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.
Hi guys, thanks so much to everyone who posted advice on my previous question. Since then: On Friday morning I had a private lactation consultant come to my house and she...
Started by Deborah on 01/23/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/26/2009 by Anne
So, my hormones are finally coming into balance and now my hair that was so thick and shiny during pregnancy is falling out by the handfuls. If I didn't know it was normal, I'd...
Started by Jenny on 01/25/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/25/2009 by Jenny
Started by Jessie on 01/22/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/25/2009 by Marie
Started by Jessica on 01/23/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/25/2009 by Leavey
Any suggestions since there is no fever and she is still acting normal. She is also teething.
Started by Yolanda on 01/25/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/25/2009 by Yolanda
So our daughter was born very fast and was mucousy because of it. She wouldn't latch and my milk didn't come in tell later on. It didn't help I was a new mom and didn't no what...
Started by Jenn on 01/09/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/20/2015 by Suzi
Started by Wcqenv on 12/31/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/08/2015 by Monina
Started by Wcqenv on 12/31/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/03/2015 by Monina
Started by Wcqenv on 12/31/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/04/2015 by Sarah
My daughter is 1 month old. I m using breastmilk and formula as I m getting only 2oz per session. Will fenugreek capsules help to increase my milk supply?
Started by Bujji on 01/15/2015 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/16/2015 by Sarah
How long and how often did your 3 1/2 month old nurse? Mine during the day nurses on average for 5 minutes every 1 to 1 1/2 hours. At night she will go sometimes as long as 3...
Started by Crystal on 04/24/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 05/02/2014 by Crystal
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
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
Do any other breast feeding mothers have any weight concerns approached by the baby's doctor? When I took my son to his 12 month well baby checkup, the doctor told me he had...
Started by Tiffanie on 07/03/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/26/2012 by Ashley
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
My son is only sleeping 2-3 hrs at a time (day or night). Our pediatrician suggested adding some rice cereal to the breast milk for one or two bottles a day. I know there is...
Started by Carolina on 03/08/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/16/2010 by Teresa
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
My daughter stopped nursing about two weeks ago and my body doesn't seem to know it! My breasts are killing me!! Any good ideas on how to quickly dry up breast milk? I've tried...
Started by Laurel on 10/28/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 01/05/2012 by Joanna
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
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
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
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
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
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
My son had colic pretty bad the 1st couple of months and would screamed 5 minutes into breastfeeding. My husband and I decided to see if a bottle would help his meal time go...
Started by Beth on 01/24/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 04/09/2012 by Beth
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
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
Now that we're comfortably co-sleeping, I've started doing dream feeds, which have been a success - until it's time to burp him. I try to be as gentle as possible and even just...
Started by Mhairi on 07/03/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 05/08/2012 by Wendi
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
im about to leave my 6mt old 4 the first time for 3 nights. and although its my 3rd child to bf exclusively i have never pumped and have know idea how much milk to leave behind...
Started by Emma on 02/17/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 02/17/2010 by Rebekah
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
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
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
Does anyone else’s little breastfed sweet pea pinch and claw your neck? My daughter is 8 ½ old and she is always clawing and pinching my neck when she is cuddling and going...
Started by Penny on 02/16/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 12/16/2011 by Jackie
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My daughter will be 6 months old on June 7th and she still wakes up every 2-3 hours at night. I usually bfeed her and she goes back to sleep. I never let her cry, I will...
Started by Kallie on 06/02/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 09/27/2011 by Anna Marie
I have a 2 month old that refuses the bottle. I use to be able to get her to take at least an ounce or so but now she won't take any and I have to start back to work in a month....
Started by Stephanie on 03/03/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/01/2012 by Rebecca
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...
Started by Maddi on 09/04/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 11/18/2011 by Sara
Hi! My son is 6 and a half months old and i started him on solids. My question is how often is he suppose to be nursing? Now that he is on solids i dont find he nurses as...
Started by Shawna on 05/15/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/27/2013 by Beulah
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
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...
Started by Cayla on 01/09/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 04/30/2013 by Sara
Ok, so I've heard the suggestion that it is good to pump one side while feeding on the other. If a baby is supposed to be offered both breasts at each feeding, why does that...
Started by Jocelyn on 02/17/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/30/2012 by Teresa
My son is 7 months. We started him on solids about 6 weeks ago. I got my period when he was 5 months but its been 8 weeks now and it hasn't returned. I've taken a pregnancy...
Started by Missi on 05/05/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 12/01/2013 by Ambur
I have been breastfeeding my son since he was born. He is now 6 months old. I have introduced cereal and just a couple of other foods. He is still breastfeed each time he eats...
Started by Rachael on 12/30/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 12/16/2011 by Jane
I orderd from swanson Fenugreek seede capsules and Full spectrum Blessed Thistle. THey arrived today. I want to increase my milksupply. CUrrently supplementing. I am not sure...
Started by Stefanie on 12/30/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/04/2012 by User
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
my son is 8 months old, and i continue to gain weight while bf. i lost all of my baby weight 3 weeks after my son was born. and since then i have put on 12 pounds! and i just...
Started by Lindsey on 12/18/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 11/03/2012 by Lisa
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
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
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
I stopped nursing my son on New Years Eve and I am still producing milk and it's April. Is this normal? My Dr. has run blood work and only finds that my Vit. D and Progestron is...
Started by Kristen on 04/18/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/17/2012 by Christina
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...
Started by Hannah on 05/30/2009 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 03/25/2013 by MW
I need a change - but is dying my hair safe for my baby? Have any of you dyed your hair while breast feeding? I've googled it - but I just want to be positive before I do the...
Started by Tanna on 12/19/2008 in Breastfeeding Moms
Last update on 02/20/2013 by Glenda