Let's talk about breastfeeding! - Page 8
I still haven't been able to get her to latch well side lying. It's such an unnatural position for me, but I'm really looking forward to getting that working, too. It doesn't bother me to have to wake up often to feed her if I can sleep through it!
rainydaycraft-- have you tried the breast pads made for overnight?? I was having that issue too with leaking at night once baby started sleeping a 4 hour stretch~ and when i nurse one side the other side just flows lke a fountain.... Bamboobies overnight pads are amazing-- they have a waterproof outer side and they're huge (almost the size of my boob) so I don't wake up all wet.
I freaking love breastfeeding. It's so fun. My baby is so good at it. I We were having issues in the beginning when she would get so hungry she'd be crying and couldn't get a good latch, I told her she was so good at it while she was learning and now shes a professional...almost 3.5 pounds in 6 weeks!!
I went back to work...I now work three 12 hour shifts a week at the psych ward. My employers have been very supportive of me pumping whenever I need. I have been pumping more than he needs and I love that! It's so odd to me that he only eats every 3 hours for my sister/husband on those days because we still nurse every 2 hours at least.
Here is my sleepy nursing boy!
Breastfeeding is going great here too. I've been on the elimination diet for 3 weeks or so, but haven't noticed a difference in the gas/fussiness. She still has those bad evenings where she will cry for 2-3 hours, but they're getting farther apart. She's having more "happy time" these days.
I'm actually able to place her in the bouncy seat for me to take a shower! This is huge for us, because she normally won't let me put her down. Small victories!