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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-21-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By pokeyac
I think advice from co-workers should also be...

I think advice from co-workers should also be taken with a huge grain of salt. :grin:
Everyone my wife talked to said they taught their children to sleep by letting them cry. You're doing great...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 38
Posted By pokeyac
Sometimes people skip the bottle and use a sippy...

Sometimes people skip the bottle and use a sippy cup too.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-20-2014, 11:39 AM
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Posted By pokeyac
I have heard many bad things about it too. I...

I have heard many bad things about it too. I believe it was written by a minister, not a pediatrician or sometone you would expect to write a book on babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics came...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-19-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to...

Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family! I'm glad you were still able to labor as you had planned despite the last minute changes. I hope all continues to go well!
:joy:joy:joy
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 38
Posted By pokeyac
It takes babies many times of practice before...

It takes babies many times of practice before they get used to something. Be patient. It can take some time. It may not be the nipple. Don't go out and buy a bunch of different bottles yet. You...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 154
Posted By pokeyac
There's risk with any drug. The dose is usually...

There's risk with any drug. The dose is usually lower after birth than they would use for an induction. It is given to help the uterus contract and stop bleeding. If you are prone to hemorrhaging,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 19
Posted By pokeyac
I don't think pacifiers are necessary. Babies...

I don't think pacifiers are necessary. Babies will strengthen their jaws just fine with breastfeeding. It is usually recommended to hold off on the pacifier until breastfeeding is well established,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 19
Posted By pokeyac
Rubber is a natural product made from a rubber...

Rubber is a natural product made from a rubber tree. I have seen natural rubber pacifiers at Whole Foods. BPA's are found in plastic to make it flexible. Many pacifiers are made of silicone. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2014, 10:52 AM
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Views: 19,053
Posted By pokeyac
Sending strength and praying for you and your...

Sending strength and praying for you and your babies Xerxella.
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   11-17-2014, 01:32 PM
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Views: 8
Posted By pokeyac
You can look at Dona.org for doulas. For...

You can look at Dona.org for doulas. For midwives, you can try mana.org. Do you want to use a CNM at a hospital? Those are usually the only kind of midwives that can attend a birth at a hospital. ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 21
Posted By pokeyac
12 DPO is still early to take a test and get an...

12 DPO is still early to take a test and get an accurate result. Have you tested again? Cramping and spotting can be normal in early pregnancy. Good luck!
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By pokeyac
That link didn't work for me EnviroBecca Here's...

That link didn't work for me EnviroBecca
Here's one from Kellymom (http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/low-supply/)

I would imagine that if you had a good supply established in the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By pokeyac
She should be sure on the definition of...

She should be sure on the definition of constipation. That is when stools are hard, pebble-like and dark. This rarely happens in a newborn EBF baby as the others have mentioned. Intervention is not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By pokeyac
Can you use an air purifier? That might help with...

Can you use an air purifier? That might help with the cat. This website (http://wellnessmama.com/8370/allergy-relief-remedies/)has some helpful info for allergies. I used a neti pot and menthol...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By pokeyac
You are pregnant?

You are pregnant?
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 74
Posted By pokeyac
I used regular bottles with no vents and had no...

I used regular bottles with no vents and had no problems. It depends on the baby and how gassy/refluxy they are. The vents create a lot more washing and can be a pain if you don't really need them....
Forum: Family Planning   11-13-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 13,055
Posted By pokeyac
Yep! It's pretty obvious I'm the gut feelings...

Yep! It's pretty obvious I'm the gut feelings one.:smile:

Thanks for sharing your process for decision making. I will try to work that into our conversations. I've been trying to appeal to my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By pokeyac
Thanks for the info @neonalee...

Thanks for the info @neonalee (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=144719)
I was thinking about trying the next large size next time. Good to know it worked for you.
RS1979 I'm sorry...
Forum: Family Planning   11-12-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 13,055
Posted By pokeyac
Thanks @LTurtle...

Thanks @LTurtle (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=204641) ! We have a situation like this. I was thinking about it and you might think that since I'm married to a woman who could...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By pokeyac
I hate the time change. It's arbitrary and...

I hate the time change. It's arbitrary and completely made up. The time should be the time. It takes me a week to get used to it and it throws everything off. I hate it even more now that I have a...
Forum: Family Planning   11-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 13,055
Posted By pokeyac
I am reading I Just Want to be Alone. It's an...

I am reading I Just Want to be Alone. It's an anthology with short essays by mommy bloggers basically. Some of them are really funny and/or interesting and some not so much. Next in line I have...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 121
Posted By pokeyac
Oh good! I just thought it might be good because...

Oh good! I just thought it might be good because they melt slowly so you don't get water too fast and they will keep your mouth from getting dry.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By pokeyac
I have heard they are itchy and you may have...

I have heard they are itchy and you may have bleeding. If you have them now, I don't think it would be related to your pregnancy. They are normally caused later on by the pressure the baby puts on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 19,053
Posted By pokeyac
Sending prayers for you and your babies...

Sending prayers for you and your babies Xerxella.:1praying
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