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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-08-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By JennaRose
I agree with Mette, having a burp cloth for when...

I agree with Mette, having a burp cloth for when the baby pulls away helps. I wasn't very good at manual expression either, I ending up buying a cheap manual pump (avent brand, turned out to be a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-24-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By JennaRose
Have you researched post-partum Thyroiditis? I...

Have you researched post-partum Thyroiditis? I have read/heard about it, your IBCLC may be able to give you more info too. It may give your more information than just general thyroid issues. Good...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-23-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By JennaRose
I am sorry I don't have advise for reverse...

I am sorry I don't have advise for reverse cycling, but I wonder why the daycare asked you to stop coming at lunch? If possible, I would go to nurse her at lunch. It would be one extra feeding...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-20-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By JennaRose
Have you tried laying down/side by side and...

Have you tried laying down/side by side and nursing him in bed? I remember that age with my DD, it got much better once she was able to hold her head up on her own.
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-17-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By JennaRose
I had my daughter in a hospital that was...

I had my daughter in a hospital that was certified "Baby Friendly". Although I had an OB GYN, there was a midwife there and even a student midwife also! The hospital had great support, my OB GYN...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-11-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By JennaRose
My 11 month old has been having plain whole fat...

My 11 month old has been having plain whole fat yogurt for breakfast for about 6 weeks (either normal, Bulgarian or Greek from a local dairy) . I top it with banana/berries/plums/prunes too, and...
Forum: Lactivism   09-05-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By JennaRose
That is not the best situation by far, but on...

That is not the best situation by far, but on the brightside it’s awesome that your co-workers seem very supportive (I work at a computer most of the day and would welcome giving up my office to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By JennaRose
I went through a couple different brands but...

I went through a couple different brands but settled on Dr. Brown's. My DD seemed to like them best. They also make the bottles in glass, I like those best because they seem to get a lot cleaner...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-28-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By JennaRose
I will go from working full-time in the military...

I will go from working full-time in the military to a SAHM in April! I am currently applying for online teaching jobs. I have my graduate degree in environment policy and it seems to be a unique...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-26-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By JennaRose
I didn't see it mentioned, but Brewer's Yeast...

I didn't see it mentioned, but Brewer's Yeast can help too! Make sure you are taking care of yourself too; good diet, lots of fluids and rest can help your body prioritize energy towards producing...
Forum: Baby Health   08-26-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By JennaRose
When my daughter was that age she would go 5-6...

When my daughter was that age she would go 5-6 days without pooping. It never seemed to bother her, I think it bothered me more! Seems like all of the foods your giving him would have plenty of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-16-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By JennaRose
I am sorry a Le Leche leader has not replied. I...

I am sorry a Le Leche leader has not replied. I would try finding a neighboring Le Leche group that will at least return a call. I have read about some herbs that reduce milk production, I believe...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-14-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By JennaRose
I don't know if its possible with your little...

I don't know if its possible with your little one, but would pumping one side while nursing work? Or else, my 10 month old will often get a quick drink (and then continue on with playing, etc) and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-05-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By JennaRose
I never used my iPad for actual school work, but...

I never used my iPad for actual school work, but I was able to buy some of my school books on Kindle. I liked using the tablet for that (and I could usually save about $10-15 per book) and then...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-22-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By JennaRose
My DD is a string bean (my husband and I are...

My DD is a string bean (my husband and I are both taller and lean) but my Ped is 100% supportive of breastfeeding even though dd is only in the 20% for weight (and 80% for height!). She told me not...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By JennaRose
My dd is a little string bean, so I can't...

My dd is a little string bean, so I can't provide too much help. However, a friend posted a picture of her son in the bath in a plastic laundry basket. She filled the tub up, then put in the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By JennaRose
Around 8 months my daughter started to become...

Around 8 months my daughter started to become very attached to dad too, right around the time she became very shy towards anyone but us. My husband would always put her in our Ergo or wrap when he...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-07-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By JennaRose
1. I was running 30-40 miles a week, weights 2-3...

1. I was running 30-40 miles a week, weights 2-3 times and occasional yoga. I was three weeks into a marathon training plan when I found out I was pregnant.
2/3. i slowed down a lot the first few...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-06-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By JennaRose
I use sustainababish fitted and a simple cover....

I use sustainababish fitted and a simple cover. These are by far the best, it came with three inserts but I only use two (which snap right in). My daughter is only 9 months and started wetting...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-23-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By JennaRose
How old are your running shoes? Switching to new...

How old are your running shoes? Switching to new shoe can cause muscle pain, as well as losing support in older shoes.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-19-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By JennaRose
I think Britax has a "skate board/ride along"...

I think Britax has a "skate board/ride along" attachement for their strollers. I have the B-Agile and noticed it on their website when I was looking at accessories. I am not sure if you would be...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-17-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By JennaRose
I went back to work when my daughter was two...

I went back to work when my daughter was two months, but it was the end of November so my husband and I took a couple of days of extra leave each week so she wasn't in daycare full time until...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-30-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,009
Posted By JennaRose
Friends of mine had premie twins, and they are...

Friends of mine had premie twins, and they are getting a helmet for one of them.  I always thought they were for seizures when I first saw them on children, so hearing they were getting because of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-17-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 90
Posted By JennaRose
I used a can of frosting for quick cupcakes...

I used a can of frosting for quick cupcakes before, they are similar to a "cheese-wiz" can. Makes decorating easy and looks good. Grate a little dark chocolate on top of the frosting...makes them...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-13-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By JennaRose
The leaves on Jade plants can be used too. Just...

The leaves on Jade plants can be used too. Just cut in half, cover wart with the inside-jelly part of the leaf and cover with a bandaid. Leave this on over night and repeat if needed.
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