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Snuffleupagus

Introducing formula Lock

Hi, I want to start mix feeding my 8 month old so I can return to work and not worry. I've t...

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It will be end of April I return so she will be 10 months. She's a food eater so maybe on the days I work, which wouldn't ...

wigglebrain

stopping breast feeding for 15month old help Lock

Hi My DD is 15months and has been a good feeder since day dot. However lately she has been want...

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Thanks ladies. This afternoon DD had about 170mls of cows milk. Then about 5mins later she was on my lap trying to get my breasts ou...

NZnewmum

Upset stomach and feeding Lock

As the title suggests I have an upset stomach and am feeding, should I be giving her formula and ...

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Thank you! I had thought I should keep feeding as it's likely her earlier feeds in the day would have already passed on anyth...

Electric pumps Lock

I got more out (in less time too) with my then five year old manual Avent hand pump than I ever d...

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Chocolate Fudge Cookies Ingredients 2/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup whole ground flax seed ½ cup natural sweetener such as stevia (or t...

JoJo-NZ

Weaning baby Lock

Hi, I'm after some tips from other mummies out there. I'm going back to work in 5 week...

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Thanks mimsy I will try feeding her at the same time each day and will relax a bit more!!. When she was smaller we did give her some...

Stuck in the dark ages

Milk supply running low :( Lock

Does anyone have any tips on getting milk supply back up? I was ill about a week ago, and ever s...

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Thank you everyone It is really lovely hearing other peoples experiences, and finding out I'm not alone, and that there is a...

LouChoo

Picking the right formula Lock

Hi guys I am BF DD who is 8 months but want to switch to formula. I have tried normal Karicare wh...

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For Cow's milk allergy you will have to get one of the prescription formulas either Pepti Jr or Neocate. They taste horrible th...

Em_N_Ems88

Milk gone? Lock

Can milk supply dry up? I have recently become a mum dd is 11 days old took a couple of days for ...

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In regards to the latching issues, have you had bubs checked for tongue tie? And I def agree with the other posters, try and limit t...

taylalyn

Mix Feeding - which formula to use? Lock

My baby is currently 5 months old and has been exclusively breastfed up until now. I had planned ...

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I use nan pro for my daughter. It's the only one she has ever been able to tolerate. You may have to try a few to find what wor...

Hellobritt

Mimijumi Bottles Lock

Hi All, I have recently heard about Mimijumi bottles, and I wanted to know if anyone has tried o...

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Em_N_Ems88

Dribbling baby Lock

Hi there wondering if anyone else experiences a dribbling baby? My 9 day old dribbles out what se...

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~Ruby~Gloom~ wrote: You don't necessarily need to know how much babe is getting. The best measure of that is plenty of wet napp...

Compulsory BF for abled mums in UAE, until age of 2 Lock

Saw something about this on Today this morning. Wrong. Just so wrong. If they can dictate this,...

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woah - talk about added stress and pressure on new mums. that is taking things way too far- education and support rather than the ...

sares76

Low breast milk supply:( Lock

Does anyone out there have a low breast milk supply? I've found all the midwives/Dr's e...

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Thank you so much for all your advice..I have taken it all on board & applying some things now to see if I can increase my suppl...

steph19

breastfeeding your second child Lock

I'm just curious for those that mastered breastfeeding their first child, was it easy for th...

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My second time has been much easier too. My first I left hospital before my milk was in and he wasn't attaching properly so the...

HotWaterBottle

Breast Feeding preparation with inverted nipples Lock

Hi all, I have not one, but TWO inverted nipples. Both my mother and my sister had trouble breas...

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Hi all, I want to share my experience as I was furiously searching for info online before each of my kiddos arrived. I have 2 very...

AbbieL

16 Month Old Refuses to Breast Feed = Engorgement Lock

My 16 month old of a sudden stopped breast feeding. I'm not sure whether it is because she ...

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At 16 months it could be self weaning (maybe pregnancy), but is more likely a BF strike (teeth, ears or just the way the wind is blo...

Julie_Heeney

My 3 month old not taking bottles Lock

Hi, I have a 3 month old ds and suddenly he is not drinking properly. I took him to my gp and he ...

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Yep, I was going to suggest changing teet too...hope that works for you!

Stuck in the dark ages

Avent pumps Lock

Can anyone give me positive (or negative) feedback on Avent ISIS manual breast pump? Personal ex...

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Kimberley_Standfield

Dr brown bottles Lock

Hi! Since day dot we have had our 7 month old baby on formula and dr brown bottles as he suffers...

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I used Dr Browns bottles (both the wide neck and standard) for my DD who also had bad wind, colic, silent reflux. Her's was we ...

Mo0

Formula Stage 2 Lock

I just wanted some advice on the stage 2 formula. My wee man is on s26 stage 1 and is 6months +10...

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Hi! I changed my bub into stage 2 S26 original and it was horrible! We had the same probs with the S26 gold version too so we have j...

