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    Quote Originally Posted by kvo View Post
    And summer time in the northwest always means lots of fresh salmon on the grill.
    I'm coming over for dinner . DH doesn't like salmon, but I LOVE it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klmj View Post
    I'm coming over for dinner . DH doesn't like salmon, but I LOVE it!!
    Me too!! Definitely a perk of living in the PacNW
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    Hopefully she'll return your call with better than expected news I really miss fresh fish, totally jealous here!

    Have you heard of Dr. Hale? He is a leading expert on breastfeeding & medications. He has a website that is very helpful when trying to understand what is & is not safe http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/. Another good resource on this is Kathleen Kendall-Tackett she has a Ph.D. & is an IBCLC - her website is http://www.granitescientific.com/ - she also specializes in breastfeeding and depression. Maybe some of the info shared on those websites might help
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    I'm sorry it was such a frustrating day. That is a lot to take on emotionally all at once. I hope you hear back with a good answer about the placenta tomrrow and that the sun comes out in your neck of the woods soon.
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    Any idea what their rationale is on holding the placenta? With Ethan they were going to keep mine for tests since it was failing, but only if he had problems, which thankfully didn't happen!
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    There is also a very good book on medications and breastfeeding. I would check your library or call a local la leche league leader. Medications and Mothers' Milk is the name. I hope there are some medications you can take so you can bf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmljll View Post
    Any idea what their rationale is on holding the placenta? With Ethan they were going to keep mine for tests since it was failing, but only if he had problems, which thankfully didn't happen!
    My doula told me it is considered a biohazard and they don't feel comfortable releasing it until it has passed a certain point where disease is ruled out. She had told me 7 days, but the MW told me she thought it was actually several weeks---so way past the time when it would do any good being encapsulated. I guess, like everything else, it's a legal liability. And I do remember the woman I called from my last pg. She's a real grouch. The hospital doesn't give tours, but I called her and asked just to be allowed to look at a room due to my anxiety and needing to be able to picture things ahead of time. It took her weeks to get back to me.

    Bleh.

    The sun peeked out this morning, but it should be back to pouring rain soon. I did get a bunch of diapering stuff ordered and I think I'm set except for the diaper sprayer. I ordered Zoe 4 pocket dipes for overnight and 5 training pullups. She is finally beginning to ask to sit on the potty and occasionally peeing, so I am hoping we can get her trained this summer and in undies by the time school starts.
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    They are calling for really nice weather here early next week. Hope you get it too!
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    Sorry about the placenta. That is too bad. As to the meds I would try to find a doctor who knows more about pysch meds and bfing. there are many meds that are safe that some will tell you are not. When I was bfing my son I was on clonazapam (which I think is generic vallium) and risperdol. While my pharmacist said they were deemed not okay to bf with, my pyschatrist was more knowledgeable and said they were. So I would check around. Also after DS was born I went on a natural progesterone supplement which really helped as well. I would keep asking people. Also there are plenty of antidepressants that are safe.

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    Thank you so much for the info Drake. I planned to continue my Zoloft, which was deemed somewhat safe for bf-ing and it works really well for me. I am glad to hear that valium is not going to destroy my baby if I do need to pop one occasionally.

    We aren't making this public yet, but I figured people in our family and such aren't going to stumble onto this thread. DH lost his job yesterday. I was not a shock since they had 1 major shareholder walk out on the firm a week ago. At that point he was assured that they could still afford him, but then 2 days ago another shareholder walked out with all his invested $ and clients, so that pretty much screwed the firm. They had to let 7 more staff go (they were already down to 50% of the staff they had a year ago from 2 other rounds of downsizing).

    This will be okay as long as he finds something in the next year. And provided I get a contract for next school year (which is likely but still uncertain).

    So the placenta thing is a bit of a moot point since we can't really afford an extra $200 for the encapsulation.

    This is the 5th layoff between us since 2004, so we've been in this spot before.
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