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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-26-2012, 02:58 PM
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preferred pediatrics in Milford

preferred pediatrics in Milford
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   12-13-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
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Dr. Diana Lopusny of Preferred Pediatrics in...

Dr. Diana Lopusny of Preferred Pediatrics in Milford will do both delayed/selective and no vax.   Just make sure you understand CT's exemptions for schools.
 
www.preferredpediatricsofct.com...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-28-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By MindfulBirth
Your only vax exemption choices in CT are...

Your only vax exemption choices in CT are medical or religious.  That being said, it is easy enough to get a religious exemption without having to actually explain or prove your religious...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-31-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By MindfulBirth
It is rather age-appropriate for a 3-6 month old...

It is rather age-appropriate for a 3-6 month old baby to want to look around and play with the nipple and be very distracted by nursing. Don't loose hope, there are some things you can try.  One is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-09-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By MindfulBirth
I've seen it.  Pretty pricey, though, for...

I've seen it.  Pretty pricey, though, for something both my girls just did naturally with their dolls.   Plus.. the thing has a very shallow latch, LOL!
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-09-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By MindfulBirth
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/fly-by-...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/fly-by-nursing2.gif You can do it!! Yes you can!!  Remember to nurse the baby first.  Be forewarned, however, that you may still experience nipple soreness...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-09-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By MindfulBirth
Have you taken a pregnancy test? 

Have you taken a pregnancy test? 
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-09-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By MindfulBirth
So sorry you are having do deal with this.  Have...

So sorry you are having do deal with this.  Have you discussed this with your primary care doctor?  You said you have tried everything under the sun.. does that include diet changes?  I know you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By MindfulBirth
Can you find a lactation consulatant (an IBCLC)...

Can you find a lactation consulatant (an IBCLC) to help you?  You may need to have an complete assessment done to check for things such as posterior tongue tie that might be interfering with your...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By MindfulBirth
That pediatrician is going completely against...

That pediatrician is going completely against the American Academy of Pediatricians, the World Health Organization and the Healthy People 2020 Initiative recommendations to continue breastfeeding...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By MindfulBirth
((HUGS)) what your baby needs is patience,...

((HUGS)) what your baby needs is patience, practice and a few weeks growth.  Near term babies such as yours do not have a coordinated suck and and tend to be very sleepy (as I'm sure you've...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-27-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By MindfulBirth
Please also contact the lactation consultant at...

Please also contact the lactation consultant at the hospital where you are delivering.  She can be an advocate for you directly to the nurses.  She can also help you hand express colostrum in the...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-27-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By MindfulBirth
Hi, Tia   What part of CT is your friend...

Hi, Tia
 
What part of CT is your friend in?  I am a postpartum doula (and waiting for the results of the IBCLC exam).  I'd be happy to speak with you about hours and rates (PM me, my website is...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-27-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By MindfulBirth
I don't know about Stamford, but would you be...

I don't know about Stamford, but would you be willing to go to Norwalk? I would recommend Dr. Jennifer Moore at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics.  They take Husky.
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   07-27-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By MindfulBirth
Want an easy coop AND be able to recycle?   Get...

Want an easy coop AND be able to recycle?   Get a cheap Little Tikes plastic playhouse off of craigs list.  That is what we use for our chickens.  I put some spray foam in the holes at the corner...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-26-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By MindfulBirth
What happens when you stop using the Lanolin for...

What happens when you stop using the Lanolin for a week?   It is possible to become sensitized to something and suddenly be allergic.  Did you switch brands of lanolin? Are you using purified...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,429
Posted By MindfulBirth
I felt pretty good about it. There were some...

I felt pretty good about it. There were some very good sophisticated distractors (in the morning, especially, I thought) that threw me for a bit of a loop and I'm sure I made some stupid mistakes as...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By MindfulBirth
Alternatively, you can also use olive oil on a...

Alternatively, you can also use olive oil on a cotton ball in your bra.
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-19-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By MindfulBirth
Is there a lactation consultant near you that...

Is there a lactation consultant near you that you can go see in person?  Maybe the hospital/birth center where you delivered (or the MW attending your homebirth) can help you.  I would have someome...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By MindfulBirth
Stick with Medela or Lansinoh purified Lanolin...

Stick with Medela or Lansinoh purified Lanolin (as long as you are not allergic to wool).  Those other creams have 10 to 15 different ingredients in them.. you just don't know the effect of all...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   07-11-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By MindfulBirth
I'm not breastfeeding anymore, but just wanted...

I'm not breastfeeding anymore, but just wanted to encourage you in your project. Sounds like a great idea!
 
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,553
Posted By MindfulBirth
First.. good for you in tandem nursing your...

First.. good for you in tandem nursing your children!! 
 
Second, how is your baby's weight gain?  Is she exhibiting signs of pain or distress other than the spitting up?

Spit up in and of...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-11-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By MindfulBirth
It sounds like you already know how to take care...

It sounds like you already know how to take care of the bleb and recognize that the shallow latch is causing it.  Have you tried different nursing positions (including Biological Nurturing)?  Do you...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   04-19-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By MindfulBirth
It is very easy in CT.  Just tell the school...

It is very easy in CT.  Just tell the school that you have religious objections to the practice of vaccinating. They will hand you a form that you put your child's name on and sign your name. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-24-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By MindfulBirth
First.. sorry that you have to go in for a D&C. ...

First.. sorry that you have to go in for a D&C.  I'm surprised you do not have milk supply issues with the retained fragments.. so that's great that you don't have that hurdle to worry about.
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