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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">Hi! I'm new to MotheringdotCommunity.</p>
<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">My son is 9 months old. He has severe reflux and it has been quite a challenge for us. As we have gone along, I've realized we are Attachment Parenting people- which I think is fantastic. We are baby wearing, modified co-sleeping, breastfeeding, etc. But that has made it very difficult to find stay at home mom groups where we really connect with other moms. Our families are also not supportive of this lifestyle.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">Originally I wasn't planning on staying home with my son - I was a graphic design workaholic, and hadn't really thought about what kind of parent I would be. I also figured I didn't have a choice, this area is expensive and we have bills to pay. But I fell in love and just couldn't bear the thought of someone else caring for him all day. Then it turned out he was sick - he has severe reflux and was gagging and having trouble breathing on and off through the day. It didn't feel safe putting him in daycare. He is a quiet baby... what if he choked and no one heard him? We rearranged some things and so far I have been able to be home with him.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">Recently my son has shown signs of having food allergies. I have MANY food allergies, some very severe and thus making me limit what I feed my son (he eats something I'm allergic to, and throws up on me [reflux], then I will have a reaction). Introducing new foods has been a struggle. While I have loved our pediatrician, I'm realizing now that our closet AP lifestyle and their methods are too conflicting. They expect him to be on mostly solids by 1 year old. He just started eating more than a few bites of a solids meal only a few weeks ago (and he only eats solids once a day). He sleeps through the night and is growing... I can't be doing it all wrong.</p>
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<p><span>You may want to check out the Allergies forum if you haven't already <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/list/307">http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/list/307</a></span></p>
 

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