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    how much milk does he need?

    my son is 15 months old and nurses 4x a day (when he wakes, morning nap, afternoon nap and bedtime) is that enough? he used to nurse around 4:30 but dropped that feeding on his own a few months ago....
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    Re: so the doctor told me...

    thank you all so much. the link to kellymom is excellent. i just shared it with my husband (who has been so supportive.) he'll never forget when i nursed my son in a lawn chair (that was for sale)...
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    so the doctor told me...

    that it is time to wean my son. henry turned one earlier this month and i feel so GREAT about nursing him. it has been such a gift for both of us. neither
    of us is ready to quit.

    the doctor...
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    Re: Solids and poop ...

    I started my 6.5 m/o on solids about 3 weeks ago and the same thing happened to ds. Perfect description of poop and he also poops every other day now. I hope it is normal, I am pretty sure it is. ...
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    Re: postpartum bleeding or period?

    My PP bleeding continued to get browner and more infrequent until it was gone. If you have bright red blood after 4 weeks or so I would guess that you have been pushing yourself too much and not...
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    Re: thrush and overall frustration??

    it might be the yeast that is making him fussy. keep giving him the nystatin...my son eventually looked forward to having the q-tip swabbed around his mouth. you are doing all the right...
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    Re: Nights and lack of sleep

    i am also trying to get my 5.5 month old to sleep longer, but i have decided that he will sleep longer when he is good and ready and in the meantime i sleep when he sleeps.

    i started offering...
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    Re: Moms of 4-5 month olds...

    My son is 5 months old and he still nurses 11 times a day. Sometimes less, but generally 11, that's right 11. He nurses more now than ever. He loves it. He can't get enough of it. I on the other...
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    Re: My husband and co sleeping

    my dh didn't sleep well at first either when we brought lo to our bed, but now i am amazed at what he can sleep through. sometimes i wish he would wake up and change a diaper :) . for us the...
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    Re: Poop smell question

    i don't know...do you take an omega 3 supplement, fish oil?
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    Re: double dose of diflucan?

    why? i know that my insurance won't cover it w/o prior authorization which takes like 2 days and when you have thrush you don't want to wait that long...

    but i am so curious why a dr, will only...
  12. Re: Cosleeping linked to increased infant deaths in Milwaukee

    tragic. i can't imagine what it would be like to lose a baby to sids. we make so many difficult decisions as parents. my heart goes out to those families.

    we cosleep with our 4.5 month...
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    Re: How are they supposed to feel...?

    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?t=807&highlight=abbreviations

    link to abbreviations
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    Re: double dose of diflucan?

    (nak)

    so sorry about the thrush....it is painful. i have had it 2x now and both times i took diflucan (200mg for 10 days) and LO took nystatin orally 4x a day for 7 days. all i know is that you...
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    Re: pacifier use??

    We have a sucker as well. We gave him a paci when he was only a week old. It has never been a problem or interference with BF. Now he is almost 4 months and he only takes it at night and sucks it...
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    Re: Jaundice Baby - help pls!

    Cecilia,

    My son had jaundice and although we didn't have to get a bili-bed he did go for 3 heel sticks to make sure his levels were coming down. Our pediatrician advised us to supplement. He...
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    Re: whoa what happenened!

    I am so sorry for you. It's a long shot, but did you change your perfume, soap, lotion? I have a good friend whose daughter refused to nurse because she changed her perfume. As soon as she...
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    Re: Anxiety meds and breast feeding

    check out this link...http://www.kellymom.com/health/index.html so you can see what they say about specific meds. While I was pregnant in my first trimester I was taking progesterone and in big...
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    Re: sleeping 6 hrs?

    My LO is almost 4 months old and the longest stretch he has slept is 5 hours and that was one time only...:( I feed the little darling 10-11 times a day and I got my period back last month...so I...
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    Re: Thrush

    Hey all,

    First off, thrush sucks, but you can beat it. Fluconazole is the generic for Diflucan. You do not need to stop breast feeding when you take this medication. I have taken it twice. The...
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    Re: Nursing swimsuits?

    http://www.motherwear.com/

    I haven't bought a swimsuit there yet, but other tops that have worked well for me.

    HTH
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    Re: sex with my husband

    Our LO is 13 weeks and we are getting our groove back. I was not sure that my DH wanted sex (ha- what man doesn't?..he just wasn't making any passes) and then one night I made strawberry shortcake...
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    Re: 12 week growth spurt?

    oh my goodness...he is drooling a ton and stuffing his whole fist in his mouth! I had no idea he could possibly teethe this early. Thanks for your replies I really appreciate it. Now what?:)
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    12 week growth spurt?

    Is there a growth spurt at 12 weeks? I am going crazy!!!! My son wants to eat almost every hour and almost every 2 at night. I have gone from feeding him 8-9x a day to 11-12x. He won't nap and...
  25. Re: Help feeling VERY depressed! another long one...

    have you tried wearing him? my kid hated being swaddled too, but he loves being worn and dancing really helped us early on. hang in there.
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