April 2013 DDC Postpartum Chat Thread - Page 6
Anyone else with one of those newborns who, temperament-wise, could use a 4th trimester in the womb? While I was pregnant, I read The Happiest Baby on the Block, thinking it was interesting but I would most likely not need the info it contained. Well, the past few hours have been very fussy. 2 feedings, time in the Bjorn, swing, diaper change and a bath later...I decided to turn on the Mama Bear, which plays "sounds of the womb" and hold it by his head while I wore him. Seriously, 20 seconds, no more and his head was to my chest, and he is now half-asleep and sucking his hand. Aye aye aye. Anyone else having to go to great lengths to soothe their baby?
Me. All.six of them, too LOL Oh well. Nursing does work everytime and it is a good thing because it is the only trick I got!
It's basically just feeding on one breast for a period of time....like we never use both breasts during a nursing session, I only ever nurse on one side at a time and if they don't empty it completely I will nurse on that same side again the next time. It keeps them from getting primarily foremilk since it is so watery and helps keep from coninuously filling the breasts before the get a chance to empty. Great for managing oversupply.
I do six hour blocks before I switch. This continues until about 18 months or so when I stop leaking and my supply normalizes.
Me too. DH and I make fussy, crabby babies. Every time I hold out hope for a happy, content baby, but it hasn't happened so far. As long as we don't ever have a repeat of our first baby, I'm good, because that first one was HELL. She cried ALL DAY LONG for the first nine months. She slept pretty good at night, thank goodness (of course, who woudln't sleep like a rock after crying all day long). I couldn't go anywhere. No one would babysit- not even my mom. Doctors said it was extended colic. My next 2 were clingy and fussy, but managable... and this one seems to be the same.