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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-22-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By illiterati
I could have written your post verbatim, down to...

I could have written your post verbatim, down to the same age and the nipple attacks.  So obviously no advice from me, but I sure hope we're both in the normal range of toddler behavior. I've...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-24-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By illiterati
My almost 20-month old has also ramped up the...

My almost 20-month old has also ramped up the nursing as well as had poor sleep recently -though not quite as exhausting of nights as you've had...
Forum: Pets   03-28-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By illiterati
Aww, I'm so sorry for your sick kitty. If you're...

Aww, I'm so sorry for your sick kitty. If you're interested in any unsolicited advice, we had a kitty who was on heart medication which stressed his kidneys. Our holistic vet recommended cordyceps...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-24-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By illiterati
I admit I only quickly skimmed the article but I...

I admit I only quickly skimmed the article but I don't find it as disagreeable as I thought I would based on these comments. It seems like the author concludes at the end that there are some...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-24-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By illiterati
Personally, I would see a doctor and consider a...

Personally, I would see a doctor and consider a tetanus shot. But we selective vax, and opted for DTAP specifically because we live in a rural area and there is leftover barbed wire laying all over...
Forum: Pets   03-24-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By illiterati
Another possibility may be that his decreased...

Another possibility may be that his decreased appetite has possibly caused fatty liver disease, I think it's called hepatic lipidosis or something. Symptoms can be vomitng and i think increased...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-16-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,921
Posted By illiterati
My DS is only 13 months old but I've been...

My DS is only 13 months old but I've been thinking about this topic quite a bit since reading a post by one of my favorite blogs:...
Forum: Lactivism   03-12-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By illiterati
Yeah, our gauzy cover worked for about two...

Yeah, our gauzy cover worked for about two seconds in a crowded hot plane. I was also sitting right by the bathroom so there was a long line of folks right there. But no impolite stares or anything...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-11-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,981
Posted By illiterati
We flew to Israel and gate checked a carseat...

We flew to Israel and gate checked a carseat which seemed to survive unscathed. But another family who had checked a really nice looking stroller had to wait in the tube thing while they tried to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-27-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By illiterati
I stumbled on this thread from new posts and I...

I stumbled on this thread from new posts and I just wanted to let you know that reading about how you are parenting her after what she's been through almost had me weepy. I think it's soooooo...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-27-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,059
Posted By illiterati
Quote:Originally Posted by littlest...

Quote:Originally Posted by littlest birds http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Women's Health   02-25-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By illiterati
No personal experience, but it is a stimulant.

No personal experience, but it is a stimulant.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-25-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,059
Posted By illiterati
Well I personally find this extremely hilarious....

Well I personally find this extremely hilarious. Both DH and I have had moments of being pukey drunk and probably just an enchilada away from what happened to your DH. And we are not at all big...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-24-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,662
Posted By illiterati
I just also wanted to add that if I had it to do...

I just also wanted to add that if I had it to do over again I would have been way more persistent with my healthcare providers. I just got to a point where being in pain was my new normal. Then...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-24-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,427
Posted By illiterati
FYI my dad just sent me a link yesterday also...

FYI my dad just sent me a link yesterday also warning about carageenan. It said its actually a tumor promotor, I don't have the link handy but can dig it up if anyone's interested. I personally love...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-23-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 237,337
Posted By illiterati
So I've avoided this thread like the plague. But...

So I've avoided this thread like the plague. But since I've layed awake thinking about this almost every night of my baby's twelve month life, I'm coming by here to post, despite being very scared,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-23-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,662
Posted By illiterati
Well in my experience it was all three. Initial...

Well in my experience it was all three. Initial bad latch (and antibiotics for GBS) led to thrush resulting in what I'm sure we're vasospasms. In my case when we finally kicked the thrush after...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-23-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By illiterati
I'd looked into doing this a little while ago,...

I'd looked into doing this a little while ago, and still might at some point. Some things I learned were:
-both egg layers and chickens raised to be eaten are often culled right when they're...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-19-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 447
Posted By illiterati
I did a little double take when I saw this...

I did a little double take when I saw this thread title because last night I was just laying there next to my DS nursing and felt unbelievably lucky - I actually said to myself I sure have a charmed...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-16-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By illiterati
Add me to the list of passengers in this same...

Add me to the list of passengers in this same boat. I sure hope a BTDT person comes along soon to tell us it'll all work out. With my12 month old DS I guess I'm scared both that he'll always nurse...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,851
Posted By illiterati
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by phathui5 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1302366/what-really-helped-you-during-labor#post_16314037)
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Forum: Birth and Beyond   02-13-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,719
Posted By illiterati
The  closer hotel idea is genius, as long as...

The  closer hotel idea is genius, as long as you'd still feel relaxed with laboring however you wanted to (vocalizing and such).  We had a similar plan in place as our doula lived a short walk from...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-13-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By illiterati
Just wanted to chime in too and say that my DS...

Just wanted to chime in too and say that my DS started in with the grunts right around that age too. I still don't know for sure if he ever even had digestive issues or not (I had over active...
Forum: Diapering   02-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By illiterati
I don't know how you're LO is proportioned. But...

I don't know how you're LO is proportioned. But we've got a very thick little 12 month old and at night he's using a size 4 disposable (huggies overnights).  I remember when a diaper was too big it...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,138
Posted By illiterati
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


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