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I was taking my daughter with me to my 6 week postpartum appointment and had just nursed her on one side so she would sleep in the car. When we got to
From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I read and read everything I could about breastfeeding. By the time I went in
Our son, Sylas, arrived almost five weeks early. We had been to all the classes for new parents and were almost finished with a final natural birthing
It all started 4 years ago, with my oldest daughter Payton. We had such an amazing bonding experience for 3.5 lovely months! She and i were the most comfortable
I am a first time mom and am due with my daughter, Mia, in August. I am so excited to meet her, and there are so many things I have to look forward to.
Breastfeeding is something I strong recommend for all new mommies.Never having to wash bottles and nipples or even buy expensive formula! Being able to
When our son was born last year, I was so set on breastfeeding! I had even been told that I had inverted nipples (which isn't true now that I understand
My son was born via c-section. I was a new mom and didn't realize the importance of breast milk. My milk never came in so I went on to formula. My little
I was having trouble producing milk for my 10lb baby boy. An article had inspired me to start a daily regimen of coconut oil. At first I purchased just
I brought home my baby boy on March 21st 2014, he is now the youngest of 3. Madison my oldest daughter she is 7 loves little ozzie so much as well as the
I found out I was pregnant with my son two years ago this month (April) I was very excited because I had wanted to breastfeed so bad. I was excited to
My daughter was born at 34 weeks, I am a first time mom. She stayed in the NICU for 20 days and she finally came home. We were grateful for her good health
My first child is due Nov. 14th. We are incredibly excited (of course!) Before i even became pregnant I was told that breast feeding wouldnt work for me
my first son was 8 months old we were living in California when my husband transferred his job to his hometown in Nebraska. We had a little over 3 weeks
I bet I read every breastfeeding book, watched every video, and joined every breastfeeding group to prepare the day I get to feed my little one. Well,
From the moment I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to breast feed. In my heart it was the best choice for my baby. Before trying to conceive I
I am the mother of a 3 year old boy, and a 6 week old baby boy. I had a very bad problem producing enough milk with my first son, and even with the new
I am a mother of 2 right now. I have another baby on the way.I tried breast feeding the first two babies and it only lasted for about three weeks. I was
Hi, My name is Jenny! I am currently 35 weeks pregnant with baby #3. I have two children from a previous relation and three stepkiddos too. So yes, we
hi! I am a 2nd time mom. one boy and one girl. My son was first, who I had when I was 17. I didn't read up on breast feeding so I went into it blind. I
My name is Brianna and had my daughter when I was 18 years old. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I gave birth to my
My son was born premature and because I had to have an emergency c section I figured I wouldn't be able to try feeding him right away. With my daughter
Sweet baby Grace was born 4 weeks premature with an omphalocele and enlarged tongue. She was immediately taken away after her birth without me even being
As we all know there are still places that frown upon breastfeeding in plubic. We were in a Walmart store grocery shopping. My son was rooting for his
hello im a new parent of a baby little girl..well at the hospital everything went fine until we officially got home :( i thought i had got it right and
Are there any reasons for the return of colostrum after not having nursed for over a year and having been dry, other than pregnancy? I'm a WIC breastfeeding
I decided to finally go out for the first time sence my son was born. iam fully breast feeding so before i left i made sure i fed my son and made sure
I knew I was going to breastfeed even before I got pregnant. It was a done deal or so I thought... Then the day came. The hospital i had my baby was great.
Caiden was born November 18th, 2013. When he was born i had planned on formula feeding, but i soon realized he needed a change. He could never keep anything
I was 18 years old when I got pregnant with my first child, my son. I wanted to breastfeed him, but wasn't able to. I was so young and so worn out from
My daughter will be 14 weeks tomorrow. On leave, I was able to have 100oz frozen. She eats 3-4 times a day at daycare, 4 oz each time. (about every 3
Hello, my baby is 7 and a half maths old and is resolutely not interested in solids. We have very gently been offering her small amounts, but she doesn't
I have a five week old baby and I just recently started pumping. My question is, is it normal to only pump one oz of milk per 15-20 minute session? I have
Hi. Although I have been breastfeeding my children (in succession) for nearly 11 years, I've recently experienced something new. When my milk lets down,
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I weaned my 2yo four months ago (she is my sixth - all breastfed). For the past two days I have had a painful area in my left breast that feels like mastitis.
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Hello, my baby is 2 months old now. I did not seem to have enough breast milk the first month since my baby was born at 35 weeks and i had a c-section,
Gabrielle Hathaway, M.S., IBCLC, Happiest Baby Educator I have been an IBCLC since 2008 and a LLL Leader since 2000. I offer breastfeeding classes and
I was told at my first attempt at feeding my daughter that I had Flat nipples and that I needed to use nipple shields to get her to latch. This was 1
My son was born premature and had to be in the nicu for 2 weeks! I pumped everyday and took him his milk to the hospital! When he was home he had latching
I was wondering what your thoughts were on food intolerance and reflux. I cut out dairy and caffeine for several days without any noticeable difference.
6 weeks ago i gave birth too my 5 pound 12.8 ounces babyboy .He was a natrual at latching on right when the nurse put him on me for the one hour skin too
So, my first son was born a month after I turned 16 and for some reason (probably age and lack of preparation) I was unable to breastfeed. The hospital
This is my third baby and the only one I have fully breastfeed. I was totally ready to give up but I was determined to give my child the nutrients he deserved.
My son Owen was just a couple weeks old and I had gotten up from an attempted nap to nurse him. Owen was still getting used to latching on and I was too
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