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We hope you're enjoying your time on CafeMom!

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by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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AnnaB837
by New Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I really need help finding a good lactatino consultant. I'm not breastfeeding well. Any ideas? Any recommendations? What if I need help with breastfeeding at night and the LC can't be there? Who has been through this. 

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Dec. 5, 2014 at 7:51 AM

 

 

Quoting AnnaB837:

I really need help finding a good lactatino consultant. I'm not breastfeeding well. Any ideas? Any recommendations? What if I need help with breastfeeding at night and the LC can't be there? Who has been through this. 

 

Hi,

Welcome to CafeMom!

You'll find members chatting and having conversations right on our groups by posting and replying to each other...please feel free to join in!

We think you may enjoy these groups:
Breastfeeding Moms
Advice for Moms

To see more of what CafeMom has to offer, here's a link to CafeMom's Featured Groups!

Please let us know if we can help with anything!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

 

 

BethWorthy
by New Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 2:22 AM

Yeah really I am enjoying here.

hugs

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Dec. 12, 2014 at 8:45 AM

 simple smileYay! We are glad to hear that!

Let  us know if you have any questions! We are happy to help!

Enjoy the group!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Quoting BethWorthy:

Yeah really I am enjoying here.

hugs

 

bunni43
by New Member on Jan. 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Thank You for having this it's great to have especially with all the abbreviation

Quoting Cafe Robin:

This list can always be found on the 1st page of The Newcomers Club in the The CafeMom Help Desk - Getting started on CafeMom post.Some Common AbbreviationsWRITING IN ALL CAPITALS - SHOUTINGBUMP - Bring Up My Post!  When someone posts "bump" in a reply to a post, they are bringing the whole thread to the top of the group so more people will see it.  The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added. AC = Adopted ChildAF = Aunt FloAP= Attachment ParentingATM = At the Moment AYT = Are You There BBL = Be Back Later BD = Baby Dancing BF = Boyfriend (also Best Friend, Breastfeeding or Breakfast, depending on context)BFN = Big Fat Negative BFP = Big Fat PositiveBIL = Brother-In-Law BL = Belly Laugh BM = Biological Mom, Birth Mom (also Bowel Movement, Breastmilk or Bridesmaid, depending on context)BRB = Be Right Back BTW = By The Way CIO = Crying It OutCM = CafeMom (can also mean Cervical Mucous)CYL = Catch Ya Later DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etcDDIL = Darling Daughter-in-LawDGC Darling GrandChildren or Darling GrandChildDF = Dear/Darling Fiance DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc DIKU = Do I Know You DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales) DSA = Direct Selling AssociationDW = Dear/Darling Wife (also Dishwasher, depending on context)EBF = Extended Breast FeedingETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To AddF2F = Face To Face FAQ = Frequently Asked Question FC = Foster ChildFIL = Father-In-Law FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (as in car seat)FTW = For The WinFWIW = For What It's WorthFX = Fingers Crossed GF = Girl Friend HTH = Hope That Helps IKWYM = I Know What You Mean IM = Instant Message IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion IRL = In Real Life ISO = In Search Of ITA = I Totally AgreeJK = Just Kidding JMO = Just My Opinion/ObservationJUD = Jumping Up And DownKWIM = Know What I MeanLMAO = Laughing My A$$ OffLMBO = Laughing My Butt OffLO = Little OneLOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs MB = Message Board MD = Meltdown MIL = Mother-In-Law MIS/DS = Moms In Sales Direct SellingMM = Military Mom NAD = Nursing At DeskNAK = Nursing At KeyboardOIC = Oh I See OMG = Oh My GoshOP = Original PosterOPK = Ovulation Predictor KitOT = Off Topic OTOH = On The Other Hand PIOG = Posted In Other GroupsPITA = Pain In The AcronymsPM = Private MessagePOV = Point Of View PP = Previous PosterPTMM = Please Tell Me More RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of KindnessRE = Rolling EyesROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)SD = Step DaughterSFAG = Stolen From Another GroupSIL = Sister-In-Law SMH = Shaking My HeadSO = Significant Other S/O = Spin-offSD = Step Daughter (or Step Dad)SM = Step MomSS = Step SonSTBX = Soon To Be ExTIA = Thanks In Advance TFS = Thanks for SharingTMI = Too Much Information TOM = Time Of The Month TTC = Trying To Conceive TTYL = Talk To You Later TY/TYVM = Thank You /Thank You Very MuchWAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)WB = Welcome Back WTG = Way To GoWTH = What The HeckYW/YVW = You're Welcome/You're Very Welcome 


