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    Re: When did your period return?

    Mine came back when my daughter was 20 months and 3 weeks old. It was nice to go so long without it!
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    Re: Keeping baby happy while pumping

    My daughter was content in the Fisher Price Jumperoo until she was about 12 months old! I used it 2-4 times/day with her while I was pumping for 5-15 minutes at a time.
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    OK to pump if you're bleeding?

    My daughter bit me and broke the skin on my nipple. When I tried pumping, it started bleeding right away. Should I continue to pump, or would this make my wound worse?
    I tried hand-expressing but...
  4. Not sure if I will survive the biting

    My dd is almost 15 months old and is teething (1 front tooth and 1 molar appear to be almost about to come through the gum). Has anyone else gone through this? How do you deal with it?
    Could there...
  5. Re: What's the difference between "nursing on demand" and "don't offer, don't refuse"

    It's a month later, and she is nursing less and less. Do I assume that it'll pick up in the future? And if so, do I need to worry about maintaining supply (by pumping) at this point? Or, will my...
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    Is lopsidedness permanent?

    Does anyone know if those of us who are bigger on one side than the other will even out after weaning?
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    Sticky: Question about what excess lipase does to ebm

    Hello, I'm another mom with excess lipase. :(
    I have a question about what this excess lipase does to ebm--when they say that it breaks down the fats, does that mean that the ebm is less fatty/has...
  8. DD uninterested in drinking any fluids except for bm straight from the source

    DD is 13.5 months old. I have offered various sippy and open cups since she was 6 or 7 months old, but she rarely will drink more than one or two sips from a cup the whole day. Is this normal? I've...
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    Re: Side-lying nursing?

    I pull my blankets up just to my waist. To keep my torso and arms warm, I took an old close-fitting top and cut holes for my breasts. Not very sexy, but I don't have to worry about extra material...
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    Re: Officially one-sided

    This sounds exactly like me! I'm struggling to keep my right side going. DD does nurse from it, depending on her mood, but it has low flow and low supply compared to the left side. It's so...
  11. Re: I want to stop stressing about supply

    Thanks for your responses, everyone. I decided to just relax. If my supply can't keep up, so be it. Everything's been fine so far, though.
  12. Re: I want to stop stressing about supply

    I am also posting under in the Weaning forum under the thread "What's the difference between Nursing on Demand and Don't Ask, Don't Tell?" I am so upset lately. Why doesn't my daughter want to enjoy...
  13. Re: I want to stop stressing about supply

    My daughter weighs 17.5 pounds and is 29". She's been on the 5th percentile curve since birth. I have always been concerned about supply because of her weight (if I didn't do all those things to...
  14. I want to stop stressing about supply

    I need support, or a pat on the back, or to vent, or something...

    My daughter, at 12.75 months, continues to be a very distracted/not very interested nurser most of the time. I wanted to nurse...
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    Re: Driving me CRAZY

    My daughter has also been doing this for a while now. It's gotten to the point where I think I could get nipple piercings without feeling a thing! Ha ha!

    With my daughter, though, she's quite a...
  16. Re: What's the difference between "nursing on demand" and "don't offer, don't refuse"

    "Forcing" isn't quite the right word, but most of the time, it seems like she just isn't interested or is too distracted/interested in everything else. This has been going on for months and months...
  17. What's the difference between "nursing on demand" and "don't offer, don't refuse"?

    What's the difference between "nursing on demand" and "don't offer, don't refuse"?
    My daughter is now 12 months and 3 weeks old. I do not want to wean her yet. However, almost all of our nursing...
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    plugged duct-why now, what to do?

    My daughter is one year old today! And I'm pretty sure I have a plugged duct. Not exactly sure what caused it, but I have some theories.

    What is the best course of treatment? Nurse and pump?...
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    power pumping question

    Are power pumping sessions supposed to increase supply at just the time of day that you are doing the power pumping session, or do they increase supply throughout the whole day?
  20. Making oatmeal, rice, quinoa, etc. with breastmilk

    Hi, I feel like this is a stupid question, but how can I make oatmeal , rice, quinoa, etc. (regular, not baby cereal) with breastmilk for my 11.5 month old? Is this even possible?
    I know breastmilk...
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    Re: Medela storage bottles smell plasticy

    Follow-up: I contacted Medela to ask them their advice. They advised me to boil the bottles by putting the bottles and cold water in a pot, bringing the water to a boil, and boiling for 10 minutes....
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    What to combine with egg yolk?

    I'd like my daughter to have a bit of egg yolk, but she doesn't seem to like the taste right now. Do you have any suggestions on foods to mix the egg yolk with to make it appeal to her more?
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    Re: Medela storage bottles smell plasticy

    They still smell plasticy after washing and sanitizing. Maybe just a little less plasticy, but still plasticy.
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    Medela storage bottles smell plasticy

    I have a bunch of new, sealed plastic 80 ml Medela storage bottles. I recently opened them up, and they have a very strong plasticy smell. I'm worried it will affect the taste or smell of my bm if I...
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    Re: Very long thawing time

    I was also wondering about milk thawing time. 12 hours/overnight was also too short of a time for me.

    I have milk stored in 80 ml bottles and want to thaw in the fridge because I need to use about...
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