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Forum: Traditional Foods   01-21-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By crimsonandclover
I love this recipe - although I do spend fifteen...

I love this recipe - although I do spend fifteen minutes straining and reducing the sauce when it's all cooked.
 
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/01/southwestern-pulled-brisket/
 
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-30-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By crimsonandclover
Also, one more thing. A lactation consultant...

Also, one more thing. A lactation consultant could probably inform you more on any medication that increases milk supply, and also check if everything is alright (pump parts working, good latch,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By crimsonandclover
There IS a magic pill, you should ask around on...

There IS a magic pill, you should ask around on this forum.  I have had clients (I'm a doula) take it with varying responses.  Domperidone.  I don't know too much about it but I'm sure some of the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-30-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By crimsonandclover
Are you getting enough fat in your diet? ...

Are you getting enough fat in your diet?  Sometimes it's harder for the body to make milk if it's fat reserves are low - the lactation consultant at the hospital I gave birth says her first advice...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-07-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By crimsonandclover
I have RA, and I went off pain medication during...

I have RA, and I went off pain medication during pregnancy too.
 AND of course, once I wasn't pregnant anymore, all my symptoms came back with a vengeance within six weeks.
I went to a new doctor...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-29-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By crimsonandclover
I believe the egg white is not consumed due to...

I believe the egg white is not consumed due to the fact that it contains lectins  They are basically a sticky protein that can "stick" to your intestine and potentially cause leaky gut and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-29-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By crimsonandclover
I did a Brewer's Diet/WAPF diet during my...

I did a Brewer's Diet/WAPF diet during my pregnancy, but what really helped me the most was Nina Planck's book, the Real Food for Mom and Babies one.  She talks a lot about how to get a lot of good...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-13-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By crimsonandclover
I just wanted to add that I started suffering...

I just wanted to add that I started suffering panic attacks as a pre-teen myself.  In my case, I could link my panic attacks to an autoimmune disorder.  They stopped after being treated.  My mother...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-06-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 16,545
Posted By crimsonandclover
There is some truth to the SV-40 virus in the...

There is some truth to the SV-40 virus in the polio vaccine deal.  It was one of the issues that concerned me when I started investigating vaccines.
 ...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-08-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By crimsonandclover
Soy Delicious makes an allergen free coconut...

Soy Delicious makes an allergen free coconut milk, and I think TJ's has started carrying one as well.  Also, Pacific brand carries a vegan oat milk which has no corn or wheat, if you can tolerate...
Forum: Homebirth   05-08-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By crimsonandclover
I did not have a homebirth, but my DS was...

I did not have a homebirth, but my DS was delivered by midwives and I had a doula present, AND I am a doula!  I think the difference in support in a birth is that the midwife's concern is to deliver...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By crimsonandclover
My son was super long and skinny, 22 inches at...

My son was super long and skinny, 22 inches at birth.  He stayed between the fifth and tenth percentile for weight for his first year, but was always about the 70th for height.  My ped was fantastic...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   04-16-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,889
Posted By crimsonandclover
I have to confess - I almost forgot I WAS having...

I have to confess - I almost forgot I WAS having a baby during my long labour!  So when my child DID arrive, I felt guilty because I had forgotten the reason why I was in so much pain in the first...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-16-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By crimsonandclover
I am not questioning that real milk occasionally...

I am not questioning that real milk occasionally can and does make people sick.  I was actually just SECONDING another poster's comment about the one post deal, (one that is still posted, btw.)  If...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-10-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
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Views: 592
Posted By crimsonandclover
I second the concern about the Earth Butter - I...

I second the concern about the Earth Butter - I believe it's a mixture of canola and soybean oil, which might disrupt your child's omega 3/6 balance.  Have you tried cultured butter?  It's extremely...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-09-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,155
Posted By crimsonandclover
Coconut butter melted on bananas fried in...

Coconut butter melted on bananas fried in coconut oil with cinnamon = amazing!
Forum: Parenting   02-24-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 19,864
Posted By crimsonandclover
This thread reminds me of reading "The Social...

This thread reminds me of reading "The Social Animal", by David Brooks.  He talks about the lack of correlation of money to happiness, and pulls dozens of interesting surveys to prove his point. ...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-23-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 59,757
Posted By crimsonandclover
Please stop kneading the bejeezus out of my boob...

Please stop kneading the bejeezus out of my boob like it's an almost empty Capri Sun juice packet.
 
Stop offering me a toy in exchange for the butter knife.  We are not playing "Let's Make A...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-14-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By crimsonandclover
How about having a bit more of a routine that...

How about having a bit more of a routine that can be maintained no matter where you are?  For example, find out the local library day for your daughter's age group and go once a week.  Then check...
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,918
Posted By crimsonandclover
I just wanted to say that I echo a lot of what...

I just wanted to say that I echo a lot of what other people are saying about waiting to the baby actually arrives.  For myself, I didn't know until DS was born that I would  parent WAAAAY better on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-14-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By crimsonandclover
I co sleep with my 18 month old AND my DH, and...

I co sleep with my 18 month old AND my DH, and I've found that if I nurse DS until he conks out, then switch positions with my husband so that HE is sleeping next to the baby, DS will sleep more...
Forum: Midwives   07-18-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,803
Posted By crimsonandclover
I am also not a midwife, but I have been...

I am also not a midwife, but I have been struggling with the same issues as you and just wanted to share what I am currently doing - taking my nursing pre-reqs part-time and also studying to be a...
Forum: Women's Health   07-17-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By crimsonandclover
I agree with the LDN.  For the right people, and...

I agree with the LDN.  For the right people, and I include myself in this category, it is a LIFESAVER.  I wish more people could have access to doctors who prescribe and are knowledgeable about it....
Forum: December 2011   07-17-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By crimsonandclover
I second the book idea.  A friend of mine asked...

I second the book idea.  A friend of mine asked for no gifts at her shower, unless everyone wanted to bring a children's book that was a favourite of theirs when they were young, or one of their...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-17-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,670
Posted By crimsonandclover
Do an internet search for "breastfeeding" and...

Do an internet search for "breastfeeding" and "REM sleep".  There are links to quite a few studies that show women who co-sleep AND breastfeed do not go through the final stage before REM sleep;...
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