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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-28-2007, 10:35 PM
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Posted By BlueBella
Some things that helped me were: 1) Warming up...

Some things that helped me were:
1) Warming up A LOT. Sometimes this means walking at least 10 mins. before starting to run. Sometimes it means running very very slowly for the first 10-15 mins. If...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-28-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By BlueBella
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Well, first I think you need to try and talk to him - the first few weeks with a newborn are an incredibly stressful, intense and...
Forum: Lactivism   04-03-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By BlueBella
This made me sad: I recently interviewed a...

This made me sad: I recently interviewed a daycare provider who noted that I was still (!) breastfeeding my 8mo. She told me she wanted to bf her two children too, but couldn't b/c her milk was bad....
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-26-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,704
Posted By BlueBella
I agree with the pps - unless you strongly wish...

I agree with the pps - unless you strongly wish to stop nursing, there is no reason to wean completely. You could offer other foods if you want to leave them with your dh or someone else for a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-20-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By BlueBella
My dentist prescribed Tylenol 3 (with codeine)...

My dentist prescribed Tylenol 3 (with codeine) after consulting our local women's hospital, along with the antibiotics. Just make sure they are aware that you're nursing.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-20-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By BlueBella
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif So sorry you're having such a tough time. Try not to feel bad about the formula - that situation is exactly what it was invented for. I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 321
Posted By BlueBella
I second (third?) San Francisco. I also love...

I second (third?) San Francisco. I also love Seattle, and it has some really unique little neighbourhoods, like Fremont, and lots of beautiful scenery.
Forum: Lactivism   01-24-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By BlueBella
I was lucky b/c my mw for my second baby was an...

I was lucky b/c my mw for my second baby was an IBCLC (well, I chose her for that reason), but she really went above and beyond to help me through my many difficulties. Prior to that I had some good...
Forum: Lactivism   01-19-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By BlueBella
Quote: Originally Posted by paquerette...

Quote:
Originally Posted by paquerette http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7052775)
But did they not have the baby with them?...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-11-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By BlueBella
Both very funny - tee hee...

Both very funny - tee hee http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-07-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By BlueBella
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I have had many similar problems to you, including the blisters (clear blisters, not milk bleb blisters). My mw/ibclc hadn't seen this...
Forum: Lactivism   01-06-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By BlueBella
It is possible that she may want to stick with...

It is possible that she may want to stick with the bottles, and I think if someone is determined to bottle feed for whatever reason, then it's best to give them info on how do it so that it will...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-03-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By BlueBella
I noticed this on this site recently...

I noticed this on this site recently http://www.nationalmilkbank.org/donorinfo_faq.html

see #16 where it says that human milk is sometimes used by cancer and burn patients. This isn't exactly...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-03-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By BlueBella
I'm just wondering what you other cosleeping...

I'm just wondering what you other cosleeping mamas do about this (if it happens to you) - my almost 5mo nurses 3-4 times a night, and lies on his side to nurse. He will usually fall asleep on his...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   01-02-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By BlueBella
Quote: Originally Posted by schatz...

Quote:
Originally Posted by schatz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6895392)
At one point I also took caprylic acid (sp?)...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-28-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By BlueBella
First of all -...

First of all - http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Secondly, as you say the pain stayed constant while exclusively pumping then there was obviously more going on than just...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 207
Posted By BlueBella
Definitely cool.

Definitely cool.
Forum: Lactivism   12-28-2006, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By BlueBella
Quote: Originally Posted by myk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by myk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6850184)
definitely not right. lactation consultants are...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-28-2006, 04:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,812
Posted By BlueBella
I feel like all of these books shaped me one way...

I feel like all of these books shaped me one way or another. Most of them I read when I was quite young, and I reread them fairly often. Well, not since I've had kids, but ykwim!

My Brilliant...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-28-2006, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 767
Posted By BlueBella
Quote: Originally Posted by norajane...

Quote:
Originally Posted by norajane http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6847035)
Despite EBF, mine came back 4 weeks pp....
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-28-2006, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By BlueBella
That's just sad. I know with ds1 I had such a...

That's just sad. I know with ds1 I had such a miserable time nursing that I used to dread him waking up and wanting to nurse, and I would wish that he would eat on a 3 hour schedule - but if I tried...
Forum: Breastfeeding   12-28-2006, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By BlueBella
Quote: Originally Posted by LauraBlock...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraBlock http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/6851549)
I'm with you. Exclusive nursing for 9...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-27-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By BlueBella
Congrats on your new babe! and...

Congrats on your new babe! and http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif Sorry you're in so much pain...I agree with the pump suggestion - maybe you can rent one? Or get a cheap or...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   12-27-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By BlueBella
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif from vancouver! BTW I love the name Hamish - I really wanted it for ds2 but was outvoted...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-27-2006, 03:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 339
Posted By BlueBella
A few years ago (pre babies) we did a camping...

A few years ago (pre babies) we did a camping trip to wasa lake (a little further east than where you're going I know) and we toured all the local hotsprings. Ainsworth springs are close to Nelson,...
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