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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,004
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,004
Posted By wildmansmom
"He's as big as you, he will suck you dry" from...

"He's as big as you, he will suck you dry" from an older co worker about DS.

"You shouldn't let him pacify at the breast" from the hospital lactation consultant about my 2 day old.

"Don't you...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   01-24-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,232
Posted By wildmansmom
I am most definitely an introvert and there are...

I am most definitely an introvert and there are some aspects of parenting that I find challenging specifically the need to be alone to recharge. But I don't think being an introvert means I have a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-27-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,771
Posted By wildmansmom
We were gently weaning my first around his 2nd...

We were gently weaning my first around his 2nd birthday. It was something I started to dislike because we got stuck at 2 a day and weaning stopped being "gentle". So I decided I was comfortable with...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-04-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By wildmansmom
I had that problem with DS. I don't know if it...

I had that problem with DS. I don't know if it was ppd or because he nursed all the time. It was close to a year before the desire returned. DD is almost 3m and I haven't had the same problem...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-28-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By wildmansmom
The mw said it could be normal or it could be my...

The mw said it could be normal or it could be my period beginning and is irregular due to hypo-thyroid ism. She offered to put me on bc to regulate it, but i prefer to do nfp . It's been about 10 or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-17-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By wildmansmom
I'm not sure if this is the right forum to use,...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to use, but I figure all of us have young babes, so we've all been postpartum recently.
 
DD is 2 months old and I've been spotting/bleeding off and on for...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-07-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By wildmansmom
It's probably just scabbing, not a "hole"   ...

It's probably just scabbing, not a "hole"
 
I had very bad bleeding/scabbing with DS and when part of the scab came off I thought part of my nipple was gone!  It wasn't.  It healed just fine.
 ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-07-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By wildmansmom
I agree with Viola   I have oversupply and...

I agree with Viola
 
I have oversupply and the LC I saw last week put me on block feeding, every 4-5 hours I switch sides.  This gives me serious engorgement on the non-used side but she said it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-07-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By wildmansmom
tsh of 1.87 is good - very normal.  Typically...

tsh of 1.87 is good - very normal.  Typically you want to be between 1 and 2. 
 
I had my thyroid removed before I ever got pregnant.  I had oversupply with my first and noticed a drop in supply...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-07-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By wildmansmom
Any luck with that hidden tie?  I had several...

Any luck with that hidden tie?  I had several people tell me DD looked perfect but I knew the colic, constant spitting up (despite an elimination diet and proper positioning) and clicking was...
Forum: Natural Parenting News   04-12-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By wildmansmom
With both of my pregnancies induction was...

With both of my pregnancies induction was brought up at 40 weeks. With DS I had early labor augmented after 2 days of irregular contractions that only got me to 2 cm. I was 41weeks and still regret...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-11-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By wildmansmom
We put a time limit on DS. It started at 10...

We put a time limit on DS. It started at 10 minutes and ended up with a snuggle. It was difficult and at exactly 24 months we started too soon. I eased off over the next month and when I found out I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-04-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By wildmansmom
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-04-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By wildmansmom
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Forum: Breastfeeding   03-03-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,642
Posted By wildmansmom
We had a difficult beginning, with flat nipples,...

We had a difficult beginning, with flat nipples, oversupply, forceful let down, mastitis, thrush and cow's milk intolerance all cropping up in the first four weeks. By 8 weeks we had dealt with all...
Forum: Birth Stories   02-27-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By wildmansmom
I'm very sensitive to pain medications so I knew...

I'm very sensitive to pain medications so I knew when I got the epidural the they didn't listen to my warning about my sensitivity it was going to be bad.  I was completely numb from the waist...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-27-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,667
Posted By wildmansmom
With my first I gained about 50lb - I really...

With my first I gained about 50lb - I really stopped looking at the scales after about week 35.  I didn't eat well (a lot of milkshakes) I had a lot of swelling at the end and I didn't exercise...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-27-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By wildmansmom
When I was pregnant the first time, my OB took...

When I was pregnant the first time, my OB took one look at my birth plan and told me I should have a doula or else I wouldn't get the natural birth I wanted.  After much discussion with DH, we...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-27-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By wildmansmom
I'm just a few weeks (or days) away from...

I'm just a few weeks (or days) away from birthing my second and I didn't realize until about a month ago that I was still dealing with a lot of fear and anxiety regarding this birth.  I was hoping...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By wildmansmom
I didn't have any urine checks until I hit about...

I didn't have any urine checks until I hit about 35 weeks - now they do them every week. Not sure if it's because I'm late in the pregnancy or because they got a high BP reading at one of my recent...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By wildmansmom
You aren't the only one!   1st pregnancy was...

You aren't the only one!
 
1st pregnancy was a surprise (and a m/c)
2nd pregnancy happened on the first try (also a m/c)
3rd pregnancy happened the first month we "tried" although I sort of...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-26-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By wildmansmom
I had my thyroid removed about 5 years ago and...

I had my thyroid removed about 5 years ago and this is my second pregnancy while on medication. They always aim for me to be between 1 & 2, but I'm not sure if that is because of pregnancy or just...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-19-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By wildmansmom
I'm so glad I found this post! It's hard to find...

I'm so glad I found this post! It's hard to find BFing Mamas of 2 year olds who are actually trying to wean.  DS turned 2 in June and DH and I agreed that we would wean before he started pre-school...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-19-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By wildmansmom
I'm so sorry this is happening. I can relate to...

I'm so sorry this is happening. I can relate to the DH not getting it and I know how frustrating that can be. Husbands, as much as they love us, just don't understand our fears and desires for...
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