Breastfeeding Moms

This group was created to promote breastfeeding and support families who choose to breastfeed. We do not encourage the use of Formula but understand that some moms need to use formula and that choice is respected.

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Just wondering when moms got their periods back after baby. My guy is 5 months and still waiting...

Started by Lesley on 03/10/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Lesley


9mth old not gaining weight.

Hi everyone, I've had a bit of an issue with my 9.5 mth old. Since 7 months she's been very slowly gaining weight. She only gained a few ounces each month. At her weigh in last...


breast milk to formula

I started our 5 month old daughter on Infamil on Saturday. Since then, she has thrown up several times. Do you think it is incompatibility or do they not require the same...

Started by Stacie on 03/10/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Elizabeth


Big boob problem

Im exclusivley bf my 3 month old and as she gets bigger im finding it difficult to get comfy, i have huge breasts and just cant position myself right. Her nose always ends up...

Started by Michelle on 03/10/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Cristin


nighttime feedings and working moms

Hi, Just wondering if anyone is working and continuing breastfeeding by pumping at work. My husband will be home to take care of our baby. I have to have a good night sleep for...

Started by Odette on 03/08/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Anastasia


I have a biter!

My son is 6 months old and he got his 2 bottom teeth at 4 months. It was fine until now, because he's working on another couple of teeth. What can I do to stop the biting?!...

Started by Jylana on 03/11/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Allison



My little one was doing so well for a few weeks and two weeks ago started only sleeping for a 4 hour span and then wanting to nurse constantly for the rest of the night. I work...

Started by Alison on 03/11/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Allison


Breastfeeding and Going to School

I breastfeed my 3 month old daughter and I pump when she is at daycare. The problem is finding time in the day and a place to pump. Schools aren't exactly mother friendly. I...

Started by Christine on 03/11/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Christine


Feedings in Public

I just wanted to know if anyone breastfeeds in public. I have tried but I am so uncomfortable and my son hates to be covered while he is eating. Has anyone else had this...

Started by Dee'Jean on 03/11/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Emily



I start work next week and when I pump to try and save some milk for the sitter I don't seem to get much (1/2 to 1 ounce). Is my baby getting enough to eat? He seems...

Started by Ramona on 03/11/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Þórey


flying with a baby

I'm soon going to fly with my 3month old son and I've heard you should feed your baby while take-off and landing. I'm breastfeeding my baby, how should I go about it? any tips?


night time sleeping routine

my DD was born dec. 30, 2008. for the last 5 weeks, we've had her on a pretty strict evening/night routine. she goes down about 730/45 and will sleep until about midnight....

Started by Kim on 03/10/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Jennifer


moby wrap question

my son likes to face out in the moby wrap...and the directions it came with show that this is possible. however, when i put him in it, facing out, his legs lose circulation. is...

Started by Vanessa on 03/07/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Lise


How to pump while still breastfeeding

I was wondering if any one had any tricks for increasing your milk supply so that you can still breastfeed but pump to store milk. We've decided to move to a new house as of...

Started by Leeann on 03/02/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Rebecca


i love breastfeeding

i just wanted to say how much i love breastfeeding my son. Kade is my first child and i was so scared to breastfeed at first. i knew its what i wanted to do but it was scary....

Started by Crystal on 03/09/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Anna


Picky eater!!

My seven month old started eating solids at 6 months but she really only likes rice cerealmixed with breast milk and maybe 1 or 2 other things....If we try other things she...

Started by Beata on 03/11/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/11/2009 by Rebecca

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relactation help?!

I have been going 3 months without breastfeeding my daughter. I have been giving her formula instead. I heard domperidone helps to relactate. Can anyone tell me if this is true...

Started by Cecemartinez 2 days ago in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update 2 days ago by Cecemartinez


Transitioning to supplementing

Should I feel guilty? I've managed for 2 months being 19 & full time college student and I suddenly & randomly stopped making milk.. I've tried teas nuts lactating...

