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post #21 of 33
Yeah, I second all of that... people always have something to say. My kids have been all over the scale. ds is also mostly a one side nurser....
post #22 of 33
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WWW-- this is what I think of that:  eyesroll.gif

 

I've been getting "praise" from my family that Miss L is "not fat."  I mean, what if she was?  I'd be thrilled no matter what as long as there was nothing alarming about her weight gain or lack thereof-- that is, the progression rather than the number or the way she looks.  It's like when she's praised for being "such a good baby," it sets me on edge, because she has her moods and developmental phases like anyone, and the next time she sees them, she could be a "bad baby," so what then?

post #23 of 33
People just have to say something about babies, the same way they had to say something about our pregnant bellies. And for some reason they can't just leave it at "you look great!".
post #24 of 33
It's strangely comforting to know I'm not the only one! My babe has always been a healthy weight, with no dips in percentiles to cause alarm. She looks petite, but is about average.

I do hate that her size is tied to my nursing relationship with her; the block nursing is what works for us, both because of my heavy let down and because LO preferred it that way early on. There's nothing wrong with it that I can see! She seems full and satisfied, perhaps sometimes eating more frequently than others think fitting her age (every 2 hours sometimes, now closer to every 3). My MIL thinks she needs to "snack" less and eat on both breasts to fill up- but that just doesn't work for us bc it upsets baby's belly! So yeah- we're stuck hearing that "she's probably hungry" every time baby fusses, even when she's clearly not hungry. Good thing we live far away! (Though then it's "are you STILL only feeding her on one side at a time?!" when we talk on the phone. Ha.)
post #25 of 33
WWW - is it your mom who is a LLL leader? Someone from our ddc had a LLL mom....

Oh, but now I see it's your mil who is hung up on the block feeding. So funny, and annoying I'm sure.

Just got done with Freya's 6 month checkup and she's 15lb1oz. smile.gif
Gotta go look up her brothers' stats to see where they were at this age. I think she's right in between them.
post #26 of 33
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WWW - is it your mom who is a LLL leader? Someone from our ddc had a LLL mom....

Oh, but now I see it's your mil who is hung up on the block feeding. So funny, and annoying I'm sure.

Just got done with Freya's 6 month checkup and she's 15lb1oz. smile.gif
Gotta go look up her brothers' stats to see where they were at this age. I think she's right in between them.

i think it's iamkateiam whose mama is a lactation consultant. 

post #27 of 33

buko that's super upsetting and sexist-- I bet if your daughter was a boy you'd get "needs fatting up comments". So odd. 

 

Lou (at 5.5 months) is now 18 lbs and 28". I thought he was gonna be high up on the weight charts but nope he's average, but he's super tall! So funny. And he only nurses on one side, too. I think my older two didn't start nursing on both sides until they were older and more active. 

post #28 of 33
Yes, I was going to add that when milk supplt evens out and baby is moving is when I go to both breast nursing.... although, at night ds can nurse over and over on both breasts at the same sitting....
post #29 of 33
Hmm. I hadn't given thought to switching up our nursing pattern as she gets older. Obviously it makes sense!
post #30 of 33

You know what's odd, I am looking for more 12 month size stuff for my 4 month old here and all the styles are of course for little ones who can walk. All of a sudden I can't find footie sleepers in that size (maybe a safety thing?) and all the clothes are becoming much more mature looking or are heavily sports themed. I don't mind that he's a big boy but I just am not ready to dress him like a toddler just yet.

post #31 of 33

typebug, I noticed that too! I forget which brand, either children's place or Carters, but their sleepers went up to 9 month in cute puppy dogs and whales and dolphins, then BAM the 12 months stuff was all dinosaurs and sharks and racing cars.

 

We had to switch car seats this week, from the baby bucket to the britax :\ He outgrew the length and was just getting too heavy to cart around in the bucket. It's a bit challenging though, he's not quite steady enough to sit up in a shopping cart, or a high chair at restaurants for long so it was nice to have a built in seat that went everywhere with us. 

post #32 of 33
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typebug, I noticed that too! I forget which brand, either children's place or Carters, but their sleepers went up to 9 month in cute puppy dogs and whales and dolphins, then BAM the 12 months stuff was all dinosaurs and sharks and racing cars.

We had to switch car seats this week, from the baby bucket to the britax :\ He outgrew the length and was just getting too heavy to cart around in the bucket. It's a bit challenging though, he's not quite steady enough to sit up in a shopping cart, or a high chair at restaurants for long so it was nice to have a built in seat that went everywhere with us. 

Oh good, I'm not the only one sadly looking for the next size up in the Carters sleepers.

I had to ditch the Graco carseat/stroller combo three weeks ago because I couldn't lift the carseat out of the car anymore. A Bugaboo Frog stroller came as a gift to replace our previous setup but it's a much larger thing to bring into restaurants. I'm switching between that and the Ergo. Now we're realizing his carseat only goes to 22lbs so that'll get replaced next. All these things I assumed were for the first year are all finished!
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by waywornwanderer View Post

Hmm. I hadn't given thought to switching up our nursing pattern as she gets older. Obviously it makes sense!


You know, I have basically always block fed (one side per feeding, at least) bc of some oversupply/OALD.  And this conversation just turned on a little lightbulb for me...  I was lurking in the Toddler forum (old posts) and saw something about how their 2 yo would say "This side finished, other side now!"  And it occurred to me that Miss L has been nursing super frequently the past couple of days-- I thought it was a growth spurt, but maybe I need to start nursing her from both sides?

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