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#1 of 8 Old 04-29-2003, 08:47 PM - Thread Starter
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Has MDC considered adding a separate board for nursing mamas who are TTC? It seems like there are a lot of us here at MDC!

I have trouble keeping up with the long thread we have going on this board, so I would really love to see a separate board! With a long thread, it's harder to post individual responses to other mamas' posts, too.

Any thoughts?
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Perhaps we need to start a new thread every month like the 2ww and waiting for O threads??

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Rube, I like the idea of a new one each month. That's a good idea. NWmama -- I understand that it can be quite overwhelming to jump in. There are a ton of entries.

NWmama -- The question you asked to the board, would proably be better as it's own thread. I'm sure some mamas here aren't nursing now, but do have experience with B-6 and Vitex. You always get more information when dealing with a specific qestion, if you post it to the whole TTC board. Edited to add: There is a thread right now with good info on it about B-6 and lengthening LP. Some applies to AF, too.

I'll go post on the nursing TTC thread to read this one. I think it's a good idea.

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either a seperate board or starting a new thread when the current one gets to say 20 replies or 30. That's a more managable # than what's currently there IMO..
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Starting a finding your tribe thread has been the pat answer I'd expect from the mods. Think that would work out well for you guys? Good luck ladies!
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I will gladly forward this on to Cynthia Mosher, but I wouldn't get your hopes up. I personally don't see the need for a separate board. Many of the concerns will be shared by both those who are breastfeeding and ttc and those who are simply ttc. I have been in both situations personally, so I feel for all of you. I agree that you should plan on starting a new thread once a month or so, or when the thread gets to a certain amount of pages. You could also post your questions by prefacing them with "Bfing/TTC -- your question here." That way, your fellow "tribal" members would know. We all pretty much know each others user ID's so I think that just seeing your name would let those in the same position know it's a bfing/ttc question.

While we are always open to ideas of new boards, we have to see a true need for a board. I think that in this situation we can happily harmonize on the same board since the intended goal is a baby.
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Hi mamas!

Our criteria is to demonstrate a need by starting a thread and keeping active, diverse conversation going about a subject that doesn't fit well into any existing forum.

But in this case I do agree with Beth in that the subject is so very intertwined with TTC that a separate board doesn't seem necessary. I think it can be comfortably hosted here without much confusion. I do understand the long thread issue - it can be a pain as I know all to well! Perhaps the better answer is as Beth suggested - preface the thread title to identify it as a BFing/TTC topic with your specific topic included in the title. That would serve the purpose and reduce the long thread reads.


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Thanks for the responses! I think the monthly threads will be great, and I like the ide of adding TTC/nursing at the top of threads posted to the main board. Thanks!!
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