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post #41 of 1072
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Originally Posted by joynsyde View Post
I thought the European medical system was more enlightened than our American system?
When it comes to breastfeeding, this varies greatly depending on where in Europe you are. Scandinavia, for example, is very breastfeeding-friendly, while my impression is that France is not. (At least based on what friends who have lived there have told me.)
post #42 of 1072
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Originally Posted by hibiscus mum View Post
It's been a rough time so far with DS since he's such a different baby compared to DD. I don't know if he'd be classified as "high-needs" but he's definitely needier than DD was as a baby. At Christmas dinner, I gave DS some turkey and he was thoroughly enjoying it. My MIL said to him, "You're so much happier now that you're eating REAL FOOD, aren't you?"

I was like, "As opposed to the fake stuff coming out of my breasts?"

I don't think she meant to hurt my feelings, but it did sting a bit. Probably because it's true - he does seem happier these days.
My 10.5 month old loves to eat solids. I think that they just enjoy the new texture/flavor/sensory experience of the food. But you know who they always come to when they need a drink and comfort . Does he possibly have any mild food issues (food you eat) that may cause him to get a bit of an upset tummy after nursing? My LO isn't all that happy if I eat tomatoes, onion, banana, or citrus. And she is miserable if I eat any cow or sheep dairy.
post #43 of 1072
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Originally Posted by CorasMama View Post
Last night, in a chat with some of my friends, 3 of them decided to brainstorm "what Kate did wrong to cause her baby's omphalocele".
paaleeese.....

What a crock. I know you know that you didn't cause that. But I wanted to say it My DS was born with a hernia (not even the same class I know but work with me, it's a story) come to find out if it was anyone's "fault" it was his father's as they had matching hernias for a while! (DS's has since closed) My dad asked me what *I* had done while I was PG. I told him after I was done eating paint chips and skydiving I rolled around in used hypodermic needles. (or something like that it was a long time ago)
post #44 of 1072
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Originally Posted by joynsyde View Post
One time, one of the great-aunts, or someone I can't remember the exact relation, told us the story of her daughter who nursed her baby until he turned 1 year old, and afterward, her breasts "completely disappeared."
I couldn't help laughing, though I tried my hardest not to!
I thought the European medical system was more enlightened than our American system?
I know someone that that happened to... she didn't nurse for a year, though- maybe 8 months? She had not so much boobs before, and seriously practically no boobs after- like, did NOT need to wear a bra, ever. I dropped a cup size from my pre-baby size after I weaned my first. They plumped back up, though, eventually. Then I got pregnant again, and we're back on the rollercoaster.
post #45 of 1072
I was small-busted to begin with, but I definitely got smaller after having children. I used to joke that it was why I stopped at two kids....so my chest wouldn't become concave.
post #46 of 1072
I think my first DS was about 7 1/2 months old and two months into BLW/Baby Led Solids, when my sister (no kids) asked me when we were going to start him on baby food. (DS had just tucked into what we were having for dinner, and was eating quite a lot of it, as I recall.) I told her that we weren't planning to use baby food and that table foods were working out just fine, upon which she replied: "But the jars are so CUTE! I want to feed him."

Ummm...not a good enough reason to start the baby food, especially after he had been eating table foods for two months. I guess it's similar to people wanting to give the baby a bottle when the mother is breastfeeding.
post #47 of 1072
"Babies cry because they don't know what is good yet," from my mom when she was showing me how to bath my poor 1 month old DD (who was freaking out hysterically from being harshly scrubbed). I am *very* careful if/when I ask my mother for advice anymore.
post #48 of 1072
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Not stupid...more funny.

DS was crying (hungry, tired, the usual) and I was strapping him into the Ergo and a friend says, "Are you suffocating that baby?!?" DH was quick and replied, "Yep, deprive him of a little oxygen and he goes right to sleep."
post #49 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Heidi74 View Post
"But the jars are so CUTE! I want to feed him."
For awhile in high school it was a fad to use baby food for snacks. You'd keep several in your locker for a mid-afternoon nosh between classes. Got started by a gal who was used to taking tea in the afternoon.
post #50 of 1072
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Originally Posted by 2xy View Post
I was small-busted to begin with, but I definitely got smaller after having children. I used to joke that it was why I stopped at two kids....so my chest wouldn't become concave.
Am I the only one who got bigger after nursing? I was an A pre-DS, I had lovely C-cups when I was nursing (screw nutrition, I nursed for two years for the BOOBS! ), and now I have good solid B's. Maybe it was because I was kinda young (21) when I had DS? I'm looking forward to seeing what happens after the next kid - I'd love to have C's!
post #51 of 1072
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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
Not stupid...more funny.

