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Thursday, January 1st, 2009
1:29 am
Baby Slings
Does anyone have a suggestion for a good baby sling? I want to be able to use it when nursing to hold the baby in place and comfortably nurse in public.
Also, I joined this community when my son, who was born in 2003, was still a baby, and now I have a new baby, born in September of 2008. I just created a community for parents of children born in 2008. I look forward to connecting with you if you would like to join!

Current Mood: curious
Friday, April 20th, 2007
2:50 pm
Great resource
I just found this resource.

The National Women's Health Information Center (http://www.4woman.gov/) offers a National Breastfeeding Help Hotline M-F 9-6pm EST. The number is: 1-800-994-9662. Their website with lots of great breastfeeding information is http://www.4woman.gov/breastfeeding/index.cfm?page=ask

x/p a bunch of places
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
9:15 am
post weaning question
..i weaned my son about a year and a half ago, with occasional nursing (sometimes weeks in between) for a few more months after that. then about 6-9 months ago, shortly after i stopped being able to express milk by hand i developed a couple lumps in one breast. it was painful and warm. i had a mamogram and a couple other tests, and they said they couldn't see anything, though you could definitely feel it. i'm assuming it was a hormonal change brought on by weaning. now, the same breast still gets very sore and swells (yay for lopsidedness feh) whenever i am pms-ing. has anyone else experienced this? for how long did it last? thank you:)

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
1:27 pm
... another trip to the E.R. says that Caleb has Gingivostomatitis. Fun. Loads. If I werent breastfeeding he'd be hooked up to I.V.s for dehydration since he wont eat, or drink much of anything. This could last three weeks? Whee.

Any tips? Anyone? How do I make the poor boy stop hurting and trying to scratch the ulcers off?


x posted
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
4:08 pm
Hello everyone! This is just an update about us here in C.C. ^_^ Picture and word heavy :)

Update here!Collapse )

x posted to my groups.
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
10:32 pm
LJ holds breastfeeding icons inappropriate
cali4niachef was reported to LJ Abuse for using as her default icon. She was told to remove it, on the grounds that it was "inappropriate for a general viewing audience". If she doesn't remove it, her journal will be suspended. (Full post here).

LJ Abuse is maintaining the line that BFing icons are inappropriate to be seen in a public place, despite the fact that in just about every single US State, women have the right to breastfeed wherever they are legally allowed to be.

( Some of the more misguided statements that have come from LJ Abuse )

If you wish to show support for cali4niachef and the other women affected, please feel free to use this as your default icon, and join the email petition.

Several news networks have been contacted, and LJ's parent compant Six Apart has also been contacted.

(the above was copied from general post that is widely circulating and jexia.


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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
9:16 pm
teehee. Hubby was making burgers and mac and cheese for dinner, and he finds out we were outta milk. :P So, he used breastmilk instead. :-) (yay!) Once again, the day is saved by boobjuice!

Just thought i'd share, haha.


x posted, just for fun ^_^
Monday, March 6th, 2006
6:26 pm
anyone that breastfed:

my period before i got pregnant was like a clock, every time on the 28th day I would start. Since I gave birth and boobed Caleb I had been period free, but I got my first one last month. I was 14 months pp whe I got it. So.... 28 days has come and gone, and 29, and 30... where is my period? A neg. pregnancy test ruled out that (for the most part)

I was just wondering... did any of you girls' periods do this? When, maybe am I to expect it back?



x posted, all_mamas, attachedparents, breastfeeding, mamasmilk, womanly_art
Friday, February 17th, 2006
4:19 pm
Massachusetts governor attempting to block formula ban
A news flash from the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition just hit my inbox - so please, pardon my cross-posting, but time is very short and it is vital that we get the word out about this threat to the new Massachusetts regulations.

SUBJECT: Governor Threatens Formula Marketing Ban

The governor's office is petitioning the Public Health Council to
strike the section banning direct marketing of formula. There will be
a special public meeting of the Public Health Council on Tuesday at
9:30am in Downtown Boston.

It is important that health care providers and mothers attend!

Location: Daley Room, 5th floor, 2 Boylston Street, Div of Healthcare
Finance and Policy, corner of Washington Street and Boylston.

The AP is already aware. The opposing side is stating that it
interferes with women's choice. We need to stay on message that this
policy is about preventing adverse health outcomes, and is backed by
scientific evidence.

There is a great summary of effects of formula marketing in the
recent GAO report on formula marketing and WIC, at

More updates later. Meanwhile, let's mobilize!

