-- I don't know if this is relevant to you, but I resumed fertility treatments when DS was 15 mos, still nursing. No issues whatsoever. One of the doctors sort of frowned at me, but it never affected my supply or anything. Getting pregnant affected my supply though, and I weaned DS shortly thereafter. One thing about Israelis, they are very gung-ho about makin' babies. jul11riv
, I don't cover up while nursing either, and it annoys me that I'm expected to do so here. It's just not comfortable for me, I like to be able to see my children's faces while they're nursing, make eye contact, communicate visually... Especially when they're very young, it's really necessary for me to see them eat in order to make it as mutually comfortable as possible.
It's just one more thing, one more roadblock that makes nursing difficult for women, one more reason to ditch it earlier on rather than later, yk? I totally had this argument with my SIL, with me saying that BFing is totally unsupported here, and her going, what are you talking about, all you ever hear here is "breast is best." And me saying, yes, it's the worst of both worlds, because women know intellectually that there is good reason to BF but in practice, on the ground, it's not supported at all, from anti-rooming-in OBs and hospitals to this assumption that you HAVE to cover up in order to nurse, which works for some, but for others is just too hard...
FWIW, I feel a little less emphatic about this than I did once, in the sense that I don't want to make people unnecessarily uncomfortable, and will avoid it if reasonably possible. But for me, actually covering my child's head with a blanket falls outside of "reasonable," yk? I need to be able to see my kid in order to nurse properly.merpk
, what field is your DH in? Patent law is in such high demand, and pays much better than tech writing, I believe, in most cases. Why was DH not interested at first?Question
: Anyone know where to get plain, decent quality, solid-color t-shirts for babies / toddlers / kids? Like, the kind of stuff you'd get at American Apparel, but maybe not as quality / spendy...?