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With bottles, you are constantly buying formula, washing/sterilizing bottles, mixing formula, measuring intake--and the diapers are SO much smellier!!!! If you want to leave the house, you must pack bottles, formula, ice packs to keep it fresh, and you have to have a way to heat it, too.

Not to mention how much more often the baby will get sick because he is not g

I was so clueless that I wondered why anyone would WANT to deal with all that hassle when you could easily use formula instead?? :huh:

Having done both, I can say in all honesty that breastfeeding is WAY easier than dealing with formula. True, getting started is tricky--mostly because few of us had mothers who breastfed, so there is nobody around who really knows how to do it who can help! The doctors and nurses I met were ALL clueless and either gave no advice or wrong advice.

But once the baby latches on, it is SO much easier than dealing with bottles.

When you bottle-feed, you have to wash and sterilize bottles, mix up formula, and if you want to leave the house, you have to pack it all, worry about keeping it fresh (ice packs in hot weather), heating it up, etc. And of course, the baby is much more likely to get sick because he is not getting immunoglobulins from the formula, and many babies react to dairy and/or soy. Breastfed babies do get colic, but every baby book I had said that breastfed babies are less likely to have colic.

When you breastfeed, you don't have to pack a thing to feed the baby, no matter where you go, until he's at least 6 months old. You also don't need pacifiers if you are breastfeeding (unless you work outside the home, and even then, you might not need pacifiers). Babies are born with a need to suck--but they are not born needing a rubber nipple in their mouths. The need to suck has a purpose!

There are also studies showing a link between NOT breastfeeding and having an increased risk of breast cancer.

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When she looked at the can of baby formula I brought into the office, the first thing that concerned her about the ingredients was corn syrup solids. He's never done well on corn.

I think most if not all of the commercial baby formulas are sweetened with either high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup solids. It's cheaper than sugar, so that's what they use, but high fructose corn syrup is definitely linked with diabetes. It's also addictive.

They do need to have a high sugar content, because breastmilk does; obviously, the baby needs it. But using HFCS--grrrr! :ph34r:

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Well, I just got caught up with my reading. I already have 22 pages typed out in Word. So, for the sake of brevity, am going to have to e-mail some of you my replies. I do not think the forum could handle a post that long! After I e-mail or PM the longest replies, then I will respond to posts from page 1723 onward.

That's alot of pages!. :o

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I figure there's no reason to waste some perfectly good juice on something that yucky. :P

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I would like to see studies of the mercury burden in babies (whos mom's have amalgams) after birth....and then again after having been breastfed.
Me, too. Without them it's all just speculation.

I wondered why anyone would WANT to deal with all that hassle when you could easily use formula instead?? :huh:
OMGOSH! Breastfeeding is SO much easier! With formula you have this screaming, hungry baby and you're trying to prepare and heat up a bottle of formula so you can feed him!

With breastfeeding, you're always ready! Plus, I used to sleep with baby, so nighttime feeding were a breeze ... so was teething because they also get comfort from the breast .... it's not just for nutrition.

I formula fed one baby who wouldn't eat .... so I've done both ... well, he would eat ... every 20 minutes for about 3 minutes, 24 hours per day .... after 6 weeks I couldn't take it anymore.

With bottles, you are constantly buying formula, washing/sterilizing bottles, mixing formula, measuring intake--and the diapers are SO much smellier!!!! If you want to leave the house, you must pack bottles, formula, ice packs to keep it fresh, and you have to have a way to heat it, too.

There are also studies showing a link between NOT breastfeeding and having an increased risk of breast cancer.

Yes to both!

And the breast cancer link is primarily with extended breastfeeding ..... as the baby gets older, they generally only breastfeed before naps or bedtime.

They do need to have a high sugar content, because breastmilk does; obviously, the baby needs it. But using HFCS--grrrr! :ph34r:
Breastmilk actually tastes a lot like honey ....

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I bought a rebounder.

It's interesting .... I've only bounced on it a little as my lymph system hurts some when I do. My herx this month is significantly worse than it has been lately and my lymph nodes hurt all down my neck, back and chest. My neck is swollen ... visibly swollen. I've never had these symptoms ... the herx symptoms, yes, but not these others.

