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  1. Re: the iron issue for a 9m old, and other q's

    Now I'm worried about the iron in the fortified cereal that I am feeding my dd! Is it keeping her from absorbing the iron in breastmilk?
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    Re: Baby refusing solids - help please

    Jackie
    Wow! I so admire you for bf your twins. My twins are 7 and they were 5lbs 4oz, and 4lbs 2ozs at birth. I tried to bf, but wasn't successful, so I pumped for 2 months. I so wanted to bf...
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    Re: Clear milk?

    This may sound very simple minded, but I have read so many posts about weight gain;I'm completely convinced bf is perfect...I know my ped. really offended me when she questioned my daughter's...
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    Re: Desperate for help

    I agree with Sarah! Make sure you are counting the ozs you drink! I drink 100or more ozs per day. Maybe that will help. Oatmeal in the mornings helps me. Also, I pump for at least 20 min. per...
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    Re: 9 month not nursing much anymore

    I freaked out when my DD refused to nurse at 8 mos. It lasted about a week, but she has gone back to nursing. Looking back at our pre-strike relationship, I can see a big difference in her habits! ...
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    Re: What I've Learned....

    Speaking of nursing bras!!!! I have ONE and it is so ready for retirement...well I actually have a drawer full, but most of them I only wear at home because they just don't do the job! I'm in a D...
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    Re: pumping and freezing for later??

    Lindsay, I did the block feeding thing too. I too have size D breasts...actually double D, and I tried to pump the side that she didn't nurse on as often as I could. Are you going to be returning...
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    Re: mixing pumped milk

    I have done this too. I don't remember how long it was before I read that you shouldn't...I never saw any negative side effects, but I did stop. I just chill the fresh milk before I pour it in with...
  9. Deep Breast Massage...more info., please!

    Someone mentioned 'deep breast massage' to help with flow during nursing...could someone give me more info on this? I think it was Cutiepie...in the pumping forum. Is this something beyond gentle...
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    Re: Exclusive pumpers....

    I'm sure someone more qualified will address this soon, but I did read here that to get the full benefits of nursing, they have to nurse at the breast. I learned last week that the germs that are in...
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    Re: Getting breast pump from WIC

    This is all news to me! I had no idea that WIC offered this. Is it to ANYONE, or do you have to qualify? I really messed up with my pump. I have worn two out, and the last one I bought is ok, but...
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    Re: What I've Learned....

    Wow! I really enjoyed this post, and shared many of your lessons! I never thought that bf would be such a spiritual experience, but it is incredible. It has been a journey that I have shared with...
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    Re: Nursing strike -- help!

    Has she started nursing at night again? My DD never stopped that, but she did not nurse while awake for about 7 days! Hers was related to nipple preference, or so I thought. Maybe it's just...
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    Re: New to pumping

    I definitely agree with Lilly's Mom...I find something to do while I pump. When I'm at work, I'm usually on this forum! If not that, I do a crossword or play solitaire on the computer. I've gotten...
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    Re: Bella's Strike-Please Help!

    She drinks water and juice from one. I'll try that...do you happen to know which ones are slower? Thanks!
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    Re: New to pumping

    I'm not an expert, but I have come to believe that pumping is an art! If you're new to it, I think you will have to be patient with the process...learn your body, your pump, and be patient! I've...
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    Re: Bella's Strike-Please Help!

    Rebecca
    I don't know how I missed your reply last week...as you predicted, she has gone back to nursing. I did check all of the nipples and replaced some to get the slowest flow possible. She is...
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    Re: Nursing strike -- help!

    Kristin,
    I know how you feel! My DD is 9 mos today, and last week, she refused to nurse! I was devastated until I spent some time reading on this forum. Apparently it is normal at this age. Mine...
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    Re: Bella's Strike-Please Help!

    Poppet...thanks for the suggestion! It did finally hit me that I should do that once I decided that was part of the problem. At first, I thought that I had scared her with my reaction to the...
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    Re: Bella's Strike-Please Help!

    Rebecca
    Thank you so much for the encouraging reply. I feel better about the biting issue, but do you think she might be showing a little nipple preference? Last night, while I was trying to get...
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    Re: Bella's Strike-Please Help!

    Andi...thank you so much for responding! Did your girlfriend say how long it usually takes? I guess it's probably different for everyone. I am much calmer than I was, but you're right...at first I...
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    Re: Bella's Strike-Please Help!

    Cindy...thank you so much for responding. I was beginning to think that I was chopped liver! I kept watching all of the others get replies and I've been waiting for several days. Just knowing that...
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    Re: postpartum anxiety

    I am so sorry! That sounds completely miserable. Surely there is something that you could take while breastfeeding! I have little panic attacks, but nothing major. Mine is mostly depression. I...
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    Re: postpartum anxiety

    Hi! I'm no expert, but I read this and I know that after my twins were born I was completely LOONEY! It was almost a year before I went to my doctor and got medication...it was like waking up from...
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    Re: Help!!!! Biting baby.

    This sounds so much like what I am dealing with, but my DD won't nurse, she just looks at me, chomps, and fusses when I try to keep her on the boppy...she refuses to nurse, and I end up giving her a...
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