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    17th April 2014, 07:10 AM
    Yes I certainly second sunnymumof5's advice above. Please do get in touch with LLL or your local breastfeeding support group or a lactation...
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    17th April 2014, 07:02 AM
    I say yay! As long as you are comfortable with it, I think it's a great way to celebrate your amazing, beautiful body. LJ
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    17th April 2014, 05:19 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Hi everyone! in Introductions
    Hi maryabonita, Hello and welcome to the forum - it's wonderful to have you join us here. Yes parenting is certainly an ongoing journey in my...
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    17th April 2014, 05:16 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Injured breasts in Breastfeeding
    I'm so pleased you saw your doctor and are getting the right treatment for mastitis. Yes that's right it's really important that the breast is fully...
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    17th April 2014, 05:15 AM
    Dear Kim, Yes I do think it should still be possible and, moreover, would hopefully give your baby the best start to a healthy diet with...
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    17th April 2014, 05:10 AM
    I think that would be wise. Wishing you all the best, LJ
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    17th April 2014, 05:09 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Delivery Method in Ask the Midwife
    Dear LuckyM, You are welcome. Yes you are right; because of the risks a c-section is only recommended when strictly medically necessary. ...
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    17th April 2014, 05:08 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Voracious Bub! in Breastfeeding
    You are most welcome. Do let me know how things progress. Warm wishes, LJ
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    17th April 2014, 05:07 AM
    Dear Tina, Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum - it's great to have you join us here. From age 35 years onward, a woman's...
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    15th April 2014, 06:26 AM
    Dear LuckyM, I think you will find this previous forum discussion helpful: Is there anything I can do to help me conceive a boy? Warm wishes,...
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    15th April 2014, 06:22 AM
    So you have sickle cell trait but not sickle cell disease? I assume then that you were tested for this already and this is how you know you have this...
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    15th April 2014, 06:18 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Delivery Method in Ask the Midwife
    Dear LuckyM, I'm sorry to hear that it sounds like your friend did not have a positive birth experience. This is a great shame. The average...
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    15th April 2014, 04:42 AM
    Dear LuckyM, A baby can only be born with sickle cell disease if both parents carry this disease (note that it is possible to carry the disease...
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    15th April 2014, 04:35 AM
    Dear LuckyM, Thank you for your question. Breastmilk is made ready for the baby during the second trimester of pregnancy. It is normal to leak...
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    14th April 2014, 09:18 AM
    Hello, In terms of overall exercise levels in pregnancy it is advised to continue exercising at a level similar to your pre-pregnancy level...
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    14th April 2014, 05:17 AM
    Here on the Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond forum we often talk about Preconception Care. We have a helpful article written by our resident midwife Jane...
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    14th April 2014, 04:58 AM
    Dear kimdaycin, Do have a look at the book because I think it will help to reassure you. Which specific allergies are on your side of the...
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    14th April 2014, 04:53 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Voracious Bub! in Breastfeeding
    Hi, Most children stop this way of exploring things once they are able to explore in other ways (through crawling and with fine motor skills etc)....
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    14th April 2014, 04:18 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Injured breasts in Breastfeeding
    Hi, I'm sorry you are still uncomfortable - yes I would see your doctor if it is hurting when you are feeding. Warm wishes, LJ
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    13th April 2014, 06:59 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread overweight in Ask the Midwife
    Dear wishingstar, Thank you for your question. Being overweight does not mean that you will not be able to conceive but it does mean that you...
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    13th April 2014, 06:54 AM
    Dear wishingstar, There are lifestyle factors which can cause infertility, both in men and women. However, there are also infertility problems...
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    13th April 2014, 06:45 AM
    Dear wishingstar, Thank you for your question. Really it depends on the cause of the infertility as to the treatment and the chance of...
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    13th April 2014, 06:41 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Injured breasts in Breastfeeding
    Hi, Ouch! I'm sorry to hear that. Yes it is still safe to continue to breastfeed. Does it hurt more when you feed? It does sound more...
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    13th April 2014, 05:11 AM
    Hi Doriza, Thanks for your reply. Yes at 21 weeks the ultrasound sex prediction should be very accurate. I hope you enjoy bonding with...
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    13th April 2014, 05:09 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Voracious Bub! in Breastfeeding
    Hello, If he is gaining weight well and filling his nappy regularly then I really would not be concerned. Is he generally happy? Another...
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    13th April 2014, 05:03 AM
    Hello, I'm glad that factsheet is helpful to you. Nipple confusion really only occurs if you offer artificial teats (bottles or dummies) when...
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    12th April 2014, 05:41 AM
    Dear Susannah, Thank you for your question. Whilst I don't have any personal experience of trying to conceive twins I do remember that we had this...
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    12th April 2014, 05:38 AM
    Dear aejaethemum, I'm so sorry to hear how you are feeling. It sounds like you have tried to do the best for your son; and this meant that you had...
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    12th April 2014, 12:09 AM
    ljmarsden replied to a thread Voracious Bub! in Breastfeeding
    Dear kimdamycin, I have a few thoughts on your post. The first is that I think you said in a previous post that your son is around 4 months old....
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    12th April 2014, 12:02 AM
    Dear Teenmotherof3, Welcome to the Pregnancy, Birth and beyond forum! Congratulations on your pregnancy! The sex prediction at an ultrasound...
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