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Forum: Multicultural Families   04-07-2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By lilmamita
Thanks, tracyamber.  Good advice.

Thanks, tracyamber.  Good advice.
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-01-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By lilmamita
I'm from the US and white, my DH is from Central...

I'm from the US and white, my DH is from Central America (he's half Central American, half Catalan) and is pretty brown.  Our DS looks a ton like me, has my complexion and a lot of my features,...
Forum: Babywearing   03-30-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,549
Posted By lilmamita
My son wasn't too fond of being worn early on. ...

My son wasn't too fond of being worn early on.  He'd tolerate it on occasion, usually when he was about to fall asleep anyways.  And I could only ever wear him in a front cross carry with a wrap. ...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By lilmamita
Hi, I will be moving to the DC-area in May with...

Hi, I will be moving to the DC-area in May with my DH and DS (6 mo).  I'm looking for meeyups, local forums, and other groups for natural-minded parents.  I'd like to find spaces I can meet other...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   02-10-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By lilmamita
Hello,  my family (DH, DS-almost 5 mo, and me)...

Hello,  my family (DH, DS-almost 5 mo, and me) will be relocating to the Metro D.C. area in May.  We have no idea where to start looking in terms of housing.  DH says he'd prefer a house to an...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
Also, just wanted to add:   My struggle with...

Also, just wanted to add:
 
My struggle with supply has been extremely emotionally trying.  And I found it extremely frustrating when people who hadn't had much trouble establishing a breastmilk...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-11-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
JNajla - That gives me some hope.  I think I'm...

JNajla - That gives me some hope.  I think I'm only making like 4-6 oz of milk a day right now, so I hope I can at least increase substantially (I've given up hope on ever having a full supply).  I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
Wow.  I hadn't checked this post in a long time...

Wow.  I hadn't checked this post in a long time and am amazed at how much discussion it created.  A lot has happened since my original post.  My son is now almost 3 months.  I never saw an increase...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
The WIC LC was board certified - at least it...

The WIC LC was board certified - at least it said IBCLC on her card. I just remember that when she looked at my son's tongue she was saying, "you do have a little forked tongue" but didn't say...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
MaggieLC - my MW did examine the placenta and I...

MaggieLC - my MW did examine the placenta and I was actually transferred to the hospital after the birth for a D&C and they also gave me Pitocin. I am more frustrated and questioning how the OB who...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-12-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
I got the donated milk by posting to my state's...

I got the donated milk by posting to my state's Eats on Feets and Human Milk 4 Human Babies Facebook pages. I was surprised at the responses I got. I also just reached out to friends and got some...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-12-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
My MW is providing newborn care for my son so we...

My MW is providing newborn care for my son so we aren't currently seeing a pedi. My MW loaned us a scale, so we are closely monitoring my son. He has steadily been gaining weight since we began...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-09-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
I found out I have a very low supply. I am...

I found out I have a very low supply. I am working on trying to increase it and started a new thread to look for advice from other moms who have been there. If you have struggled with low supply and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-09-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,016
Posted By lilmamita
I am struggling with low supply. My 2 and a half...

I am struggling with low supply. My 2 and a half week baby is still pretty far from his birth weight. Currently I am supplementing with donor milk and nursing and pumping every two hours during the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-01-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By lilmamita
Thanks for your input blessedwithboys. What you...

Thanks for your input blessedwithboys. What you would usually say is actually what they told me at the WIC office today. They seemed to just think he was signalling he was done with that breast...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-01-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By lilmamita
You know, I wondered that but I don't really...

You know, I wondered that but I don't really think so because he doesn't show any of the other symptoms. No choking or gagging, very little burps, very rarely spits up. And since it is so early and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-01-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By lilmamita
My son is 11 days old and about 50 percent of...

My son is 11 days old and about 50 percent of the times we're nursing he does this thing where he will unlatch and then immediately start crying and looking for the nipple and opening his mouth to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
Well, we have been all about side-lying nursing...

Well, we have been all about side-lying nursing for the last day and a half and it has definitely meant more sleep for me. He's still not sleeping more than 2 hours at a time, but he now rarely...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-29-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
Thanks Mama 505. Yeah, i got DH to arrange the...

Thanks Mama 505. Yeah, i got DH to arrange the pillows and while he wasn't quite as elaborate as your LC, he did a pretty good job. Just woke up from an hour of sleep...not bad.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-28-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
A part of me feels like that is very alarmist....

A part of me feels like that is very alarmist. With him sleeping on my chest, I wake up to his slightest movement. I can't imagine he could fall or roll off of me and get wedged between the minimal...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-28-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
We've definitely been swaddling and that has...

We've definitely been swaddling and that has helped a ton when he's fussy and or screaming. I think I'm going to start nursing pretty exclusively in the living room recliner instead of in bed. Cause...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-28-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
He won't take a pacifier. We just tried to give...

He won't take a pacifier. We just tried to give him one today and he won't suck on it.
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
I was trying to implement the 45 minute limit...

I was trying to implement the 45 minute limit this evening after the MW left but it's not really working. Nothing else soothes him more than temporarily. So here we are at around 2 and a half hours...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
Thanks for all the feedback, folks. I just got...

Thanks for all the feedback, folks. I just got some kind of conflicting advice from my MW, whose advice has been really great and whom I really trust. She said that the LCs she works with say 45...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,714
Posted By lilmamita
Thanks, we have been doing a lot of the Happiest...

Thanks, we have been doing a lot of the Happiest Baby on the Block techniques (jiggling, swaddling, shushing loudly) and they have worked wonders for calming him down before a feeding so he will...
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