Wendy44

trying to wean off breast is not happening Lock

I know i should know exactly what to do being a 3rd time mum, this is my first boy and i cannot g...

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that would be helpful had I said he is 18mths old.... we are trying the pattern now, and I feel the nieghbours must think we are run...

Tashde

Relactation Lock

Hi everyone! I'm a first time mum with a 14 week old baby boy. We have had breast feeding is...

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Sorry I didnt reply been hectic these days. Im still using a supply line its been great. I find it so easy to use now. My milk suppl...

Jkl477

advice on combing breast feeding with ebm in bottle Lock

My 7 week old has been having ebm in a bottle for a couple of weeks, due to numerous problems wit...

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Maddieallers

Boosting milk supply Lock

I am just wondering, my milk supply seems to be drying up, can I take both Fenugreek and mother&#...

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How old is bub ? Why do u think milk is drying up ? Are you drinking extra water/enough? Answer depends on above also if you pum...

bec4chris

Flat nipple dramas Lock

I found out im due for bub number 2 middle this year and wanted to get as much info on what i can...

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Hello, Was in the same situation with my son and it was horrible the only thing that worked for me was nipple shields. I had to use...

ZLB

s26 gold and green poo - HELP! Lock

Hi All I recently stopped breastfeeding (very reluctantly) and now have my 4month old DD on formu...

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Lis_Parsons wrote: Hi ZLB I've got a 7 week old who has been on s26 for 3 weeks almost now. When I went in for my 6 week checku...

shelbyau

avent naturally express steam steriliser Lock

Hi can anyone tell me how hot this steriliser gets too sterilise the bottles, can't find any...

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*ProudMuM21*

stopping breast feeding cold turkey/ pumping Lock

Hi guys, Just wondering how you completely stop breastfeeding? What worked for you? Do you go co...

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Hi if you want to keep breastfeeding I'd say keep doing what you're doing and feed lots and often as it will help increase...

Fifo02

formula feeding back to breastfeeding? Lock

Hi all, hoping to get some advice from anyone who has experienced similar issues. I stopped breas...

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Yep, I did receive support, thanks ladies. As I said, I have seen several lactation consultants and haven't taken my decision l...

Karlieplowman

9 month old waking up at night Lock

I have an almost 9 month old who has always been an excellent sleeper. In the last week she has b...

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Thanks for all your replies, all great information!!

*ProudMuM21*

A few Questions.. Lock

Hi ladies. I have a few questions for you.. How do you know when your ready to stop breast feedi...

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How old is he? My DS weaned himself off the boob at 14mths. He gradually weaned himself until we were down to just 1 feed at bedtime...

Alli-cat

Cold turkey BF Lock

Anyone gone cold turkey? How long before you boobs settled? I have had enough of the biting and...

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My first son went cold turkey at age 2 and I was surprised at how sore my boobs got as I didn't think I was feeding that much. ...

Little Egg

Cow's milk in sippy cup instead of BF? Lock

DS is just about 11.5 months old and is having BF morning and night. I am pregnant and quite ofte...

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DD1 didn't throw up after feeding when I was pregnant, I am not aware of it being common, but everyone is different so you neve...

Julie_Heeney

8 week old - is dropping a feed ok? Lock

I have an 8 wk old ds and he had a hard start to life. Had salmonella poisoning and lost almost ...

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As long as he's gaining weight I wouldn't worry, if was hungry he'd eat. My first son was that age when he started sl...

Tracey Leigh

Can you get Avent size 4 teats anymore? Lock

I brought size four teats for Avent bottles years ago for my other bubs, however now I can't seem...

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Yes, I found them in the baby section of Coles & Woolies. My DS was having the same problem on #3.. All is well on the 4 now

mummypride

supply line Lock

Hey everyone im just curious how many people use a supply line to feed their baby?... I have just...

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Sudafed while breastfeeding? Lock

I wouldn't personally do anything that would mean my baby would require formula over breastm...

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As a general rule, anything that dries up your nose and reduces congestion can also dry up your supply. So I would use it with caut...

My 4 beautiful boys

Reflux teats? Lock

My 9 week old DS has reflux & I was just wondering if there is any such thing as reflux teats? As...

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My 4 beautiful boys wrote: My 9 week old DS has reflux & I was just wondering if there is any such thing as reflux teats? As...

J & J's Mum <3

Karicare soy formula Lock

Ok I have searched Karicare soy on this forum but only find info from 6/7 years ago... Hoping to ...

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If bubs has trouble digesting other formulas I would steer clear of the Soy. It made my DD really constipated and caused more troubl...

Leah-651

Dr browns bottles and thickened formula Lock

Hi everyone. I have a 10 week old boy with reflux and colic. During a recent meltdown a good fri...

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Yes i'm sure with thickened formula you need to get the faster flow teats. I also used the Dr Browns bottles with my DD who had...