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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?...

Breastfeeding

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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One of the Five Percent Coping with Low Milk Supply

By JustMommies staff

With tears in my eyes, I reluctantly gave my son his first bottle of formula. I sat there asking myself why I was crying. It wasn't guilt. I knew I had nothing to feel guilty about. My child was losing weight and my doctor and my lactation consultant both said it was necessary to supplement. It wasn't
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Breast Milk Storage Guidelines

By JustMommies staff

If you are planning to pump breast milk you will want to know how long it can be stored at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer. Breast milk can be stored in special freezer bags designed for breast milk or any hard plastic or glass container. If you have extra baby food jars these
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Diflucan(Fluconazole) Treatment

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Fluconazole (DiflucanT) is a synthetic antifungal agent which can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans infections. For the breastfeeding mother in particular, it can be used to treat recurrent Candida infections of the nipples, and, if such an thing exists,
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Using Gentian Violet

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Gentian violet (1% solution in water) is an excellent treatment for Candida albicans. Candida albicans is a fungus which may cause an infection of skin and/or mucous membranes (inside of mouth, for example) in both children and adults. In small children, this yeast may cause
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Comfort Measures for Mom and Baby While Weaning

By JustMommies staff

As a breastfeeding mother, you’ve shared a very intense physical and emotional experience with your baby. When it finally comes time for weaning, you will probably go through a range of emotions from sadness to relief. For some moms this can be an especially rough period. You’ll feel better if you
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Intoxicated, Breastfeeding Mom Reportedly Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect

By JustMommies staff

A woman in Grand Forks, N.D. has reportedly pleaded guilty to child neglect after she was found breastfeeding her newborn baby while intoxicated, LiveScience reports. The serious effects of drinking while pregnant are very clear, but how much one can drink after giving birth and while breastfeeding isn't
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Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Breastfeeding mothers frequently ask how to know their babies are getting enough milk. The breast is not the bottle, and it is not possible to hold the breast up to the light to see how many ounces or millilitres of milk the baby drank. Our number obsessed society makes it difficult
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Is It OK To Diet While You are Breastfeeding?

By JustMommies staff

Even if your weight gain was completely healthy while you were pregnant, you’ve probably been looking forward to the time post-pregnancy when you shed some of your extra baby weight. But breastfeeding moms need to be extra cautious about how – and when – they lose the weight so as not to interfere
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Mastitis Symptoms and Treatment

By JustMommies staff

Mastitis, or an infection of the breast, occurs most often with lactating mothers within the first six months of breastfeeding. Breast infections can occur in non-lactating women, but is usually a sign of a more serious disease that requires immediate medical attention. Mastitis can occur at any point
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Sore Nipples

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction The best treatment of sore nipples is prevention. The best prevention is latching the baby on properly from the first day. Sore nipples are usually due to one or both of two causes. Either the baby is not positioned and latched properly, or the baby is not suckling
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