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Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,095
Posted By sara_j
We had a great experience at our hospital....

We had a great experience at our hospital. First, we were fortunate to find a practice with docs that supported our desire for a natural birth. Second, we had a clear birth plan and on top of that,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By sara_j
Hi Jill. You're welcome! I just found out...

Hi Jill. You're welcome! I just found out yesterday that they did "excuse" me, but only after I provided a doctors note. I'm lucky that the jury commissioner did excuse me because the law doesn't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By sara_j
I called the pediatrician this morning, and I...

I called the pediatrician this morning, and I guess they get this request fairly often. They have a letter already written and ready to go. Once I actually read it, I'll see if there's anything I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-04-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By sara_j
This might be a silly question - but do I go to...

This might be a silly question - but do I go to my OB or my son's pediatrician for this letter? I see the pediatrician way more often than my OB now and he knows that I'm breastfeeding.
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-04-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By sara_j
rparker - Thank you for this and the information...

rparker - Thank you for this and the information above! You definitely weren't over the top. One year is my minimum goal, but I am not opposed to going longer than that. We'll just see what our...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By sara_j
Well, I asked for a postponement until after the...

Well, I asked for a postponement until after the end of January 2011 so that my son will be over a year old. They told me I could have another six months and I have to provide a doctor's note....
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By sara_j
Thanks everyone! I'm in Colorado, so the law...

Thanks everyone! I'm in Colorado, so the law doesn't say they have to let me off the hook. I requested a postponement yesterday. We'll see what they say...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By sara_j
I'm using Dr. Brown's bottles, but I just pump...

I'm using Dr. Brown's bottles, but I just pump into the bottles that came with my pump and pour it into the Dr. Brown bottle. I like the bottle enough that the extra step is worth it....
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-02-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By sara_j
Oh, and as for bottles, I use Dr. Brown's...

Oh, and as for bottles, I use Dr. Brown's natural flow glass bottles.
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-02-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By sara_j
I introduced a bottle around 3 weeks. I know...

I introduced a bottle around 3 weeks. I know this is sooner than most places say you can, but we didn't have any trouble with nipple confusion. He does use a pacifier, so I don't know if that made a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-02-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By sara_j
I received a summons for jury duty on the day I...

I received a summons for jury duty on the day I went into labor with my son. Talk about timing. Originally I asked for, and was granted, a deferment until May 17 because I was breastfeeding and...
Forum: December 2010   04-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By sara_j
You're not crazy at all! I was the same way. I...

You're not crazy at all! I was the same way. I had very few of the classic symptoms of pregnancy. I never once got sick. But like you, I kind of hoped I would, especially early on. I wanted...
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