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    Re: Sidelying & latch plus a little venting

    pillows and blankets! I use a rolled up blanket to keep supported on her side, and a pillow behind me so I can lean back...
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    Re: Frustrated please help!

    I hear you! My wrists are bad too. Numbness in my fingers and arm weakness. I also recommend working on getting the pillows situated so you don't need to support her as much with your hands, and...
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    Re: Only 3 days and this!

    It does get better! Most people find that pain while breastfeeding subsides as the baby's mouth gets bigger. I has a similarly painful few weeks but it got so much better. You're doing great!

    With...
  4. Temas: poop

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    Re: poop

    My midwife said not to worry about color. Ours goes back and forth from green to yellow. She said as long as there are enough poops, and she's gaining well, there's no worries about color.
  5. Re: New mommy to an infant that is almost 3 wks old that doesn't stay awake durin fee

    There are herbs that help boost supply, a tincture called Mother's Milk, and fenugreek. I've also heard that stout beer can boost supply, and it seems to work on me.

    Also, have you tried doing...
  6. Temas: Breast Pain

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    Re: Breast Pain

    That's the way my let down feels too. Weird, but I've gotten used to it. Now it makes me happy as I feel the pins and she starts gulping big.
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    Re: Is there a light at the end of this tunnel?

    I've always had super sensitive (and inverted) nipples. The first 3 weeks of breastfeeding were brutally painful, but then got steadily better. At the end of 4 weeks the pain was mild, and now (at 9...
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    Re: mastitis-when will my fever break?

    When I took antibiotics I felt better within 12 hours. But the most reliable cure for me has been a HOT compresses directly on the infected part of the breast. As hot as I can stand for as long as I...
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    Re: One Flat Nipple

    My nipples were totally inverted when I started, and quickly she liked one more than the other. I too ended up with chronic breast infections in one boob. A technique that finally ended up working...
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    Re: New Mom...lots of questions!

    "We've been working on improving Anna's latch so that it's not so shallow, but this pain often radiates under my arm and around to my shoulder/back. What could be causing this?"

    I sometimes get...
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    Re: car ride?!??! WAAAAAAAH!!

    Ours cries too, but we just found a helpful trick. If we turn on the radio to static a little bit loudly, she settles down. We got this idea from the "Happiest Baby on the Block" dvd.
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