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    Re: Medela Freestyle Breastpump?

    I'm a nurse and work part time (2-3 days a week) and the freestyle rocks. I used a PISA with my now 2 year old and pumped til a year. It would take me about 15 min to pump with it. With the...
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    Re: Pumping & Washing

    when at work I just stash them in a bag for the most part (usually only 4 hours between the 2 pumpings I do at work). I wash 1-2x/day at the most. If you refridgerate them, pull them out a 1/2 hour...
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    Re: is it true?

    my understanding (and experience) says it does, as they start solids and eat less you burn fewer calories.
  4. Re: help - 5 mo nose congested, what if can't nurse?

    run a humidifier
    get saline drops (my favorite are the little noses-they have glycerine. Pour in a bunch of saline and pull it out with the nasal aspirator, then after you are done put a few drops...
  5. Re: Which postion did you find most helpful?

    With either kid I wasn't able to get side lying to work at first. I used football and cross cradle. Now I use side and cradle/occasionally cross cradle if she's having trouble. She's grown too...
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    Re: the evening eater!

    absolutely, she's cluster nursing for a nice long stretch of sleep at night. You're doing great!
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    Re: Breast Pump Tubing

    from looking at the pics online I don't think they are compatable with medela parts but not positive
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    Re: Urate crystals in urine

    I'm glad that things are heading up! Keep working on it and congrats on your baby and dedication to breastfeeding!
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    Re: Urate crystals in urine

    no, water is not safe at this age. I would try breast compression while nursing to see if she can get more breastmilk into him, it took a few weeks before either of my DC were able to suck hard...
  10. Re: hard and painful poops, but consistently happening 1-2 times per day...

    is he on iron (vitamin drops) the black and hardness could be related to that.
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    Re: Help! Frequent stools...

    In my family we have dietary/food intolerances which DS seems to have inherited. For my dad, myself and DS if we eat corn in any form (starch/meal/whole-the worst being starch) we have persistant...
  12. Re: How long to keep pumping for older infant?

    I'm glad to read this post because I've been wondering the same thing. DS is 9 months old and definitely doesn't drink as much at daycare as he did. Nor do I pump as much either-but still a little...
  13. Re: Avent vs Dr. Brown's vs playtex nurser

    The Dr Browns have turned out to be the only one DS does well with (regular not the wide). It's not that hard to clean-not as hard as the regular ventaire (the non bag ones) IMHO. I work part time...
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    Re: question ....

    In my experienc as a peds nurse: nutramagen/alimentum are the 2 highly broken down/hypoallergenic (and way expensive!) formulas. My guess is he was reacting to the milk not the iron. Usually people...
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    Re: Cereal in a bottle???

    Well, you can make 2 choices.
    1. You can switch doctors and take your chances that the next one will be more up on infant feeding or
    2. Take medical info and research what you want to do about...
  16. Re: Self-Fed Cereal....Alternatives to Purely O's/Cheerios....

    rice chex!
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    Re: Thawing food cubes

    I usually microwave, 20 seconds or so to start and then I see... if I'm really on the ball I put in the fridge the night before.
  18. Re: question for those who feed their baby baby food

    texture, thickness, size and to a small degree ingredients (stage 1's are small, runny and single ingredient, stage 2's are bigger, somewhat thicker and some have 2 ingredient blends and stage 3's...
  19. Poll: Re: When did your period come back?

    Spotted at 7 months, period (very light) at 8 months, nothing so far this month
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    Re: Tired of pumping at work?

    Yep, me too. Just a few more months I guess!
  21. Re: Question about veggies/fruits for cereal feeding moms

    I do cereal and fruit in the mornings. When I used the baby cereal I mixed it into fruit (either jarred or that I made) which thickened it up (and IMHO thick food is easier to spoon!). Other than...
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    Re: our solids so far

    How's he peeing/pooping? When we were on vacation with my solid-enthusiast in laws, DS's pees became less frequent and he became constipated. It was awfull! Unless he's drinking a ton of water etc...
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    Re: Jarred fruit

    I've been buying cans of peaches/pears in pear juice and pureeing them. I recently did apricots in "very light syrup" and rinsed them and added pear juice to make the puree. The ones in the jar...
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    Re: Green foods?

    I've been skipping the foods I'm allergic/intolerant of
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    Re: Burping after solids?

    My DS does too but I never purposefully burp him. I figure we burp after some meals as well :) Actually at this point I don't really ever purposefully burp him. If he needs to he does
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