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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-17-2014, 07:12 PM
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Views: 6,687
Posted By Sheepdoc
I would need to have no other homebirth options...

I would need to have no other homebirth options and a reason not to UC (which I did by choice as we have many CPMs available here). I think it is rare that someone who hasn't had a home birth,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sheepdoc
My kids 9&11 have requested we not say, "please"...

My kids 9&11 have requested we not say, "please" because they feel that means they have a choice. It is rough having a child who needs/wants lots of autonomy. I have to remind myself that I am...
Forum: Homebirth   02-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,774
Posted By Sheepdoc
I had a normal birth with baby #1. He was...

I had a normal birth with baby #1. He was nursing fine, smiling and we went to the ped. Visit the midwives here made sound mandatory on day 2. It was a nasty spiral into more visits, coerced formula...
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,322
Posted By Sheepdoc
It does not get better. The better days/moments...

It does not get better. The better days/moments slowly start to become more frequent but this loss and all it's sadness is forever.
You may benefit from either herbal or pharmaceutical medication...
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Sheepdoc
We had some success with NAET and acupuncture...

We had some success with NAET and acupuncture but i seems to be Practioner dependent and can ware off. We are now trying LDA shots and I have seen much success for me. I think success with the baby,...
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Sheepdoc
And we get our venison from sympathetic friends...

And we get our venison from sympathetic friends and friends of friends so far it's been free even though I keep offering to pay processing costs.
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Sheepdoc
This could have been written by me! At 2.5 yrs I...

This could have been written by me! At 2.5 yrs I still can't eat egg, gluten without it setting off my son.

First allergy testing: IgE is not mature at is age and could be a false negative.
Also...
Forum: Allergies   02-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Sheepdoc
He spilled his Dad's blue cheese dressing on his...

He spilled his Dad's blue cheese dressing on his hands and I wiped him down with napkins and walked him across the cafeteria to the bathroom. As I ran water over his hands/arms I noticed they were...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 6,947
Posted By Sheepdoc
Actually it's the same. It is unethical for an...

Actually it's the same. It is unethical for an OB not to accept VBAC. Technically it should be illegal as it forces women to have surgery w/o consent, especially if she does not have easy access to...
Forum: Allergies   02-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Sheepdoc
I have a 2 .5 yo who loves to help load the...

I have a 2 .5 yo who loves to help load the dishwasher.
He also has developed contact allergies to foods we have in the house.
Taking the foods he's allergic to out of the house is not an option....
Forum: Vaccinations   02-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 6,947
Posted By Sheepdoc
The American health care system works on a...

The American health care system works on a payment per procedure basis. It does not work on an outcome based basis. This promotes in a positive feedback loop a financial incentive for not choosing...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-01-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 6,947
Posted By Sheepdoc
I bet he does extend his policy to children who...

I bet he does extend his policy to children who have medical issues contraindications vaccines. I am currently switching to a new practice because the old one while respecting my choices (yay!)...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-01-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 6,947
Posted By Sheepdoc
On the one hand no parent should have to work...

On the one hand no parent should have to work with such a jerk of a doctor, so props for his honesty and not pretending he'll work with you when he has no respect for parental rights nor tailoring...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-22-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Sheepdoc
Grated carrot Frozen peas Roast a chicken or...

Grated carrot
Frozen peas
Roast a chicken or buy a decent rotisserie one
Soups (reuse leftover chicken)
If you can do eggs, there is so much. Simply google Paleo recipes.
A quick one for us is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-23-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Sheepdoc
Certain milestones are rougher. 6 months, 12...

Certain milestones are rougher. 6 months, 12 months and 18 months tend to be big milestones developmentally and you'll see weaning cluster around those times.
One thing I do is count down from 10....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,388
Posted By Sheepdoc
Hugs first. Second a reminder not all therapists...

Hugs first. Second a reminder not all therapists are equal and it's okay to try someone new. Third we have found sleep, strict schedules, and gluten free/dairy free makes things more manageable....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-17-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,388
Posted By Sheepdoc
TheBook The Explosive Child by Dr. Green cn...

TheBook The Explosive Child by Dr. Green cn really help. I think having read Faber and Mazlich first will help. Gentle discipline can be so tough when you have a self assured child. For perspective...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-30-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Sheepdoc
I will try this but it looks similar to one I've...

I will try this but it looks similar to one I've already tried. There are a lot of substitutions here. I suspect one or two of the items can be swapped out but we have to swap out the butter,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-30-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By Sheepdoc
The mother herself explained the scratches as...

The mother herself explained the scratches as being related to her 6 month old "accidentally" scratching himself when he was so distressed when she put him down in his crib and walked away. They did...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-30-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By Sheepdoc
What works best for me to get the best slleep is...

What works best for me to get the best slleep is I nurse them down and. Y husband sleeps with them while I sleep elsewhere until they wake up. Usually I can get 5 uninterrupted hours that way!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-30-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By Sheepdoc
While its political to not mention the negatives...

While its political to not mention the negatives of CIO it does leave open the question are you walking away from an abusive situation? I once lost a friend because she was using modified CIO with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-10-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Sheepdoc
Dr . Sears in one of his books stated that...

Dr . Sears in one of his books stated that babies oxygenate better when on their belly and it is often the position used in NICU where they have all the monitoring equipment to check O2 sat etc.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-10-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Sheepdoc
I can not find a reliable recipe for buckwheat...

I can not find a reliable recipe for buckwheat pancakes that is free of all our allergens.

We can not do gluten, dairy, soy, egg, tapioca, coconut to name some kown problems.


I need a recipe...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,600
Posted By Sheepdoc
Crying - I want to clarify it's not that I don't...

Crying - I want to clarify it's not that I don't think children shouldn't cry. Crying has a purpose. I have an issue with causing a child to cry. If I know something I am going to do is going to...
Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,600
Posted By Sheepdoc
Exactly. They are choosing for whatever reason,...

Exactly. They are choosing for whatever reason, their priorities. That does not make it the healthiest choice or even a harmless choice for the child. It may be the best option for that family's...
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