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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nursing attire

I have had trouble finding clothing designed specifically for nursing at consignment shops or the Goodwill. I do not want to spend a lot of money buying these items brand new....

Started by Melissa on 03/19/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/19/2009 by Mandy

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Travelling

We going to a wedding - leaving early Saturday morning and coming back Sunday afternoon. The drive is about 3 1/2 hours ... I am purely breastfeeding but have started pumping...

Started by Shelley on 03/18/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/19/2009 by Shelley

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Breast milk storage

What is best and most cost efficient for breast milk storage for the freezer? Has anyone tried the Avent storage cups? If so how many times can they be reused?

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constantly hungry baby

I have a 7 week old girl and I'm worried because she always seems hungry. She only eats about 10-15 minutes a feeding and usually only on one breast. When I burp her she seems...

Started by Corinne on 03/16/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/19/2009 by April

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Nursing

Why do I only get a small amount of milk from one breast? I nurse her the same amount from both?

Started by Marlie on 03/18/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/19/2009 by Carly

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food?

Hello! My son is 6 1/2 mo and is primarily nursing. I want to nurse for AT LEAST a year, but it seems like he is losing interest. During the day he is just nibbling when I...

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I need help!!

OK we've been letting Isaac sleep in bed with us...Everyone has warned us its a no no but its so easy for all of us (me to feed him, him to eat and my husband to sleep...)...

Started by Clerissa on 03/18/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/19/2009 by Nicola

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Breastfeeding with a cold?!?!?!

I am BF my 3 month old, and today I woke up feeling a bit sick as the day progressed it has become obvious I have a cold. Does anyone know if it is ok to take extra vit C on...

Started by Cristina on 03/18/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/19/2009 by Annie

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Pacifier

My 3 week old has refused a pacifier since the first time I tried to give it to her the night she was born, I wouldn't really care except she cries for my breast ALL the time. I...

Started by Ashleigh on 11/23/2008 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/18/2009 by Ashleigh

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Mommy with a chocolate addiction!

Good Afternoon all, My son (2 months) is exclusively breastfed. Unfortunately, like my older son was, he cannot tolerate lactose. So the problem - I am HORRIBLY addicted to...

Started by Jonette on 03/17/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/18/2009 by Aphie

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found lump need advice

hi.... ive bf for 3 months and 1 week.. i started to introduce really runny baby rice at lunch time. now my little girl has not changed how much milk she drinks. i know what...

Started by Lolly_loulou on 03/16/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/18/2009 by Arwen

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teething products

My 4 month old has just started teethin and is miserable with it, she is still to young to pick up toys and chew them so i was wondering what the best pain relief is i can use?

Started by Michelle on 03/18/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/18/2009 by Ellen

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thin baby

My daughter is 9 1/2 months old and she is only in the 3% for body weight. She eats her solids very well, but since starting solids doesn't want to nurse or drink her bottles...

Started by Amanda on 03/17/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/18/2009 by Arwen

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Breastfeeding to bottle feeding

My daughter is 6 mths old. I have been strickly breastfeeding, added solids at 4.5 mths. I have been trying to get her to take a bottle. I pumped a couple of small bottles...

Started by Cindy on 03/18/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/18/2009 by Teresa

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Breastfeeding Until 1year 1month.

Dear moms, Does anyone know how to transmit from breastfeeding to formula for my 1year and 1month old baby? Because she is underweigh, her weight is 8kg until now, from 4months...

Started by Fátima on 03/28/2017 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 03/28/2017 by Sarah

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Why

being a mom is hard, mom guilt is harder. I struggled terribly with breast feeding and cried nonstop because I couldn't produce enough. I went back to doctors office and had...

Started by Sara on 05/09/2016 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/26/2016 by Calandra

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How much water should bf 13 mo drink?

My son is just over a year old and is still breastfeeding 4-6 times a day. He's never had a bottle. He is still learning how to use a sippy cup but hasn't quite masterd it yet....

Started by Autumn on 04/26/2016 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/27/2016 by Sofia

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Low milk supply

My baby is almost 3 weeks old and has been breastfeeding the whole time. She eats constantly and never gets full. She cries because half the time my breast arnt producing milk....

Started by Liesl on 09/23/2016 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 09/23/2016 by Melissa

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HELP PLEASE

Okay so I had surgery a week ago. and had to use formula for a week now my 2 months old refuse to drink my breast milk, even from a bottle. She will only drink fromula. When I...

Started by Shakirathomas93 on 01/14/2017 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/23/2017 by Scarlettoverkill2016

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How to Master Breastfeeding in Public?

Breastfeeding is one of the best choices you can make for your baby. Those precious moments when you breastfeed your baby may quickly turn to stressful ones if you are on-the-go...

Started by Susan on 07/28/2016 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 08/26/2016 by Annette

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What to do i do?!

My goal is to breastfeed my son until he is at least three. None of my family nor my sons father respect that i breastfeed or think its pointless even though my son has an...

Started by Diamondchic92 on 02/20/2017 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/22/2017 by Ev

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Getting ready, First time

Soon I will be giving birth to triplets and I plan to breastfeed them. What do I need to do it and how do I get ready for it.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Mafs4711

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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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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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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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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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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...