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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-18-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,094
Posted By wek524
I would say it's definitely possible. But a lot...

I would say it's definitely possible. But a lot depends on your situation and the support system you have.

I just finished nursing school this spring and I have a 4 (almost 5) yr old girl and a...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   11-01-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By wek524
My dd's younger--she'll be three this week, but...

My dd's younger--she'll be three this week, but she's been averaging 2-3 times per month for the last three months. She really only wants to nurse in the middle of the night--not at all during the...
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By wek524
Quote: Originally Posted by Just1More...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just1More http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12478554)
So...all the exposure to the hormone can,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-25-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By wek524
I have absolutely no ideas, but saw that you...

I have absolutely no ideas, but saw that you didn't have any responses yet so I thought I'd bump it in case anyone else has dealt with this. I'm so sorry. This sounds really difficult and exhausting...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By wek524
I started nursing my adopted son when my bio...

I started nursing my adopted son when my bio daughter was 27 months. It was really hard at first. She suddenly wanted to nurse all. the. time. And I too was concerned about supply for him--although...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-26-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By wek524
Quote: Originally Posted by chocolatefish...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chocolatefish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12263149)
Argh my wee boy has been doing that...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-12-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By wek524
My son is from Ethiopia too. I don't think that...

My son is from Ethiopia too. I don't think that there's anyone who thinks there's anything wrong with it (at least not in my experience). Mostly I think people are just surprised. I think most...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-01-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By wek524
This is just my very humble opinion, but I would...

This is just my very humble opinion, but I would do it. I went back to school and had an evening class when my daughter was around 22 months. Honestly, in the beginning, there were a few nights that...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-28-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,546
Posted By wek524
My DH is Chinese and I'm white and our daughter...

My DH is Chinese and I'm white and our daughter is has a darker complexion than me, but not particularly asian-looking eyes. When people find out she's half asian, their comment is often how big her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-24-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,275
Posted By wek524
In addition, special education students with...

In addition, special education students with mental or physical disabilities were more likely to receive corporal punishment, according to the ACLU and Human Rights Watch.

That whole article was...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By wek524
hey there, just wanted to jump in here and...

hey there,
just wanted to jump in here and offer some support too. i wrote a little bit about my experience here...
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=945412...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-08-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By wek524
April, I've checked in on your website from time...

April, I've checked in on your website from time to time through your travels. All three of your kids are precious. And I love the new pics of them together. They all look so happy together. Thanks...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-07-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By wek524
please tell me about your experience, ie how...

please tell me about your experience, ie
how old was the baby?
my son was 7 months old when we brought him home and he first latched on a week later
how hard was it/how did you train him/her to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-28-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By wek524
yeah that. it varies by agency. my kiddos are 18...

yeah that. it varies by agency. my kiddos are 18 months apart. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-12-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By wek524
i got the mirena 2 months after my daughter was...

i got the mirena 2 months after my daughter was born (2.5 years ago). i never felt it affected my supply at all. i always had a great supply with her. i really like the mirena because i have really...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-19-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By wek524
Quote: Originally Posted by Diane B...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diane B http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11256067)
So before I respond, here's my obligatory...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-18-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By wek524
I found that it did take a lot longer between...

I found that it did take a lot longer between letdowns than when I'm nursing. I think that's why pumping at the same time as nursing my daughter helped. You might try that if your 26mo old can be...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-18-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By wek524
just wanted to also add that when Miles first...

just wanted to also add that when Miles first came home, I was pumping about 18 oz per day and he was eating about 35oz. Once he started latching on and nursing, my supply went up quickly and within...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-18-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By wek524
Quote: Originally Posted by RedOakMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedOakMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11246074)
Hello!


Is there any chance she'll...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-03-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By wek524
I'm nursing my adopted son as well, but I was...

I'm nursing my adopted son as well, but I was also nursing a toddler when I started preparing. Even so, I took herbs and pumped around the clock for quite awhile without much of an increase, so I...
Forum: Diapering   04-15-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By wek524
i think you should take them into the shower...

i think you should take them into the shower with you. hee hee. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: Vaccinations   04-03-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By wek524
i found out when i started my nursing clinicals...

i found out when i started my nursing clinicals that my school said, sure you can get an exemption and be in classes, but hospitals won't let you do clinicals, so you won't graduate. it sucks, but i...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-11-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,576
Posted By wek524
just wanted to post my experience, since i...

just wanted to post my experience, since i posted back in november and the thread got bumped...

i did end up taking domperidone. it helped a ton with my supply. we traveled to bring home our 7 mo...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-19-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By wek524
okay, so here's what Hale says about it... ...

okay, so here's what Hale says about it...

"The plasma levels of this product are extraordinarily low (picograms), and I would imagine the transfer into human milk is much lower. It would be...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-19-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By wek524
Hale's lists Byetta as an L3 during the first...

Hale's lists Byetta as an L3 during the first week postpartum and an L2 after the first week. L2 category is "safer" (L1 is safest and L3 is moderately safe). Sorry NAK right now, I'll try and type...
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