Friday, April 27, 2007

Tales from the Underboob

Feeding the baby pretty much consumes much of my day.

I hear others have it easier, that their kids latch on the boob instantly, feed for ten minutes tops, then are satisfied and that's that.

Not my situation.

The breastfeeding continues to be my focus, and I'm alternating trying to feed the baby exclusively from me, pumping breast milk, and preparing bottles of formula when the baby doesn't seem to be satisfied. I don't want to jinx anything, and we're going to the pediatrician's office today for another weight check, but today seems to be slightly better than yesterday.

Baby L came home from the hospital two weeks ago today, which means he's been home twice as long as he was in the hospital. Seems hard to believe.

Found out my rashy itchy legs are not a pregnancy-related thing, but are instead a drug allergy and I just need to wait it out (since the cream I could take for it isn't great for the blood sugars or the baby.)

More later.


Nicole P said...

Tales from the UnderBoob. Awesome.

I'm sorry to hear the breastfeeding is a challenge; but I'm still SO excited for you and your hubby.

Yikes on the rashy-legs. I hate being itchy. Hopefully you won't have to wait to long for the offending med to be out of your sytem.

Shannon said...

Brendon was a marathon eater (45 minutes a pop several times a day) while Jessica a grazer (10-15 minutes several times a day) and Jake was somewhere in between.

No matter what eating style my babes had, breast feeding was hands down the easiest form of feeding.

No bottles to clean, no formula to mix, FREE, could stick em on the boob conveniently from going down to the kitchen to fetch a bottle.

SaraS-P said...

Good luck with it all!


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