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by PinkPower
Sun May 15, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Electronic CoE discussion
Topic: So let's get it started
Replies: 7
Views: 190

I agree that this discussion should be about all online communications - whether it be the forum, fb, twitter or whatever else. I need to do some more thinking about this, but I think the most pressing issues that seem to be facing the ABA at the moment with regard to online media, are the promoting...
by PinkPower
Sun May 15, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: I don't know whether to feel grateful or extra useless!
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Wow LM, he sounds wonderful. My DH is also able to get more done when he's at home then I am and I don't think either of us should feel useless. Like you say, it's not quite the same as kids have different expectations of mums and dads. I agree that going out more often might be the ticket ;) I'd lo...
by PinkPower
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Early Days
Topic: Nannup, WA - anyone know of any lactation consultants?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

It sounds like she is having a tough time. My first son had a tongue-tie and it took us a while to get the attachment right too. Do you know if she has tried Baby Led Attachment? I know many mums have had success with this after a tongue-tie snip - I only wish I'd heard of it when I was going throug...
by PinkPower
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: Master McBitey... What are some tried & true tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Biting is such a tough phase to get through. I used to find myself dreading feeds. Have you had a look through this article from the website for ideas? - http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/biting.html I found that being really careful about position helped - maybe even changing position might ma...
by PinkPower
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: a parenting glow about speech improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Wow that's great. I went through speech pathology with DS1 who had trouble with a few sounds so I know that it can a long time to get the sounds happening. 3 weeks is fantastic. It must be so reassuring for you to know that you're doing the right thing.
by PinkPower
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: Weight loss when breastfeeding
Replies: 16
Views: 587

I could have written that post myself when I was breastfeeding. I had always been borderline underweight and seemingly unable to put on weight. Like you I just laughed as I watched my weight go up above 60kgs during pregnancy - what a novelty!! Then I was breastfeeding and was so light and thin and ...
by PinkPower
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: He just ate...
Replies: 20
Views: 426

For my second DS a better question would be what didn't he eat? LOL. Let's see, the foil top of one of those hotel single-serve toast-spread packets would probably be the weirdest. Food from the bin is probably the grossest. Funnily enough nothing he has eaten has ever made him sick! I would love to...
by PinkPower
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Coping with Breast Refusal
Topic: 5w old fighting breats - poss fast let down
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Well done - expressing the early milk is one of the things that can work quite well for mums with a fast let down. If it is working for you, I'd say go with it. You don't need to worry about losing nutrients as the rest of the milk will make up for that. Although some mums like to use a pump to expr...
by PinkPower
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 402

I totally agree too. Safety comes first and large groups are the worst time for something to happen because there is always someone else watching....

Anyway, you're not going to enjoy the wedding if you are worried about your little one.
by PinkPower
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Early Days
Topic: 7+hrs sleep overnight, what about my breasts?
Replies: 6
Views: 421

I had this with my first DS - boy did it hurt!!! I found that just expressing for comfort worked and my supply seemed to stay ok - but then DS was feeding every 1 1/2 hours during the day. I think many mums find that their supply can drop if their baby is sleeping through so early, so trying a dream...
by PinkPower
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: What exercise do you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 560

I really love Pilates but there are no classes that are convenient for me to get to at the moment. So usually I go to the gym once or twice a week before work (the early mornings are hard though) and do some treadmill, some weights and some Pilates on my own. Plus I walk a lot. A lot - including lot...
by PinkPower
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: pretty crappy christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 250

There's nothing worse than not being "home" when you are sick. No wonder you are feeling over it. Your in laws sound lovely though - lucky you!! It must be exciting having a new home to look forward to in the new year, even if you haven't found it just yet. I hope it doesn't take long - it would be ...
by PinkPower
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: petty whingey vent
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Christmas can be so hard. I hope the day went better than you were expecting.

I to admit that I find Christmas a bit easier being interstate from most family now - all the driving and politics used to drive me nuts. I guess I should go "home" for Christmas one time soon though *sigh*.
by PinkPower
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Sounds like a great day! It's been a long time since I've been able to do that - I'm jealous!!
by PinkPower
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Early Days
Topic: can she refuse?
Replies: 12
Views: 519

This is a difficult one. Most babies need nothing other than colostrum for the first 2 -3 days until the milk comes in. Usually colostrum only comes a couple of mls at a time so she wouldn't be getting much and wouldn't need to be getting much. In this case the baby is in SCN so it's possible that h...