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Forum: Life With a Baby   08-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By agentofchaos
That is way too easy. :) You know how the...

That is way too easy. :)

You know how the simplest solutions never come to you?
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-13-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By agentofchaos
Has baby been evaluated for suck disorders,...

Has baby been evaluated for suck disorders, tongue tie, or palate formation?

I feel like I can picture what you're describing, plus with the use of the shield it improving, and it's possible he's...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-13-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By agentofchaos
I highly recommend it to moms in my practice (I'm...

I highly recommend it to moms in my practice (I'm an IBCLC). It's a bit hard to get the hang of, in an office setting, but in your own home, it seems pretty awesome. Just remember to grab a stool for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By agentofchaos
See, I thought that, but we at our office work on...

See, I thought that, but we at our office work on a very casual atmosphere. (I work at WIC in the US). If I called everyone, from 16 y/o to 35y/o "Mrs. LastName" I think I'd soon gain a reputation as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By agentofchaos
I've been thinking about this thread a lot since...

I've been thinking about this thread a lot since I first read it, and how it applies to my practice, and I have a question--

I work with a very wide variety of cultural backgrounds, and I'm very...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-24-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By agentofchaos
(I'm an IBCLC, with a particular focus on...

(I'm an IBCLC, with a particular focus on psychoactive medications and breastfeeding) What's prescribed is, obviously, very dependent on your doctor.

Personally, I would look at other...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-14-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,069
Posted By agentofchaos
I read this forum frequently, because as I've...

I read this forum frequently, because as I've said a couple places I'm in healthcare, and want to have an idea of what I'll find in my practice working with mothers and infants.

I am very much in...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By agentofchaos
As a healthcare professional, this is really good...

As a healthcare professional, this is really good to read.

Sometimes I refer to the woman as "mom" because I'm trying to emphasize her role with the baby, usually in cases where the woman is...
Forum: Baby Health   05-14-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By agentofchaos
(I'm an IBCLC.) I don't comment here very...

(I'm an IBCLC.)

I don't comment here very often, but I'm dealing with 2 clients right now with moderate tongue tie (one posterior).

Both are suffering serious pain in nursing, and though the...
Forum: Mental Health   05-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By agentofchaos
Eating Disorder support?

I'm trying to find an online support group for women with eating disorders, especially those who are clinically over weight, but who highly restrict intake.

I don't have binge eating or over...
Forum: Mental Health   05-05-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By agentofchaos
Eating Disorder support?

I'm trying to find an online support group for women with eating disorders, especially those who are clinically over weight, but who highly restrict intake.

I don't have binge eating or over...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-01-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By agentofchaos
Wow. I got as far as "locking clasp" and clicked...

Wow. I got as far as "locking clasp" and clicked off. That seems really invasive.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-20-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By agentofchaos
I'd offer that playing a character that is...

I'd offer that playing a character that is lesbian or bisexual does not REQUIRE a game to be sexual any more than playing a straight character does.

I'm very familiar with online roleplaying games...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By agentofchaos
Trying to figure out how I feel-- imminent divorce

I'm not a parent, so I'm not sure if it's even ok if I post here. But this is about the best support community I've found. If it's inappropriate, I'll delete this post.

I -was- an almost-parent....
Forum: Mental Health   06-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By agentofchaos
I have fairly mild ADD, in addition to a couple...

I have fairly mild ADD, in addition to a couple other series of letters.

I don't take medication for it, specifically. I was on wellbutrin for a while as an anti-anxiety, pro-focus med, but it...
Forum: Mental Health   06-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By agentofchaos
Surfacing-- I'm late to come back and say thank...

Surfacing--
I'm late to come back and say thank you, but I appreciate the feedback.

I'm currently on abilify, zoloft, lamictal, and lithium. I know I have to go off the lamictal and lithium for...
Forum: Homebirth   06-04-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By agentofchaos
What questions did you ask your midwife?

My plans to start trying to get pregnant got pushed back some, due to relationship situations, but I'm still in the "information gathering" phase.

I'm a medical professional (an LC) who works...
Forum: VBAC   04-23-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By agentofchaos
I'm a lactation consultant, so I don't have a...

I'm a lactation consultant, so I don't have a lot of experience, nor place to be involved in the birth choices of my clients, but I've developed a close relationship with a client during her nursing...
Forum: California, Nevada   02-12-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By agentofchaos
Thank you! I'll check both out.

Thank you! I'll check both out.
Forum: California, Nevada   02-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By agentofchaos
I'm trying to find a midwife to work with in...

I'm trying to find a midwife to work with in Sacramento. I'm not pregnant yet, but I want to have my ducks in a row, so to speak.
 
I'm going to have to be on medication, so I'd need someone...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-10-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By agentofchaos
Neither pregnant nor actively trying, just...

Neither pregnant nor actively trying, just planning. I think far ahead :)
 
When husband and I have a midwife, and me off my meds, we'll be trying.
 
Thank you!
Forum: Mental Health   02-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By agentofchaos
Hey all, I'm a 31 y/o bipolar II woman who is...

Hey all,
I'm a 31 y/o bipolar II woman who is starting her journey into pregnancy.
 
I'm hoping to get information from other mamas with bipolar or other mental disorders that require...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By agentofchaos
Hey everyone, I'm a lactation consultant with...

Hey everyone,
I'm a lactation consultant with WIC, in Sacramento, CA who is in the process of planning her first pregnancy.
 
I'm -terrified- because while I've done breastfeeding support work,...
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