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Leash79

Burping Lock

Hi Mummies & Daddies I have a 3 week old breastfed son who is an absolute shocker to burp!! ...

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My son had the same problem - it was getting the better of me! He is 10 weeks old now and still has lots of wind/colic, but infacol ...

Lizzyliz

Formula - what brand do you think is best? Lock

Hi, I am returning to work soon and have a six month old who is currently entirely breast fed. I ...

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My DD has S26 Gold and has been fine on that since she was 6 months old as a back up to BF. She went on it full time around 9 months...

*Yummy-Mummy-3*

Breastfeeding and DS has Diarrhea - Help Lock

Hello, my neighbor is looking for a bit of help. My neighbor is Indian and her previous son was b...

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Thanks ladies, Will pass this information through to her. Bubs is very happy so im sure its nothing to be concerned about.

Mandy042

Can't decide what is best? Lock

I have a beautiful 3 month old baby boy, he has been fully breastfed since birth and has never ne...

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I know they say that 'breast is best' but not for all kids. If he is able to feed and settle better on formula, perhaps fo...

Judith78

6 month old random vomiting Lock

My little 6 month old daughter is starting to worry me, and I'm really lost for ideas. For t...

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Laurenbrennan

My 3 month old is refusing a bottle Lock

My 3 month old son is refusing a bottle. He has been formula fed since he was 8 weeks, I lost my ...

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Oh and def too soon for solids. No earlier then 4 months. Even then he wouldn't eat enough solids to sustain himself, it would...

Katiebest_03

Son sometimes refusing bottles or not drinking much of it Lock

Hi ladies, My 10 month old son sometimes refuses bottles or if he doesn't refuses them he o...

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Ok thanks for that

Kitkat7881

S26 progress Lock

Hi I recently changed dd's milk from S26 gold newborn to S26 gold progress. DD got really ...

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I would go and see a doctor about it they could give u some advice about it my son was on S26 gold newborn and then he went to S26 g...

Bronflay

going from breast to bottle Lock

Hi was wondering if anyone could tell me how long it takes and how often to try in a day to give ...

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I went straight to a sippy cup (a take and toss one) when I weaned at 15 months. Took him awhile to drink milk from it though, we we...

Ali_Kurt

How to wean my 12 month old from boob...help!!! Lock

DD was exclusively breastfeed right up to 11 months when I decided I wanted to start weaning in p...

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http://www.babycity.co.nz/philips-avent-340ml-t... this is the only sippy cup that ee have found works for ds1. We have bought a co...

Skiier01

Won't take a bottle Lock

My 6 month old won't take a bottle. I've tried 3 different types but she's just not interested. A...

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Hello! I had the same issues with my previously ebf son. I don't believe starving is key, but finding the right bottle/teat. Th...

Rebecaodove

Painful Breastfeeding and red irritated rash ?thrush?eczema Lock

Hi there, Baby was born 6 weeks ago and the first latch was screwed up by the hospital staff so ...

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My son is 6 days old. I have issues with him attaching whilst breast feeding which has left my nipples extremely sore & bleeding...

Bkel1234

How long did it take for you method of increasing breast milk supply to work? (if it worked) Lock

I started with a great milk supply I'd wake up drenched every morning now I barely have anyt...

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Puddah_Bear

thoughts on breast and formula feeding at the same time Lock

Interested in hearing peoples thoughts on breast and formula feeding at the same time. My 5 week ...

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Hi, it sounds very very normal for a 5 week old. If he is happy, with lots of wet nappies and gaining weight then he is getting enou...

Gabiwp

Weaning bubs, any tips for my poor swollen tatas?! Lock

Hey ladies bubs is coming up to 14 months and she is coping just fine with being weaned but I...

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maybe slowly reduce to one feed a day then cut that out? you dont want an infection to start up

Jess_Spooner

Wanted: Double Breast Pump Lock

Hi Ladies I'm looking for a double breast pump to purchase so thought I'd try on here. ...

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Missdhillon

Ready to feed infant formula Lock

Hi, does anyone know where I can buy ready to drink infant formula? I had seen it a couple of yea...

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Hi, thanks, yes I have looked on supermarket shelves and pharmacy shelves. Will contact the companies, thanks yes

PinaI

"New" Karicare/Nutrica formula affecting baby? Lock

Hi guys My 15 week old has been on Karicare formula since birth, just the normal one, not HA. O...

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Sugar&Spice...

Breastfeeding beyond 12 months? Lock

Is it really that unusual? Dd3 has just turned 14 months and is still having at least one feed a ...

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I bf ds2 til 15 months. I say it's great Hun! Keep going and do what's right for you and your dd

Adelaide Adele

Can you mix and match bottles and pumps? Lock

Hi all, Can you use any pump with any bottles or do you need to buy matching brands? Thanks

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I mixed and match, the only issue is they may not fit onto your pump. I just held the bottles while I pumped or pumped into the bags...

