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I'm in an awkward situation. My husband's family are a small close family and we often have family gatherings at my sister-in-law's home because they have the space to accommodate everyone. Now they have two dogs - a bassett hound and a pug (i think). They love their dogs and are very much part of their family - as they should be. We have a good relationship with our family so this is why it's very awkward for us. The bassett jumps up on people when excited. I'm not a dog person. I don't like the smell of dogs, don't like them slobbering on me, don't like them jumping on me, don't like the smell of dog on me and my clothes. That's me but being in their house I understand that their pets are part of their family and I just have to put up with it. However.... we have a 5 month old baby and I don't want the dogs anywhere near him. The dogs aren't used to having babies or children around. They are friendly dogs but no-one can predict how a dog would behave around children if they'...

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A good resource for educating young children on how to keep safe is put out by Bravehearts. Ditto's Keep Safe Adventure Pack. It includes a DVD, CD, Activity book, CD- ROM and a Ditto (toy lion). $50 including postage. Just google it. Also google Bravehearts.

Hi everyone I've joined up to do the Michelle Bridges 12 week program and have a question regarding exercise and breastfeeding. DS is 15 weeks old and breastfeeding is going well. Does anyone know if exercise can affect milk supply? I did not succeed in BF DS1 and am so happy it's working with DS2 but am worried my supply will drop when exercising. Also, can anyone recommend a suitable bra for exercising. Are the regular sports bras safe to use? Many thanks for your help.

Why don't you try and organise a class list of contacts. This is what someone did in my DS kindy class. She gave the teacher a letter which was photocopied and handed out to each child. If you wanted to, you could add your name, address, phone number, email (whatever you wanted) to the list. The idea was that you could contact anyone from the list for play dates, birthday invites, school holiday play dates, emergency help in picking up or dropping off children. Each school holidays, the person that organised the list, emailed everyone to try and organise a playdate in the park. It's a great way of meeting the other parents.

My 9 1/2 week old breastfed baby has been screaming as soon as I sit him up after a feed. He screams and screams and arches his back until he burps and then brings up mucousy milk. Even after burping he still screams and only stops after this mucousy milk comes up and then he sounds so relieved. It is so distressing for both me and him and it breaks my heart when it happens. It doesn't matter if he's fed for 5 minutes on one side or if its 20 minutes - it doesn't make a difference. It's been going on for the last 2 or 3 weeks. He is on Zantac for possible reflux. Is it the reflux that is causing this pain? Wind? or something else. Has anyone else been through this? Thanks

Hi Jade, I just purchased a Unimom Allegro Electric Breast Pump and it's fantastic.

I'm not really concerned or embarrassed by people seeing my breasts. My issue is other people's possible negative reactions to it. Even my family (parents) are uncomfortable with me doing it without a cover. That said, when people are visiting me at home, I get them out without a cover. I don't care what people think when I'm at home.

Well, I'm up to 1900 but I reckon 1850 of those are from me looking at my own profile

Hi Chalys, I often read your posts and I spin out at how similar your experiences are to mine!! Anyway - Yes, I feel the same way. I wish I could confidently and quickly attach my DS in public. I watch my friends do it and they make it look so easy. I still feel the need to cup my breast to guide the nipple in his mouth and it takes me a while to get it right. I first tried covering myself with a wrap but in order to do that, I had to put the wrap over my head to to completely hide myself until he attached. Not only did I look absolutely ridiculous (I was watching DS playing soccer on the sidelines at the time) but it was tremendously awkward - not to mention messing up my hair! I then bought a cover which is a LOT easier. It's kind of like an apron. It goes around my neck and gapes in front so I can easily see what is going on. I still wish I didn't have to use that though. Another funny experience I had was when I was BF my baby in the carpark of DS school. I was in the fro...