 

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Jan. 3, 2015 at 9:06 AM
 Thank You for having this it's great to have especially with all the abbreviation
Quoting Cafe Robin:

This list can always be found on the 1st page of The Newcomers Club in the The CafeMom Help Desk - Getting started on CafeMom post.Some Common AbbreviationsWRITING IN ALL CAPITALS - SHOUTINGBUMP - Bring Up My Post!  When someone posts "bump" in a reply to a post, they are bringing the whole thread to the top of the group so more people will see it.  The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added. AC = Adopted ChildAF = Aunt FloAP= Attachment ParentingATM = At the Moment AYT = Are You There BBL = Be Back Later BD = Baby Dancing BF = Boyfriend (also Best Friend, Breastfeeding or Breakfast, depending on context)BFN = Big Fat Negative BFP = Big Fat PositiveBIL = Brother-In-Law BL = Belly Laugh BM = Biological Mom, Birth Mom (also Bowel Movement, Breastmilk or Bridesmaid, depending on context)BRB = Be Right Back BTW = By The Way CIO = Crying It OutCM = CafeMom (can also mean Cervical Mucous)CYL = Catch Ya Later DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etcDDIL = Darling Daughter-in-LawDGC Darling GrandChildren or Darling GrandChildDF = Dear/Darling Fiance DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc DIKU = Do I Know You DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales) DSA = Direct Selling AssociationDW = Dear/Darling Wife (also Dishwasher, depending on context)EBF = Extended Breast FeedingETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To AddF2F = Face To Face FAQ = Frequently Asked Question FC = Foster ChildFIL = Father-In-Law FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (as in car seat)FTW = For The WinFWIW = For What It's WorthFX = Fingers Crossed GF = Girl Friend HTH = Hope That Helps IKWYM = I Know What You Mean IM = Instant Message IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion IRL = In Real Life ISO = In Search Of ITA = I Totally AgreeJK = Just Kidding JMO = Just My Opinion/ObservationJUD = Jumping Up And DownKWIM = Know What I MeanLMAO = Laughing My A$$ OffLMBO = Laughing My Butt OffLO = Little OneLOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs MB = Message Board MD = Meltdown MIL = Mother-In-Law MIS/DS = Moms In Sales Direct SellingMM = Military Mom NAD = Nursing At DeskNAK = Nursing At KeyboardOIC = Oh I See OMG = Oh My GoshOP = Original PosterOPK = Ovulation Predictor KitOT = Off Topic OTOH = On The Other Hand PIOG = Posted In Other GroupsPITA = Pain In The AcronymsPM = Private MessagePOV = Point Of View PP = Previous PosterPTMM = Please Tell Me More RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of KindnessRE = Rolling EyesROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)SD = Step DaughterSFAG = Stolen From Another GroupSIL = Sister-In-Law SMH = Shaking My HeadSO = Significant Other S/O = Spin-offSD = Step Daughter (or Step Dad)SM = Step MomSS = Step SonSTBX = Soon To Be ExTIA = Thanks In Advance TFS = Thanks for SharingTMI = Too Much Information TOM = Time Of The Month TTC = Trying To Conceive TTYL = Talk To You Later TY/TYVM = Thank You /Thank You Very MuchWAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)WB = Welcome Back WTG = Way To GoWTH = What The HeckYW/YVW = You're Welcome/You're Very Welcome 


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We are glad you find it helpful.

The CafeMom Admin Team

Janni77
by New Member on Jan. 25, 2015 at 11:54 PM

I'm looking to reply to Rebecca Quade ( Becky ) of Huntsville .\, AL, but I can't find her on the site now that I've registered.


Janni77

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Jan. 26, 2015 at 7:20 AM

 

Quoting Janni77:

I'm looking to reply to Rebecca Quade ( Becky ) of Huntsville .\, AL, but I can't find her on the site now that I've registered.

 

Janni77

Hi,

This info can always be found in the CafeMom FAQs.

On the right, in green links, you will find the Mom Search.

Find Other Moms

Let us know if you have any other questions. We're always happy to help!

Thank you for being a member of CafeMom!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

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