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Forum: Women's Health   11-17-2003, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Gagesmom
I wish I could recommend, but I am also asking...

I wish I could recommend, but I am also asking the same question! I am 33, have a DS 3yrs and DD 1yr, and have breast cancer. Hospital stays, long recoveries, and chemo-my poor DS is petrified. I'd...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2003, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Gagesmom
I cannot talk intelligently about them as I...

I cannot talk intelligently about them as I don't know enough about it, but they have done studies showing that males have fewer memories of childhood and those memories tend to be less specific...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-02-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Gagesmom
I would guess that they are more nursing out of...

I would guess that they are more nursing out of comfort/habit and just like having that nipple in their mouth-plus a little milk here and there isn't bad either! I doubt it's an under-supply problem...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-28-2003, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Gagesmom
Sadly, both of my children weaned earlier than I...

Sadly, both of my children weaned earlier than I would have liked and neither ever looked back again-"no more nursing, thanks but no thanks mom!" and that was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-28-2003, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Gagesmom
My DS would "nurse" his two baby dolls and an...

My DS would "nurse" his two baby dolls and an assortment of stuffed animals from about the age of 18 months on. He still talks about how I used to nurse him and his baby sister (he is 3) and how he...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-28-2003, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Gagesmom
There is an excellent book called "Mothering...

There is an excellent book called "Mothering your nursing toddler" , I forget the author's name but you can find the book at Amazon.com by putting the title in the search engine. It talks a lot...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-28-2003, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Gagesmom
Yes, exactly-it's not like formula is sterile,...

Yes, exactly-it's not like formula is sterile, nor is the water you mix it with or the bottles you put it in-and even if it was w/out bacteria that doesn't mean it doesn't have contaminants,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2003, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Gagesmom
Seriously, my son nursed ALL NIGHT LONG until he...

Seriously, my son nursed ALL NIGHT LONG until he was 11 months old. His teeth are perfect (he is now 3). HOWEVER, he never even got his first tooth till he was nearly 10 months old, so by the time...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Gagesmom
My father (who is 61) was very supportive of my...

My father (who is 61) was very supportive of my breastfeeding my DS and was much chagrinned when he self-weaned at 22 mnths.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif He...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2003, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Gagesmom
I'll never forget the last time my son nursed....

I'll never forget the last time my son nursed. He was 22 months old and he nursed for about 30 seconds before he fell asleep. I was 7 months pregnant and thought I would be relieved when he weaned,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-27-2003, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Gagesmom
This is just a vent: I am so irritated. A good...

This is just a vent: I am so irritated.
A good friend of mine who is also a co-worker is one of those "know it all" women who actually know very little. She will preach at length on any subject,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2003, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Gagesmom
Just when you think you've got it beat...it...

Just when you think you've got it beat...it sometimes comes back. Keep a watchful eye. We had to battle the thrushies for nearly 6 weeks before my DD's little gummy smile was yeast-free!
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2003, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By Gagesmom
I've heard the same as you but I practically...

I've heard the same as you but I practically live on pnut butter and ate it all thru my pregnancies and the entire time I nursed my babies and I still eat it nearly every day! If your family doesn't...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2003, 11:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By Gagesmom
My DS nursed more than any other baby I or my...

My DS nursed more than any other baby I or my midwife had ever seen. He nursed every hour, for 30-40 mn at a time (or longer) for the first 6 weeks. I had not ONE DAY of painful nipples. NOT ONE...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2003, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By Gagesmom
Okay, first check with a lactation consultant if...

Okay, first check with a lactation consultant if you can and make sure your baby is latching on correctly. If he's latched on correctly, you shouldn't have sore nipples no matter how much/how long...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2003, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Gagesmom
I nightweaned my DS when he was 11 months and it...

I nightweaned my DS when he was 11 months and it went beautifully for both of us. I had tried at around 7 months and it was a total disaster: he was just too small and too stubborn and too hungry to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-23-2003, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Gagesmom
I just had surgery a couple months ago to tie...

I just had surgery a couple months ago to tie off arteries in my uterus that were bleeding uncontrollably. My dr. gave me a breast-pump to use, but not to pump and dump cuz of the anesthesia: just...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-23-2003, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Gagesmom
Get the Britax, it's worth the money. It's safer...

Get the Britax, it's worth the money. It's safer and has great features, it will last you thru several kids if you have more and it's just plain the best on the market. I have the Britax Husky for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-02-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,427
Posted By Gagesmom
I went thru this with my DS who turned 2 one...

I went thru this with my DS who turned 2 one month before my DD was born. He was a sweet, cooperative angel and then his sister was born and WHAM: Demon!!! I have felt all of what you are...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-13-2003, 02:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,690
Posted By Gagesmom
My 2 1/2 yr old shares our bed, my 5 month old...

My 2 1/2 yr old shares our bed, my 5 month old sleeps along side it in her hammock.
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-10-2003, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Gagesmom
Thanks! I didn't know it was good for 8 days! I...

Thanks! I didn't know it was good for 8 days! I thought it was 3 and didn't know if the third day was okay all day...**stress**...baby gives us a hard enough time taking bottles, imagine if it...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-10-2003, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Gagesmom
If I expressed milk on Sunday and refrigerated...

If I expressed milk on Sunday and refrigerated it immediately, is it still good on Tuesday morning to feed my baby?http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif:
Forum: Learning at School   02-17-2003, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Gagesmom
I wasn't sure where to post this...I hope any of...

I wasn't sure where to post this...I hope any of you can help me out.
Do any of you know what the requirements are to be a daycare/preschool teacher in the state of FL? I am interested in going...
Forum: Women's Health   01-26-2003, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Gagesmom
That is very silly, about the nurse saying they...

That is very silly, about the nurse saying they wouldn't have a parasite unless they have been out of the country. What is the deal with that? My DS has very sensitive digestive tract, and a...
Forum: Women's Health   01-25-2003, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By Gagesmom
My nearly 3 month old is getting over a cold and...

My nearly 3 month old is getting over a cold and was terribley fussy yesterday, worse than she's ever been. No fever, but some eye drainage so I had an inkling her ear was hurting. Long story short,...
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