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  1. Re: Is this normal after a core needle biopsy?

    Thanks for the links. I think I'm going to try to call one of the hospital nurses to see if I could remove the dressing and see if any drainage comes out. I'd definitely rather it come out than...
  2. Is this normal after a core needle biopsy?

    I had a needle biopsy done almost 4 days ago for a large lump near my nipple. I've had the lump since around the time my son was born 1 year ago. Originally the surgeon said she would do a needle...
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    Re: Vitamins and green poo

    Good call with the vitamin D! Many people don't realize how common vitamin D deficiency is, especially in the winter months!

    Vitamins can change poo color... However, as far as I'm aware,...
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    Re: Anyone interested in swapping baby food?

    Sounds like a great idea, although I think all the logistics involved might make it more of a headache than help (such as planning, finding people in your area to sign up, and driving around to each...
  5. Re: 2 Preemie Questions Ive been wondering about

    Hi. I had a premie in December at 34 weeks. One of the NICU nurses there told us that usually premie babies grow better outside of the womb and thus, they would probably weigh more on their due...
  6. Temas: weight

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    Re: weight

    My premie was also the largest in the NICU. He continued to grow really quickly when I was giving him the bottle at home with pumped breastmilk. Once I weaned him off the bottle and began only...
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    When did your premie start solids?

    Hi all. I posted a similar question in the starting solids section, but wanted to know what everyone here did. I had my son at 34 weeks. He is now 6.5 months old actual age, or 5 months adjusted. ...
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    Re: Starting solids with premature baby

    Thanks for the encouragement and all the helpful links :)! As I anticipated, I got the "you really should start giving him solids" speech, but I think I'm going to wait until he could sit without...
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    Starting solids with premature baby

    My baby was born at 34 weeks. He is now 6 months old (or 4.5 months from his due date). At his 4-month ped appointment, the doctor said to start feeding him rice cereal (she thought it would help...
  10. Re: Alternatives to Block Feeding? Long story, but please help!

    Thank you Lori, andieu, and Jolie for your support and encouragement. It's somewhat comforting to know I'm not the only one dealing with this.

    I tried the reverse pressure softening a few...
  11. Re: Alternatives to Block Feeding? Long story, but please help!

    Thanks for the advice, andrea_ohio. I drink about 1-2 cups of cow's milk per day. I tried eliminating it from my diet and it didn't do anything for the colic. I had a visit from an IBCLC and she...
  12. Alternatives to Block Feeding? Long story, but please help!

    I had a 6-week premature son in December. I was instructed to double pump every 3 hours to maintain my milk supply until he was ready to breastfeed directly... For about a month I was mostly...
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    Re: getting "good" at bfing??

    My baby was born at 34 weeks and is now almost 8 weeks old. I stopped using the pump at about 4 weeks and stopped using the nipple shield around 7 weeks... although now and then he'll refuse to...
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    Is this pumping schedule okay?!

    I had a premie at 34 weeks. When he was in the NICU, I was told to pump 8 times a day for 10-15 minutes each time. Now that the baby is home, I am so exhausted I only get around to pumping when I...
  15. Temas: Gassy Baby

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    Re: Gassy Baby

    Meredith, I wouldn't eliminate dairy from your diet since you need the calcium for your breastmilk. Have you tried Lactaid milk or Lactaid pills?

    I have a very gassy 3-week old premie and am also...
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