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On the one hand, your daughter would possibly get really upset if you took the toys away (not necessarily "far reaching" consequences into your relationship, but unpleasant in the short while). And yes, they ARE your daughter's gifts. Whether they are pornographic is subjective (I consider them an unreasonable expectation of the female body, a half-baked male fantasy, and therefore borderline pornographic). On the other hand, it's OUR job to sometimes be unpopular and...
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Just to clarify, part of the reason why I asked the original question is because I don't know if DD is getting enough lately, and if there is some sign I should be looking for. I feel like her weight gain has been adequate, but I don't know how really "full" she is lately. I really didn't ask to challenge anyone (though answers have been civil and informative.)
I am a writer for this website. We are featuring an article on NIP. I didn't write it. It's a Point-Counterpoint, but I think one of the "points" was facetious. www.southcoast247.com ETA: Click on the "Mother Suckers" article.
Thanks for the responses. Quote: Originally Posted by MaryJaneLouise Some of the most common reasons for low supply / supplementation are: WOHM who don't respond well to the pump. Being told not to bf more often than 3-4 hours. Breast reduction surgery. Multiple births. Dad wants to feed / bond. Doctor says so / is (ab)using the wrong growth percentile chart. Premature births PCOS Insufficient glandular tissue. Thyroid problems. And more...
I know so many people IRL who either breastfeed or have breastfed, but they say they had to supplement. I was bullied into supplementing a bottle of formula a day until DD was about 2 months - then I decided that a bottle was going to lead to 2 or 3 and so on. So I cut out the supplementation. DD's weight gain isn't fabulous, but it's adequate and she has hit all the milestones with a big smile on her face. So why do so many people supplement and how do they know how much...
Quote: Originally Posted by nancy926 Sorry, I know this is OT but it bothers me that in a place where people are supposed to be open minded to other ways of living outside the mainstream, that people still believe the only good mom is a stay-at-home mom, and that the father doesn't even factor into a family. Precisely. It really ticked me off that someone would argue with me over the fact that women making 6 figures is advancement. I think that...
Reviving for the sake of this article (which hopefully hasn't already been posted on MDC.) http://www.slate.com/id/2172705/nav/tap1/
If he's willing to nurse, just keep offering him the breast (ETA: in hopes that your supply will eventually recover), but if not, I think goat's milk is a good option. I would buy goat's milk if it's available, and if not, I'd buy organic cow's milk (whole). I just don't trust formula companies.
Quote: Originally Posted by althara I've been feeling uterine flutters for a few days and highly doubt I am pregnant. I will be getting an otc test in the next few days to make sure. Have any of you experienced uterine flutters when not pg? OMG!! So that's what it is!! I thought I was going crazy (well, crazier )...
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