• Will the gold bubble burst?

    Where do you think gold is going, how far do you think it is going until it's stable?
    Where do you think gold is going, how far do you think it is going until it's stable?
    6 answers · Investing · 8 years ago
  • My wife is co-sleeping and I don't know what to think...?

    We have a 3 month old son. She co-sleeps with him almost every night, I mean I can understand cause it's our first child and she is breast feeding him but when do you make the transfer? Maybe I am just selfish and being controlling but I don't want him in our bed. We share a room with him and he knows we are in here. Is it wrong of me to... show more
    We have a 3 month old son. She co-sleeps with him almost every night, I mean I can understand cause it's our first child and she is breast feeding him but when do you make the transfer? Maybe I am just selfish and being controlling but I don't want him in our bed. We share a room with him and he knows we are in here. Is it wrong of me to believe that our child is spoiled at 3 months old? If we're not holding him constantly he cries until he makes himself sick. I don't think co-sleeping is wrong I just feel that the baby can sleep in his own Crib and I also feel he is being spoiled by us giving into him every time he starts fussing or crying. I'm tired of it and I don't know what to do. And when I voice my opinion my wife says that I believe the way everyone else does and that her methods are different. These are my personal opinions. I think he should be in his own crib and we shouldn't hold him every time he cries. Just because he knows we're in the same room doesn't mean we have to give into him.
    13 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • What Can I Do!!! Im Low On BreastMilk!?

    well i have a two week and a half baby and im breastfeeding him! but ive noticed that my milk supply is very low! ill feed him and then he gets very upset cause he cant get more milk. i know he is still hungry because shows me all the signs of being hungry,he tries to keep on sucking and he tries to eat his hands, and he'll cry. and i know my... show more
    well i have a two week and a half baby and im breastfeeding him! but ive noticed that my milk supply is very low! ill feed him and then he gets very upset cause he cant get more milk. i know he is still hungry because shows me all the signs of being hungry,he tries to keep on sucking and he tries to eat his hands, and he'll cry. and i know my milk supply is low because my breast are very soft and arent so heavy. what do you suggest i can do? i would like to produce more milk of course but how can i do that? and until my milk supply is up.. what should i do in the mean time?
    10 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Can someone please help me? I am so sad!In 3 weeks I go back to work and it just hit me like a ton of bricks!?

    I have been crying all night thinking of my little girl's smiles.She is 8 weeks old and I am devastated! My husband is straight commission and business is slow. I must work for us to make ends meet! Any tips to help bring me some peace?
    I have been crying all night thinking of my little girl's smiles.She is 8 weeks old and I am devastated! My husband is straight commission and business is slow. I must work for us to make ends meet! Any tips to help bring me some peace?
    11 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Whats the #1 Essential to get for new moms?

    Is there anything that you found that saved your sanity during those first few weeks of being a new mom?? Anything that makes life 20x easier (minus hubby and grandmas)???? Also, any tips for a new mom to be??
    Is there anything that you found that saved your sanity during those first few weeks of being a new mom?? Anything that makes life 20x easier (minus hubby and grandmas)???? Also, any tips for a new mom to be??
    13 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Supplemental Nursing System & relactation?

    I was exclusively breastfeeding my daughter until she was about 3 months old (roughly 12 weeks, I think). I stopped because I was losing my milk, even though I was pumping when she wasn't latched on and she was latched on almost all the time. After about a week and a half of her screaming all the time and not wetting quite as many diapers, we... show more
    I was exclusively breastfeeding my daughter until she was about 3 months old (roughly 12 weeks, I think). I stopped because I was losing my milk, even though I was pumping when she wasn't latched on and she was latched on almost all the time. After about a week and a half of her screaming all the time and not wetting quite as many diapers, we finally gave in and gave her formula. Since then, I tried fenugreek and mother's milk tea. Neither seemed to help a great deal, but I gave up after about a week because every time my daughter would get near my breasts, she would scream bloody murder and try to get away from them. I've been devastated and felt like a total failure since then. I want to try to start breastfeeding again (it's been about a month and a half since I stopped) and I was wondering if the SNS's made by Medela might help her to latch on again, if I can start producing milk again. Has anyone had any success with relactating this way? Thanks. The nearest LCs around here are over 3 hours away, and I haven't been able to get in touch with any of them. For all I know, they aren't practicing anymore. Yes my milk was drying up. My daughter was latching properly and nursing had been going well, after she learned the proper latch. I came to the conclusion that my milk supply was decreasing because she wasn't wetting or dirtying as many diapers and she wasn't gaining weight as well anymore. As soon as she started the formula, she was back to normal with weight and diapers.
    2 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Parents, do you lie to your kids?

