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Hi all, I have a little boy about to be 3 years old in July. We are attachment parents, so I'm looking for a school that has a bent toward taking each child's individual needs into account. I know every parent thinks their child is special or different, so this probably sounds arrogant at best, but my son truly is noticeably different than the other kids in his My Gym class or his little music class. Parents and instructors comment on his personality all the time....
Thanks mommas for all the advice!   Just to give you an update, I'm 5-1/2 weeks pregnant now. I love the Fertility Awareness Method from the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." It helped me know exactly when I was fertile and we conceived after I only had 2 postpartum periods!    Woohoo! The journey begins again...
Thank you all for you insight and support. I saw my family doctor today and had a couple blood tests and urine tests that turned up normal and showed "strong positive" on my pregnancy test. Then I had an ultrasound and ruled out tubal pregnancy and miscarriage.   It's still to early to see our little peanut, but we saw the "sac within the sac" (aka, the yoke sac within the uterus). That's as good of news as we can get at this point. And I have another appointment...
I am so glad we had a doula for our first. I'm pregnant with our second and have already hired the same doula for that birth as well. We had our first at a hospital with a certified nurse midwifery program, so I had a completely unmedicated birth experience that was beautiful and powerful. My husband, doula and midwife worked as an amazing team around me to make that happen.   The following are some of the questions we asked that I can remember:   1. What she...
Hmmm, I've never heard that protein is bad for breastmilk.   I can tell you that I'm still nursing my 2-year-old and I'm 5-1/2 weeks pregnant and I'm craving protein like crazy!   I don't love meat, but I am eating a good bit of chicken right now. Egg yolks, too...lots of egg yolks. For on-the-go protein, I like to eat hemp seeds or almonds by the hand-full. And I love black beans, garbanzo beans, and lentils. I also put 2 heaping tablespoons of pea protein on my...
First let me say I know every woman's body is different and pregnancy symptoms manifest in countless different ways for every momma.   But yesterday I had a few weird, scary symptoms that I want to ask about.   A few details: I'm 5 1/2 weeks pregnant with my second child and I'm still breastfeeding my 2-year-old son. Also, I've had a minor cold for the past week...lots of coughing and congestion.   1. When I woke up yesterday morning, I felt achy all...
I used the nipple shield with my son (who is two years old now) until he was eight weeks old. I too wanted to stop using the nipple shield as soon as possible, but it was tricky because of my anatomy more than his mouth or latch.   Do you have a lactation consultant, midwife, doula, pediatrician or Le Leche League leader offering you any support or input on the issue? Has anyone definitely said it's your child's latch that's not right?   The reason I ask is...
My heart goes out to you. I don't know that my breastfed 2-year-old son has any food allergies, intolerances or sensitivities, but I do. So, since he was born, I have strictly avoided wheat, gluten, dairy, corn and peanuts. It is tough because my issues are more intolerances and sensitivities, not full-blown allergies. But I haven't wanted to cause him any dietary trouble, so I've really steered clear of all those ingredients.   It is SO hard, as a momma who wears so...
    Thank you so much for your story. I must admit, I am overwhelmed by the thought of tandem nursing too. But I am already emotionally preparing for it because my little man is still nursing anywhere from 6-12 times a day. I don't foresee him weaning in the next eight months. And I think when he sees a little brother or sister nursing in eight months from now, he'll hop right back on even if he does wean!
    Thank you so much for sharing your story and this info. Very encouraging and has helped me not feel freaked out when nursing my son.   Peace...
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