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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-23-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By blake201
Hi all,   I'm not sure if I really need...

Hi all,
 
I'm not sure if I really need advice here, or more just sympathy. I haven't slept in a few days, so my story may be a bit garbled.
 
Anyway: my 26-month-old daughter had actually...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-03-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,324
Posted By blake201
Zombie mama of a 16-mo-old here! We moved...

Zombie mama of a 16-mo-old here!

We moved DD into her own room a few months ago because she kept kicking and punching us in her sleep and was nursing every 30 minutes sometimes. For a while it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-06-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By blake201
  My nursing philosophy has always been,...



My nursing philosophy has always been, within reason, to let my nursling nurse on cue for as long as she wants, whether that's for 5 minutes or an hour or two. But now she wants to nurse for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By blake201
I totally understand your reluctance. To your...

I totally understand your reluctance. To your question--would I do it?
 
Yes--I just did let my 14-month-old stay with my mother-in-law overnight while my husband and I went to a movie, restaurant...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-06-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,055
Posted By blake201
My 14-month-old daughter just gives this "a-hem"...

My 14-month-old daughter just gives this "a-hem" cough, twice, like an "excuse me" type cough--she's been doing that for a long time. Often accompanied by a firm tug on the shirt. Sometimes she adds...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-24-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
 Oh yes, yes, I do! I experienced extreme...


Oh yes, yes, I do! I experienced extreme breastfeeding pain, thrush, vasospasms, damaged nipples, etc... I had to pump for a week because my nipples were so sore nursing made me scream and cry...!...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-23-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
Hi APToddlerMama,   I'm not at all offended,...

Hi APToddlerMama,
 
I'm not at all offended, and I really appreciate your sympathy for my friend! Just to clarify, I gave her that AP advice as a list of ideas in response to her repeatedly ASKING...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-23-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
Thank you gemasita--this sounds a lot like what...

Thank you gemasita--this sounds a lot like what she is going through. If you don't mind I will anonymize your comments and email them to her... she might really appreciate it.
 
Quote:Originally...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-23-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
Thank you everyone again for your helpful...

Thank you everyone again for your helpful comments. matte, when I say "far away" I mean a few states away--a six-hour trip for me via Amtrak and car, and I don't have a car. I wish it was just...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
Thank you holothuroidea--I really appreciate you...

Thank you holothuroidea--I really appreciate you sharing your experience with this. I've been hospitalized for mental health issues briefly myself and I also worry that it doesn't help long-term......
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
Marissamom, I am worried about all the pumping,...

Marissamom, I am worried about all the pumping, too... (and I HATED pumping when I had to do it for four days to heal from severe nipple damage in the early weeks) but I know she so VERY badly wants...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
Her DH is GREAT and loves and supports her and...

Her DH is GREAT and loves and supports her and the baby very much... but I think he's a bit overwhelmed and he's only at home with her full-time for another two weeks. I looked it up and she does...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By blake201
I'm desperately trying to help a good friend of...

I'm desperately trying to help a good friend of mine who recently had a baby and is struggling with some severe postpartum issues, the biggest of which are (1) difficult breastfeeding and (2)...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-08-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By blake201
Thanks! I do worry about mastitis, as I've been...

Thanks! I do worry about mastitis, as I've been getting plugged ducts since I stopped pumping... I stopped gradually (cut back to once a day, then every other day, then none at all) but if she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-08-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By blake201
Thanks all--so I'm stopping pumping to see how...

Thanks all--so I'm stopping pumping to see how it goes. She nurses like crazy when she's around me during the day on weekends 
and in the evenings so I guess she makes up for those stretches...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-05-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By blake201
Do toddlers still need breast milk during the...

Do toddlers still need breast milk during the day if they're eating plenty of solids and getting lots of breastmilk in the evening and morning (and all night long, really)? In other words: can I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-29-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By blake201
Mamas, help me out--is it normal to ALWAYS BE...

Mamas, help me out--is it normal to ALWAYS BE STARVING when breastfeeding a 10-month-old? Anyone else like this?
 
Lately I feel hungry ALL the time. I've been ordering greasy Chinese takeout,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-14-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,764
Posted By blake201
I'm still hanging in here at almost 9 months......

I'm still hanging in here at almost 9 months... still having vasospasms, and my nipples are still pretty sore all the time, but it's just become uncomfortably normal. What is really challenging...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-08-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By blake201
Thanks everyone for your great responses! So...

Thanks everyone for your great responses! So last night I did indeed get in the tub with her and it was much better, if still quite difficult. She still kept standing up every minute or so (and I'd...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-07-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,764
Posted By blake201
How is everyone doing?   I just had another...

How is everyone doing?
 
I just had another sad untreatable-breastfeeding-pain moment. I have a freezer full of milk due to my oversupply and I don't really have room/need for all of it (it's just...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-07-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By blake201
(My 7 1/2-month-old daughter is not technically...

(My 7 1/2-month-old daughter is not technically a toddler though she is standing/cruising, but I'm posting this here as I'm hoping most of you have already solved this problem!)
 
Lately my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-31-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,764
Posted By blake201
Things are better now--back to the usual grimace...

Things are better now--back to the usual grimace level of pain, as opposed to the screaming crying level. I'm pretty sure it was a plugged duct, because it suddenly cleared up after I did all of the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-25-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,764
Posted By blake201
UGH! I don't know if it's a plugged duct or just...

UGH! I don't know if it's a plugged duct or just a result of a random chomp but my usual pain is suddenly MUCH MUCH worse in my left nipple than usual (bear in mind that there's ALWAYS a low to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,764
Posted By blake201
oh aphel, big hugs! we tried Diflucan too, to no...

oh aphel, big hugs! we tried Diflucan too, to no permanent effect. it was a real disappointment. :(
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-18-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,764
Posted By blake201
I was diagnosed first by my midwife, then by an...

I was diagnosed first by my midwife, then by an LC and a doctor who specializes in BF issues. My nipples were (are) an angry pink in contrast to their usual brownish shade. I also had a culture...
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