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EVILSNORKELLADY
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2/11/05 4:59 P

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Drink beer... beer is food.

*sits back and sips a Sam Adams, puffs on a ciggie, shoots up some heroin, and enjoys all the things that not being pregnant has to offer.... except this dang pain in my pants*


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KARA76
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2/11/05 4:44 P

 
 
Thanks for all the input everyone. I'm so worried about not being able to BF once she gets here. It's nice to know all this extra info just in case it doesn't go well- I don't want to just give up if it doesn't work.

Kara

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2/11/05 4:42 P

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Good luck - and no matter what your decision I hope all goes well!!!!
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PEKINGESE
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2/10/05 5:09 P

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Thank you kelly for the input. Right now, I am just hoping to breastfeed my baby.


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PEKINGESE
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2/10/05 2:40 P

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A beer might make me sleepy, so it would be perfect if I go to sleep the baby would go to sleep too!! Just kidding


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2/10/05 2:32 P

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Kara - someone also told me that beer stimulates lactation, however, it will make baby sleepy.

There is an old Polish trick that we pass on to each other that WORKS very well. Red Rose Tea with Milk. I have no idea why, but that works like magic!! It can be decaf, but just plain red rose tea with milk.




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2/9/05 11:48 P

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My friend's sister is a pediatrician and she told me that when I start breastfeeding if I'm having problems to have a beer or glass of wine to help in the let down process. She said beer is better at helping this along. Her opinion was that one beer was enough to help things along and not too much to affect baby. Just her opinion...everyone's is different.


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2/9/05 9:23 P

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I dont like Beer. Unless it is 200 degrees outside and the beer is so cold it forms ice on the mug... However I have not had one in over a year and right now it is making me salivate...

Weird!

I am leaky already, hopefully that means I wont have issues...


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2/9/05 5:38 P

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LOL Trish I was laughing over taking it with Marshmallow. Herbs and Marshmallows YUM!


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TRYSHBA
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2/9/05 3:57 P

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Fenugreek is how it's spelled. The only thing with that though, is it'll dry out your sinuses.

I'm tellin yah...Blessed Thistle is the way to go.

My herbalist's handbook has for usage for this herb:

Used to Strengthen the liver and digestive system, 2 capsules two times a day. Also taken by nursing mothers to enrich breast milk(combine with marshmallow for this purpose). It has similar properties to the widely publisized milk thistle. It helps inprove liver function and fat metabolism. Another use for this herb is in settling digestive problems such as hiatus hernia, regurgitation of bile and hiccups. This herb has hepatoprotective and detoxifying qualities similar to the more popular milk thistle.It has been used to treat hepatitis and jaundice. A poultice of blessed thistle can help with breast inflamation and swelling, or clogged ducts in nursing mothers.

Warnings: No known warnings

*Also, when marshmallow is referenced, it's an herbal form, not the puffed variation, lol.*



-Trish

Edited by: TRYSHBA at: 2/9/2005 (16:08)


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RACHELDG
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2/9/05 3:50 P

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I've always heard to drink plenty of water, eat oatmeal every morning and take a supplement called phenogreek (or something like that).


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With my DD #3 I was under major stress and needed to up my supply as it was decreasing rapidly due to stress. I had to go to the health food store and buy a can of Brewers Yeast. The yeast used in making Beer. It was nasty but it seemed to do the job. I mixed it in with all kinds of things hoping to get it down and keep it down.

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PEKINGESE
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2/9/05 3:16 P

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I think barleyis what it's malted, after fermentation it produces a heavy starch. That's why beer is so high in carbohidrates.


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OWENS_MAMA
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2/9/05 3:00 P

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I heard malt o meal helps too. I dont know if its true or not though.


My name- Kady

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Born April 4th 2005

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PEKINGESE
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2/9/05 2:56 P

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I think it's some of the cereal grains (barley) that are used to brew the beer. It's the same one that makes the belly grow.

Edited by: PEKINGESE at: 2/9/2005 (14:57)


- Imelda.
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KARA76
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2/9/05 2:47 P

 
 
I'm not due until May, but I was just curious about it. Does anyone know what is actually in the beer that is supposed to help, if it's something also found in the non-alcoholic kind it would be good to know.

Kara

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2/9/05 2:33 P

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Hello Kara,

Keep in mind that any alcohol you consume will be passed through to the baby. It is a small amount, but it does go through.

Are you having problems with your Milk supply?

Samantha

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EVILSNORKELLADY
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2/9/05 2:21 P

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I have heard of that..... can't hurt! There are other herbs and such that can help stimulate it as well, but nothing more fun than a beer.


Cary Hendrix
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KARA76
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2/9/05 2:16 P

 
 
Anyone ever head of this? I was just talking with my sister (a pharmacy tech.) yesterday and she was telling me that a pharmacist she works with told her this- she didn't specify quantiy or frequency. She said while she was in the hospital she was having problems lactating so she got her hubby to sneak a beer in and it got her going again.

Kara


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