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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-17-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By merry-mary
Agreed. I don't believe this is a hard and fast...

Agreed. I don't believe this is a hard and fast rule: I also go by the smell-test, as I hate to waste even a drop of pumped breastmilk!
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-10-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By merry-mary
I'm a big fan of Elle MacPherson brand. I think...

I'm a big fan of Elle MacPherson brand. I think Nordstrom carries them. They meet all of your criteria, and are quite pretty too!
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-04-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by mscoffee77...

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Originally Posted by mscoffee77 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13302099)
I have a few frozen bags of expressed...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-18-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By merry-mary
I disagree with the beer suggestion. While it...

I disagree with the beer suggestion. While it may increase supply in some women, alcohol, especially coming off a stomach bug, is not a good idea. It can dehydrate you, even if you are feeling well....
Forum: Spirituality   12-09-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,494
Posted By merry-mary
Welcome to the Church, Annie! How wonderful. ...

Welcome to the Church, Annie! How wonderful.

I have not been around much lately. Saturday marked the year anniversary of the sudden death of one of my best friends. She was 31 and healthy and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,129
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by Family4Christ...

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Hi,

We keep our LO in a footed...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-02-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By merry-mary
Both of my children had/have ezcema. The only...

Both of my children had/have ezcema. The only thing that has worked to clear it for them is the following concoction: OTC hydrocortizone cream followed by a thick layer of Aquaphor ointment.
Forum: Spirituality   11-20-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,041
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by Charbeau...

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Originally Posted by Charbeau http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12650451)
I am going through the first Rite on...
Forum: Lactivism   11-20-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By merry-mary
it looks like you're covered by a good law...

it looks like you're covered by a good law there! Just do it in writing. I'd probably call the clerk as well.

This phenomenon is so very interesting: I feel like so many women who just give birth...
Forum: Spirituality   11-20-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,041
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by Naturally Mommy...

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Hi everyone! I would love to join...
Forum: Spirituality   11-20-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,041
Posted By merry-mary
Thanks so much - no, not callous at all. It...

Thanks so much - no, not callous at all. It helps to hear your encouragement.

I am going to Mass on Sunday alone. I'm also planning to go on a few weekdays when it's quieter, and since they pray...
Forum: Spirituality   11-19-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,041
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove...

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Something that I have found to be of...
Forum: Spirituality   11-18-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,041
Posted By merry-mary
Hello! I just stumbled upon this group. I...

Hello!

I just stumbled upon this group. I hope you don't mind if I join from time-to-time. I'm not on MDC that often, but I'd like to stop by here when I am.

A little background - I am married...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-17-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by Frunchy Mama...

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I'm going to breastfeed my son who is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-17-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,497
Posted By merry-mary
I had a lot of dizziness when my DD was little...

I had a lot of dizziness when my DD was little but that was partly due to exhaustion and low iron levels. Once I upped my iron, I felt so much better. Perhaps have your iron tested? I wasn't even...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-17-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,443
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by Ruthla...

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Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12627059)...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-12-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By merry-mary
You should be fine. Your breasts might be quite...

You should be fine. Your breasts might be quite full ... so I'd wear some breastpads, just in case you might leak.
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-11-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By merry-mary
The attitude is just baffling to me too. And...

The attitude is just baffling to me too. And silly!

When I received similar comments and questions, I would smile sweetly and say something like "thanks for your thoughts. My mind is made up on...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By merry-mary
I'm now pumping with my second baby. I have used...

I'm now pumping with my second baby. I have used Medela pump in Style and I really like it, well, as much as you can like a pump anyway. I have heard good things about the Ameda as well.

For me,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by diamond lil...

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Originally Posted by diamond lil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12535627)
Thanks for all the replies on this issue....
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-04-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By merry-mary
They're my preferred bag! I have never had a...

They're my preferred bag! I have never had a problem with them and use them exclusively (unless someone gives me some for free).
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by caedmyn...

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Originally Posted by caedmyn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12519280)
With DD I was horribly sore on one side for a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-27-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By merry-mary
I'm so sorry! There is a terrific book by...

I'm so sorry!

There is a terrific book by Kathleen Huggins called "The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning" with situation and age-appropriate advice for weaning. I would order a copy of this and...
Forum: Lactivism   10-23-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by SeekingJoy...

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I would hope I would approach her about...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By merry-mary
Quote: Originally Posted by GISDiva...

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Originally Posted by GISDiva http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12425276)
Ugh, anyone else? We did pretty good up until...
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