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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-25-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexisT...

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Originally Posted by AlexisT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12261024)
Unfortunately, I don't think there's any...
Forum: Mental Health   09-25-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By mchalehm
I am not an irritable or angry person as a...

I am not an irritable or angry person as a rule---I am usually very patient, slow to anger, etc .

But recently--say for the last couple of months--I feel furious at the drop of a hat. FURIOUS....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,453
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by wannabemoms...

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Originally Posted by wannabemoms http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12256952)
First, I was watching "X-weighted" last...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by koalove...

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Originally Posted by koalove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12260331)
Thanks for all the ideas! mchalehm, is there...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,822
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by captain crunchy...

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I formula-fed by choice. I chose it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-24-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By mchalehm
I have IGT as well and I definitely have more...

I have IGT as well and I definitely have more milk with #2 than I did with #1--not sure what the difference is, because I am using MMP capsules, barleygrass, and oats like you would not believe (and...
Forum: Mental Health   09-23-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By mchalehm
It is common to have to try several ADs before...

It is common to have to try several ADs before you find one that works, and also common (unfortunately) that its effectiveness may not last forever. If Lexapro isn't doing the trick, you may need to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   09-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,453
Posted By mchalehm
Subbing--the OP is exactly me. I don't know...

Subbing--the OP is exactly me.

I don't know what to do about it beyond what I have done, which is to try all of these "self-love" techniques (works about 50%) and remove as many things that I...
Forum: Women's Health   09-23-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By mchalehm
So here the situation: I have been diagnosed...

So here the situation:
I have been diagnosed with PCOS, but without any labs. Just symptoms. I was okay with that, because I felt that I had a pretty clear-cut case--bad skin, trouble with weight...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-23-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,822
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie...

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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12230684)
Why shouldn't she worry? Just because...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-19-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,822
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by ErikaG...

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Originally Posted by ErikaG http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12218557)
I remind myself that as parents, we're all...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-18-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,322
Posted By mchalehm
My 2.5 month boy is already over 15 lbs---my...

My 2.5 month boy is already over 15 lbs---my Boppy just helps me support that weight, since he is not mobile enough to help position himself very much. I've used it since he was born. When I'm out,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-18-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by PatioGardener...

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All purpose nipple ointment. See:...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-17-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,052
Posted By mchalehm
I'd wake him. If he's not hungry, he won't eat,...

I'd wake him. If he's not hungry, he won't eat, but he might be hungry and not wake. Once he's really in the groove you can stop doing it.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-17-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By mchalehm
Not to hijack this thread, but--what is...

Not to hijack this thread, but--what is "APNO"?
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-17-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By mchalehm
Could be thyroid, could be polycystic ovary...

Could be thyroid, could be polycystic ovary syndrome, could be anemia--or could just be one of those things. I have PCOS and insufficient glandular tissue, but I think once in a while the hormones...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-17-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By mchalehm
Quote: Originally Posted by ColwynsMommy...

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Originally Posted by ColwynsMommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12186136)
Honestly, I wouldn't say anything. Low...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By mchalehm
One thing you might consider: doing this (or...

One thing you might consider: doing this (or doing it again) in a couple of weeks, when the hubbub has died down and other people aren't doing the same. I bet they will still need it and will be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-08-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,484
Posted By mchalehm
I've tried everything except domperidone to...

I've tried everything except domperidone to increase supply (all the herbs, etc.) and the only two things that make a difference for me are oatmeal and Guinness. I drink one every night. ((I don't...
Forum: July 2008   09-01-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By mchalehm
...when he sees me putting on the Moby Wrap. ...

...when he sees me putting on the Moby Wrap.

Talk about melting.
Forum: July 2008   09-01-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By mchalehm
Mine is VERY alert. I long for a super sleeper!...

Mine is VERY alert. I long for a super sleeper! My daughter was the best of both worlds--really good sleeper, alert and engaged when awake--so this sleep deprivation is much worse than last time.
Forum: July 2008   09-01-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By mchalehm
No pain--which is a world different from after...

No pain--which is a world different from after my first was born (vaginally). Not that I would sign up for a c/s but there must be some compensation, right?
Forum: January 2009   08-17-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By mchalehm
With my first, I only wanted privacy. With...

With my first, I only wanted privacy.

With my second, my mom came for 2 weeks and it was totally helpful. I still longed for privacy but I had a toddler and had had a c-sec. Mom cared for my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-09-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By mchalehm
I have this. I'm sorry to say that I have not...

I have this. I'm sorry to say that I have not been able to ebf either of my babes. However, with my second child (who is now about 6 weeks), I am nursing--just not exclusively. I had to EP for my...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-08-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,669
Posted By mchalehm
One more thing that sucks: no EBF poop....

One more thing that sucks: no EBF poop. Seriously, formula poo is so disgusting.
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