Originally Posted by mommy2girlies
i'd also suggest keeping a glass of water next to you when you nurse. it was always when i got all settled to nurse and as my dd's started to nurse i got intensely thirsty. its your body's way of keeping you hydrated.
amy, that was great advice! i second that! somedays i felt like i nursed ALL day. i couldn't imagine not feeding my baby when she was hungry. there was a lady in my playgroup that had a newborn and he started to cry and i said "oh he must be hungry" and she said "its not 1 o'clock yet" i was like are you kidding!!! she was reading some babywise book. whatever that is...
Good advice too Kelly!
I also suggest it, but more like keeping a GALLON of water next to you, I forgot all about that- been a while-so true though!
Your story reminds me of a time about a year after our dd was born. We were at a friends house and they just had a baby. We were bringing them dinner and company etc, I think they needed some normalacy. They 3 week old baby was howling and he had his face turned to the side like he was "routing" for mama in his bouncy. She said "oh hes fussy" I said- "hes hungry, did you want me to bring him to you?"
She said "No he won't be ready for at least another hour."
The look my dh gave me almost burned a hole in the wall behind me.
He could not believe she had actually said much less did that!