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    Re: 10.5 mo and failure to thrive

    I just wanted to throw out there that it is very important that the charts for breastfed babies be used (also known as the normal growth charts :) . You can get one from kellymom (someone posted a...
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    Re: nipple compression/clamping - pain

    I just noticed that you BF your first child for 3.5 months -- that's great! Don't sell yourself short by saying "only" 3.5 mo. That is a lot longer than many other moms are able to breastfeed, and...
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    Re: nipple compression/clamping - pain

    Hey Debi, your baby is only 2 days younger than mine! My advice would be to pay close attention to when she is not actively drinking, and take her off the breast. She cannot clamp down if she is...
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    Re: Eating and Crying :o(

    Hi Labsi,

    It can be so frustrating and discouraging when your baby is unhappy. Rest assured that it is very unlikely that there is anything wrong with your milk or the way you are breastfeeding. ...
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    Re: Need help/moral support (long)

    Hi Charlotte's Mama,

    Do you mean your baby is eating 25-30 oz at daycare, or in a whole day? For most babies, 10-12 oz during daycare is plenty, as long as they get a lot of opportunities to...
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    It sounds like you are not enjoying breastfeeding, and it is perfectly ok to feel that way. You can bottle-feed breastmilk whenever you want to if you need a break. Using a slow-flow nipple, and...
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    Re: How do I know he has enough?

    CherylTheresa, it is so stressful worrying whether your baby is getting enough milk. The "gold standard" of knowing how much milk your baby is getting is his weight gain, and second, his diaper...
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    Re: Very little hindmilk

    What it looks like while pumping has no relationship to the quality of the milk. You can be sure that if it came out of your breasts, it is exactly what your baby's body needs at that time. It is...
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    Re: Introduction and question.

    Excellent! Hopefully now you can relax and enjoy her. (And maybe check out an LLL meeting.) ;-)
  10. Re: Please Help - Trying To Stop Breastfeeding

    To stop producing milk, try to do as little nursing or pumping as possible. If you absolutely can't stand it, you could express milk for just a minute, just enough to take the edge off the pressure....
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    Re: Milk supply has dropped

    No, not normal. You may want to contact a local Leader or IBCLC lactation consultant (www.ilca.org) for some in-person help. They may recommend temporary supplementation to help the baby gain...
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    Re: Weird problems!!

    If the weight gain is fine and they are still making plenty of wet diapers with clear urine, then it may just be one of those weird baby things that are hard to figure out, and either you will figure...
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    Re: Introduction and question.

    You are a smart mom! Here is the official policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics on Breastfeeding and Human Milk:

    http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;115/2/496...
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    Re: ? - Breastfeeding with flat nipples

    I just thought of a good analogy. Imagine trying to suck on a fully inflated beach ball. It would really be hard to maintain suction because it would keep popping out of your mouth. Now imagine if...
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    Re: new and frustrated

    Bruising might mean that the suction on your pump is too high; it should be at a comfortable level. You can also try lubricating the flanges with olive oil so it is not as chafing. I would expect...
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    Re: left breast woes

    Kim,

    You have not made any "mistakes" -- this was a tough situation, and you did the best you could to take care of your baby. You are a great mom! It is totally an option to give up on the...
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    Re: Scabs on nipples; how to heal?

    Many mothers have found both Lansinoh and Soothies (from CVS) to be very comfortable for scabbed nipples. Nipple tissue heals very quickly, like lips. Usually within 48 hours it should be much...
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    Re: ? - Breastfeeding with flat nipples

    Alicia,

    While some mothers have found the measures discussed above to be helpful, most mothers with flat nipples do not need to do anything but breastfeed frequently and keep baby with them as...
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    Re: another breast pain post

    frogtox,

    Is it possible that the mastitis never cleared up? Were you on 10-14 days of antibiotics that are effective against staphylococcus aureus (cloxacillins and cephalosporins, according to...
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    Re: Need to increase supply quickly!!!!

    Oh, I think what Kate and I were asking was how many ounces does baby drink while she is away from you? The reason we are wondering, is that oftentimes a baby will drink lots of expressed milk just...
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    Re: Need to increase supply quickly!!!!

    How much is she drinking while you are away, and how old is she?
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    Re: dense breast tissue and gas issues

    Hmm. Some babies that I have seen that do similar things are trying to cope with a fast letdown and/or oversupply. They don't want to latch on deeply or they clamp down because they are trying to...
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    Re: dense breast tissue and gas issues

    Does she ever get a really good grip on the breast and suck rhythmically (suck-swallow-suck-swallow-suck-swallow) for a good 10-20 minutes? Some mothers with flat nipples can use nipple shields to...
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    Re: Extremely sore Montgomery glands

    Agreed, sharp pains, pain when clothes touch, and white spots seem consistent with thrush. I would definitely have this looked at by a HCP. Also check your baby's mouth for white patches, and his...
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    Re: Is my milk supply low? sorry so long!

    AEDs Mama,

    Fyi, the AAP now says that if a breastfeeding mom is smoking, she should try to stop or cut down, but her milk is still better for her baby than smoking and formula-feeding. Smoking...
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