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    flu vaccine and BF

    Just wondering if anyone knows whether it's safe to get the Flu Vaccine while nursing. My babe is 2.5 months, so he can't get the flu shot till he's 6 months. Just wondering if it's okay for me to...
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    irritation around nipple

    Just wondering if anyone has ever experienced one of those bumps around the areola having become red and irritated. If so, any known cause and/or recommendations?? I seem to have that going on at...
  3. painful breast during weaning process

    My 12 month old DD is slowly weaning. She's only nursing about twice a day now, so I decided to go down to using just the left breast for nursing and weaning completely from the right side. I did...
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    Re: Lansinoh breast pad question

    I use those particular Lansinoh breast pads all the time and I think they are GREAT! I've never felt wearing breast pads was very comfortable, but with these ones I don't even know they're there. ...
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    Re: thawed milk consistency

    Thanks so much- it's reassuring to know it's not just my milk and that it should be just fine. I appreciate the response.
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    thawed milk consistency

    I've been thawing frozen breast milk one time per day for my daughter to utilize in a cup. The thawed breast milk seems to get icky quick. It almost seems to turn into a buttery consistency if I...
  7. Re: returning to work and refusing bottle...please help

    We were in the same situation when I returned to work on a part-time basis. She had a hard time making the bottle transition at daycare because she would be home with me for 5 straight days and...
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    Anyone Else on Overload?

    I'm blessed to work part-time, but on my work days things are CRAZY! So it's get home at 5:30, nurse the baby, tend to the toddler, have dinner, put baby to bed at 7, put toddler to bed at 8, take a...
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    Re: How do you handle dinnertime?

    We use a place called Dish it Up quite often. You can go on a Saturday, spend an hour making up meals which go in the freezer at home and then bake then as needed. It costs about the same as buying...
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    Re: can't go to sleep on his own

    Hi Candy,
    I've gotten myself in this same situation with both of my girls. I have a 2 year old and an eight month old. I nursed my first for one year. For that entire year, that is how I always...
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    Re: TB Test OK?

    Thanks so much to both of you ladies. I plan to proceed with it this afternoon.

    Take care!
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    TB Test OK?

    Just wondering if anyone can confirm whether or not it is safe to get a TB (tuberculosis) also known as mantoux test done while breastfeeding. I work in a hospital setting and need to get this done...
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    depressed feeling while nursing

    This morning at a playgroup my girls and I attend, I was asked by a friend, who is nursing her three month old, if I ever experienced feeling depressed while nursing or pumping. She indicated that...
  14. Re: Lazy/sleepy 5 week old still won't nurse, help!

    Both of my DD's have been very sleepy babies. The first time around, I struggled with trying to wake her every two hours, dressing/undressing, cold wash cloths, etc. It was exhausting and...
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    OALD question

    Is OALD directly correlated to oversupply? DD is 6 months old and we are still dealing with forceful letdown. Seems as though this was resolved much earlier on with DD # 1. I feel pretty bad when...
  16. Temas: Teeth?

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    Re: Teeth?

    My DD hasn't gotten teeth yet at 6 months and my first didn't get hers until 10 months. Seriously, everyone's answer when you tell them the baby is cranky is teeth teeth teeth- it gets SO old. AND,...
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    Re: Growth spurt & LESS milk???!!!

    I doubt also that your milk is drying up or for that matter is even low at all. Most likely it sounds as though you're feeling some pressure/a bit stressed about having enough EBM for your...
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    Re: Must be a phase?!?!

    Thanks for your insight. Things seem to have gotten a bit better, from a nursing perspective in the last day. My baby is still very agitated though. Did bring her to the doctor for a check...
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    Must be a phase?!?!

    My 6 month old DD is having a really rough week. Very fussy and out of sorts. Could be teeth...could be the weather...there doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason at the moment. She is nursing fine...
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    Re: Working mom BF success stories needed

    I work part-time and have with both of my daughters. EBM in a bottle is what we do at daycare. After a nine hour day at daycare, there is nothing that my baby wants more than to nurse. It's a time...
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    distracted by sibling

    For those second + time mothers.......

    My nearly 6 month old DD is quite distractable. I did read the articles suggested for a distractable baby in a previous post. My DD is very often...
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    Re: cleaning pump at work

    I pump three times daily when I work. I bring a mini bottle of dish soap with me and just stick it in my pumping bag. It's so quick to just rinse, put a bit of soap on the equipment, rub it around...
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    Poll: Re: Return to work PT or FT??

    I'd go for PT, if it balances okay for the family financially. You said it....this opportunity to be home with the babies only comes along once. I work half-time in a very professional environment....
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    okay while breastfeeding??

    Is it okay to use hair color/bleach for highlighting your hair while breastfeeding? I just want to make sure these chemicals wouldn't get absorbed into the milk.

    Also, concerning possible...
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    Re: Working Mother Needs Help

    I agree with the previous poster regarding the extra pumping on your time away from work. I work part-time and have developed a regimine for pumping just to have extra milk stored up. I pump each...
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