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I hesitate to respond to this, but now I figure that others have already posted wise words concerning an exceptionally beautiful philosophy of childrearing, you'll be able to take my thoughts with a grain of salt. Everyone's situation is different, but there are things that I wish I'd known about ten years ago...   (I originally posted a similar comment to a thread on the WAPF chapterleader's list, but it is still relevant here, I think...) I was raised by a couple of...
I will just echo: posterior tongue tie. Now that I know a tiny bit more, I can't believe that for five weeks, I nursed my third child and had no idea why it hurt so badly. It was awful, terrible, horrible pain! My neighbor came running into our bedroom at 3am because I was screaming so loudly, in agony. And the baby wasn't getting enough to eat. And after two tongue tie surgeries (one with Dr. Kotlow), she still couldn't nurse.   I was pumping round the clock, and...
I hesitate to respond to this, but now I figure that others have already posted wise words concerning an exceptionally beautiful philosophy of childrearing, so you'll be able to take my thoughts with a grain of salt. Everyone's situation is different, but there are things that I wish I'd known about eight years ago... I was raised by a couple of not-quite-ex-hippies, the oldest in a family of five kids. We were all unschooled a la John Holt: we had exceptional freedom...
I ate (some of) my placenta raw after my son was born 20 months ago. My midwife told us about how it might help prevent ppd, and my DH blended some up with juice since it seemed best to eat it raw. It wasn't the tastiest thing, but in retrospect I wish I'd downed more of it! It seems like many other animals eat it, and there must be some reason. I didn't exactly escape the depression, but who knows--maybe it would have been worse if I hadn't eaten it.
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