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Forum: Family Planning   04-24-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By amitymama
My daughter just turned 5 and my son is 2.5. I...

My daughter just turned 5 and my son is 2.5. I began working as a birth and postnatal doula last year and am really loving it. I've also recently decided to become a childbirth educator and have...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-27-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By amitymama
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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-26-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By amitymama
Thank you, CrazyMumOfTwo. :) Hand expression is...

Thank you, CrazyMumOfTwo. :) Hand expression is a good idea, thanks. Now, my big concern -- what if I need to hand express on my transatlantic flight or in the airport? I guess I'd have to do that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-26-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By amitymama
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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-26-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By amitymama
My son, at 26 months, nurses 1-3 times a day. I...

My son, at 26 months, nurses 1-3 times a day. I am happy with it for the most part, though part of me is starting to feel 'done'. If he really wanted to continue I would be okay with that but if he...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-21-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By amitymama
Since she offered to help you at the birth and...

Since she offered to help you at the birth and you are such close friends I would assume that she is not charging you but for peace of mind I think you should double check. If you don't feel...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-07-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,529
Posted By amitymama
I'm attending a conference on feminism in London...

I'm attending a conference on feminism in London in October and hope to get more involved with some more hands-on activism through contacts I make there. I've also just started writing a book about...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   08-06-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,529
Posted By amitymama
Just reviving this thread, glad to see it here...

Just reviving this thread, glad to see it here on MDC. I haven't been on here in quite awhile, mainly because I could't find many like-minded radfems to chat to. Now I might be lured back in if this...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-12-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By amitymama
You can praise one group without slamming...

You can praise one group without slamming another. Dr. Laura does not manage to do that. Instead, she uses it as an excuse to cram 'family values' down our throats, where mom is the center of the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   12-08-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,474
Posted By amitymama
I tried it once and thought it hurt like hell...

I tried it once and thought it hurt like hell too so I stopped and just worked on preparing myself mentally. I didn't find my DS's birth all that painful, no more so than it should do anyway.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-08-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By amitymama
My 11 week-old will sleep 4-6 hour stretches...

My 11 week-old will sleep 4-6 hour stretches sometimes in his moses basket beside my bed (where he starts out the night) but once he comes to bed with me (anywhere between 1-4am) he will nurse 2-3...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   12-08-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By amitymama
Quote: Originally Posted by Tapioca...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tapioca http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12757204)
The Daily Mail. Har. The whole slant of that...
Forum: Lactivism   12-03-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By amitymama
I have a shirt for DS that says 'Born to...

I have a shirt for DS that says 'Born to breastfeed'
Forum: Lactivism   11-16-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By amitymama
Quote: Originally Posted by beru...

Quote:
Originally Posted by beru http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12620297)
Yes, this is outrageous and I would support and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-15-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,127
Posted By amitymama
My DS had jaundice for the first week or so and...

My DS had jaundice for the first week or so and the midwives never suggested formula. I would've told them where to put their formula if they had....
Forum: Babywearing   11-08-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By amitymama
Thanks for the links, though those are both for...

Thanks for the links, though those are both for doing a back carry which my DS is too little for (he's only 7 weeks). I guess I'll just have to practice at home how to prevent the ends from...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-08-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,065
Posted By amitymama
I worked in admin and property for a few years...

I worked in admin and property for a few years and then spent a year doing marketing fundraising for a charity before I became pg with DD. What I actually want to do is journalism though, which is...
Forum: Writing for the Web   11-08-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By amitymama
Quote: Originally Posted by MommyHawk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MommyHawk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12564383)
is wordpress REALLY better than blogger? I...
Forum: UK   11-08-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By amitymama
Even with a private room, males are not usually...

Even with a private room, males are not usually permitted to stay the night. I've only heard of one or two instances where they were allowed and even then it was the nurses/midwives breaking the...
Forum: Babywearing   11-08-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By amitymama
I have a Moby for my DS and love it but I have a...

I have a Moby for my DS and love it but I have a problem. Whenever I take him out in public and have to take him out to nurse, I have to take it off and completely re-wrap before putting him back...
Forum: Writing for the Web   11-07-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By amitymama
I think Blogger is good for a total newbie...

I think Blogger is good for a total newbie blogger because it's easy to navigate and get used to doing the basics. But if you want more control over how your blog looks and want more choice in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-06-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 897
Posted By amitymama
I hold my 7-week-old a LOT. It's totally normal.

I hold my 7-week-old a LOT. It's totally normal.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-04-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By amitymama
Quote: Originally Posted by Mamato3wild ponnie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamato3wild ponnie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12533698)
My lo is 7 weeks this week and...
Forum: Lactivism   11-04-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By amitymama
Hell yeah I would complain! ER staff should not...

Hell yeah I would complain! ER staff should not be telling a nursing mother to cover up and they DEFINITELY should not be telling your husband to take the baby home and give it a bottle (why would...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 1,658
Posted By amitymama
I wish I had stuck out the job search in my...

I wish I had stuck out the job search in my chosen field when I finished college instead of taking the first well-paid admin job I was offered. I still have no experience so can't get a decent job...
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