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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-26-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,076
Posted By Megan73
Thanks. I'll look forward to seeing it.

Thanks. I'll look forward to seeing it.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-25-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,076
Posted By Megan73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cynthiamoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391237/low-supply-what-helped-you/80#post_17525995)

The...
Forum: Infertility   10-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,808
Posted By Megan73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Milk8shake http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1364660/october-infertility-one-thread#post_17131648)

Just a quick...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-14-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Megan73
I wouldn't worry about it - neither of my kids...

I wouldn't worry about it - neither of my kids were very interested in food until they had the pincer grip and could totally self-feed - BUT my IBCLC did tell me that babies need a source of iron in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-13-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Megan73
She sounds like a happy, healthy baby! But her...

She sounds like a happy, healthy baby! But her weight gain does seem a bit low. My understanding from kellymom.com - which has great resources on normal infant growth - that the typical EBF baby...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Megan73
Thanks, mama. Dr. Google thinks it's likely a...

Thanks, mama. Dr. Google thinks it's likely a cyst but I'll get to my doc as soon as I can.
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-25-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Megan73
Thanks, mama. Mastitis or a plugged duct would...

Thanks, mama.
Mastitis or a plugged duct would have been my first thought but I checked out kellymom.com and the symptoms just don't seem to add up.
I e-mailed my LC and she said she'd never heard...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   09-23-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 2,435
Posted By Megan73
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Quote:Originally Posted by Milk8shake http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Megan73
What makes you think you need to supplement? Is...

What makes you think you need to supplement? Is he not gaining as he should? Kellymom.com has great resources on normal infant growth. I ask because you say you thaw milk and he doesn't want it or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Megan73
Thanks, mamas.

Thanks, mamas.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Megan73
Argh. Just got back from the park with DS1 and...

Argh. Just got back from the park with DS1 and his size 4 pants (with the waist cinched as tight as they go) kept falling around his ankles. But his size three pants look like capris.
Where can I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-22-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Megan73
My four-year-old asks fairly often to nurse when...

My four-year-old asks fairly often to nurse when his 19-month-old brother is nursing. I've told him that it's been a long time since he nursed and he might forget how but he's welcome to have a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Megan73
DS - 19 months - still nurses a lot and...

DS - 19 months - still nurses a lot and acrobatically so I assumed when I started having toe-curling pain in my right nipple a few days ago that it was from a tug or bite during the night that I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-08-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Megan73
Yup, I breastfed with a Lact-Aid (which is a...

Yup, I breastfed with a Lact-Aid (which is a thousand times better than the SNS, IMO) for over a year then stopped supplementing but kept nursing when DS1 was a toddler. I had five units, which was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-27-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Megan73
I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions on the...

I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions on the yeast but I wanted to tell you I am sorry for your loss and wish you all the best with your new pregnancy. I lost my first baby five years ago in my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-17-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Megan73
I would try renting a Medela Symphony. It did...

I would try renting a Medela Symphony. It did seem to get out more milk than my PIS.
But pumping isn't the only thing to do to increase supply. Have you tried taking domperidone? Have you had your...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-18-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Megan73
I would watch it but not panic just yet. Average...

I would watch it but not panic just yet. Average weight gain for her age should be 5-7 ounces a week. I'd try nursing as much as you can - co-sleeping and wearing baby in a sling or wrap will help...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-07-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Megan73
Your doctor has likely read the FDA warning...

Your doctor has likely read the FDA warning about donor BM: http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/PediatricTherapeuticsResearch/ucm235203.htm
Whether you feel comfortable using it is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-07-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,198
Posted By Megan73
Hey OP, Dom increases gastric motility so your...

Hey OP,
Dom increases gastric motility so your stomach empties faster and you get hungrier. That's why most people prescribed dom take it.
So yeah, you can gain weight. My SIL gained about 20 lb...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-07-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,563
Posted By Megan73
I wholeheartedly recommend the LA - I used it...

I wholeheartedly recommend the LA - I used it for long-term supplementation with my first baby and it's a wonderful product. The Medela SNS is a PIA and I suspect it turns a lot of people of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-07-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Megan73
Awesome deal! I wouldn't hestitate to use...

Awesome deal!
I wouldn't hestitate to use them, whether the original owner supplemented with BM or formula as long as you clean them well before use. I can't imagine any pathogen could survive long...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Megan73
I have high lipase and I finding scalding my...

I have high lipase and I finding scalding my milk helps enough that my toddler will at least drink it. I just scald it if it's going to be consumed the next day - for example what if I send what I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-25-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Megan73
Am I getting this right that you're gone for for...

Am I getting this right that you're gone for for four hours at a time and pump 6 ounces while you're gone?
If so, I would tell dad to comfort your babe in other ways because if you feed right...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-13-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Megan73
I would try taking more. The standard starting...

I would try taking more. The standard starting dose is now 90 mg a day - that's three standard pills three times a day - and that's what I took with both my kids.
Also - there's no need to drink...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   02-02-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 599
Posted By Megan73
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