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post #21 of 30
Ian too!
post #22 of 30
Kienan must have been reading over my shoulder because he started that last night too!!!

tara
post #23 of 30
What a great thread for celebrating our ability to nourish our children! I remember very early on, my grandparents telling me again and again that formula was better and I was doing Cleo a disservice and she wasn't going to thrive, and even my supportive parents looking concerned that we weren't offering any formula and leaving the room every time I nursed.

Now they all agree that they have never seen such a happy, healthy, utterly thriving child, and it feels like such an accomplishment! When I see the little fat wrinkles on her wrists and think that she's had nothing but what I produce, it just amazes me. Three cheers for breastfeeding!!!
post #24 of 30
I truly had no idea that was sooo common. My other boys never did it!
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
I'm so glad this thread took off- I'm loving it!

It's actually really helpful to read that super committed bf-ers can have so much "trouble", even the 2nd+ time around.

UrsulaRose- WOW! Thanks so much for sharing with us... I had no idea. Way to go!!! Have you had good support from your DH & others?

Magpie, I can't believe you didn't have support from your family before- but so glad they turned around : Did you have support from your DH?
post #26 of 30
magpiedee: I know what you mean, my mil was always wanting me to suppliment or give water ("She is THIRSTY!"), start food early but my little lady has the rolliest thighs and wrists that she can't deny she isn't starving to death from bf only. I love it!
post #27 of 30
I had a difficult time starting with my first baby. Never supply issues, but I made tons of milk. The first couple of months, I went around with towel shoved in my shirt and didn't leave the house. I leaked constantly. I had yeasty cracking and painful nipples. I was so surprised! I don't think people really warn you how HARD it is! I kept thinking that I was such a committed bf'er, but someone who was on the fence would have given up long ago.

With ds, it has been easy, however. I was ready for more of the same (and dreading it as well), but he has really been easy. No nipple issues, etc. Although I think it probably helps that dd is still nursing too. I think that has made all the difference!

I love when he is nursing (especially when I have just gotten home from work) and he unlatches and just looks up at me and grins and laughs! As if to say "I am so glad you are home and you are mine!"
post #28 of 30
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I love when he is nursing (especially when I have just gotten home from work) and he unlatches and just looks up at me and grins and laughs! As if to say "I am so glad you are home and you are mine!"
You're so darned lucky. After nursing 3 boys, and tandem nursing for 2 years, I've never once had them look at me or act like I'm anything more than a human milk vending machine, except they act like rotten teenagers with attitudes who forgot their change for the machine , they just demand it, and that's that. I think I got a "thank you, mama" once when Ryan was almost 3, but that's about it! They saves their smiles for solid food...at least I get lots of compliments there, which I guess is saying something for 3 & 4 year olds!
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by magpiedee View Post
What a great thread for celebrating our ability to nourish our children! I remember very early on, my grandparents telling me again and again that formula was better and I was doing Cleo a disservice and she wasn't going to thrive, and even my supportive parents looking concerned that we weren't offering any formula and leaving the room every time I nursed.

Now they all agree that they have never seen such a happy, healthy, utterly thriving child, and it feels like such an accomplishment! When I see the little fat wrinkles on her wrists and think that she's had nothing but what I produce, it just amazes me. Three cheers for breastfeeding!!!
My MIL was the same way. Really shocked that I was going to bf and then DOUBLE shocked that I wanted to do it for....gasp....2 WHOLE YEARS! But, every time she saw ds1 (and now ds2) she realizes how much better it has been (vs dh when on formula) and tells me how glad she is that I bf.
post #30 of 30
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My MIL was the same way. Really shocked that I was going to bf and then DOUBLE shocked that I wanted to do it for....gasp....2 WHOLE YEARS! But, every time she saw ds1 (and now ds2) she realizes how much better it has been (vs dh when on formula) and tells me how glad she is that I bf.
Aaaaawe

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Originally Posted by Sailmom View Post
I love when he is nursing (especially when I have just gotten home from work) and he unlatches and just looks up at me and grins and laughs! As if to say "I am so glad you are home and you are mine!"
yes, Erin does this too- it's just the best! I also love it when she sighs or moans while she's nursing... as if she's unwinding from a stressful day or something

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I've never once had them look at me or act like I'm anything more than a human milk vending machine
: That's hysterical! What a great description!!!
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