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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-16-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By dharmabum
My son is 18 months old, still nursing...

My son is 18 months old, still nursing regularly, and has had an ongoing rash for 2 months now.  We have seen the doctor and dermatologist...his rash is kind of mysterious to everyone.  It goes away...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-10-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By dharmabum
I am definitely not preggo, but between the...

I am definitely not preggo, but between the extra drool, new teeth, and extra comfort nursing, I am pretty sore these days too!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-02-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By dharmabum
My guy had a few nights of that happening--it...

My guy had a few nights of that happening--it wasn't a chronic issue.  I put him onto a pillow, so he was elevated a little, next to me.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-29-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By dharmabum
My 13 month old son went on a 5 day nursing...

My 13 month old son went on a 5 day nursing strike.  While he wasn't nursing, I only pumped 1-2 times a day.  Before the strike he nursed every two hours.  Now, he is nursing again (which I am...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-29-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By dharmabum
I have been nursing for 13 months--I still wear...

I have been nursing for 13 months--I still wear a nursing bra and always wear regular shirts (that are easily lifted/unbuttoned).  My breasts changed drastically in the first few months--by two...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By dharmabum
I had a similar situation--once I really...

I had a similar situation--once I really understood that my nipple size wasn't really an issue things got better.  As you know, that babe should be latching onto your areola, not nipple.  I found it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-23-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By dharmabum
Thanks for sharing!  The more positive thoughts...

Thanks for sharing!  The more positive thoughts the better!  
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-22-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By dharmabum
Whew!  We are in the same boat.  I was just on...

Whew!  We are in the same boat.  I was just on here looking for some validation, support, or answers.  My son is just shy of 13 months and went from nursing like a champ to once a day for two days,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By dharmabum
We nursed in the car quite a bit, when my son...

We nursed in the car quite a bit, when my son was first born.  He ate so frequently in the beginning, that I could "top him off" before running errands or walking downtown.  
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-09-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By dharmabum
I usually sleep with babe in a separate room, if...

I usually sleep with babe in a separate room, if he is nursing more than usual during the night.  In the mornings, my welll-rested hubby takes over for a few hours so I can nap.  
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By dharmabum
We had great, and quick, success with gentian...

We had great, and quick, success with gentian violet.
Sorry your babe is in pain!  My little guy benefitted from being held in a sitting position when having a bm.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-17-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By dharmabum
I would up my own iron intake.  Floradix is...

I would up my own iron intake.  Floradix is great and if you are eating iron rich foods, then eat something high in Vit C along with it--makes the iron more absorbable.  Are you feeding them solids...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-12-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,268
Posted By dharmabum
That makes sense.  I guess I will just ask the...

That makes sense.  I guess I will just ask the flight attendant what the allow before settling in.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-11-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,268
Posted By dharmabum
What exactly is the rule about takeoff while...

What exactly is the rule about takeoff while holding an infant?  Why would you have to remove your babe from a front carrie/sling?  I can't find anything on the TSA site regarding takeoff rules.
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-10-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By dharmabum
I have a three month old and I would strongly...

I have a three month old and I would strongly suggest following the baby's lead.  He/she is still building up your supply, and since breast milk is suppy/demand, I would feed on demand and only pump...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-07-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By dharmabum
If my 3 month old falls asleep while nursing,...

If my 3 month old falls asleep while nursing, and pulls off the breast, I take that to mean he is satiated.  Your breasts are never really empty--when babe is done eating than the meal is over....
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-06-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By dharmabum
Thanks for sharing--it is helpful to hear!

Thanks for sharing--it is helpful to hear!
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-05-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By dharmabum
My son is a little over three months and has...

My son is a little over three months and has never used a pacifier.  His feeding routine has changed alot over the past few weeks...eating less often, but more heartily, not pacifying on the breast...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By dharmabum
I find it helpful to compress my breast and...

I find it helpful to compress my breast and touch my breast, under the areola (in a cradle hold) to the baby's bottom lip. It all happens pretty quickly, and I usually have to untuck his lips after...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-22-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By dharmabum
Thanks you for the responses--they are really...

Thanks you for the responses--they are really helpful! I guess I should dismiss my feelings of rejection and just be more patient.
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-21-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By dharmabum
I have been using a nipple shield with my three...

I have been using a nipple shield with my three week old since he was born. He wasn't latching when he was born (traumatic labor--led to a C section) and I didn't know of the nipple shields cons. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-16-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 327
Posted By dharmabum
My 2 1/2 week old babe was diagnosed with thrush...

My 2 1/2 week old babe was diagnosed with thrush today. He was prescribed the regular course of Nysatin.
I have mild symptoms-- mildly sore nipples (could be from breastfeeding though) and my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-10-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By dharmabum
I have a 12 day year old. It seems like every...

I have a 12 day year old. It seems like every other day breast feeding is challenging. Baby cries and fusses at the breast--and it looks like he needs to pass gas or have a bm. Is there anything...
Forum: August 2010   07-28-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 71,486
Posted By dharmabum
This post is just what I was looking for! I feel...

This post is just what I was looking for! I feel like my body mechanics have definitely changed this week and I assumed it was due to baby dropping. I have a lot of pressure on my pubic bone every...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-21-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By dharmabum
Thanks for the feedback everyone, it is very...

Thanks for the feedback everyone, it is very helpful!
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