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    Re: How to address unkind comments?

    And then the questions about his talking will come. And then his potty training ability. And then his need for a security blanky. And his reading skills. It won't end. Some people will always try...
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    Re: How to address unkind comments?

    I suppose "screw you" is out of the question? :lol:lol

    No, seriously, everyone is so concerned with overachievers that they fail to see... their child may walk earlier but will he/she talk...
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    Re: litter boxes

    Awesome. I wish. My husband would just as soon the litterboxes be in the middle of the road. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Neat little tip

    Ripen at room temp until soft to the touch. Slice in half, take out large pit, and sever the flesh from the skin. It almost scoops right out. You can slice and dice it or puree it. It mashes up...
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    What to expect 2nd time?

    The first two weeks of BFing with my LO were rough. Lots of pain, sores, and recovery. But we made it thru and by week four he was a champ, and I was healed, and everything was way way way easy. ...
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    Re: litter boxes

    Toxoplasmosis is caused by a protozoan organism that lives in the tissues of any mammal but completes its life cycle in the gastrointestinal system of the cat. Any cat that has come into contact...
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    Re: Tongue tied and nipple shields

    I don't like the "shield"...

    I had been given a shield in the first two weeks too (for other reasons) and my LO lost weight too. I consulted a different lact. consult. and was told he was not...
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    Re: I can't decide!

    My experience with pumping and supply was this:
    I began pumping a month or so prior to returning to work and then pumping at work when LO was 4 mos. Since work is part time, only a few days a week,...
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    Re: Neat little tip

    Yes, LO had been eating cereals for some time so using it as a coating I felt safe there would be no reaction. I read somewhere wheat germ can be used for same purpose, but caution as wheat can be...
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    Re: Small rant

    Husbands can be jerks sometimes, and when they're not they are still men! :lol

    Don't take it too seriously. I am sure he didn't mean it, most rational people wouldn't feed a baby junk food. ...
  11. Re: Anyone start solids at 4 months? Why or why not?

    I started at 4.5 mos. I was going by the Gerber.com recommendations of using developmental skills and physical readiness cues as opposed to age. My DS was able to sit and hold own head up, turn...
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    Re: Picky eater?

    My DS was EBF for 6 mos and now BF and bottle fed. He started "experimenting" with solids at 4.5 mos but never really took full meals. Still doesn't, and he is 8 mos. He eats a good variety. Some...
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    Re: I can't decide!

    Your baby. Your food plan. Feel free to pack your own snacks and sippy cups and give instructions on what LO is to have or not have. If you want water, send water. Note how full the cup is when...
  14. Re: HELP! What is happening to my supply?

    Medically speaking, a tubal ligation should have absolutely no effect on the normal cycle. Nursing does for sure.

    Eve
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    Re: Neat little tip

    Wow! It's good to see so many people liked the tip!

    I like the one the pp said about using mesh feeders for fruits. I have seen those, I will have to give that a try too. Thanks!

    :tumbsup
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    Neat little tip

    Maybe you all know about this one already, but in case there is another new first mommy looking like me...

    DS eating purees now for a bit, starting to pince small items and interested in...
  17. Re: HELP! What is happening to my supply?

    Pregnant? A guess.

    Possibly increasing amounts of solid food leading to decreased nursing frequency or amount, affecting your supply? I personally have not experienced that one, but have...
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    Re: Solids Strike?

    Same here... unknown solids strike going on two weeks but no signs of a coming tooth, and didn't do this for first few teeth. While on only milk again, had loose stools but expected that. Otherwise...
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    Re: won't take a bottle

    Oy! I feel your pain too. I too have a headstrong LO. The first day at daycare, he violently refused the bottle ALL DAY! Even though we had been practicing with one at home. Apparently he didn't...
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    Re: Smug and Secretly Satisfied

    I licked a little formula off my wrist once. It was gross indeed. Unknown why my LO will take it. He is breastfed but will take a formula bottle too. Can't beat the real thing!
    Good luck pumping...
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    Re: Ignorance - vent

    I feel for you, about dealing with the criticisms. Sux not having support. When I made the decision to BF my parents said why, how come, you were FF and turned out fine, and listed all the problems...
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    Re: Nursing woes

    Wow.
    I guess I have the exact opposite problem. My LO has taken bottles occasionally from the age of two weeks and prefers the breast, often violently refusing the bottle when he is in a time of...
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    Re: Growth Spurt Signs ...

    One growth spurt sign I will never forget...
    At exactly eight weeks of age, we were visiting a friend who lives two hours away from home and that was the furthest we had been (longest car trip). I...
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    Re: not eating

    I actually made a post the other day about the very same subject. Almost identical situation! It is a little comforting to know that someone else is going thru it. Everyone (relatives, other...
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    Re: Ignorance - vent

    >>>Could next time try to be funny, say that the breastmilk is for the pet cow <<<

    OMG! LMAO!

    What in the world makes people think cow's milk is more suitable for baby people then is people's...
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