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Forum: Lactivism   10-10-2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By nancg
which I wouldn't have thought would matter so...

which I wouldn't have thought would matter so much, but breastfeeding here is clearly not the norm (and I'm in a city with lots of colleges, so you'd think people would catch on). I am just floored...
Forum: Lactivism   11-02-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By nancg
No, I'm not on that list - I just moved here and...

No, I'm not on that list - I just moved here and had no idea there was such a thing. Thank you!
N
Forum: Lactivism   11-02-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By nancg
Here's my letter. SB 951 supports a woman's...

Here's my letter. SB 951 supports a woman's right to BF in public, SB 952 supports a woman's right to pump at work without penalty, and SB 953 offers Tax breaks for companies which support...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-08-2004, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By nancg
No flames here. Weaning sounds like a good...

No flames here. Weaning sounds like a good choice in this case, and I would certainly not think less of it. That feeling is why I had to night-wean, then day-wean, then was happy for several months...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-18-2004, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By nancg
Well, this was particular to my situation so I...

Well, this was particular to my situation so I don't know if it would work, and it isn't catty...but I was (am) way skinnier than my usual while nursing, and my babies have both been little...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-18-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By nancg
I found the best time to get an "extra" pumping...

I found the best time to get an "extra" pumping in was morning, rather than evening. Apparently prolactin levels are highest at night - so if you can pump one side while baby nurses other side first...
Forum: Lactivism   06-17-2004, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By nancg
Right after I finished a marathon 3 weeks ago, I...

Right after I finished a marathon 3 weeks ago, I was nursing my 2 year old (who kept trying to push off my foil blanket - I wasn't trying to be discreet I was trying to be WARM) and a woman came by...
Forum: Lactivism   06-17-2004, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By nancg
Yes, but I usually just keep walking. Mostly...

Yes, but I usually just keep walking. Mostly because I'm not very patient about sitting still, not as a matter of principle. However, my DD2 has her own answer to this, which is that she likes to...
Forum: Lactivism   06-15-2004, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By nancg
There are definitely other doctors out there - I...

There are definitely other doctors out there - I don't know your area but I have a ped who is very, very good at talking through which vaccinations are relatively more important.

I am not going...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-14-2004, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By nancg
I just read an article in the Wall Street...

I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal saying the FDA was going to start cracking down on doperimine - apparently it can have some serious side effects. I'm not saying don't get it; I'm...
Forum: Lactivism   06-14-2004, 12:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By nancg
I was nursed, but my sister, born in 1959, was...

I was nursed, but my sister, born in 1959, was not. My mom believes at least some of her health problems are a result...

Mom asked about nursing, but doctors discouraged her, saying "Why would...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-14-2004, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By nancg
being recommended AGAINST for lactating moms? I...

being recommended AGAINST for lactating moms? I know some have used it to increase supply, and some to lactate for an adopted child. I just saw a Wall Street Journal article about it from this week...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-14-2004, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By nancg
I totally empathize with you - it is hard to...

I totally empathize with you - it is hard to hear that news - but agree with the others that at 1 year all you can really say is "Great work!" If you really wanted, you might ask if she thinks...
Forum: Lactivism   05-24-2004, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By nancg
I totally agree with onlyboys - the best you can...

I totally agree with onlyboys - the best you can do is find a reason likely to strike a chord with her and mention it. For example, I have a friend with Crohn's disease, and I told her about the...
Forum: Lactivism   05-23-2004, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By nancg
I am clearly not normal here, but despite...

I am clearly not normal here, but despite occasional leaks I never used them at all. When the unused side starts to let down I just press my arm against it (like to would to stop bleeding) and it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2004, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By nancg
Wow. You've got a tough case, and you've tried...

Wow. You've got a tough case, and you've tried all of my repertoire. I'm sure someone else has more wisdom on this.

Nancy
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2004, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By nancg
This might seem totally crazy, but have you...

This might seem totally crazy, but have you tried telling some of this to your son? Explaining that nursing him was painful when you were pregnant, but that you really miss nursing him and would be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2004, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By nancg
My older nursling wasn't quite so frequent, but...

My older nursling wasn't quite so frequent, but she certainly did reverse cycle (I worked when she was little).

That being said, one thing to consider is moving the child to a low bed of his own....
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2004, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By nancg
It IS hard. I ended up finding that some times...

It IS hard. I ended up finding that some times of day I could tolerate it quite well and other times I just couldn't. You do the best you can. If you can figure out which, if any, nursings you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2004, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By nancg
Oh gosh, I am so sorry for your friend. You are...

Oh gosh, I am so sorry for your friend. You are so good to help her!

I traded babysitting with a good friend, and we each tried to nurse each other's kid. It didn't work in either case - the...
Forum: Lactivism   05-20-2004, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By nancg
I just want to input that I TOTALLY admire you....

I just want to input that I TOTALLY admire you. I know of other people who have been in your situation (kid won't latch, for whatever combination of reasons), but I've only known of 1 other who...
Forum: Lactivism   05-05-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,525
Posted By nancg
though I still had my pump around from my first...

though I still had my pump around from my first DD (I was working then, and needed the pump). Then, a friend of mine had to wean, so I ended up pumping daily for about 2 months (until her child...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-19-2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By nancg
Yes, the books would be a great present. I...

Yes, the books would be a great present. I reread them every few months, or I would offer to pass mine along!

In any case, on preparing the older one - you can focus on the positive - that the...
Forum: Lactivism   04-18-2004, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By nancg
I don't know where, but I've heard some good...

I don't know where, but I've heard some good lists of celebrities who nursed for a long time. Some basketball star, for example - I don't remember.

I nursed until I was 4.5, and most of my...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-18-2004, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By nancg
I was just very matter-of-fact and empathetic....

I was just very matter-of-fact and empathetic. For hints on this tone, see Siblings without Rivalry, or Loving Each One Best. Both are fantastic sibling books. The idea is that it is OK for the...
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