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31 August 2006 @ 12:27 pm
Got this from a list I am on. Please cross post as I'm not in the breastfeeding communities anymore.

From: annej@corp.worldwit.org

Do you know someone who is....
concerned about work/life balance?
interested in women's issues at work?
planning to continue breast feeding when she returns to work?
wanting to learn more about how to start a corporate lactation
interested in learning more about the benefits of breast feeding and
breast feeding at work programs?

Invite friends and colleagues to register now
(http://tinyurl.com/e54zq) for our free Breast Feeding in the
Boardroom teleseminar. This free, one-hour teleseminar will be held
on Wednesday, September 6th at:
12 pm pacific
1 pm mountain
2 pm central
3 pm eastern

To learn more about the teleseminar content, panelists, and to
REGISTER and invite friends, visit http://tinyurl.com/e54zq
25 August 2006 @ 02:37 pm
What advice do you all have for when your baby bites during a nursing session? My 4 1/2 month old daughter already has two teeth broken through on the bottom and the top teeth will be in very soon. She has bitten me several times over the past week, getting progressively worse. Today she drew blood. I've tried just taking her off immediately and setting her down, but at 4 1/2 mos I'm not sure she makes the connection between the bite and being removed from the breast. At first the biting would happen towards the end of a feeding, so I started unlatching her when I knew she had eaten enough and was just sucking for pleasure. This last bite though was right in the middle of a feed. I looked up advice on several breastfeeding sites, but most of those sites seem to assume that the biter is an older infant or a toddler.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
15 August 2006 @ 03:05 pm
My name is Emily. I am just introducing myself....
I have 4 children. All who were exclusively breastfed.... and by that I mean from the boob, never did bottles. Not that I have any problem with bottles lol.
I have been breastfeeding for the past 5 years straight. Sometimes tandem nursing, sometimes nursing while pregnant.
I am here to offer advice and support based on my experiences. I have been flamed in the past in other breastfeeding communities because I offer advice based on my experiences and don't always look up my answeres online to make sure they are correct. lol
My 2 oldest used pacis, my oldest boy did not and my youngest is a thumb sucker. lol That sort of thing lol.
I look forward to getting to know you all better.
Here is a pic of my babies....
Left to right
Ethan 2, Chloe 4 on the 20th, Hailey 5 and Gavin 14 months
15 August 2006 @ 11:18 am
Hello - on one of the breastfeedind communities I saw a modified groeth chart for exclusively breastfed babies. i'm going to do some digging around today, but I didn't know is someone offhand knew where i could find it. My pediatrician didn't seem to think CDC or AAP had put one out and was interested in seeing it and its source. Thanks!
25 July 2006 @ 04:00 pm
Are there any plus-size women in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that can tell me a good place to go for nursing bras? I'm just kind of leery about ordering this type of thing on the internet...I'd like to be able to try it on.

Thanks, any help is appreciated.

*cross-posted to boob_allies, breastisbest, and new_moms
22 July 2006 @ 09:59 pm
I'm pleased to report that after some problems getting used to the new routine Rainy is now nursing successfully. I'm impressed with her since she had nothing but bottles for the first 3 months.
Today my husband and I took her out shopping and afterwards we stopped for drinks at Starbucks. Rainy was sleeping so we set up in a quiet corner. When she woke up I fed her. I was wearing a nursing tank and I had a small blanket over my shoulder. I use the blanket more as an easily read signal that she's nursing rather than a cover since the nursing tank doesn't reveal much. The blanket at least prevents people from coming over to see her while she's eating. She'd been sucking away under there for awhile when I noticed a middle age woman across the coffee shop staring and giving me an angry look. She then whispered something to her husband. He turned around, and had to lean forward to see around a pillar so that he could look. Then the pair of them are whispering. I just looked back and made eye contact with her. When she nudged her husband to look I did the same to my husband and he looked back at them too. They never said anything, but it put a damper on our lattes in any case, lol.

The whole thing got me to thinking about how much I would LOVE to see a series of PSAS for breastfeeding aimed not at expectant moms, but at the general public. When good morning america featured the story on breastfeeding in public I was surprised at not only how many people believe nursing in public is wrong (57% according to the american dietetic association), but at how many are ignorant of how breastfeeding works. People ask "Why can't these nursing moms just pump and give bottles when they're out if they know it makes people uncomfortable?" If you don't know anything about pumping and nursing that seems completely reasonable. More and more businesses now understand that they can't kick out breastfeeding moms but other customers can be even more of an obstacle to a new mom who is unsure of herself. No one wants to be stared at, or even worse have something rude said to them. I'm enough of a troublemaker not to let it get to me, but I can see where another mom might be pushed to give up.
Current Mood: calmcalm
18 July 2006 @ 10:47 am
GMA featured a story on bfing in public this morning. You can go to www.abcnews.com and click on the good morning america link to check it out. There is a video online, and there is also a board to post your thoughts. Some of the posts on the board are just insane.
17 July 2006 @ 01:18 pm
Breast-feeders/sympathisers, you might want to see this new site.

Please pass it on!
x-posted, apologies if you see it twice.
12 July 2006 @ 04:13 pm
Hi Boob Allies,

My daughter was born on april 3rd. I wanted very much to breastfeed, but even with the help of the lactation consultants at the hospital we couldn't get our latch. I found out later that much of this was due to some temporary breathing difficulties my daughter was having. In any case, since April I have pumped breastmilk for her. I pumped every 2hrs everyday, and every 3 hrs at night. After more than three months I was about to give up and go to formula when a coworker of my mother's heard about our problems and offered to help. She used to work as an lc but stopped to become an rn fulltime. She worked with us the day before yesterday and after 2 hrs my daughter finall latched for the first time. We are now finally breastfeeding!

The challenge now of course is trying to catch up. I have a three and a half month old, but suddenly everything has changed as if we were starting completely over. I love it, but this is a whole new world. One question I have is about how you all find it easiest to hold/position your baby when you are nursing away from home. We've been using a boppy and she does very well with that. When I try to nurse her without it, she scrambles around and screams. I'm guessing I could always use her diaper bag as a pillow while we are out. How did you ladies do this when your babies were old enough to squirm but still not able to sit up?

Thanks in advance for any advice. I am glad to have stumbled upon this group as I was getting worried that all bfing moms were completely rigid and militant!