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Forum: Life With a Baby   01-20-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By my3beasties
Well, I'm a (mostly) work at home mom of 4...DH...

Well, I'm a (mostly) work at home mom of 4...DH and I run a fine dining restaurant, I do event coordination & marketing from home, and manage 2 nights a week. We tried to homeschool, but DS1 is just...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-19-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 63
Posted By my3beasties
I had both IV sedatives and an epidural with my...

I had both IV sedatives and an epidural with my DS1, plus unnecessary induction with a posterior baby ("sunny side up")...he had an awful time latching on for 3 weeks! I think there's something to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-19-2015, 08:30 AM
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Views: 28
Posted By my3beasties
First of all, hugs!! :hug I had a similar...

First of all, hugs!! :hug I had a similar problem with DD2 recently, the only way I could get her back to the breast was to use a Supplemental Nursing System ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-05-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By my3beasties
Better and better each day! :thumb 2nd day where...

Better and better each day! :thumb 2nd day where she didn't want a bottle in the early am - and yesterday she actually nursed a couple times without wanting a supplement afterwards. Can't tell you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-01-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By my3beasties
blessedwithboys - ThankyouThankyouThankyou for...

blessedwithboys - ThankyouThankyouThankyou for recommending the SNS!! :hug I had to order one online, it finally came and so far I think it's going to work wonderfully! DD is back to nursing all...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-28-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By my3beasties
Congrats!! :) MotherLove and Earth Mama Angel...

Congrats!! :) MotherLove and Earth Mama Angel Baby both have great vegan nipple creams that work as well or better than coconut oil - I use all of the above, and have very sensitive skin too. They...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By my3beasties
:yeah I agree with PPs, do what you can to...

:yeah
I agree with PPs, do what you can to respectfully find out what she's going through and support her in whatever she feels is best. PPD is devastating to live with, and knowing someone is there...
Forum: Lactivism   12-28-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By my3beasties
I once heard (can't remember who said it) that...

I once heard (can't remember who said it) that the definition of misogyny is men hating women as much as women hate women.


Unfortunately true - older women and those who bottle-fed are the worst...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-28-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By my3beasties
Sounds digestive, if he quieted after passing...

Sounds digestive, if he quieted after passing gas. My boys would do things like that with certain foods I ate - onions/garlic, broccoli, cabbage, spicy stuff, dairy, etc. Sometimes takes a couple...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-15-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By my3beasties
That is really cool!! :) She's been...

That is really cool!! :)


She's been nursing at night now, but not much during the day...this looks like a great idea, might just have to get one! Thanks!!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks tracyamber! :Hug Well...I was...

Thanks tracyamber! :Hug


Well...I was BFing first, because I do know how supplementing affects supply! But her weight gain remained so slow, the Dr said to do formula first, and limit BFing to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By my3beasties
Well, in their opinion the formula is "best"...

Well, in their opinion the formula is "best" right now, and my milk is second fiddle. They have her on a 30 kcal/oz mixture, so she's getting 1.5x the calories of breastmilk. She's finally almost on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By my3beasties
Baby won't BF, can't pump :(

I suppose the title says it all!! :gloomy


DD2 is now 3.5 mos, and has been on a specialty high-calorie formula supplement for the last 6 or 7 weeks, due to some mysterious issue causing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-24-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks, treehugger86 - she was admitted to...

Thanks, treehugger86 - she was admitted to Children's for 6 days, still doing follow-ups, so I haven't been on here much (just saw this - sorry!). See cross-post for more: ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By my3beasties
Oh god, DS1 was terrible with biting - what...

Oh god, DS1 was terrible with biting - what memories you conjure up, he did the same things you describe!! What I found helpful was setting firm limits. As soon as he bit me, I'd break his latch by...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks, sillysapling, for the perspective. :)...

Thanks, sillysapling, for the perspective. :) FWIW, I do realize formula isn't the worst thing - I was formula-fed, and I survived! My biggest issues were with the type of formula they tried first,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By my3beasties
:yeah Right?! I don't understand how a doctor,...

:yeah Right?! I don't understand how a doctor, especially a female doc who is a mother herself, could be so uneducated about it...and make such insensitive comments. "Since she's not getting what she...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By my3beasties
Thanks, pokeyac! I'll update when we know...

Thanks, pokeyac! I'll update when we know more...crossing fingers this will all be over soon, and she can just be a normal baby again. <3
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By my3beasties
A couple more suggestions, in case you're still...

A couple more suggestions, in case you're still dealing with this... :) We use the nose frida too, it's awesome...and instead of saline, you can also use a couple drops of breastmilk to loosen up the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By my3beasties
Just an update, as I haven't had much time to get...

Just an update, as I haven't had much time to get on here this month!!


Shortly after my last post, Alana went to a specialist at Children's Liver/GI clinic, and was admitted to the hospital for...
Forum: Lactivism   10-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By my3beasties
Ha! I could have written this, except my DS is 8....

Ha! I could have written this, except my DS is 8. ;) We were scrolling through movies on Netflix for family movie night, and he saw the photo for Goldfinger...with the naked lady painted gold lying...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By my3beasties
LOL! Great ones, mamas! I'm a "nurse anywhere"...

LOL! Great ones, mamas! I'm a "nurse anywhere" type, so there have been many odd places, but here are a couple of the best ones:


When DS1 was about 18mos, we'd been out running errands all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By my3beasties
Yep - I was brought up religious, don't attend...

Yep - I was brought up religious, don't attend church anymore, and am now just more spiritual - but those values stayed with me. It's always boggled my mind how people can be so insensitive - seems...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By my3beasties
Experience with infant weight loss?

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with what metabolic or other types of disorders could cause this...trying to figure out if something is going on with DD2!


She is 8wks old, gained weight...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By my3beasties
Didn't their mamas teach them not to be rude?...

Didn't their mamas teach them not to be rude? Disgusting is right.


What was that thing Jesus said about, "What ye do unto the least of these my brethren, ye do unto me." I'm not really...
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