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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. ...

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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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Pumping at work

Just curious what other people are pumping while at work, I am away from my 10 month old from 7am to 5pm, I am only pumping about 9 ounces on a good day at the beginning of the week, then closer 6-7 by Friday. Although she is just getting over a cold, the decrease could be from that....

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Breastfeeding Oversupply

By JustMommies staff

A breastfeeding oversupply happens when your body starts producing more milk than your baby needs. This is actually a problem, because babies often won't receive enough nutrition if mom is putting out too much milk. It can be uncomfortable for both the mother and baby, and can make a baby fussy. Here
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Breast Milk: It's Not Just for Babies - Ideas from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, which is August 1st-August 7th, we're taking a look at some zany concoctions and creative uses for breast milk that go way beyond nursing baby. Behold these 10 foods that are made from breast milk. From mushroom risotto to lasagna, the liquid gold goes gourmet. Remember
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Dairy Sensitivity in Breastfed Infants

By JustMommies staff

If your breastfed baby cries inconsolably for several hours a day he could have colic. Babies are labeled as having colic if they cry for more than 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week, and this crying lasts for more than 3 weeks. Doctors aren’t really sure what causes colic, but they think that
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Frequent Nursing: Should I be Worried?

By JustMommies staff

If you've decided to take the plunge and breastfeed, the first thing you need to understand is that frequent nursing is normal. The second thing to keep in mind is that you can't gauge your baby's feeding schedule according to the schedule that formula-feeding moms follow. Breast milk contains more nutrients,
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What is Dream Feeding?

By JustMommies staff

Dream feeding is the term adopted for a late-night feeding of a newborn. The main benefit of dream feeding is that it helps the baby sleep for a 4- to 5-hour stretch overnight, which allows mom to finally get some much-needed sleep. It's called dream feeding because the baby usually stays asleep through
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What is Colostrum?

By JustMommies staff

Colostrum is a special form of milk that your body produces for the first few days of your baby's life. It contains lots of nutrients and energy that your baby needs initially for his first few days of rapid adjustment to life outside the womb. Colostrum has a huge number of health benefits for your
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7 Amazing Benefits of Breast Milk

Scientists have studied the components that make up breast milk, and have discovered that along with
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Help! My Milk Hasn't Come In Yet

By JustMommies staff

You’re three days post-partum, your days and nights are mixed up, and your formerly predictable world is completely turned upside down. And on top of everything, your milk hasn’t come in yet. What can you do to hold yourself together and make sure your baby is getting the nutrition he needs? First
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How to Increase Your Milk Supply: 35 Ways to Boost Your Milk Supply

By JustMommies staff

In order to understand how to increase your milk supply it is important to understand how the process of milk production works. You may have heard that breast milk supply is based on supply and demand, but milk production isn’t initially based on supply and demand. After you give birth, hormones
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Breastfeeding a Second Child: Ten Reasons to Try it Again

Breast milk, with all of its amazing benefits and nutritional excellence, is clearly the best food you
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