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I have breastfed my daughter since the day she was born. I originally wanted to exclusively pump and give her breast milk in a bottle. The doctors in the hospital told me not to introduce the bottle until 4 weeks to avoid nipple confusion so i listened to their advice. As soon as the she turned 4 weeks i tried to gi...

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Sticky eyes

Anyone else’s baby suffering from gunky eyes? My little girls are so bad, we’re currently on our third lot of antibiotic eye drops and I just feel so miserable like there’s no end in sight. Her eyes completely clear up with the eye drops (or they did the first two times…) and I get to see my beautiful baby for a lit...

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Breast pump

I was going to wait until baby was here and ensure I could breastfeed before getting a pump, however the baby sale event is on in boots and there are some with some good discounts! I have no idea which pump to get though! Can anyone recommend from previous experience which pumps are good? Looking for a hands free ...

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Breastfeeding at night

Anyone else find baby is annoying to feed at night? During night feeds my baby is so frantic, on and off the boob, cries out, appears to struggle to latch/find the nipple. I don’t have any of that during the day. Finding it not make night feeds enjoyable and wanting to resort to bottle.

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Uncomfortable Breastfeeding

Did any other mom try to breast-feed but feel uncomfortable by it. I’m not talking about the position or the baby sucking on the nipple too hard. I’m talking about just feeling like you wanna crawl out of your skin. I feel like my boobs are a sexual part of my body & it makes me uncomfortable! I wanted to try becaus...

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Any tips on milk production?

I’m 6 weeks pp today and the last three weeks, my milk has been getting less and less in volume. When my milk first came in, I was getting 8 oz (combined) at a time. Then it started drying up ig because now I’m lucky to get an ounce after 20 minutes of pumping. I’ve tried lactation pills and I’m not seeing much dif...

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Positive breast feeding stories

Can anyone please share positive breast feeding stories? Does it get easier (the latch, the pain, engorgement, clogged ducts/mastitis etc)? And if so, when did it get easier for you?

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Just drank a plan b

How long should I wait to breast feed

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Almond milk

My milk dries up around my period. I wanted to replace one bottle with almond milk or add to it for any ounces I fall short . Can babies have that? M little one is 11 months.

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Blocked milk duct

Anyone else had this? I’ve got 3 different pumps but cannot get it cleared. I’m in agony with it! Can’t put any pressure on it, only getting half an oz of milk every time. Any suggestions!?

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Anyone using a pump for colostrum?

My midwife said I could use a pump to collect it but I know many people on here said not to so I haven’t as of yet. My colostrum does seem to be quite thin so I don’t think I’d get stuck in the pump but what are your opinions?

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Accidentally ebf and really want some freedom!

Don’t get me wrong I’m very grateful we’re doing this but I really didn’t intend on exclusively breastfeeding!! I wish I hadn’t listened to everyone early on who said not to introduce a bottle due to ‘nipple confusion’ cos now I’ve started trying to introduce one and she’s having absolutely none of it!!! We’ve tried...

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Can breastfeeding moms use Retinol?

I have been breastfeeding my daughter for one and half years. Is it okay to use Retinol or other skincare ? Coz my skin is breaking out it’s been 2+ years I never used products like retinol that harm the baby. What you guys do to manage your skin as a breastfeeding mum??

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nipple confusion

my baby girl is 4 weeks and i’ve been exclusively breast feeding. i’ve been waiting to introduce a bottle until after 6 weeks because of nipple confusion. i’m exhausted and need. a break but i’m worried it will mess with her ability to latch. i only want to introduce a bottle so i can have a night off every once in ...

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Mom Guilt

Soo I recently ended my breastfeeding/pumping journey. Long story short i was primarily pumping and bottle feeding. For a couple weeks I started really struggling with postpartum depression & lost my rhythm with pumping. Good news is the ppd passed & I came out feeling much better. Bad news is my milk supply took ...

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Not drinking breast milk in the bottle at Day care

Hi all, my LO recently started day care a week ago and she has been refusing to drink her milk in the bottle. She still takes the breast. When she was home with my mother in law she would empty 3 bottles for the day. When she gets home she would drink from the bottle with someone else. Any advice or tips? I would re...

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