Breastfeeding Moms

This group is here to support families that breastfeed. We follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and La Leche League International (LLLI). This group is here to promote breastfeeding and support families who choose to breastfeed. Group Guidelines: 1. We do not encourage the use of Formula. Please refrain from recommending the use of formula.* 2. This group does not encourage weaning an infant under 12 months of age for any nonmedical reason. 3. In line with LLLI we do not support or recommend the introduction of solids until around the middle of the first year. 4. Debates about when to wean are discouraged. Any posts that personally attack a member for their weaning choices, be it mother led, child led, or otherwise, will not be tolerated. 5. No posts that violate Circle of Moms No THUMPS guidelines. *Please note: We ask that you not recommend formula because it can cause issues with breastfeeding. Supplementing should be done carefully. Some moms need to or choose to use formula and that choice is respected. We ask that it not be recommended to others because they may not know the issues that can arise from supplementing.

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Finished breastfeeding...sore?

I just completely finished nursing my 12 month 8 days ago. I was only nursing once a day for a couple weeks, so it wasn't as if I went cold turkey. I felt a little full the...

Started by Stephanie on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/01/2009 by Julianna

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Containers for freezing breastmilk

Does anyone know what containers would work well for freezing breastmilk other than the plastic freezing bags? I have read a lot about even the approved plastic storage bags can...

Started by Danielle on 02/01/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/01/2009 by Danielle

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Cow's milk and breastfeeding

Does cow's milk cause your breastfeeding child to get diaharria? If I drink cow's milk (eat a bowl of cereal), my daughter gets really, really bad diareihha (I mean throw...

Started by Krischa on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/01/2009 by Laura

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how do I freeze breastmilk?

ok, i have just started pumping to be able to stockpile Breastmilk in the freezer so that when i go back to work, i can take breastmilk bottles to the nanny. i am nursing then...

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Milkies

Has anyone ever heard of something called Milkies?

Started by Margot on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Margot

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How will I know?

My son is 2 weeks old. I tried breastfeeding but it didn't work out. I pumped a little for the first week and also supplemented with formula. But due to complications I decided...

Started by Regina on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Regina

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sleepless 6 month old daughter

I can't get my 6 month old daughter to sleep at night. She is up every 2 hours, I have tried tylenol for teething, grip water for stomach ache, and nursing to sleep. I would...

Started by Megan on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Melissa

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weaning

i have been breast feeding my daughter for 1 yr now and am ready to wean only problem she's not any suggestions????????

Started by Katherine on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Laura

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I need a new way to increase milk supply

I started out with a really good milk supply, but I had surgery 9 days after my daughter was born and was unable to nurse her. I pumped, but my supply went down as a result. I...

Started by Kim on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Stephanie

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Medela Pump

I thought I read somewhere that Medela will let you "trade in" the pump you have for a better one, and only make you pay the difference between the two... but now going back I...

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Help, I Have Mastitis

Hi Everyone Hope you are all ok. I would like some advice please. I have a 7 week old daughter that I am nursing, but today i came down with mastitis which is so painful....

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Quitting Breastfeeding

Hi.... My son is almost 3 months old and I'm finishing up breastfeeding. He's mainly on formula now. I've decreased to pumping twice a day. A lactation consultant told me...

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Breast Pumps

As a reward for nursing my first for 1 year I get a new pump. I am having difficulity choosing bewtween the Medela or the Avent IsIs Duo Iq; both dual pump and electric...I had...

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A baby on the way and some concerns...

Hello! I have a 1 year old and a baby due in March. I tried so hard to breast feed with my son, but I ran into many obstacles. I am very large busted, he was sick the first...

Started by Cynthia on 11/16/2008 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Carrie

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Nursing for naps and night...

Hello! My daughter turned 7 months old yesterday. She still nurses before her naps and still wakes up atleast every 2 to 3 hours to nurse at night. For daytime naps, she...

Started by Alice on 01/31/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Carrie

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After weaning..

I am proud to say that I was able to exclusive nurse my son until he was 6 months old, than I introduced solids, but continue to nurse him til one year. That is when I started...

Started by Jamie on 11/04/2008 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/31/2009 by Carrie

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needing support!!! becoming doubtful!

No one that I know understands much about BF and so whatever I've learned has been through help from LC's from WIC or form looking up questions I've had through google. So since...

Started by Michellee 10 hours ago in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update 10 hours ago by Michellee

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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...

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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...

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nipple soreness

I really like the concept of breastfeeding but my oldest child had a allergy to both breastmilk n supplement milk. my second child I breastfeed until the nipple soreness kicked...

Started by Chiquita on 10/08/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update 4 days ago by Melissa

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Struggling with my 8 month old.

I am struggling with my 8 month old baby. He has been ebf since birth- had no choice as he refused the bottle as he kept using his tongue. When he was 6 months I started giving...

Started by Alison on 09/24/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 09/25/2014 by Manisha

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struggling with breastfeeding

I have read that it's all about the right latch for the baby in order for breastfeeding not to hurt, But I don't know how to do it and my baby hurted my nipples so bad, Any...

Started by Marian on 10/05/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 10/05/2014 by Sarah

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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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Suckling 4 year old.

I woke up the other morning with my 4 year old adopted daughter latched on me. It was sensual, not sexual, so I just hugged her & stroked her hair. Is that wrong or should...

Started by Sexie_deb on 11/12/2013 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/23/2013 by Lori

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First food

I'm not sure what to give my seven month old baby girl for breakfast..she pushes up her nose every time I try..to give cereal..I'm thinking she may not ever come around..what...

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nervous about breast feeding

im having a baby in june and ive never breast fed before and im having second thoughts on trying cause ive heard that it hurts ive heard its hard to wean the baby and all kinds...

Started by Crystal on 11/29/2013 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 12/16/2013 by Brittney

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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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Am I drying up ??

I am a first time mom and my baby is only 10 days old. I have been pumping and it seems my supply is getting to be less and less what do I do ? Am I drying up? I am worried that...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

Started by Amanda on 09/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 05/25/2012 by Leslie

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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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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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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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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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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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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 03/08/2014 by Rachel

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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 Misty

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Makara

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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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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 Malika

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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...