Started by Whitney on 11/06/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/07/2015 by Eleisha


Can I get her back to breastfeeding ???

Hi .. i have a 3 months old baby I was breast feeding her but then I got sick so I stopped breastfeeding for about 2 weeks cuz I was taking medications and I had to give her my...

Started by Zahraa on 10/29/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/05/2015 by Sarah



Hi my baby is only two week's old and as I got mastitis and am allergic to penicillin I had to stop to take kalcid. How do I stop my boobs from producing milk?

Started by Aisling on 11/02/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/07/2015 by Sarah


Pumping 3 hourly and getting 1 ounce only!!

Please help, im trying to rebuild my supply, pumping 3 hourly and only getting 1 ounce from both sides. My LO is 4 months now and i hve to supplement with formula when im at...

Started by Decena on 11/17/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/17/2015 by Decena


Irregular period

I started my period again while nursing my son when he was about 8 months old. The first few cycles were about 5 weeks from the start of one cycle to the next. My last one went...


breastfeeding and pregnant

Hi my son is 9months I still breastfeed and don't want to stop I just found out at the dr.s that I'm pregnant so its extremely painful. Especially because my son has his two...

Started by Anak1925 on 05/08/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/17/2015 by Annie


Hives while breastfeeding?

Hello, I developed chronic hives after my baby was 3 months. It's not going away with Claritin or Allegra. My doctor prescribed Presidone but I don't want to take it unless I...


Do I have enough milk?

I have a 9 month old who is breatfeeding most of a day and gets 1 bottle of for up a day. Although when I'm breastfeeding he's wow us fussy and wants to latch on the to the...



MILK CAN DRY UP - I tried pumping and ZERO came out!!! So many people say, stick to your guns and put baby on schedule and let them cry for hours. Why would anyone STARVE a...

Started by Deecanadien on 03/18/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/23/2015 by Dove


Pumping breast milk

I want to know how can I pump more breast milk. I can only pump 45 to 50 ml. every 3 hours. What can I do to pump more milk?

Started by Caroline on 08/14/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 08/25/2015 by Alexismaynard


Ladies I need some advice

My son is currently 3 months old and I am strictly breastfeeding, haven't even started cereal yet. He weighs 14lbs and has gained weight at every appt. At 6wks old I noticed a...

Started by Kerriann on 03/02/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/03/2015 by Cathey


Supplementing help

Hello all. I'm new here. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I made an account because I am completely desperate. I apologize in advance because this is long. I...



My baby girl is 7 months today. Been constipated about a week on and off. Giving her 2oz of prune juice mixed with 2oz of water twice a day. Also giving her pears for breakfast...


Ducray Anacaps while breastfeeding

Hair loss has become a major problem, and someone told me about this treatment. i was encouraged to get it because its all made from natural herbs/plants etc... My doctor...

Started by Maysa on 03/15/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/15/2010 by Jackie


How do I know if my milk is drying up?

My daughter is almost 7 months old and we've just started solids. She doesn't eat much of the solid food yet but all of a sudden she is taking both sides when nursing which she...

Started by Sabrina on 11/25/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/25/2009 by Sabrina


Is cold breast milk ok?

im working with my 4mo old to try and get her used to the bottle (for the times we will be separated). well earlier today she was chewing on a cold teething ring, it was about...


When to pump breast milk?

I'm breastfeeding my two week old baby girl and would like to start pumping so dad can help with feedings during the night & also because I will be going back to work soon. I...

Started by Cristalle on 02/04/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/04/2009 by Kirsten


Itchy Breasts and Breastfeeding

Sounds odd, but my breasts have been itching HORRIBLY the last week or so. I've had thrush and a yeast infection in the ducts recently but we've cleared that up - and there's...


My 1 year old won't eat!

I need help from some been-there moms. My daughter breastfed exclusively til about 5 months, when we introduced baby food. She hated everything we gave her: fruits, veggies,...


