Try and Try Again
As National Breastfeeding Month comes to end, I have learned that SUPPORT is one of my main reasons women continue to breastfeed. I read on the United States Breastfeeding Committee’s website, “Within the first two days, nearly one-quarter of breastfed babies have already been given formula, and by six months, less than half of babies are breastfeeding at all.” So make sure your doctor knows you are going to try breastfeeding and don’t hesitate to ask for help! The professionals have seen and heard everything, so go ahead and ask for help. I literally had a lactation nurse AND my husband’s hands on my breasts while Bryce tried feeding for the first several times to help me out! And yes at first it felt weird, but then my milk came in and it became easier and easier, and soon became like 2nd nature. So my biggest advice is don’t quit at first – try and try again. It’s one of life’s win-win situations as baby gets the best nutrients for him/her and you save money and loose weight haha!
I have to share this picture that was sent to me when I asked you to share the weirdest scenario you found yourself in feeding or pumping. Again, SUPPORT is a great example of this picture as she shared with me her friends had to help her pump while at a KISS concert! Now this is truly a rock star chic.
Even after 7 months of breastfeeding there are 2 things I still need to work on. I have to drink more water and pump more thru the day as I have started going every 6 hours now with work so we have been using more formula. Bryce is also eating baby food. We want to try making most of our own – do you have any tips? Please comment with your helpful suggestions! And how crazy is this – our pediatrician says now studies are showing babies should be eating fish and peanut butter earlier as opposed to all those years they warned everyone with babies to stay away. I can’t wait to try giving Bryce peanut butter in his oatmeal next month, hopefully no trips to the ER due to allergic reactions!
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During my third pregnancy I told my husband the only thing we NEEDED for the new baby was a baby bullet so I could make my own baby food. I spent several late nights watching the very convincing infomercial.
That was two years ago. It’s still in the box.
We moved from Honolulu to San Diego when baby #3 was 7 months old, and had exclusively breast fed up to that point. Then, we proceeded to live in hotels and friends’ spare bedrooms for three months until we finally closed on our house. In that transition period we decided to opt for baby led weaning, and our daughter just ate what we ate and fed herself. It made our lives a lot easier in that very stressful and kitchen-limited time frame.
I am due with #4 in October. I am still not sure if we will break out the baby bullet or just do BLW again, but I will be interested in the suggestions from others should I finally attempt to make my own baby food.
I know all of my kids have had eggs and peanut butter before their first birthdays. So far, thankfully, we have had zero allergy issues.
We keep an epi-pen in the kitchen and in the diaper bag at all times, just in case. I would suggest having one handy when introducing new foods, because you never know!
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