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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Dental issues while nursing - anyone else?

I've heard all sorts of myths about pregnancy, nursing, and what pregnancy and postnatal issues may happen to us. I have dental implants and I'm worried about both my teeth and...

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Postpartum period - every other week!

Hi ladies! I’m new! Anyways, my son is 9 months old and I got my period back at 5 months post partum. Since I’ve gotten it back, I’m bleeding every other week and...

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Postpartum period - every other week!

Hi ladies! I’m new! Anyways, my son is 9 months old and I got my period back at 5 months post partum. Since I’ve gotten it back, I’m bleeding every other week and...

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10 onto old won’t stop biting... really hard!

Much 10 month old daughter is biting me allllll the time. She is a very clingy nurser, constantly wants to be attached to my boob, even all night long. I’ve read countless...

Started by Madelynkibbe on 06/12/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 07/04/2018 by Madelynkibbe

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my baby poops once every 3 days

The doctor said it's fine for my baby to poop once every three days, but i think it's too long and turning into a pattern, any ideas what shall i do??

Started by Marian on 12/24/2014 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 06/17/2018 by Marian

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My 10 month old is biting!!!

My daughter is biting me when nursing all of a sudden. Sometimes it isn’t bad but she’s drawn blood on several occasions. What do I do and how do I get her to stop?

Started by Madelynkibbe on 06/02/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 06/02/2018 by Madelynkibbe

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IS BREASTFEEDIING NUDE ALL-RIGHT???

OF COURSE,,,WHY BE ASHAMED OF GODS CREATION FOR BOTH MOM AND CHILD...THE MOM WHO SAID THAT HER 11 YR OLD SON SAW,,SO WHAT...ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ARE HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER : LIVING...

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low supply

Has anyone taken fenugreek to increase supply

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8MONTH OLD BABY GIRL

Hi Guys, My name is Sarah, I'm new here mother of two kiddos, 1 3yrs old,and 8month baby girl. I don't know if this is normal but my 3yr old is super jealous, especially if I'm...

Started by Submissionsloancapitals on 04/14/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/16/2018 by Submissionsloancapitals

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lactation cookie recipe

I can't seem to find where I placed it and I want to make them today...anyone have it on hand?

Started by Jillian on 01/18/2010 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/15/2018 by Kaija

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fenugreek for breastfeeding

I was curious if any of you have done research on using Fenugreek to increase your milk supply? I ask, because besides being a Mom of 3, I also breed dogs and we use Fenugreek...

Started by Dreamydoodles on 04/10/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/14/2018 by Dreamydoodles

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What is your favorite nursing bra?

I've been BF for over a year and my bras are shot. I was using Motherhood brand but would like to try something else. What's your favorite bra?

Started by Sarah on 06/06/2011 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/13/2018 by Saranya

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help please i need advice

1) How do you properly in thaw frozen breast milk and get it to a room temp or temp baby will drink? 2) Is relactation possible? my baby has just turned 5 months I wish I had...

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"couldnt make enough milk?"

is this really even possible? how long before you can truly say you arent "making enough milk" it just seems to be something i have only heard of on CoM and I am wondering if it...

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major decrease in milk supply

it all started about 4 days my son would latch on and feed then fall asleep but he would be awake within a hour wanting to feed again so at first i thought i needed to drink...

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

Last update on 03/02/2018 by Brook

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Dental issues while nursing - anyone else?

I've heard all sorts of myths about pregnancy, nursing, and what pregnancy and postnatal issues may happen to us. I have dental implants and I'm worried about both my teeth and...

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Dental issues while nursing - anyone else?

I've heard all sorts of myths about pregnancy, nursing, and what pregnancy and postnatal issues may happen to us. I have dental implants and I'm worried about both my teeth and...

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Postpartum period - every other week!

Hi ladies! I’m new! Anyways, my son is 9 months old and I got my period back at 5 months post partum. Since I’ve gotten it back, I’m bleeding every other week and...

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Dental issues while nursing - anyone else?

I've heard all sorts of myths about pregnancy, nursing, and what pregnancy and postnatal issues may happen to us. I have dental implants and I'm worried about both my teeth and...

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Wheight gain

Im 28 years but i m thick my wheght is 45 kg please tell me any soulation for wheight gain

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8MONTH OLD BABY GIRL

Hi Guys, My name is Sarah, I'm new here mother of two kiddos, 1 3yrs old,and 8month baby girl. I don't know if this is normal but my 3yr old is super jealous, especially if I'm...

Started by Submissionsloancapitals on 04/14/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/16/2018 by Submissionsloancapitals

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fenugreek for breastfeeding

I was curious if any of you have done research on using Fenugreek to increase your milk supply? I ask, because besides being a Mom of 3, I also breed dogs and we use Fenugreek...

Started by Dreamydoodles on 04/10/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 04/14/2018 by Dreamydoodles

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10 onto old won’t stop biting... really hard!

Much 10 month old daughter is biting me allllll the time. She is a very clingy nurser, constantly wants to be attached to my boob, even all night long. I’ve read countless...

Started by Madelynkibbe on 06/12/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 07/04/2018 by Madelynkibbe

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Pumping issues

My daughter is two months old and I had to start supplementing her feeds with expressed and/or formula at six weeks because she wasn't putting on enough weight. My first issue...

Started by Muppetonelovesmuppettwo on 02/04/2018 in Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on 02/10/2018 by Muppetonelovesmuppettwo

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Oh AF where are you hiding ?!

Hello momma bears! Im ebfing my 5month old. I had my first pp period laat month. Last 8 days and came with a horrible vegence lol this whole month lf dec i been having horrible...

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help please i need advice

1) How do you properly in thaw frozen breast milk and get it to a room temp or temp baby will drink? 2) Is relactation possible? my baby has just turned 5 months I wish I had...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...