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  1. Re: High pre-pregnancy prolactin cause problems with BFing?

    Hopefully someone with more experience and knowledge will pop along but just to say that it's my understanding that high prolactin levels pre-pregnancy can be caused by so many different things....
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    Re: I need an anatomy lesson, tmi

    I have nipples that are not remotely sticky-outy (really quite flat) and my nursling is just approaching his 3rd birthday. Had one incident of a blocked duct in 3 years, no mastitis, no cracked...
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    Re: nursing on the news

    There's a good review of the stats here:

    http://www.kellymom.com/writings/bf-numbers.html

    However it's a bit out of date. The CDC 2005 survey has an improved figure of 39% still breastfeeding...
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    Re: nursing on the news

    Thank goodness she was in the minority of US mums doing any breastfeeding at 7 months (less than 35% in 2003). Mind you it was only around 5% in the year I was born (1972) so at least we're moving in...
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    Re: Baby not gaining adequate weight

    I would agree that you shouldn't assume supplementing is the way just from your doctor's opinion - get some more advice. There are loads of stages to go through before using formula - like meeting an...
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    Re: Besides the nipple what else can soothe?

    I really wanted to avoid using a paci because I was concerned about what I'd read about the negative effects they can have on latch and breastfeeding success. I was lucky because I never really...
  7. Re: Is it best not to time how long baby is on the breast?

    I did actually look at the clock and wrote some info down on feeds and nappies. BUT I didn't act differently because of the clock and certainly would not have taken a feeding baby off the breast...
  8. Re: Annoyed at a discouraging comment made by a coworker....

    I bought my pump in advance - why not?! Is she implying it's because you might not be 'able to' breastfeed. I think the tiny minority of mothers that are physically unable to breastfeed make buying a...
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    Re: possible milk allergy....help

    I hope you don't mind me saying this but wouldn't gas be the most obvious issue and very very very common? What made your doctor think a dairy issue which is much much rarer?
    How is he at bringing...
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    Re: Baby BF every hour & going back to work

    Don't worry. There are plenty of people who can help you and you will find a solution.

    There is a huge range of normal when it comes to feeding intervals. Some babies take little and often. It is...
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    Re: New Mom Need Help

    Well done on everything inc. weaning off the shield.

    'drunken milk look' sounds perfect!

    15-20 minutes is almost certainly sufficient if she's pulling off herself with that look!

    As for the...
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    Re: both breasts?

    I don't think the people who are suggesting two breasts are encouraging you to pull him off while 'feeding' - are they? Even among those who advocate double-breasted feeding - the consensus is to let...
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    Re: New Mom Need Help

    Sorry - I didn't realise you were still in pain from engorgement. I wouldn't have waffled on about just the pumping if I'd realized.

    Here are a few self-help measures:

    Soften your breast, by...
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    Re: New Mom Need Help

    You've been through a ton so well done for hanging in there. It's fantastic that you are breastfeeding successfully after your rocky start - well done.

    I can completely understand you'd be looking...
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    Re: Rice with BM...????

    That is way too early in my opinion (and the opinion of the WHO, AAP, and pretty much every medical organisation worldwide). It's early even for the people who ignore the 6 months advice and are...
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    Re: Period Question-Need Help

    I am nursing my 2 year old and find my period takes a few days to 'get started'. I have spotting for 2-3 days and then a more normal period for the next 2-3 days. Sounds like a similar pattern. What...
  17. Re: disadvantages to bottlefeeding breastfed newborn?

    Just a quick one to say congrats and I would agree that with you already having issues over faster flow preference and frustration when things are slower a bottle could be a bad plan. She may really...
  18. Temas: Is it me?

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    Re: Is it me?

    Nonsense on the being built right thing!!!!!! Of course you are! All this determination proves it even more. If your areolas are very small then there's a chance that your milk ducts might sometimes...
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    Re: Is it me?

    Good for you for giving yourself more time.
    Your description of your nipple after a feed is a slight warning sign for me. What did your LC say about that?
    If the nipple is far enough into their...
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    Re: He slept ALL night!!!

    :D
    I think you certainly deserve to celebrate!
    yay!
  21. Feeding very hour/ hour and a half at 9 days old.

    Sorry that should be 'every' hour - not 'very'!!

    I'm posting on behalf of a friend who is committed to trying to breastfeed this time around (on first occasion her premature baby was in hospital a...
  22. Re: Do you have an age set in your mind you wont nurse past?

    12 months was going to be my absolute minimum. Now we near 21 months and in my head I'm vaguely thinking 3 sounds about right but I am aware that when we get to 3 I have no idea what life will bring....
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    Re: breastfeeding in Japan?

    That's so kind. Thank you. We're off on Tuesday!
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    Re: 10 days old - too late to try again???

    Definitely not too late. Dr Jack Newman talks about treating mothers who have had no luck for six weeks plus. It can be done. Keep pumping. Have lots of gentle skin-to-skin time. You do need a...
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    Re: breastfeeding in Japan?

    Thank you so much for responding. That was reassuring.
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