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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By sissah
Thanks for your reply. :) I ended up with a...

Thanks for your reply. :) I ended up with a lactation consultant today who says it's not a clogged duct and thinks it may be an abscess in my breast, so I'm off to make an appointment to get it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-05-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By sissah
Hi all! I'm hoping someone can help. This is the...

Hi all! I'm hoping someone can help. This is the second of three babies I've had his issue with and would like to remedy it before it's a problem. My first baby had zero issues breastfeeding. Milk...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-21-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By sissah
 I haven't been on MDC in a while, but we're a...


I haven't been on MDC in a while, but we're a Buffalo secular homeschool family - I have 6yo boy. We don't run into too many secular folks, but, then again, we don't instigate that conversation...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-28-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By sissah
I just thought I'd share this - I've been doing...

I just thought I'd share this - I've been doing it for the past four years, and I have a great time every year. Basically, you sign up, make 10 ornaments, send them out, get 10 back. It was...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-12-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By sissah
Hi Dr. Bob! Thanks, again, for taking the time...

Hi Dr. Bob! Thanks, again, for taking the time to give me some advice on this one, and I just wanted to give you an update. I started cutting dairy out of my diet a week ago (though I'm sure some...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-04-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By sissah
Thank you so much for your help! I'll definitely...

Thank you so much for your help! I'll definitely try and let you know how it goes!
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By sissah
It's totally legal as it's classified as a food...

It's totally legal as it's classified as a food and not a bodily fluid. There's an article in this month's wired I posted a link to a week or two ago talking about it. But yeah, you can buy or sell...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-02-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By sissah
Why would an exclusively breastfed 9 week old...

Why would an exclusively breastfed 9 week old have completely formed poop? About three weeks ago, our son stopped pooping daily, and as they've spaced further apart (now about once a week) have gone...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-31-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By sissah
Thanks, all, for your replies. Clearly, my DH...

Thanks, all, for your replies. Clearly, my DH doesn't actually believe our son doesn't like him - he's just fruatrated, and I totally get it. I'd feel helpless, too, if I couldn't comfort him -...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-23-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,039
Posted By sissah
We cosleep, so maybe I'm ignorant about...

We cosleep, so maybe I'm ignorant about something here, but if a child has been in a crib with the bedroom door shut, why would they suddenly have a psychological reaction to being on a mattress...
Forum: Laura Markham   05-21-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By sissah
Hi! I'm so glad to have these forums, and I hope...

Hi! I'm so glad to have these forums, and I hope you can help me. My LO cannot be soothed by anyone other than me. If he's upset to begin with and someone other than myself tries to comfort him,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By sissah
It's great to know others have been throught...

It's great to know others have been throught this. Yeah DH has busted out the "he hates me," and it's heartbreaking because as much as I say, no, I'm his food source and he spent 10 months growing...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-19-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By sissah
I opened our Wired this month to see an article...

I opened our Wired this month to see an article on breast milk donation and selling. Interesting read for those interested (and curious who makes a profit on the donation - silly me; I never assumed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,241
Posted By sissah
Yup - she cut his hair after complaining about...

Yup - she cut his hair after complaining about it for a while. My sister doesn't like to make waves and didn't say anything, then called me furious to complain. But she didn't really say anything to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,241
Posted By sissah
My sister went to pick her son up from daycare,...

My sister went to pick her son up from daycare, and the woman, who had been long complaining about the length of his hair had cut it.I couldn't believe someone would do that!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-18-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By sissah
It's on CNN too, with a ton of ignorant comments.

It's on CNN too, with a ton of ignorant comments.
Forum: Family Safety   05-18-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By sissah
My 2004 Ion only has two belts in the back, so...

My 2004 Ion only has two belts in the back, so definitely not in mine. Perhaps others have three belts in the back? Though if it did, I don't know about the space - we've had someone sit between...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-17-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By sissah
My 8-week-old DS cannot be calmed by anyone...

My 8-week-old DS cannot be calmed by anyone other then me. It's definitely getting to DH - he's said a couple times, "I don't think he likes me." If he's calm and someone else has him, it's about a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-13-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By sissah
If you search youtube for videos on infant tummy...

If you search youtube for videos on infant tummy massage, you'll have a few examples!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,093
Posted By sissah
Also, I think it's funny to add that we don't...

Also, I think it's funny to add that we don't yell at our kid, we've never hit him, and we just talk him through any issues, yet we've been told how strict we are as parents. Because we don't ingore...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,093
Posted By sissah
I don't believe it leads to wild children. Like...

I don't believe it leads to wild children. Like everyone else, I think inconsistant parenting does. My 4 1/2 year old certainly has the energy level of a 4 1/2 year old, but he's much more calm than...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-13-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,760
Posted By sissah
In our house, we're dealing with some PTSD which...

In our house, we're dealing with some PTSD which has my DH quicker to anger. One HUGE thing that has helped calm him down and get him to not be quite so frustrated (and less likely to yell) is...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-12-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By sissah
My six week old was doing the same at...

My six week old was doing the same at two-and-a-half weeks. Then he started getting really fussy and was clearly having gas pains/difficulty pooping. We started doing some infant massage on his...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-07-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By sissah
I'm also a pro-photog and though I'd chime in....

I'm also a pro-photog and though I'd chime in. Pricing is a difficult topic. Mamanicki is absolutely right - you don't want to devalue yourself and the community. However, you're also not a...
Forum: Lactivism   05-05-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,322
Posted By sissah
I really knew better, but I clicked on the link...

I really knew better, but I clicked on the link and then let myself read the comments. On just the first page (I'm not a masochist - I didn't read on to the second!), there were two commenters...
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