Does breastfeeding get easier?

My first son I pumped for 4 months and gave a bottle of breast milk -- 14 months later with my new son, he is doing good with breastfeeding (using a nipple shield) but I have...

Started by Jennifer on 09/13/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 09/17/2009 by Jennifer


How long does Macrobid stay in the system?

I just finished taking 7 day course of Macrobid for an UTI. Does anybody know how long the drug stays in the system? I am breastfeeding my 7 month old & have been having to pump...

Started by Krista on 07/03/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 07/09/2009 by Krista


Antibiotic Keflex while breastfeeding??

Has anyone taken the antibiotic Keflex while pregnant or nursing???? I just want to make sure it is safe before taking it. My dosage is only 500mg 1/day for 10 days. Info soon...

Started by Nichole on 05/25/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/20/2012 by Shanda


Cereal at 4 months old

Dear mothers, is it advisable to introduce cereals at 4 months old? My girl seems not okay with formular + breast milk. Do you have any one in mind for that tender digestive...

Started by Toyin on 07/01/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/05/2012 by Connie


domperidone while breastfeeding

i have hypothyroisism, which causes low milk supply. i have tried brewers yeast(my daughter got thrush) i also eat oatmeal and drink raspberry tea. i've been to see a lactation...

Started by Erin on 09/01/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/09/2011 by Jessica


3 month old is biting while breastfeeding

I am exclusively BF my 3 1/2 month old baby. I returned to work about 1 month ago so she takes bottles during the day. In the past few days she has started to clench her jaw...

Started by Michelle on 09/15/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 06/03/2012 by Lori


My baby cries when she eats!

For the last 3 days, my little girl - who will be 5 months in 4 days - cries instead of eating. I don't know what to do! She will nurse ok during the day most of the time, but...


Medela breat pump no suction?

I bought a medeal mini electric breast pump off ebay, said was used a few times. I tried it and it dosnt have any suction at all? just buzzes. I had a snow bear one before that...

Started by Anneke on 02/03/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/05/2010 by Nicole


Switching to formula at 3 months??

My son is 3 months old and i breastfeed him. i dont like to pump and have been thinking about going half and half with him [ give him boob sometimes but when i want to go to the...

Started by Ashley on 12/15/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/12/2012 by Nicole


fenugreek and blessed thistle/side effects?

i started to take fenugreek and blessed thistle yesterday and after i took it i felt fatigued and my heart felt kind of jumpy. i also had some purpleish dots show up in just one...

Started by Rebekah on 07/03/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/03/2012 by Laura


Trivisol, isn't breast milk enough?

Why would a pediatrician ask me to supplement my breastfeeding by giving my baby tri-vi-sol. Doesn't breast milk have all the nutrients my baby needs? Has anyone else come...

Started by Rebekah on 06/25/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/07/2012 by Rebekah


Implanon and breastfeeding

I have been breastfeeding my son for almost 3 months now and have never really had a problem, other then occasionally being fidgety because he has to burp. I got Implanon put...


milk bumps

My son has milk bumps or baby acne, people say it is found in a lot of breastfeeding babies, it looks horrible and I am wanting to get our pictures done but wish that the bumps...

Started by Sarah on 09/12/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/07/2012 by Cheraki


Caffeine in breast milk?

If I drink a lot of beverages with caffeine, will baby also get caffeine through my breastmilk? Or should I pump and dump? Thanks in advance.

Started by Eunice on 05/29/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/16/2012 by Michele


NuvaRing and Breastfeeding

I'm on the NuvaRing and breastfeeding and my doctor never told me that I shouldn't breastfeed while on the NR, but the warning on my prescription says do not breastfeed while on...

Started by Stephonie on 09/01/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/16/2011 by Holly Janelle


How long is breast milk good in the fridge?

