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    Mixing forumla & breastmilk?

    For those of you that work full time and pump milk for bottles, what do you do if you do not pump enough? I am running in to this problem now with my daughter - 6 mos. old. Do you combine formula...
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    Re: DCP has been microwaving BM

    I had almost the exact same situation where my sitter had to leave and her mother and friend were watching my daughter and they said they microwaved her bottle... my first reaction was to flip out...
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    Re: New to pumping

    As weird as it may sound/feel, I have found that once I notice no more milk coming out, I massage/squeeze and more will come out... Oh, the things we will do to provide for our babies! :)
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    Re: Mixing milk

    I think part of the reason behind not mixing chilled milk with fresh (warm) milk is that when you put the warm milk in it raises the temperature of the chilled milk rather than keeping it at a...
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    Re: Storing milk while away

    Will the place you are staying have somewhere you can freeze the milk or a fridge you can use? Many hotels will put a small fridge in your room if you request it... then you could bring an ice chest...
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    Re: Warming frozen breast milk

    I do like the previous poster said - I hold the bag under warm running water and it usually thaws pretty quickly that way. Hope this helps!
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    Re: Hair loss

    Oh my goodness! This is happening to me too! My daughter is 6 months old now and this has been going on since about the 4th month... when will it end?! When I'm bald?! :) Like the previous post said,...
  8. Re: working fulltime and DD eating a lot at night

    My daughter went through this too but eventually we settled in to a good routine where we nurse right before we leave for work/sitter, she takes three bottles at the sitter, and then we nurse again...
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    Re: Me again... Mylicon?

    I used Mylicon drops too... in the early evening I gave them to my daughter with each feeding, so once in the early evening, again before bed, and again in the middle of the night with that...
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    Re: Why pump ?

    You can use a breast pump for what you described above... so that someone else can give your baby an occasional bottle while you are away. I have heard of people that exclusively pump ad give their...
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    Re: Do I need to sterilize each time???

    I don't sterilize my pump parts every time either... I pump three times a day and wash the parts with soap/water... I usually sterilize everything once on the weekends (or every other week if I...
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    Re: Gerber Milk Storage Bags?

    I use the Gerber bags and I've never had this problem, but I rarely use the milk I have stored in bags... my sitter, who does use this milk, has had this problem once before... she set the bag in a...
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    Re: Is it the same amount? (pumped/nursed)

    What you pump is usually not even close to what your baby gets when s/he nurses... babies are much more efficient than even the best pump an emptying the breast, so generally babies get more than...
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    Re: getting very frustrated

    Another thing you may want to try is "soothies"... they worked wonders for me during those first few weeks...
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    Re: how long to pump?

    I always pump for about a miunute or two after I notice no more milk coming out... this usually takes about 15 minutes for me. (I use the Medela Pump in Style).
    Check out these links for more info:...
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    Re: burping

    My daughter was the same way - didn't really burp much at first... I thought I must have been doing something wrong since she wasn't burping but turns out this is normal... she's 4.5 months old now...
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    Re: Drop in milk supply?

    My daughter goes to a sitter 5 days/week and I pump for her... I notice that my supply drops when I do not pay close attention to what I am eating and don't get enough calories... so you may want to...
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    Re: Where to buy nursing necklaces?

    It's basically just a colorful bead necklace for your little one to look at/ grab/ play with while nursing... I had to do a search on google to find out myself!
    Seems like it would be easy enough to...
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    Re: Lots of frozen milk

    Check out this link for information on storing breastmilk:

    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/milkstorage.html

    It is my understanding that fresh milk is preferable to frozen, so I pump at work...
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    Re: Zoloft while Breastfeeding???

    I think this is a tough decision for any mother to make and would encourage you to seek the advice of your pediatrician and also your gynecologist or which ever doctor is treating you with the...
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    Re: 5 weeks old and sleeping

    I couldn't agree with the previous post more... enjoy it while it lasts!!! Around 2.5 months my daughter began sleeping for 5 hours at a time and I would wake up feeling "full" so I'd wake her up to...
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    Re: weight charts

    Check here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/growth.html
  23. Re: 2 questions--possible constipation and baby acne

    It is perfectly normal for older babies to go a day or even longer without having a bm...
    " It is normal for the bowel movements of a breastfed to decrease in frequency when the colostrum, which...
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    Re: when to introduce bottle?

    We introduced my daughter to a bottle after about a month or so of breastfeeding and she took to it just fine... we only have her a bottle of EBM a couple times a week in the beginning. Now I am back...
  25. Re: Offer cereal before or after breastfeeding?

    Thanks!!
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