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Forum: Life With a Baby   Today, 12:34 PM
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Posted By pokeyac
I didn't get my cycle back until about a year...

I didn't get my cycle back until about a year after my son was born. I also noticed a change in libido when my cycles returned. Everyone is different. Some people get it back after a few months,...
Forum: Family Planning   Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 13,070
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations ultrafighter! Luckily, you have...

Congratulations ultrafighter! Luckily, you have 9 months + to prepare. I hope all goes well.
Forum: Breastfeeding   Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By pokeyac
Also, it's disappointing that doctors don't seem...

Also, it's disappointing that doctors don't seem to understand breastfeeding. You need to nurse to keep your supply up and the longer the baby nurses, the more fat she gets. It's definitely not for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By pokeyac
I'm so sorry this has become such an ordeal! ...

I'm so sorry this has become such an ordeal! Sending prayers and hugs for you and baby. I hope she keeps gaining weight and you can stop the checks soon.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By pokeyac
I think advice from co-workers should also be...

I think advice from co-workers should also be taken with a huge grain of salt. :grin:
Everyone my wife talked to said they taught their children to sleep by letting them cry. You're doing great...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 41
Posted By pokeyac
Sometimes people skip the bottle and use a sippy...

Sometimes people skip the bottle and use a sippy cup too.
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-20-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By pokeyac
I have heard many bad things about it too. I...

I have heard many bad things about it too. I believe it was written by a minister, not a pediatrician or sometone you would expect to write a book on babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics came...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-19-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By pokeyac
Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to...

Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family! I'm glad you were still able to labor as you had planned despite the last minute changes. I hope all continues to go well!
:joy:joy:joy
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 41
Posted By pokeyac
It takes babies many times of practice before...

It takes babies many times of practice before they get used to something. Be patient. It can take some time. It may not be the nipple. Don't go out and buy a bunch of different bottles yet. You...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 158
Posted By pokeyac
There's risk with any drug. The dose is usually...

There's risk with any drug. The dose is usually lower after birth than they would use for an induction. It is given to help the uterus contract and stop bleeding. If you are prone to hemorrhaging,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 19
Posted By pokeyac
I don't think pacifiers are necessary. Babies...

I don't think pacifiers are necessary. Babies will strengthen their jaws just fine with breastfeeding. It is usually recommended to hold off on the pacifier until breastfeeding is well established,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 19
Posted By pokeyac
Rubber is a natural product made from a rubber...

Rubber is a natural product made from a rubber tree. I have seen natural rubber pacifiers at Whole Foods. BPA's are found in plastic to make it flexible. Many pacifiers are made of silicone. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 19,336
Posted By pokeyac
Sending strength and praying for you and your...

Sending strength and praying for you and your babies Xerxella.
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   11-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8
Posted By pokeyac
You can look at Dona.org for doulas. For...

You can look at Dona.org for doulas. For midwives, you can try mana.org. Do you want to use a CNM at a hospital? Those are usually the only kind of midwives that can attend a birth at a hospital. ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 23
Posted By pokeyac
12 DPO is still early to take a test and get an...

12 DPO is still early to take a test and get an accurate result. Have you tested again? Cramping and spotting can be normal in early pregnancy. Good luck!
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 46
Posted By pokeyac
That link didn't work for me EnviroBecca Here's...

That link didn't work for me EnviroBecca
Here's one from Kellymom (http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/low-supply/)

I would imagine that if you had a good supply established in the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-14-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By pokeyac
She should be sure on the definition of...

She should be sure on the definition of constipation. That is when stools are hard, pebble-like and dark. This rarely happens in a newborn EBF baby as the others have mentioned. Intervention is not...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By pokeyac
Can you use an air purifier? That might help with...

Can you use an air purifier? That might help with the cat. This website (http://wellnessmama.com/8370/allergy-relief-remedies/)has some helpful info for allergies. I used a neti pot and menthol...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 75
Posted By pokeyac
You are pregnant?

You are pregnant?
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 74
Posted By pokeyac
I used regular bottles with no vents and had no...

I used regular bottles with no vents and had no problems. It depends on the baby and how gassy/refluxy they are. The vents create a lot more washing and can be a pain if you don't really need them....
Forum: Family Planning   11-13-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 13,070
Posted By pokeyac
Yep! It's pretty obvious I'm the gut feelings...

Yep! It's pretty obvious I'm the gut feelings one.:smile:

Thanks for sharing your process for decision making. I will try to work that into our conversations. I've been trying to appeal to my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By pokeyac
Thanks for the info @neonalee...

Thanks for the info @neonalee (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=144719)
I was thinking about trying the next large size next time. Good to know it worked for you.
RS1979 I'm sorry...
Forum: Family Planning   11-12-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 13,070
Posted By pokeyac
Thanks @LTurtle...

Thanks @LTurtle (http://www.mothering.com/forum/member.php?u=204641) ! We have a situation like this. I was thinking about it and you might think that since I'm married to a woman who could...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By pokeyac
I hate the time change. It's arbitrary and...

I hate the time change. It's arbitrary and completely made up. The time should be the time. It takes me a week to get used to it and it throws everything off. I hate it even more now that I have a...
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