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Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   09-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for...

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for childcare in the Ormond Beach/Daytona Beach area. Either in-home or a center, I just don't know anything about what is available. I have a 2.5 yo in...
Forum: May 2010   07-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,338
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Yep, no worries! Neither of mine smiled until 2+...

Yep, no worries! Neither of mine smiled until 2+ months. DD2 just started this week at 9 weeks old.
Forum: May 2010   07-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Yay for the rash clearing up! How are you...

Yay for the rash clearing up!

How are you doing now? I wanted to mention that the diet is hardest when I let myself get really hungry. Then I start craving things I can't have, so I try to keep...
Forum: May 2010   07-11-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Hey, our babes share a birthday! I didn't...

Hey, our babes share a birthday!

I didn't believe in nipple confusion because DD1's latch was never affected by anything. DD2 is a whole different story. Her latch isn't great to begin with &...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-08-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,912
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I haven't read all the replies even though it's...

I haven't read all the replies even though it's a very interesting topic.

I am glad you were diagnosed with PPD and hope you can do some things to make yourself feel better and more bonded to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-08-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By Dee-Groovy
She suddenly becomes a "high needs baby" about...

She suddenly becomes a "high needs baby" about 48 hours after I have a tiny slip up in my elimination diet. Very fussy, wants to nurse constantly, doesn't want to be put down, won't nap except for...
Forum: May 2010   07-04-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Wow, that's a big step! Do you think it's...

Wow, that's a big step! Do you think it's working? I really hope it does.

To answer your question, I don't really know. I haven't done allergy testing b/c I didn't see the point. I suspect it's...
Forum: May 2010   06-30-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Hugs to you. It is so stressful and difficult. I...

Hugs to you. It is so stressful and difficult. I know b/c I was in the same place with DD1 and I had to make the awful decision to switch her to special formula (Nutramigen). She is now a healthy,...
Forum: May 2010   06-27-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Hah, not sure about Hawaiian Tropic but the...

Hah, not sure about Hawaiian Tropic but the linea nigra is normal. Mine took forever to go away last time, maybe 4-6 months? I ended up trying to scrub it off with rubbing alcohol and it kinda...
Forum: May 2010   06-26-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Dee-Groovy
We use good ol' saline and nasal aspirator (aka...

We use good ol' saline and nasal aspirator (aka snot sucker). I've heard great things about Nosefrida too.
Forum: May 2010   06-26-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Could be fast let down or reflux. Is she arching...

Could be fast let down or reflux. Is she arching away from the breast? Does she hate lying flat on her back after eating?
Forum: May 2010   06-26-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Yes I think it's a normal phase - your body...

Yes I think it's a normal phase - your body starts off with way more milk than the baby needs and adjusts down to the baby's needs.

I know it sounds like a pain but you may try pumping until milk...
Forum: May 2010   06-25-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I'd say it takes about 3 days to see a...

I'd say it takes about 3 days to see a noticeable difference and, as PP said, it can take 2-3 weeks to completely get the dairy out of your system.

My DD1 was dairy and soy intolerant and she...
Forum: May 2010   06-18-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I love Lansinoh bags. They're worth the cost! I...

I love Lansinoh bags. They're worth the cost! I have heard bad things about The First Years bags. A good friend lost a lot of milk in those bags, I think due to seal problems. I'm pumping once a day...
Forum: May 2010   06-18-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I got a shot of it when I hemorrhaged after...

I got a shot of it when I hemorrhaged after birth but I didn't know that it came in pill form too. I don't know what the side effects are b/c I was having a pretty rough time and don't know what...
Forum: May 2010   06-14-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I am so sorry. How scary! I'm glad you...

I am so sorry. How scary! I'm glad you persevered and got the diagnosis so your little boy can get fixed up. I get so angry at pediatricians who blame the mom or write off real concerns as "oh she's...
Forum: May 2010   06-12-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Dee-Groovy
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Forum: May 2010   06-10-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I think you have to add 10 minutes lead time per...

I think you have to add 10 minutes lead time per child. It's hard but it'll happen!
Forum: May 2010   06-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I get 3-4 oz in between feedings from both...

I get 3-4 oz in between feedings from both breasts combined. I think that's totally normal. I'm trying to build up a little stash for when I return to work in August so I'm trying to pump once per...
Forum: May 2010   05-29-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Bump. How are you mama?

Bump. How are you mama?
Forum: May 2010   05-26-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Congrats! Is it weird to say that I'm jealous?

Congrats! Is it weird to say that I'm jealous?
Forum: May 2010   05-26-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Dee-Groovy
This video...

This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8yvnhWdyAs) is really good. I do the first method and usually bounce my leg a little too. It definitely takes practice!

Yes it seems like DD has to...
Forum: May 2010   05-26-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Can I cast another vote for nipple shields...

Can I cast another vote for nipple shields before formula?

I'm so sorry you're having a tough time mama. I was like that with my first DD. The pain just never went away, even after exclusively...
Forum: May 2010   05-23-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Dee-Groovy
I'm in the same situation. The latch would look...

I'm in the same situation. The latch would look perfect at the beginning but she slid down the nipple as she nursed. My nipples were cracked and bleeding by day 2. It was so painful that I resorted...
Forum: May 2010   05-23-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Dee-Groovy
Looks perfect! I have a Wombfruit that I haven't...

Looks perfect! I have a Wombfruit that I haven't gotten the hang of yet so I'm using the Moby instead. I have to vote against the Ergo just b/c I hate the infant insert so much. They're fantastic...
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