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Ashley M

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I am a 24 year old first-time mother to a baby boy born on October 31, 2007!

  • Where can I purchase fenugreek?

    Does Wal-Mart or Target sell it? Or do I need to buy it from a Nutrition / Vitamin Store?


    10 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Bottle rejection?

    My son is 3 months old and is fed breast milk exclusively. I have returned to work after 6 weeks post-partum and I use my pump three times a day here at the office. I nurse him when I'm home in the evenings and on the weekends.

    My husband is a stay-at-home dad and is the one who's feeding my son when I'm not there. My son will usually eat 3.5 ounces or so, but lately he's only eating 1 or so. When I nurse, he eats just fine - no different at all.

    He'll take the bottle at first without any fuss and then once we get an ounce down, he just looks up at dad and smiles, wanting to talk. My husband can't get him to eat any more than that per feeding...

    We've tried different nipples and the Breastflow bottles by The Early Years that work and feel more like a breast... any suggestions??

    It's obvious that he's developed a preference (me), but I was hoping other moms would tell me what worked for them?


    7 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Thrush pain relief?

    I have just started taking my Diflucan treatment for the in-duct yeast infection my son has passed to me. Is there anything I could do to relieve the stabbing pains besides Tylenol?


    3 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Which doctor should I call?

    My 12-week-old son's pediatrician has diagnosed him with a mild case of thrush in his mouth. I do nurse, and I am extremely sore and it's horribly painful when he is feeding.

    Do I call my OB or my primary physician? I'm not sure which one would handle this better?


    8 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • How much does your newborn eat?

    My son is 8 weeks old today, and his last weigh-in at the pediatrician's office was 9lbs 3oz. He is breastfed exclusively through me, but fed with a bottle of expressed breast milk by my husband and babysitter. He eats 2oz per feeding, every 3 hours or so.

    I was just curious what your 8 week old newborn ate... I know every baby is different and I know he's eating enough, I was just curious, thanks!

    9 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Natural ways to induce labor?

    I am 39 weeks pregnant with my first and am so physically uncomfortable that I'm finding these last few days to be extremely difficult.

    What are some natural, physical, ways to induce labor besides intercourse and nipple stimulation?

    I don't want to try Castor Oil or Raspberry Tea Leaf (anything that I would have to ingest) unless my doctor tells me to do so.


    23 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Labor and full moons?

    Is it really true that more babies are born when there is a full moon than not? Just curious, because tomorrow is a full moon and I am in my 39th week and could go at any time!!

    Thanks! :)

    14 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Little to no discharge at 37 weeks?

    I am 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant and lately have been noticing that I am having less and less discharge. I've read and heard that discharge will normally increase as pregnancy goes on. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm by no means complaining, just thought it seemed peculiar.

    I have an OB appointment this afternoon and will bring it up then. Just thought I'd see if anyone else had this?

    3 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • What cleaning products are safe to use around infants?

    I am currently 37 weeks pregnant and my husband was wondering what cleaning products are considered safe to use around babies? Examples: Windex, Lysol, etc? I suggested that we'd use antibacterial dish soap, like we would with the bottles or dishes, but what about wood surfaces like a crib? I can't imagine Pledge or something of that nature being safe to use?

    Thank you!

    13 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • What does back labor feel like?

    I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been wondering what back labor feels like.

    Is it constant or does it come and go with intensity? Is it primarily in the lower back? If you're having back labor, will you still feel your uterus tighten and contract?

    Thanks in advance!

    9 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • This just doesn't feel right?

    I am 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant with my first, and have just started experiencing sharp pains on the top of my belly, near my ribcage and half way down. I'm nauseated and am having hot flashes also. This isn't round ligament pain or a Braxton Hicks contraction, I've had both before... it's very sharp and nagging. Nothing that I do will make it stop.

    Yesterday, my OB told me that I am 70% effaced and 1 cm dilated.

    Has anyone else had this before?

    I have a call placed with my OB and am currently awaiting a phone call back.

    Thank you in advance!

    10 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Question about nursing bras?

