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  1. Burning sensation and shooting pain in nipple?

    Hi all,

    My little one is 4 months and exclusively breastfed. Starting yesterday I have been feeling a burning sensation and shooting pain in my left nipple. It doesn't happen on my right. He also...
  2. Re: Tongue-Tie Clipped, but still taking only the nipple in

    Oh I'm sorry you're having this experience. Just know that it may very well not be a permanent state - I had a night when I thought that was happening (that my son was preferring the bottle and...
  3. Re: Tongue-Tie Clipped, but still taking only the nipple in

    Hi - my son had his tongue tie clipped at it took about 2 weeks or so before we really saw a difference. And I talked with a lactation consultant during that time who said that it drove her nuts when...
  4. Re: Fenugreek causing intestinal distress

    I will try that.... though when I tried that before (I just took 2 capsules at a time when I started up again) I still had gas and loose stools, and I think it bothered by little one too - he was...
  5. Fenugreek causing intestinal distress

    Hi all,

    I have been taking fenugreek - 3 pills 3 times a day - to help with supply (in the beginning I was also drinking Mother's Milk Tea). I started having bad gas and diarrhea because of it,...
  6. Away 4 times / wk for 3 hour stretches - need to pump?

    I'm in grad school and working on my dissertation is much easier for me to do at a nearby cafe than at home. My husband takes our son on a long walk and then gives him a bottle of expressed...
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    Re: Multiple issues - help!

    Thanks for the comments. Re: the idea that it's not ideology, it's biology - this would only be true if we didn't have options other than breastfeeding - such as bottles, pumping, SNS, cups, feeding...
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    Re: Multiple issues - help!

    Also, I just have to say, as a feminist there is a part of me that is really frustrated by this tone, here and elsewhere I've encountered- which feels like a kind of bullying around breastfeeding. I...
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    Re: Multiple issues - help!

    We weighed him today and he gained 3 oz since Monday - in 3 days. He had been gaining just 4 oz a WEEK (not in four days) which is why we were concerned. This week he's gained 9 oz!!

    I AM nursing...
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    Re: Multiple issues - help!

    So we began giving my son two bottles of expressed breast milk a day at our doctor's insistence, and in the hopes that he will gain more, become a better / more efficient feeder, and then I can go...
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    Re: pump parts storage Queston

    I have a related question - can you add fresh milk to cold milk, if you're going to use it all within 48 hours? If I store the bottles (and flanges etc) in the fridge between pumpings, do I have to...
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    Re: Multiple issues - help!

    We did do another weigh-in after a feed at the doctor's office; rather than weighing after he fed on each breast we did it after both, and I believe he'd taken in 1.5 oz - maybe a bit less. That was...
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    Re: Tingling sensation in leg

    I have it too in both legs - feel it especially in my feet! It only happens when LO is sucking.
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    Multiple issues - help!

    Hi all,

    I just discovered this forum and am so hopeful someone can help me!

    My son is 5 weeks old. He was 5 lbs 13 oz at birth; he is now 6 lbs 5 oz. He gained 8 oz. in the past 17 days....
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