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  1. Re: Breastfeeding with breast implants

    Welcome! :gvibes

    bfar.org might be a good resource... It stands for "Breastfeeding After Reduction," but they have information about breastfeeding after any type of breast surgery. Here's their...
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    Re: How to sleep for BF working mom

    OMG, yes! Too much credit, and way too much blame. My kids are now 13 and almost-17 years old (:yikes) and looking back, I can see that they were themselves from day 1. I'm sure I've had some...
  3. Re: Possible to have milk duct at base of nipple?

    I got out my copy of Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession, and if I understand it correctly (not being anything close to a medical professional!), it does sound like it's possible to...
  4. Re: Vasospasms and using essential oils?

    I'm not sure there's enough research on essential oils to know if any would be effective for vasospasm. I'd recommend being very cautious about putting any essential oils on your nipples. Many of...
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    Homeopathic Products

    HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

    Homeopathy is a philosophy of medicine created in the 19th century by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann, and is based on a few central principles:


    “Like cures...
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    Re: Mint effecting milk supply?

    There's actually no real data that I can find showing that mint has an effect on supply. As far as I've been able to track down, the reputation comes from anecdotal accounts of moms seeing a dip in...
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    Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies

    DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBAL REMEDIES



    NOTE:

    • The experts at InfantRisk generally recommend that breastfeeding women avoid taking herbal medicines or supplements because of the lack of...
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    Throat Lozenges/Sprays

    THROAT LOZENGES/SPRAYS

    Benzocaine (anesthetic in cough drops/lozenges)


    Ingredient in: Cepacol, Chloraseptic lozenges
    Safety Rating: L2 - No Data-Probably Compatible
    Transfer to Milk:...
  9. Breastfeeding Today, Issue 27, January 2015

    Breastfeeding Today, Issue 27, January 2015



    Features:
    • What Joyce Taught Me About Birth

    • The Power of Hand Expression

    • Galactagogues - The medications, herbs, and foods that have...
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    Re: Vitamins and herbs

    The 5000 IU of vitamin D that you've been taking may be just about right while you're breastfeeding...

    The Endocrine Society recommends that breastfeeding mothers take 1400-1500 IU per day, plus...
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    Over-the-counter Cold Medicines

    Most over-the-counter cold medicines are a combination of medications. They usually include a pain reliever and one or more of the following:


    Decongestant - to clear clogged nasal passages
    ...
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    Re: About to give up, heartbroken

    I'm so sorry, Crissy! Your post ended up in a moderation queue and I didn't see it until now.

    A fast letdown can make nursing frustrating and upsetting for both of you, and it sounds like yours is...
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    Re: Does Anyone Choose Not to Pump?

    Absolutely! If you don't need to pump, then you don't need to pump. If that makes sense. :D I tried to build a small freezer stash after my oldest was born—just in case—but I couldn't pump more...
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    Re: Cracked nipple

    Wow, that sounds really awful. :( I had pain for a long time with my daughter, but nothing like what you're going through. I'm impressed by your persistence -- I don't think I could have stuck with...
  15. Breastfeeding Today, Issue 26, November 2014

    Breastfeeding Today, Issue 26, November 2014



    Features:
    • When Stored Milk Smells Soapy or Rancid - excerpt from the book Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC

    •...
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    Mary Ann Cahill, LLL Founder

    It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Mary Ann Cahill, one of La Leche League’s seven Founders and fellow LLLI Board member, who left us on the morning of October 26, 2014.

    Our...
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    Re: Streaks of blood in stool

    Just an FYI -- this was part of an older thread, and I split it off into its own thread since it's a new situation. :gvibes
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    What can I take for a cold or flu?

    Coming down with a cold or flu when you’re nursing a baby brings up some questions — Is it okay to take the medicines I usually take for a cold? Should I nurse my baby when I’m sick? What are safe...
  19. New Beginnings, 2014 Issue 3, October 2014

    New Beginnings, 2014 Issue 3, October 2014



    Features:
    • SIDS, Suffocation, and the Safe Sleep Seven - excerpt from LLLI's new book Sweet Sleep
    • Tips for Calming Your Fussy Baby
  20. Re: Baby Ioves food more than the breast :(

    bump :gvibes
  21. Re: Weaning 14 month old because of methimazole

    In Medications and Mothers' Milk, Dr. Hale gives methimazole a lactation safety rating of L2 (safer) - Limited Data - Probably Compatible, and says:



    And in this thread on the InfantRisk...
  22. Re: small 3 month old Still hungry after breastfeeding

    bump
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    Re: Where's my post?

    Sorry about that... I left a redirect, but maybe it's not showing up for you.

    Since it was about WAH jobs rather than a breastfeeding issue, I moved it to Around the Refreshment Table. You can...
  24. Re: Psoriasis while breastfeeding....

    bump :gvibes
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    Re: Beer to increase supply?

    In Medications and Mothers' Milk, Dr. Hale says



    In the LactMed database entry on alcohol, it says that beer may increase serum prolactin levels during nursing because of polysaccharides from...
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