6/12/12 at 10:05am
Posts by rtjunker
6/11/12 at 1:41pm
It sounds like you're just having pp bleeding, which can start again even after it's stopped. If you've been active or lifting heavy things, I'd take it easier. Keep an eye, if you pass any large clots call your Dr. , but it's probably nothing to worry about.
5/29/12 at 8:24pm
- Forum: Life With a Baby
When the doctor asks us how often we feed, I say every 1.5 to 3 hours, with a longer stretch at night when she's sleeping. I have no real idea how often she nurses, it changes frequently depending on what's going on developmentally, whether we're out and about and she's too distracted to eat, whether she's in the midst of a growth spurt, and what time of day it is. Lately she's been attached to the breast for what seems like hours in the early morning until we wake up...
5/29/12 at 9:18am
I have a shower head with a hose, so that I can use it as a sprayer. When I don't feel like doing the bath with me routine, I put a towel on the bottom of the tub, lay DD down, and give her a baby hose down. I wash her, and then just spray her off. It only takes a few minutes, and she gets all clean.
5/26/12 at 8:12pm
I'm a fairly relaxed new mama, but I wouldn't worry too much. If the kids show any signs or symptoms of poisoning, or develop a rash, there may be cause for concern. As it is, there is little you can do about their possible exposure to the toxins from whatever weed killer he was spraying,most have some toxic ingredients. You responded quickly and washed off what you could. Also it being a few days after the neighbor sprayed is probably better than if it had happened the...
5/22/12 at 9:26am
I haven't been there, but I'd like to offer my support and encouragement. Many women are able to EBF after breast cancer, and reconstructive surgeries, plus you'd get the added benefit of fighting breast cancer by breastfeeding. Studies have shown a decreased risk of breast cancer for breastfeeding moms. It also sounds like your Mom may be speaking from a sense of guilt or defending her own feeding decisions, so maybe try not to take it all to heart. (Believe me, I...
5/21/12 at 11:36pm
3-4 hours between feedings may be part of the problem. My now almost 5 month old nursed far more frequently than that at two months, probably closer to every 1.5-2 hours, but every baby is different so it's most important to pay attention to your LO and figure out what works for you and her. Is there a reason you're only feeding every 3-4 hours? If so, please ignore any unwanted advice. I know the general recommendation is that a newborn should be fed 8-12 times...
5/20/12 at 6:56am
5/19/12 at 11:37am
I've used bleach on all my diapers, prefolds, covers, pockets (BumGenius, FuzziBunz, etc). In my old top loader, I add up to 1/4 cup bleach and detergent. After bleaching and washing I run a couple full hot washes to rinse completely until I see no suds in the water. I would also separate the prefolds from the covers and pockets, and do disinfecting washes on each batch. If possible then hang covers and pockets outside in sun, which will also help kill any bacteria.
5/19/12 at 8:38am
It also sounds like you need to disinfect all your cloth diapers, once you've gotten the yeast rash under control, unless you get it out of the diapers it'll keep coming back. I've purchased most of my cloth used, before use I stripped with dawn, and used bleach and tea tree oil, followed by a few full hot wash cycles until I could see no suds. Since buying used I wasn't worried about warranties on the diapers, so I had no problem bleaching. I figure it's worth it to...