I have a 2 month old baby that I am trying to exclusively breastfeed. I think we may be developing a case of...
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I have a 2 month old baby that I am trying to exclusively breastfeed. I think we may be developing a case of thrush. I noticed that she has a white patch on the back of her tongue, been more fussy lately and struggling at feeding time, as well as I have had some itching/burning feelings in and on my breasts. Anyone else dealt with this? Are there any home remedies or cures? This is all new to me, so I am not sure what to do, just have been totally exhausted lately because my baby is very fussy and colic and only wants to eat a little at a time so I have to feed her constantly.View Thread
Anyone use cloth wipes? What do you use? What is the process you follow-ex do you store them in a solution or keep a solution in a bottle? What are the best wipes to use and where do you get them? I am new to all of this--considering using cloth while at home as it seems gentler and better for babies skin.View Thread
I recently gave birth to my 3rd kid. He is 4 months old now and I am breat feeding him. Since let 2 weeks I am loosing hair like crazy and it seems like if I keep loosing hair like this I'll be bald soon. I called my gynecologist but she didn't have any satisfying answer. All she said was to add calcium in my diet but already taking calcium tabs every day.... Any suggestion for me ??????View Thread
Decided to make one thread on this then having separate one/s because its easier on everyone and including me.
What are your view/s on all of this and this also goes for those close to you? How is all of this viewed where you live?
Found that I'm in the middle of this and have no clue which side I will ultimate head up on. Even though I'm all for this and plan doing all of it or at some of them. Haven't really discussed it with the ones whom are close to me. Its still against the norm where I live as far as I know of course. Haven't really done any serious learning and researching on this or etc as well. Basically, its a huge subject and etc.View Thread
Well after almost a year without my computer I am back!!! I finally have my computer back and can't wait to have updates!!! Kaidyn in 2 1/2 and just too smart and independent! She has been potty-trained for almost a year (I can't believe that!!!) She still wears a diaper at night but has started waking up to pee! She is skiing this year and can already turn both ways on our bunny slope! Gabriel is nearly 15 months and is still a tiny man. He had a bodha- belly but is a little short guy. He is talking but not often. He will pull a word out and surprise up occasionally like one day he brought me his boots and said clearly "outside", needless to say I was SHOCKED!! lol! How are all your LO's? I missed this board so much! How are all of you?? Are there any major safety concerns I missed?? AliciaView Thread
The sleeping-through-the-night discussion from last week got me thinking about this. I'm curious what everyone's normal, pre-baby sleep habits are.
For me, I can remember maybe a handful of times in my life that I've actually fallen asleep and stayed asleep until it was time to get up in the morning. It just doesn't happen for me. According to my mom, I was a champion sleeper as a baby - slept in the crib without any trouble, and slept for long periods from very early on without any need for sleep training. But, as long as I can remember (as a kid, teenager and adult), I ALWAYS wake up once or twice a night and usually get out of bed at least once.
Maybe that's why it doesn't bother me to let DD sleep on her own schedule? She still wakes at night sometimes, but I can't say I ever feel tired during the day.
My DD will be 19 months old on the Sept 3 and has only slept through the night a hand full of times, all those times before she was 7 months old. I've tried CIO it out and modified versions of CIO and they just don't work. I'm not a fan of CIO but I thought it was worth a shot, no success. She gets about 4-5 ounces of milk in a sippy (sometimes bottle) for nap time, 7-8 ounces at or before bedtime and then 4-5 ounces normally twice in the night. She goes to bed at 9 on the dot (tried to make her go to bed earlier but she would only sleep a few hours and then want to be up playing) wakes up around 12-12:30 and again around 3:30-4 and wakes for the day between 6-7. She naps normally from 1-4. She sleeps in her crib for every nap and at night time and has done so since she was a year old. When she wakes up in the night first she will start to roll around, then start whining and then have a break down until I give her some milk. I've tried water (when she was a year old) and she wouldn't drink it. My mom keeps telling me that she is going to start sleeping through the night but she just isn't. We are trying for another baby and I just don't even feel very excited about, its like I'm more worried about my kid not sleeping at night and having to take care of a newborn and her at night. It hasn't ever really bothered me until now, I'm just ready for it to be done with. She is getting to be a big girl, so independent and I just don't understand what the deal is. I'm just at a loss. Has any of your LO's done this before? If so what did you do and when did they start sleeping through the night?View Thread
Me-Nicole (27) Hubby-David (28) Our little beauty Savana (15.5 months born 02-03-09)
Chances are, you're on this Nourishing Mothers board because you want to be a nurturing mother! And to be the best mother you can be, you must first analyze the relationship you had with your own mother...or else the person who raised you, maybe step-mother, grandmother?
