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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-17-2008, 03:31 PM
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Posted By bethie
I have the same issue with my baby (weak suck)...

I have the same issue with my baby (weak suck) and still trying/pumping now for 14 wks... I love your email and think support is what she needs... tons of it... I hope her baby gets it quick bc it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-17-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By bethie
Tell me what you do to prevent. I'm on lecithin...

Tell me what you do to prevent. I'm on lecithin and drinking a lot of water every day. I'm thinking I may need to stop the domperidone... Fighting yet another plugged duct that may turn into my...
Forum: Babywearing   07-17-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,067
Posted By bethie
Anyone shed any light for me on the two? I have...

Anyone shed any light for me on the two? I have a lower back issue and need to wear the baby. I have a ring sling but he's not a fan, and I need something more structured...

Looked through the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By bethie
Ewww... cannot imagine wishing my hellish...

Ewww... cannot imagine wishing my hellish schedule on anyone who CHOSE to EP. Mine is not my choice and I cringe at the thought of someone thinking the breasts are for hubby (sexual) vs. functional...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By bethie
I think that's the dumbest stuff I've ever...

I think that's the dumbest stuff I've ever read... Not funny in a parady sorta way at all!
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By bethie
I use the lansinoh bags as well with the double...

I use the lansinoh bags as well with the double zip seal. They are so great. I also use the Born Free bottles and notice that my son opens his mouth wider with those than say Dr. Brown's standard...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-29-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By bethie
No goopy discharge... so I bet he did poke...

No goopy discharge... so I bet he did poke himself or rub too hard...

thanks! Just making sure...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-28-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By bethie
we use seventh generation here

we use seventh generation here
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By bethie
I noticed that my 2.5 month old has a reddish...

I noticed that my 2.5 month old has a reddish (more pinkish) eye on the inside half but not the outside half, if that makes sense. Is it pink eye or could he have poked himself in the eye?
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-28-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By bethie
Ok this is my second case and by now it should...

Ok this is my second case and by now it should be better; however, I have a migraine that has lasted 3 days... my boob still feels like its bruised and hurts with two palpable knots... I feel...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-26-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,902
Posted By bethie
That's so nice about your friend helping you...

That's so nice about your friend helping you with BM! I have mastitis again. Apparently I'm not drinking enough water. I rarely drink anything. Terrible I know. My temp got up to 102-3 F range......
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-25-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By bethie
Hope your baby grows and grows... mine was born...

Hope your baby grows and grows... mine was born at 36 weeks at 6 lbs and had respiratory distress. I can't imagine taking a baby out of the NICU AMA... I totally trusted the nurses taking care of...
Forum: TV-Free   06-25-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By bethie
kudos to you!!!! I would give anything to...

kudos to you!!!!

I would give anything to do that... but DH....well that's my hinderence...

I'm not a big TV watcher anyway... but the Red Sox are in our home nightly...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-25-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By bethie
What's wild is that I'm a new mother and prior...

What's wild is that I'm a new mother and prior to wanting or having a child never had a problem with women NIP. I don't get why it's not ok to do? It's not like you can see a whole lot with a baby's...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-25-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By bethie
LOL... I've tried having this discussion with...

LOL... I've tried having this discussion with real life friends but they get pretty grossed out once I tell them that when my water broke early, I tasted it to make sure it wasn't urine. So yeah,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-25-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By bethie
Hopefully that LC is good that will give her...

Hopefully that LC is good that will give her good advice. Wondering if the baby has a tongue tie. I know one thing... I would have let you nurse my baby to find out early on if his lack of suck was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-24-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By bethie
I've not tried CST yet, but I will get on the...

I've not tried CST yet, but I will get on the ball and try that out... We went to a speech therapist and nothing there... maybe an occupational therapist? I was hoping it was a tongue tie but saw an...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-23-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By bethie
goimg to buy those online now... using haberman

goimg to buy those online now... using haberman
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-22-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,902
Posted By bethie
I have an SNS... It's tough working it... I...

I have an SNS... It's tough working it... I suppose what I need to do is get someone to show me how to do it... the last time I tried was two weeks ago, and honestly he's better now... It's very...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-22-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By bethie
I go to a Dr. Norman Albertson along with...

I go to a Dr. Norman Albertson along with another pharmacist friend of mine (we're both pharmacists) and anyway... she's delaying vax for a year... I went in for the two month ones and will...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-22-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By bethie
DarkHorseMama - gotta say that your rundown of...

DarkHorseMama - gotta say that your rundown of the area was spot on!

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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-22-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,902
Posted By bethie
Well we went to the ENT and no posterior tongue...

Well we went to the ENT and no posterior tongue tie so back to square one... at least he'll open and latch now... it's his suck strength that is so poor...

I'm using a haberman sometimes and a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-22-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By bethie
Still EP at this point. Still trying. My supply...

Still EP at this point. Still trying. My supply is over 30 ounce a day... happy with that and hoping can cut down a bit on pumping?

BUT the baby will open mouth now (took 2 weeks), will latch now...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-22-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bethie
I'm no expert and only have been EP since LO's...

I'm no expert and only have been EP since LO's birth and NICU and all that... now at 11 weeks. I would pump in the bathroom for 15 mins every two hours at work... seriously... hook up on the way to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   06-05-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,902
Posted By bethie
I guess I'll introduce myself... I had my baby 2...

I guess I'll introduce myself... I had my baby 2 months ago, and he arrived a little early... he spent 8 days in the NICU where he was fed with a haberman special needs bottle by medela - formula -...
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