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Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 1:07pm

Author: Emilia44

Furious with Dora Little Cooks Collection

As if things couldn't get worse... Seeing my comments on another mums forum, Eaglemoss's PR company said they wanted to speak to me. There's me imagining they might offer my daughter some form of compensation for all their delays and the distress caused. I finally got to speak to someone today after leaving numerous messages to discover that although the publishers promised me faithfully that issues 2 & 3 were dispatched on the 20th Feb and were on their way to me this was in fact a lie. Issue 3...

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:33am

Author: Emilia44

When was your child dry at night?

I think our method was accidental really rather than thought through as we were just finding our way as we all do but this is what we did and it worked really well. I did one of those potty train in a 2 days type things which in reality took about a week. Then after about 2 weeks of nappies at night, we took her out of nappies at night and did this double layer with the bed thing which meant less disturbed nights if the bed did get wet. I had a proper waterproof mattress cover and then a sheet. ...

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:18am

Author: Emilia44

Furious with Dora Little Cooks Collection

Like lots of excited mums round the country I bought the Dora Little Cooks Collection issue 1 at Tesco and had a great morning with my little lady making banana muffins. They were delicious and she loved making them following the recipe and using the special Dora muffin cases and eating from the Dora plate. So when the subscription form fell out and she asked what it was I explained - Mummy pays every month and you would get all the new issues and free gifts delivered by the post man. What follo...

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 3:03pm

Author: Emilia44

ACU - Eastman Dental Hospital, London

I would recommend them very highly. They were completely professional with my treatment and the high level of optimism was something I found unusually refreshing! It helped me stay positive - something I needed help with at the time! My first IVF was successful and I have a beautiful 4 year old daughter who is healthy and happy. The embryologists and doctors were brilliant back in 2006/7 when I was there and so were the nurses. I had no complaints whatsoever. We had initially gone to the Homerto...

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 2:55pm

Author: Emilia44

Sweets

I think this sweets in school thing is outrageous - it takes away parental control over diet. I would voice my concerns with the school because its against all the healthy eating stuff they are supposed to adhere to. My daughter doesn't start school until next year but is at a pre-school attached to the school she will go to and they have a strict water only, no juice and no sweets policy. Some children take a birthday cake in on their birthday in the pre-school but I would say that is the minor...

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 8:01pm

Author: Emilia44

Strange sensation like milk coming in 8 months after stopping breastfeeding???

Thanks Bells. I only just saw your reply as my notifications must be hitting my junk mail. It seems to have stopped now but was happening around DD, often when she was cuddling me so I think you must be right. My sister died recently and very unexpectedly and maybe it's my body's way of seeking that comfort because I enjoyed BFing so much and it was such a huge part of my life for so long. I BF'd DD for nearly 3 years. I feel reassured as I was slightly panicking about it being something wrong. ...

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 9:37pm

Author: Emilia44

Strange sensation like milk coming in 8 months after stopping breastfeeding???

I breastfed my daughter until she was 2 years and 8 months and stopped 8 months ago. This week I've been experiencing a strange sensation in my left breast exactly like the feeling you get just before your milk comes in. I'm not pregnant and have never had this feeling except when breastfeeding. I really wanted to hear from other women who have breastfed for a long time and then stopped to see if any of them have experienced anything like this.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 10:43pm

Author: Emilia44

Explaining death to a 3 year old

I think you've done a great job and I think it's really normal for them to react like this. My sister recently died and my daughter will often be crying because she's tired or over something else and then when I ask her why she's crying she says she misses her auntie. I think its like crying reminds her of her aunt's death and also that she understands death makes people sad. I think at this age they are starting to understand the nature of death and that's normal and a good thing I think. We tr...

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 2:51pm

Author: Emilia44

new member and scared

It is horrible feeling as you do but the best thing you can do is just be really positive and focus on your goal. I spent a year doing really extreme cleansing to get myself in the best shape for IVF - I even did a 10 day water fast (not recommending that unsupervised anyone!) but the work paid off. I lost 1 1/2 stone, got really healthy and got pregnant with my first IVF. You can do anything you put your mind to if you believe in yourself and focus on positive thinking. The book Living Magicall...

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 10:06am

Author: Emilia44

** ACUPUNCTURE CHATTER **

Hi Natalie, I think the main thing to check is if he is trained in the actual IVF acupuncture protocol. There is a specific protocol which means using certain points at certain times in the IVF process and uses electro acupuncture, ear pressure things (no idea what they are actually called) which you twiddle during the bit where they put the embryos back. Anyway if he is trained in this and isn't just doing general fertility stuff, the protocol can increase you chances - I think the last stats s...

