So the past 24 hours have been a huge transition. I'm trying to transition our 2 week old to cloth diapers, and with that, comes the sudden realization on his part that he can suddenly feel when he eliminates. That said, I noticed a pattern. When he's breast feeding wearing a disposable, he ALWAYS eliminates during the first half of the feeding (15-20 minutes), so I change his diaper and continue feeding him. Though lately, he started peeing as soon as, or within the first minute his diaper was off of him, and sometimes even eliminating again as I was cleaning him up. So I figured, "Great! A pattern! I can use this!" And I did, :-D The thing is, I can't get anything out of him holding him in any EC-hold, he likes laying on the changing mat, which is a towel.
The difference is, when he's in a cloth diaper, he'll eliminate randomly throughout the entire feeding session, part 1 and part 2, and constantly pop off my breast because he does NOT like eating in a soiled diaper. And I tried feeding him diaper-less again, because that didn't require me to feed him, change him, feed him, change him, feed him, change him..which stresses him out every time, because the little man has diaper rash(the aloe vera I've been using has REALLY taken down the rash and his discomfort. He went from screaming bloody murder to whimpering.
I had previously tried feeding him with his diaper off about a week ago, and it worked well. He held off for as long as he could, and when he popped off, I rushed him into the bathroom - but all that bouncing around made him eliminate - DOWN my clothes. Ick.
SOOOOO..... just within the past half-hour, I decided to try again. Only I came up with a new method. I put the towel underneath him as I fed him, and waited. He ate, and ate...and finally, around the same time span as when he's breast feeding in a disposable, he eliminated. Bit of poo, and emptied his bladder. So I put his diaper back on(figured he's empty!), and continued feeding him until he was done, and the diaper remained perfectly dry.
Sooo..that's technically a catch, isn't it? :D
Edited by EchoSoul - 4/17/11 at 12:56pm