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Forum: Breastfeeding   01-04-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By aelial
My first had trouble latching on at first and I...

My first had trouble latching on at first and I was feeding him expressed milk. I used a syringe (my aunt who is an RN brought them). Then the Birth Center nurse came for my day-three-visit, and...
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,940
Posted By aelial
You can see statistics on the Department of...

You can see statistics on the Department of Health and Human Services web site.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,940
Posted By aelial
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



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Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,940
Posted By aelial
Regarding CPS and the fourth amendment:   As...

Regarding CPS and the fourth amendment:
 
As I wrote, this is the second time we've had this happen. The last time my older (and then only) child was 1.5 years old. When the CPS caseworker came...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,940
Posted By aelial
They don't want to run me specifically through...

They don't want to run me specifically through the mental health database, they do it to every family they come out to investigate. Which I think is a disgusting breach of privacy, and seems to be a...
Forum: Parenting   11-17-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,940
Posted By aelial
This is really blowing my mind. Of course my...

This is really blowing my mind. Of course my kids were not unsupervised in the car, or naked outdoors in winter. I wrote about the completely insane thing the neighbors acccused me of doing because...
Forum: Parenting   11-17-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,940
Posted By aelial
I thought it should have been obvious that my...

I thought it should have been obvious that my kids have never been unattended and naked in the car, or just unattended in the car, or naked outside in November. Does that really need to be stated...
Forum: Parenting   11-17-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,940
Posted By aelial
We are new (4 years) residents in a gentrifying...

We are new (4 years) residents in a gentrifying neighborhood composed of mostly old-timers who've lived here all their lives and non-English speaking immigrants. We must be doing something to piss...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-30-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By aelial
And to be absolutely fair, an addendum to my...

And to be absolutely fair, an addendum to my previous post:

June, the Birth Center's post partum home visit nurse, was wonderful and a tremendous help with our breastfeeding troubles. She sat...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-30-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,344
Posted By aelial
I had my son "at" the Birth Center in December...

I had my son "at" the Birth Center in December 2006, and "dissatisfied with the experience" is a very mild way of putting it. The Birth Center actually has a 50% transfer rate for first-time...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-21-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,775
Posted By aelial
this is an update: i sent in the postcard, and...

this is an update:
i sent in the postcard, and in the "hardship" box wrote that i am the full-time caretaker of two small children (and listed their ages), and cannot leave them. the city replied...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-21-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By aelial
I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this, perhaps "unschooling" is more relevant. I want to know if anybody out there has experience volunteering together with their small children.

I...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By aelial
I am in Philly, and I paid $3,800 for my...

I am in Philly, and I paid $3,800 for my homebirth+prenatals+postnatal care. I have heard of people getting their insurance company to reimburse part or even all of the cost here in Philadelphia. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 436
Posted By aelial
My local group meets in a health food store...

My local group meets in a health food store (they have a space in the back of the store where classes and movie showings are held). The next closest group meets in a place called The Maternal...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,775
Posted By aelial
I'm not sure where to post this - in the general...

I'm not sure where to post this - in the general breastfeeding section, or my local section.

I am in Philadelphia, PA, and I just got summons for jury duty. My daughter is only 4 months old and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-01-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By aelial
Quote: Originally Posted by ps4624...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ps4624 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14170747)
Pulling on his hair and yelling at him is a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-01-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By aelial
i am really distressed by most of the responses...

i am really distressed by most of the responses i have gotten in this thread. OBVIOUSLY the point is not to breastfeed even though it is making me get angry at my son - the point is to SOLVE the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-31-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By aelial
Quote: Originally Posted by ruthmg...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruthmg http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14169452)
Two great books are Adventures in Tandem...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-31-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By aelial
Quote: Originally Posted by limabean...

Quote:
Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14168203)
I'm so sorry....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-31-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,147
Posted By aelial
I am 3 months post-partum with my second child,...

I am 3 months post-partum with my second child, and nursing my 32-month-old. I am not sure when the nursing aversion started - I think it moved in slowly starting with the last month of pregnancy,...
Forum: Family Planning   04-23-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By aelial
The short answer to my question is probably...

The short answer to my question is probably "wait a couple of cycles and chart to get more info" but I am impatient, so I'll ask now... I have super-long cycles, I think I'm ovulating, but I don't...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-21-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By aelial
Kessed, That sounds great! Honestly,...

Kessed,

That sounds great!

Honestly, "just giving up" was one of the options I didn't list. It's come down to this often, though, especially when friends are over and I really really don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-21-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By aelial
My 12-month-old has been almost exclusively...

My 12-month-old has been almost exclusively breastfed for over a month, maybe even two months. I'm not sure if I should be worried, or just plow along and see what happens.

He's had solids from...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-21-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By aelial
I'm just looking for a couple of "Yeah, I've...

I'm just looking for a couple of "Yeah, I've been there"s!

I am slowly approaching howling and tearing my hair out because our 12-month-old will not sleep unless I am in the room with him. I used...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-27-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By aelial
has anybody in philadelphia (or anywhere in...

has anybody in philadelphia (or anywhere in pennsylvania) been harrassed about vaccination by an organization called SCAN (stop child abuse now)? i just received an illiterate letter from them that...
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