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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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Using a Lactation Aid

By JustMommies staff

By Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction A lactation aid is a device which allows a breastfeeding mother to supplement her baby with expressed breastmilk, formula or glucose water with added colostrum (glucose water alone should only be used, in general, in the first day or two after birth) without using
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What to Feed the Baby When the Mother is Working Outside the Home

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC This is not an information sheet on all the ins and outs of working outside the home and breastfeeding. This sheet provides information on how your baby can be fed when you are not with him. It is addressed in particular to the mother who is returning to paid work when the baby
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You Can Still Breastfeed

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Over the years, many, many, many women have been wrongly told to stop breastfeeding. The decision about continuing breastfeeding when the mother must take a drug, for example, involves more than consideration of whether the medication appears in the mother's milk.
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Breastfeeding - Handling Criticism

By JustMommies staff

  Feelings about how to parent seem to shift with every generation.  A new way of parenting, sometimes called attachment parenting, has emerged and it challenges many of the rigid teachings of our mother's generation.  Although breastfeeding is on the rise now, women are still dealing with the repercussions
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Breastfeeding Starting Out Right

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Breastfeeding is the natural, physiologic way of feeding infants and young children milk, and human milk is the milk made specifically for human infants. Formulas made from cow's milk or soy beans (most of them) are only superficially similar, and advertising which states otherwise
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Finger Feeding

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Finger feeding is a technique which allows you to feed the baby without giving the baby an artificial nipple. Finger feeding is also a method which helps train the baby to take the breast. If you want to breastfeed successfully, it is better to avoid the use of
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Blocked Ducts and Mastitis

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the breast which usually occurs in breastfeeding mothers. However, it can occur even in women who are not breastfeeding or pregnant, and can even occur in small babies. Nobody knows exactly why some women get mastitis and others do not. Bacteria
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Beyond the Nursery: Nursing with Confidence

By JustMommies staff

By Barbara L. Behrmann, Ph.D. www.breastfeedingcafe.com Niesha, a young mother in Arizona, was nursing her three week-old son in the baby department of a large discount store when the manager politely asked her to nurse in the bathroom because there were male customers who were their with their wives.
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Breastfeeding and Guilt

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC One of the most powerful arguments many health professionals, government agencies and formula company manufacturers make for not promoting and supporting breastfeeding is that we should "not make the mother feel guilty for not breastfeeding". Even some strong breastfeeding advocates
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Breastfeeding and Jaundice

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Jaundice is due to a buildup in the blood of bilirubin, a yellow pigment which comes from the breakdown of old red blood cells. It is normal for red blood cells to break down, but the bilirubin formed does not usually cause jaundice because the liver metabolizes
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