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    Need some help

    I stopped BFing my son (he was 5 1/2 months old at the time) because once he started taking a bottle he stopped BFing correctly. Once he took the bottle (which I was desperate for him to take, I...
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    Strange question - Need help

    I have what probably will seem like a very strange question, bare with me. Any advice/knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

    I stopped BFing my LO a couple months ago (at 5 1/2 months). He...
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    Update - Mastitis!!!

    So I posted yesterday about pain I was having in my right breast. Shortly after the pain started, the fever set in. I was shaking uncontrollably. I talked to the on-call doctor (and my IBCLC) and...
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    Oh the pain!

    Okay, so my LO is 7 1/2 weeks. He seems to finally be getting the hang of latching and breastfeeding. Well, on the left side. He opens super wide and latches on and doesn't hurt me when he nurses...
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    Swaddling question

    How long is it recommended to swaddle a newborn? And, any tips for swaddling a baby without actually swaddling them (if that makes sense!)? - My 7 1/2 week old still seems to want to be swaddled at...
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    Re: He just won't sleep!

    All 3 of my kids have done the same thing... Around 6 weeks they stop sleeping as much during the day. My youngest is just 7 weeks old now and he's going through the whole not sleeping much during...
  7. Re: Help - new problem! DD has nursed me dry?? growth spurt?

    I just went through this very same thing with my son. He is now 7 weeks (tomorrow), but a couple days ago spent 2 full days doing nothing but eating! I thought he would milk me dry!!! I thought...
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    Re: Getting frustrated...help!!

    I know many women who pump exclusively and feed their babies EBM in a bottle. I'd say either way, BFing or pumping - whichever works best for you - you are still giving your baby your best :)
  9. Re: Newborn Hungry Between Midday and 3pm

    Ah yes, cluster feedings.. gotta love 'em. My LO definitely had those moments.. Usually it was at night, between 8 and 10pm. He would nurse for 2 hours! At first it drove me nuts... Then...
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    Re: Won't sleep...

    With all 3 of my kids, 6 weeks seemed to be the magic point when they stopped sleeping during the day! I am currently going through that with my 7 week old. Some days I can get him to take somewhat...
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    Re: About to give up.. Any advice?

    You girls are awesome! Thanks so much for the encouragement and advice. It has helped give me a more positive attitude about sticking it out and has given me hope that my LO might actually get the...
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    Re: fussy/gassy/grunting baby, every morning

    Funny.. My son is also super grunty in the early morning. It seems like it's from not burping after his feeding. The first time he wakes up in the night he goes back to sleep and is pretty...
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    Re: About to give up.. Any advice?

    Kristin,
    Thanks so much for your advice.. It helps so much to have people to talk to and commiserate with ;) I really appreciate the input! I'll definitely take a look at that link. Thanks!
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    About to give up.. Any advice?

    I am so not a fan of breastfeeding. It has taken me 3 babies to actually hang in and give it a shot. I am on my 7th week and amazed I lasted this long. We have been dealing with latch issues the...
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    New here.. NEED HELP!

    Hello to all. I am new to this site.. Mother of 3, ages 3 1/2, 19 months and 5 weeks.

    So let me preface my need with this: I am not a fan of breastfeeding. I do it only because I know it is...
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