"The Mom Factor" by Drs. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend How your mother met your needs -- or didn't meet them -- affected you daily as a child...and STILL affects you profoundly as an adult.
According to this book, there are five types of "mothers":
The Phantom Mom -- The Phantom is physically present, but is not nurturing. Some possible reasons for her limitations: she lacked the nurturing she needed as a child, she was abandoned or hurt in the past, she was emotionally empty, she feared intimacy, she was depressed (no emotional energy), she had marital pain, or she was ill.
The China Doll Mom -- The China Doll Mom is an almost-suffocating mother who doesn't handle emotional distress very well. These mothers are "fragile," as a china doll is brittle, and easily damage. A China Doll Mom is unable to deal with unpleasant or stressful situations in life.
The Controlling Mom -- The Controlling Mom has difficulty with her children's individuality and opinions, and often conflict arises due to this. A cycle of closeness and then breaking the closeness due to conflict. This mother has much difficulty in assisting her children in becoming individuals in their own right.
The Trophy Mom -- The Trophy Mom cheers her children on at every endeavor, "You're Number One!" However, in those times of failure for a child, this mother is extremely disappointed, often angry at outsiders for her child's failure, resulting in explosive meetings with coahes or teachers to invesigate why her child had failed. The Trophy Mom validates herself with "accomplishments."
The Still-The-Boss-Mom -- These moms took their parenting responsibilities very seriously and worked very diligently at "training up her child in the way (s)he should go." The Still-The-Boss-Mom quashes any sort of disagreement with her beliefs and attitudes as being "rebelliousness." Total sumission keeps the peace. They are well-intentioned mothers, but even after her children reach adulthood, these mothers still feel the need to control.
What I read is that we mother our children the same way in which we were mothered. To learn how to be a more well-rounded mother ourselves, we need to see our inadequacies and improve upon them.
This book helps you see your own area of improvement...as well as helps you reconcile with your own mother.View Thread
Me, DH of 16 years, DD1 (15yo), DD2 (10yo), DD3 (nearly 2), a labrador, a tabby cat, a lop-eared bunny, and goldfish! Life is grand! http://daisyheadmamas.blogspot.com/
Being an environmentalist means different things in different places. By choosing five or more of these actions and sharing your stories, you CAN make a positive difference for the environment. Join with others around the world today to take the small actions that will add up to make the biggest difference. Are you ready?
What can you do? Pick 5 actions for the world! Choose a category to begin.
That quiz gave me the result: "If everyone on the planet lived my lifestyle, we would need 3.38 Earths!"
Wow. And I thought we lived fairly eco-friendly.
Actually, it breaks down my footprint in global acres by consumption category, and I'm far below in my carbon footprint (I was 35.1% versus 91.4% nationally), Food footprint was 52.6% versus 65.7% nationally, 26.1% in housing footprint versus 31.6% nationally, and 17.3% versus 57.7% in goods and services footprint.
Kefir and HealthKefir has many reputed health benefits. It has antibiotic and antifungal properties. It's been used in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis, and allergies, tuberculosis, cancer, poor digestion, candidiasis, osteoporosis, hypertension, HIV and heart disease.