DS was crying (hungry, tired, the usual) and I was strapping him into the Ergo and a friend says, "Are you suffocating that baby?!?" DH was quick and replied, "Yep, deprive him of a little oxygen and he goes right to sleep."
I just burst out laughing, thank your DH for that
post #52 of 1072
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Originally Posted by minkajane View Post
Am I the only one who got bigger after nursing? I was an A pre-DS, I had lovely C-cups when I was nursing (screw nutrition, I nursed for two years for the BOOBS! ), and now I have good solid B's. Maybe it was because I was kinda young (21) when I had DS? I'm looking forward to seeing what happens after the next kid - I'd love to have C's!
I went from C cups pre kids, to DDD cups after baby#4 weaned. Currently nursing baby#5.
post #53 of 1072
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Originally Posted by gbailey View Post
I still don't get why people are so perplexed by parents who choose not to give their DC juice and soda. They should be more shocked at the people who do give their kids that stuff at such a young age.

I am impressed your DD drinks water. My daughter still thinks water is for blowing bubbles but I try giving her some everyday. Sometimes she sips and sometimes she blows bubbles.
What's wrong with juice?
I started giving my dd juice when she was abt 8 or 9 months. Her fave was apple/carrot with a bit of celery, I have a juicer and we mainly make our own juice except for orange which we buy fresh squeezed from the farmers market.
post #54 of 1072
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Originally Posted by brownskinchinee View Post
What's wrong with juice?
I started giving my dd juice when she was abt 8 or 9 months. Her fave was apple/carrot with a bit of celery, I have a juicer and we mainly make our own juice except for orange which we buy fresh squeezed from the farmers market.
That's not what most kids get Apple juice, pasturized and sugared up, is the norm. It's the thing I hate the MOST about DS being in daycare.
post #55 of 1072
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Originally Posted by RunningMomTegan View Post
That's not what most kids get Apple juice, pasturized and sugared up, is the norm. It's the thing I hate the MOST about DS being in daycare.
We had the same problem at DS's daycare, plus they gave them lots of cow milk and I don't like DS to have it unless I know it doesn't have BGH and antibiotics. So I just brought it soy milk for him and requested that he have plain water with just a splash of juice. They were great about it. Most daycares will be good about stuff like that.
post #56 of 1072
And all juices (and most soups, sadly) have the problem of not requiring chewing so the digestive process isn't properly started before swallowing.Which is why juices should supplement eating solid foods rather than replace them.
post #57 of 1072
When Ds2 was around 12mths we were returning to the US and got pulled in for random security screening. So now we are waiting around and my 3 kids under 3 and a half are running around after being cooped up for so long! So after a while I pull out the boob to give my 1 yr old a drink. This security person, gets up and comes out from her office to ask me if I think my child is too old to be breastfeeding, since minutes ago he was "running" around with his siblings! Without missing a beat, I politely said that since there was no soda vending machine, that this was all I had. And her response was to nod her head, and offer to get him a soda???????!!!!!!!!!! Seriously....until that point it had not occured to me that anyone would offer a baby or toddler soda and he was my 3rd kid! Needless to say, she bumped me to the front of the line and threw me and my bad ass boobs out of her security screening area pronto!
post #58 of 1072
I love these threads!

I was visiting some friends over Christmas break and they asked me if I had had to spank my (13 month old!!) dd yet

I said no and they said they started spanking their kids at 10 months for "defiance" like sticking their fingers in outlets. My dd does that too, she thinks it's a great game. that's why we have outlet covers. I'm pretty sure she can't understand enough to be deliberately defiant at 10 months.

Then I was visiting someone else at the end of a weeklong trip and my dd hadn't slept well the night before and was just whiny and cranky (she is usually very good mannered and rarely fusses/cries). Since I knew she was so tired, I kept trying to think of other things I could give her to keep her attention.

The lady I was visiting just kept saying, "just let her cry, she'll be fine. don't worry, it doesn't bother me." as though I was only concerned that my dd's crying was affecting HER and not concerned about my dd
post #59 of 1072
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Originally Posted by kriket View Post
paaleeese.....

What a crock. I know you know that you didn't cause that. But I wanted to say it My DS was born with a hernia (not even the same class I know but work with me, it's a story) come to find out if it was anyone's "fault" it was his father's as they had matching hernias for a while! (DS's has since closed) My dad asked me what *I* had done while I was PG. I told him after I was done eating paint chips and skydiving I rolled around in used hypodermic needles. (or something like that it was a long time ago)
one of the charming dr's we saw while trying to have baby #2 (and going thru all our losses) actually told me after the 3rd miscarriage that it was my fault because i was still nursing my then 2 yr old. i couldn't believe that because they didn't know what caused it she woul dstoop to blaming me. we RAN from that practice after that!!!
post #60 of 1072
With regard to juice....

Yes, it's full of nutrients, but it's still liquid sugar. It's just as difficult on your system as soda....worse in some ways.

Read the section here regarding sugar and sweeteners. Quite interesting.
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