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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Shakti77
Thankyiu, Ems mom! I just checked my library...

Thankyiu, Ems mom! I just checked my library website and what do I find? They have it too! :grin:
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Shakti77
Thanks katelove and JudiAU! All great...

Thanks katelove and JudiAU!

All great suggestions! I'll try the nursing her to sleep idea on the bed and I'll make the blackout curtains soon.

I was indeed worried about her being on her own...
Forum: September 2014 Due Date Club   08-02-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Shakti77
Every time I get stressed about something, I...

Every time I get stressed about something, I write down what I can do about it... This has seemed to help most of the time. Instead of focussing on the stress-inducer, I now focus on...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Shakti77
Help my baby to sleep on her own

I cosleep with my 2.5 months old baby at night. She feeds 3-4 times and dozes off to sleep. This is not the problem I'm asking for help with.

During the day, I can sometimes get her to fall asleep...
Forum: Spirituality   07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,595
Posted By Shakti77
Tracy, there's one thing that has already...

Tracy, there's one thing that has already happened - my birth... I wanted a natural birth without epidural or episiotomy and put it on my map ... Great birthing experience, natural safe birth etc etc...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-11-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By Shakti77
Goddess Women's Keira Nursing Bra - I find it...

Goddess Women's Keira Nursing Bra - I find it works great for me. No underwires! Also available from Amazon.

I used to wear 34 band (with bra extenders during later part of pregnancy) cupsize...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-11-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Shakti77
Thank you to both of you! I'll try poking it with...

Thank you to both of you! I'll try poking it with sterile needle. And making sure that side gets emptied..

The idea if getting mastitis makes me want to give poking a try. :o I had mastitis with...
Forum: Birth Stories   06-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,779
Posted By Shakti77
My mom had 2 natural births and 1 Caesarian...

My mom had 2 natural births and 1 Caesarian birth. Her birth experience didn't traumatized us but what she 'told' us abt birth messed us up a bit.

She told my younger sister when she was a highly...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-09-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Shakti77
Milk blisters

I have a small white dot like milk blister on my nipple. And it hurts. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Poking it with a pin seems to be one solution on the internet but it makes me...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Shakti77
I just remembered that craftsy is a great...

I just remembered that craftsy is a great platform for learning a lot of things .... They have many free mini classes in many categories ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Shakti77
DH learnt how to change a toilet on YouTube and...

DH learnt how to change a toilet on YouTube and changed 3 leaking toilets in our house when we moved here.

I upgrade my sewing skills by watching sewing videos on YouTube as well. (Lookup...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   05-11-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Shakti77
Fisherfamily has great advice. I'd also add...

Fisherfamily has great advice.

I'd also add
- seeing a naturopath or your family doctor for any medication if you need. There are natural medication at very low doses you can take, that won't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-11-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Shakti77
- find a good lactation consultant in your area ...

- find a good lactation consultant in your area
- talk to your OB about prescription for increasing your supply (domperidone, raglan, etc)
- Do a lot of skin to skin kangaroo care
- Drink lot of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Shakti77
I abruptly stopped breast feeding at 26 months...

I abruptly stopped breast feeding at 26 months because I had to take some medication with which I couldn't breast feed anymore. I was almost done breast feeding by then and was going to stop by 30...
Forum: Women's Health   05-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Shakti77
If I were in your shoes (I was in my teens and...

If I were in your shoes (I was in my teens and early 20s) , I'd look into finding a good naturopath and ask for tinctures for hormonal balance. I did take one right before I got pregnant but don't...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By Shakti77
I don't know how much of money she earns on her...

I don't know how much of money she earns on her own. But she should be contributing towards her $150/month travel budget for her upcoming trip in 2 yrs.

If you think she has about $50 extra, ask...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Shakti77
Every time she latches on just to your nipple or...

Every time she latches on just to your nipple or bites you, insert a clean finger of yours very gently into her mouth and break the latch and pull away firmly saying NO a little louder than the baby...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,540
Posted By Shakti77
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gardendweller http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 43
Posted By Shakti77
Congratulations!!!...

Congratulations!!! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif That was a really fast labor!! Hope you are able to rest and heal.
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 65
Posted By Shakti77
Congratulations!!!! Lydia is a beautiful...

Congratulations!!!!

Lydia is a beautiful name, indeed! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Family Planning   05-07-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Shakti77
That's fantastic that you are thinking ahead....

That's fantastic that you are thinking ahead. What do you do for a living? Or what are you studying?

If you haven't decided that yet, maybe you could become an early childhood educator / sort of...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By Shakti77
Some of the symptoms seem like Aspergers to me...

Some of the symptoms seem like Aspergers to me (not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV)
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 345
Posted By Shakti77
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by megyoung88 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401172/planning-for-postpartum-self-care/20#post_17624435)

Thanks...
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 230
Posted By Shakti77
She's gorgeous! Congratulations!!!!! What a...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations!!!!! What a wonderful news. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: May 2014 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 345
Posted By Shakti77
Saadiak, is the back pain caused by side lying...

Saadiak, is the back pain caused by side lying position? If so, a pillow wedged between your knees Can help.

There's also a website - Natural mama - where she shows in a really simple video on...
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