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Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-28-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By 7libramama
I like Nordic Naturals I burped the Carlson's...

I like Nordic Naturals I burped the Carlson's horribly! I actually didn't know about fish oil for depression my boyfriend told me about it just today. I had been taking fish oil in the past and had...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-28-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By 7libramama
Why do you feel this was a stupid post? I had to...

Why do you feel this was a stupid post? I had to take an online quiz in order to figure out I do have PPD. Not fun stuff. I hope you feel better very soon!
Forum: Lactivism   10-27-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By 7libramama
Wow, as a mom getting ready to return to work...

Wow, as a mom getting ready to return to work and will be pumping at work this really hit home. What an ignorant human being. I apologize since the woman is your friend, however it's mentalities...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-27-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,036
Posted By 7libramama
I started going to acupuncture once a week....

I started going to acupuncture once a week. After years of anxiety attacks the acupuncture totally took care of it. I recommend it to anyone!!!
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-27-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 615
Posted By 7libramama
After having fabulous luck bfing both my older...

After having fabulous luck bfing both my older children I was shocked and sad that after two weeks I was cringing at the thought of my beautiful baby girl latching on the pain was so exquisite. I...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-27-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By 7libramama
Hi all, I'm pretty new to MDC. Just surfin thru...

Hi all, I'm pretty new to MDC. Just surfin thru the forums and this caught my eye. Want a giggle? When my oldest was new his great grandmother asked me how was I going to make milk if I didn't drink...
Forum: Utah, Arizona   10-27-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By 7libramama
Hi, I have an almost 8 week old daughter named...

Hi, I have an almost 8 week old daughter named Quinn. My boyfriend and I are also in Chandler. We are a home-birthing, breast feeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, non vaccinating, eco conscious...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By 7libramama
Oh yes and from what I understand engorgement...

Oh yes and from what I understand engorgement can vary from child to child and usually does not last as long with subsequent babies. Also you can try this breathing exercise. You can do it while...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-23-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By 7libramama
Oh my gosh you sound just like me except I am...

Oh my gosh you sound just like me except I am not taking anything just trying to let my brain right its self. I check on dd when she is napping to make sure she is breathing. I too check the soft...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-23-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By 7libramama
Wow reading this really makes me thankful for my...

Wow reading this really makes me thankful for my wonderful boyfriend who is so supportive of me breastfeeding our daughter till she sees fit to wean. He doesn't care how old she is when she decides...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-23-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By 7libramama
Sounds to me like second opinion is a good idea....

Sounds to me like second opinion is a good idea. I have heard of adoptive mothers being able to lactate with patience and perserverence. I feel all you need is support and encouragement. Keep doing...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-23-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By 7libramama
Hi Shane, I am guessing it's a washcloth or...

Hi Shane, I am guessing it's a washcloth or something to that effect that is reusable. I hadn't ever heard the term either. I wonder if my uber crunchy dbf would go for it.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-23-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By 7libramama
Thank goodness for balance is all I can say!...

Thank goodness for balance is all I can say! Doesn't matter really how crunchy as long as one is comfortable in their "level" of crunchiness! Funny but when I started "giving things up" I started...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-23-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By 7libramama
 Poor you! I thought I had it bad with the...


Poor you! I thought I had it bad with the projectile vomit down the front of my chest at 3 AM. I wouldn't trade co sleeping for anything though!
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-23-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By 7libramama
Hi all! I am loving the crunchiness here! We are...

Hi all! I am loving the crunchiness here! We are a home and waterbirthing, lotus birthing, babywearing, nonvaccinating,extended breastfeeding, child led weaning, co-op belonging to, mostly organic...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-23-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By 7libramama
You know I had such INCREDIBLE pain when my now...

You know I had such INCREDIBLE pain when my now 7 week old dd would latch and it pretty much lasted the entire feeding. My nipples were bruised and I was miserable. Then I took her for her first...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-23-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By 7libramama
I used Gentian Violet on my youngest son when he...

I used Gentian Violet on my youngest son when he was a baby. Turns the mouth purple but it works well! Just swab the inside of the mouth with it. A wonderful"hippiemama" of 5 told me about it. I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-23-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By 7libramama
My daughter is 7 weeks and started that up last...

My daughter is 7 weeks and started that up last week! I am not sure why she is doing it, she doesn't seem to need to burp, she doesn't have thrush, my two boys didn't do that until they were older....
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-23-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By 7libramama
Thanks so much! I have started trying to "make...

Thanks so much! I have started trying to "make friends" with the pump. I have a Medela Pump in Style. It's a nice pump. I am doing okay with it. The noise gets me! I have decided the IPod is a must...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-23-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By 7libramama
Wow sounds like we are in the same boat. My...

Wow sounds like we are in the same boat. My daughter is 7 weeks will be 8 weeks when I go back to work. I have been "making friends" with the pump for the last three weeks. I didn't have great...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-22-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By 7libramama
Hi all, I am new to this, but it seemed like the...

Hi all, I am new to this, but it seemed like the place to come. I have a 7week old daughter and am going to be returning to work Nov 3. I am beside myself! I so don't want to leave her and am so...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-23-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,073
Posted By 7libramama
Hi, I have a 12 yr old who as an infant was and...

Hi, I have a 12 yr old who as an infant was and is as you describe, my almost 3week old is showing the same signs. I would be very careful introducing your daughter to any "professional" that could...
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