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TTC While Breastfeeding?

Are any other ladies here trying to conceive while breastfeeding? My DS is just shy of 9 months old, and we've started TTC #2 but it's getting very frustrating because my cycle is SO unpredictable, still. We started trying about a month ago in hopes that our children would be about two years apart, give or take a couple months. My AF returned when I was 5 months postpartum, and hasn't appeared again since. I've been taking a test a week or so just to be certain (all negative), and I'm feeling a ...

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Breastfeeding And Cancer

is it true that breastfeeding can prevent cancer in both the mother and the baby?...

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Found a really great article on breastfeeding a preemie

I thought the info was really good. I wish I had have known about this when I was breastfeeding my ds Brandon. I pumped with him but did not hand express. http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2012/01/more-nutritious-breast-milk-for-preemies/ More-nutritious breast milk for preemies - Scope - medical blog - Stanford University School of Medicine[/url ...

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hi! has anyone heard of the BabyNes forumla machine by Nestle?

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum, nice to meet you all! My name is Ashley. I'm a 27 year old soon to be a mom. This is my first child, and I'm trying to get all my research done around breast feeding/ bottle feeding. I'm hoping to breastfeed, but have heard of many children not taking to it, so want to keep my options open for the best formulas etc... Has anyone heard of this machine by Nestle? The BabyNes it's called. It's sort of like a one stop shop for bottles... uses the little sin...

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Breastfeeding Interview HELP!

Hello All! I am a mother of a 3 year old little girl and breastfed my daughter up until the day before her 3rd birthday. I am a student and am currently taking an English class. For this class I have to write a paper on a topic of choice and include interviews in my paper. I chose to write about breastfeeding and since I do not know anyone who is currently breastfeeding I need to search for someone to help me out with this assignment. This is where you come in. Please help me out by answering a ...

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Six Reasons to Skip the Sippy Cup

By JustMommies staff

They share the store shelf with other baby essentials and transitional gear, but do sippy cups potentially cause more difficulties than advantages? Invented in the 1980’s, the sippy cup quickly became the next “how did we live without it” item for parents of babies and toddlers. Nevertheless, is
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Nipple Confusion

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by
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Bottle-Feeding Basics (Sponsored)

By Sponsored by Playtex

When it comes to bottle-feeding, it's all about the nipple. Starting your baby on a bottle can be baffling. Luckily, here are a few tips that will help your newborn begin feeding like a pro. Warm the formula/breastmilk - never microwave! Microwaves kill nutrients in the formula or breastmilk. Introduce
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Homemade Baby Food Recipes

By JustMommies staff

Quick, easy-to-grab, ready in a dozen different flavored jars at the store- or chopping, blending, mixing, grinding work that leaves a mess on your counter? That’s right, the choice is yours, and for many moms the choice is between the easy way or the hard way. But what if the question is not which
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Top Tips On Transitioning Baby To Solid Foods from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Making homemade baby food needn't be a daunting, time-consuming endeavor. We all know that serving our little ones fresh, organic foods is the healthiest way to dine, but fire up those blenders because now there's more reason than ever to say 'yay' to homemade purees. Recent research indicates that many
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Non-Toxic, BPA-Free Feeding Gear for Babies & Toddlers from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the harmful effects of BPA. The good news for concerned parents is many companies have created BPA-free feeding gear for babies and toddlers from anthropomorphic baby bottles to cute, animal-shaped stainless steel cutlery. For bottle-feeding, you can banish
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How Much Formula Does My Baby Need?

By JustMommies staff

You'll sometimes have to trust your instincts when it comes to feeding your baby formula. A mathematical calculation to figure out amounts for feeding is nice, but keep in mind that every baby is different. As a mom, you'll want to pay close attention to your baby's hunger cues. Watch for extra fussiness
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Formula Feeding Moms Aren’t Lazy - 11 Tips for Dealing with Criticism

Are you “that mom”? You know the one that quit breastfeeding after only two weeks because you were
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When Can Babies Drink Juice?

By JustMommies staff

Babies don't have a nutritional need for juice. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children under 6 months of age should never be given juice. Even when a baby is 6 months of age, there's still no need to give them juice. In some cases, it can actually cause health problems for the baby. If
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Baby's First Foods Chart

By JustMommies staff

There is some debate about when babies should start solid foods. Even within the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) there is a difference of opinion. The AAP’s Committee on Nutrition recommends starting solids sometime between 4 and 6 months. However, the AAP’s Breastfeeding Policy Statement
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