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  1. Re: h1n1 shot...are you getting it while breastfeeding?

    I am going to take a look at the other thread (haven't read it yet). I am not nursing any more but have been "trying" to do more research on vaccines in general. I checked out Dr. Sears website for...
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    Re: Making it work???

    I think a lot of people notice a drop in supply when they go back to work and when they aren't nursing as much (part of supply has to do with the baby actually nursing as opposed to just pumping). ...
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    Re: Nipple Shield Problem

    I did not try really hard to wean DD from the shield. It worked for us to use it. The thing that most say helps is to start nursing with the shield then take it off after letdown. Definitely try...
  4. Re: What do you think about this co-worker?

    :clap for your hard work pumping.

    Problems will never be solved if the people who have the ability to solve the problems never hear about them. So, definitely bring this to the appropriate...
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    Re: Supply Question

    :ita

    I know it can be hard but increasing your pumping/nursing sessions is what will help your supply the most. Sometimes I would do a pumping session in the evening or morning before work if I...
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    Re: Letting go...

    :hug

    My DD self-weaned at 21 months. It was hard but I feel comforted that she did it on her own terms.
  7. Re: What do you want to see in the new Womanly Art of Breastfeeding?

    I have heard this comment FREQUENTLY from working moms. Since working moms are bf more frequently - and it can be done! I think more encouragement of working moms and more tips for working moms...
  8. Re: did they stop making the medela PIS?

    You can control the speed/suction on the PIS advanced too. It has two phases but you can control the suction in each of those phases.
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    Re: Lets pretend its formula

    www.kellymom.com is one of the best resources for bf moms. It has a whole section on weaning: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/index.html

    I would not fully wean until after a year. It looks...
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    Re: ready to give up

    You think the nipple shield caused your sore nipples? usually the shield helps protect the nipples. I would definitely see a lactation consultant or an LLL leader to check the latch.

    Waking...
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    Re: Frozen Breast Milk

    My baby was very particular about temp. If it was not warm enough she would refuse it. It also might help if the caregiver put a blanket on their shoulder that has your scent on it.

    Does it...
  12. Re: Travel with co-workers - when to pump?

    I would ask if you can leave a little early to make sure that you have time to pump once you get there before your meeting starts. I personally would not be comfortable pumping in the car with my...
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    Re: Jaundice

    Lyn,

    Congrats! It looks like your situation is resolved. For the other new mommas who might be reading: I had the same situation and did supplement with formula. Later, however, I was told that...
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    Re: Is it ok to use nipple shields?

    If you can work through your problems without the shield, I would definitely recommend that. However, if this is the only way you will be able to bf then it is better to bf with the shield than to...
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    Re: Breast feeding blues

    :welcome

    Just an FYI in case you did not know, the current recommendations are not to start solids until lo shows readiness which usually is not until sometime after 6 months:...
  16. Re: To wean or not to wean....we're desperate

    Here is a great link with lots of information:

    http://www.kellymom.com/nursingtwo/faq/index.html

    Unless your wife has a high risk pregnancy then it is typically okay to nurse when pregnant. ...
  17. Re: Enfamil PolyViSol Drops?! Vitamin Q's

    This has been a much debated topic on here. Here is some general info on vitamins:

    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/vitamins.html

    A lot of doctors will recommend vitamins at around 6...
  18. Re: How long do you keep your frozen stash?

    I only throw it out if it has a bad odor. The smell of bad milk is distinctive. We had a seperate freezer and DD drank some from that which was almost a year old just fine.
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    Re: Grossed out

    I think it is normal to be uncomfortable with bf in the beginining if you have not been around it a lot. My feelings were not as extreme as yours but I did have kind of an ick factor before I got...
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    Re: Weaning from Nipple Shields?

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/wean-shield.html

    Good luck!
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    Re: I Think it's time

    Breastfeeding gets easier, the older your lo gets. Honestly, there were times I felt ready to give it up. But, I got encouragement from this site and others. It helped me stay on track and looking...
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    Re: Breaking the rules

    Here are a couple of links:

    http://www.mother-2-mother.com/normal.htm#NormalStools

    http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/bf-links-concerns.html

    Yes, it is normal for an infant to go several...
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    Re: Unprepared??

    I just wanted to second the www.kellymom.com site. I wish I had found that site much sooner. Lots of great and accurate information!
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    Re: Cluster Feeding

    There may just be an adjustment period as you return to work. I would wait and see if she adjusts. Some babies do reverse cycle when after their moms return to work. Here is some information on...
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    Re: should I push nursing on LO

    :ita that you need to do what is best for you and your daughter. I thought I would put this link out here http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/babyselfwean.html

    It is actually extremely rare for a...
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