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watch out breastfeeding

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

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My Breastfeeding Journey

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

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Premie breastfeeding

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

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my journey with breastfeeding: past, present, and future

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

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Breastfeeding My Mia

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.

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4th nursed baby

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

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Feeling Helpless about breastfeeding

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

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Hoping to breastfeed this time

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

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Coconut oil and breastfeeding

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

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Breastfeeding the wrong child

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

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Breastfeeding Time to give up

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

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Imagined myself breastfeeding

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

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Breastfeeding To prove I can do it!

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

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Breastfeeding and moving across the country

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

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Breastfeeding: Being a first time mommy

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,

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Breastfeeding: The best bond ever

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

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Breastfeeding Troubles

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

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my breast feeding experience

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

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Third times the charm!!

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

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2nd time around

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

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Bonding with Baby

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

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True blessing

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

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omphalocele and breastfeeding

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

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A stinky situation.

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

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First time breastfeeding

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

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Return of Colostrum

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

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a night out

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

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I thought breastfeeding was a done deal

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.

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Our Bond

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

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I'll get it right this time...

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

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Back at work and not getting enough pumping

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

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Baby reluctant to to wean

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

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Pumping with Evenflo pump

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

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Bubble under areola during let down

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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Online Breastfeeding Class

Online Breastfeeding Class : come learn all about breastfeeding with an experienced lactation consultant.

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Breastfeeding questions answered right here by a RN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Questions: Ask me (a lactation consultant)

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Breastfeeding Interviews, breastfeeding experts, lactation articles

Breastfeeding Interviews Page: lets learn from breastfeeding experts from all over the globe

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blocked duct after weaning?

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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Breastfeeding Resources - where to find help when you need it

Breastfeeding Resources - where to find help when you need it

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Breastfeeding after 2 months of bottle feeding

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,

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Gabrielle Hathaway

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

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Trying to wean 7day old off breast shield

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

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Breast Feeding Baby in NICU

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

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Reflux, food intolerance and breastfeeding

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.

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breastfeeding bond

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

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Definitely wasn't ready for breastfeeding

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

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almost gave up on breastfeeding

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.

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I've heard of a milk bath, but...

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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contact Liz Pevytoe RN, IBCLC

Contact Liz Pevytoe RN, IBCLC lactation consultant

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