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Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-29-2012, 11:55 PM
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Posted By miche28
Following discussions with several IBCLC...

Following discussions with several IBCLC networking groups about placenta encapsulation and what they see in their practice, I was hoping to gather a bit more 'data' than I could in my day-to-day...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By miche28
This is an old thread, but I would be interested...

This is an old thread, but I would be interested in hearing about other's experiences with this or other "brain plasticity" therapies for kids with auditory/visual intergration difficulties. Anyone?
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By miche28
There's also something called a milk cyst...

There's also something called a milk cyst (GALACTOCELE) - which isn't infected or related in any way to masititis. It's just a cyst that's filled with milk - if they don't go away on their own, they...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By miche28
You may want to try grapefuit seed extract...

You may want to try grapefuit seed extract instead of GV - the Newman protocol for this is one way to do it (http://www.drjacknewman.com/help/Candida-Protocol.asp) but I also like Jay Gordon's...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By miche28
Sometimes this is caused by a prolactinoma - a...

Sometimes this is caused by a prolactinoma - a benign tumour that usually doesn't matter much, except that the high levels of prolactin may make it hard to get pregnant.
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Forum: Breastfeeding   04-22-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By miche28
You know what's undignified? A grown woman...

You know what's undignified? A grown woman wearing a bib (aka nursing cover). That's undignified :)
 
Now, if it helps a mama nurse her baby when s/he needs it, then I'm willing to overlook it,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-21-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By miche28
It definitely changed things while I was nursing...

It definitely changed things while I was nursing - so for about 5.5 years! But now that I've weaned, it's a whole new phase and they are more important than ever - so take heart.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-14-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By miche28
I'm sorry that the road has been such a...

I'm sorry that the road has been such a difficult one for you - I hope find healing and brighter days ahead.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-14-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By miche28
Honestly, the burn-out rate is one of the big...

Honestly, the burn-out rate is one of the big reasons we haven't pursued it. Seeing how much training and scrutiny families go through to get approved - only to abandon it so quickly and regularly...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-12-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,908
Posted By miche28
Hmmm... that doesn't sound quite right. I know...

Hmmm... that doesn't sound quite right. I know that in Ontario (Toronto area), there's a homestudy as well as PRIDE training and then possibly specialized training. It can take some time to find the...
Forum: Parenting   04-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,603
Posted By miche28
I have to say I am pretty shocked at some of...

I have to say I am pretty shocked at some of these responses. I suppose there is an outside chance that this guy is an innocent victim of some elaborate error. Find that out AFTER you've taken the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By miche28
I'll pass that along - I think at this point...

I'll pass that along - I think at this point they are waiting on speech therapy to start and are already fairly connected with services, but aren't sure medically how much to expect by way of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By miche28
I am posting for a friend, but am hoping that...

I am posting for a friend, but am hoping that more experienced mamas here can provide some advice. Kiddo is 18 months, was developing fine by all accounts until 6 months, then seemed to stall....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By miche28
I am posting for a friend, but am hoping that...

I am posting for a friend, but am hoping that more experienced mamas here can provide some advice. Kiddo is 18 months, was developing fine by all accounts until 6 months, then seemed to stall....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-03-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By miche28
Really, the main thing I would worry about is...

Really, the main thing I would worry about is B12 and that during pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding, less now that your baby is eating other things. Sounds like you were just fine all the way...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By miche28
When I went back to work at around a year, I...

When I went back to work at around a year, I chose not to pump and breastfed just at night and on weekends - most mothers I know did the same (some did pump for a while). Just a warning - the...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By miche28
We haven't adopted (yet!), but as I understand...

We haven't adopted (yet!), but as I understand it, you simply apply.
 
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/cctb.shtml
 
If someone else is already receiving the CCTB for your granddaughter,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-01-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By miche28
I agree on increasing the time on a breast until...

I agree on increasing the time on a breast until you find the right balance - just go gradually and pay attention to her cues. There are a few herbal things you can try - astringent herbs...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-01-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By miche28
I used a shield for 4 months with DD - and then...

I used a shield for 4 months with DD - and then weaned her pretty easily at that age. In the beginning, I made myself crazy with the weaning idea - at about 5-6 weeks, I decided to forget it. The...
Forum: Lactivism   12-01-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By miche28
Have you asked about this before? What's the...

Have you asked about this before? What's the overall feeling you get about support within the workplace? I used to work in HR and I will agree that the notion that HR is there to advocate for...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-25-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By miche28
I believe that you can - adoption/fostering...

I believe that you can - adoption/fostering doesn't require you to be "perfect", the important thing is that you're getting treatment and have measures sin place to manage any challenges that arise....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-14-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By miche28
Have contacted the Native CAS in Toronto,...

Have contacted the Native CAS in Toronto, Schaloux? While the technically service Toronto, I think they cast a wider net to find the right families for the kids in their care than most CAS - so...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-13-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By miche28
I don't have a first-hand success story - we...

I don't have a first-hand success story - we considered a public adoption and for a variety of reasons, I don't think that it will be the route we end up with (though we're still open to it if it...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-19-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,258
Posted By miche28
You know when I hear "can't", I don't expect...

You know when I hear "can't", I don't expect that the person has exhausted every possibility in the universe. I hear, we considered it and there are big obstacles that we don't believe we can...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-06-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,346
Posted By miche28
I've been thinking about this, after reading it...

I've been thinking about this, after reading it a few days ago. I think I understand the sentiment: after all, we go to such lengths to try to protect children from harm and help them reach their...
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