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I remember reading recently about a study out of a Dallas?? hospital that reported that 95% of serious invasive pneumococcal disease were caused by strains not covered by the vaccine. I also recall reading about a study that showed an increased carriage rate of Staph A. (possibly MRSA) in those who'd received pneumococcal vaccine. Sorry I don't have the reference off hand, but I bet you could find them with a bit of searching. What sealed the deal for me was some...
http://www.bchealthguide.org/immunization.stm - BC's immunization schedule http://www.vran.org/ - Cdn. organization...kind of anti-vaccine... http://www.bccdc.org/content.php?item=34#5 - Can do searches of reportable diseases incidences by month or year in BC.
My sister wasn't able to fly out for my wedding, and I completely understood because of the cost; however, she was able to visit at another time (when it wasn't as expensive to fly) and that worked out even better....because we had more time to spend with each other. Weddings are crazy busy and the amount of time you get to spend reconnecting with your friend would probably be limited anyway. Any reasonable person would understand your circumstances, and IMO a good...
KEYS!! More xpensive, but truly chemical-free (not just marketing gimmick) Check out this blog http://hornetmountain.typepad.com/ for some info about sunscreens. Can be purchased online in Canada at http://hornetmountain.co
dd is 14 months and wearing cloth diapers (motherease brand). We find the "Baby's Own" onsie (short sleeve) stretches enough to fit. (avail. at Wal Mart). She's still using the 12 mo (20 lb) size and she weighs 22-23 lbs and is 30-31" tall. The tag says Made in Canada, but the other side of tag says "St. Lawrence Textiles, CA"...not sure if that's to mean California or Canada.
We started out with a bassinette next to bed, but when hourly nightwaking began around 4-5 months, dd moved into our bed. As soon as my feet hit the floor i was wide awake - so i just started nursing her back to sleep in bed. But by 9 months i couldn't handle it any more...any movement would wake either one of us up, and dd was a bigtime tosser and turner. By the time I fell asleep, dd was waking again. I was so afraid that one more bad night of sleep would turn into a...
We've been doing fluoride varnish on 13 mo dd for past 3 months. Brushing with spry infant tooth gel now (xylitol). Randomized trials (sorry can't remember reference but I'm sure a google would find them) have shown that the fluoride varnish can help slow and halt decay that's already begun. We've had no progression of dd's tooth decay on ends of upper central incisors (which came in around 9 months with decay on ends) since starting the varnish once/month and a twice...
Ksenia, once again, I'm impressed by the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of your posts and research. I'm sorry this is such a difficult decision. If it's any help, I'll share my experience: My 13 mo dd is almost nightweaned (goes to bed at 7-730, nurses at 4 or 5 am and then back to sleep until 6ish. This is absolutely heavenly compared to how it used to be), and currently an acceptable comromise to the balance of sleep, ECC and not all out night-weaning. She...
I ditto the steam comment too, whatever you can do to help her breathe it safely. A vaporizor in bedroom may also help keep phlegm loose and moving out.
Thx for sharing! You've probably used this resource (you sound educated about iron) but just in case (and for others) www.kellymom.com has some interesting links to studies: E.g.: general info on iron supplementation and how it is rarely necessary the 1st yr of life, and how too much can actually be harmful (feeds bad bacteria in the intestines). Great resources on how to ensure nutrition maximizes iron absorption from food. Also...a link to a study that showed that...
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