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Safety Gate: Safety 1St Perfect Fit or the First Years Everwhere Gate

I'm buying a gate to go into my daughter's bedroom door, as we're moving her into a bed in the next couple weeks and I want to "gate" her door. I want it to be pressure mounted. I'm trying to decide between the Safety 1st Perfect Fit or The First Years Everywhere Gate (found both on Target website). Both are plastic with a translucent panel so she can't climb the gate. My key question is how easy is the pressure mounted function? Is it fairly easy to put up and take down the gate each time I enter and exit her room? Does anyone...

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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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?...

Digestion

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Infant with Kidney Stones

I was just wondering if any of you moms have dealt with this or are dealing with an infant with kidney stones? My 6 1/2 month old son has kidney stones and we also just recently found out he was born with only one kidney. We dont know why he has the stones. He has gone to the childrens hospital in Pittsburgh for urine and blood tests and hopefully we will find out March 3rd what is causing the stones. It could either be something in his blood (which would be ok because they can be treated with meds) or a certain condition which would mean...

Feeding Accessories

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Infant Not Nursing Well

My son was born 4 weeks ago (at 37.5 weeks--so he was a little early, but fine). I am having a terrible time nursing despite advice from nurses and lactation consultants. any help would be appreciated. I'm feeding on demand--he started out on a 3 hour "schedule" with one 4-6 hour night period and a few 1-1/5 hour morning periods--since his growth spurt at 3 weeks he has been on a 2-3 hour "schedule" with the occasional 4-5 hour period at random times. The lactation consultant weighed him before and after a feeding (at about 2 weeks)...

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What to Buy

Hi. I'm expecting my second baby in a few months. I still have all the...

Juice & Milk

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??

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Juice Pros and Cons

My doctor says no juice (for my almost 12-month old) due to sugar and the...

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Soda vs Juice

Sorry to highjack bumblebee's post.... but all the comments insinuating that...

Liquids

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??

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Juice Pros and Cons

My doctor says no juice (for my almost 12-month old) due to sugar and the...

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Getting Fluids Down

Hi mamas, My neice is 10 months and has caught the rotavirus. She was...

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DHA Supplement with Prenatal Vitamins?

I was talking to my sister in law and she said that on top of the prenatal vitamins a pregnant woman should also take a DHA supplement along with it. I did some research and those DHA supplement can be pretty pricey. Just want to ask fellow mamas out there if it is necessary to take DHA supplement with prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. Thanks.