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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-21-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By possum
I knew a mom who used a hands-free pumping set...

I knew a mom who used a hands-free pumping set up while she commuted.  Do you have a significant enough drive to work to try that as an extra pumping time?
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-21-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By possum
Hang in there, mama!  I would keep up your...

Hang in there, mama!  I would keep up your efforts to maintain your milk supply and continue to gently offer and entice him in any way you can think of - baths, when he is almost asleep, just...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-21-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By possum
Have you contacted an LLL leader?  You can find...

Have you contacted an LLL leader?  You can find one here (http://www.llli.org/) in your area who should be able to offer you free phone or email support.  They offer free support via phone, email,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   02-21-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By possum
Sounds like you are on the right track for...

Sounds like you are on the right track for inducing lactation.  Good luck, mama!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-12-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By possum
Colostrum.  It can range from...

Colostrum.  It can range from yellow/orange/brown and clear to pale and cloudy. 
Melinda
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-12-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By possum
I would not encourage more production by...

I would not encourage more production by pumping.  Have you tried block nursing to steady your supply? 
Melinda
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-12-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By possum
Totally possible.  If you're not convinced, you...

Totally possible.  If you're not convinced, you can always go back on dairy to see if the reflux returns.  I hope you and baby are doing well  It can be really hard to go off of foods you love and...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-08-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By possum
LLL of Rutherford County will begin series...

LLL of Rutherford County will begin series meetings on
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
 
6 p.m.
 
at Crossway Baptist Church
 
4194 Shelbyville Highway,  Murfreesboro
 
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-25-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By possum
I actually outfitted my sons' play kitchen all...

I actually outfitted my sons' play kitchen all from stuff found at thrift stores. 
wooden salad bowl, small nested mixing bowls, a small decorative cast iron frying pan, a tea strainer for a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-05-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By possum
Whenever I am trying to get my 8 month old to...

Whenever I am trying to get my 8 month old to sleep (or back to sleep because my 4 year old has woken him up AGAIN), my 4 year old comes in and makes annoying noises until the baby is fully awake...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-18-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By possum
I believe I posted on this a couple of years...

I believe I posted on this a couple of years ago.  If you are seeing a cold sore now, you have already been exposed, so stopping nursing now will not prevent exposure and would be really hard on...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   06-12-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By possum
Anyone have a doctor, chiro, and/or dentist to...

Anyone have a doctor, chiro, and/or dentist to recommend in (or near) Murfreesboro?  I'd prefer not to have to drive to Nashville, but...
We HB and don't vax. 
Our current dr is a DO who does...
Forum: Diapering   04-22-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By possum
We LOVE flats here. We tried a variety with #1,...

We LOVE flats here. We tried a variety with #1, and our favorite was flats with wool or PUL covers - no pins or snappis.  We have both GMDs and home-made birdseye and flannels.  They are all having...
Forum: Diapering   03-15-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By possum
My boys wore cloth from day/night one.  We use...

My boys wore cloth from day/night one.  We use flat diapers and just fold the diaper down in front to let the umbilical scar dry and heal.
Forum: Dental   03-15-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By possum
We too have had lots of dental work for my son. ...

We too have had lots of dental work for my son.  I have found that in this area (PA), most family dentists will not treat little folks (under 2) at all.  Some will see kids under 4, but most will...
Forum: Babywearing   03-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,422
Posted By possum
I would check the used ones on the Baby Wearer -...

I would check the used ones on the Baby Wearer - you can get good carries much more affordable than that.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Posted By possum
You can put super stinky stuff in the freezer...

You can put super stinky stuff in the freezer until garbage day. 
 
Also, once the compost is ready, you can use it to make room for more scraps.
Forum: Babywearing   03-05-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,422
Posted By possum
The 2+ meter ones are shorties.  Some people...

The 2+ meter ones are shorties.  Some people really love them for ruck carries and not much excess fabric to make you hot, but they are of limited utility IMO.  If you want to do FCC, FWCC, or BWCC,...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-05-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By possum
Oh, mama, I am sorry for your loss.  Miscarriage...

Oh, mama, I am sorry for your loss.  Miscarriage happens often, but that does mean it's common.  It's extraordinary just like every other birth and death.  You deserve to grieve for you lost Farrah...
Forum: Babywearing   03-05-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,422
Posted By possum
Storch. and Didymos  both make great wovens for...

Storch. and Didymos  both make great wovens for babies/kids of any size you can carry.  For a toddlers and bigger ones, I like Hoppediz, but I can't get my 17lb. 3.5 month old in it comfortably...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-05-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By possum
After Ease is an herbal concoction I used...

After Ease is an herbal concoction I used afterward.  I also used homeopathic arnica.  Heat and gentle pressure are also nice - rice bags heated in the microwave or a hot water bottle.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-05-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By possum
I would only buy a machine that you can use in a...

I would only buy a machine that you can use in a local store first. 
My personal preference is for a solid older (60's and 70's models are my faves) metal machine.  Sewing machine repair shops...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By possum
My three year old cannot be quiet.  He is...

My three year old cannot be quiet.  He is currently making nonsence conversation with finger puppets nearby.  He hasn't stopped talking, yelling, singing, or making some sort of noise since he woke...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By possum
I just did this a couple of weeks ago.  I was...

I just did this a couple of weeks ago.  I was totally prepared 3.5 years ago for a birth before the MWs arrived . . . ended up with days of prodromal labor and the MWs made it with plenty of time to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By possum
Any ideas of really cool but not too $$$ things...

Any ideas of really cool but not too $$$ things to send in a care package for a wonderful 7 year old boy who broke both arms?  He likes to read and reads on a pretty advanced level.  He also likes...
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