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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breastfeeding prejudice

i am living in a very small town where we dont even have a mothers room, usually when we are out i go to one of the local cafe's to feed but i am so tired of people being rude...

Started by Tammy on 02/22/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/25/2009 by Jackie

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breastfeeding

when breastfeeding do you have to wind your baby half way through a feed like you do with formula milk?

Started by Lisa on 02/25/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/25/2009 by Melissa

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Sleep schedule problems...

Hi. I have a 4 month old girl. I am trying to figure out how long I should expect her to sleep each night before I feed her, but so many of the things I read refer to babies...

Started by Jolene on 02/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/25/2009 by Emily

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my 7 month old wont sleep!!!

help...my 7 month oldstill isnt sleeping through the night and she is beginning to want to sleep with me all the time...i wont let her cry it out...not an option...any ideas?

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new mommy needs help!

I am due in just over a week or so, I am wondering if any of you other moms who are breastfeeding could give me some helpful advice on how to do this. I want to breastfeed...

Started by Dionne on 02/20/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/25/2009 by Itsamystery

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I can't stop breastfeeding!!

My son is 20 months and has been an avid breastfeeder the WHOLE time. He never took bottles, even with breastmilk in them. Luckily, I was a stay at home Mom for a year so it...

Started by Brittany on 02/22/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Nancy

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Parenting Books

Have you found any parenting books that you really enjoyed and found helpful? If so, which books? My favorites are the Positive Disciplines books. I find their advice...

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Decrease in drinking?

My baby was sick with RSV so I was home with her for 3 days. Now she won't take a bottle for daycare (the bottles are breastmilk). She's drinking like 1-3 oz. at a time...

Started by Stephanie on 02/23/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Stefani

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OUCH! Help! Red and Sore Boobie :(

So, this morning I woke up and my left breast was sore but I didn't think much of it because I'm often sore in the morning until I pump or nurse. I was a bit sore all day and...

Started by Amanda on 02/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Sharon

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Biting nipple

I have a 4.5 month old that is an agressive eater. Just in past 2 days he has started to bite down on my nipple. It sometimes happens mid feed, but more often near the end. He...

Started by Jenna on 02/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Brandi

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White wine?

Is it ok to drink alittle white wine and exclusively breastfeed?

Started by Malkia on 02/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Nicole

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Starting cereal- increase in bowel movements

Been exclusively BFding for 6 months and have now started cereal. My son was pretty consistent with 1-2 bowel movements a week, sometimes even longer. Now that we have started...

Started by Melissa on 02/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Melissa

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My Baby Won't Take a Bottle

My 3 month old refuses to take a bottle. I attended an opening night of a show about almost two weeks ago and I pumped. She wouldn't latch on at all! I had to leave early and...

Started by Malkia on 02/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Lauren

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Thrashing About?

Okay, I was actually starting to ignore the constant pain, and figure out this breastfeeding thing... but now we're in a whole new arena. My baby boy is just over three months...

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breast feeding

i was a double d when i had my baby and with breast feeding i got up to an f. two weeks later i am now back into a large b. is there any hope that i will ever get my boobs back...

Started by Kelsey on 02/23/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/24/2009 by Kelsey

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Feeding nightmares

Help ladies. My Hannah will be 16 months this month and i am really struggling with her eating habits or should i say, lack thereof! She hardly eats. She will have a bite of...

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periods missing

my son is 7 months and i am breastfeeding him constantly after his birth i got my periods three times i am using condom but this month i am almost 10 days over my due date of...

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Nursing a toddler is…interesting.

Nursing a toddler is…interesting. They have their own ideas. They want milk when they want it. They don’t care how they’re positioned and actually, the more ridiculous,...

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Feeding nightmares

Help ladies. My Hannah will be 16 months this month and i am really struggling with her eating habits or should i say, lack thereof! She hardly eats. She will have a bite of...

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Milk Supply Low

My LO is 5 months old and I recently went back to work about 2 months ago . I've noticed that my milk supply is low . I've tried fenugreek pills, lactaid teas , cookies and I...

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Building milk supply back up after sickness

While my daughter and I were sick, I stupidly took a decongestant which hurt my supply significantly, I have managed to get it back up to 4oz per pumping session, any tips on...

Started by Tori on 04/25/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/29/2015 by Tara Lou

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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 Anastacia on 05/08/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update 5 days ago by Annie

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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

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Extended Breastfeeding & Bottles

My youngest son is 2 years old, and I still nurse him. Typically three-four times a day/night. He does this mostly for comfort, and I am weaning him slowly. My question is this,...

Started by Jackie on 08/21/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 08/23/2014 by Jackie

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Weaning a 17month old

My 17 month old is exclusively breast fed since birth. He eats other foods but very little. I must admit I'm tired of breastfeeding and its hard to get him off the BOOBS! how do...

Started by Naji'sMom on 09/24/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 09/28/2014 by Sarah

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constipation

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...

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Screaming baby while latching on

My son is 6 weeks old and sometimes he screams and fights me to latch on and other times he lathes on just fine. I've tried all the calming techniques and have done research but...

Started by Alexandria on 08/11/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 08/13/2014 by Jackie

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feeding concerns

I have an 8 week old who I have recently started feeding from one side only per feeding over the past week and a half. She loves to be attached to me and at once point did...

Started by Charlotte on 05/27/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/29/2014 by Charlotte

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Two options?

Hi ladies, I'm new to this site and I just have no one else to ask for advice. I hope I am in the right place! My daughter is almost a year old and I want to wean her off...

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Plz help me, breast feeding all day long

Hi,my baby is two weeks old, and i am sleepless and exhausted. My baby breastfeed for 20 minutes then falls asleep for 10 minutes,he wakes up crying and hungry, I am exhausted...

Started by Marian on 10/18/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 12/15/2014 by Marian

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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,...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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 User

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...