Bottle & Breastfeeding: Myself

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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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Best Milk Alternative?

I'm trying to get myself off of milk, but I'm having a hard time finding an alternative that I like. So far I've tried: Rice Dream - Original Blue Diamond Almond Milk - Original Silk Organic Soy Milk - Unsweetened The thick consistency is part of my problem, but so is how sweet some of these products are, even though I'm buying the original, not Vanilla versions. I'd love to hear what other people are using and liking. Is there anything that is even remotely close to real milk? Thank you!


No More Milk!

My 2 1/2 year old daughter refuses to drink milk. She was sick several weeks...

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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Problems Breast Feeding --Help!!!

Alrighty moms. My wife is shy on posting, but she has been grappling with the idea of not breast feeding. (we have a 3 week old.) Our families (moreso mine) are really big on natural milk and the Boob Nazis(La Leche League from Palos Hospital) have made her feel like [email protected] whenever she's called saying she's thinking about not feeding and in need of advice. They don't give her solutions, they say 'go buy an easy access tank top so you can feed @ the mall' 'just get over it'... and my favorite 'As a mother who is able to milk, it is...


Help with Feeding

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


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Name Brand Vs. off Brand Formula

We are currently using Enfamil with Lipil, but I noticed at Sam's that there is an off brand they say is comprable to Enfamil with Lipil and tons cheaper. Is it okay to use an off brand formula?


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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Breastfeeding While Sick

Hi out there! I have a quick question for all of you moms that breastfeed. Tessa (my little girl) is 4months old and I am still breastfeeding. I am starting to come down with a cold. Every year around this time I seem to get bronchitis. This is actually a 2 part question. Question one: is it ok to continue to breastfeed while I am sick (it is just a cold right now, but I am starting to get a sore throat). Question 2: does anyone have any suggestions on anything that I could take while I'm breastfeeding to help get over my cold. I'm...


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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?