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Help Me Shop Online for Nursing Bras

Help me shop online for nursing bras. I am currently a 38G with the expectation of major fluctuations after the birth of my first child in August. I do not have stores nearby with a range of nursing bras in my size, and I prefer to shop online anyway, so please help me sort through the options. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jun 30, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me buy a REALLY flatpack armchair.

I need to find, in the UK an affordable wingback armchair that actually comes flatpacked for my soon to be breastfeeding wife. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Apr 19, 2014 - 10 answers

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

Can you remember an novel featuring male lactation?

I remember a scene in a novel featuring male lactation, but I can't remember what novel it's from. Description inside. [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on Jan 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt?

Exclusively breastfeeding my 4-month-old daughter and my joints have been hurting every day since a few weeks after her birth--particularly my hands, wrists, and ankles. My hands and wrists are also noticeably bigger. Everything hurts worse in the morning. I know prolactin is a pro-inflammatory so maybe that's why, and maybe I can expect things to get better when I wean her? I have a history of other autoimmune diseases so I am worried about RA. I have an appt with a rheumatologist but couldn't get in for several weeks so, in the meantime, is this something others have experienced? In other words, so that I can sleep at night without worry, did others have achy joints that went away after weaning? I'm hoping this can be chalked up to the prolactin and not RA that has been triggered...
posted by trandolph on Oct 21, 2013 - 7 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

I'm so tired.

How do I improve my nutrition and overall well-being in these circumstances? [more inside]
posted by annathea on Aug 25, 2013 - 22 answers

Breastfeeding help for two month old

I've looked at the archives but couldn't find much specific to my situation. I have been breastfeeding my nine week old since he was born, but recently things have gotten more painful. It's never been easy or pain free, but lately nursing has resulted in so much bleeding that my poor little guy is spitting up pink/red after a feeding. I have four days left of maternity leave and an appointment with my OB in two Thursdays, but is there anything I can do in the meantime to make feedings a little less upsetting for both of us? [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass on Aug 25, 2013 - 28 answers

Iron-rich/protein-rich vegan freezable meals!

My sister just had a baby two weeks ago and is breastfeeding, and I'm taking over cooking dinner for her, her husband, and me while I'm visiting. I'm looking for quick-ish, iron-rich vegan meals I can make for them that I can also make extra of to freeze for when I'm not around. Also taking suggestions for brands and types of pre-cooked meat that are healthy, good, and commonly available. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Aug 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Nursing after one year

My little guy will be turning one this month. Nursing is going fine and I work at home so I am able to nurse him frequently throughout the day (and once at night). Soon I'll need to decide whether to continue nursing or wean him. I'd like to know more about the experience of nursing an older baby, between one and two. Also, I am wondering how continuing to nurse will effect my weight loss efforts, appetite, and appearance.
posted by bq on Jun 6, 2013 - 29 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

Foolproof way to feed baby kittens?

I've got three new baby kittens with no mother, and I need to feed them. I don't have access to any good pet stores or veterinary clinics, but I do have lactose-free baby formula and a plastic syringe with the needle removed, which I've been using to feed them so far. But is there a foolproof method of holding them or something to get them to drink from it? I can usually get them to drink, but only about half of the amount recommended. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Apr 23, 2013 - 20 answers

Making the case for additional workplace lactation rooms

Help me make an argument to my direct boss, and then facilities/HR, about why we should have a per-building lactation room on our three-building work campus (vs. one lactation room in one building). [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Mar 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Babywearing and breastfeeding.

Which wrap or sling is best for hands-free newborn breastfeeding? [more inside]
posted by that's how you get ants on Dec 27, 2012 - 14 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

Breastfeeding positions when you have a busted/bruised tailbone?

Breastfeeding positions when you have a busted/bruised tailbone? [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Oct 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Supporting spouse weight loss while maintaining own weight

How do I help support my husband with his diet while maintaining my own weight? [more inside]
posted by statsgirl on Sep 28, 2012 - 9 answers

What can Obamacare do for me?

I'm about two weeks away from the birth of my first child. I am emphatic about breastfeeding, but more importantly pumping breast milk for when I have to go back to work. Help me figure out the Affordable Health Care Act (crassly called Obamacare) and how I can get my hands on the necessary supplies and support that I'll need very, very soon. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Sep 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Baby/Toddler likes to bite mama while breastfeeding...what do we do?