Please help spread the word on this!!!

cross-posted to boob_nazis, breastfeeding, lactivism, and mamasmilk
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
1:04 pm
You're invited!!!
A friend from one of my email lists is having a "Boob & Booze Party" as a fundraiser for a three day breast cancer walk. I would love to host a similar event! I don't have my web site set up yet, but you can read all about hers at http://www.kjsl.com/~imacmom/bb/.

Basically, everyone donates 10 dollars to Lis' walk (I'll get the paypal/mailing address for you guys), decorates cupcakes to look like breasts and emails me the photos of the cupcakes and your beverages (please use worfanddax at aol dot com) and then we all get together on Mother's day to eat them and chat via AIM (time tba) and admire each others' artwork.

Feel free to share this link with anyone who might be interested in participating!!!
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005
2:00 pm
www.mommytsunami.org Auctions
www.mommytsunami.org, who is sponsoring auctions to benefit tsunami victims has *two* no reserve auctions up for Medela Pump in Style Advanced breastpumps, starting at $99. If you need a *great* pump, bid on these, seriously. 95% of proceeds goes to help tsunami victims through Salvation Army.


Sunday, January 30th, 2005
8:41 pm
Wednesday, December 29th, 2004
11:32 am
Ooooh, those kids know how to push your buttons.

My mother in law gave Eva and Raffi dolls for Xmas. Of course, they both came with bottles. Eva takes a great deal of pleasure telling me (with an EVIL grin) that it's full of formula. HER baby likes bottles better than nursing! *rolling eyes*
Friday, November 26th, 2004
7:00 pm
Solid's problem
My name is Kristina. My son Peter is 13 months old He is still breastfeeding, a lot. I don't want to wean him, but I feel that my milk is not enough nutrition for him any more (even though he doesn't act hungry). He eats a little solids: can eat a banana, Cheerios, yogurt, apple, etc. The problem is that he doesn't eat anything that's not sweet. I puree vegetables for him and he hates them. He refuses to eat oatmeal, mashed soup, or anything that...well...isn't sweet. Our trying-to-force-him-to-eat sessions are so frustrating and messy! He ends up eating one spoon, gagging and crying. We have no idea what to do with him or how to make him eat. I don't mind nursing him until whatever age, but I do want him to eat other things too, so he will get enough nutrition. Please help!
2:12 pm
*note-if you belong to breastfeeding communities, you will probably see this there too*
I just cannot believe this. there is so much to say and i am so happy!! I HAD MY BABY!!!! Here are all the details:
Acadia Li-ming Setter.
Born on November 25th, 2004 at 8:24pm.
6lbs 9oz.
She has a head of black hair just like her mommy.
She has no problem latching on! YES!! my boobie baby knows just how to do it!
Best of all- she is healthy and beautiful!! Every time I re-play the doctor's words "She is perfectly healthy" in my mind, I get ecstatic. I cannot believe how lucky we are. I just can't.
Here is the delivery story:
Everybody was over at my house for a combonation baby shower/Thanksgiving celebration. We wanted to combine the two occasions because some of our friends and relatives live pretty far away and we didn't want them to have to make 2 separate trips out here. I was chopping veggies with Linna (who is sitting right nest to me at the moment) when I felt a shot of pain. I was not expecting this so I let out a yelp and Linna told me to lay down on the couch. After laying down for a minute and having no more pain, I decided to go back and chop some more veggies. However, I got another shot of pain, more painful this time, and I doubled over. All of a sudden everybody was crouding around me and I just wanted space, but everybody decided that we should go to the hospital. Matt went to get the baby's going-home outfit just in case, but at first we couldn't even FIND it. Finally we got everything and everybody (nobody wanted to stay behind, even the few people *not sayng names, lol* who seemed glued to the football game before. so sweet of them! i love you guys!) and decided everybody would have to squish into 2 cars (my mom's car and Logan's car). The ride to the hospital was NOT FUN. The contractions got worse and closer together, and we, so *conveniently*, live about 13 miles from the hospital. But we DID get there and we all must have looked pretty silly, a bunch of teenagers and some adults with one pregnant, red-faced teen trying to keep from screaming. I was REALLY scared. I just wanted the baby out!! Tha labor was SOOOO painful and scary I cannot even describe (but most of y'all can relate, right?). It lasted *forever*, but then finally i heard my baby's crying and it was the best feeling in th world. No, it wasnt. The best feeling was when the doctor gave her to me and told me she was healthy like i had been praying for. Now Linna wants to type something:
Hiya peeps! This is Linna, I was in the waiting room with about 15-20 other frazzled teenagers. Matt was pacing constantly until i finally got him to sit down and read something. We pooled our money Anya and Dante kept leaving and coming back with coffee and food (bless their souls). We all just wanted to go in there and see how everything was going, but a few of the hospital staff people were total bitches (and racist too, they were REALLY nasty to Lucia and Amelia because they are black) and we just had to wait. thank god Aaron had his laptop and Meimei had her i-pod (:. Then FINALLY someone came and told us that Sho had a healthy baby girl and we all exploded. They let Matt go in and see her, and he already had tears in his eyes, i swear. later they let us all see baby Acadia, and she is SO beautiful. she is sleeping next to us right now, and i keep peeping into the cradle and squeaking. yes folks, squaking. got a problem? (jkjkjk). okay, well Shoshi is telling me to finish up so imma gonna go now.

