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Forum: Breastfeeding   02-12-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By mambera
Yes I hope that the OP has her situation...

Yes I hope that the OP has her situation straightened out by now and that her baby is thriving.

I would like to say just a couple more things about this type of situation because these threads do...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-12-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By mambera
You are probably right but I am suspecting the...

You are probably right but I am suspecting the source is closer to home than not. India is rife with casteism and colorism, and my ILs have obviously been affected by that. My MIL has asked me to...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-09-2016, 04:58 PM
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Posted By mambera
Thanks for the suggestions. I did ask her quite...

Thanks for the suggestions. I did ask her quite carefully about bullying or teasing, she's denied any and her teacher did not suggest that was going on either. About 1/3 of her class is South Asian...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-08-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By mambera
Margin of error depends on scale. A good baby...

Margin of error depends on scale. A good baby scale can easily detect 2 oz. Lc or ped should have one. Pre post weigh gives important info quickly. Clock is ticking, baby may be starving, this mom...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-08-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By mambera
Question 1: Is baby getting milk when she feeds? ...

Question 1: Is baby getting milk when she feeds? This can be determined by weighing her before and after. Should be 1.5 to 2 oz heavier after. Also should be having 5+ yellow stools per day. If...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-07-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By mambera
Biracial child is racist?

I'm white and DH is a medium-toned Indian. Our kids' skin tones are about midway between ours; they look like light-toned Indians.

When DD1 was a toddler (maybe 2 y/o) she started saying she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By mambera
This seems like it should be between your DH and...

This seems like it should be between your DH and the kids. Do they like spending time with their grandmother? If the relationship is a good one it seems like it should be nothing but a good thing...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-28-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By mambera
To be honest I would have focused less on the...

To be honest I would have focused less on the birth, which was ultimately going to happen some way or other, and more on educating myself about what to do with the baby once it arrived. I was pretty...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By mambera
I like it too, I actually recommend it to my...

I like it too, I actually recommend it to my patients who are having trouble with discipline because it is very straightforward, practical, and easy for the parent to apply, and it really emphasizes...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By mambera
Do they have a microwave? I always send a little...

Do they have a microwave? I always send a little glass Pyrex with a grain and a cooked vegetable (e.g., ww pasta and steamed green beans; farro and roasted sweet potato or cauliflower; rice/beans...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,544
Posted By mambera
Ultrasound can let them know where the placenta...

Ultrasound can let them know where the placenta is if needed for c/s planning. And as you said you have time left for the placenta to move upward. Why don't you bring it up with your dr/mw if you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By mambera
Nausea and dark stools are a normal reaction to...

Nausea and dark stools are a normal reaction to iron supplementation. Fe supplements are hard to tolerate. Try splitting the dose up so you are taking a smaller amount several times a day.
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Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,156
Posted By mambera
My 3 y/o is like this. (The 5 y/o has very...

My 3 y/o is like this. (The 5 y/o has very healthy tastes and has always eaten and enjoyed a large variety of veggies and proteins.)

I basically do what you said. I put the food on their plates,...
Forum: Family Safety   03-25-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By mambera
That's a really good point!

That's a really good point!
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,069
Posted By mambera
In the past I've done a little EMLA cream on the...

In the past I've done a little EMLA cream on the site about 20 min beforehand. You do need to make sure the cream is in the right spot (over the muscle) and circling the area is helpful. In theory ...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,379
Posted By mambera
30ish minutes here, start to finish including...

30ish minutes here, start to finish including chopping. For weeknights I rotate the same 6-7 meals, most of which are 30 minutes or less. The main reason I can do this is I have a jumbo toaster...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,910
Posted By mambera
For summer: chicken thighs with peaches and basil...

For summer: chicken thighs with peaches and basil

Toss chicken thighs with olive oil, salt, pepper. Top with diced peaches (1-2 peaches for four thighs) and a whole bunch of chopped basil. Can...
Forum: Family Safety   03-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By mambera
We bought the kids' mattresses and our living...

We bought the kids' mattresses and our living room furniture from the Futon Shop. I don't remember the exact price but they were expensive. :( But worth it for the peace of mind. We ended up...
Forum: Babywearing   02-21-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By mambera
They all work fine, just pick something you like...

They all work fine, just pick something you like the look of. If your kid is already on the big side I might stay away from Didymos as they run narrow. (Diva Milanos and Oschas run wide and are...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-15-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,355
Posted By mambera
I was glad to see this forum as well. When I was...

I was glad to see this forum as well. When I was last hanging around mdc in 2009-2011 or so, there was very little in the way of public representation of those of us who are grateful for modern...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-15-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By mambera
I never made that assumption, not sure where you...

I never made that assumption, not sure where you got that from my post*.

The study I cited used the presence of flu strain-specific T cells to gauge pre-existing immunity. This particular...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By mambera
What's the difference? A specific T cell is a...

What's the difference? A specific T cell is a specific T cell regardless of whether the antigen came in a syringe or courtesy of an ill acquaintance.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-01-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By mambera
It is impossible to adduce an individual study to...

It is impossible to adduce an individual study to support this statement because there is no stipulated comparison treatment.
No study can support this 'single best' claim because there are an...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-06-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By mambera
I have a PhD in neurobiology.  Honestly I left...

I have a PhD in neurobiology.  Honestly I left bench science in large part because I felt it was totally incompatible with parenting young children.  Fortunately I also have an MD and was able to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,613
Posted By mambera
Hi luckymama, that sounds like a really tough...

Hi luckymama, that sounds like a really tough situation and I don't pretend to have the magic answer
I just wanted to add a small tidbit regarding your question about how to get them to try stuff...
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