Congratulations - I'm so happy for you all ! Got a bit teary reading your posts actually. Massive massive cuddles xx
I'm so excited for you and love to hear the stories from the baby. I've watched Louise breast feed three babies, so I know what kind of struggles you are going through, but I'm very happy for you and your baby that you're doing it! Humuhumu sounds like Aiden who could have stayed latched on 24 hours a day ... all babies are different. I can remember literally laughing when Maya would POP off the boob when she was done. We had no idea babies could do that! Enjoy your nursing relationship ... it's a special one!
(Gets on small soap box) Don't let anyone tell you when to stop breast feeding. Listen to your body and your baby. All of ours breast fed until at least age 2, and I believe they are the better for that relationship with their momma. (Meekly steps off soap box)
Hugs to all of you!
Humuhumu pops off too! Not every time - sometimes she falls asleep so she just sort of falls off, but if she's still awake she rears back and goes POING. Very funny. :)
Thank you for the supportive words, and hugs to you and yours too!
Good stuff! It took Thomas weeks to stop hating nappy changes, but now lying half naked on the changing table is his happiest place. He's till not so keen on getting one back on again though.
Also, for sore/cracked/bleeding nipples, Lansinoh is th business, and expressing if necessary to let them heal for a couple of days.
I'm glad to hear the nappy changes get less screamy. I use them to wake her up when she's hungry but being a bit lazy, which feels cruel, but it works. Poor little one.
Yes, Lansinoh is pretty much the only thing that's allowed me to persevere with breastfeeding while my nipples healed. Otherwise I think I'd have given up by now. I'm going to start expressing this weekend so I can have some milk saved up. That way the bloke can give her a bottle occasionally so I can have a rest, and he can share in the feeding/bonding time.
It's probably worth giving her a bottle of expressed/formula now and again even when you're all healed, so she keeps in the habit of it - Thomas was fine with it in the first two weeks, then he didn't have a bottle again until about 10 weeks and wouldn't take it, which is the continuing situation - bit of a nuisance for me, if I ever want to go out for more than four or five hours.
Thanks for the play by play! and glad all is well!
Thank you! Yes, we're having a good day so far today, partly because I was allowed to sleep for a solid four hours last night. It's not every night that I get to!
It all sounds fairly familiar, TBH... (-:
Yes, in the same way that all newborns look pretty Churchillian, so are the challenges new parents must overcome. :D
thank you for posting such a lovely entry [and video]. i hope all is going well and that you're settling into things. thinking of you. :)
We're learning. She's had more to learn than I have, given that she's had to master breathing air and feeding through her mouth, which has got to be a bit of a shock after nine months of swanning about in the womb!
you make a very good point. :) it must be an easy life, being a foetus.
i love that you've replied to all the comments in this thread. you are lovely. :)
I would love to hear Telstar's diary...
Day 0, Where are they? The peace and quiet is lovely but it is cold and I want fresher food.
Day 1, a noisy thing arrived and there is no warm bumpy cushion on female slave anymore.
Day 2, It's still here and it is louder. There is a smell.
Day 3, It's a kitten, a bald kitten and it does not know how to clean itself yet. *sigh* I went over to teach it but the slave had cleaned it. May have to remind her of her priorities. However have noticed the house is warmer since they brought it home.
Day 4, a few hours peace as they went out.
I think you've nailed it! The only thing missing is "Brought the bald kitten a tasty fresh mouse. Bald kitten is very stupid and doesn't understand how to eviscerate it. I despair."
Congratulations! She is adorable.
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Thank you! I think so too, but I'm pretty obviously biased. ;)
just want to say you're doing great. Breastfeeding is something that you think should come naturally and easily but it's not so for everyone. You're describing here problems we had (except the weight loss). If you're still struggling best thing is to find a breastfeeding cafe. But seems you are on top of it now. The marathon feeding is very normal too during growth spurts but will go back to normal so do not despair.