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    does anyone have Dr Hale's

    book about breastfeeding and medications. I just got home from the emergency room where I had to have a cat scan... I'm wondering how long I need to wait for the contrast to get out of my system &...
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    Re: Tons of criticism

    People really questioned me a lot with my first child. I would agree that you should not express any doubts/frustrations to those who do not support your extended breastfeeding 100%.

    With my...
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    Poll: Re: What's the longest you bf your child for?

    I nursed my oldest for 3 years. He weaned with encouragement a few months before his brother was born. Our second nursed for almost 6 years. (Through a pregnancy and miscarriage -- I was very...
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    Re: Concern about DS weight gain with oversupply

    My 2nd son was 33 lbs, more than 4x his birth weight at 1 year. Now, at 7 years, he weighs a healthy 53 lbs., only 20 lbs more than at 1 yr!!

    Lots of people including our pedi expressed polite...
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    Re: Great start, bad finish

    My first used to do this until I started only feeding on one breast at a time and letting him nurse for as long (or short) a time as he wanted.
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    Re: Are extended nursers spoiled?

    I have 2 older a kids and what worked for me was a physical follow up to my requests. I did not request very much and I like to think that I chose very few battles. However, if my los did something...
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    Re: Please help...kind of long!

    Hi,

    Sounds like you are doing just great. I agree with all of the PP's. Most of the times the peds are focused on how to introduce solid food to formula fed babies. And of course you would want...
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    Re: Newborn help, please!

    Congratulations on your new baby.

    My first child was a very sleepy baby and we hand to wake him up to eat. We have video after video of us saying, "Wake up little baby, It's time to eat!" He...
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    Re: Close to giving up. Help!

    You have done such a great job with your little one. We had the same problem with the flattend sore cracked nipples. I used lansinoh (?spelling) ointment after each time we nursed. You can get it...
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    Re: eating schedule changes?

    Good for you! What a great mom you are -- pumping for all that time. It takes some time to get adjusted, and then when you get used to it, things will change again. :)

    After nursing 3 los, I...
  11. Temas: Soooo Tired

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    Soooo Tired

    I am so tired. I work part time, and have 2 school age children as well as my new lo. I just don't seem to be able to get enough sleep. Trying to sleep when baby does is great, but just can't seem...
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    Re: Hasn't eaten in 4 days... worried

    Babies, kids and adults often "regress" when they are sick. This means that they go back to a previous developmental stage.

    My oldest son got very sick when he was 18 mos. & still nursing. We...
  13. Temas: Mama brain

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    Re: Mama brain

    OK! you all have got me lol!

    I did pretty well with the pregnancy brain thing this time around (#3), and thought I could escape with my brain intact. But I seemed to loose it (my brain, and other...
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    Re: i'm so frustrated

    Wow!

    Good for you for sticking with it through everything. I can tell that you are a great mom and care very much about your baby.

    You may want to try nursing all day. You don't say what...
  15. Temas: help!

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    Re: help!

    Are you feeding both breasts at each feeding? It might help to feed only on one breast. Then your baby will get more hind milk with more fat in it.

    Also, babies eat a lot more frequently when...
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    Re: Super sized breasts

    I am size 42J and have a 2 month old. Side lying in bed was the only way we could nurse for 2 weeks. I still press in on the top part of my breast above the areola to keep it off her nose, but we...
  17. Re: So badly want the 3rd time to be a charm -large breast issues

    My 3rd wasn't getting it either. I also have very large breasts. On day 2 or 3 she did not nurse at all -- don't know if she was just tired, or what. My hubby and I ended up feeding her with a...
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