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    Re: How many nursing mothers cosleep?

    I have been cosleeping with my twins since they were about 1 month old. Before then it was a hellish experience. Since then, it's been heavenly. Our sleeping arrangements (twins, hubby, and I) are...
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    Re: attached all night

    I would love to get an answer to this question. I just gave up and welcomed my little ones into my bed. At some time in the future, however, I would like to be able to welcome my husband back into...
  3. Re: Anyone still using the football hold?

    Since I'm nursing twins we use the football hold a lot with our nursing pillow. They're pretty long now (at least 25 inches) so we have changed the way they lie. I will try to explain.

    I sit on...
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    Re: going back to work soon

    Just like PPs, I nurse my boys twice in the morning before I go to work. I get up extra early to have this special time with them. I also let my MIL (daytime caregiver) know when I'll be home so she...
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    What are prolactin receptors?

    Hello All,
    I was reading an article on KellyMom and found this to be interesting:
    "If she fed her baby frequently enough and laid down enough prolactin receptors in the first two weeks to a month,...
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    Re: Fennel?

    Wow - that link says that fennel helps with let-down, and can be helpful for working moms who are pumping. Sounds like I should try it! Bring on the licorice! (LOL)
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    Re: I can't take anymore!!

    I use these for feed my LO's EBM, and it hasn't interfered w/BFing at all. They do have to work pretty hard to get the milk, poor things, but it makes it an easier transition between bottle and...
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    Re: Not nursing and not sleeping

    OMG - Can I say I am soooo looking forward to 5 minute feeds! My 3 mo twins are still taking their sweet time, but it's getting shorter bit by bit as they learn more tricks and realize how much fun...
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    Re: "new" to breastfeeding!

    Re: the spitup thing, my LO's spit up the watery stuff, which I take to be foremilk (?) And then sometimes they spit up creamy lookin stuff which I take to be hindmilk (?) and then sometimes they...
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    Re: When does the sick feeling end?

    I have never heard of this. What causes it?
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    Re: One more Question...

    I am back at work full time and pump for my twins 3x a day. I get about 4-5 oz per side each time ( more in the morning). I thought that was all that was in there, but last week my DH surprised me by...
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    Re: Does a baby need water?

    I agree young babies don't need water, cause they get it via BFing.
    As an interesting note, my husband is from W Africa, and his family tells me that they routinely give babies water in their...
  13. Re: Growth Charts for Breastfed Infants

    I just found a great link to a bunch of them. Enjoy!

    http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/weight_for_age/en/index.html

    -M
  14. Growth Charts for Breastfed Infants

    Ok, so I always hear how the growth charts that we have are for formula fed infants and aren't based on a very large or diverse sample of babies. So... are there any growth charts out there that are...
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    Re: Sticky Situation

    :clap Three cheers for that response!! I love it!

    In my limited experience (my twins are only 11 weeks old) the best thing to say is: I think it's important for every mother to make her own...
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    Re: Co Sleeping Questions

    My first few weeks with my twins was sooo hard because I kept trying to put them in cribs to sleep - but that meant I needed to get up all the time to feed them - not fun!
    Then I finally listened...
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