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    Re: Salty breastmilk??

    so the salty taste is the result from her not nursing and not the other way around? but what could be causing her non-nursing in the first place? she DOES still nurse but it`s a dramatic decrease...
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    Salty breastmilk??

    Something weird has been going on the past couple of days. First of all my daughter (14 months old) who normally nurses 10+ times a day (not counting nights) suddenly lost interest in nursing. More...
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    could all this be related?

    ok i have a slightly confusing question. i`ll try to be clear and chronological.

    so last week (5 days ago) my dd had a fever, runny poop and extreme fussiness for one day which i attributed to...
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    Re: sick baby won't nurse, worried :(

    ok i have an update. apparently dd has started taking solids and water from a spoon but still won't nurse! :( i don't know what's going on anymore. we visited MIL tonight and dd ate really well - she...
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    sick baby won't nurse, worried :(

    my daughter (11 months) has been sick since monday. she had a high fever (101-102) until yesterday, and was diagnosed with a ear and throat infection, for which i started giving her antibiotics...
  6. Difference between thrush and eczema?

    Let me start by saying that I AM going to see a doctor about this but I have to wait until next week for an appointment so I'm desperate. I have what I decided to be thrush after reading articles and...
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    Re: Need Encouragement

    my daughter had a phase where she wanted ONLY the paci to go to sleep - i tried to nurse her to sleep, she would nurse for a while and then start screaming and not calm down until i give her the...
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    Re: sleep??

    co-sleep so you can nurse her without waking up too much. that or you can try to "sleep train" her which i personally am not a fan of. there are several techniques most of which involve letting her...
  9. Grapefruit Seed Extract to treat thrush?

    This article was sent to me by my LC. I have a bad case of thrush right now because i was on vacation the last few weeks and didn't see a consultant or treat it immediately. Now i have very painful...
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    Re: red spot on nipple?

    thanks for the support. i went and got miconasole since it's otc and i can't wait another week for my doctor to be back from vacation. i also got probiotics for myself but im not sure if i can safely...
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    Re: red spot on nipple?

    thank you, i just read about thrush and it sounds so discouraging - like it's a hard thing to erradicate completely. i will try to buy otc miconazole, because i can't wait another week for it to get ...
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    Re: red spot on nipple?

    ok, i've been traveling the past few weeks but now i have an update. apparently what is happening is NOT normal - the red spot has grown even larger, now it covers half of the areola, and two cracks...
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    red spot on nipple?

    recently i noticed this strange spot right under my left nipple (on the areola). the skin there looks red and shiny and sort of flaky. im worried it might be some sort of infection?? it doesn't hurt...
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    Re: Pressure to Start Rice Cereal

    yes, pressure is not the word (yet) but my family is starting to mention it more and more. my daughter is almost 5 months and when we eat she reaches for the food so they say she is hungry and wants...
  15. starting solids because of low iron?

    hi ladies. happy women's and mothers' day! (8th of march in my country)

    anyways. my daughter is almost 5 months old and is exclusively breastfed. her weight gain has always been great, she is...
  16. how to balance supply in both breasts

    please help me with some advice how to make both of my breasts produce more or less the same. my left is producing less - when my daughter was about 1 month old my left nipple hurt horribly (more...
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    we did it !!!

    hi all, my daughter is not a newborn anymore - she turns 3 months tomorrow. i've been posting on here about all our troubles. my nipples were badly cracked since birth and wouldn't heal no matter...
  18. Re: almost not a newborn, still having problems.

    congrats on making it this far with all that happening! at least now you know what the problem is and you can fix it - hopefully the end is near :)
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    Re: Diaper rash???

    not speaking from personal experience, but one more thing you can do is give your baby's bum plenty of air time - i've heard it's the best thing for their skin and to prevent any rashes. also like pp...
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    Re: input on pumping to heal

    i second what a pp said - i tried exclusive hand-expressing from one breast (the side that hurt the worst) for A WEEK and the only benefit from it was getting a little break. as soon as i started...
  21. Re: baby clicking and chewing nipple during letdown

    i use non-disposable nursing pads and they are fine for the daytime - it's great since they are much more breathable than disposables. but at night they tend to move around or simply get soaked and i...
  22. Re: baby clicking and chewing nipple during letdown

    Jennygal > i just want to reassure you - now at 9 weeks the pain is much much less. my nipples started healing , ever so slowly, around 6 weeks and now at 9 i can tell there's a real difference.
  23. baby clicking and chewing nipple during letdown

    im happy to say that my sore nipples are finally improving a bit - it seems like my baby's latch is getting a little better and they have started healing. the pain at the initial latch on is now not...
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    Re: hard lump - help?

    thank you all! my lump was hard and painless, but i was able to move it around a bit and it's pretty much gone now so i guess it did respond to treatment - im slightly confused. but i suppose it was...
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    Re: Nipple Shield

    have you tried nursing without it? it might be that you don't even have an issue with weaning off it. i used the shields for 2 weeks and my daughter didn't seem to even notice the difference when i...
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