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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-29-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Maitrima
My gut tells me it's worth seeking help for. I...

My gut tells me it's worth seeking help for. I made an appt with my midwife because my daughter is an avid nurser and I'd rather see someone who isn't as likely to try and convince me to force...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Maitrima
I haven't gotten in to see my midwife yet, but...

I haven't gotten in to see my midwife yet, but I'm 15 mo PP and suspecting a thyroid issue.
I'm 25 lbs lighter than when I got pregnant, and a few kind souls have begun to notice.
 
Has anyone...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Maitrima
I'm dealing with RA flares and back pain, hubby...

I'm dealing with RA flares and back pain, hubby is no longer able to sleep through dd's wakings. She's 14 mo old and he wants us to initiate night weaning. I'm having a lot of mixed feelings about...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-06-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Maitrima
Due to chronic pain issues for me and mostly...

Due to chronic pain issues for me and mostly sleep issues for my hubby, I need to investigate gentle night weaning options for our 14 month old daughter. DH & I both work full time, she's in daycare...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   02-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Maitrima
For moms who give their young toddlers goat's...

For moms who give their young toddlers goat's milk, do you also make a point of giving foods rich in folic acid? If so, how do you gauge whether they've had enough to make up for the discrepancy in...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Maitrima
Good point about the more calorie-dense foods! 

Good point about the more calorie-dense foods! 
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Maitrima
Good to know @pamelaRRRR...

Good to know @pamelaRRRR (http://www.mothering.com/community/u/230641/pamelaRRRR) - they wouldn't work with us on BLW but she's 11 mo today and I sent her with some green beans and one of her...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-22-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Maitrima
If they were easier to work with maybe I'd know...

If they were easier to work with maybe I'd know for sure, but given what she consumes at home or with just her dad I'm pretty sure they are encouraging her to consume more than she needs. They go...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   01-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Maitrima
My dd's 1st bday is fast approaching and I'm...

My dd's 1st bday is fast approaching and I'm trying to figure out the what, how, and how much of meeting her evolving nutritional needs. I should mention she's in daycare and while her nursing has...
Forum: Baby Health   10-02-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Maitrima
It was about 101. I think she's been kind of...

It was about 101. I think she's been kind of lethargic anyway, but dh picked her up so I'm not sure. 
I texted hubby to try cool rags though. On the fence about using the baby tylenol we have. Poor...
Forum: Baby Health   10-02-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Maitrima
Our daughter's daycare called this afternoon and...

Our daughter's daycare called this afternoon and she has a fever & doesn't seem comfortable, but there's no diarrhea or vomitting.
She's 7 months, recently got 2 teeth, and I'm guessing she could...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Maitrima
Thanks! She is in daycare full time and is...

Thanks! She is in daycare full time and is nursing all night, but whether due to overfeeding or actual appetite I am not pumping enough.
I typically only pump about 10-14 oz per day, but anything...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Maitrima
In the month & a half my dd has been in daycare...

In the month & a half my dd has been in daycare (she's 7 months now), I've gotten sick several times and ended up resorting to supplementing with (organic) formula. This week though, we tried using...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-27-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,761
Posted By Maitrima
The first 3 months with my dd (now 7 months)...

The first 3 months with my dd (now 7 months) were a blur of near-constant nursing and dozing, mostly in side-lying from 1-2 weeks on.
When sitting up the boppy didn't really work for me, but if I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-13-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By Maitrima
Thanks all. I talked briefly with the director...

Thanks all. I talked briefly with the director this morning and she swears they aren't just feeding her for comfort, that they hold her too and try other things before feeding, but that she's a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By Maitrima
Thanks for all the replies; I came down with a...

Thanks for all the replies; I came down with a cold recently so I'm just getting back to you all. 
 
This morning I gave them 5 bottles with about 1-2 oz each (maybe one of them with 3 oz.). I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By Maitrima
My 5.5 mo old dd just started daycare a few days...

My 5.5 mo old dd just started daycare a few days ago and we're working out the kinks of pumping, bottles, etc.
Since it seems to me like AP moms who have their infants in daycare (vs. with family...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Maitrima
I would also vote for the Mental Health...

I would also vote for the Mental Health Counselor degree - especially if that's more your passion. I think there's so much more you could do with it. Good luck!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By Maitrima
Yes! I just went back to work and started...

Yes! I just went back to work and started realizing what a rare breed the AP Working (Outside of Home) Mom is (and why - now that I'm pumping and dealing with daycare). I'm thinking about starting a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Maitrima
Thanks ladies, these are all great ideas! ...

Thanks ladies, these are all great ideas!
Definitely planning on giving myself a post-partum grace period & seeing how things go, especially those first several weeks.
And I'm sure "entertainment"...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-30-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Maitrima
Thanks DZ :-) Yes - freezing! Planning on...

Thanks DZ :-)
Yes - freezing! Planning on getting a handle on that, too. I'm not normally great about using things I've put in the freezer, but planning to get some new containers, labels or tape,...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-30-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Maitrima
Looking for pediatrician recommendations in the...

Looking for pediatrician recommendations in the South FL area - specifically southern PB county.
 
I'd like to find a ped who is friendly toward alternative vaccination schedules, wouldn't rush to...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   01-30-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Maitrima
In South (southeast) FL you'll likely find...

In South (southeast) FL you'll likely find better availability of things that are crunchy, organic, etc. but where everything else is concerned it won't come so close to the kinds of towns you would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Maitrima
Due with first baby mid February and starting...

Due with first baby mid February and starting maternity leave next week.
Before baby gets here, I'm hoping to get a handle on what's about to be life without half my salary (first during my 6 month...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-24-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Maitrima
I'm on my first and living in:   Maternity...

I'm on my first and living in:
 
Maternity Black Pants
Maternity Jeans
Comfy workout black pant-shorts 
4 Ruched tops
2 Maternity cardigans
4 Non-mat (but longer) work tops
 
From my cousin:
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