In addition to beneficial bacteria and yeast, kefir contains many vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Particularly calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, B2 and B12, vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin D. Tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids abundant in kefir, is well known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Because kefir also has an abundance of calcium and magnesium, also important minerals for a healthy nervous system, kefir in the diet can have a particularly calming effect on the nerves.
So I did it. I made Pickles about 2 weeks ago and actually got them to be crunchy. Yippie!!! All I did was not soak them in the brine so long. My recipe calls for them to be soaked for 12 hours but I only soaked them for 6 it really helped! Have a great day!!!View Thread
It's basically just eating healthy...but with a twist. In a nutshell, eating clean is the practice of eating whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. It also means staying away from the junk that typically makes up the Standard American Diet (S.A.D) These types of food include man-made sugar, bad fats (hydrogenated, trans-fat), preservatives, white bread, and any other ingredients that are unnecessary. An easy way to remember if a food is clean is: "if man made it, don't eat it."
I took last Thursday and Friday off for my birthday. So, I thought, what the heck, lets try not doing a bottle at nap and bed time. And guess what, he did just fine! I need to start giving that boy more credit. I thought it was going to be this huge battle, and it wasn't at all.View Thread
I've never actually bought tofu, but I was wondering if any of you would share some recipies. Would it be something good to put in the kids' lunch boxes this coming school year? Would it have to be kept cold? Any tips would be helpful. I'm not even sure if my kids would eat it, but I'm wanting to try.
They are so wonderful! I just bought a 4 pack on Diapers.com because I was really unhappy with the quality of the Target brand. The 7th Generation ones are chlorine free, and are incredibly absorbent. Also, DD was able to take off her pull ups & the Target brand training pants herself. These are thick, almost like cloth and are very sturdy.
I know they aren't as good as cloth diapering, but I was really impressed with the quality of these. I just thought I would pass on the info. They make chlorine free diapers as well & I wish I had discovered them sooner.View Thread
Last month I switched to an earth friendlier laundry detergent and decided to try my hand at making it myself. I made some on Sunday and was shocked at how easy it was......and how cheap!!! Here is the recipe I used:
3 cups grated Fels Naptha soap ( 1 1/2 bars. found this in laundry aisle...is a laundry/stain bar) 1 1/2 c washing soda (also found in laundry aisle) 1 1/2 c borax (same)
My Wal Mart only had the borax but I found the Fels Naptha and washing soda at my local grocery store.
I stored it in a ziploc bag. The recipe said use 1 tablespoon per load for light dirt. I've been using 1 1/2 tablespoons. Did a few loads on Sunday and no big problem with stains (beyond what I usually have).
It takes getting used to because there is no smell on the clothes when they come out but they smell clean. I also use vinegar in my fabric softener thing and like it. This is also a low sudsing detergent so it is safe for front loaders and HE machines.
I think that all in all the detergent cost about $2 to make (have tons of borax and washing soda left for next batches) so I'm hoping I will keep loving it! I did buy some fragrance oils to add for a scent (even with the scent the clothes come out smelling like nothing...but the detergent smells nice) but the fels naptha has a nice smell so I didn't use the oils.View Thread
Hi Im bruebee and am a home canner I love it! It is hot and tiring but so worth it when you taste what you made and it is actually good. Any hoo, I made my first batch of cherry preserves and they were so good! I used the less sugar pectin and liked it much better than the regular one. I aslo can peaches, pickles and other jams. I was wondering if any of you lovely ladies also can and if so what. Also have you tried the less sugar pectin and did you like it? Thanks!!! ~B~View Thread
Has anyone ever used this organization? It's a co-op that operates in the Southwest. It looks like a good way to get fresh, local fruits and veggies and there's an option to get an organic basket. If you've done anything like this, how was your experience? Any tips?
I'm thinking about trying it out next week, it's only $15 for a basket, more if you want organic. I had heard about it before, but a lady started talking to me about it in the grocery store (that never happens to me) and told that they also have fresh bread as well.View Thread
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