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  1. Pregnant and Pumping while away from Toddler

    Cross-posted from the pregnancy forum, as this one gets more traffic...

    My toddler is 28 months, still nursing (mostly at night), and I'm 15 weeks pregnant with number 2, and away on a business...
  2. Re: Pumping for toddler while away on business trip?

    My son was a bit older (around 24 months) when I went away, and we were usually down to nursing just at night (but with several night-wakings, not sure how many as we also co-sleep). I was mostly...
  3. Re: Setting limits on nursing for a 13-month old

    Thanks, this advice is helpful.

    Regarding teeth, he's definitely teething right now (front teeth actually, he's a late late teether, too! Sooo not looking forward to molars... ). But usually we...
  4. Setting limits on nursing for a 13-month old

    My DS has always nursed on demand. I work, so during the day he gets milk in a sippy cup, but when I'm home he nurses whenever he wants. He's 13 months, eats solids really well and has no problem...
  5. Re: Going away for 2 nights, when/how to pump?

    So if you are going away, or have gone away, for a few days around 15-16 months old... how did your spouse and toddler handle it? I'm trying to decide if I want to go on a business trip in a few...
  6. Bedtime and separation anxiety for 1-year old?

    Kiddo just turned 1, and we are still co-sleeping and night nursing. No plans to stop that any time soon.

    The problem lately is bedtime. I nurse, sing, and rock him to sleep in my arms, then...
  7. Re: Help!! Baby not gaining enough at 6 mo check

    Are you nursing at night also, or just during the day? I would think that you could increase the number of feedings, rather than the total oz at each feeding. Your feeding pattern sounds like mine,...
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    Re: Return to work - not keeping up with baby

    Joe's Mom, yes, I'm doing all those things, and using an Ameda Purely Yours pump, bought new when DS was born. Suction is fine.

    I am not sure how you are figuring pumping times? If I pump every...
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    Re: Return to work - not keeping up with baby

    Tinismom, what brand of bottle & nipple did you find worked for you to get actual SLOW flow?
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    Re: Return to work - not keeping up with baby

    Thanks, tinismom, that's an idea we hadn't thought of! We use the Tommee Tippee bottles and the slowest nipple they have, stage 1.

    Lilpats-mama, its good to hear someone else's experience at the...
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    Re: Return to work - not keeping up with baby

    Tracie, 11 hours (but I nurse about an hour before I leave, since he's always hungry when he wakes up at 6).

    Your Beatrix has the same B-day as DS!
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    Re: Return to work - not keeping up with baby

    Yeah, it's an 8-hour day + commuting. I feed him at 6am and again when I get home at 6pm. In between he's been taking 3 bottles (bottle every 3 hours). Yesterday his average bottle was 5 oz! DH...
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    Return to work - not keeping up with baby

    I've just gone back to working outside the home, and I'm not keeping up with the milk baby is drinking!

    DS is 8 months old, 18 lbs, and I've been back to work 1 week now. 1st two days, he took 7...
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    Re: Help with side-lying position

    Thanks - I'll be trying some of these tonight!

    The co-sleeper actually has a bit of a rim around it, so even if we raised the whole thing there would still be that bump to get him over. It's an...
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    Help with side-lying position

    I want to start using the side-lying position at nights. I've always sat up in bed with a pillow before now, but I'm back at work and need more sleep! But I'm finding it really awkward to get into...
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    Re: Best positions as baby gets bigger?

    I am also starting to need new BF positions. My 4-month old started to get really fussy in our usual cross-cradle position on the Brest Friend (like screaming at my boob, screaming while burping)....
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    Store milk in fridge for 9 days?

    Looking for advice on what's best to do in this situation... I have milk in the fridge that I pumped Monday that the baby didn't end up needing. I have to go into the office next Wed, Thurs and Fri...
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