Amyreneewitton

My son is 1 tomorrow do I drop his bottle down to 100ml???? Lock

My son at the moment is on karicare aptamal gold plus number 2 And has 250 ml 3 times a day I&#...

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At one, we dropped dd from 3x 200mls down to 2x 150 and 1x 200. At 14 months we dropped the midday bottle altogether. Dd likes her w...

bec4chris

Qiara probiotic, has anyone used this? Lock

Hi mums i need advice... I am due for bub no 2 in a few weeks. Had diffuclty bfeeding with bub no...

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Peggi_Nixon

Breastfeeding & returning to work Lock

Hey I have a 5 month old little boy hes only been breastfeed I returned to work at 4 months on f...

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They legally have to but I don't get time to cause if I'm the manager that shift I can't leave the main area to go an...

Jessenletasha

Formula help Lock

Hi I am new to asking advice on here .. My daughter is 2 months old and due to stress I lost my m...

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Apparently karicare is fairly similar.

morniet

Formula advice Lock

Hello I'm after some advice about formula. My baby is 9 months old and has only ever had br...

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Hi I am new to asking advice on here .. My daughter is 2 months old and due to stress I lost my milk and have started on her on mami...

cah_87

milk intake issues - bottle Lock

My nearly 4 month old doesn't really drink much from his bottles. He is 100% formula fed and...

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One thing I guess to remember is that when babies are breastfed (eg my daughter who refused a bottle) we have NO idea how much baby ...

Chocolate2011

Baby refusing one breast Lock

Hi, my 4 month old baby is refusing to feed on left side & reduced his feed on the right (I h...

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I think they all go through it at some point. Maybe it's just time to stretch out the feeds a bit and she'll be hungrier ...

Daniam

What bottles do you use? Lock

I'm returning to work 3 days in a months time. My son is breastfed and will take expressed b...

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That's great. If it's a flow problem. I had the wide neck bottles but I got variable flow teats. You can get then from som...

Chick_Can

Which formula for a delicate tummy, having problems Lock

I've just had my first baby who is now 7 weeks old, I had to put him on formula a few weeks ...

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Thanks I brought karicare today so hopefully I see a difference soon.

sares76

Only drinks from bottle when he's asleep! Advice desparately needed! Lock

My 6 month old refuses to drink his formula from bottles. I had to stop BF fairly abruptly 2 mont...

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Thanks for your reply...I'm using S26 comfort but have used NAN H.A & karicare but I don't think it's the formula...

Mwahmwah

Breastfeeding - 2nd attempt hopefully! Any tips?! Lock

My 2nd baby is due to arrive any day and I feel under prepared with the whole BF thing! With my ...

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Thanks so much everyone. Looks like there is some great support out there so it's good to know where to find it! I'll ask ...

ekin828

why suddenly my 2 month old doesnt want the right breast??? Lock

my ds always preferred the left breast but now he wont even suck on the right breast which makes ...

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Shine*on wrote: Try giving him the left and letting your right breast drip into a flannel while he's feeding. It might let the ...

sares76

Will only take bottles when he is almost asleep!! Lock

My 6 month old refuses to drink his formula from bottles. I had to stop BF fairly abruptly 2 mont...

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Oh you poor thing, I do feel your pain. And you have tried different bottles? I did have trouble with my son also, and I ended up ad...

Smondin83

Starting Breastfeeding Lock

Hi,I am.due any day to give birth and I want to try to breastfeed. My question is how often do y...

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Wow I didn't realise that,wish a midwife had explained that.thank u so much

Snate22

Switching teats - Wide neck to slim neck Lock

Hi there, I am a new mum and new to this so bare with me... I have an 8 week old baby boy who i...

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Thanks so much for the advice guys, will definitely give both a go! Becca_J1983 - did u find it took your bub a bit of time to adju...

Changing from formula to cow's milk! Lock

I would start decreasing the level of formula each time, ie 10-20mls per feed. And perhaps start ...

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HappyHead wrote: I never mixed formula with cows milk - they are not the same things, by that I mean formula is a "meal" a...

nice to be appreciated! Lock

lol Kids can be so freaking funny.

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LOL!!! That is fantastic!! how utterly adorable

Mummy to Little Liam

AllePro Lock

Hi mammas. My boy is 5 months next week. I stopped breastfeeding 2 weeks ago as my milk dried u...

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you can get pepti junior from www.babyonline.co.nz its quite expensive you should go through hospital and get a prescription for it,...

nardsbeau

Bottle teat cleaning....please help :) Lock

hi ladies, im 31 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and starting to orgainize the little bits and pieces ...

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I agree with the other ladies. I know it adds up but it's safer just to replace them.

One*Lucky*Mummy

only 2 bottles a day for a 3month old? Lock

I was with a bunch of other mummies the other day, and i noticed one of the other mummies making ...

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Hi Ladies, I've never bottle fed my babies, so not sure how it differs from breast feeding in terms of babies satisfaction An...