I heard so many different comments about how long breast milk can be stored just in the fridge so can anyone elaborate exactly how long (hours/days) can breast milk be stored in...

Started by Maxine on 11/14/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/15/2009 by Elizabeth


Breastfed baby refuses bottle

My son is 3 months old and has exclusively been breastfed since birth. My husband and I have tried giving him bottles of expressed milk and he absolutely refuses. I have tried...

Started by Sarah on 12/08/2008 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/14/2012 by Madelaine


Zoloft and breastfeeding?

Has anyone taken zoloft while breastfeeding? It is one of those meds that are in the middle... did you have side affects to taking this. I have post pardum deppression and...

Started by Bridgette on 02/26/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/08/2011 by Rachel


Cephalexin and breastfeeding - Is it safe?

Ok, so I found out yesterday I have mastitis and the doc put me on Keflex and the pharmacy gave me cephalexin which I assume is a generic brand. I was told it is safe, however...

Started by Holli on 12/02/2008 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 10/20/2012 by Regina


Tattoos while breast feeding

does anyone know if there are any real risks in getting a tattoo while breastfeeding? ive googled it and i couldnt find any... just thought id ask


How much milk should a new mom be producing?

I am a new mom. My daughter is 3 weeks old. I had a breast reduction 8 years ago and I had to supplement with formula before leaving the hospital because my baby started losing...

Started by Latrice on 12/07/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 08/28/2011 by Cynthia


Oversupply and block feeding

Hi All, I have determined that I have an oversupply. LO has been choking, sputtering and fussy at breast for past few days. Now his stool is sometimes green. I am very full...

Started by Kristen on 06/13/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 06/18/2009 by Emily


Vicodin and Breastfeeding

Because of some severe pains i've been prescribed vicodin. I was wondering if anyone has had experience nursing while on vicodin?? We've tried the bottle with no luck! I also no...

Started by Erinn on 04/29/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/15/2015 by Jessica


Sex while breastfeeding

ive heard that sex can be quite uncomfortable sometimes even painful if you are breastfeeding so just wondering if anyone knows if this is true?

Started by Jessica on 10/02/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/17/2012 by Mistysjobhunt


Anyone with a hernia after pregnancy?

Has anyone else developed a hernia after being pregnant? After my first son, my doctor noticed I had a small hernia in my stomach, but it was not a concern. Then during my...

Started by Cassie on 04/30/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/04/2013 by Vilma


When should I pump if I am breastfeeding?

My son is a week and a half old, I have been breastfeeding and pumping. Majority of the time, my son is nursing and I am pumping for storage. How often should I pump and how...

Started by Daisy on 08/13/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 08/14/2009 by Alicia


baby pulling own hair out while feeding?

A couple of weeks ago my 6 month old (exclusively breastfed) started reaching behind her head while feeding on left boob, and pulling on her hair at the last 1-2inches at the...

Started by Katie on 05/04/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/23/2012 by Kristin


How often should a 7 week old nurse?

As my baby gets older, it seems like he is wanting to nurse less often (which I expected would happen.) However, what is the minimum number of feedings I should be aiming for...

Started by Jillian on 10/11/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/16/2012 by Anna


Reglan to increase milk supply?

Hey everyone, Im new to brestfeeding and Im determined but my supply is low. Ive been working with a lactation consultant and she said if it didnt improve over the weekend by...

Started by Michelle on 10/05/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 10/03/2011 by Amanda


4 month old sleeping on tummy. Too young?

Hi! My son is 4 months old and he rolls over now(back to tummy) I put him down to sleep on his back but he rolls right over onto his tummy to sleep. I keep rolling him back but...

Started by Shawna on 03/10/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/23/2012 by Elizabeth


Morning after pill and breastfeeding

This is a delicate question, but i was wondering if the morning after pill is safe while breastfeeding. we had an accident and the condom slipped off, didnt break, but im not on...

Started by Justine on 12/21/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 12/21/2009 by Kyle


Taking your baby to the chiropractor??

