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    Re: Best Breast Pump

    Choosing a Breastpump, by Robyn Roche-Paull at Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, is an excellent overview of the different types of pumps that are available. While it was written specifically for moms...
  2. Re: 2-weeks old and feeding for 2-3 hours

  3. Breastfeeding Today—New articles for June/July 2016

    Breastfeeding Today, Issue 35, June 2016


    Early motherhood can be overwhelming and when you are facing it without much support even more so. Teresa Pitman explores ways of nurturing...
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    Re: using herbs while pregnant?

    Unfortunately, the risks of herbal galactagogues during pregnancy most likely outweigh any potential benefits. :huh

    It's sort of a catch-22... If an herb affects your hormone levels, it could...
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    Re: Dicloxacillin while BF?

    :ita Medications and Mothers' Milk says it's commonly prescribed for mastitis, and is compatible with breastfeeding.
  6. Re: What did you do to pump more/recover your supply?

    It seems to be weirdly common for moms to experience a "pump slump" at around 8 or 9 months. If you browse through some of the other threads on pump slumps, there might be some helpful ideas in...
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    Re: Breast Milk Storage Help

    This article about the fiddly details of milk storage might be helpful:

    Why Do Milk Storage Guidelines Differ? by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC

    How much milk are you able to express compared to the...
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    Re: Whey protein ok?

    Whey protein is fine unless you or your baby have dairy allergies. You're right that it's the other ingredients in protein shakes that make them iffy -- a lot of them contain a variety herbs and...
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    Re: Thinking About LLL Leadership?

    We used to have a private forum for Leader Applicants and forum members interested in Leadership, which I deactivated at some point because it wasn't really being used. But I'm happy to revive it....
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    Re: Fenugreek - confused!

    Fenugreek is not recommended during pregnancy, but is usually safe during breastfeeding unless the mom has diabetes or a bleeding disorder, or is allergic to peanuts or chickpeas.

    Some mothers...
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    Re: Opinions about breast pumps?

    Thanks, guys! :)

    I was thinking about adding Susan's Limerick PJ Comfort review, but I don't know how applicable it still is... It's from 2012 and it's for the Comfort Jr, which I don't think they...
  12. Sticky: Legality of domperidone in the US—please read

    At this time, domperidone is not approved for use in the United States, and it can only be legally obtained in the US as part of an approved Investigational New Drug application (IND) for a...
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    Re: Opinions about breast pumps?

    Done. :)
  14. Re: Introducing solids as a vegan family

    The amount of iron in breastmilk is pretty constant—there's not really anything you can do to affect it. Iron supplements will make sure that your stores are replenished though.

    If you're taking...
  15. Re: Sore nipples too late in the game

    Ovulation is always my first thought when soreness pops up out of nowhere. Hormones can have many subtle effects. If that's what it is, it shouldn't last too much longer.

    Had your baby's nursing...
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    Opinions about breast pumps?

    Hey! :) I'm trying to put together some real moms' comments about their experiences with different breast pumps. I thought gathering them all in one place might be a helpful resource. This is what...
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    Re: Sore nipples nursing 2 year old

    Ovulation is a really common cause of (seemingly) random nipple soreness. :ita If it shows up for a few days, disappears, only to mysteriously reappear a month or two or three later....
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    Re: Crohns disease and breastfeeding

    About Humira, Medications and Mothers' Milk says

    I agree with etoile—if you're in the US, the best resource for medication questions is InfantRisk:

    InfantRisk Center
    (806) 352-2519...
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    Re: Breastfeeding and...wine

    Neither -- I think you're being careful with the health of your baby and making sure you have all the facts so you can make the best decision. Perfect! :thumbsup

    The amount of time it takes for...
  20. Re: Smooth Move Tea and breastfeeding?

    The main ingredient in Smooth Move is senna, which is an herbal stimulant laxative. Medications and Mothers' Milk gives it a lactation risk category of L3 - Limited Data-Probably Compatible. It...
  21. Questions about Medications and Breastfeeding

    Most mothers will probably need to take medication at some point while they're breastfeeding, which can be scary since there's not a lot of information available about the effects on nursing babies,...
  22. Re: Treatment of yeast infection and breastfeeding

    Medications and Mothers' Milk rates fluconazole (Diflucan) as risk category L2 - Limited Data-Probably Compatible, which means

    Fluconazole does transfer into breastmilk, but no complications...
  23. Re: Please help extreme nipple pain and only day 4!

    I'm so sorry we missed your post, megan.ruth07! :(

    How are you and your baby doing now?
  24. Re: Young Living Oil and breastfeeding?

    I'd recommend caution... Essential oils are concentrated, potent chemical combinations, they're not very well researched, and some of them can cause breathing problems or even seizures in babies and...
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    Zika virus and breastfeeding

    Do you have questions about the zika virus and breastfeeding?

    The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued this statement:

    As always, if you have any any concerns, you should...
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