Bottle & Breastfeeding: Infant

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Why Are You Still Breastfeeding?

**I'm not bashing either formula feeding or nursing just a discussion** Are you bottle or breastfeeding? I answer "breastfeeding" and I always get "Why!?" or "How are you still breastfeeding?" I only know a handful of mothers but all with the exception of my aunt (different generation) never nursed past 3 months. Same thing as women I meet or speak with in the baby aisles at the store. It really seems as if most women hate, can not, or will not breastfeed. But why? If you can breastfeed (no medical conditions) why then choose formula?...


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What Is the Best Brand for Bottles? Avent?

Hey there. We are pregnant with our third baby and looking for what kind of bottles we want to buy. I have heard good things about the Avent bottles, but before I make any purchases I would love to know what kind of bottles you used for your baby and if you liked them or not. Thanks so much! :)


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Breastfeeding Alternatives

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Alternative to Cow's Milk

I am almost finished breast feeding my almost one year old baby. I am looking for suggestions on giving my baby something other than cow's milk. Does anyone use an alternative to cow's milk and can offer advice on this subject?


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Experience with Doula

Hi I am hiring a doula for my upcoming labor in a couple of weeks. What should I expect? Anyone had any experiences with a doula?


Anyone Have a Doula?

anyone have a doula? how was your experience? if you didn't have a doula,...


Looking for a Doula

Does anyone know of a Doula in the Plano area they could recommend? Thank you!


Becoming a Doula

I am interested in pursuing a certification in becoming a Doula and have...

Eating Habits & Schedule

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Schedule for Breastfeeding?

EDIT AFTER READING SOME RESPONSES: My baby WILL NOT take a bottle/sippy cup/etc. Absolutely WILL NOT. I have tried - believe me. Also - he was eating 5 jars a day when he was 6 mos old - but he had to stay in the hospital for 6 days and didnt feel like eating solids. After that stay - he went down to two jars a day and just will not eat anymore. It is a fight to get him to eat the two jars! I am afraid to give him anything like puffs because he wont eat anything with texture and everytime i try puffs, etc. he chokes because he...

Feeding Problems

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What Do You Do When Feeding Your Baby?

I was just wondering what you do while nursing or bottle feeding your baby. My daughter is currently 3-1/2 months old. Things I do when she's nursing are, sing, read my current novel out loud, check my email, play games on my palm pilot and try not to fall asleep! How about you? What do (or did) you do when nursing or bottle feeding?


Help with Feeding

I have a 6 week old baby boy. i have been breastfeeding and formula feeding...


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Baby's Formula; Target Brand

I would like to know if any has tried the Target Brand of baby's formula. It's half the price but I am a little scared to give it to my baby. Did any one have any trouble with it?


Store Brand Formula

At 6 months I was done bf and started my dd full time on formula. We had...


Lactation Consultant

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Looking for Lactation Consultant

I just moved here from California and am looking for a great lactation consultant. I'm expecting my third child in April and struggled initially to breastfeed the first two, so I'd like to be prepared. The author of "Spilled Milk", a wonderful book about nursing, lives in St. Paul and mentioned a lactation consultant named Lynn. If anyone knows how to reach her, that would be great. But I would appreciate any suggestions!

Nursing While Sick or Taking Medication

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Cold Medicine Safe While Breastfeeding

I know I could call the doc's office but I was hoping for just a quick response: is nyquil or dayquil safe while breastfeeding? Thanks all!


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How to Wean

My daughter is 10 1/2 months old. I am at the point where I want to be done breastfeeding. I want to continue for a few more weeks, but I am unsure on how to wean her. Is there a certain feeding that I should start with? How long do I wait before I take away another feeding?