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    Re: Last stand against thrush. Advice?

    It took me a 14 day supply of diflucan along with nystatin for the kids and GV before kicking it (after 3 mo of thrush). Keep after your dr to try to get the full 14 day treatment (or see if the ped...
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    Re: 14 weeker mom no sleep

    I second the EBM in a bottle. It was the only way I could get some sleep. Could it be something else like Reflux? My two wanted to nurse every hour (for a few minutes) to settle the acid in their...
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    Re: Ready to cry

    I found the only thing that finally got rid of it for us was the Gentian Violet with the Diflucan pills. I had to take the pills for 14 days (not just the one day typically prescribed). We went...
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    Re: Physician pressure to wean

    I just wanted to say the rash looks like an allergy to me. My dd gets a very similar rash when she eats anything with spinich (or I did when nursing) or when they gave her amoxil. As someone who...
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    Re: birth control

    I used the minipill for the first year PP and then had the Mirena inserted. Neither one affected my supply.
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    Re: I really need help.....

    We had to supplement in the first few weeks until my milk got up to where it needed to be. My two also would go for an hour. The LC I worked with (who also taught multiples classes and BF classes)...
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    Re: Fenugreek... tea vs. pill

    For me the pills worked better (since I was taking 9 a day).

    Nancy
    Mom to Elijah & Audrey
    9/19/06
    Twin GERDlings
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    Re: 9 week old diagnosed with acid reflux

    Both of my twins had bad reflux. We finally went to a pediatric GI specialist who prescribed Prilosec for both of them. The kids took it twice a day until they outgrew the reflux (dd around 12...
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    Re: Impossible latch-on!!!

    Keep going back to the LC at Kaiser, I even went in after the kids were a year for some help. Remember that they are there to help you out. It took me about 2-3 months of going back each time my...
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    Re: What should I do?

    Have you tried things to keep him awake while nursing? I had to stripe my two to their diapers and even run cold washcloths on them to keep them awake during nursing. This dropped the time from...
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    Re: Could this be Thrush?

    We used the lotrimin and still use it on diaper rash. With the twins we all battled Thrush on and off for about 6 months (we kept re-infecting each other). My breasts never hurt, but the kids...
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    Re: Trying to wean, but how?

    Have you thought of just trying to night wean? I followed dr. Jay Gordon's method for my twins and it worked really well. Once they were not nursing at night my outlook during the day was much...
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    Re: Roll Call...

    I'm here with now 21mo old twins
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    Re: need help...

    You may also want to see about adding pear juice. It was what kept my two regular.
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    Re: 4 Month Old Constipated

    I would stop the rice cereal. For us it did not help and just made the spit up chunkier. Finally by putting the twins on Prilosec we were able to get the reflux under control (They screamed 6-8 hrs...
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    Re: My poor baby - painful poop

    I was told that all the p fruit and veg help with pooping (peas, peaches, pears, prunes, etc.) We also had to finally give the kids Milk of Magnesia (GI said it was better than a suppository) each...
  17. Re: Arching back- crying after feed - holding breath!

    Really sounds like reflux to me. You may want to check out the website www.reflux.org.
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    Re: Adult allergy medicine?

    I have taken both regularly and they have not affected my milk. Mostly you have to remember to drink plenty of water while on them. I found for me that Zyrtec works better for me (both kids are...
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    Re: Combination pill while BFing

    Don't know if it is an option for you but I switched from the minipill to the Mirena IUD which actually increased my supply.
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    Re: eye teeth

    :hug:hug No advice, but I wanted to let you know I am right there suffering with you. (Both are cutting the eyeteeth).
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    What worked for me is moving up the nursing so that they did not associate nursing with sleeping. I also kept shortening it. We started reading books instead of nursing before the nap. Now they...
  22. Re: Help. Feeling down... need encouragement!

    I found that if I let my kids use a pacifier while teething, it satisfys their need for sucking and we are all happier. We tried all different teethers, but for them a pacifier really helps. Now...
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    Re: weaning from nurse-to-nap?

    You can also nurse him and then start putting him in the crib while drowsy instead of asleep. It takes time, but I kept moving the nursing earlier and the nap later so that they were not expecting...
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    Re: BFing just to fall asleep?

    I had this same fear. They would only nurse to sleep until about 9 mo. Then I was able to put them in their cribs for naps and if really tired they would fall asleep within a few minutes. Just the...
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    Re: Near tears- help

    I used fenugreek to get my production back up during illness or growth spurts. You can find it at many healthfood stores.
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