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    Default New here - "DD"??

    I'm new here - Nursing my 5-week old - I also have an almost 3 and almost 5 year-old.

    I'm wondering what the abreviation "DD" that I keep seeing means?

    Thanks!
    Kristen

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    Default Re: New here - "DD"??

    Welcome!!

    If you pop over to the "administrative questions" thread area, you'll find this, posted by one of the LLL moderators..... it took me a while to find, too!

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    DS? EBM? AFAIK? What does it all MEAN? Here's a list of basic message board lingo and abbreviations:

    * 2WW - Two-week wait (between trying to conceive and testing for pregnancy)
    * ABM - Artifical baby milk or artificial breast milk (formula)
    * AF - "Aunt Flo" (menstruation)
    * AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned
    * AFAIK - As far as I know
    * AFK - Away from keyboard
    * AP - Attachment parenting
    * ASAP - As soon as possible
    * ATM - At the moment
    * BAB - La Leche League's book The Breastfeeding Answer Book
    * BB - Bulletin board
    * B/B - boy and boy twins
    * BBIAB - Be back in a bit
    * BBL - Be back later
    * BBT - Basal body temperature
    * BC - Before children
    * B/C - Because
    * BCP - Birth control pills
    * BD - Baby dancing ("actively" trying to conceive)
    * BEG - Big evil grin (sometimes written *BEG*)
    * BF - Breastfeed/Breastfeeding
    * BFIP - Breastfeeding in public
    * BFN - Bye for now OR Big Fat Negative (negative pregnancy test)
    * BFP - Big Fat Positive (positive pregnancy test)
    * BG - Big grin
    * B/G- Boy and girl twins
    * BIL - Brother-in-law
    * BM - Breastmilk or Bowel movement
    * BRB - Be right back
    * BTDT - Been there, done that
    * BTW - By the way
    * BTW or B/W -- between
    * CD - Cycle day
    * CDING - Cloth diapering
    * CIO - Cry it out (baby sleep training)
    * CUL8R - See You Later.
    * CVS - Chorionic Villus Sampling
    * CWIM - See what I mean?
    * D&R - Ducking and Running (after saying something provoking or saucy)
    * DB - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word boyfriend
    * DD - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word daughter
    * DF - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word fiance
    * DH - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word husband
    * DIL - Daughter-in-law
    * DP - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word partner
    * DPO - Days past ovulation
    * DS - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word son
    * DSD - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word step-daughter
    * DSS - Dear/Darling/Darn/Another d-word step-son
    * EBF - Extended breastfeeding or Exclusively breasfeeding
    * EBM - Expressed breastmilk
    * EC - Elimination Communication
    * EDD - Estimated due date
    * EPO - Evening primrose oil
    * FAQ - Frequently Asked Question. When people say "the FAQ", they are generally referring to a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
    * FF - Formula feeding/Formula fed
    * FIL - Father-in-law
    * FT - Full-time
    * FTR - For the record
    * FWIW - For what it's worth
    * FYI - For your information
    * G - Grin (sometimes written *G*)
    * GG - Good going!
    * G/G- girl and girl twins
    * GGTP - Gotta go to potty (sometimes written GGP or GG2P)
    * GMTA - Great minds think alike
    * HAND - Have a nice day!
    * HPT - Home pregnancy test
    * HSING - homeschooling
    * HTH - Hope this helps
    * IANAL - I am not a lawyer
    * IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
    * ILY - I love you
    * IMHO - In my humble opinion
    * IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion
    * IMO - In my opinion
    * IOW - In other words
    * IRL - In real life (as opposed to on the Internet)
    * ITA - I totally agree, in total agreement
    * IUI - Intra uterine insemination
    * IVF - In vitro fertilization
    * IYKWIM - If you know what I mean
    * J/K - Just kidding (sometimes written JK)
    * JMHO - Just my humble opinion
    * KWIM - Know what I mean?
    * L&D - Labor & delivery
    * LC - Lactation Consultant
    * LAM - Lactational amenorrhea method
    * LLLL - La Leche League Leader
    * LMAO - Laughing my *ss off
    * LMK - Let me know
    * LOL - Laughing out loud
    * M/C - Miscarriage
    * MIA - Missing in action
    * MIL - Mother-in-law
    * MO - months old (as in "my 6 mo")
    * MYNT - Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, by Norma J. Bumgarner
    * MYOB - Mind your own business
    * MW - Midwife
    * NAK - Nursing at keyboard (so please excuse typos, lack of capitalization, etc.); can be "conjugated", such as "nakking"
    * NE1 - Anyone
    * NFP - Natural Family Planning
    * NFT - No further text (used in the subject line of an email or post, to indicate that there is nothing to read in the body of the email or post)
    * NIP - Nursing in public
    * NM - Not much (sometimes written N/M)
    * NP - No problem
    * OMG - Oh my gosh
    * OP - Original poster (the person who started the current thread of discussion)
    * OT - Off-topic (sometimes written O/T)
    * OTOH - On the other hand
    * PAK - Pumping at keyboard
    * PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    * PDQ - Pretty darn quick
    * PG - Pregnant
    * PIS - Medela brand Pump In Style breast pump
    * PITA - Pain in the *ss
    * PITB - Pain in the butt
    * PLZ - Please
    * POAS - Pee on a stick (take a pregnancy test)
    * PP - Previous poster
    * PPD - Post Partum Depression
    * PPL - People
    * PT - Part-time
    * PTB - Powers that be
    * PY - Ameda brand Purely Yours breast pump
    * RE - Reproductive Endocrinologist
    * RL - Real Life, as opposed to the Internet
    * ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
    * ROTFLOL - Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    * RRL - Red raspberry leaf
    * RSBCA - Remaining seated but chuckling audibly (as compared to ROTFLOL)
    * SAHD - Stay-at-home Dad
    * SAHM - Stay-at-home Mom
    * SIL - Sister-in-law or Son-in-law
    * SIN - Synthetic infant nutrition (formula)
    * SN- Special Needs
    * SNS - Supplemental Nursing System
    * STS or S2S - Skin to Skin Contact
    * SO - Significant other, used to refer to someone's romantic partner
    * TCOYF - Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Wechsler
    * TGIF - Thank goodness it's Friday!
    * TIA - Thanks in advance
    * TLA - Three letter acronym (i.e. these abbreviations--even the ones with 4 letters!)
    * TMI - Too much information (i.e. something excessively personal is being shared)
    * TOH - Typing one handed
    * TTA - Trying to Avoid (pregnancy)
    * TTC - Trying to Conceive
    * TTFN - Ta ta for now
    * TTYL - Talk to you later
    * TTYS - Talk to you soon
    * TTYT - Talk to you tomorrow
    * U/S - Ultrasound (sometimes written US)
    * VBAC - Vaginal birth after a cesarean
    * VBG - Very big grin (sometimes written *VBG*)
    * W/ - With
    * W/O - Without
    * WAB - La Leche League's The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
    * WAH - Work at home (WAHM = Work-at-home Mom)
    * WB - Welcome back
    * WOH - Work out of the home (WOHM = Work-outside-the-home Mom)
    * WTF - What the... "heck"
    * WTG - Way to go!
    * YMMH - You might mean here
    * YMMV - Your mileage may vary (your experience may be different)
    * YO - Years old (as in 3 yo)
    * YW - You're welcome
    * WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get
    * XH - ex-husband
    **********************

    -linda

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