I'm back! An update on me

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I'm back! An update on me

Postby Punchy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:05 am

Hi guys!

Hopefully some of you remember me, it has been a while since I've posted other than a few quick things.

I didn't intend to turn my back on TIMS, but I have had my back turned on MS for a while. It's been a good vacation. :)

This has been my focus:

Henry John, born October 10th.
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Not a single symptom since his birth: I'm able to get down on the floor to play with him, I carry him around all day, we go for long walks with the stroller... Heaven. :D I know it's likely only temporary, so I enjoy every minute.

I've been breastfeeding up until now, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it will last much longer. I have to decide soon how I want to manage my disease from here out. Before pregnancy I did Rebif and hated it.

So much has come up since my hiatus I figured I'd better catch up on new research and treatments.

I hope everyone is well, I look forward to reconnecting.
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Postby cheerleader » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:34 pm

Punchy!
So good to hear from you and to see who's keeping you active and healthy! What a beautiful little boy. Congratulations. My son is a Henry, too...enjoy every moment,
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:41 pm

Oh Punchy I am so thrilled for you!
Delighted to see you back and delighted about your news.

Henry is a beautiful little fella - love the name too.

Enjoy every minute :D it goes way too fast. My son is nearly 2 now and I miss carrying him in the pouch and stuff but I am really enjoying being asked 'mammy what is that' all day long too :lol:

Wondering could you continue to express and discard, just seen some research that suggests breastfeeding provides significant benefits to the MS mother http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseact ... ageid=1936. You could go back on a med but just discard the milk?
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Postby Punchy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:42 pm

Thanks so much, I sure think he's cute. :D

Wonder, my issue is actually with supply. If I could keep it up, I'd continue breastfeeding him as long as possible. I've tried pumping, oatmeal, blessed thistle, and finally domperidone. I am still able to feed him 70% of the time but it seems to be decreasing. :(
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Postby Terry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:34 pm

Congrats, Punchy. He is absolutely adorable!
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:45 pm

great news punchy! congratulations!! what a cutie :)

re: milk flow - are you on any particular multi vit multi min supplement for nursing moms?
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Postby Punchy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:26 pm

Thanks Jimmy!

I am taking Preg Vit, the multi I took while pregnant. I'm also taking another 2000UI of Vit. D and Ferratin (iron)... I think 300mg? I am still anemic from the surgery.
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:36 pm

you're sooo welcome :)

would you be able to get a few levels done? to check on a few things?

i remember those pregvits now that i looked at them once more.. they seem low in terms of standard, NON lactating MS requirements.. would you feel icky about trying two ams and two pms per day for a week?

ps. do you eat plenty of natural food sources of vit e? like wheat germ, sunflower seeds/oil?
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Postby coach » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:24 pm

Congratulations Punchy. He's a cutie. Enjoy. It goes way too fast. Glad to hear you're breastfeeding. Better for Mom and baby. I highly recommend it. If you haven't seen a copy of BreThe Womanly Art of [/i[i]]Breastfeeding you may want to try to get your hands on a copy. My daughter is currently breastfeeding her 5 month old daughter. If a mom is working it can be a hassle sometimes. Just takes patience and commitment. I enjoyed that time with my two.
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