    Early in life, it's things like... "No, Daddy's not going anywhere, Daddy's just taking a shower..." while Daddy really is going out and it's baby's time to nap. As the kids grow, the lies that begin in babyhood get more complicated. From replacing the dead pet, to more sophisticated lies as your kids become... show more
    Early in life, it's things like... "No, Daddy's not going anywhere, Daddy's just taking a shower..." while Daddy really is going out and it's baby's time to nap. As the kids grow, the lies that begin in babyhood get more complicated. From replacing the dead pet, to more sophisticated lies as your kids become teens. But is lying really better than letting them learn to understand (and hopefully accept) the truth? If they ever find out that you've been lying to them (the bigger lies, not the lies you tell when they were babies), wouldn't it create a bigger issue? What if they stop believing in anything you say? Your thought on this? Note: My own father lied quite a bit when I was growing up, even up to the unnecessary things. He would only say what he thought I'd like to hear and skip the rest, sometimes skipping the important bit or even changing them, just so that I'd be "happy" to hear them. Well, it didn't make me angry or disappointed, but in the end I just stopped taking his words seriously and I always cross-checked his stories/answers with other people, just to get the facts or the correct information.
    29 answers · Parenting · 9 years ago
  • Might I be drying up?

    I was wondering if I might be drying up. I just had my first child 8wks ago, and earlier today I pumped 8 oz that had a creamy color (like whole milk). I just pumped 4 oz, and it is more translucent (like 2% milk). Does this mean I am starting to dry up? Thank you for your answers. I do have a Medela pump in style...I have been feeling like it... show more
    I was wondering if I might be drying up. I just had my first child 8wks ago, and earlier today I pumped 8 oz that had a creamy color (like whole milk). I just pumped 4 oz, and it is more translucent (like 2% milk). Does this mean I am starting to dry up? Thank you for your answers. I do have a Medela pump in style...I have been feeling like it isn't as strong as my daughter's suction.
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Flu shot while breastfeeding...whaddya think?

    I am breastfeeding my almost 7 week daughter. How long have these flu shots been given? I don't want to get a shot that hasn't been around for a while so they are pretty sure of all the adverse affects. I probably will end up with the flu anyways (just my luck...lol) So should I get one or skip it? Reasons pro or against please. Thanks! BTW I was... show more
    I am breastfeeding my almost 7 week daughter. How long have these flu shots been given? I don't want to get a shot that hasn't been around for a while so they are pretty sure of all the adverse affects. I probably will end up with the flu anyways (just my luck...lol) So should I get one or skip it? Reasons pro or against please. Thanks! BTW I was told I could get one while breastfeeding but I didn't get a chance to talk to the pedi for long so I didn't get any "facts" just yet.
    4 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Mom's your thoughts on the cry it out method....?

    My baby's almost 4 months and he's only sleeping an hour or two at a time. It's also always a struggle to get him to sleep no matter how tired he is. After hearing all these success stories from mom's who've used it and after only 3 days or so of this method their baby sleeps no problem. Hmmmm 3 days for some well needed sleep is it worth it?... show more
    My baby's almost 4 months and he's only sleeping an hour or two at a time. It's also always a struggle to get him to sleep no matter how tired he is. After hearing all these success stories from mom's who've used it and after only 3 days or so of this method their baby sleeps no problem. Hmmmm 3 days for some well needed sleep is it worth it? What's your thoughts on it moms? ??? HELP! Right now we co sleep mostly as he won't sleep by him slef. I've tired having him in his own bed beside my bed too. PLEASE don't put me down for thinking about it. I haven't done it as I want to know what others think of it and do some reasearch first before I put my baby through that. I need ideas as I'm so so tired. I'm a single mom and do it all on my own.
    24 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Enfamil® NEXT STEP® LIPIL® question?