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 11:47am

Author: Emilia44

I dont think I can do this anymore

Oh Pammy I know how you feel but I promise it will get better and I promise that your body is completely capable of giving your little one just what he needs even though it doesn't feel like it now. It took my DD months to get into a good bf routine (I stuck at it because I really wanted to bf, because there are milk allergies in the family so I knew formula would be bad for her and because my family are very pro bfing and very anti bottle feeding). The pressure on you is immense and at a time w...

Friday, December 11th 2009, 8:36pm

Author: Emilia44

Sore nipples

Pammy and Poppit you are doing brilliantly - keep up the good work - its so tough those first weeks with no clue if you're doing the right thing or not but stick at it and when it all falls into place you will be so glad you did. Takes these little ones a while to get settled and learn how to do it right. The calmer about it you are the calmer they are (soooooo easy to say 2 years down the line - I was a wreck those first weeks and it took me 5 months to learn to bf properly!) But still doing it...

Friday, December 11th 2009, 8:28pm

Author: Emilia44

I dont think I can do this anymore

You've had loads of advice here and I'm sure you don't need anyone else wading in but just to say I had a crap latch with my DD and I had no idea it was bad - she screamed and seemed dissatisfied and I got every bf problem under the sun from blisters to cracked nipples and finally I saw a BF counsellor (and I mean finally - we're talking 4 months down the line) and she sorted it out in a heartbeat. If you want to keep bfing please see someone who can help because it changed the experience for me...

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 6:37pm

Author: Emilia44

Six Months of Breastfeeding

As this thread was started for extended breastfeeding just wondered if anyone else is doing extended breastfeeding beyond 2 like me? I breastfed DD exclusively until a week before she was 6 months and introduced solids hollistically to reduce possibility of allergies (she didn't have wheat until a year, things like strawberry at 18mths and she won;t have honey or peanuts until she's 3). I still breastfeed 3-4 times a day (when I'm working from home and she's being cared for here or when I'm off ...

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 6:30pm

Author: Emilia44

help desperately needed

Hi Elmo - my DD is 2 and still wants bf to get her back to sleep and I know this might seem easy to say but I do think it would have been easier to break this cycle a year or 6 months ago than it is now. When your little girl looks at you and says 'Just one or two boobies now please mummy' it breaks your heart to say no! If the night feed is tiring you out and you want to stop it then I would say sooner rather than later or you could still be doing it 2 or even 3 times a night like me! The No Cr...

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 6:23pm

Author: Emilia44

Confused - guidelines for when to start weaning

I think everyone should be really careful of taking advice from HVs as gospel. It seems to me a lot of HVs give out incorrect advice which is not within the guidelines. I was given an awful lot of bad advice by my HV which thankfully I ignored. 2 examples are; she suggested I give my daughter 'bickie pegs' at 12 weeks for teething (these are made 100% from wheat which can cause celiacs disease if given to a child under 6 months). She said I needed to top up as my daughter wasn't putting on suffi...

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 6:32pm

Author: Emilia44

Anyone with a BFP's from FET please tell me!

That's brilliant news Roxy - wishing you a fabulous pregnancy. xxxx

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 6:27pm

Author: Emilia44

Anyone with a BFP's from FET please tell me!

Just thinking about when we might do our FET and feeling very broody. DD is 2 and we have 4 on ice!

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 3:41pm

Author: Emilia44

4 month feeding frenzy/not sleeping

I remember some long old feeds around the 4 month mark but they went as quickly as they came. It is just a phase so everything will go back to normal soon enough and your supply will catch up with her hunger. You're doing a fab job! I'm very jealous of all you out there that can sleep while feeding. We co-slept with DD until about a month ago (when she upped and left us - sniff sniff - demanding her own room) and I never could sleep thorough it. Mind you she never helped herself because I always...

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 10:29pm

Author: Emilia44

Problem feeding on one side

Hi Netty - sorry to come into this so late. My HV told me I wasn't producing enough milk to feed DD when she was tiny and I remember going through a stage where I was at the end of my tether with BFing, I also has every problem known to new breast feeding mums - mastitus, cracked nipples, blisters, ductal thrush - you name it. For me BFing was agony too but because of family pressure (very pro BFing family) I felt I couldn't give up and so I stuck it out and here I still am, feeding my DD and ap...




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