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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-17-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By wholewheatchick
So glad I found this thread.  My DD is 1 year...

So glad I found this thread.  My DD is 1 year old, and I Have just started to get that horrible, skin crawls, want to shake them off and run out of the room feeling when we nurse at night...
Forum: Family Safety   04-30-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By wholewheatchick
My husband is a military pilot.  Because he has...

My husband is a military pilot.  Because he has all of his certifications, we have decided to rent a general aviation plane (cessna, piper, beechcraft, etc) and fly 500 miles to visit family for a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-22-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,119
Posted By wholewheatchick
Good luck!  My DD had a posterior TT and a lip...

Good luck!  My DD had a posterior TT and a lip tie that was sever; we had to travel 2000 miles to have it taken care of.  You're lucky you caught it early!  Hers wasn't clipped till she was almost 5...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-20-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,050
Posted By wholewheatchick
Yeah; DD has the bubble palate.  We have had 3...

Yeah; DD has the bubble palate.  We have had 3 sessions with a cranial sacral therapist now and that has helped a lot but not solved all the issues.  My nipples are still sore, smashed, and...
Forum: Allergies   02-18-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By wholewheatchick
My DD is two months old, EBF.  She is quite...

My DD is two months old, EBF.  She is quite gassy, to the point where she wakes up at night to pass gas and is uncomfortable enough that she needs to nurse to "get through it."  But I know that can...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,050
Posted By wholewheatchick
It is so great to hear stories from all of you,...

It is so great to hear stories from all of you, to whom bfing means so much despite everything!  Because that is how i feel.  DD had a posterior tongue tie ad lip tie, which we got clipped 2 weeks...
Forum: December 2010   01-20-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By wholewheatchick
Things are going MUCH better.  It took about 24...

Things are going MUCH better.  It took about 24 hours after the procedure for both of us to get the hang of this nursing thing.  Nursing doesn't hurt anymore!  And I feel like I am finlly able to...
Forum: December 2010   01-20-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By wholewheatchick
Awesome growth for Emma!  Hope that the...

Awesome growth for Emma!  Hope that the adjustment to work goes well for everybody,
Forum: December 2010   01-20-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,358
Posted By wholewheatchick
Wow that is crazy!  I am glad that you are ok/

Wow that is crazy!  I am glad that you are ok/
Forum: December 2010   01-17-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By wholewheatchick
An update on us: We had the procedure to fix...

An update on us: We had the procedure to fix Rachel's tongue and lip tie done this morning. She is recovering well, and we have to keep doing some exercises with her tongue and lip everyday to keep...
Forum: December 2010   01-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By wholewheatchick
We leave Sundy to go to NY for an appt on Mon...

We leave Sundy to go to NY for an appt on Mon with Dr Kotlow, who is willing to take all the frenulum cases no one else will..  It will take him 10 min to fix both things and cost less rhan $500 for...
Forum: December 2010   01-12-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By wholewheatchick
Saw the surgeon today.  I thought his exam of...

Saw the surgeon today.  I thought his exam of Rachel was cursory at best.  He will do the lip tie surgery if we demand it, but he doesn't really seem to belive that posterior tongue tie exists.  Our...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-12-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By wholewheatchick
Hi, My baby is 4 weeks old and was recently...

Hi,
My baby is 4 weeks old and was recently diagnosed as having a 3rd degree lip tie and a posterior tongue tie by a phenomenal IBCLC (lactation consultant).  However, neither she nor I know if...
Forum: December 2010   01-10-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By wholewheatchick
We have an appointment for Wed morning with the...

We have an appointment for Wed morning with the surgeon 2 1/2 hours away.  And it looks like our insurance might cover it!  We'll see about that one, but we are hoping so. 
 
In the meantime, we...
Forum: December 2010   01-10-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By wholewheatchick
So, as I posted before, Rachel and I had nursing...

So, as I posted before, Rachel and I had nursing problems from the get go.  Low supply, insufficient mammary tissue, etc.  Mostly got that figured out; haven't supplemented in 2 weeks.  But she is...
Forum: December 2010   01-08-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,794
Posted By wholewheatchick
I have to keep reminding myself that my absolute...

I have to keep reminding myself that my absolute number one job right now is breastfeeding.  Followed by cooking and laundry.  I also told DH I would try to clean the sinks and toilets about every...
Forum: December 2010   01-08-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By wholewheatchick
 I coughed up the money for glamourmom tank...


I coughed up the money for glamourmom tank tops.  I figure it is still cheaper than formula http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif  I wear those with low-rise maternity pants or one...
Forum: December 2010   01-07-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,794
Posted By wholewheatchick
Have you heard of the FemCap?  My midwives...

Have you heard of the FemCap?  My midwives recommend that instead of the diaphragm, so that's actually what we will use.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by...
Forum: December 2010   01-05-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By wholewheatchick
congratulations! 

congratulations! 
Forum: December 2010   01-04-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By wholewheatchick
I love her name!  And what a happy story.  I had...

I love her name!  And what a happy story.  I had the same experience with how intense the contractions were so early...I literally cried when my midiwife said I was only 4 cm!  I was lucky and...
Forum: December 2010   01-04-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By wholewheatchick
How long does he sleep for after you give him x...

How long does he sleep for after you give him x amount of supplement?  I knew that Rachel was getting too much dsupplement when she slept for 5 hours after a feeding session. 
 
But that doesn't...
Forum: December 2010   01-04-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,794
Posted By wholewheatchick
NAK here but that is the only time I get to use...

NAK here but that is the only time I get to use the computer!  So yes: I multi task while nursing.  Watch a movie, use internet, eat, read a book, etc.  Rachel loves to nurse, though, and is only...
Forum: December 2010   01-04-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By wholewheatchick
Yay and welcome little Cedar!

Yay and welcome little Cedar!
Forum: December 2010   01-03-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By wholewheatchick
What a wonderful story!  When we had to go to...

What a wonderful story!  When we had to go to the hospital for my unexplained bleeding at 37 weeks, it made all the difference in the world that the midwives and nurses there knew and were...
Forum: December 2010   01-02-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By wholewheatchick
I had a very "average" first birth in that I was...

I had a very "average" first birth in that I was in active labor for 12.5 hours and had a 7 lb 6 oz baby.  But I only pushed for 45 minutes.  The only thing "special" I did, besides lots of exercise...
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