    i got a sample in the mail. my 10 month old is breastfed but lately shes not so interested. is this a good formula to give her once a day? it says its like cows milk. its for 9-24 months. should i be giving her one tahts like breastmilk instead?
    i got a sample in the mail. my 10 month old is breastfed but lately shes not so interested. is this a good formula to give her once a day? it says its like cows milk. its for 9-24 months. should i be giving her one tahts like breastmilk instead?
    6 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • How did your baby first communicate that he wanted to nurse, without crying?

    Just curious... I got my first tug at my shirt tonight; he was clearly trying to get at what was underneath. It was the first time my baby communicated that he wanted to nurse, without pitching a fuss. It was rather sweet. Your experiences?
    Just curious... I got my first tug at my shirt tonight; he was clearly trying to get at what was underneath. It was the first time my baby communicated that he wanted to nurse, without pitching a fuss. It was rather sweet. Your experiences?
    13 answers · Newborn & Baby · 10 years ago
  • What do you think about this?

    I work in a restaraunt. Today a family was in to eat and the 10 month old began to fuss. Mom nursed him at the table. She didn't cover up with a blanket or anything, afterall it's smoltering hot here right now but She was discreet and all (not that she should have to be). A lady at another table complained about it and asked that we ask her to move... show more
    I work in a restaraunt. Today a family was in to eat and the 10 month old began to fuss. Mom nursed him at the table. She didn't cover up with a blanket or anything, afterall it's smoltering hot here right now but She was discreet and all (not that she should have to be). A lady at another table complained about it and asked that we ask her to move to the bathroom. I kindly replied that the nursing mum and baby had a right to be where they were but if she cared to eat in the bathroom to feel free. The lady complained to a manager and I'm possibly getting written up at work. Is this appropriate? I know it wasn't my place necessarily to say something but at the same time the mom has the right to nurse and I didn't feel right about her being made to feel uncomfortable in the restaraunt. The other woman didn't have to stare or anything... she could just go on eating her meal like everybody else. Seems some people just want to make a scene just to do so.
    20 answers · Newborn & Baby · 10 years ago
  • How do I help my kids deal with the pressures of materialism?

    This is my very first post, so I hope I do this right! Our world is getting more & more materialistic and superficial everyday. Of course I cannot isolate my kids; but how do other parents out there deal with American materialism/consumerism? My kids often feel jealous when their friends get the latest video game, techno-toy or other expensive... show more
    This is my very first post, so I hope I do this right! Our world is getting more & more materialistic and superficial everyday. Of course I cannot isolate my kids; but how do other parents out there deal with American materialism/consumerism? My kids often feel jealous when their friends get the latest video game, techno-toy or other expensive item that my husband and I can't afford at this time...or when neighbors go to Disneyland for vacation, etc. I feel guilty and try to make them see that there are other important things in life than possessions. But my kids are young (8&10), so it's not really sinking in yet. Any clever suggestions or am I wasting my time and I'll just have to deal with the endless question: "Mom, why can't we get/do what our friends are getting/doing?" Thanks! :-)
    6 answers · Grade-Schooler · 10 years ago
  • How to explain suicide to a first grader/6 year-old?

    My son and I were at the bus stop downtown today, and ambulnces and police cars suddenly surrounded the building we were in front of. A woman was hanging out of a window on the 8th floor, threatening to jump. I do not know if she jumped; I rushed my boys away in case she did. My 6-year old has been bombarding me with questions about suicide... show more
    My son and I were at the bus stop downtown today, and ambulnces and police cars suddenly surrounded the building we were in front of. A woman was hanging out of a window on the 8th floor, threatening to jump. I do not know if she jumped; I rushed my boys away in case she did. My 6-year old has been bombarding me with questions about suicide ever since. Any tips on how to explain? We have talked about death; he has experienced loss, but I can't seem to find an answer about suicide that satisfies him. Thanks in advance. I am not a big fan of writing off the mentally ill as "crazy" and avoiding his question, thanks. She is a human being, not a "crazy lady".
    23 answers · Grade-Schooler · 10 years ago
  • Please read, and send prayers for this family?

