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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Lactation cookies

Has anyone tried them? Are they good? Most of all do they work? I am going to the store and I will buy the items needed but only if you have seen some increase.

Started by Jaime on 01/28/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/28/2009 by Rebekah

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Freezing Breastmilk

Do I have to use special bags/containers for freezing breastmilk? Any suggestions on what works best would be appreciated.

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Pumping at work?

If anyone else is trying to keep up the milk supply by pumping at work, I could use some advice. When things get hectic at the office, slipping away to pump is so difficult....

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Has anyone had nipple vasospasm?

I have been diagnosed with thrush but have no symptoms and niether did my baby and the treatment didn't relieve the pain. I read an article about nipple vasospasm - basically...

Started by Teresa on 01/28/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/28/2009 by Teresa

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Birthcontrol while breastfeeding

I was wondering what types of birthcontrol you can use while nursing? My daughter is 3 weeks old so I have 3 weeks to figure it out. I do have side affects to some of the...

Started by Bridgette on 01/28/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/28/2009 by Courtney

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Traveling with a 3 month old and nursing...

My husbands family is planning a family reunion in August and our son will be 3 months at that point...we would have to drive, rather, I would have to drive the 9 hours AND will...

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Trying to stop the Breast feeding !

I have a 22 month old Daughter who is still breast feeding her teeth all all rotting from the Breast milk as I was told by her dentist and they have told me I have to quit the...

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nursing a sick baby

My 4 month old is exclusively breastfed and has come down with an awful respiratory virus. He is very congested and not nursing well. I can only get him to nurse for 1-3...

Started by Lindsay on 01/25/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/28/2009 by Lindsay

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Thawing Breastmilk

When I pump I usually get enough for two feedings. Should I freeze this milk in two bags or am I able to freeze it in one, defrost it and then split it. It would be used in the...

Started by Ashley on 01/27/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/28/2009 by Madison

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3 year old!

My daughter will be 3 in April and she still wants to breast feed at night before going to bed. When she was around two, I broke her of the morning breast-feeding, but she still...

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vomiting up clear liquid

hi there, my 4 month old is vomiting up clear liquid a lot in the last few days, it doesnt seem to bother him, should i be concerned?

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6 week old not wanting to take a bottle

I have a six year old that I bottle-fed, so now that I have a new baby boy and decided to breast-feed this is all new to me. I'm loving nursing, and he is doing so well....

Started by Linda on 01/27/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/27/2009 by Claire

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Is it true that by breastfeeding........

you loose weight even if you happen to have a love of food such as me? I weighed 130lbs before I had my son (third child), and I'm 5'7''. Now, I weigh 145lbs, I have flab on my...

Started by Marie on 01/26/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/27/2009 by Stephanie

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No milk, need immune system boost... Help!

My friend has a 3 month old boy who only received breast milk for the first week of life & now he is sick all the time, respiratory, ear infections, fevers, etc. is there...

Started by Erica on 01/27/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/27/2009 by Nicole

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Unable to feed due to stuffy nose

My DD has a teribble cold and ear infection. For the las t few days, she has not been able to nurse properly. I've tried to pump and give it her in a bottle, which she hates! To...

Started by Janie on 01/27/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/27/2009 by Bethany

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trying to night wean.

I ahve been trying to night wean my son... who is by the way 16 months! He is being very resistant and screaming and crying all night, and will not stay asleep for me. I...

Started by Deborah on 01/26/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 01/27/2009 by Nicole

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ashamed of Breastfeeding?

Hello all! My name is Madelyn, I am an extremely crunchy mama of 4 fabulous little girls,aged 14, 7,2 and 8 months. I had my first daughter at 15 and was so extremely poor...

Started by Madelyn on 11/26/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/27/2014 by Lori

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returning to the breast

need advice on trying to return to BF. for medical reasons i had to bottle feed expressed milk which was fine. now my baby girl is better and I would like to nurse again and cut...

Started by Shawntel on 11/22/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 11/23/2014 by Lori

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breastfeeding my 25 mnth

hi,my daughter is 25 month now n im having good amount of milk still to feed her.even after having good meal she wants my milk and i give her.she is not taking sipper or glass...

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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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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...

Started by Faye on 01/28/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/09/2014 by Lanayabass

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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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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...

Started by Amber347 on 02/17/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/18/2014 by Amber347

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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...