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Talking It's that time....**POINTS**

....we need to revamp the FAQs.

Is there something missing?
What would you like to see there?
Do you have any product/book recommendations to add?
What questions have you had throughout your nursing relationship(s)?


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I'd love to see some info on extended nursing.
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I would highly recommend The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley for anyone needing ideas on the all-night nurser and getting your toddler to fall asleep w/out nursing.

I'd include a ? about nipple shields. It was my savior early on w/ds. They can be tricky as far as establishing a good latch/supply, that's why I think it's important to know the downside.
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I know when I first started I sure could have used some info on nursing with big breasts.

Also some info on blocked milk ducts and how to help get rid of them.
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How about a question on breastfeeding after reduction (BFAR)? Diane West's book "Defining Your Own Success" is awesome, and most women CAN bf after reduction. I've nursed two kids a total of 42 months so far! Click here to enlarge
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I'd add some suggestions on uping your supply. ie: fenugreek, mother's milk tea, reglan and oatmeal etc. Stress the importance of drinking tons of water.
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Oh the BFAR is a great idea! My sister was unfortunatly one of the ones who couldn't but she would have loved to have had a source of info while she was trying.
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Probally my biggest question to my mother was how do I know he is getting enough of my milk.Another was how long for each side do I nurse for. DUmmy me was always looking at the blasted clock,Never again will I do that!

Le Leche League was very helpful for me!

Probally my biggest reccomendation to a mom is get the biggest support network you can surround you. It always helps to know that people are behind you 100%. One more would be, to just take it one day at a time, if you just say TRY you are merely setting yourself up for failure majority of the time. The key here is I AM GOING TO NURSE PERIOD!!
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How about nipple sheilds are not necesasrily the debil? Especially when you have cracked, bleeding nipples.
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I would like to see something about how to respond to nurses in the hospital who say that you need to supplement for whatever reason. Just some definitive words or phrases - or maybe just a warning that you may encounter such a thing.
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Is there something missing?
1) Q: What will I need when I begin breastfeeding?
A: A good nursing book, which you should take to the hospital with you, a nursing pillow, nursing pads and bras. Beyond that, you might find it helpful to invest in a breast pump and nursing tops.

What would you like to see there?
--Information on how to nurse a fussy baby. I post at bf.com and many moms, when baby is right around 4 mos, ask what to do about a baby rejecting the breast. I think it would be good to assure them that it's normal behavior. If there is not physical explanation, it's likely the baby is just going through a common phase. Offer some suggestions, such as nursing in a quiet dark space, practicing breast compression to speed the milk flow, or having baby chew on a cool rag first if it's teething related. Helpful link on that subject: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...e-nursing.html

Do you have any product/book recommendations to add?
--I liked LilyPadz. If you include them, I would add they are recommended for moms that have healthy breasts and nipples and an established milk supply. (That's my rec at least, I think LilyPadz' might be different.Click here to enlarge)

What questions have you had throughout your nursing relationship(s)?
--What meds can I take, foods can I eat, things of that nature.
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Stress that the kid doesn't have to take both boobs for 15 minutes each to get a full meal. All the lit I read when I was nursing my son said stuff like that, and as a result, I stressed about how much he was eating and stuff. Stress is such a killer when you're nursing a baby.
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Breastfeeding and jaundice info, i.e. no, you don't have to formula feed.
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*hint* It would be great if you guys also included your answers, ala Funky.... Click here to enlarge

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Stress that the kid doesn't have to take both boobs for 15 minutes each to get a full meal. All the lit I read when I was nursing my son said stuff like that, and as a result, I stressed about how much he was eating and stuff. Stress is such a killer when you're nursing a baby.
I remember those days well with my first baby. I was so concerned with making sure baby got both breasts, then stressed that I was starting on the right side. I was already having breastfeeding problems, so this just multiplied my stress. I wish someone had told me to be flexible and not to worry about that stuff. I eventually figured out how little it mattered and made nursing my second baby much easier.
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I think there should be some info about feeding on demand, i.e.
1)don't try to feed on a schedule,
2)let baby feed on each side as long as he/she wants to be sure they're getting the hindmilk,
3)babies go through periods of wanting to eat all the time--this is NOT a sign that they aren't getting enough or that you need to supplement, they are growing and helping to build up the milk supply. Let the baby nurse as much as he/she wants.
4)Likewise, babies go through periods where they aren't going to eat very much or often. This is also normal. As long as he/she is having enough wet diapers a day and gaining adequately, don't worry about it.
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I'd like to see something about thrush in there. Symptoms, and treatments, including adding vinagar to the wash.

Also that most meds are ok to take, like antibiotics, sudafed, allergy meds, cough syrup, and that some anti-depressants are ok.
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Oh and NIP, that it isn't a big deal, practice with a mirror or friend ahead of time if you are worried, and that nobody can make you go to a bathroom to feed your baby.
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