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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-05-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,302
Posted By Llyra
Honestly? As the parent of a 36-weeker who did...

Honestly? As the parent of a 36-weeker who did not breathe on his own for four hours after birth? I think you're out of your ever-loving mind, and I hope you come to your senses and rethink this...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Llyra
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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   05-04-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,325
Posted By Llyra
This is a clinic in Kampala that provides...

This is a clinic in Kampala that provides medical care to travelers. They are on the ground, in that city, and I would imagine their advice comes from experience. I would be inclined to give their...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-09-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,820
Posted By Llyra
Op-- I'm sorry that this is happening to your...

Op-- I'm sorry that this is happening to your child, and I sincerely hope you get answers soon. I wish I had some advice. I do want to agree with the posters who mentioned that high doses of Vitamin...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-27-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 382
Posted By Llyra
I wouldn't go out of my way to use it, if I had...

I wouldn't go out of my way to use it, if I had mine. But sure, why not? What's the big deal? Seriously-- do you not kiss your partners? Do you not share saliva during that? What the heck is the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-21-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Llyra
I have to second the suggestion to give it some...

I have to second the suggestion to give it some time. The newborn period is so difficult-- they have so much to adjust to, and so do we, and it takes some patience and some time. I wouldn't go...
Forum: Parenting   09-19-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,836
Posted By Llyra
I think we learn moderation from seeing other...

I think we learn moderation from seeing other people practice moderation. Therefore, I wouldn't hesitate to let a teenager try a glass of wine or a beer, at home, within the family. It just doesn't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-19-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,002
Posted By Llyra
This is why we don't buy. My parents and in-laws...

This is why we don't buy. My parents and in-laws are like crazy about it-- to them, owning a home is what makes you a "real adult," and continuing to rent is irresponsible. But I can't buy where we...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-20-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Llyra
This is probably not what you want to hear, I...

This is probably not what you want to hear, I realize. It's so hard when they seem so unhappy, and the urge to find a cause is so strong. But have you considered that the best solution might just be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-20-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Llyra
It was between four and six months that regular...

It was between four and six months that regular naptimes emerged, for my kids. Until then, I aimed for no more than an hour and a half awake at any time, except for one longer (two hours or even...
Forum: Women's Health   08-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By Llyra
Honestly? I think you should use the...

Honestly? I think you should use the antibiotics. The fact that antibiotics are often overused or used inappropriately does not change the fact that they have a purpose, and treating dangerous...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-30-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By Llyra
I think that forced apologies, backing kids into...

I think that forced apologies, backing kids into situations where they feel like they have to lie to stay out of "trouble," etc., only backfire. I remember being treated like that-- I know you're...
Forum: Women's Health   06-28-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Llyra
Yeah, I was thinking that missing sleep...

Yeah, I was thinking that missing sleep regularly, even if it's just a little bit a day, could really wear down a kid's vitality and immune function, over time. So making sleep a top priority would...
Forum: Women's Health   06-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Llyra
How is he sleeping?

How is he sleeping?
Forum: Dental   06-26-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,741
Posted By Llyra
Have them straightened! It's not just about...

Have them straightened! It's not just about cosmetics. My teeth are crooked and crowded-- they were crowded at that age, and they've gotten steadily more crooked over time, as the crowding affected...
Forum: Women's Health   06-26-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Llyra
Quote:My kid got this after taking amoxicillin....

Quote:My kid got this after taking amoxicillin. I researched it online and it seems kids get it after taking amoxicillin for an ear infection.

I would be interested to see what you read. Roseola...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-26-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,609
Posted By Llyra
Quote:i know that folks are just asking things...

Quote:i know that folks are just asking things becasue they want to "connect" or some crap like that, but i dont owe them a twin "experience".


Yeah. Yeah, that's it exactly. Sometimes, on rare...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,033
Posted By Llyra
I'm going to move this out to the main forum, as...

I'm going to move this out to the main forum, as per the forum guidelines.

I wish you the best of luck in resolving your situation. It sounds like you're really struggling, seeing your baby...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Llyra
Welcome to MDC! I'm going to move this out...

Welcome to MDC!

I'm going to move this out to the main forum, as per the forum guidelines. That forum moves faster, and I think you'll get more answers and support out there. I wish you the best...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,231
Posted By Llyra
I am going to move this out to the main forum,...

I am going to move this out to the main forum, as per forum guidelines, and also because that forum moves more quickly. What you're describing is a frustrating situation, but it's also fairly...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-22-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Llyra
My kids got different kinds of fats early on-- I...

My kids got different kinds of fats early on-- I fed meat fairly early, and also buttered veggies and rice, added olive oil to foods, and in lots of other ways. Babies need plenty of fat for normal...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-22-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,645
Posted By Llyra
I coslept with all mine for at least a year. No,...

I coslept with all mine for at least a year. No, I did not go to bed the same time as them, except for in the very earliest months. By four months, my kids were going to bed substantially earlier...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-21-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Llyra
Hardest is going directly from 1 to 3. That was...

Hardest is going directly from 1 to 3. That was hard.

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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,107
Posted By Llyra
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BubbleMa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1310918/what-should-a-kid-drink/20#post_16515749)


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Forum: Breastfeeding   06-21-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Llyra
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Beauchamp http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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