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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 91
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Posted By LorienIslay
If you had told me before my first was born that...

If you had told me before my first was born that I would eventually nurse a 4 year old, I would have told you to give your head a shake.  My initial goal was six months, then I revised to a year,...
Forum: Babywearing   01-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By LorienIslay
I personally have wraps now, for baby #2 :)  I...

I personally have wraps now, for baby #2 :)  I found them initially quite intimidating but once you get on the learning curve, they are super versatile!  In the babywearing group I'm part of, the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-12-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,696
Posted By LorienIslay
Lots of stuff going on!  The only herbal remedy...

Lots of stuff going on!  The only herbal remedy I've heard of helping a great deal for IGT is goat's rue.  It may actually help build breast tissue.  Also, IGT mums who experience low supply first...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,800
Posted By LorienIslay
Ask him if he'll please, as a favour to you,...

Ask him if he'll please, as a favour to you, before baby is born just watch one thing.  Then pick either the Penn & Teller episode (very guy-relatable) or a youtube video.  Have SIL watch it too......
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-12-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,716
Posted By LorienIslay
The thing about pervy people watching you is...

The thing about pervy people watching you is that they are actually there, all the time, everywhere, but we don't notice unless we're breastfeeding.  It's a sad reality of our existence that women...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,599
Posted By LorienIslay
Kale Chips super easy and kids eat them...

Kale Chips
super easy and kids eat them without asking the ingredients :)
 
One large bunch kale
1t black pepper (fresh cracked is best)
1t sea salt
1T olive oil
 
1. wash kale and spin/pat...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,088
Posted By LorienIslay
Quote:  Peopele are so complex. I don't hit my...

Quote: 
Peopele are so complex. I don't hit my kids but my god, i do enough else wrong. Some of the best parents, the most inspirational parents, i know, have lost it and hit their kids. Generally,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,056
Posted By LorienIslay
We used Robeez for a long  time because they are...

We used Robeez for a long  time because they are so readily available second hand :)  They also make larger and larger sizes.  I also have a pair of See Kai Run Smaller which are lovely soft leather...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-30-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,599
Posted By LorienIslay
I shared on my Facebook :)

I shared on my Facebook :)
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-30-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,599
Posted By LorienIslay
Black Bean Brownies (can be made vegan and...

Black Bean Brownies (can be made vegan and gluten free)

1 (15-20 oz) can plain black beans, drained and rinsed (the recipe works fine with either size of can so I go with whatever is available on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-23-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By LorienIslay
Here they don't offer you amnio unless your...

Here they don't offer you amnio unless your blood test indicates some cause for concern.  I wasn't offered with either child (maternal age 35 and 39), nor any additional testing besides the one...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By LorienIslay
Mama, a breastfed baby looks like they guzzle a...

Mama, a breastfed baby looks like they guzzle a bottle but that's just a matter of bottle mechanics -- they suck, their mouth fills with milk, and they are obligated to swallow.  The swallowing...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By LorienIslay
I don't have the statistic at hand, but in...

I don't have the statistic at hand, but in countries that don't routinely circumcise (basically the entire world except USA and Israel), the incidence of medically necessary circumcisions is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By LorienIslay
I'd add that I think many women can't quite...

I'd add that I think many women can't quite imagine how it is to nurse a baby before they have one, but the act of putting your baby to your breast is one of the most 'right' feelings in the world. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,877
Posted By LorienIslay
I was formula fed, but my mum wanted to...

I was formula fed, but my mum wanted to breastfeed. She was told by the doctor at my two-week checkup that I wasn't gaining fast enough and to go to formula, and she did so.  When my sister was...
Forum: Babywearing   07-19-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By LorienIslay
We used our Olives & Applesauce carrier with our...

We used our Olives & Applesauce carrier with our 39lb three year old all over the UK last summer -- didn't even bring a stroller!
 
It is good until 65lbs, I belive :)
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-09-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By LorienIslay
Kellymom has lots of info on weaning off nipple...

Kellymom has lots of info on weaning off nipple shields.  http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/wean-shield/
Forum: Intact Care   06-08-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By LorienIslay
Awesome news, mama!  

Awesome news, mama!
 
Forum: Babywearing   05-01-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By LorienIslay
I don't know much about the Ergo in particular,...

I don't know much about the Ergo in particular, but we've used our Olives & Applesauce (another SSC) very comfortably with our 40lb-ish 3.5 year old. Most recently, dad wore him for 6-7km of a local...
Forum: Babywearing   01-28-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 807
Posted By LorienIslay
I love love love my Olives & Applesauce carrier...

I love love love my Olives & Applesauce carrier :) It's a SSC, the same idea as an Ergo and what have you, but I didn't like the Ergo for me. The straps cut into me, it didn't feel as supportive...
Forum: Babywearing   01-28-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By LorienIslay
My experience was identical: Jack loved being in...

My experience was identical: Jack loved being in a Mei Tei, but haaaated the Moby :) Then we got into soft structured carriers (like the Ergo) and he loved it... but only in a back carry.  There are...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By LorienIslay
It's my understanding that the studies that...

It's my understanding that the studies that showed a reduction in HIV infections in circumcised adults were deeply, deeply flawed.  The gist is that the control group (uncircumcised) had no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,158
Posted By LorienIslay
I'm in Canada, so not on the list, but I find...

I'm in Canada, so not on the list, but I find this topic very interesting. In our City, which has one of the highest COL in the *world*, the average family's annual income of residents (including...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-30-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By LorienIslay
Mama, my little guy is a pincher, too, and is...

Mama, my little guy is a pincher, too, and is also three. Since I got pregnant, I've had to draw a hard line on the pinching. I just say, over and over, "no pinching" and lately I give a final...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-30-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,475
Posted By LorienIslay
I was diagnosed with hypothyroid last April when...

I was diagnosed with hypothyroid last April when my son was 2.5 and we'd been TTC for over half a year. My TSH was 143 (not a typo) and I was literally on death's door: cardiac issues, BP 190/120,...
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