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I didn't breast feed, yes, I am a horrible mother, but I figured my kids would starve if I tried. But I remember when my kids got their front teeth and the damage they did to the nipples on their bottles, I don't remember what age that was since it's been 17 +/- years, that was enough to make me glad I was such a horrible mother.

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Originally Posted by Robin
Undefined?
It's just zero, isn't it?

but the partial derivative in a single-variable equation is confusing use of symbols.

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Originally Posted by TomAz
It's just zero, isn't it?

but the partial derivative in a single-variable equation is confusing use of symbols.
But if x=0, that means the denominator would equal 0.
Anything divided by 0 is undefined.

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noooooooooooo this is calculus. all sorts of magic can happen in calculus.

and d/dx is not division. it's a derivative.

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I thought is was "a."
I haven't taken calculus in over 10 years.
Fuck that shit.

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It's a (lower case) delta, which is used in partial derivatives (as opposed to a plain old d/dx used in calculus 101 derivatives).

d/dx sin (ax+b) = a cos (ax+b) [I had to look that up, I didn't remember it and didn't feel like trying to derive it]

at x=0, this become a cos b.

cos (-pi/2) is zero.

so the whole thing is zero.

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TomAZ has just given me nightmares for many nights to come. Thank you, Tom.

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All that calculus went straight over my head.
I guess I didn't retain anything.

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Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein
That is a fucking huge 3-year old.
there's a 3 year old in the picture?

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Originally Posted by amyzzz
Uh no. Most doctors agree it should stop at about age 1. I personally did it as long as I could, but my milk did not last that long.
doctors. always right.

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There's not much nutritional value after that time.

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Izzy only breastfed for 3 months. I really did not enjoy it at all. It made me feel trapped and extremely anxious.

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i wanna breast feed...pregnant women turn me on.

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That's too bad, gunz. I found it to be an extremely rewarding and bonding experience.

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Most women do. I, on the other hand, did not.

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Originally Posted by JustSteve
there's a 3 year old in the picture?
kid turns 4 next month.

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Originally Posted by algunz
Most women do. I, on the other hand, did not.
It took me a while to get to that point, and of course there were many downsides, so I can understand not liking it. Painful hard as rock boobs and milk leakage were among those downsides.

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I didn't like being confined. I would get so anxious and for absolutely no reason would get these overwhelming urges to just stand up and leave.

I also had a hard time with the seeming desexualizing of my breasts and of me. I did enjoy that when my boobs would get filled up they looked soooooo huge, but my husband and I couldn't enjoy them because they would fucking hurt soooooo bad. And that pump . . . OMG, pumping just totally sucked.

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I breastfed the twins until they were 16 mos, and my youngest until she was 14 mos. Yeah, at that point it is just a comfort thing to get them to go to sleep at night, and the decision to stop is fairly easy, especially if you want your old body back. I enjoyed breastfeeding. The idea of the extra work involved in bottle feeding (making formula, sterilizing bottles, etc.) was a no-go for me; I had enough work to do already.

Breastfeeding until the kid is a toddler or beyond(!) is mighty strange and uncomfortable to me, but I've known a few who've done it. *shrugs*

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algunz, the feeling of being trapped or confined when you have a newborn/young infant is normal, whether you breastfeed or not. In the beginnning, breastfeeding the twins, I didn't even feel human at times, more like a perpetual milk machine. It can be very disheartening. It takes a lot of perseverance to get through that. And you know, things get better, smoother, easier, as they get older and fall into a routine. Those early days are always the roughest. I think it helps to have someone in your life who can offer pointers, too. My mom was a huge help.

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I remember that at least 6 months after I stopped breastfeeding, my friend had a baby and when she would breastfeed in front of me I would start lactating again. It happened several times and was quite amusing.

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Doesn't seem to affect his kid

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I totally understand HtD, but it was just not my gig.

I didn't enjoy being pregnant nor giving birth either. I love being a mother, but it would take a huge oversight on my part to consider being pregnant again.

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Who enjoys giving birth?

No one.

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breastfeeding and calculus on the same page. I'm feeling all tingly.

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Hahaha, they are out there.

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Jacob reported to me that the head lawyer at GoDaddy got fired. The rumor is it was for the mishandling of GoDaddy's position on SOPA, which apparently cost them a lot of business. Stupid lawyers.

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I actually didn't mind being pregnant or giving birth, my hips were apparently made for birthing babies (my doctors words), so it was super easy. I was also thinner when I was pregnant than I was in high school due to all the puking. It was the being a mom part I had a hard time with. I feel like I was horrible at it.

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So this 6 year old kid in Denver was suspended for singing the chorus for LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It" in line for lunch. School says it was "sexual harassment"...
He's also a special needs kid.
Oh lawd...

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