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Forum: Television   05-22-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By 3girls1boy
We have our TV in a cabinet and only one in the...

We have our TV in a cabinet and only one in the house. When my kids were little, I had a baby lock on the cabinet. When my kids were small, I had audio stories and music that they enjoyed and I felt...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By 3girls1boy
Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever...

Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever understood the reasoning that "the son should look like Daddy." So, to follow that argument, why not get the son a nose job and dye his hair too?...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By 3girls1boy
Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever...

Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever understood the reasoning that "the son should look like Daddy." So, to follow that argument, why not get the son a nose job and dye his hair too?...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By 3girls1boy
Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever...

Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever understood the reasoning that "the son should look like Daddy." So, to follow that argument, why not get the son a nose job and dye his hair too?...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By 3girls1boy
Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever...

Neither my husband (circumcised) or I have ever understood the reasoning that "the son should look like Daddy." So, to follow that argument, why not get the son a nose job and dye his hair too?...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-22-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By 3girls1boy
Yes, we have never given our 12 year old son any...

Yes, we have never given our 12 year old son any specific instructions about cleaning himself. I never did anything about his foreskin when I bathed him when he was younger. Haven't seen him naked...
Forum: Intact Care   05-22-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By 3girls1boy
After my 3 girls, I agree that it's much easier...

After my 3 girls, I agree that it's much easier cleaning up a baby boy. I just cleaned my son's penis like I did any other part of him-- wiped with a washcloth or baby wipe--no probing or pulling....
Forum: Television   05-22-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By 3girls1boy
I'm not against TV either, but I think we...

I'm not against TV either, but I think we probably watch less than the average. My kids are older (the oldest out of the house and three at home, 18, 15, and 12) but when they were younger I was...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-15-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By 3girls1boy
The vasospasm can continue for quite a while...

The vasospasm can continue for quite a while after the latch problem has been fixed because the nipple has been traumatized. Dr. Jack Newman has info online about
this. Also, if you google...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-15-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By 3girls1boy
Some years ago I was the caregiver for my infant...

Some years ago I was the caregiver for my infant nephew who also did not like using a bottle. I had him starting at 6 weeks. If I tried too often to get him to take the bottle when he had initially...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By 3girls1boy
If it is vasospasm (does the tip of your nipple...

If it is vasospasm (does the tip of your nipple turn white when your baby comes off?) I had success taking Evening primrose oil, up to 12 capsules a day. It took a while with this treatment to start...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   05-14-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By 3girls1boy
I think vasospasm might be a possibility as...

I think vasospasm might be a possibility as well.  I had this with my third and 4th babies.  With 3rd it just went away after a while.  With 4th, when it persisted into the 6th month, I had a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-14-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By 3girls1boy
We are not a homeschooling family, but I need to...

We are not a homeschooling family, but I need to find a Spanish course that I can work with my 12 year old son over the summer.  Hopefully he will be starting in a 7th grade Spanish course at school...
Forum: Learning at School   02-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By 3girls1boy
Thanks for the thoughtful replies.  This is the...

Thanks for the thoughtful replies.  This is the only time in 17 years of my children's schooling that I have come to the principal with an issue and she did agree to speak with me after the PTA...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-16-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By 3girls1boy
"Mothering Your Nursing Toddler" is a great book...

"Mothering Your Nursing Toddler" is a great book to read around this time. Also remember to offer food and drinks at regular intervals and don't try to toilet train at the same time--often spells...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By 3girls1boy
My youngest found this mole on my stomach that...

My youngest found this mole on my stomach that he had to rub as a transition from nursing. He was close to 4 when he weaned and I was able to set limits about when he could do it. In the end it was...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By 3girls1boy
Antibodies in milk have been shown to be higher...

Antibodies in milk have been shown to be higher in the second year of life even when other foods have been introduced. I have 4 children, all weaned years ago, and all together they've only had 6...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-16-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By 3girls1boy
I decided to wean my second DD when PG with my...

I decided to wean my second DD when PG with my third because it was becoming really uncomfortable for me. When my third arrived, I offered it to my second DD and she put her mouth to me but she no...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-16-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By 3girls1boy
Nurse first, then offer solids. You may have to...

Nurse first, then offer solids. You may have to remind the caregivers when you are coming to nurse so they don't fill him up with other foods. In the first year, your milk is still the best and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By 3girls1boy
I once heard Dr. Newman speak and he said this...

I once heard Dr. Newman speak and he said this sometimes happens around this age because the baby feels the flow is too slow. He recommends Brest compression (do a search). I also think teething...
Forum: Learning at School   02-13-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By 3girls1boy
My 6th grade son started at a new middle school...

My 6th grade son started at a new middle school this year that specializes in foreign language. He had told me that he wasn't learning much in his Chinese class and that his teacher just gave them...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-11-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By 3girls1boy
I thought it was the decongestants that were the...

I thought it was the decongestants that were the contributing factor in low supply.  Make sure that whatever you take doesn't contain a decongestant (Often times, the brand name has a -D tacked on...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-04-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By 3girls1boy
I've heard a lot of mothers say that...

I've heard a lot of mothers say that nightweaning was the key to getting their fertility back.  
 
As an aside, the fourth time I was pregnant, I was still nursing my two year old.  I was thinking...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-04-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By 3girls1boy
Parenting is a lot about setting limits and I...

Parenting is a lot about setting limits and I think it's okay to set limits on nursing at this stage as well.  Remember that it is a two way relationship and that your feelings and preferences...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-03-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By 3girls1boy
Well, you could always nurse from the breast she...

Well, you could always nurse from the breast she latches well on, if the trouble on the other persists.  Just leaves you looking lopsided. 
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