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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-25-2011, 08:23 PM
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Posted By ggma
I nursed my two boys for a total of 7...

I nursed my two boys for a total of 7 consecutive years.  Child-led weaning after only nursing for cuddles in the am and pm for quite awhile.  For the past 6 months I have experienced a period of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-16-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By ggma
thank you all! my gut feeling, but needed to...

thank you all! my gut feeling, but needed to hear from some other mama's who are b-feeding and get that kind of support. some good ideas that i will try and most of all i think i will sleep easier...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-15-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By ggma
My ds is almost 11 mo. He has dropped on his...

My ds is almost 11 mo. He has dropped on his weight curve and only gained a couple oz over the past two weeks. He was sick for over half of that time and has also been pushing most solids away with...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-06-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,422
Posted By ggma
Oh, how I remember the first time ds walked down...

Oh, how I remember the first time ds walked down the bra isle at Kohl's... so very gently reaching up with both hands and sliding them up and down those great big satiny cups. Now that he's four I...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-06-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By ggma
I can only speak for myself, but I felt similar...

I can only speak for myself, but I felt similar edgy feelings while nursing ds and pregnant. Ds is almost 4 now and still nurses in the morning and before bed. I thought he was going to wean while I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-09-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By ggma
Wow. Wish I had read that article before...

Wow. Wish I had read that article before following the lactation consultants advice... it seemed like the only alternative at the time. I am wondering about the probiotic you mentioned above. What...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-04-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By ggma
I was worried about the timing of the poops as...

I was worried about the timing of the poops as well as the difficulty he has trying to work them out. He spends an awful lot of time working out gas and it seems to be bothering him. Sometimes more...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-02-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By ggma
so happy to hear your words! ds has had a fierce...

so happy to hear your words! ds has had a fierce case on his face, scalp, neck, chest and back. i just started feeling worried as it began to move to his body and really didn't want to go to a dr....
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-02-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By ggma
It all started during the first week after birth...

It all started during the first week after birth - couple meconiums and then... nada for 3 days. Went to lactation consultant and added in extra pumping and 1 oz supplement for a week to build up...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-31-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By ggma
Oh - I can send you strength and sweet dream...

Oh - I can send you strength and sweet dream vibes... I have a 3.5 yo who, luckily for me, decided he wanted to try his own bed about the time I got pregnant with my now 1 month old son. He still...
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   03-31-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By ggma
Is a maya pouch the same as a maya wrap with...

Is a maya pouch the same as a maya wrap with rings? If so, what color?
Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   03-16-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By ggma
is the sling still available?

is the sling still available?
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   02-16-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By ggma
I am holding for a homebirth even after I tested...

I am holding for a homebirth even after I tested + for GBS. I have been doing alternatives to amp up my immune system and I've been doing the whole tea tree oil tampon shebang. I am wondering if...
Forum: February 2007   10-26-2006, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By ggma
DS just turned 3 and is still nursing 2-3 times...

DS just turned 3 and is still nursing 2-3 times per day. Before bed, morning cuddle which usually means a little more sleep time, and sometimes before a nap or quiet time. No colostrum yet - I'll be...
Forum: Meal Planning   10-23-2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 112,107
Posted By ggma
Subbing... a lovely mama linked me here from a...

Subbing... a lovely mama linked me here from a homebirth question about prepping food for after the baby!!! So, I've been pulling lots of great ideas from ya'll and have one question - Twice baked...
Forum: Homebirth   10-12-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ggma
Thanks for all the feedback! I think I really...

Thanks for all the feedback! I think I really just needed to hear some words from other h-bers out there. The yo-yo of my emotions this week has been something else and I felt all squashed and...
Forum: Homebirth   10-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,243
Posted By ggma
Chicken or Turkey Tetrazinni - I'm planning on...

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazinni - I'm planning on making a couple casseroles for the freezer after Turkey day (although it sounds like you oughtta aim for the chicken due to time?). I've made it for a...
Forum: Homebirth   10-10-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,139
Posted By ggma
Hey - could someone here point me in the...

Hey - could someone here point me in the direction of the "great list of resources" - in regards to homebirth in particular... I need to keep grounding down in homebirth stories - to keep me focused...
Forum: Homebirth   10-10-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By ggma
How do you feel about the need for a backup dr.?...

How do you feel about the need for a backup dr.? My midwife doesn't have one working with her anymore and it just seems like if something did happen it would be nice to know who you are working with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-07-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By ggma
How do you fit two adults, one sometime...

How do you fit two adults, one sometime squirming 3yo and a teeny weeny new baby in one bed? I know it's happening out there and could just use some visuals for my busy brain. Looking forward to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-07-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By ggma
Ds is almost 3 and we just transitioned him to...

Ds is almost 3 and we just transitioned him to his own room. I would have waited longer but he started crawling out of our new king bed (which I simply love) and nesting on the floor inbetween the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By ggma
Ds adores nursing. We nurse pre-bed, once about...

Ds adores nursing. We nurse pre-bed, once about 5-6 am, pre-nap and once in awhile post-nap. Encouraged this shcedule by simply keeping snacks available and de-wiring attitude issues before they...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-07-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,479
Posted By ggma
So when ds started signing his own sign for...

So when ds started signing his own sign for "nurse" at, what, 8 or 9 months... would that be asking for it? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

And here ds is almost 3 and...
Forum: February 2007   09-07-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By ggma
I would love to hear any suggstions for books...

I would love to hear any suggstions for books that you have found encouraging and informative for little ones about to have a baby brother or sister. Most of the books I've checked out from the...
Forum: February 2007   08-31-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 502
Posted By ggma
"Have your DD Emily put her ear on your belly,...

"Have your DD Emily put her ear on your belly, most likely she will hear things going on inside there, lots of movement and bubbles."

My ds yells down my belly button, "What are you doing down...
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