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Forum: Breastfeeding   12-18-2014, 03:58 PM
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This part is so hard! My advice would be to have...

This part is so hard! My advice would be to have a consistent boundary with your older....when my #2 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) was born, I used twinkle...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By BabySmurf
I always co slept with my babies because it was...

I always co slept with my babies because it was easier, but once they started sleeping longer stretches, I would nurse them to sleep in their own room and sneak out. When they woke up I would either...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-16-2014, 12:01 PM
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Views: 261
Posted By BabySmurf
"Extended" breastfeeding, boundaries, and sexual abuse triggers

Hi! It's been some time since I have been active in the forums, but hoping I could gain some support/perspective/advice....

I am currently tandem nursing my son (4) and my daughter (18 months). I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By BabySmurf
My advice is to make sleep arrangements where...

My advice is to make sleep arrangements where everyone gets the most sleep. If that means your DH a d you sleeping in separate beds, then it might mean that for a little while. Believe me when you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,062
Posted By BabySmurf
Wow, this is bring ginger back memories!!! I...

Wow, this is bring ginger back memories!!! I highly suggest making sure you get *some* one on one time with your toddlers as well as a few minutes to yourself. I needed me time a lot more with two...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By BabySmurf
I am right there with you! I started out with...

I am right there with you! I started out with making a huge pile of stuff to be donated, but I think from now on I will keep one box accessible and bring it someplace whenever it gets full (which...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By BabySmurf
How long are they awake before their afternoon...

How long are they awake before their afternoon nap? It may be that they would sleep longer in the morning if circumstances were just right. Or it could be that they are ju st morning mappers and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By BabySmurf
Thanks for your thoughtful response! It's such a...

Thanks for your thoughtful response! It's such a hard juggle...I know that I haven't been able to give him enough one on one time, and that definitely factors into his feelings.  We have been...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By BabySmurf
So, anyone who is in the throws of three year...

So, anyone who is in the throws of three year old power struggles have nursing as a point of contention? Somehow circumstances have evolved so that my setting nursing boundaries have turned into...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By BabySmurf
I wonder if she has a sensory issue? If she has...

I wonder if she has a sensory issue? If she has a hard time being out and about, it could be that the environment is too overstimulating. Even environments that dont seem overstimulating to the...
Forum: Fertility   03-03-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By BabySmurf
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by olimama826 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-03-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By BabySmurf
No worries - my son has GI issues/food...

No worries - my son has GI issues/food intolerances, so had still been getting the majority of his nourishment from nursing, and that meant nursing around. the. clock.  I was eating a paleo diet,...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By BabySmurf
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensa...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif I hear you, my son was the same way. Even the break I got to get pregnant was only temporary, as he ended up getting sick shortly after and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By BabySmurf
What about picking up on the day nursing and...

What about picking up on the day nursing and cutting back on the night? He might be more willing to accept night weaning if he still has access during the day. And from what I understand, having...
Forum: Allergies   02-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By BabySmurf
I don't think that 30 days is necessarily enough...

I don't think that 30 days is necessarily enough time for something for the eczema to heal.  Many of those food sensitivities/allergies would likely be caused or exacerbated by a leaky gut, and 30...
Forum: Women's Health   02-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By BabySmurf
Are you taking the garlic and GSE all the time...

Are you taking the garlic and GSE all the time or just when you feel something coming on? I would think that, since they are antimicrobial that they are going to also clear out some of the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By BabySmurf
I think nursing can definitely affect ovulation....

I think nursing can definitely affect ovulation. Some women can and do get pregnant very early on while nursing, and others need to wean completely to be able to support a pregnancy. It depends on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By BabySmurf
Thank you all so much for your input, it is...

Thank you all so much for your input, it is really helping me to consider our options.  @livinglife (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/200587/livinglife), I think you pretty much summed up what I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By BabySmurf
So, I would really appreciate some insight here....

So, I would really appreciate some insight here.  We are kind of at a cross road with my 3 year old son.  He has always been rather high needs, with food issues, constipation, and related behavioral...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By BabySmurf
Yeah, its hard when you both aren't quite ready....

Yeah, its hard when you both aren't quite ready. But 3 years is a really good run!! And it sounds like he is just about there all on his own, you guys just need a new sick time routine. So forgive...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By BabySmurf
Be gentle with yourself mama. It sounds like he...

Be gentle with yourself mama. It sounds like he really does want to nurse for right now..probably from being sick. But it is absolutely okay for you to protect your health (or fertility or sanity)...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By BabySmurf
I think every kid goes through that phase -...

I think every kid goes through that phase - whether it's testing the boundary, learning the rules, or reaching out because they aren't quite there on their own yet.  And I think that it happens no...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-10-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By BabySmurf
a routine is so so important for them! kids...

a routine is so so important for them! kids really do so much better when they know what to expect.  things always get wonky for us when our routine is off, even if it's for a good (fun) reason.  it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-08-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By BabySmurf
read AhaParenting.com - it literally saved me...

read AhaParenting.com - it literally saved me when DS was two.  Two is hard because their thought patterns change, and therefore we need to change our approach somewhat.  Simple changes in phrasing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By BabySmurf
Yeah, things went haywire for us during the...

Yeah, things went haywire for us during the holidays too.  dusting myself off and trying to get things better situated....i'll post more soon.  hopefully good news!
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