He looks all calm, sweet, and innocent here saying “hi” to you all but this kid has a drinking problem. See previous post about sensitive nipples and you should understand why this may be a problem for mommy. I unfortunately did not have any visits from grandma or auntie Stephie today to help distract him so I literally spent the day with him attached to my boob—no joke. He would get fussy and start rooting immediately when I took him off or if he fell asleep and let go himself, he’d startle awake and remember his mission: milk, must obtain milk! Since I had no plans today, I indulged him, mainly because I worried I wouldn’t have the patience to listen to him wail :/ He must be going through a growth spurt. Please pass soon!
So for my readers who are pregnant and “planning” to breast feed I HIGHLY recommend you evaluate your reasoning and make up your mind to give it 110% because although it is a natural process, ask anybody, breast feeding does NOT come naturally. If you go into it saying “eh, I’ll give it a try”, you’ll give up within a week, two tops, guaranteed. I complain about my nipples but I’m comforted by knowing just how good breast milk is for my baby. It also helps to have my hubby so supportive of breast feeding because he’s kept me focused and encouraged me every painful step of the way. All you experienced breast feeders, I’d really love to hear your advice and stories. I was given a book from my mother-in-law from the library called “The better way to breast feed” that is really informative. I highly recommend it.
If only my little peanut would take a binky!! I’ve tried 3 different ones and he sucks at each one ravenously but the minute he realizes there is no milk coming out of it he gives me the dirtiest look like “what, you think I’m an idiot?!” and spits it out and wails. He takes a bottle no problem, what a stinker.
Anyways, I want to send a shout out to my girl Jac for letting me borrow her baby swing! LOVE it when he’s all tanked up and fat & happy because he’ll sit in there all quiet and alert—so cute. I took a pic of him just after he fell asleep in it.
Alrighty, gonna feed this kid and hope he sleeps longer than an hour before wanting to eat again. Night all.