    I went and tried on a few nursing bras last night, only to become very frustrated. Are they supposed to run big in the cup size? I'm certain that I'm a 36C, but they were HUGE on me! I know that once my milk comes in after delivery that my breasts will grow, but is that the reason?

    Also, most of the ones I tried on last night, the flap that comes down to reveal the nipple doesn't come all the way down - it seems as if it would be in the way for the baby...

    Any suggestions or brands of nursing bras you recommend?

    Thanks in advance!

    12 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • How did your pet(s) react when you brought your newborn home?

    Did they avoid you and the baby or were they very curious and interested?

    Thanks! :)

    14 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Question concerning early labor?

    I am 36 weeks pregnant with my first and have a question for those of you who have gone into labor before:

    My OB said to call her / head to the hospital if I'm having contractions that are 5 minutes apart, lasting for at least an hour. My question is, what will these contractions feel like? Will they be the same as Braxton Hicks or stronger? Are they extremely painful or just annoying? I know every woman and pregnancy is different, I was just wondering what you have experienced. I've been having lots of Braxton Hicks that start off being 20 mins apart and getting down to 5 mins apart, but cease when I lie down and increase fluids. I have already spoken with my doctor about this, I just want to see what others have experienced.

    Thanks in advance! :)

    12 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • When is the soonest you can know if a child has autism?

    Is there a prenatal test done or just a test based on observations of the child once he/she is born?

    7 AnswersSpecial Education1 decade ago
  • Has anyone had an epidural NOT work?

    I am 34 weeks pregnant and highly considering having an epidural if needed during labor.

    I have an extremely high tolerance to medications. In December of 2006, I had back surgery to remove a herniated disk and none of the narcotic pain meds or tranquilizers worked. I was given so much morphine and demerol, it's not even funny. What really doesn't make sense is that I was 95lbs at the time and 5'4"... you'd think anything would knock me out... but not the case.

    Has anyone had an epidural and it not work? If so, what happened afterwards? What other methods did you try?

    Thanks for your answers in advance!

    19 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Sympathetic (Couvade) Pregnancy?

    I am 34 weeks pregnant and my husband is having a very severe case of couvade syndrome. He complains of being fatigued all the time, and becomes weepy and emotional very easily (easier than me!).

    Has anyone else's partner experienced this? Did they try anything to stop the symptoms?

    I find it somewhat amusing - he gives me even more of a break now, since he has similar symptoms! :)

    5 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Linea nigra ABOVE the navel?

    I am 34 weeks pregnant and just noticed that the linea nigra that once only went from my navel, down, has started going upwards?! Has anyone else experienced this? I know the linea nigra is due to hormones in my body, but I've never heard (or read) about it moving upwards from the navel. I know it's normal, just think it looks silly. :)

    Has anyone else had this?

    Thanks in advance! :)

    4 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • How to get rid of bad breath caused by a bridge?

    My husband has a bridge on his upper jaw and his breath is horrible - I know he's brushing and flossing his teeth, along with mouthwash, but it's not helping. Is there any way to keep the bad breath away without him having to get a new bridge? My guess is that it's rotting... but he doesn't seem to care...

    It's so bad that I can't breathe when he's talking to me!! I hate kissing him - what can I do???

    4 AnswersDental1 decade ago
  • How can I convince my sister-in-law to start having yearly checkups at the gynecologist?

    My sister-in-law is 20 and is sexually active. She has never seen a gynecologist before, but is somehow on birth control pills she got from some clinic. I've lectured to her so many times on how important it is to have yearly checkups once you become sexually active or turn 21, whichever comes first. She says she doesn't think she can handle it and won't go. I've offered to go with her, and I referred her to my OBGYN... she's not budging. But, what's worst, is that the birth control pills she was given are making her spot (for over 2 weeks now) and she won't stop taking them or see an actual doctor...

    What can I do (or say) to convince her that it's NECESSARY for her to see an OBGYN? I've told her all about the procedure of a pap smear and what they test for, and the importance of that, but she won't listen. I've even throw in there how if she's not responsible enough to get checkups, then she's not responsible enough to be having sex...

    Any suggestions???

    2 AnswersWomen's Health1 decade ago