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    How to get my twins back?

    My body is SO SENSITIVE with milk production! I initially had overproduction/OALD, so I blockfed for a day and now my production is so low...Especially in my right breast!!! My "twins" are not so...
  2. Re: nursing newborn with active toddler interfering?

    Sometimes I play this specific game w/ my 2.5 yr old while nursing... I'll ask him to find me things in the room that have a certain shape or color. He loves looking around and finding things I ask...
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    quick question

    Quick question -- My DD only takes one breast per session. If my DD doesn't "empty" one side when she's finished eating, do I switch breasts for the next nursing session or should I put her back on...
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    nursing often enough?

    Hi - I've read that infants should be nursing 8-12x/day. My 9 wk old only nurses about 7x/day now. Is that okay??? I try feeding her more often, but she won't take. She nurses about every 2.5 - 3...
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    Re: Should I bottle feed BM?

    Thank you for your helpful thoughts. I think you're right about the bottle and possibly aggravating the gassiness. I'm going to try sticking w/ the breast a bit longer and try to get to the point...
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    Re: Should I bottle feed BM?

    I forgot to mention... she's pretty much sleeping through the night now and only barely wakes up once where I can feed her in the middle of the night... So, that only ends up being about 7 or 8...
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    Re: Should I bottle feed BM?

    Thank you for your replies. It seems like I for sure shouldn't force her to eat. So I guess I shouldn't stress too much that her wets have gotten down to about 5 full ones a day, either.



    My...
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    Should I bottle feed BM?

    So it seems like my breastfeeding career with my DD is constantly changing... Here's the latest dilema if you can help...?

    For the past three weeks, my 9 wk old DD only feeds one breast per...
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    Re: reflux or something else?

    Is it possible that she is starting to prefer the flow of the bottle rather than the sometimes slower flow from breast?
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    Re: how much should b pumped?

    It's great you asked this question because I was thinking of doing the exact same thing starting this weekend with my 9 wk old, too. Are you concerned that he may get nipple confused and then it'll...
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    Re: How often does your infant nurse>

    My DD is 7 wks old tomorrow. We nurse about every 2.5 hrs during the day, then around 10, she'll either cluster feed for another two hours or she'll just go down for the night. Then she'll go 3-5 hr...
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    Re: Nighttime/daytime switched

    Thanks for all your advice. I'll be sure to try it all! Hope it works.
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    Re: Nighttime/daytime switched

    thanks monika. How about during daytime naps... Should I still keep the room light & bright during the day?
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    Nighttime/daytime switched

    Hello - can anyone tell me how to get my DD (6 wks old) to fix her daytime/nighttime? They've been switched for about two weeks and I've done so much to TRY to keep her awake during the day after...
  15. Re: OALD, Nursing strike, don't know what to do

    Hi Butercup, I posted earlier on this thread. Just want to give you a :hug and to keep giving you encouragement. I went through exactly the same thing with my DS -- it lasted for five months! But,...
  16. Re: 7th day....still not needing nursing pads

    I never used nursing pads with my first two kids. This third, I'm leaking like crazy. I guess it's different with each kid?...:eye
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    Re: OALD and Fussy 5 week old

    My DS did the same thing starting at 2 wks old and unfortunately lasted for 5 months, but it DID stop. I don't know what it was that caused him to do this, but I just took it one feeding at a time...
  18. Re: Sleeping through the night???????

    Both my kids started sleeping through the night early on, too. One at 7 weeks and the other at 9 weeks. The first one was bottle fed, but the second was breastfed and still started sleeping through...
  19. Re: HELP!How do you keep baby awake for feeding?

    You can also try breast compressions to keep him interested and sucking longer. http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Breast-compression.asp.
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    Re: Support/Advice/Shoulder to Cry on??

    Did you check to see if there are any medical conditions that's causing her not to latch or be efficient at nursing (like tongue-tied)? My first daughter didn't have any physical issues, but she...
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    still so sleepy at 5 wks?

    Hi, this is my 3rd child, but I've never had such a sleepy one before. My DD is now 5 wks old, but she's still sooo very sleepy that I have to wake her up for practically every feeding about every 3...
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    Re: vasospasm with pumping?

    To Kaitlyns.mom - I can tell my breasts aren't emptying out with feeding b/c they still feel full to the touch when we're done. Also, when I switch breasts, the first breast that was nursed on will...
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    Re: Couple issues

    I don't have experience with nipples shields to give you advice about that, but here's a thought on the leaking nipple. I put a disposable nursing pad under my other breast while my dd nurses on one...
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    Re: 4 week old...drier diapers

    I'll check with my LC and see if she can recommend a place for free weighings. Thanks!

    Need help figuring out what to do now...
    I don't think I have a supply issue. In fact, I think I may have...
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    Re: vasospasm with pumping?

    Thank you for your encouragements and suggestions. The vasospasm with nursing has subsided a lot and nursing is getting much more comfortable, but I am still getting the whitening & hardening of the...
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