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  1. Re: Dr. prescribed vitamins for breast fed baby

    Vitamin D supplementation can be necessary for some mothers and/or babies. Here is some information about it that may help you decide if they are right for you:
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    Re: Inducing lactation

    Gentle Moderator note: Only Leaders (members with LLL in their username) speak for La Leche League.

    For information from LLLI on milk sharing:
    http://www.llli.org/Release/milksharing.html
  3. Re: Dr. says I need to give LO vitamins

    Breastmilk actually is a great source of iron for babies. While breastmilk does not contain a lot of iron, the type of iron is more bioavailable than the iron in supplements. From this LLLI...
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    Re: is there a right way?

    There is no universal answer. Each mother and baby pair are different. Some babies like and need both sides and others prefer only one side per feeding. It is best to let your baby be your guide...
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    Re: Return of period

    My cycles came back at 12 months with my first, 2 months with my second and 4 months with my third. Not at all happy with the last two, because I was all set to have a repeat of the first! :D

    I...
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    Re: Won't Take Pacifier

    Exclusively breastfed babies rarely are constipated. If you are ever concerned, please consult your doctor on how to treat it. Corn is a food that is high on the list of foods that cause allergies,...
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    Re: okay to supplement on vacation?

    Even though you won't be home and are not as comfortable nursing in public, you may find that you are able to sustain your exclusive breastfeeding relationship by getting creative with feedings. ...
  8. Re: Need better reply to this criticism/"concern"

    Maybe you should let the burden of proof lie with them? Ask them for the studies that show their side. They won't be able to find any. And when they can't be sure to let them know that the AAP has...
  9. Temas: poop?

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    Re: poop?

    It's probably the fibers in the bananas. Looks like little brown threads or even (ew!) worms but it's just likely to be banana if she ate it recently. :)
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    Re: Let 2 week old cry through the night?

    You must be so tired! I went through that two week old stage just four months ago! I would recommend that you go with what your instincts are telling you. If it doesn't feel right, then don't do...
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    Re: straight into the freezer?

    Gosh, I'm going to have to have them make an embarrassed smilie just for me. :) Sorry for any confusion ~ again.


    My post should have read:
    The Breastfeeding Answer Book says you have to chill...
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    Re: straight into the freezer?

    I researched a bit further, and it appears I left out a small detail regarding freezing milk. The Breastfeeding Answer Book says you have to chill freshly pumped milk before freezing it UNLESS you...
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    Re: straight into the freezer?

    I wouldn't automatically throw them out. I don't think that it would make it bad. Milk that is bad will smell sour and taste bad, just like cow's milk. I tried to find the reason why it should be...
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    Re: straight into the freezer?

    What an easy question to answer! It should be cooled in the fridge first.

    Here's a link on milk storage guidelines in case you have other questions about how long it can be stored. ...
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    Re: need help! jaundiced 8 day old...

    How are things going? Were you able to reach a Leader? I was thinking of you and your little one and wanted to check in! If you have time to send an update, please do!
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    Re: need help! jaundiced 8 day old...

    Sounds like your instincts are working for you very well. :) Make sure to watch wet/dirty diapers closely and watch for signs of dehydration. Keep listening to those instincts. They will tell you...
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    Re: need help! jaundiced 8 day old...

    (((hugs, mama))) I'm sorry you are getting such contradictory information from the medical community. I know you were open to a second opinion, but would you consider a third? Keep trying to reach...
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    Re: Just wondering....

    I would also recommend contacting a Leader or a lactation consultant to see if they have a copy of Medications and Mother's Milk by Thomas Hale, PhD. He is considered THE authority on medications...
  19. Re: Going to a LLL meeting before giving birth?

    Going to a meeting while still pregnant is an excellent idea! You can brush up on breastfeeding and get some practical tips on managing breastfeeding while still caring for siblings. Meeting #2,...
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    Re: need help! jaundiced 8 day old...

    Just checking in and wondering if you were able to get the help you needed today. :)
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    Re: need help! jaundiced 8 day old...

    Definitely call your LLL Leader no matter what day of the week it is. If it is not a good time to give you the attention you need, then she will get your number and call you back shortly. It is...
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    Re: What are the BFing MUST HAVES?

    This was what I was going to say! Glad I read all the posts! :D
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    Re: Could my 3wk old have refulx??

    I've heard of some moms using probiotics like acidophilous for babies with tummy troubles. I believe there is one that is the same bacteria already in the breastfed babies gut called bifidobacteria,...
  24. Re: Regreting my decision t wean and I am Morning......

    It's only been a few days and if nursing is what you want to do, then go for it! Chances are good your son will nurse again since it hasn't been so long. And nursing will help you tremendously with...
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    Re: Green poops?

    If she's got a little congestion, fussy and not sleeping well, it sound like a regular cold. Every time either of my kids would get a cold, the virus would almost instantly turn their stools green. ...
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