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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-01-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By danna
I used to get blocked ducts frequently. Not fun....

I used to get blocked ducts frequently. Not fun. Take a close look at your nipple and see if you have any blebs, which are white spots, and indicate a blocked milk duct. A bleb is basically dried up...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-01-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By danna
Check out http://www.veggiemealplans.com/...

Check out http://www.veggiemealplans.com/ specifically http://www.veggiemealplans.com/archive/33-meal-plans for her meal plans. She stopped doing them but there are still great recipes on the site....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-01-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By danna
Until she was about six months old, my dd slept...

Until she was about six months old, my dd slept either in my arms or in a sling. Then I started to successfully nurse her down in our bed for naps. I often hang out in bed with her during naps,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-01-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By danna
We have a night owl. Not surprising since both...

We have a night owl. Not surprising since both DH and I are too. I have never been able to successfully get her to sleep early, so we basically follow her lead and put her to bed (often in multiple...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-26-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,522
Posted By danna
Oh I'm so glad I found this thread. I haven't...

Oh I'm so glad I found this thread. I haven't logged in all week to WW, in fact, our internet was down for about five days (ugh). With dd's birthday party and all the leftovers, I went on a major...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-26-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,069
Posted By danna
My DD is nearly a year old and I just wanted to...

My DD is nearly a year old and I just wanted to chime in and offer you my sympathy. It's the same at our house too.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-25-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By danna
It honestly took us more like 12 weeks before...

It honestly took us more like 12 weeks before nursing became easier. By the time my baby was nursing at the breast exclusively (about six weeks), I had major oversupply issues. So she was getting...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-25-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By danna
It sounds like what I went through. Was your...

It sounds like what I went through. Was your baby born a few weeks early? It seems extremely common with preemies.

I worked very closely with a lactation consultant during the first few weeks but...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-25-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By danna
"Just Like Mom" is the nipples we used in the...

"Just Like Mom" is the nipples we used in the beginning http://www.forevair.net/momtobabjuss.html. It is supposed to help babies transition to the breast from the bottle by making them latch on,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-25-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By danna
My dd was born at 36 weeks and change and we had...

My dd was born at 36 weeks and change and we had a terrible time in the beginning. I was intrigued by the 4-hour interval you mentioned but wondered if that really would be adequate for a teeny...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-25-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By danna
We had a very tough time with this in the...

We had a very tough time with this in the beginning too and it took six weeks before my dd had a better latch. We struggled really for about 10-12 weeks until my LC and I decided to see how she'd do...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-27-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By danna
I would LOVE to see that baby in a sling next! I...

I would LOVE to see that baby in a sling next! I was pleasantly surprised about the co-sleeping thing (did you notice they had him in a little snuggle nest bassinet thing?) but totally loved that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-27-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By danna
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif for you and a http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hammer.gif for your DH and everyone else who thinks they know what's best...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-27-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By danna
Oh man, we are just starting to go through this....

Oh man, we are just starting to go through this. Not only am I getting scraped by DD's little bottom tooth that finally popped out three weeks ago, but it seems like she's getting all her teeth at...
Forum: Babywearing   09-30-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By danna
It sounds like you might be ready for a...

It sounds like you might be ready for a soft-structured carrier (SSC). Some of these include the Ergo, Beco, and Baby Papatum.

The SSC's are designed to take the weight off of your shoulders and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-30-2007, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By danna
Oh, I have been there, and we made it through...

Oh, I have been there, and we made it through after a long and difficult struggle. Be stubborn and don't give up. You love your daughter very much to be going through all this for her.

My...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By danna
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Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By danna
I suggest putting him on his tummy across your...

I suggest putting him on his tummy across your chest and letting him self attach while you are in a semi reclined position. He may protest and cry a little as he makes his way down to the nipple,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-30-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By danna
I just wanted to add that you may want to find a...

I just wanted to add that you may want to find a local LLL leader or a lactation consultant just to make sure the baby is latched on right. I needed lots of help in the beginning and wouldn't have...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-30-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By danna
Quote: Originally Posted by babybugmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by babybugmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9303441)
Depending on the babies head control...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-27-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By danna
I guess it's nice to know I'm not alone. And...

I guess it's nice to know I'm not alone. And yes, she is our only child and I'm thinking she might stay that way. I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to juggle two children with sleep issues!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By danna
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9277977)...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By danna
Ha! I just read your post and was nodding the...

Ha! I just read your post and was nodding the whole time. It's 1:30 p.m here and my baby has still not napped. I've tried for two hours to get her to nap, even putting her to bed with me before she...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By danna
Hi all, I am venting and maybe requesting...

Hi all,
I am venting and maybe requesting commiseration, sympathy, advice, what have you. DD is nine months old and for about two-three months but worse lately, she's been waking up after 30...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,621
Posted By danna
Oops. Meant to start a new thread...sorry!

Oops. Meant to start a new thread...sorry!
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