*It's Satoshi again*
Wow, that is basically it! I know this is going to be allot of work, but I am SO thankful to have friends, family, and my wonderful bf Matt supporting us all the way. Not many teen moms are that fortunate.

Acadia, you are our beautiful, precious, healthy Thanksgiving baby. Ammah and Ba-ba love you more than anything, more than words can say

Also- yes, we took about a jillion pictures...but none of them are digital (no digital camera handy, dui bu qi!!!)

Current Mood: ecstatic and exhausted
Monday, November 22nd, 2004
4:37 pm
extended nursing
i am 14 and still pregnant with my 1st child, but i plan to nurse until she (it is a girl! yay!!) is about 5 or when she wants to stop. however, i dont hear of people nursing that long often. what do you think??

Current Mood: bouncy and, well, pregnant..
Thursday, November 11th, 2004
1:51 pm
Friday, October 29th, 2004
12:40 pm
I AM tired!!!
You know you are a tired mom when you go potty, wipe an odd color and think 'foremilk hindmilk imbalance' even though I havent nursed in 34 years!
Thursday, July 15th, 2004
5:48 pm
Charity for Chicago bfing mama

Nursing Mothers Worldwide Raise Money to Help with Family Tragedy

CHICAGO – June 3, 2004 – In the spring of 2004, the members of Breastfeeding.com and NursingMom.net, websites dedicated to nursing mothers who share breastfeeding information and parenting advice, decided to organize a cookbook as a charitable fundraiser.

Upon learning that a Breastfeeding.com member, Amy Lucas of Cahokia, Illinois, was tragically killed in a car accident on May 3, 2004, the members decided to donate the majority of the proceeds to the Amy Lucas Family Trust to assist in the support of her husband and five children. The Trust, managed by the Abundant Love Church in Cahokia, Illinois, will receive 80% of project profits; the remaining 20% will be donated to La Leche League International, a breastfeeding advocacy group Mrs. Lucas supported.

The cookbook, titled “Making More Than Milk: Food for the Whole Family” contains 500 recipes, helpful parenting tips and advice for nursing mothers, all contributed by members of the international Breastfeeding.com community.

The professionally published, hardcover book will cost $12.00, plus shipping. All orders must be pre-paid. Orders may be placed on-line, payment will be accepted via PayPal or by money order or personal check. Orders must be placed by July 31, 2004. Cookbooks will be delivered in September.

To order a cookbook, go to www.nursingmom.net

Our delicious cookbook contains over 500 recipes contributed by nearly 200 different members of our message board community. Recipes from all around the world are represented, many heirlooms that have been in families for generations. All recipes have been coded to denote allergens and special diets. The book includes food for every course of the meal from appetizer to dessert. Recipes range from very simple to very complex, from quick and kid-friendly to worthy of placement on a five star restaurant menu.

Looking for a simple, easy dinner that’s sure to be a hit with the kids? Try our favorite and famous CHICKEN TACOS recipe. This dish was requested so often by our members, it became the inspiration for the cookbook.

You might try the oft-requested ARTICHOKE LINGUINE recipe when putting together a quick, light meal with which to elegantly entertain guests.

You enjoy a culinary challenge? You salivate at the thought of a five course, romantic candlelit dinner for two? Take a peek at Eileen’s recipe for STUFFED SEA BASS OVER FIELD GREENS.

No matter what your level of skill or interest in cooking, you are sure to find hundreds of recipes that will delight you and your family for years to come when you add “Making More Than Milk: Food For the Whole Family” to your cookbook collection! Don’t delay, order today.

- Christine Orland, Editor

Sunday, June 20th, 2004
7:51 pm
Need help for a friend
I have a problem and I'm hoping someone here has a suggestion. My friend, who I wrote about in an earlier post, is having a lot of trouble keeping from getting discouraged. I suggested that she check out Defining Our Own Success (the bfar book) and the LLL book on adoption. Neither of those are specifically about her situation, but I didn't know of any books for her. Do you guys know of a good book for a woman who has insufficient glandular development but is doing a damn good job and needs to hear some success stories about other women who've had trouble but nursed anyway?
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