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    Re: blood in stool

    Sounds a lot like my DD. She has dairy and soy intolerrence. There was no blood at fisrt but around 7 weeks we found blood once, they said to watch and when we saw it again I started elimination. ...
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    Re: 5 mo. old not gaining enough weight?

    My DD (6 mo) has had slow weight gain. If you want to use cereal try another type like oatmeal. Some kids just gain slowly. DD gets 2 bottles while I am at work and it has made no difference in...
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    Re: question about nipple shields

    I had to use a shield for 8 weeks. I was pumping after a lot of feedings to boost my supply. DD would not latch without it and I tried everything. I would always offer without the shield,...
  4. Re: fidgeting distracted baby while nursing

    I wrote a similar post a few weeks ago and was given great advice. The nursing necklace is great. I made my own with beads from the craftstore and DD loves to watch and play as she nurses. She...
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    Re: How often do you pump at work?

    I work part time and pump twice at work. It seemed silly to me too at first to pump early, so close to the first feeding of day. At first I got only an ounce but my body so realized that it needed...
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    Re: blood in baby's diaper...

    DD had this problem too. We learned at 2 weeks that dairy products made her very gassy and but soon after we found blood in her stools. It was a soy senestivity. It takes several weeks for dairy...
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    Re: Active nurser

    Thank you for the great ideas! I have tried giving her a lovey or a toy and that has helped. I will look into the nursing necklaces too. She seems more relaxed with something in her hands.
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    Active nurser

    DD is 4 1/2 months. She is doing very well nursing. She is very active when she eats and I wondered if you had any suggestions or if this is normal? SHe stays latched on but her arms and/or legs...
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    Re: Doing everything wrong?

    First :hug and Congratulations! Your story sounds like my DD. She lost 9% of her weight at the first doctors visit. The doc said I needed to see a Lactation Consutlant or I would have to...
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    Re: breastmilk jaundice

    We had this issue too. LO's ped suggested lots of sunshine and feedings. She said if poops were good and were yellow not need to supplement until the level was higher. Good luck.
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    Re: Hands free pumping?

    I cut holes in an old bra. Put it on over the nursing bra like the bustier and it works great. I used a front hook bra to easily adjust as needed.
  12. Re: Help - don't want to stop breasfeeding yet!

    Maybe she is going through a growth spurt. My 4 month DD did the same thing two weeks ago. It could also be her teeth. DD sucks when her gum hurt but isnt trying to get milk, she just likes...
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    Re: Fenugreek and diarrhea :(

    I take Fenugreek for my supply and once in a while it bothers my stomach. I dont know why only at times but it doesnt last long. I hope it gets better for you.
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    Pumping Question

    DD is four months old and I went back to work this week. I have been pumping twice a day. My question is can you pump both times into the same bottles? I have been using clean bottles or freezer...
  15. Re: Thanks for the help but I have given up!

    :hug :hug Congratulation on making if four months! BF is hard work and you gave your LO everything he needed for a great start in life. Just enjoy DS now and try not to stress.
  16. Re: baby only takes the breast with nipple shield

    DD would only nurse with a shield for the first 2 months. I would try and try to offer without it but she was not interested. One day she just decided she wanted to nurse without the shield and has...
  17. Re: baby food intolerances- so, what can I eat?

    I dont have much advice but I totally understand how you are feeling. My DD has those same problems. Soy causes her mucus and blood and dairy her gas. If you can eat soy, the soy yogurt, cheese...
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    Re: Very slow weight gain

    Congratulations on your daughter. My DD, 3 months, had very slow weight gain too. I saw an LC that weighed her pre and post feed and found she wasnt getting enough milk due to poor latching. I was...
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    Re: done with nipple shield?!

    Yay!!! My DD did the same thing, I was so happy to be done with the shield. My supply increased and she became a much better nurser.
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    Re: mucous in stool

    My daugheter had that and it was because of an allergy to soy products. Something in your diet could be causing the mucus. Good luck.
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    Milk and Soy sensitivity

    My daughter is 3 months old and has problems with milk and soy products. I have switched to Rice milk and eliminated milk products from my diet. Has anyone else had this problem? How long does the...
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    Re: low supply on right side

    I understand how you feel! My daughter is 3 months and until she was 8 weeks she struggled to nurse on the left and I had use a shield until then. One day she decided she didnt like the shield and...
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