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Forum: Breastfeeding   08-03-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By kblackthorne
This is so incredibly normal for her age! ...

This is so incredibly normal for her age!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

Yes, this too shall pass.

In the meantime, how's she doing with solids? FInger-foods...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-03-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By kblackthorne
Quote: Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinksprklybarefoot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8800837)
Also, my health insurance paid for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-03-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By kblackthorne
1.) Bring this up with your pediatrician. It's...

1.) Bring this up with your pediatrician. It's unusual and not right... which means something could be wrong.

2.) I'd be wary of a soap suppository, as soap is very drying and that's a tender...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-02-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By kblackthorne
Quote: Originally Posted by painfulquestioning...

Quote:
Originally Posted by painfulquestioning http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8768552)
This is the link you are looking...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-30-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By kblackthorne
Quote: Originally Posted by wfuteach...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wfuteach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8761097)
I had sort have been swayed by the "locker...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-30-2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By kblackthorne
Quote: Originally Posted by calngavinsmom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by calngavinsmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8761459)
circed is "easier to clean"

A (male)...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-30-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By kblackthorne
Neither of those is the site I'm looking for....

Neither of those is the site I'm looking for. ~sigh~ Thanks, though!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-28-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By kblackthorne
A while back, I was on this forum, and found a...

A while back, I was on this forum, and found a fabulous link.

It led to a site that showed intact male penises. It was "advertised" (wherever I followed the link from) as showing that the forskin...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By kblackthorne
OK, I haven't been through this, but I knew a...

OK, I haven't been through this, but I knew a mom from my BF group who has.

You have an "up" on her: You KNOW you want to breastfeed afterwards, so can talk to the surgeon beforehand. She had her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By kblackthorne
OK, she knows what not to do... ...Have you...

OK, she knows what not to do...

...Have you tried telling her what to do instead? It could be that's what she's looking for.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By kblackthorne
I do not have post partum depression. I have...

I do not have post partum depression. I have lack of sleep. They are not the same thing.

My husband recently started a new job (last Monday) and cannot take any more time off. (He already had to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-24-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By kblackthorne
For the past... Oh, I don't know... week? ...

For the past... Oh, I don't know... week?

My 2 1/2 year old has been coming into our room and waking us by 6am. Won't go back to sleep, announces he's hungry... so... we're up now, right?
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-19-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By kblackthorne
You can latch after the baby's "installed" in...

You can latch after the baby's "installed" in the sling... but feeling how that's going to be comfortable/possible can take a little practice.

Trust me -- I've nursed my son in the sling pretty...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By kblackthorne
My girl is one month today, and has been having...

My girl is one month today, and has been having EXACTLY the same issues.

When this happens, it's time to burp her. Once that "mean ole bubble" comes up, she's fine.

The problem is, she has to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2007, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By kblackthorne
Quote: Originally Posted by _betsy_...

Quote:
Originally Posted by _betsy_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8666362)
I've never been able to do it. I also don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2007, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,476
Posted By kblackthorne
That is correct. If it were clear, it would...

That is correct.

If it were clear, it would be something else.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-18-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By kblackthorne
My generic advice for pouch/ring type slings is,...

My generic advice for pouch/ring type slings is, "Hold the baby how you want to hold them. THEN put the sling on."

Latch your baby first. Then slip the sling over the two of you, and adjust so...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By kblackthorne
My first question is, "What is your race?" ...

My first question is, "What is your race?"

This plays a huge factor. Melanin in skin blocks Vitamin D production, so if you (and your son) are dark-skinned, you will need more sunlight.

As for...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By kblackthorne
Your metabolism goes through a complete change...

Your metabolism goes through a complete change every 5 years or so... which makes it harder to lose weight, as that change is generally to SLOW DOWN with age.

Also, with that many youngsters, how...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By kblackthorne
I know post-C-section nursing rates are abysmal...

I know post-C-section nursing rates are abysmal (women are often told they "can't" nurse after a section), but don't have a source for that...


~does some searching~
nly 34% of US-born black...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,476
Posted By kblackthorne
Yes, Gentian is a plant (or, rather, a family of...

Yes, Gentian is a plant (or, rather, a family of flowering plants).

Gentian Violet is NOT an extract from that plant, however.

Gentian violet (crystal violet, Methyl Violet 10B, hexamethyl...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By kblackthorne
Quote: Originally Posted by RootSnort...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RootSnort http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8561882)
It's not the most quiet thing in the world,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-06-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By kblackthorne
My son self-weaned right after his 2nd...

My son self-weaned right after his 2nd birthday... much to my relief, as I was pregnant at the time. (I got thrush, and used gentian violet. He took one look at my purple nipples and cried, "No...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-05-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By kblackthorne
Have you tried Lily Padz? They don't work...

Have you tried Lily Padz?

They don't work for everyone (some folks are just the wrong size/shape), but they worked well for me.

And they ARE low-profile -- you can wear them under a tight tank...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-05-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By kblackthorne
Why would he want a bottle, when inches away is...

Why would he want a bottle, when inches away is the breast?

Seriously -- have someone else try it, when you're out of the room. (Someone who is NOT another nursing mom!) Show hubby (or whomever)...
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