I guess my lymph nodes are pretty backed up, huh?

This has got to help, right? I've been taking chlorella again to help detox this out.

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I bought a rebounder.....

I guess my lymph nodes are pretty backed up, huh?

This has got to help, right? I've been taking chlorella again to help detox this out.

The rebounder will help open the lymphatic system and the chlorella will help with binding the toxins.

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OMGOSH! Breastfeeding is SO much easier! With formula you have this screaming, hungry baby and you're trying to prepare and heat up a bottle of formula so you can feed him!

You guys make it sound so easy!! :lol:

The thing is....I'd be a working mom. I have friends from work who have breastfed...it seems like a MAJOR hassle. They'd be trying to pump milk in the restroom on their breaks. They've got to put the milk in bottles....so there is still the same chore of washing/sterilizing bottles and such.

A checker would be like "Rachel...can you pleeeeeze get me out for a break so I can pump...I'm in major pain!" :blink:

So yeah...if you're with the baby all the time I could see how it would be easier...but OMG...the whole "pumping" at work thing...I dunno....that scares me. :ph34r:

Alot of times they dont last long doing it this way...and switch to formula anyway.

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I think its important to keep in mind how our bodies are going IN to pregnancy. If I had to do it all over again, I would have gone through some type of Pre-pregnancy protocol that included chelation and mineral building.

I totally agree April.

I was actually trying to get pregnant around the time I started getting sick. It obviously didnt happen which is probably a blessing. Now that I know *why* I got sick...and now that I understand that all of these issues do get passed on...I'm hoping to clean up my body and still have time to have a healthy baby.

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Oh, Rachel, you will meet a wealthy man and you won't have to work ... or else, you'll do like Andrea and I and stay home anyway! (In the beginning, we were broke ... I worked 4 hours per day).

Andrea, yeah, that's why I started taking the chlorella again!!! Wow, I wonder how long this garbage has been trapped in my lymph nodes ... you would think at the level of exercise I do this wouldn't be the case, but with my bad legs, I do the elliptical and not the treadmill .... I think the treadmill is better because of the impact, which would help the lymph system.

Thinking back to the times I put Lyme into remission, once I did step aerobics, the other high impact .... I'm sure that bouncing helped.

Adam's uncle has leukemia. Every time he goes on a long ride on his motorcycle (like a week-long trip), he comes back and his numbers are down. His doctor told him it was the fresh air ... I told my FIL that it was the lymph system being cleaned out. He thinks I'm smart now, LOL.

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My biopsy results came back on Thursday (I haven't posted because I have been on the couch with a fever fighting the flu).

My stomach and intestines are "normal"

The doctor said that it could be

1. I have celiac disease and have responded well to the gluten free diet

2. I don't have celiac disease and the test results back in May were a mistake

3. I have celiac disease and something else

(what the something else is, he isn't sure and he wants me to "come in and talk about it")

I don't really see what talking about it is going to do. Its been 9 months, 10 doctors and I don't think anyone has a clue. I think I am going to stop wasting my time and money on eastern and western medicine, I really don't see the point.

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You guys make it sound so easy!! :lol:

The thing is....I'd be a working mom. I have friends from work who have breastfed...it seems like a MAJOR hassle. They'd be trying to pump milk in the restroom on their breaks. They've got to put the milk in bottles....so there is still the same chore of washing/sterilizing bottles and such.

A checker would be like "Rachel...can you pleeeeeze get me out for a break so I can pump...I'm in major pain!" :blink:

So yeah...if you're with the baby all the time I could see how it would be easier...but OMG...the whole "pumping" at work thing...I dunno....that scares me. :ph34r:

Alot of times they dont last long doing it this way...and switch to formula anyway.

I bottle fed all my kids and it was never an hassle. I tried to b/f my preemie son and mymilk never came in and he was jaundice and it was terrible.

I personally liked to bottle fed then my husband could also feed the babies. It gave them their time with him.

I know many moms that liked to b/f cause either a, when the bb was hungry at night all they had to do was put the bb to the breast. b. cause it was cheaper.

