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    Re: How do you stop a 1 year old?

    Or make sure you have a helpful dog as a family member. Canine clean-up crew!

    Grins,

    Jen
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    Re: benefits to nursing past one year

    I did notice that the link Millkmaid sent actually does credit him at the bottom of the article.

    Thanks for the link to Dr. Newman's site, Momma2. Nice to know that there's one more notable...
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    Re: benefits to nursing past one year

    Thanks Milkmaid!

    Jen
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    Re: benefits to nursing past one year

    Thanks!

    Cheers,

    Jen
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    Re: omega 3 fatty acids?

    Cool...good to know. Guess that makes sense since O-3's are so good for helping bodies grow, manufacture and heal so many things...and so sadly lacking in our contemporary diets heavily dependent on...
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    Re: omega 3 fatty acids?

    Personally, I opt for fish body oil (ie either "salmon oil" or a mixed species "fish oil"), since what I've read seems to indicate that you'd have to take much more cod liver oil to get as much bang...
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    Re: omega 3 fatty acids?

    [QUOTE=KathrynK;388869]

    Yeah, if you would, that's be great! Thanks, Kathryn.

    Jen
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    Re: omega 3 fatty acids?

    Thanks a bunch for the great replies!

    I've been taking a goodly amt of fish body oil supplements since before pregnancy, and still do now. Of course, real oily fleshed ocean fish are better,...
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    omega 3 fatty acids?

    I'm wondering if our little ones get omega-3's from our breast milk. Anyone know?

    Jen
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    benefits to nursing past one year

    Hi fellow nursers,

    I'm the proud nursing (about 3X per day now) mommy of my little 16 month old monkey boy. I've got a pretty supporive family and partner, but am still getting the odd question...
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    Re: How long have you been

    Cripes! She makes it sound like you've got a nicotine addiction or something! I mean, how dhameful of you to keep the "bad habit" of offering your wee one comfort, cuddles AND helpful antibodies?! ...
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    Re: Breast names

    Why not?!



    Snickers. Sounds like your fella's got the same sense of humour as mine.

    Good luck with Aaron not using his new boob naming skill in public!

    Grins,
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    Re: Breast names

    Too cute, all the different nicknames! Heck, I've been known to call my little one "Boobie Monster" and/or "Tit Piggie", so fair enough that he has his own name for the source of all good things. ...
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    Re: Period then No PERIOD???

    For what's it's worth, cycles can be wacked, so don't worry too much about not actually menstruating. After I went off B-control when we were ready to start trying for a baby, my cycles were kooky. ...
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    Re: length of feedings?

    Thanks for all the great responses, everyone! It's good to get an idea how long is about average for others' toddlers when they're actually drinking. Cute too to hear about the snuggle-boobie...
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    length of feedings?

    Just wondering on average how long your little ones tend to spend at each breast at a feeding. I know, it varies, but I'm curious what you've noted with your wee ones.

    Guess I'm wondering how...
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    Re: How often does your lo nurse?

    Brian will be 14 months next week, and he's nursing 3 times a day. There's a nice sleepy/ sometimes sleeping nurse after he initially wakes in the morning; another at naptime when he falls asleep...
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    Re: nursing to sleep - teeth concerns

    Wow, great article, Mary! Thanks so much for sharing that. I've got it bookmarked now and will let my breastfeeding friends know about it too. Exellent and thorough info. That really helps to...
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    Re: How long have you been

    So far we're going on 14 months next week. I'd always thought I'd try to nurse as long as possible. Yep, the first 6 mo's were HORRIBLE with sleep deprivation, but having my little Brian at the...
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    Re: nursing to sleep - teeth concerns

    Annie, thank you SO much for your great reply! That's really reassuring to hear about breast milk and tooth decay. And yes, I do brush after his last solids of the day, so your response makes me...
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    nursing to sleep - teeth concerns

    Hi toddler moms,

    *Apologies in advance for the wierd e with an accent thing happening when I try to type appostrophes!!*

    Ièm the proud mom of a little monkey who will be 14 months on the 22nd...
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    shelf life of thawed milk

    Hi mommies,

    Can anyone tell me what the fridge life (if thawed in fridge) is of defrosted breast milk?

    Also, if I take a bottle out of the freezer and defrost at room temp, what's a safe time...
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    Desperate for support!

    Ok, I'm STILL wigging out. Brian's 5 months now, and it's NOT getting any better with sleep. It's SO hard. I'm up feeding him 3-4 times at night. I'm lucky if he goes for a 3 hr stretch - usually...
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    Re: Pumping yield - how much?

    Debi, thanks for the extra input re fenugreek and oatmeal. Good to know too that your pumping output seemed to be in line with what I'm getting. I wonder too if I might be able to get away with...
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    Re: Pumping yield - how much?

    Ok, fenugreek, oatmeal, and continuing to pump both sides at once it is! Thanks, Mommies.

    Jen - enjoying a short break while wee Brian naps...yaay!
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