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    Re: Nipple Shields

    I had huge problems with my nipples and used a nipple shield from week 2 to week 10, although less in later weeks. I got my daughter off the shield without any problem, but my lactation consultant...
  2. Re: Solids, Constipation and Flax seed oil

    Thanks for responding. Backing off of solids, especially cereals, seemed to work. She had a more solid golf ball size poo on Friday. No solids Friday, watermelon and papaya on Saturday and Sunday and...
  3. Solids, Constipation and Flax seed oil

    Well, she was liking solids now and then and seemed to be fine, but then she started eating a little more and now she's just not pooing. It was 4 days between poos last week and then the poo was not...
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    Re: goat's yogurt

    My dd reacted strongly when I had cow's milk in my diet. I love cheese and yogurt adn couldn't quite deal with giving up all dairy. Cheese was no problem because I love goats milk cheeses, but I had...
  5. Re: making your own brown rice baby food

    I agree with the pp that if baby is into the chunks just go for the rice or millet or whatever. I started out a little chunky, but my lo really seems to prefer soupy at this point. What I did was...
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    Re: Help! Baby has diarrhea

    Sounds quite normal. So glad you are feeling better about your milk supply. Happy breastfeeding. Leela's mom
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    Re: Water

    Thanks everyone. Helpful as usual. Leela's mom
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    Re: Help! Baby has diarrhea

    Hi, can you provide any information on how old your lo is and what his/her poos were like prior to this change of the last 2 weeks. Also is baby now exclusively breastfed and was he/she taking...
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    Water

    Hi, my LO (7 months now) has been showing interest in solids and is getting a little homemade organic brown rice cereal, bananas, papaya, apple, sweet potato and the list is growing. I have read that...
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    Re: Oatmeal

    My understanding is that oatmeal tends to contribute to constipation more so than other grains.
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    Re: organic/healthy rice cereal?

    Hi, babies can take whole grains at 6 months and they offer much more for them than the super processed commercial cereals. You have a couple of options for whole grain cereals. 1) from the store:...
  12. Re: Breast Pads Here, There, Everywhere

    Cloth are great. THe hardest part these days is deciding on which cloth products you want - there are a billion out there. For basic info on cloth diapering try the diaper hyena website. I think it's...
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    Re: Oh, what lovely medical advice

    When a relative of mine had cancer, I learned something about medical care in the US that really surprised me. Each speciality will look at the patient as if wearing blinders. So, if you're in pain,...
  14. Re: Newly 1 year old-weight dropping QUICKLY

    Your lo sounds happy and energetic; that is such a wonderful thing. Many other mothers will be able to offer you examples of children who did not conform to the charts and were happy and healthy.
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    Re: doesn't like rice cereal

    I agree with the pps that if babe doesn't like it, don't sweat it. But, I would like to add that not all rice cereals are equal. I make my own at home with organic brown rice (blasted the raw rice in...
  16. Re: What do all you working mamas do for a living?

    I am a technical advisor for an international public health firm. I work with governments and NGOs in the developing world to help improve the planning, management and quality of health services....
  17. Re: NY Times article on pumping at work

    You go woman! That is excellent. Does anyone know (perhaps one of the LLL monitors?) what states have laws about lactation rooms. I think, if I am not mistaken, that California is the only state that...
  18. Re: baby cries and want to be held all the time

    As for: some ppl say that if you held the baby all the time or pick him/her up right away when he cried, they would get used to it. I also heard to let baby cry for a few minutes before picking them...
  19. NY Times article on pumping at work

    There is an article in today's (9-1) NY Times on the gap between white collar professionals and other workers' access to/opportunities for pumping at work.

    This link should get you there:...
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    Re: Solids and Weight - Confused

    What do you mean by breast compressions? Do you mean squeazing a bit to make the milk flow a little faster? If so, I do do that when my milk slows down a bit. If something else, please do explain!
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    Re: Solids and Weight - Confused

    Yes, I did check her growth on the WHO charts. She was right on until 5 months and then dropped off a tiny bit between 5 and 6. I am not worried. SHe has been very active lately - skipping sitting...
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    Re: Reflux, Cereal, and Asthma

    My dd had periodic spitup problems (weren't as serious as your sound), but we finally figured out they were directly related to my dairy consumption. Have you tried a food diary to figure out if your...
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    Solids and Weight - Confused

    I am a bit confused about what I read as a contradiction in the literature on solids and baby weight/need. Much of what I read suggests that the first introduction of solids is more for practice than...
  24. Re: Cereals by 3 months????? Isnt it too early??

    Hi, my dd was born 7.3 and is only approaching 14lbs at 6 months and she is considered within range. I think the general (and these are general since every baby is different) guide is double weight...
  25. Re: Nipple pain, many issues, seeking suggestions

    I could have written your post too!!! Wish I had known there were others out there going through this when I was. Should have gotten here sooner!

    My dd is now 5.5 months. In the first 2 months my...
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