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Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-09-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By NoraB
Child led weaning is NOT a silly goal!!!!! It...

Child led weaning is NOT a silly goal!!!!! It was having a firm commitment to CLW that got me through the rough times w/ nursing.

Nursing is a relationship and it is important that both parties...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-09-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By NoraB
Nursing is a relationship. It involves both of...

Nursing is a relationship. It involves both of you. Your needs deserve consideration too. It's actually a great opportunity to help your little one understand that. It's important to look at your...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-23-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By NoraB
I used the Wild Fermentation recipe for dill...

I used the Wild Fermentation recipe for dill pickles as a starting point for fermeting some zucchinis. At first they were really salty and sour. I didn't really like the taste. I stuck them in the...
Forum: Lactivism   02-06-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,157
Posted By NoraB
Honestly, I bristle at the term "discreet" when...

Honestly, I bristle at the term "discreet" when applied to breastfeeding. It seems to me that it is most often used by those who are not completely supportive of breastfeeding. The implication is...
Forum: Lactivism   02-06-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By NoraB
OMG, that "expert." I can't say anything nice so...

OMG, that "expert." I can't say anything nice so I just won't say anything at all.

It's amazing that the same myths get repeated over and over as truth. And so many believe it. If something gets...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-06-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By NoraB
I nursed my DD through my pregnancy w/ DS. She...

I nursed my DD through my pregnancy w/ DS. She was about 3 years 2 months when he was born. She slowed down nursing while I was pregnant. I did have to impose some gentle limits for my own comfort...
Forum: Fertility   08-20-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By NoraB
I have been trying some self-hypnosis techniques...

I have been trying some self-hypnosis techniques as well as visualization (which is really a form of self-hypnosis) and EFT. So far, my cycle is beginning to function normally!!! My LP is still a...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,799
Posted By NoraB
As I understand it, w/o vax, adults are normally...

As I understand it, w/o vax, adults are normally exposed to childhood illnesses as the children around them are exposed. This functions as a natural immunity booster (and may reduce problems like...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-20-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By NoraB
I hate that fainting is treated as a non issue....

I hate that fainting is treated as a non issue. Shouldn't that be a cause for investigation? Seems to me that fainting after a vax could indicate a neuro rxn or even if it's a blood pressure issue....
Forum: Fertility   07-05-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By NoraB
I'm working on slimming down and we've been...

I'm working on slimming down and we've been trying for another baby for about 2 years now. I'd kept putting off weight loss b/c I was focusing on trying to get pg or at least being open to another...
Forum: Fertility   07-05-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By NoraB
I use both temperature and CF to determine. I...

I use both temperature and CF to determine. I find that temps really, really help pin down O. FOr me, CF dry up patterns aren't always consistent w/ O. HOwever, I think it's generally accepted to...
Forum: Fertility   07-01-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By NoraB
Anybody tried self hypnosis for regulating the...

Anybody tried self hypnosis for regulating the cycle or for enhancing fertility? I've tried different herbs and vitamins. I had success w/ DD and DS but this time it's not working so well. I've...
Forum: Lactivism   07-01-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,152
Posted By NoraB
I totally get the negative reaction towards the...

I totally get the negative reaction towards the bottle. I understand it's a useful tool but it's so widely overused and it's taken as a symbol of babies. I resent that part. In many places in the...
Forum: VBAC   07-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By NoraB
Congrats on finding a midwife!

Congrats on finding a midwife!
Forum: Lactivism   06-12-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By NoraB
Oh wow! That is so wonderful!

Oh wow! That is so wonderful!
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-12-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By NoraB
Congrats to both of you! I teared up a little...

Congrats to both of you! I teared up a little reading your post. My DS recently weaned himself at nearly 4. I am committed to CLW, but I don't especially enjoy nursing past 3 or so. My DD nursed...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-12-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By NoraB
My DD wanted to nurse ALL the time. She would...

My DD wanted to nurse ALL the time. She would also spit up a lot. I went through various solutions...taking dairy out of my diet, burping a lot, tried to intro bottle and paci but both were...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-04-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By NoraB
Sometimes your milk can come in fast, and...

Sometimes your milk can come in fast, and sometimes slower. When my milk came in w/ my first LO, I got engorged and leaked A LOT. It's no harm to buy some ahead of time and take them to the hosp....
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-04-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By NoraB
There is something about bf'ing that does seem...

There is something about bf'ing that does seem sacred to me. I felt rather goddesslike when I was bf'ing, especially when bf'ing an infant. I felt ultra-feminine. I also consider bf'ing a sacred...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-04-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By NoraB
When I had DD, LO#1, I offered both sides and...

When I had DD, LO#1, I offered both sides and generally switched after 15-20 min on one side. I also had oversupply which caused lots of spitting up issues w/ DD. At some point (I don't remember now...
Forum: Lactivism   06-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By NoraB
I've had a few unintended flashings while NIP....

I've had a few unintended flashings while NIP. My first one was a doozy...full breast exposure. Kinda broke me in really quick. LOL. I think women should nurse however THEY are comfortable, however...
Forum: VBAC   06-03-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By NoraB
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By NoraB
I think they're one in the same. When I make...

I think they're one in the same. When I make broth to store in the freezer, I don't season the meat very much. Often, I'll roast a chicken in the crock pot for dinner, and put the stock in the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-03-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By NoraB
For a one batch deal, I ferment a week (unless...

For a one batch deal, I ferment a week (unless it's really cold in the house, then I ferment longer). Mostly though, I do a continuous ferment. That way, I can get the flavor I like but also get the...
Forum: Lactivism   06-03-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By NoraB
I haven't really had any negative comments about...

I haven't really had any negative comments about NIP either...though there were too women who were making nasty remarks to eachother when I was nursing DD when she was a newborn. Obviously, they...
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