I was told by another mom that when her son starts to get a little sick.. even just a runny nose she takes him in to see the Chiropractor!! He gets fixed up and she says even...


Is it safe to breastfeed when sick?

I just got sick with a cold/strep throat and I've been breastfeeding her since I got sick (so only for a day or so) but I'm worried it's going to get her sick, do you think it's...


What are the signs of milk drying up?

What are the signs of milk drying up? My baby is 6 mos. old. I've noticed that my breasts aren't as full lately. When the baby nurses, he seems really frustrated, like he isn't...

Started by Laura on 03/23/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/02/2013 by Brandy


HELP - restless baby!!!!!

My baby girl - 4 mths 2weeks - keeps me up all night long because she is so restless when she sleeps, she rolls over, hands are moving (rubbing her face, in the air), head moves...

Started by Amanda on 09/10/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 12/30/2013 by Belinda


Is my milk supply drying up??

I have been breastfeeding my son now for almost 5 months and about a week ago I started my preiod. Since then my milk supply has really dropped. I know this more so because I...

Started by Bethany on 04/28/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/15/2012 by Lila


Drinking milk while breastfeeding

My daughters pediatrician states that I should only have enough milk "to go in coffee or cereal", not to drink glasses of it..... Don't I need a ton of calcium? I don't eat...


Supplementing with formula?

Is anyone supplimenting breast feeding with a bottle of formula? I am exclusively breast feeding my 7 week old at the moment but don't seem to be producing enough milk. She...


My baby is choking on breast milk!

It seems that every time I breast feed my 3 week old daughter she chokes on the milk. She ends up gagging, coughing & gasping for air. She can still breath & her lips don't...

Started by Holly on 12/05/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 06/19/2013 by Chanmakararath


Help for itchy breasts while breastfeeding

My daughter is about to turn 8 months old & I still love to breastfeed her, but around 4 months my breasts became very itchy. Especially when they were empty, but sometimes all...

Started by Chrissy on 11/07/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/21/2014 by Mafs4711


Wine and breastfeeding?

If I have a glass or two of wine, is it still necessary to dump breastmilk after pumping? If so, when do I do it? I have heard different things from different doctors but I want...

Started by Kelly on 08/27/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/09/2014 by Lauren


How to stop my breast milk from coming in?

I Decited to stop brestfeeding my son 3 days ago. And My breast get sooo full i pump it out! But how do i stop the milk from coming in anymore? Its painful to just leave it...

Started by Andrea on 04/24/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/13/2012 by Nancy


When should I start pumping?

I am due Jan. 5 and will return to work in April, but was wondering how long I should wait before I start pumping and creating a surplus. I heard that I should wait 4 weeks...

Started by Megan on 12/30/2008 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 07/30/2013 by Monica


Formula at night for breastfed baby?

My son is 6 1/2 months old. He is exclusively breastfed, but also gets cereal, oatmeal, fruit, veggies, and juice. BUT MAINLY BREASTMILK. I have heard that formula lasts...

Started by Sabrina on 07/03/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 09/09/2011 by Danielle


Tattoo while breastfeeding?

Just wondering if anyone knows if it's safe to get a tattoo while I'm breastfeeding? I have my first three childrens initials done already. Now I'm feeding my fourth child and...


How often should my 3 month old nurse?

So, Here's the thing my 3 month old nurses every 2 hours and I have been told by alot of people that this is because I don't have enough fat in my milk and that she shouldn't be...


Breastfed baby not pooping

My 3 month old is 14 lbs, she has been exclusively breastfed, all of a sudden she is having a bowel movement every week, week and a half. The pediatrician is telling me that she...

Started by Melissa on 03/08/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 07/26/2011 by Tonya


Breast milk storage guidelines

Once breast milk has been warmed how long is it good for? Can you put it back in the fridge and save it for later? These are some of the questions I have been wondering. I have...