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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   04-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,761
Posted By LorienIslay
If you had told me before my first was born that...

If you had told me before my first was born that I would eventually nurse a 4 year old, I would have told you to give your head a shake.  My initial goal was six months, then I revised to a year,...
Forum: Babywearing   01-27-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By LorienIslay
I personally have wraps now, for baby #2 :)  I...

I personally have wraps now, for baby #2 :)  I found them initially quite intimidating but once you get on the learning curve, they are super versatile!  In the babywearing group I'm part of, the...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   12-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,240
Posted By LorienIslay
I had Pertussis when I was 5 and I was fully...

I had Pertussis when I was 5 and I was fully vaccinated.  I was not, however, breastfed.  I truly believe that breastfeeding until the minimum age of 2 (as recommended in the Dr. Sears Vaccine Book)...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   11-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,414
Posted By LorienIslay
Lots of stuff going on!  The only herbal remedy...

Lots of stuff going on!  The only herbal remedy I've heard of helping a great deal for IGT is goat's rue.  It may actually help build breast tissue.  Also, IGT mums who experience low supply first...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-12-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By LorienIslay
Ask him if he'll please, as a favour to you,...

Ask him if he'll please, as a favour to you, before baby is born just watch one thing.  Then pick either the Penn & Teller episode (very guy-relatable) or a youtube video.  Have SIL watch it too......
Forum: Breastfeeding   11-12-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,665
Posted By LorienIslay
The thing about pervy people watching you is...

The thing about pervy people watching you is that they are actually there, all the time, everywhere, but we don't notice unless we're breastfeeding.  It's a sad reality of our existence that women...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,418
Posted By LorienIslay
If kids in third world countries are vulnerable...

If kids in third world countries are vulnerable to disease due to the lack of clean drinking water, proper sanitation, and nutritious food... maybe we should endeavour to give them those things,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-06-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,433
Posted By LorienIslay
Kale Chips super easy and kids eat them...

Kale Chips
super easy and kids eat them without asking the ingredients :)
 
One large bunch kale
1t black pepper (fresh cracked is best)
1t sea salt
1T olive oil
 
1. wash kale and spin/pat...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,992
Posted By LorienIslay
Quote:  Peopele are so complex. I don't hit my...

Quote: 
Peopele are so complex. I don't hit my kids but my god, i do enough else wrong. Some of the best parents, the most inspirational parents, i know, have lost it and hit their kids. Generally,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,202
Posted By LorienIslay
We used Robeez for a long  time because they are...

We used Robeez for a long  time because they are so readily available second hand :)  They also make larger and larger sizes.  I also have a pair of See Kai Run Smaller which are lovely soft leather...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-30-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,433
Posted By LorienIslay
I shared on my Facebook :)

I shared on my Facebook :)
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-30-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,433
Posted By LorienIslay
Black Bean Brownies (can be made vegan and...

Black Bean Brownies (can be made vegan and gluten free)

1 (15-20 oz) can plain black beans, drained and rinsed (the recipe works fine with either size of can so I go with whatever is available on...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-23-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By LorienIslay
Here they don't offer you amnio unless your...

Here they don't offer you amnio unless your blood test indicates some cause for concern.  I wasn't offered with either child (maternal age 35 and 39), nor any additional testing besides the one...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-23-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By LorienIslay
I'm a non/selective vaxxer and I have a friend...

I'm a non/selective vaxxer and I have a friend whose daughter died of Krabbe a few years ago.  To the best of my knowledge which comes from her (and she researched the HECK out of the topic and is...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-14-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By LorienIslay
Mama, a breastfed baby looks like they guzzle a...

Mama, a breastfed baby looks like they guzzle a bottle but that's just a matter of bottle mechanics -- they suck, their mouth fills with milk, and they are obligated to swallow.  The swallowing...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By LorienIslay
I don't have the statistic at hand, but in...

I don't have the statistic at hand, but in countries that don't routinely circumcise (basically the entire world except USA and Israel), the incidence of medically necessary circumcisions is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By LorienIslay
I'd add that I think many women can't quite...

I'd add that I think many women can't quite imagine how it is to nurse a baby before they have one, but the act of putting your baby to your breast is one of the most 'right' feelings in the world. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,745
Posted By LorienIslay
I was formula fed, but my mum wanted to...

I was formula fed, but my mum wanted to breastfeed. She was told by the doctor at my two-week checkup that I wasn't gaining fast enough and to go to formula, and she did so.  When my sister was...
Forum: Babywearing   07-19-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By LorienIslay
We used our Olives & Applesauce carrier with our...

We used our Olives & Applesauce carrier with our 39lb three year old all over the UK last summer -- didn't even bring a stroller!
 
It is good until 65lbs, I belive :)
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-14-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By LorienIslay
Me three please!  

Me three please!
 
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-09-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By LorienIslay
Kellymom has lots of info on weaning off nipple...

Kellymom has lots of info on weaning off nipple shields.  http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/wean-shield/
Forum: Intact Care   06-08-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By LorienIslay
Awesome news, mama!  

Awesome news, mama!
 
Forum: Babywearing   05-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By LorienIslay
I don't know much about the Ergo in particular,...

I don't know much about the Ergo in particular, but we've used our Olives & Applesauce (another SSC) very comfortably with our 40lb-ish 3.5 year old. Most recently, dad wore him for 6-7km of a local...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-07-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By LorienIslay
I read the Dr. Sears Vaccine Book when my son...

I read the Dr. Sears Vaccine Book when my son was around five months old. He had had his 2 and 4 month shots.  When I read the book, I realized that none of the diseases were a) of such great...
Forum: Babywearing   01-28-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 769
Posted By LorienIslay
I love love love my Olives & Applesauce carrier...

I love love love my Olives & Applesauce carrier :) It's a SSC, the same idea as an Ergo and what have you, but I didn't like the Ergo for me. The straps cut into me, it didn't feel as supportive...
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