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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-21-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By 1iberty
Baby had sleep issues right from the beginning-...

Baby had sleep issues right from the beginning- very problematic, although nothing structurally is wrong.  Also, he had severe colic problems, and a very painful eczema condition.  So it was quite...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-05-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By 1iberty
Yes, that's so!  So I guess I have to model how...

Yes, that's so!  So I guess I have to model how someone reacts when they are suddenly slapped in the face!  Lol!  But I also would like to walk him through what HE should be doing, when he feels...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-27-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By 1iberty
Baby Boy is 15 months old, and very intelligent...

Baby Boy is 15 months old, and very intelligent and verbal.  However, he seems to run with a full head of steam, and when he gets frustrated, it seems he is always already on the brink.  He loves to...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-08-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By 1iberty
Thank you so much- that's helpful.  The only...

Thank you so much- that's helpful.  The only thing is:  he doesn't yet know how to use a sippy cup, and definitely not a bottle.  I've tried different types, but he will only bite them, not suck. ...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-08-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By 1iberty
Baby is 11 months, and at meal times will cry...

Baby is 11 months, and at meal times will cry and act anxious if he doesn't get to taste some solid food.  However, when I have given him solids, he would get constipated and have discomfort and...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-04-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,398
Posted By 1iberty
Baby is 10 months, and 16 lbs, but we are small...

Baby is 10 months, and 16 lbs, but we are small statured parents, and my 9 year old is only 45lbs, so perhaps 16lbs is just right for this baby.  He's very healthy, but I'm not sure yet how to tell...
Forum: Allergies   06-09-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,119
Posted By 1iberty
Thanks kjbrown92,  could you please tell me:...

Thanks kjbrown92,  could you please tell me: what is an lgG/intolerance?
There is someone locally who does muscle testing, but does anyone have experience with that?  Does it really work, and how...
Forum: Allergies   06-08-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,119
Posted By 1iberty
I went to the dr, and the dermatologist, but...

I went to the dr, and the dermatologist, but both said it was unrelated to food/ allergies (and I don't feel convinced about that), and the derm. said to use the steroid cream as needed- but that...
Forum: Allergies   06-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,119
Posted By 1iberty
Thankyou deminc, yes, I have been watching for...

Thankyou deminc,
yes, I have been watching for triggers like a hawk!  : )  There are some I've figured out, like soaps, perfumes, chemicals (like the formaldehyde and flame retardants that are...
Forum: Allergies   06-07-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,119
Posted By 1iberty
deminc, is there a way to tell the difference...

deminc, is there a way to tell the difference between a flare-up with weepy swollen areas, and a persistent allergic reaction?  The rash is primarily on cheeks beside the mouth, and sometimes on...
Forum: Allergies   06-06-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By 1iberty
Dear baby has had bouts of severe weeping eczema...

Dear baby has had bouts of severe weeping eczema on face, and even tho the dermatologist said eczema is not related to diet at all, I suspect it could be worsened by certain foods because the eczema...
Forum: Allergies   06-03-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By 1iberty
We saw the dermatologist today about eczema, and...

We saw the dermatologist today about eczema, and he said that it is unrelated to diet.  However, the last 4 days I ate primarily millet, apples, and cucumbers, and baby's skin made vast...
Forum: Allergies   05-31-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,119
Posted By 1iberty
Is there an all natural product that is safe to...

Is there an all natural product that is safe to put on baby's face, in case he rubs it into his eyes or mouth?  I've been using coconut oil, cacao butter, shea butter etc., but there have been times...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-29-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By 1iberty
No, I don't eat any dairy at all, neither soy. ...

No, I don't eat any dairy at all, neither soy.  I only eat one ingredient foods.  ; )
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-29-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By 1iberty
I am hoping someone has some advice for me- baby...

I am hoping someone has some advice for me- baby has severe weeping eczema on his cheeks primarily.  We've seen improvement on his body in avoiding chemicals, soaps, etc.  I am thinking I've got to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By 1iberty
I was thinking about trying something like this,...

I was thinking about trying something like this, only out of desperation and not fixing on what else to do.  But it does sound like something that would only work with extreme consistency?  And what...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-07-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By 1iberty
I could really use advice on this too- but I...

I could really use advice on this too- but I noticed the part about your baby being so active etc., and what I've done with my son (who doesn't like to miss anything either) is to rock him to sleep...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-19-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By 1iberty
I bottle fed the first few days, then gradually...

I bottle fed the first few days, then gradually transitioned to BF.  I did have some problems with latch at the beginning, and with thrush, etc.  But it was very worth going through the difficulty...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-19-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By 1iberty
I had an oversupply problem when my baby was...

I had an oversupply problem when my baby was smaller.  He couldn't keep up with the spray of the milk, and oversupply meant that he was getting too much foremilk, and thus had gas pains etc.  It was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-01-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By 1iberty
I had a similar issue- what happened was that...

I had a similar issue- what happened was that any type of galactagogue (that's what the tea is- supposed to increase milk supply) would make me make too much FOREmilk.  So when baby would nurse, he...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-01-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By 1iberty
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I had an...

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I had an oversupply problem and thereby discovered that I had to avoid certain foods because they would really up my milk supply- maybe knowing this would help...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-28-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By 1iberty
Baby was waking very frequently due to colic...

Baby was waking very frequently due to colic symptoms, oversupply issues, and possibly because of being born two weeks early.  Now baby is six months old, and wants to continue nursing very...
Forum: Diapering   02-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,851
Posted By 1iberty
My sister got a wool blanket from the thrift...

My sister got a wool blanket from the thrift store to lay under baby and help absorb leaks.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-23-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By 1iberty
I was able to get it under control by pumping...

I was able to get it under control by pumping everything off, and then doing blockfeeding- where I feed baby twice on more on one side before switching.  I was engorged for a couple of days, but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-20-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By 1iberty
I've been eating raw vegan for several years,...

I've been eating raw vegan for several years, and have had oversupply issues while breastfeeding.  There seem to be foods that make it worse, such as spinach, and anything else purported to be a...
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