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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mambera
This seems like it should be between your DH and...

This seems like it should be between your DH and the kids. Do they like spending time with their grandmother? If the relationship is a good one it seems like it should be nothing but a good thing...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-28-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By mambera
To be honest I would have focused less on the...

To be honest I would have focused less on the birth, which was ultimately going to happen some way or other, and more on educating myself about what to do with the baby once it arrived. I was pretty...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By mambera
I like it too, I actually recommend it to my...

I like it too, I actually recommend it to my patients who are having trouble with discipline because it is very straightforward, practical, and easy for the parent to apply, and it really emphasizes...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By mambera
Do they have a microwave? I always send a little...

Do they have a microwave? I always send a little glass Pyrex with a grain and a cooked vegetable (e.g., ww pasta and steamed green beans; farro and roasted sweet potato or cauliflower; rice/beans...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By mambera
Ultrasound can let them know where the placenta...

Ultrasound can let them know where the placenta is if needed for c/s planning. And as you said you have time left for the placenta to move upward. Why don't you bring it up with your dr/mw if you...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-26-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By mambera
Nausea and dark stools are a normal reaction to...

Nausea and dark stools are a normal reaction to iron supplementation. Fe supplements are hard to tolerate. Try splitting the dose up so you are taking a smaller amount several times a day.
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Forum: Toddler Nutrition   03-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By mambera
My 3 y/o is like this. (The 5 y/o has very...

My 3 y/o is like this. (The 5 y/o has very healthy tastes and has always eaten and enjoyed a large variety of veggies and proteins.)

I basically do what you said. I put the food on their plates,...
Forum: Family Safety   03-25-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By mambera
That's a really good point!

That's a really good point!
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   03-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,378
Posted By mambera
In the past I've done a little EMLA cream on the...

In the past I've done a little EMLA cream on the site about 20 min beforehand. You do need to make sure the cream is in the right spot (over the muscle) and circling the area is helpful. In theory ...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-22-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By mambera
30ish minutes here, start to finish including...

30ish minutes here, start to finish including chopping. For weeknights I rotate the same 6-7 meals, most of which are 30 minutes or less. The main reason I can do this is I have a jumbo toaster...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,224
Posted By mambera
For summer: chicken thighs with peaches and basil...

For summer: chicken thighs with peaches and basil

Toss chicken thighs with olive oil, salt, pepper. Top with diced peaches (1-2 peaches for four thighs) and a whole bunch of chopped basil. Can...
Forum: Family Safety   03-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By mambera
We bought the kids' mattresses and our living...

We bought the kids' mattresses and our living room furniture from the Futon Shop. I don't remember the exact price but they were expensive. :( But worth it for the peace of mind. We ended up...
Forum: Babywearing   02-21-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By mambera
They all work fine, just pick something you like...

They all work fine, just pick something you like the look of. If your kid is already on the big side I might stay away from Didymos as they run narrow. (Diva Milanos and Oschas run wide and are...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   02-15-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,779
Posted By mambera
I was glad to see this forum as well. When I was...

I was glad to see this forum as well. When I was last hanging around mdc in 2009-2011 or so, there was very little in the way of public representation of those of us who are grateful for modern...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-15-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By mambera
I never made that assumption, not sure where you...

I never made that assumption, not sure where you got that from my post*.

The study I cited used the presence of flu strain-specific T cells to gauge pre-existing immunity. This particular...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By mambera
What's the difference? A specific T cell is a...

What's the difference? A specific T cell is a specific T cell regardless of whether the antigen came in a syringe or courtesy of an ill acquaintance.
Forum: Vaccinations   02-01-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 610
Posted By mambera
It is impossible to adduce an individual study to...

It is impossible to adduce an individual study to support this statement because there is no stipulated comparison treatment.
No study can support this 'single best' claim because there are an...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-06-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By mambera
I have a PhD in neurobiology.  Honestly I left...

I have a PhD in neurobiology.  Honestly I left bench science in large part because I felt it was totally incompatible with parenting young children.  Fortunately I also have an MD and was able to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,350
Posted By mambera
Hi luckymama, that sounds like a really tough...

Hi luckymama, that sounds like a really tough situation and I don't pretend to have the magic answer
I just wanted to add a small tidbit regarding your question about how to get them to try stuff...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By mambera
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by emilysmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By mambera
Wow, there seems to be consensus on this.  I...

Wow, there seems to be consensus on this.  I guess I am a pushover.
 
I do send her home for dinner if our main meal is something I know she doesn't eat. 
Also dinner at our house is not really...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By mambera
DD (4) is a fantastic eater.  Loves vegetables...

DD (4) is a fantastic eater.  Loves vegetables of every description, generally meh about most desserts.
She gets along really well with the girl next door (7) and they play together a lot.  GND is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-25-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,033
Posted By mambera
You guys. Sodium, potassium, and phosphate ions...

You guys. Sodium, potassium, and phosphate ions are all completely normal components of your body and are crucial for the proper functioning of your heart and nerve cells.
 
Sodium and potassium...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-03-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By mambera
About 30 months with my first (I got pregnant...

About 30 months with my first (I got pregnant when she was 20 months though, gave tandeming a shot but it really wasn't for us, and tapered her off pretty quickly).  I'm still nursing my second who...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-20-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By mambera
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by batsister http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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