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back to work - breast vs formula

My 6 week old daughter will be starting daycare next month (at 2.5 months old) - what should she eat at daycare? We are currently breastfeeding, I don't really want to stop, but there are some major logistical issues with pumping at work.. [more inside]
posted by annie o on Feb 21, 2014 - 33 answers

Breast is best! But you do whatever you want.

How to encourage someone to breastfeed without making them feel bad if they don't? [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Feb 13, 2014 - 26 answers

What to do in Austin when you're breastfeeding?

There's a conference I'd like to go to in Austin at the beginning of November, but Minipenny is still breast feeding which complicates things. Misterpenny and I talked about making it a short family trip. A couple of days (well, day and a half) on our own and then a day and a half (and at least one evening) of him being on full childcare duties and me at the conference. I used to have the conference travel down, and enjoyed getting to see a bit of a new city, but it's a whole new ballgame now...we've never traveled with the baby, and have never been to Austin, so I'm having trouble knowing how to go about the planning, or if this is even a good idea. [more inside]
posted by pennypiper on Oct 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Baby's sleep patterns veering badly off course; how can we correct them?

Our 5½-month-old baby, once a great sleeper, has now become a fussy, nervous child who can only fall asleep while breastfeeding. What are we doing wrong and how can we get his sleeping back into shape? [more inside]
posted by scrm on Jun 1, 2013 - 17 answers

The kid is alright, but what about the parent?

Can you help me make peace with giving my baby formula when he's at daycare? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2013 - 53 answers

Leaving my baby

I'm leaving my 7 month old baby with his other mom for three days. This will be the first time I'm away from him for longer than a couple of hours, and the first time I won't be able to nurse him. I am really anxious about this. What can I do to help this go as smoothly as possible, and keep me sane? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 9, 2012 - 15 answers

How to wean?

When and how did you stop breastfeeding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2012 - 46 answers

Five month old eats all night now. Can we get it back down?

Our five month old son has gone from (breast) feeding once or twice overnight, to feeding at least every couple of hours. We're at the very beginning of trying solids. Can we get the night feedings back down? What's going on? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on May 4, 2012 - 14 answers

How to corral the boobs for style and ease of access?

Magestically breasted nursing mums: help me dress my new body. [more inside]
posted by brambory on Apr 15, 2012 - 16 answers

Sudden bottle feeding strike, doo dah, doo dah

Suddenly my ten week old baby is refusing bottles of breastmilk. Just in time for daycare. Help! [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Jan 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Breast of both worlds?

Breastfeeding woes: is there any way to battle nipple confusion without cutting out artificial nipples completely? [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Jan 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Got Milk?

How much breastmilk do I really need to send to daycare each day? And how much should I have in the freezer? And all sorts of other questions. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Oct 26, 2011 - 24 answers

Flavoured Milk.

Different foods and breastfeeding - looking for real evidence. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me feel better about leaving my baby for a business trip

I am going to be away from my baby for five days. Help me know that he will be OK without me. [more inside]
posted by bq on Feb 9, 2011 - 18 answers

New Mom Resource List -- Southern Maine Version

I want to put together an area resource list for my sister who will be having her first baby in November. She lives in the Greater Portland Area of Maine. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me decide

What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

How to estimate breast milk production?

Is there a simple way to estimate how much breast milk my baby is consuming? [more inside]
posted by lexicakes on Jan 8, 2010 - 9 answers

It was a world of tears and ouch. Need it be again?

Nursing mother alumni filter: Question about breast feeding a second baby, when you had trouble breast feeding the first. [more inside]
posted by lottie on Aug 9, 2009 - 15 answers

How to continue breast-feeding while traveling w/o baby?

Must travel without baby -- but want to keep breast-feeding. Complications and doubts. [more inside]
posted by maybephd on Dec 11, 2008 - 15 answers

The little stinker has decided he no longer likes the bottle. What to do?

My 9.5 month old son suddenly is rejecting the bottle of expressed breastmilk, for about a month now. He's behaving similarly with the sippy cup. Should we be worried? [more inside]
posted by tlong on Oct 14, 2008 - 13 answers

We're having a real good time here, you betcha

Help us figure out why our five-day-old son has been screaming for the last four hours. (Other than just being a big baby, I mean.) [more inside]
posted by ook on Oct 6, 2008 - 27 answers

Estimating weight from breastfeeding

Fitness/Breastfeeding Filter: how do you estimate weight retention from breastfeeding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Crack that nip!

[BreastfeedingFilter] My partner and I just had a baby boy. So far, breastfeeding is going pretty darned well, except... [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on May 6, 2007 - 24 answers

99 bottles of breastmilk down the drain

Tricks for getting a breast-fed baby to delight in the joys of a breastmilk filled bottle? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on Jan 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Udderly Ridiculous!

Is it possible to over-breastfeed a baby? She's 6 weeks old and nurses, oh, like 10-12 hours a day at least. I think she's at the breast more than she's asleep. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on Dec 5, 2006 - 22 answers

Whisper Wear: Innovation or Marketing Gimick?

ProductReviewFilter: Anyone here have any experience with the Whisper Wear breast pump? It looks like a great solution for my particular situation, but I'm wondering ... does it really work as well as a traditional pump?
posted by anastasiav on Sep 20, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me wean my 8-month old, please...

Help me wean my baby so I can get back on my antidepressants. She's 8 months old, is eating solids very well, but won't take a bottle (never did).... [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Jul 2, 2006 - 30 answers

Regimented vs. On Demand

I'm looking for opinions and experiences on breast feeding. [more inside]
posted by sic on Sep 8, 2005 - 21 answers

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