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Forum: November 2011   09-01-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 461
Posted By munchymum
I'm still going with my 36mo dd.  There's some...

I'm still going with my 36mo dd.  There's some colostrum in one of my breasts but the presence or absence of liquid seems to make no difference to her at all.  She is very oral and nothing is going...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-26-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By munchymum
Our culture seems to convince women that they...

Our culture seems to convince women that they are ruining their lives if they have a child before the age of 28 or so.  I disagree.  I think a lot of women who leave children till their thirties do...
Forum: November 2011   07-18-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By munchymum
Not sure why the link did not work, but here it...

Not sure why the link did not work, but here it is again:
 
http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/Baby_Friendly/Leaflets/3/sharingbedleaflet.pdf
Forum: November 2011   07-18-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By munchymum
I haven't read all the replies, but here is my...

I haven't read all the replies, but here is my contribution.  We intended to start with baby in a basket beside the bed, but we very quickly moved her into bed (by about day 4) because she would...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-18-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By munchymum
I've no information to give you, but I wanted to...

I've no information to give you, but I wanted to pass on my best wishes that you manage to sort the cyst out. I went through a ruptured ov cyst when I was 12 mo postpartum with my last baby, and it...
Forum: November 2011   07-15-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By munchymum
My DD is 3 next month and she is still addicted...

My DD is 3 next month and she is still addicted to boobie.  I've had no milk since I was about 9 weeks but that hasn't put her off.  I haven't the heart to wean her so I think we're going to drift...
Forum: November 2011   07-08-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By munchymum
Can I join as well?  I suspected I had an...

Can I join as well?  I suspected I had an anterior placenta because I wasn't feeling movements as early as my first baby, and my midwife also suspected it at my 17 week appointment because she found...
Forum: November 2011   06-08-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,675
Posted By munchymum
PS I just read your post IWannaBeAnRN and yes...

PS I just read your post IWannaBeAnRN and yes it's really uncommon in the UK!  Sorry, I posted at precisely the same moment as you!
Forum: November 2011   06-08-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,675
Posted By munchymum
There is also some information on Code Name...

There is also some information on Code Name Mama's blog (who I think comes on this forum as well, but I don't mind blowing her trumpet).  It is www.codenamemama.com (http://www.codenamemama.com).
 ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-26-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,311
Posted By munchymum
I want to draw your attention to this research: ...

I want to draw your attention to this research:
 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2265.1983.tb02978.x/abstract
 
Basically, it's saying that women seem to find it easier to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-26-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By munchymum
My period didn't come back until DD was 24...

My period didn't come back until DD was 24 months.  We TTCed from that point onwards, but it seemed that DD's nursing had a major impact on my fertility and over that six month period I nightweaned,...
Forum: November 2011   05-12-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,574
Posted By munchymum
I work as a volunteer bfing supporter with new...

I work as a volunteer bfing supporter with new mums, and the number one tip that I tell them is: it shouldn't be painful.  If you ever find yourself dreading the next feed, it's time to seek some...
Forum: November 2011   05-09-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By munchymum
I feel the same.  I thought I would be more...

I feel the same.  I thought I would be more comfortable with my weight gain the second time around because I lost it easily last time.  But I seem to be piling on more pounds than ever.  Every night...
Forum: November 2011   05-09-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By munchymum
On a more positive note, my midwife was more...

On a more positive note, my midwife was more than happy to do this for us.  I don't remember how long it took to stop pulsing, but she told me to feel it when there was still blood flowing, then...
Forum: November 2011   05-05-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By munchymum
I love Anita underwired nursing bras.  I have...

I love Anita underwired nursing bras.  I have never found a non-underwired bra that gives me the same support - I hate the wide-chested look I get from non-underwired bras.  If you're prone to...
Forum: November 2011   04-26-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By munchymum
Me too - last pregnancy I felt it from about 11...

Me too - last pregnancy I felt it from about 11 weeks but I didn't know what it was.  I thought I had a groin strain, as I was still running.  It went off in the 2nd trimester but got worse in the...
Forum: November 2011   04-18-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By munchymum
For me the nipple soreness seems to be...

For me the nipple soreness seems to be aggravated by the lack of milk.  DD starts off latching properly, gets very little milk, gets bored and loosens her latch.  The she nipple feeds (often with...
Forum: November 2011   04-16-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By munchymum
For those of you who are nursing your older...

For those of you who are nursing your older babies, how is your milk supply going?  I am only 8 weeks and I was expecting mine to last at least into the 2nd trimester (if I make it that far), but I...
Forum: November 2011   04-11-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By munchymum
I'm 7 1/2 weeks and my m/s seems to have gone...

I'm 7 1/2 weeks and my m/s seems to have gone already.  Last pregnancy, I was nauseous in the mornings for about 4 days from 7 weeks.  This time I've had mild nausea on and off all day from about 5...
Forum: November 2011   04-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By munchymum
 Quote:My GP suspected irritable bowel...



Quote:My GP suspected irritable bowel syndrome but she was proved wrong by a colonoscopy.  The problem has not recurred since.


Sorry, I meant to say inflammatory bowel disease (like...
Forum: November 2011   04-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By munchymum
Viriditas - it sounds very similar to an...

Viriditas - it sounds very similar to an experience I had a couple of years ago.  I had episodes like you described on four occasions, 3-4 weeks apart.  I could not correlate the episodes with my...
Forum: November 2011   04-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By munchymum
So sorry.

So sorry.
Forum: November 2011   04-05-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By munchymum
Cool, thanks for the information.

Cool, thanks for the information.
Forum: November 2011   04-05-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By munchymum
Uhh, I hear how worrying it is for anyone having...

Uhh, I hear how worrying it is for anyone having spotting.  Last pregnancy I had spotting at 6 1/2 weeks, but it was soon after intercourse so I put it down to that (though I was still worried). ...
Forum: November 2011   04-04-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By munchymum
Averlee - that's really interesting, because...

Averlee - that's really interesting, because soon after my nipples calmed down, I also got vaginal thrush.  So I too wondered if they were connected (though I have never had nipple thrush in all the...
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