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Forum: Vaccinations   03-25-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By amydep
I have this one saved in my favorites: ...

I have this one saved in my favorites:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...03&postcount=2 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=7116703&postcount=2)
Forum: Women's Health   03-23-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By amydep
Sounds like a canker sore to me. I get them when...

Sounds like a canker sore to me. I get them when I eat too much citrus. Try eating some yogurt or probiotics - they usually help heal them faster for me. Also, like PP said, dab with hydrogen...
Forum: Women's Health   03-22-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By amydep
I'm wondering the same thing about my son,...

I'm wondering the same thing about my son, although his fever just started yesterday. We took him to the doctor today just to rule out strep and flu - he was negative for both. The doctor said...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-16-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By amydep
Quote: Originally Posted by Mahtob...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mahtob http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10777171)
I don't understand why this doesn't make...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-14-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By amydep
Ya know, these old school docs seem to think...

Ya know, these old school docs seem to think that they can get parents to change their minds by scolding them....and it probably used to work. But parents are getting more and more assertive about...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-04-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By amydep
We had also delayed the MMR shot for our son, as...

We had also delayed the MMR shot for our son, as it was the one that concerned us the most (at the time). We delayed it at his 18 month appointment, and his 2 year, and 3 year, and 4 year...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-02-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By amydep
Our ped practice recommends it at 15 months. We...

Our ped practice recommends it at 15 months. We have not done it and will not do it for either child. If either of them need it for college enrollment, then they can make that decision to get it at...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-27-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Posted By amydep
Thanks for all the responses! Another thing I...

Thanks for all the responses! Another thing I just thought about is that this happened right in the middle of AF, and my milk supply always drops a little during AF anyway, so it is a double whammy...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-26-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Posted By amydep
Oh, thank you! That is what I wanted to hear!! I...

Oh, thank you! That is what I wanted to hear!! I am no longer pumping (I used to pump for one bottle a day while I worked in the mornings, but now DH gives her solids when I am gone) so I can't even...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-26-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Posted By amydep
Help! I am still nursing our 13 month old...

Help! I am still nursing our 13 month old (almost 14 months) dd. She is happily eating solids and nursing, and things have been going so great. Until this weekend. I came down with a horrible...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-30-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By amydep
Wow! You and your daughter have certainly been...

Wow! You and your daughter have certainly been through a lot. We have not had anything like this happen, but I have read enough stories that it has helped convinced us to no longer allow our...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-29-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By amydep
I agree with both pp. The first year you should...

I agree with both pp. The first year you should always breastfeed first, and then do solids. So, if you are going to offer her a "solid" meal, breastfeed right before you do that meal. You don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-27-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By amydep
In my experience, it didn't hurt as bad the...

In my experience, it didn't hurt as bad the second time around. I think there were a couple of reasons for this. The first would be that I started with PureLan (lanolin) by Medela immediately the...
Forum: Women's Health   01-27-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By amydep
Thanks! Gitti, that was the exact post I was...

Thanks! Gitti, that was the exact post I was looking for. I thought I had saved it to my favorites, but I couldn't find it. Thanks again!
Forum: Women's Health   01-26-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By amydep
I have seen it posted here several times about...

I have seen it posted here several times about keeping sodium ascorbate on hand for illnesses - especially VPDs. (Mods, please leave this post here as I want the answers from those who currently are...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-23-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By amydep
What a great hubby! Congrats on the new baby!!

What a great hubby! Congrats on the new baby!!
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-23-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 796
Posted By amydep
There will be a lot of people who will disagree...

There will be a lot of people who will disagree with me, but with my kids I started with one bottle a day early on. With DS I had to go back to work (I work 4 hours every morning) at 6 weeks PP, so...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-22-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By amydep
I didn't read all of the replies so I apologize...

I didn't read all of the replies so I apologize if I am repeating things others have already said, but wanted to let you know that it is NOT fun in the beginning. There really isn't anything fun...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-17-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,107
Posted By amydep
If you are not vaxing, then you certainly don't...

If you are not vaxing, then you certainly don't need to go as often. It may be helpful to go once or twice during the first couple of years to check developmental milestones if you have any concerns...
Forum: Know Your Rights   01-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,415
Posted By amydep
The OP sure had a tough time at the health dept!...

The OP sure had a tough time at the health dept! We did not experience that. DH went to the health department, asked for the religious exemption, and they gave it to him. No questions asked. Which...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-15-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By amydep
Oh...one more thing...the ONLY kind of vax...

Oh...one more thing...the ONLY kind of vax exemption that your doctor can issue is a medical exemption. The religious exemption cannot be obtained from him, it has to be obtained from the health...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-15-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By amydep
IME, you need the exemption for school. DH went...

IME, you need the exemption for school. DH went to the health department and requested the religious exemption. They are not allowed to ask you what religion you are. It is against the law. If your...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-14-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 353
Posted By amydep
I had sections with both of my kids and...

I had sections with both of my kids and exclusively breastfed both of them. I am still bfing DD 4-5 times a day along with her solids and she is a year old.

With DS, I had him on a Friday and my...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-12-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,893
Posted By amydep
Quote: Originally Posted by mykdsmomy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mykdsmomy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10263948)
Good job, Amy!...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-11-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By amydep
Yes. We stopped vaxing DS and DD. We have since...

Yes. We stopped vaxing DS and DD. We have since gone to the health department and obtained a religious exemption for DS as he will be starting kindergarten this fall. I actually called our school...
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