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    Re: bf'ing and pneumonia

    Shannon,

    Thank you so much! I trust LLL more than I trust the pharmacist/doc when it comes to bf'ing. Thank you, you have really helped put my mind at ease.
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    Re: bf'ing and pneumonia

    BUMP.

    Help, Please.
  3. Re: Pulling off, crying (full time working mom)

    My 5mo. has been doing this, too! I thought "Maybe it's thrush" but come to find out its not. I figure it's just teething. Actually, now that I think about it in the last week or so he hasn't done it...
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    bf'ing and pneumonia

    I have pneumonia and the LO has a cold & ear infection. I am still bf'ing, but I have concerns about the meds I am taking. Which are

    Amoxicillin 875mg, which as far as I found is safe. ...
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    Re: taking baby to the pool...tips?

    I loooove taking my 5 month old to the pool!

    I bring:

    A big blanket.
    Towel.
    Little swimmer's diapers.
    A floaty for me to sit in and he sits straddled over my stomach, he loves this! ...
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    Re: Crying/Pulling off breast

    Alright, Teething is was I suspected as he has a white bump where his first 2 teeth should erupt. Unfortunately, he will not teeth on anything but my breasts :yikes

    Any body know how long this...
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    Re: Crying/Pulling off breast

    No, no back arching. He went through a phase where he was distracted and it was different. It was a gentle pulling off when someone would walk into the room or something like that. Now, he does it...
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    Crying/Pulling off breast

    nak

    My LO is 5 months. He has been pulling off the breast and crying at every feeding except at night. Sometimes he doesn't cry, just pulls off. My nipples are permanently hard and feel rough...
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    Re: screaming/crying while bf'ing?

    I don't think that is it, since he did it for a a week or two with the shield. he was fine w/o it for a bit and about 2 days ago started the nursing/scream/nurse/cry thing.

    I have no clue.
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    Re: screaming/crying while bf'ing?

    Has your son had any problems with his latch? Yes, in the beginning he did. Then we used the shield for awhile and just weaned off of it. This has happened on and off since before the shield was...
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    Re: NIpple Shield problems

    Okay, I used a shield since DS was 6 weeks due to major cracked/sore nips and a really small mouth that couldn't take in enough nipple.

    Tell her to just keep trying! At first, DS wouldn't take...
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    Starting solids?

    My almost 5 month old is very interested in solids. He is almost sitting up unassisted, his tongue thrust reflex is diminishing (I fed him a bite of rice cereal off a spoon once). He grabs at my food...
  13. Re: Baby not satisfied after nursing - HELP!

    Sounds normal. Chances are your LO is just pacifying and IS satisfied she just wants to comfort suck.

    This is what (and still does) work for me

    I swaddle, and let him nurse to sleep and then I...
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    Re: Feeding to much?

    My baby was like this for awhile. As far as I know it didn't hinder milk production.

    Is he peeing & pooping well?

    The best indicator for intake is output.

    I'm a worries myself and worried...
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    Re: Exclusively breastfeeding means??

    I always defined exclusive as no formula/solids. I guess to me exclusive means when baby gets all his nutrition from breast milk.
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    screaming/crying while bf'ing?

    My almost 5 month old will nurse, scream/cry, nurse, cry, and every time he pulls off he takes my nipple with him. I try burping or helping him fart but he still screams.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Please, help.

    I don't know. I guess he could be high needs. I never really thought about it. He is only 4 months and cries for me. If I come into a room he will be just fine, see me, and then cry for me. He will...
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    Re: Nipple Shields.

    Oh, this pain is nothing compared to labor! lol or compared to the red/blistered nipples I had at first because his latch was awful!

    just a little update though, the nipples are still sore, but...
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    Re: how many let-downs?

    I feel 1 let-down at the first, but then I have 1-2 more that I don't feel.
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    Re: Please, help.

    nak

    I guess I am feeling annoyed. I just want to sleep. I know it's selfish but I need to sleep. I went to a counselor bc i thought i had ppd.. she said she just thinks it's lack of sleep. I can...
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    Re: Please, help.

    Thanks for such a quick reply. I asked the ped at his 4mo. if maybe he was teething, he said maybe but he didn't think so. His gums just feel normal to me. :shrug and no I don't think he is growing....
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    Nipple Shields.

    I used a nipple shield and just stopped, he just latched on w/o out it the other day at 4 months old.

    his latch looks good. his bottom lips are flared and his tongue is where it should be. he's...
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    Please, help.

    My baby will be 5 months old next month. These issues just started within the last month or two.

    I need sleep. He wakes up several times a night to nurse. By several I mean some nights he wakes up...
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