Our lovely baby boy (11 months old, with two sharp and pointy bottom incisors with two more coming in on top) has started biting mama fairly regularly while breastfeeding over the past few days. What are some things we can do? [more inside]
posted by nosh, daven, shtup on Aug 22, 2012 - 27 answers

Breast discomfort

Aesthetic/comfort issues in the boobular region. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2012 - 17 answers

Why does a woman breastfeed a deer?

What is the meaning/story behind a statue of a woman breastfeeding a deer near the Taipei Zoo MRT station? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Jul 26, 2012 - 9 answers

How to wean?

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

How do I know if breastfeeding is right for us?

How do I decide if breastfeeding is the right choice? [more inside]
posted by Night_owl on Jun 5, 2012 - 67 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

What are the safest dental options for a missing front tooth while breastfeeding?

What are the safest dental options for a missing front tooth while breastfeeding? I am breastfeeding my infant son and I need to have get a dental implant or a bridge for a missing front tooth. I am considering delaying the procedure until he is done nursing -- at least 10 more months -- so that he is not exposed to anything toxic. [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on Apr 23, 2012 - 4 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

Articles whose authors' opinions are thatit's ok to smoke marijuana while breastfeeding?

I am looking for articles written by at least somewhat provably reputable that are advocating for the safety of occasional marijuana use during breastfeeding. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Apr 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Bridemaid Dress Alterations on the North Shore

Where in the North Shore area of Mass should I have a bridesmaid's dress altered? Difficulty: I am nursing still and need the dress to allow, ahem, access for my daughter. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Apr 7, 2012 - 4 answers

I swear I've seen Schoolhouse Rock.

How might I, as a layperson, get a bill/law introduced and passed in my state? [more inside]
posted by meggan on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Will my babies (toddlers) cope for 3 days without breastfeeding?

Will my babies (toddlers) cope for 3 days without breastfeeding? Will I accidentally wean them cold turkey? [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Apr 2, 2012 - 18 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

How can I get my 14-month-old son to go to sleep without nursing?

LactationFilter: help me decouple nursing and going to sleep for my almost-14-month-old son. Related: Help me keep my sanity! [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Jan 1, 2012 - 18 answers

Should I continue giving my baby breast milk, even if it's just a little?

Should I continue giving my baby breast milk, even if it's just a little? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Can weaning only affect my mood?

Can weaning feel like early pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 3 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

Food sensitivities and Breastfeeding

Do you have food sensitivities? Does/did your breastfed child have food sensitivities? I need to get up to speed quickly on how to eliminate dairy and wheat/gluten from my diet. Help! [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Aug 1, 2011 - 25 answers

Will my libido return when I stop breastfeeding?

My sex drive has completely vanished. Is it because I'm breastfeeding? If it's because I'm breastfeeding, will my libido return when my baby eventually weans? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Breastfeeding: Normal or Taboo?

What's the attitude of the general public like towards public breastfeeding where you live? [more inside]
posted by pick_the_flowers on Jun 2, 2011 - 20 answers

No cow prints.

I'm looking for recommendations for dressy, breastfeeding-friendly outfits to attend a wedding (or two!) in. [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Apr 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does breastfeeding hurt more in the afternoon?

Why is breastfeeding excruciating in the afternoon/early evening, but tolerable/comfortable at other times of the day? [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Mar 25, 2011 - 17 answers

I have a lot of pumping questions!

Questions about pumping (breastmilk, not gas or iron) [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Mar 9, 2011 - 18 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

When you know better, you do better. Pregnancy and Labor Version.

Whoa, boy! Or...girl? Newly pregnant. Very, very unexpected. Second kid. What do I differently with this pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 - 20 answers

How to feed my baby when I'm doped to the gills?

I'm having a minor medical procedure performed tomorrow. I'm to be given a number of painkilling drugs for the duration. Complication: I'm breastfeeding and kiddo hasn't ever taken a bottle. [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Dec 13, 2010 - 19 answers

Desperately seeking lactation consultant in Portland

Desperately seeking awesome lactation consultant in Portland [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Dec 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Encourage my 1-month-old baby to "suckle softer"

Is there anything we can do to help encourage my 1-month-old baby to "suckle softer"? [more inside]
posted by swafo on Dec 3, 2010 - 21 answers

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