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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-30-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Mattee Petersen
Thank you :)  

Thank you :)
 
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-30-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I don't know if this is the correct place to...

I don't know if this is the correct place to post this question, so please correct me if it's not :)
 
Has anyone treated whooping cough at home, and what did you do, etc?
 
I need your support,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I always said that I would never be one of those...

I always said that I would never be one of those breastfeeding moms who was judgmental towards those who bottle feed.... WELL, somthing has changed & now that I hear of someone just outright...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I have used breastflow by the first years & my...

I have used breastflow by the first years & my LOs did fine with them. We only used it a couple times.
 
Forum: Babywearing   09-14-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I have a similar build to yours & I would...

I have a similar build to yours & I would suggest an ergo!
Forum: Babywearing   09-14-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By Mattee Petersen
The patapum shoulder straps attach differently...

The patapum shoulder straps attach differently than the ergo. I like the ergo better because the straps loop behind the shoulders & attach under the arms. I didn's like the patapum because of where...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I had also considered weaning straight to cows...

I had also considered weaning straight to cows milk when DS1 was about the same age (I got pg & my OB wouldn't let me nurse anymore)... So I asked our good friend who is a ped if that was ok. He...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-14-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I have oversupply issues if I pump. I left DS...

I have oversupply issues if I pump. I left DS when he was 2 months old with my friend for about 4 hours & had left him with pumped milk and breastflow bottles. He did great with them, BUT the enitre...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-14-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I don't have any experience with this, but...

I don't have any experience with this, but here is what the LaLeche League reccomends: 
 
llli.org/faq/relactation.html (http://llli.org/faq/relactation.html)
 
If I were you, I would offer the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-13-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Mattee Petersen
Thanks so much, mamas :) My grandma is an OB...

Thanks so much, mamas :) My grandma is an OB nurse that i'm considering working @. I'm going to ask her what she thinks; if they might hire me & what not...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-12-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I want to get my LC liscensure. Not sure what I...

I want to get my LC liscensure. Not sure what I need or where to start. Is there any nationally accredited program or anything?
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-12-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mattee Petersen
We had this going on, too. I stuck it out until...

We had this going on, too. I stuck it out until he was 3 months old & I finally gave him a paci 2 weeks ago. It has helped tremendously! We haven't had any latching issues and the paci us the last...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-12-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Mattee Petersen
You might be able to try this: Lying on your...

You might be able to try this: Lying on your side tuck your knees up almost like fetal position, prop your baby on your knees and nurse the breast not closest to the  bed with the baby propped by...
Forum: Diapering   09-12-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mattee Petersen
 YES!! We PFs are all we use. The Thirsties...



YES!! We PFs are all we use. The Thirsties duo wrap goes really tiny & worked great for us! I honestly think you will pay less for a NB stash of PFs than if you stick with disposables. You can...
Forum: September 2011   09-09-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Mattee Petersen
Well, how are things? Did anything happen?

Well, how are things? Did anything happen?
Forum: September 2011   09-08-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Mattee Petersen
My 1st was induced, but with this one, I had BH...

My 1st was induced, but with this one, I had BH for at least 10 wks before he was born. It was pretty normal for me to have bouts of ctx for 24 hrs or so at a time @ 4 min apart. I don't know...
Forum: Diapering   07-23-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Mattee Petersen
Thanks mamas!! :)  

Thanks mamas!! :)
 
Forum: Diapering   07-22-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Mattee Petersen
I haven't dried the covers, yet, but I have...

I haven't dried the covers, yet, but I have washed them really hot. Does drying work better? The PF usually is just wet right where he pees, but in the same spot on the cover it's soaked!! How long...
Forum: Diapering   07-22-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,302
Posted By Mattee Petersen
They're ok, but with our experience at about 12...

They're ok, but with our experience at about 12 months they didn't absorb enough. The covers are working well for us with our 2 month DS. I'm guessing he's about 12 lbs. We're using GMD yellow edge...
Forum: Diapering   07-22-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Mattee Petersen
HELP.... I'm about to have to switch to sposies...

HELP.... I'm about to have to switch to sposies & I really don't want to. My 20 month old DS pees straight through PFs & PUL covers, & I don't mean after a couple hours, more like within 20 min of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-20-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,548
Posted By Mattee Petersen
http://www.kathydettwyler.org/detsleepthrough.htm...

http://www.kathydettwyler.org/detsleepthrough.html
 
 
I really like her articles. 
Forum: July 2011   07-13-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,480
Posted By Mattee Petersen
Something strange that happened to me that I...

Something strange that happened to me that I have not found happened to anyone else & even puzzled my Dr. was: he was born at 4 am & the whole day, every time I would nurse him, I would get terribly...
Forum: Family Planning   07-08-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Mattee Petersen
Thank you all for your input! I had my 6 week pp...

Thank you all for your input! I had my 6 week pp check up yesterday. Since the evening I have been bleeding like a light period... Seriously hoping it's not AF!!
Forum: Diapering   07-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Mattee Petersen
Sounds to me like you need a different...

Sounds to me like you need a different detergent. Check for enzymes & try to avoid them, as they can cause rashes in some babies. diaperjungle.com has a great detergent chart for diapers! Good...
Forum: Diapering   07-05-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Mattee Petersen
We just use a plain-old plastic trash can that...

We just use a plain-old plastic trash can that we had lying around. I have never used a liner with it. It's just in our bathroom where we spray off the diapers. On wash days I just spray it out with...
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