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To my good friend Sam (raisangrrl) [May. 22nd, 2007|07:56 am]
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aylablade
One of my good friends son died yesterday. He was just 2 years old. His name is Kevin. He had some rare genetic disease that they could not diagnose but they were sure he was going to live long enough for them to figure it out. She tried to nurse him but he was unable to suck due to his illness so she pumped exclusively for 8 months until she found herself pregnant again. I do believe they think he had this : Pompe disease has historically been divided into three forms defined by age of onset and progression of symptoms (see below). More recently there has been a trend to divide the disease into two groups: infantile onset (involving the massive enlargement of the heart) and late onset (no heart enlargement):

Infantile, or early onset, is noticed shortly after birth. Symptoms include severe lack of muscle tone, weakness, and enlarged liver and heart. Mental function is not affected. Development appears normal for the first weeks or months but slowly declines as the disease progresses. Swallowing may become difficult and the tongue may protrude and become enlarged. Most children die from respiratory or cardiac complications before 2 years of age.


Her name is raisangrrl but she has asked not to be contacted because her son's death was quite sudden and tragic for her.

I have set up a paypal account for her under squiddoc97@yahoo.com. This is Jeff's email account, since I couldn't do mine. But it is set up for her and all money's will go to her as soon as I learn her paypal account.

I knew he was sick. They had gone to the ER a couple of weeks ago because he aspirated. They sent him home because he just had a virus. I wonder if that virus is what was the final straw. I thought he would live until they could learn what the problem was.
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new SIDS data [May. 20th, 2007|07:45 pm]
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jedimomma
Please wrap your baby's mattress- SIDS report
http://www.icpa4kids.org/research/children/sids.htm

New Zealand SIDS Death Rate Decreases

New statistics released by the New Zealand Ministry of Health show that the national rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) fell by 70% after an educational campaign in wrapping mattresses with special polyethelene covers was begun. The program began after research by a NZ scientist showed a link between SIDS and the toxic fumes emitted by mattresses.

According to the statistics, NZ Maori babies are 10 times more likely than NZ European (Pakeha) babies to die of SIDS.(2) Following the implementation of mattress-wrapping by the Pakeha community over the last eleven years (with an 85% reduction in their SIDS rate), New Zealand has the highest inter-ethnic SIDS disparity of any country in the world.

In contrast to the US and UK, where back sleeping has been adopted as a method to prevent crib death, New Zealand began to publicize mattress-wrapping in 1994, with the practice widely adopted. Since then, the rate of deaths on unwrapped mattresses has continued to increase, while no deaths have been reported for babies sleeping on wrapped mattresses. Another advantage to this solution is that babies can sleep in a variety of positions and not suffer from plagiocephaly, or flattened heads.

The results of the New Zealand mattress-wrapping program have been published in two peer-reviewed journals of environmental medicine(3) and far exceed the results of any other SIDS prevention program in the world.

Notes

Source of statistics: New Zealand Ministry of Health (final statistics to 2001; provisional statistics for 2002 and 2003; progress counts for 2004 and 2005).
NZ Maori SIDS rate: 2.0 deaths per 1000 live births; NZ European/Pakeha SIDS rate: 0.2 deaths per 1000 live births.
Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine 2004;14(3): 221–232. Zeitschrift fuer Umweltmedizin 2002; 44: 18–22.
For further information, see: www.cotlife2000.co.nz

(cross posted all over the place)
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Boobie Issues [Mar. 18th, 2007|04:19 pm]
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bluemoon1130
For some reason I am not producing much milk at all anymore. Michael (10 months old) still wants to nurse, but being in school he can't have boobs while I am away so when I pump I am lucky to get 2 oz. That is not enough for him though. I started taking Fenugreek three days ago and I have not noticed any improvement. Could it have anything to do with his teeth? Is there anything I could get a prescription for? I need more boobie milk!


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(no subject) [May. 5th, 2006|01:22 pm]
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aylablade
You MUST read this article. I got it from my LLLL today.

http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/browsePages.do?pageLabel=22&issue=1267&

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Separating Vaccines [Apr. 12th, 2006|09:07 am]
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ercvt
So I have done a lot of research and have not been able to find information on how to go about separating vaccines. Instead of the DTaP and polio and Pneu. and Hib all at once, giving them over a few weeks. How that would affect the schedule. I have an appt today, and want to bring this up with our Ped.
I don't think we will have any health risks, probably less than your average child her age, since she is not in daycare. So delaying them should not be a problem.
I am also all geared up to tell her Ped why we are not starting solid too. At her 2 month appt at the very end ( with a crying baby in my arms) she said we would talk about solid foods. Hopefully she did not mean starting them now. Even if she did, she is not ready. Not sitting up on her own, not showing a pincer grasp.
Anyways- does anyone have any info on separating the vax that I can print up for her??

TIA!
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Help with meals. [Mar. 27th, 2006|12:45 pm]
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ercvt
OK. We need to get on some healthy food here. I am so sick of making junk food, just cause its easier and fast. IE- mac and cheese, hot pockets.. etc. When you have one hand its just easier!!
So here is what I am asking for - do you have any recipes that you make ahead and then warm up? Stuff that I can portion into small amounts and then microwave or heat in the oven, and they still taste good? I have a lot of pasta, and I plan on making a tuna salad.. But I need more ideas. I would also love some Slow cooker recipes!

Thanks so much you guys!!!

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Bf and Natural Parenting friendly Peds?? [Mar. 14th, 2006|04:20 pm]
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ercvt
Where was there a forum on here that listed friendly pediatritions?? I saw it somewhere....

or any links to listings??

thanks!!
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Herbal cold remedies?? [Mar. 5th, 2006|07:32 pm]
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ercvt
Ok, so I have the beginning of a cold- and I am SUPER stuffed up. I am taking my vitamins, drinking orange juice, Using vapo rub so I can breathe a little...
But What can I take thats safe while breastfeeding to help the dang stuffiness?? I am pretty sure that most of the OTC cold meds decrease milk production..
Any suggestions??
Drinking lots of water and warm tea to try and flush this out.. and I took a hot shower for the steam factor..

TIA!
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ummm [Feb. 21st, 2006|10:58 am]
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ercvt
ok, It kinda freaks me out that in these teething tablets there is Belladonna and Coffee..... why is no one freaked by this?? ( hylans/hylands tablets)
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is this ok?? [Feb. 13th, 2006|01:49 pm]
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ercvt
I am wondering if I am just cursing myself by doing this.

First- background. Bella is 2 months old, and sleeps with us and is breast fed.

My question/situation is this- she rarely naps ( or sleeps at all) with out being held or in motion. For example- today she fell asleep in DH arms at about 10:30, and she slept there until about 12:30-1pm. He was fine with it, he was on the computer ( we have a laptop) playing games, and he was shushing her when she started to wake. Neither of us wanted to put her upstairs in her swing or crib because the times we have tried this she has just woken up minutes later anyways.( we have tried noise in the room and no noise in the room) I have tried wearing her, which works, but I find that I have to keep moving. Now I can do a few things- like laundry and such, but eventually I want to sit and play on the computer, or just sit.
So are we cursing ourselves? Does she need to "learn how to comfort herself?" Or is that all "old school" thought? We are really more AP parents than not, but really I just don't know what to do! :) Is it ok to lay her in our bed since she knows that bed?? I had always thought that she should not sleep there alone..??? Or is that another tale from people who do not co-sleep??
Thanks in advance :)
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