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Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-29-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By patronus
Hi, we're ttc our 2nd and here's what's going...

Hi, we're ttc our 2nd and here's what's going on:

I o'd this month, we bd'd.
6dpo I have some cramping, I'm hoping it's implantation.
9dpo I get a faint positive but also start having some rust...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-01-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By patronus
thank you for sharing your beautiful story, it...

thank you for sharing your beautiful story, it brought tears to my eyes. we had a very rough start to breastfeeding too, i know your pain. you were so determined and your donor moms were so...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By patronus
my lo is 13 months old and for some reason...

my lo is 13 months old and for some reason around 12 months i have been thinking a lot about her birth. i think immediately after her birth i just felt like "ok, my birth plan went down the tubes...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-11-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By patronus
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By patronus
you poor thing! i hope the antibiotics have you...

you poor thing! i hope the antibiotics have you feeling better soon.
my advice:
stay hydrated
ask for help (can someone bring you a homecooked meal?)
try not to eat a lot of refined sugars (i'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-31-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By patronus
WOW!! that is aweome! you seriously rock! 18...

WOW!! that is aweome! you seriously rock! 18 months of pumping is an amazing commitment. congratulations :) 
 
 
 
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By patronus
dd is just about to turn one. december was the...

dd is just about to turn one. december was the first time i ever thawed from my stash. dd refused it and after tasting the milk, there's a lipase issue that makes it taste soapy. my plan was to send...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-09-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By patronus
i've chatted with dd's caregivers and they are...

i've chatted with dd's caregivers and they are totally cool with whatever i want to do. they already give me kudos for making all of dd's food and have always been very supportive of bfing. she'll...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-06-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By patronus
she's currently taking 8-12oz during 9 hours of...

she's currently taking 8-12oz during 9 hours of childcare (either 2 or 3 four oz bottles). at school, she has a snack of cherrios type foods, a 3oz serving of fruit and a 3 oz serving of lean...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-06-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By patronus
i haven't, but this is probably top of my list...

i haven't, but this is probably top of my list of contenders.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-06-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By patronus
dd is 11 months, we plan to nurse far beyond...

dd is 11 months, we plan to nurse far beyond 12mo but i would REALLY like to wean off the pump starting at 12mo. i WOH full time.
 
dd had been eating some cheese and yogurt until i decided to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-31-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By patronus
i'm in a similar situation to you (woh & pumping...

i'm in a similar situation to you (woh & pumping more than dd consumes) and i'd keep about 200-300oz on hand. i've already donated 2 gallons to the milk bank.
i will add this, however: go back into...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-28-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By patronus
my lo is 10 months old. she's in childcare and...

my lo is 10 months old. she's in childcare and has always taken a bottle well.  for the last couple of weeks she's only been drinking about half of each bottle and it's been tough to get her to take...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By patronus
WOW. YOU ROCK!!! i can't imagine how challenging...

WOW. YOU ROCK!!! i can't imagine how challenging that must have been. i think any mama who nurses twins deserves a medal of honor. you had a tough road!
your story is really inspirational, thanks...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-10-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By patronus
how about kefir?

how about kefir?
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-10-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By patronus
tomorrow is my last pill of diflucan (from a 2...

tomorrow is my last pill of diflucan (from a 2 week Rx). i will continue with oral GSE, GSE washes and probiotics for a couple of weeks. i haven't had any pain nursing or pumping for about a week....
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-10-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By patronus
i took reglan. i remember it taking about two...

i took reglan. i remember it taking about two weeks to kick in. my supply continued to climb after that but i noticed an increase by about 2 weeks. before starting it, my LC said about 2 weeks. i...
Forum: Lactivism   11-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By patronus
so beautiful!!!...

so beautiful!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-03-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By patronus
if no one else has posted this link, here's jack...

if no one else has posted this link, here's jack newman's candida protocol (http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Candida-Protocol.asp)

i am in the final stages of treating thrush (using the above...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-03-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By patronus
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ye...

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i'd add also, try not to stress about your supply. it will bounce back once you're feeling better.
i just had a cold and then a sinus...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-02-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By patronus
i work in a children's museum and have always...

i work in a children's museum and have always used the nursing room in the babies/toddler area of the museum to pump. it wasn't ideal because i often felt like i was displacing moms who wanted to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-30-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By patronus
karen, thanks for your reply. i started to...

karen,
thanks for your reply. i started to have shooting pains in my breasts so i got a script for diflucan. i'm at the end of day two and just had the least pain nursing since this started a week...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-28-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By patronus
i donate to the mother's milk bank of central...

i donate to the mother's milk bank of central ohio. it belongs to the human milk banking association of north america (http://www.hmbana.org/index/donatemilk/). i know they have collection sites all...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-26-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By patronus
i've been on the APNO for about 24 hours and i'm...

i've been on the APNO for about 24 hours and i'm feeling a little less pain (which wasn't that bad to begin with). so i hope we'll be able to get rid of this without too much of an issue. i have to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-25-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By patronus
spoke with my lc who said this may be the...

spoke with my lc who said this may be the beginning of thrush. she suggested i call my obgyn and request jack newman's all purpose nipple ointment. my obgyn called in the script for me so i'll pick...
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