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    Re: breastfeeding and pregnancy

    Hello!

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Many moms who are pregnant while nursing can experience changes in their milk. Some notice a drop in supply, some notice a change in the taste. ...
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    Re: Poop..

    Hello!

    You didn't say how old your baby is, but green poop is not unusual, especially if you think you have an oversupply problem. If your baby was unhappy and had green mucusy stool, I'd start...
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    Re: Baby so distracted...

    Hello!

    My 9 month old DD is very distractable, and my son was when he was a baby too. It seemed like it started when they were both suddenly aware of their surroundings and it never stopped!
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    Re: Allergies?

    If her baby is allergic, she can eliminate all the baby's allergic foods from her diet, and continue to breastfeed. There are allergens even in hypoallergenic formula! And breastfeeding will have a...
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    Re: CONSTANT constipation

    Hi there Mama,

    How old is your baby? Babies are born with a good store of iron, and in the early months should not need any extra iron. Breast milk is lower in iron, but the iron in your milk is...
  6. Re: I have low supply in the evenings...

    It is normal for your supply to take a dip in the evening. It is also normal for a baby to want to "tank up" in the evening (called cluster feeding), in preparation for (hopefully!) a longer stretch...
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    Re: Birth control and BF

    Some mothers have problems on Micronor and others don't. It seems to just depend on the person! I've heard both.
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    Re: Very Hungry Baby

    Hello! Congratulations on having a healthy, happy baby girl! It sounds like her nursing pattern is completely normal for her age. Your milk is so completely absorbed, that her tiny tummy empties...
  9. Re: How to get a latch every feeding & avoid the bottle

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby! One way to woo a new baby to the breast is to keep your baby skin to skin, on your chest, as much as possible. Strip your baby down to a diaper and go...
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    Re: I don't know what to do?

    OH my goodness, you have been working REALLY hard!! It is so frustrating when it feels like you're doing so much, and not having many results! :(

    I am wondering, though, if you have any medical...
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    Re: LLL leaders and home visits

    I should also mention, that I've invited moms to come to my house too, if I'm not able to get to them. Sometimes that works out better if it's during the day and I have nobody to watch my kids.
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    Re: Worried won't be able to breastfeed

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Some pregnant moms leak a little colostrum at times, some leak a lot, and some don't leak at all. If you leak a little colostrum, your body replaces it right...
  13. Re: wants to nurse instead of having meals

    It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job of following his cues. Just keep offering, and eventually he will be ready for more food. :)
  14. Re: Babies that spit up and eat solids...

    My baby was still spitting up at 6 months, she is 9 months old now and is finally not spitting up as much as she used to! She will still spit up every other day or so, but it's definitely not like...
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    Re: LLL leaders and home visits

    Hi,

    I've made home visits, sometimes I will if I think that seeing the baby's latch will be helpful. Not all Leaders do them as they are not required by LLL, and some are not in the position to...
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    Re: Do LLL leaders come out to homes?

    Hello! I'm sorry you've had so much trouble! I have made home visits, I am not in the position to do it easily (I have a 3 year old and a 9 month old so I have to wait til DH is home in the...
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    Re: benadryl - ok to take

    Benadryl is listed as an L2 in Dr. Hale's "Medications and Mother's Milk." The category L2 means a safer choice (his scale goes from L1 (safest) to L5 (contraindicated). Hope you are feeling better...
  18. Re: It never crossed my mind that my breastfeeding would have such family input

    Hello! :hug It can be difficult when we feel that the people closest to us aren't supportive! Here in the US, nursing past 1 year is unusual for our culture. That, however, does not make it...
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    Re: short naps

    Hi there sleepy mamas!

    I think as a baby gets a little older and becomes more aware of his or her world, naps can become short and/or difficult. They get tired, but they want to see everything!...
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    Re: is he getting enough???

    Hello there! Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

    One way to be sure your baby is getting enough milk is to count diapers. A 13 day old baby should have 5-6 wet disposables (6-8 wet...
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    Re: Encouragement

    I am so happy you are working so hard to make some milk for your baby. I wish you all the best for your efforts!! :)
  22. Re: how to get my lo to bigger pieces in food???

    Hi there!

    Sometimes when you are first starting solids, some babies don't handle textures well. Will your son eat smooth, pureed foods? Is it just the chunkier foods he has trouble with? Some...
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    Re: Is this normal?

    Hello there,

    Many moms find that one breast seems to produce more (or respond better) to pumping.

    About the lump - have you had it checked by a doctor? Some women have "fibrocystic" breasts...
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    Re: Should I be concerned?

    Hello!

    It is not at all unusual for a breastfed baby several months old to go many days without having a bowel movement. Your milk is absorbed so well, with such little waste, that sometimes...
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    Re: Gagging, choking, spitting up...

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!! How exciting!! It sounds like you are doing a really great job with her!

    It can be kind of challenging sometimes in the early weeks! It can be...
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