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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-09-2012, 06:59 AM
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Views: 118
Posted By loonar
I have a 13-month-old. We're down to naps and...

I have a 13-month-old. We're down to naps and nighttime for nursing. In almost all respects I'm thrilled with our current nursing relationship, and we overcame huge challenges (tongue tie, thrush,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-09-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By loonar
I got one of these the other day -- my son is...

I got one of these the other day -- my son is teething and changed his latch in a way that did some damage, and I ended up with a blood blister. I exclusively pumped that side for about two days...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-09-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By loonar
Milk blisters are often related to thrush; it...

Milk blisters are often related to thrush; it could be that you've got a stubborn case of it, and need to continue treatment.
 
I have recurring milk blisters on one side. They sure do hurt. I've...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-02-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By loonar
I do quite a bit of hand expression. It is...

I do quite a bit of hand expression. It is without a doubt more effective than the pump, but a lot more time consuming. Right now I'm really trying to focus on getting as much actual nursing in as I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-27-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By loonar
 Thank you so much to all of you for taking...


Thank you so much to all of you for taking the time to reply. 
 
Quote:Originally Posted by newmamasara http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-27-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By loonar
I have Bipolar I and took Lamictal for years. I...

I have Bipolar I and took Lamictal for years. I weaned off it before trying to get pregnant and replaced with very high dose fish oil at my psychiatrist's recommendation. This has been working well...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-03-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By loonar
Maybe this is just a vent. I'm going to see my...

Maybe this is just a vent. I'm going to see my awesome LC as soon as possible.
 
For the past 2+ months (my son is 8 months old) I have been getting recurrent plugged ducts on one side. Like every...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-03-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By loonar
Our awesome pediatrician just went to some sort...

Our awesome pediatrician just went to some sort of relevant conference and came back saying that based on the most recent research, she is confident that it's unnecessary to delay introduction of...
Forum: Parenting   06-21-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,580
Posted By loonar
What a truly beautiful thread. Thank you all for...

What a truly beautiful thread. Thank you all for putting yourselves out there.
 
I was humbled by birth. I went from 2cm dilated to baby-in-arms in 2.5 hours, and the pain was so huge, so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-17-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,180
Posted By loonar
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by coffeegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-15-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By loonar
We introduced one very very early (less than a...

We introduced one very very early (less than a week old) on the advice of our lactation consultant. My son had very high sucking needs and thanks to a tongue tie his latch was excruciating for me. I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-13-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,180
Posted By loonar
Hi OP -- I'm so sorry for your loss. I just...

Hi OP -- I'm so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to put in my two cents about the bearhug technique, coming from a different perspective. It startles and confuses me to see it described as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-07-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By loonar
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



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Forum: Life With a Baby   06-06-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By loonar
In the past week, my 6 month old has recently...

In the past week, my 6 month old has recently started gasping a lot... like that mock-shock sound people sometimes make. He does frequently (often several times in a row) when he's nursing or eating...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By loonar
My son was diagnosed with reflux around 6 weeks....

My son was diagnosed with reflux around 6 weeks. When all the suggested lifestyle changes and a total elimination diet on my part had no effect, we started him on Axid. He was a whole new baby. At...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-27-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By loonar
I'm considering a job that would entail 3 long...

I'm considering a job that would entail 3 long night shifts (7am-7pm) a week. My son is 5 months old.
 
In some ways this seems ideal... a full-time salary with 4 days off/week, no childcare...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-16-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,730
Posted By loonar
My 4-month-old son gets in the bath with me or...

My 4-month-old son gets in the bath with me or his dad pretty much every evening as part of his bedtime routine. He really seems to enjoy it, so it's definitely recreational more than functional (we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-07-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,737
Posted By loonar
I spent several years trying to convince my...

I spent several years trying to convince my husband to have a baby with me. By December 2009 I'd basically given up... but when I broke down and told him as much, he shocked me by saying he was...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-21-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,100
Posted By loonar
  I was almost completely incapacitated by SI...


I was almost completely incapacitated by SI pain during the second half of my pregnancy, and had the same fear about labor. It ended up not bothering me during labor at all. Hope that's the case...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-16-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By loonar
Thank you so much everyone for your input....

Thank you so much everyone for your input. Unfortunately I am still dealing with this; I thought I was getting better but then took a major downturn last night. 
 
Re: Toradol... I do have the...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-09-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By loonar
I am losing my mind here... sorry for the novel....

I am losing my mind here... sorry for the novel. Any advice would be appreciated.
 
I gave birth to my son 7.5 weeks ago. About four weeks postpartum, I started having pretty bad menstrual-like...
Forum: November 2010   12-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By loonar
My son's evening fussies have turned into...

My son's evening fussies have turned into all-day fussies... I'm kind of at my wit's end...
Forum: November 2010   11-18-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By loonar
Born Nov. 17 at 39 weeks 2 days. 6lb 12.5oz,...

Born Nov. 17 at 39 weeks 2 days. 6lb 12.5oz, 19.25 inches. I am so in love with him, and I'm falling in love all over again with my husband as I watch him become a father.
 
Once active labor hit...
Forum: November 2010   11-09-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By loonar
Another positive here. Sigh. I'm going to do the...

Another positive here. Sigh. I'm going to do the antibiotics.
Forum: November 2010   10-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,126
Posted By loonar
Quote: Originally Posted by 47chromosomes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 47chromosomes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15993938)
I'm beginning to have a lot of anxiety...
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