If i would of b/f then i would always have been pg and b/f at the same time.

There are so many pros and cons to both sides, and i know it has caused many many fights in my mommy groups. So i always try to stay out of the discussion lol. But just wanted to add a few thoughts lol

paula

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Oh, Rachel, you will meet a wealthy man and you won't have to work

This is highly doubtful..... :lol::lol:

... or else, you'll do like Andrea and I and stay home anyway!

Yeah...that would be more likely....but still doubtful! :P

I'm in one of the most expensive areas in the country!

He thinks I'm smart now, LOL.

But Carla....you ARE smart now!! :D

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I don't really see what talking about it is going to do. Its been 9 months, 10 doctors and I don't think anyone has a clue. I think I am going to stop wasting my time and money on eastern and western medicine, I really don't see the point.

I think you just need to see the *right* Dr. There are Dr.'s out there who wont leave you with questions.

I'm not saying to go to any random integrative or alternative Dr...but to really take the time to investigate some of the options you might have in your area. You can call and ask questions and find out who really has a true understanding of these types of ongoing problems.

I would bet it all that you've got some pathogenic organism at the root of your symptoms...so you should probably see someone outside of the mainstream who knows what to look for and who understands testing procedures as well as how difficult it can be to get positive tests.

Alot of us here spent years dealing with clueless Dr.'s. It all came down to first learning on our own what things needed to be investigated. The next step was getting away from the mainstream Dr.'s and seeking the Dr.'s who specialize in these types of issues...the ones who look for the root cause and not just the disease conditions/symptoms that they often bring on.

I got really lucky because all of my Dr.'s were pretty much handed to me...and that saved me alot of time...but prior to that I wasted 3 years with the mainstrem Dr.'s and I was only getting worse!

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I have an question could my 14 yr son have candida, is it common in teenagers. Im also thinking hypoglecmia that is why he has always craved sugars and had violent outburst, one minute he is fine adn the next he is throwing things and yelling and he has no idea why and we thought maybe it was cause he was diagnosed bipolar, but now im wondering. A few years ago he was diagnosed with low blood sugar, so this does make so much sense.

Jin,

I think u hit it on the head when u said i could be hypoglecemia and candida. I did have gestational diabetsis with my second son, i was never tested with my last 2 kids, and both my grandmas have diabetsis. And yes jin plese pm those food list that you have.

paula

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It's interesting .... I've only bounced on it a little as my lymph system hurts some when I do. My herx this month is significantly worse than it has been lately and my lymph nodes hurt all down my neck, back and chest. My neck is swollen ... visibly swollen. I've never had these symptoms ... the herx symptoms, yes, but not these others.

I guess my lymph nodes are pretty backed up, huh?

This has got to help, right? I've been taking chlorella again to help detox this out.

It should help. Make sure you bounce gently at first and just do shorter periods of time, then eventually work up to longer times. If I'm feeling badly, I bounce so that my feet don't leave the mat...they call that healthbouncing and it's just as good for the lymph system. My lymph nodes in my neck were swollen for several years until just recently!

So yeah...if you're with the baby all the time I could see how it would be easier...but OMG...the whole "pumping" at work thing...I dunno....that scares me. :ph34r:

Hey, you've had an orange jug in the refrigerator...pumping should be a piece of cake. :P:lol: Sorry, cracking myself up again.

I don't really see what talking about it is going to do. Its been 9 months, 10 doctors and I don't think anyone has a clue. I think I am going to stop wasting my time and money on eastern and western medicine, I really don't see the point.

I'm so sorry...yeah, I think a lot of us here have been to that point of frustration. Just don't give up hope that you'll be able to find that right one.

I got really lucky because all of my Dr.'s were pretty much handed to me...and that saved me alot of time...

Um, yeah, me too, lol. Thanks Rachel! :wub:

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I got really lucky because all of my Dr.'s were pretty much handed to me...and that saved me alot of time...

I had all my doctors recommended to me too.

You with Dr. A and Dr. E, a church friend with Dr. M, and another friend with Dr. J. :D

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I had all my doctors recommended to me too.

