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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bandyr
I'm am seeking a group for a mom expecting twins...

I'm am seeking a group for a mom expecting twins this spring.  She is really wanting to breastfeed and would like to find support.  Anyone out there in Cleveland with multiples?  Thanks!  
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By bandyr
We saw Liberty Peds., with Andy and Beth.  They...

We saw Liberty Peds., with Andy and Beth.  They were wonderful!  I have no idea what their status is toward new patients - they weren't taking any when we were patients.  Andy was pro-vax, but was...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By bandyr
Great carrier!  Like-new condition.  Our...

Great carrier!  Like-new condition.  Our babywearing days are coming to an end.  
 
Shipping comes free for lower 48, otherwise send your location and I'll run a quote by you.  
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   04-30-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By bandyr
Wow.  I'll be there in a year or two - 7.5 yrs...

Wow.  I'll be there in a year or two - 7.5 yrs and counting so far.  I guess by then I'll be ready.  Do you feel that you're prepared?  You sound forward-looking!  
Best wishes for the next phase!  
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,828
Posted By bandyr
I "liked" Boba on FB - thank you!  

I "liked" Boba on FB - thank you!  
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,828
Posted By bandyr
I'm a fan of Mothering on FB :)  

I'm a fan of Mothering on FB :)  
Forum: Babywearing   04-03-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 5,828
Posted By bandyr
Our favorite thing about babywearing is the...

Our favorite thing about babywearing is the freedom.  We once had a connection to make in O'Hare, with only 30 minutes to spare and the whole terminal to traverse.  We made it, only because I was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-22-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By bandyr
For us, cutting out grains has helped...

For us, cutting out grains has helped tremendously!  I know this isn't right for everyone, but it has been so helpful for us.  We now have more energy for exercise and are less grumpy with each...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-08-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,292
Posted By bandyr
What kind of sweater are you going to make?  I...

What kind of sweater are you going to make?  I have some that I'm planning to knit up into a Shalom Cardi, Tea Leaves or something.  Still need to wind it :)
 
 
SAHM to three homebirth nurslings 
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-08-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By bandyr
Traffic lights!  And, park play dates and...

Traffic lights!  And, park play dates and library play.  Doctor appointments where I get to go by myself :)  And car trips!  
 
 
SAHM to three homebirth nurslings
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,438
Posted By bandyr
I'm finding more and more that I need some basic...

I'm finding more and more that I need some basic crochet (and sewing!) skills in order to knit more involved things.  In the last year I learned the crocheted provisional cast-on which is SO...
Forum: March 2012   08-27-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 939
Posted By bandyr
I just did with our third for the first time....

I just did with our third for the first time.  Wow!  What a difference it made.  Would do it again in a heartbeat.  I had so much more energy.  And even though I finished taking them months ago now,...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-27-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By bandyr
If you'd like to maintain your nursing...

If you'd like to maintain your nursing relationship with your son, then go for it!  I'd echo what Marissamom says about the first few months being hard, but keep in mind that with two under 2, the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-24-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,702
Posted By bandyr
We just welcomed baby #3 and are hoping for...

We just welcomed baby #3 and are hoping for #4 http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif
 
 
SAHM to three homebirth nurslings
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-24-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By bandyr
I would definitely try to puzzle out why he's...

I would definitely try to puzzle out why he's nursing more at night. Lots of possibilities suggested already.  One approach is to offer more during the day.  Night time might just be a chance for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-24-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By bandyr
We were in Norman, outside OKC.  We are not...

We were in Norman, outside OKC.  We are not missing the heat!   But do miss friends.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-22-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,177
Posted By bandyr
Have you looked at LTK's Pilot Cap pattern?...

Have you looked at LTK's Pilot Cap pattern?  It's easy and stays on very well.  Loved it so much for a newborn that I made two more for the next size up and one for a friend.  
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-22-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By bandyr
Bentlaj11 - I just noticed you're in OKlahoma....

Bentlaj11 - I just noticed you're in OKlahoma.  We just moved from there to Ohio about six weeks ago!  
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-22-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By bandyr
Nursing positions really are trial and error, in...

Nursing positions really are trial and error, in my opinion.  Every woman is shaped differently, has different breasts, and different comfort levels!  Adventures in Tandem Nursing helped only to an...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-22-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By bandyr
Lots of hugs.  I have three that still haven't...

Lots of hugs.  I have three that still haven't weaned and am bracing myself for it.  Letting them close that chapter makes it so sweet and poignant.  You have done such a marvelous job, mama!  
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By bandyr
I wish I could offer lots of suggestions.  I...

I wish I could offer lots of suggestions.  I have been there and, boy, is it hard.  Our first two are 19 mos. apart.  My DS, the oldest, stopped eating solids for a few months after DD was born.  He...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-20-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By bandyr
 Found this on Kellymom.  Breast milk is good...


Found this on Kellymom.  Breast milk is good stuff!  It doesn't "weaken" with time.  
 
"Breast milk continues to provide substantial amounts of key nutrients well beyond the first year of life,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-20-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By bandyr
Just to let you know.  A baby that nurses as...

Just to let you know.  A baby that nurses as much as your LO does may wean abruptly even if your absence lasts a few days.  Breastfeeding is so much more for her than getting food.  This is how she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-20-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By bandyr
Breastmilk becomes more concentrated - not quite...

Breastmilk becomes more concentrated - not quite the word I'm looking for - with older nurslings.  Mother Nature planned it well.  When they're eating less at the breast, antibodies increase as does...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   08-20-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By bandyr
Great!  Just PM'd you.  :)  

Great!  Just PM'd you.  :)  
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