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by cgull
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Leaving your baby with a carer.
Topic: Daddy doing bedtime with a newborn and preschoolers
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Daddy doing bedtime with a newborn and preschoolers

We have two children, 4.5 and 3, and the new baby is due in the next few weeks. I'm going to have to go back to work asap after this one arrives, in order to get enough sifts to maintain my nursing registration. We'll give ourselves six weeks or so to get bfing established and then I'll be working c...
by cgull
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding
Topic: Spin-off: What would you put in a breastfeeding kit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

There's a new group project: a magnet with quick tips of 'enough milk?' (nappy count etc) and 'attachment' (chest to chest etc). And of course the helpline info. I'd be including that for sure.
by cgull
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Breastfeeding the older baby/child
Topic: I need a good response to...
Replies: 17
Views: 1516

"It always was. Nutrition, health, bone development, intelligence have always been added bonuses :wink:"

Or how about, "No, it's nothing to do with him at all. The longer I feed him, the better protected *I* am from breast cancer, obesity, heart disease, ovarian cancer, osteoporosis..."
by cgull
Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: ABA and/or breastfeeding in the media
Topic: How sad!
Replies: 3
Views: 343

:(
by cgull
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding
Topic: Breastfeeding support Christmas gifts
Replies: 2
Views: 289

And now's a great time to buy from Mercy Corps (an american organisation) - while the AU$ is nice and high :wink:
Only trouble is, it's not tax detuctable 'cause it's not an Aussie org
by cgull
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Breastfeeding Moments
Topic: almost unheard of
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

yeah I have a friend with a three year old and I thought she stopped feeding him ages ago cause I never see her do it anymore but he saw me feeding dd and came up and said my mummy gives me soo soo with a big grin on his face :D so she must be too embarrassed to do it in public now he's bigger whic...
by cgull
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: ABA and/or breastfeeding in the media
Topic: breastfed by the wrong mother in hospital
Replies: 22
Views: 1428

Oh yeah, I hadn't thought of that...
by cgull
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding
Topic: Responding to Facebook status - help sanity check my reply
Replies: 14
Views: 1392

I read an interesting article once that claimed women in our culture are socialised to feel guilt about all kinds of things that are beyond our control. Therefore, as a breastfeeding advocate, *I* need to remember not to feel guilty when I have made a reasonable effort to be tactful and my message i...
by cgull
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: ABA and/or breastfeeding in the media
Topic: breastfed by the wrong mother in hospital
Replies: 22
Views: 1428

In one case a newborn had to have its stomach pumped after being given month-old breast milk from a woman who was not the child's mother.
:shock:
I find that somewhat extreme
:roll:
by cgull
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: ABA and/or breastfeeding in the media
Topic: doctors need more training.
Replies: 1
Views: 257

That is really interesting and cool!
by cgull
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: ABA and/or breastfeeding in the media
Topic: Grown Ups?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

So, um, is the kid an actor, pretending to feed from another actor? 'cause maybe I need to think about it a bit but to me, that IS weird...
by cgull
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: ABA and/or breastfeeding in the media
Topic: Another great response to "breastfeeding is creepy"
Replies: 9
Views: 573

that last line nearly made me cry and this one How many teenagers today dream of becoming a wonderful mother? How many are even taught that it matters? that made me stop and think. Yeah. Although I would have liked to see the words "(or father)" before the question mark. I know the article was abou...
by cgull
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: so lets just pretend
Replies: 6
Views: 345

DH read an article the other day that said UK doctors are slightly better at diagnosing breast cancer than Nigerian doctors - partly because breast cancer is 40 times more prevalent in UK than Nigeria. The article mentioned lifestyle factors like exercise and obesity but I'm sure BFing is part of th...
by cgull
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: help for my sister with forceful letdown and lots of milk!
Replies: 17
Views: 953

3. Feeding in a reclined position (mum lies as far back as comfortable) - this is different to having the baby 'upright' - the upright position for the baby is helpful for fast flow but more for reflux where the stomach is really not coping with lots of milk... having mum reclined so the baby is su...
by cgull
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: Damaged breast
Replies: 4
Views: 153

You say your LO doesn't show signs of a let-down, but you pump - Do you see a let-down when you pump? Like, after a little while does the milk start to squirt into the bottle or does it just drip on that side? I'm thinkn if you get a letdown while pumping (which is generally harder to do) you should...