    The most awful thing happened in my town this week. I am not posting this with the intention of scaring dog owners; I just want people to send prayers for this family. http://goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080726/NEWS02/807260341/-1/ETN What an awful tradgedy. Also, yesterday's front page news showed a picture of the dog, with... show more
    The most awful thing happened in my town this week. I am not posting this with the intention of scaring dog owners; I just want people to send prayers for this family. http://goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?... What an awful tradgedy. Also, yesterday's front page news showed a picture of the dog, with it's face covered in blood, and skin and tissue hanging from it's jowels. It was a rather disturbing image; I can't get it out of my head. We have neighbors with large dogs, and I don't even want to take my baby outside after reading this. Any tips on overcoming this fear? Renee- way to make me cry. I miss you too. I'm around, though. I'm not hard to find. Sorry to anyone who thinks this is inappropriate for this section. I posted it here, because I also had a queston about my new fear generated by this story, and because this is the section I frequent and am familiar with.
    19 answers · Newborn & Baby · 10 years ago
  • Wanna know what I woke up to this morning?

    I woke up to a booty-butt naked baby, smacking me in the face with a wet diaper. I know, not really a question, but... ...your baby horror stories welcome, please. I need a laugh.
    I woke up to a booty-butt naked baby, smacking me in the face with a wet diaper. I know, not really a question, but... ...your baby horror stories welcome, please. I need a laugh.
    27 answers · Newborn & Baby · 10 years ago
  • BLW'ers- At what point did you stop hovering over your baby while he/she eats?

    My 6-month old is doing very well with the BLW process. Typically, he will sit in his Bumbo chair and maul his food, while I sit right in front of him in case he starts to gag. I realize he is young, and I will need to sit with him for awhile yet. I don't mean that I want to get up and leave the room, but maybe do some light housework in... show more
    My 6-month old is doing very well with the BLW process. Typically, he will sit in his Bumbo chair and maul his food, while I sit right in front of him in case he starts to gag. I realize he is young, and I will need to sit with him for awhile yet. I don't mean that I want to get up and leave the room, but maybe do some light housework in the room that he eats in. So, at what point were you comfortable to set your baby down with some grub, without hovering over the baby the whole time? What made you feel comfortable with this?
    9 answers · Newborn & Baby · 10 years ago
  • What are some good books and resources for a natural/attachment parenting-minded first time mom?

    I already have Dr. Sears' Vaccine Book. What else would be useful? Also I am planning a natural childbirth with a midwife so birth-related resources are welcome too. Do you guys know of anything besides the Dr. Sears stuff? Not that there's anything wrong with his stuff, he has some great resources, but I'm already aware of him and... show more
    I already have Dr. Sears' Vaccine Book. What else would be useful? Also I am planning a natural childbirth with a midwife so birth-related resources are welcome too. Do you guys know of anything besides the Dr. Sears stuff? Not that there's anything wrong with his stuff, he has some great resources, but I'm already aware of him and have his website bookmarked, are there any other good AP or natural birth resources out there?
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 10 years ago
  • How do i re lactate and how long would it take for the milk to come in? please help!?

    I wanted to know what can i use or do to make my milk come in again, my son is 3 months old now...ive been drinking a tea called mothers milk, and pumping but not alot comes out...ive also heard that drinking beer will help...can some one help me?!
    I wanted to know what can i use or do to make my milk come in again, my son is 3 months old now...ive been drinking a tea called mothers milk, and pumping but not alot comes out...ive also heard that drinking beer will help...can some one help me?!
    7 answers · Newborn & Baby · 10 years ago