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Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Feathere
My four year old, nineteen month old, and I have...

My four year old, nineteen month old, and I have whooping cough. The worst is over for the 4yo (at least she isn't coughing until she vomits most of the time, though she is still coughing). My...
Forum: Women's Health   06-22-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Feathere
After I had my second child, the midwife...

After I had my second child, the midwife provided a liquid to take (teaspoon or two as needed) before nursing to relieve post delivery contractions. I have no idea what the stuff was called. It...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-05-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Feathere
hi, i want to reply because I don't want you...

hi,
i want to reply because I don't want you to feel alone, unsupported, and frustrated with bfing. I know mdc is a supportive area, but I have at time found that less support comes when someone...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-16-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By Feathere
Hi, I am a DONA trained doula seeking my...

Hi,
I am a DONA trained doula seeking my certification. I just moved to the area and need to assist as a doula at least five births for my certification. I am willing to provide doula services for...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   08-16-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 19,860
Posted By Feathere
Green Bay!! Looking for more mamas in the area,...

Green Bay!! Looking for more mamas in the area, too, so pm me if you want.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-24-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By Feathere
hi-- ignore your health care providers, unless...

hi--
ignore your health care providers, unless you have a medical issue that would make nursing anyone (not to mention two) a danger to your health.

I am currently tandeming my 8 month old and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-21-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Feathere
Hi Mama, Just a couple things because I don't...

Hi Mama,
Just a couple things because I don't have much time.
1. don't feel bad about wanting to wean. 2 and a half years is a great gift. If anyone here is less than supportive, ignore them
2....
Forum: Family Planning   07-21-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By Feathere
with dd1, first ppaf was at 21 months. I...

with dd1, first ppaf was at 21 months. I conceived dd2 the next month.
currenting no ppaf yet, and dd2 is 8 months. I think it will show up sooner this time, but i could be wrong, since I am tandem...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Feathere
Well, newborn poop is fairly runny, so I would...

Well, newborn poop is fairly runny, so I would not be too concerned. My dd is 7 months now, and she is still runny all the time--exclusively bf'ed, too.

My other daughter had rotavirus at 10...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-23-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 867
Posted By Feathere
This is all so great. Baby Hopes and Pixie Punk,...

This is all so great. Baby Hopes and Pixie Punk, I am so glad you shared your different approaches to weaning. I feel so frustrated at times--partly because I still don't have the nerve to actually...
Forum: Family Planning   06-22-2006, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Feathere
wow, well, i am sorry no one replied to your...

wow, well, i am sorry no one replied to your post. I can only tell you that you might benefit from contacting the epilepsy foundation--they have a lot of good information. I worked for them.. and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-18-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 867
Posted By Feathere
So good to hear all these ideas and supportive...

So good to hear all these ideas and supportive voices. Song of Joy, your doctor rocks! Good ideas there. And I totally agree with what you are saying, cequila: my dd asks more when I say now....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-09-2006, 03:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 867
Posted By Feathere
Well it seems like we are all in a place others...

Well it seems like we are all in a place others don't visit often!! At least we can support one another. Feb2003, I totally get that disconected mind thing. I have to do that too to make it through...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-05-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Feathere
ok, great to hear. so now I have to...

ok, great to hear.

so now I have to ask...should I even bother with solids right now? We are in a strange stage of life (as a family) right now. We will be moving in 3 weeks back to the states,...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-05-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,898
Posted By Feathere
Quote: Originally Posted by Dub-ya Gee, 10...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dub-ya
Gee, 10 years old? I would think anything over 3 would be for the mothers benefit more than the childs. My son is 6 and he is a little man!!! I couldnt...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-05-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Feathere
Thank you for posting your experience. I am...

Thank you for posting your experience. I am tandeming a 7 month old and a 38 month old and want to wean the older one. I don't know how to. I don't want to end nursing in a negative way, and I don't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-05-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Feathere
A couple weeks ago we tried some solid food with...

A couple weeks ago we tried some solid food with DD. She pushed it out with her tongue and I figured, well, not ready yet.

Last night we had lots of yummy carrots so I mashed part of one up for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-05-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Feathere
My colostrum came in exactly 3 months before I...

My colostrum came in exactly 3 months before I delivered my babies, each time. I didn't get much feedback from DD when I was pg regarding it--she just liked it, I guess.
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-04-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Feathere
i did not notice any side effects. I took liquid...

i did not notice any side effects. I took liquid vitex. It was unpleasant tasting! I didn't notice any supply changes when I was taking it, and I didn't notice any supply change when I had my one...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-03-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 867
Posted By Feathere
I am nursing a nearly 7 month old DD and a DD...

I am nursing a nearly 7 month old DD and a DD who turned three in April. I want to wean the older one. Has anyone had success weaning the older nursing? I don't really want advice on how to stick it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-03-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Feathere
i took it irregularly from thanksgiving to...

i took it irregularly from thanksgiving to christmas and then conceived the following jan. after 1 period. my 1st daughter was 22 months whrn i conceived and she nursed thru my pregnancy. sorry for...
Forum: Homebirth   05-27-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By Feathere
[QUOTE=number572]This post hit me in a nice way....

[QUOTE=number572]This post hit me in a nice way.


Feathere, what do you feel when someone explains their *awesome* hospital birth where they "didn't feel a thing, thank gawd for epidurals, etc"....
Forum: Homebirth   05-25-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By Feathere
thank you thank you thank you for your comments...

thank you thank you thank you for your comments and questions. The general feeling I have when I think about the birth are positive-- i feel good about it. And I still feel confused because it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-25-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By Feathere
I nurse my babies--6 months & 37...

I nurse my babies--6 months & 37 months--individually. The rare simultaneous nusring occurs when the babe is in arms and first daughter stands up while i sit in a chair. At the beginning we did...
Forum: Homebirth   05-25-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By Feathere
Six months ago I had a very wonderful homebirth....

Six months ago I had a very wonderful homebirth. The whole story is posted http://www.mothering.com/discussions...delivers+adele...
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