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A place where breastfeeding mommies can come for advice and support!

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Studies show employers benefit when they support breastfeeding moms!

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host Mar 10, 2016. 0 Replies

Some studies are out and they are stating that those employers who support breastfeeding moms benefit from that, rather then are harmed by the time given to the mother to do what she needs to do. The…Continue

fenegreek, starting cereal while breastfeeding, Help!

Started by 3Girls&aBoy. Last reply by jennywest Feb 15, 2016. 8 Replies

I had bought fenugreek from WalMart brand is Spring Valley but on the label it says not recomended for pregnant or nursings mothers. Is it safe to take? if so how much and how often? it is 610 mg. my…Continue

Breastmilk jewlery?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host. Last reply by Amber, Mom365 Host Jan 30, 2016. 2 Replies

Have you ever heard of 'breast milk jewelry'?  There is a mom who started making it and she says it's selling like crazy- here's an article that gives a bit more info--…Continue

Can you rebuild your milk supply after it started to decrease?

Started by Laura. Last reply by Kathryn Jan 30, 2016. 11 Replies

For various reasons I have had to stop breastfeeding and resort to pumping as much milk as I can for my 7 week old. I have had an "ok" supply...I can never get a large amount of milk with pumping so…Continue

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Comment by Harley'sMommy on March 27, 2014 at 7:29pm
Please help save the big latch on
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Comment by casey on February 16, 2014 at 6:21pm
Hmm will definitely try the bottles
Comment by desismith on February 16, 2014 at 10:38am
I used them as well and my daughter never had any kind of reflux. A lot of times babies are just learning to eat and they will suck food down too fast. My daughter was breast fed for 10 months and bottle breast milk fed the last 2 months but she also took bottles at daycare.
Comment by ravenwolf837 on February 16, 2014 at 9:50am

I second the Dr Brown bottles. I didn't use them much but they helped us with that too. 

Comment by MOON LIGHT on February 16, 2014 at 12:19am
Dr brown bottles! They cured my son! I saw immediate improvement in his drink. I would pump milk & feed using these bottles. (tried tommy tippe also but no improvement). My poor boy could not finished his meals bc would swallow air = painful. He was hungry but anxious to eat bc of pain. I would cry with him not knowing how to solve. I tried holding him up while feeding, started, Zantac for acid reflux, nothing worked until I bought these bottles
Comment by casey on February 12, 2014 at 9:11am
I do have one soda a day. I need to cut that out though. I've been doin the bicycle exercise with his legs though. Thanks- I definitely need luck lol
Comment by Amanda on February 11, 2014 at 8:31pm
My first thought is regarding your diet. Are you eating broccoli or drinking carbonated beverages? Things that don't cause you so much gas anymore will still cause your baby gas. Otherwise, try gentle leg exercises for your baby with his feet up in the air.

Good luck!
Comment by casey on February 10, 2014 at 10:49pm
My 1 month old is getting really gassy...as he nurses hes gulping in air with milk I guess cuz during the feeding he starts to cry n arch his back. I also think I have a fast let down...poor guy cant catch a break..im giving him gas drops with the feedings butits not helping as much as id like.. any advice? I hate seeing him hurt.
Comment by desismith on December 18, 2013 at 1:53pm
You'll need to Brest feed often, pump often, eat milk producing foods, keep hydrated and take mothers milk tea. Milk is a supply and demand. The more your baby demands the milk the more your body will produce. Have you been breast feeding, how often, is someone telling you to stop because you're not making enough?
Comment by familyfun on December 18, 2013 at 11:26am

I ended up block nursing for 2 days. It worked. Issy is now almostb12 wks and milk supply is perfect! Boy is she a chunka monk!

 

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