You with Dr. A and Dr. E, a church friend with Dr. M, and another friend with Dr. J. :D

I didnt know anyone to recommend any Dr.'s to me...but the Dr.'s themselves just kind of passed me around. :lol:

I ended up at the HN clinic after finding a flyer in a gluten-free store. They sent me to Dr. S. since they werent able to help me after 8 months. Dr. S. sent me to Anna right away...then after a few months Anna set me up with Amy. Amy talked to me about LED...Scott actually found Dr. M. and saw him first. :)

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Hey, you've had an orange jug in the refrigerator...pumping should be a piece of cake. :P:lol: Sorry, cracking myself up again.

:lol::lol:

Oh yeah...forgot about that! :P

Years ago when I worked in produce my friend was pumping...she would then put the bottles right there in the produce cooler. I would get all freaked out cuz her breastmilk was sitting right next to my lunch! :blink:

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Has anyone ever done that dr z. online test. Well i just did it and i couldnt beleive what it said. It said candida, hypogleemia, h-pyloira, digestive disorder and a few little things.

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Paula...(and anyone else interested)....the link to those radio programs is working again. :)

http://www.biohealthinfo.com/html/resources/airwaves.html

For all those who are dealing with candida I would recommend listening to the one titled "Clearing Up the Candida Confusion".

Of course I would also recommend the ones about gluten intolerance as well. :)

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Paula,

I read somewhere once that hypoglycemia symptoms are sometimes being caused by candida. That could be what's going on for your son. Just a thought. :)

Carla,

Do you just but a mini trampoline for rebounding? That may be a good idea.

Everyone,

Last night I did 5 minutes of an exercise video and about 30 seconds on a stair master that we have at home. Last time I did the stair master, I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating hip pain, but not this time! :P It could have also been the anti-nausea med, which is a sedative also...I may have slept through the pain. :rolleyes:;)

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Paula,

I read somewhere once that hypoglycemia symptoms are sometimes being caused by candida. That could be what's going on for your son. Just a thought. :)

Carla,

Do you just but a mini trampoline for rebounding? That may be a good idea.

Everyone,

Last night I did 5 minutes of an exercise video and about 30 seconds on a stair master that we have at home. Last time I did the stair master, I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating hip pain, but not this time! :P It could have also been the anti-nausea med, which is a sedative also...I may have slept through the pain. :rolleyes:;)

Kassandra about the mini trampoline, they have them at walmart this week for 20 bucks. I was thinking of getting one, im not sure if it would do me any good cause i probably done have lyme, but i thought it would be ood exercise anyway. We have a big one outside, but its too cold for that and it has 5 inches of snow on it lol.

Im also thinking that could be his problem to, but if i cant get him to stick to the celiac diet how the heck am i going to get him to stick to a candida diet lol

paula

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I just listened to the candida on bio health, it was interesting, thank you rachel for that. I am going to listen to the gluten one tonight while i take my epson bathe that way i wont get so bored in there lol.

paula

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Donna,

About the IV room being busy when you were there.....yeah...it was...I love it when theres alot of "action" going on. :lol:

Thats why it sucked that I couldnt stay awake! :angry:

I've actually FINALLY gotten the opportunity to talk to some people! :D

I usually see the same people who are probably on similar schedules for their IV's. I saw a new girl the last couple times. Her mom talked to me a couple weeks ago...and this time (when I finally managed to keep my eyes open) the girl made some conversation with me.

I'm happy that I'm getting to meet some people. :)

That girl doesnt see Dr. S...she see's Dr. G...I assumed for Lyme but she said no. She asked about my IV's...what I was getting treated for...stuff like that. She has chemical sensitivities too.

I suppose since I spend so much time in the IV room that I'll be meeting lots of people as I continue to go. Maybe if you ever need IV's you can schedule on the same days...that would be fun! :)

...and I'm pretty sure you wouldnt let me fall asleep! :lol:

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Paula,

Lol! That's true that an anti-candida diet is hard, especially if he won't stick to a gluten-free one. I know that I won't EVER cheat on a gluten-free diet, but an anti-candida diet is SO hard for me to do. ;)

I may look into a mini trampoline for me. It just might be a good idea, but I will run it my my LLMD first. :)

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