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    Re: Calling all MOMS!

    Dried fruits are easy to give them because they aren't messy. For dried fruits, I've given my son:

    prunes (cut up so he can feed himself)
    raisins
    dried apricots (cut up)
    dried apples (cut up)...
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    Re: Amount of EBM you pump at work?

    I've been pumping at work for 6 months now, and in 3 sessions, I get a total of about 10 oz. I used to be able to pump more (12-14 oz.), but my supply has dropped a bit.:rolleyes: I think I'll go...
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    Re: Avocado

    My baby didn't like avocado the first couple of times we gave it to him (he isn't a picky eater, btw). However, I have a book of baby food recipes, and the author recommended mashed avocado with...
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    Re: MIL supplementing w/rice porridge

    Thanks- that was a really interesting article!
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    Re: MIL supplementing w/rice porridge

    Seems like everyone has the same opinion I do (that rice porridge isn't very nutritious and is just filling his belly). I think I will prepare a bottle of formula for her and ask her to give it to...
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    MIL supplementing w/rice porridge

    I leave my MIL 3 bottles a day (about 7 oz. or so in each bottle), but sometimes I only leave her 2 bottles to feed our son while I'm away at work. 2 bottles isn't enough, and she really, really...
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    Where do u pump at work?

    When I first started pumping, I was holed up in a bathroom stall. The cleaning lady kept leaving the bathroom door open, and people told me they could hear the pump out in the hallway. Then the...
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    Re: 36 gallons in 6 months

    That's too fearsome to contemplate.:D
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    36 gallons in 6 months

    I was wondering how much BM my baby has consumed since birth (he's 6 months), so I sat down, and figured out that in 6 months, he's consumed about 36 gallons!!:clap for us!

    I figured he consumes...
  10. Must change plastic bottles after 6 months??

    I was washing out my bottle in the company restroom after a pumping session, and a woman I work with told me you should throw away plastic bottles after 6 months. I asked why, and she said "because...
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    Re: Teething biscuits/ cheerios

    I love the photo in your sig- your baby looks adorable all bundled up!

    Wow- I didn't realize you could give babies toast (with only a few teeth:D )! You guys just give them the toast dry, cut...
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    Teething biscuits/ cheerios

    My dad is coming to visit next month, and my friend recommended that I ask him to bring me some zwieback (sp?) toast. Is this a good product? If not, I don't want to bother my dad with it. Anyone...
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    Re: Tofu/ yogurt ok?

    Oh, geez- that's good to know! I wasn't planning on feeding him tofu anytime soon- I was just gathering info. He's only just 6 months, but he's showing all the signs that he's ready for solids...
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    Re: Cereal makes baby cough~

    Thanks- so is Nora! ^^

    I'll trying mixing with fruit and see what happens. Actually, I bought the cereal only 3 months ago when I went home for a visit, and it expires next month, so I may have...
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    Re: Clamping down, then pulling hard~

    Well, I'm trying to correct it if it's OALD (I just position him higher), but if it's due to teething, I guess I should just pull him off then, like if he's teething? It's just that he cries when I...
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    Clamping down, then pulling hard~

    My baby has started clamping down while BFing, then tugging. My friend said her baby started doing this when she was about to teethe. I've had problems with OALD in the past. I wonder if he's...
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    Tofu/ yogurt ok?

    I can't find any info on tofu. I figured I'd just mash it up and give it to my baby, or add a veggie. It's ok to give a baby tofu, right (I'm just trying to find some alternative protein sources)?...
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    Cereal makes baby cough~

    I just started feeding my baby solids. I gave him some oatmeal on Sat., and he didn't like it (I don't blame him- I don't either, frankly!). Anyway, he liked it better on Sun. when I added BM to...
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    Good ideas! Sometimes he gets fussy, so I was wondering if it might be forceful let down. His behavior is so different when breastfeeding compared to bottle feeding, so I figured something wasn't...
  20. Very active when breastfeeding?

    My baby usually gets very active when I'm breast feeding him- his arms will be waving around, or he'll grasp at my shirt, etc. His eyes dart from side to side, and he's also quite noisy! However,...
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    Milk not emptying from valve?

    I have an evenflo electric pump that I use at work, but I've had this problem with a manual pump, as well. Sometimes the milk won't drain from the valve and gets backed up. Then I have to stop...
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    Re: Air travel and feeding ?

    Wow! Really great ideas! I'll be travelling alone (hubby can't get the time off, and I want my parents to see the baby ASAP), and I've been so stressed out thinking about baby care on the plane...
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    Re: Pumping vs. Breastfeeding

    Thanks for your replies! I only just got around to readng my thread, so yes, pumping is keeping me very busy! I'm giving BFing a shot again- he's almost 5 weeks now, and I've heard it gets easier...
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    Air travel and feeding ?

    I'm planning to fly back to the US next month from Asia, but I'm seriously concerned about how to feed my baby during the 12 plus hour flight! I absolutely don't want to give him formula (can't take...
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    Pumping vs. Breastfeeding

    I've been pumping milk for the last week and a half, but I'm not sure if this is the best choice. I had a few days where the baby was nursing for hours on end, and I switched to pumping because I...
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