moms of 11-Month Olds..?

    I am in the process of making the very difficult decision about whether to return to work at the end of January. (I need to notify my employer within the next two weeks....and I am in agony over it!...
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    Re: clogged duct?

    You're so welcome. I have heard people talk about pasty or stringy milk coming out when the plugged duct unclogs, though that didn't happen to me. What I've read is that this is not any reason for...
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