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Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Anna Phor
I have been part of a nanny share for just over...

I have been part of a nanny share for just over 2 years now--my son was 5 months old when we started the share. We have had three other families that we shared with (one at a time, though!).
 
In...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-05-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Anna Phor
Pumping in addition to nursing is quite...

Pumping in addition to nursing is quite different from pumping as a replacement for nursing. If you've only tried the former, you might have better luck pumping if you skip a nursing session. Do you...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-22-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Anna Phor
I stopped pumping a year and a half ago, and my...

I stopped pumping a year and a half ago, and my son is still nursing. Quitting pumping caused my period to come back, however--so be prepared! 
Forum: Lactivism   04-19-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Anna Phor
I find it a bit creepy that the mother's face is...

I find it a bit creepy that the mother's face is pixelated out. I'm sure there is an explanation related to modesty, but it really feels like she doesn't have an identity of her own at all.
Forum: Lactivism   04-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Anna Phor
Go to HR and tell them that the conference room...

Go to HR and tell them that the conference room solution isn't working--other people are using the room and you don't want to be unprofessional by interrupting. Ask them to provide another space for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By Anna Phor
So at that age, and for that purpose, I think...

So at that age, and for that purpose, I think both you and she would be *fine* if you didn't pump. Why don't you leave her with your husband for a few hours on the weekend while you go do something...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Anna Phor
My situation is not quite the same, but here's...

My situation is not quite the same, but here's my experience, for what it's worth.
 
I never needed any kind of supply-booster until my period came back, but I do generally have a pretty big...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-09-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,147
Posted By Anna Phor
National Sexual Assault...

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE(4673) 
 
http://www.rainn.org/
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By Anna Phor
It's a big investment to make at this stage in...

It's a big investment to make at this stage in the game--unless you already have a pump? Mine cost more than $200. How long are you planning to be apart from her? Are you going to be working outside...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Anna Phor
We finally gave up and used a spoon. It was hell...

We finally gave up and used a spoon. It was hell getting pureed peas out of the keypad.
 
(Sorry, couldn't resist.) 
 
What do you want the app to do? I didn't really feel I needed anything--I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-29-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Anna Phor
Here's what I did. If my kid bit me, I hollered,...

Here's what I did. If my kid bit me, I hollered, I put him down, and the nursing session was over. He did bite me a few times, but mostly when he had a new tooth coming in, and generally *after* he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-29-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Anna Phor
I never left any more than 12oz and I pumped for...

I never left any more than 12oz and I pumped for my son just a little past his first birthday. Is this a new increase in demand (if he is 6 months, he might be interested in solids?) or has this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-21-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,161
Posted By Anna Phor
We live in a fairly well-built apartment...

We live in a fairly well-built apartment building, but noise still travels between floors. 
 
We have a strict no-shoes in the house rule (well, we don't hold guests to it, but for family). We...
Forum: Lactivism   03-19-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Anna Phor
So don't comply.   If someone asks you to...

So don't comply.
 
If someone asks you to cover, say "actually, I prefer not to."
If someone asks you to leave, ask to speak to their boss. If you go all the way up the chain and they are still...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-14-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Anna Phor
I haven't done train trips this long, but I have...

I haven't done train trips this long, but I have by air.
 
For that long of a trip, I'd bring a set of pjs and a clean set of clothes for kiddo, plus clean shirt & undies for me. Definitely a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-14-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Anna Phor
Hot shower, gentle massage of the plug, and...

Hot shower, gentle massage of the plug, and nurse from the affected side first.
 
If you spike a fever, take it seriously and get medical assistance. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Anna Phor
I'm an employer in a nanny share.   We give...

I'm an employer in a nanny share.
 
We give all federal holidays plus day after thanksgiving, 2 weeks annual & 1 week sick. Take out all taxes. We don't give health but we do give a transport...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Anna Phor
60K for a family of four would be very tight,...

60K for a family of four would be very tight, yes, but whether or not it's doable depends on what you have to stretch it to cover. I think you need to do some sample budgets to figure out whether...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-12-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Anna Phor
So 3x a month plus an extra appointment every 3...

So 3x a month plus an extra appointment every 3 months--not quite once a week? Could you get a college student sitter and book them for the same time each week (and schedule the appointments the...
Forum: Lactivism   03-12-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,758
Posted By Anna Phor
I've nursed on dozens of airplane flights and...

I've nursed on dozens of airplane flights and never had a problem. I don't cover, FWIW. 
 
I can't speak to Delta specifically, though. But one thing to keep in mind of you are nervous--they are...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Anna Phor
4 months is a while in baby time, I know.   ...

4 months is a while in baby time, I know.
 
This. They change up SO FAST at that age. At eight months, my son had just started insisting on finger food and ate a handful of beans or a little fruit...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Anna Phor
Aw, poor guy.   My kid won't drink...

Aw, poor guy.
 
My kid won't drink pedialyte. I tried it and it super-sweet. He had a similar illness a few months ago (he's a few months older than yours), and we nursed lots and I also offered...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-28-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By Anna Phor
I don't have any words of wisdom on your health...

I don't have any words of wisdom on your health issues, but your son's night waking sounds absolutely within the range of normal. 
 
Have you tried painkillers for teething? 
 
On starting...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-22-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By Anna Phor
Will you have another adult with you? That makes...

Will you have another adult with you? That makes a huge difference
 
I did east coast US to London (8 hour flight) with my kid at 18 months as a lap child--but in business class, and with my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Anna Phor
I don't know, but you might try these guys: ...

I don't know, but you might try these guys:
http://breastfeedinghelpline.com/
 
It's run by LLL.
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