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Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-23-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By MamatobabyA
Have you thought of putting colostrum in the...

Have you thought of putting colostrum in the eyes after delivery?  It has good antibiotic properties but is much less goopy.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-15-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By MamatobabyA
My go to is always water play.  If the weather...

My go to is always water play.  If the weather is fit we go outside to the water table.  If not I stand him up at the sink and fill it with water.  We talk about sink vs. float and use paperclips,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-08-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By MamatobabyA
Well, it seems like he was just offering you an...

Well, it seems like he was just offering you an induction.  As long as he didn't say "hey we have to induce for some random reason" and you have been happy until now, I think you are fine staying...
Forum: Homebirth   03-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By MamatobabyA
I have to say I agree with you.  It is so...

I have to say I agree with you.  It is so manipulative.  I could type a big long post, but I pretty much agree with everything you wrote http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-04-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By MamatobabyA
So DS and I went and saw Santa.  He had a great...

So DS and I went and saw Santa.  He had a great experience and had the chance to play with some of the toys that Santa had in his "workshop" (we were the only kid there).  I asked him if he had fun...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-16-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By MamatobabyA
Is it sore?  Red and warm?  If not, then I would...

Is it sore?  Red and warm?  If not, then I would guess it's just a plugged duct.  Have you tried massage while pumping?  Sometimes that will empty the plug.  I know it sounds counter-intuitive but...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-22-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By MamatobabyA
I exclusively pumped for a full year.  I think I...

I exclusively pumped for a full year.  I think I dropped to 4 pumps when DS was about 6 months old and dropped to 3 when he was around 8 months.  I was still producing milk at 3 pumps and it was...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-11-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,285
Posted By MamatobabyA
Quote:The more you "vaccinate" the more your ped...

Quote:The more you "vaccinate" the more your ped will tell you, you need antibiotics.


My son is fully vaccinated.  He has yet to require antibiotics.  I suspect he has had 2 ear infections.  I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
Posted By MamatobabyA
My son loved his water table at about 15 months...

My son loved his water table at about 15 months old or so.  He wasn't really interested in the sand part but he loved to scoop and pour the water.  I found some measuring cups and a toy boat at the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-23-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By MamatobabyA
Not a multiples Mama, but I wanted to link to...

Not a multiples Mama, but I wanted to link to this blog.  She EBF and CD's her trio and gives some excellent advice about managing with 3.  http://jennandtonica.com/
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-23-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,080
Posted By MamatobabyA
I, too, have found that we given Motrin for 2+...

I, too, have found that we given Motrin for 2+ weeks for bad teething.  Just about the time I starting thinking we have been giving it for too long it stops.  Upping to the appropriate dose for DS's...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-04-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By MamatobabyA
It's the attachment for hospital grade pumps. ...

It's the attachment for hospital grade pumps.  You should be able to pull all the yellow off and use the tubing on your pump.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-09-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By MamatobabyA
Oh the list goes on and on . . . dog food,...

Oh the list goes on and on . . . dog food, crayola crayon tip, a piece of coal from the fireplace (when he stood up and turned around he had this black drool coming out of his mouth!  I totally...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   02-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By MamatobabyA
I would also add that the Dr is probably just...

I would also add that the Dr is probably just assuming you *want* a repeat.  While I see some VBAC's at my job, most are repeats and most mom's say they didn't want a vaginal birth anyway.  I have...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-07-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,921
Posted By MamatobabyA
  Quote: I'll have to ask about that too.  I...


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I'll have to ask about that too.  I just remember with my last baby that it was a BIG blood draw (not a heal stick) and it took a long time to do it.  And they wouldn't let me hold him...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-06-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,921
Posted By MamatobabyA
Are you getting the PKU test at 24 hours?  I...

Are you getting the PKU test at 24 hours?  I have many mom's who refuse the CBC at 4 hours of age will are ok with them sending one when they prick the heel for PKU (since they are pricking...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-20-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By MamatobabyA
To be honest, I am wondering what medication...

To be honest, I am wondering what medication they put you on.  There are many antihypertensives you can take while nursing.  If you and your DS are not done, then I would look into a medication that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-18-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By MamatobabyA
DS is 21 months and is still taking 2 naps a...

DS is 21 months and is still taking 2 naps a day.  AM nap 10-11:30; PM 3:30 to about 5:30.  Bedtime is 8:30-ish and he gets up in the morning around 7:30/8
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By MamatobabyA
I worked really well for me.  I'd highly...

I worked really well for me.  I'd highly recommend it.
Forum: Infertility   10-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By MamatobabyA
Mine was only 42 at 14 dpo.  It's really more...

Mine was only 42 at 14 dpo.  It's really more important what your doubling time looks like.  Don't lose hope yet!
 
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By MamatobabyA
I second the rock and play sleeper.  I'm telling...

I second the rock and play sleeper.  I'm telling you, it changed our lives.  My little guy would only sleep in arms when we were in a chair.  I mean, *only*.  Naps, all night, it was draining.  I...
Forum: VBAC   10-04-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By MamatobabyA
I had a huge SCH.  I bled like a period for 11...

I had a huge SCH.  I bled like a period for 11 weeks.  I switched from the care of my RE to my OB at 14 weeks.  He did not care about the SCH since it had totally healed and it did not have any...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,200
Posted By MamatobabyA
I have a 20 month old boy.  He loses his ever...

I have a 20 month old boy.  He loses his ever loving mind right before a milestone.  Crying.  For no reason.  For hours.  Only now it's worse because he can talk so it's mamamama crycrycry...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By MamatobabyA
I think you have gotten some very good advice...

I think you have gotten some very good advice here!  I wanted to reinforce the "rewarding" crying thing.  There is no such thing and over comforting a baby!  Do it!  Do not worry about what others...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-04-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,646
Posted By MamatobabyA
My EBF baby pooped a billion times a day for...

My EBF baby pooped a billion times a day for like a week.  Then he started going once a week.  We even introduced some prune juice at advice from the ped.  Worst idea ever.  When I just left it...
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