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post #101 of 111
Welcome livsmom!


Re: Nursing.
We are nursing tons still, but not often in public. I prefer to have a quiet private place to nurse Akasha because she nurses like a squirrel monkey or something. But of course I'll still nip if she really needs it. We do most of our nursing between the hours of 4-7am in the family bed. I want to nurse to some extent throughout our stay in China next summer, for her immune health, etc. But I can also see that if Akasha night weans she may wean completely. We really only nurse 3-4x during daylight hours.
I heart our big cuddly family bed.
post #102 of 111
Thank you all for welcoming me!

In regards to nursing, I am very sad to say that my milk supply began decreasing when dd was only 4mo. I tried several kinds of herbs, pumping every hour, letting dd suck for extended period, etc. to no avail. DD would get extremely frustrated as well because my let-down took a long time. When I started working (dd was 5.5mo), I would pump every two hours (4x per day) and get no more than 4-5 oz. of milk. The supply kept gradually decreasing until it was completely gone when she was 7mo. So now she drinks goat's milk, which was recommended by a naturopathic doctor for it's similarities to human milk, and we supplement her with DHA from fish oils. I also always give her milk in a bottle (to many people's dismay, because she does drink out of a cup) and snuggle with her while she drinks it. I wish more than anything that I was still breastfeeding!

About Daycare: DD has been with the same provider since she was 5.5mo and has just started crying when I drop off now and then. She seems to only cry on days when she's tired or something else is bothering her. It is always heart-breaking to walk away from your crying babe but as long as I know she is in excellent care, I can usually let it go once I'm at work. Most days I hand her over and she happily waves and says "Buh-bye!" so that helps, too. I don't think it will ever feel like someone else takes better care of our babes than we do ourselves, so it's always hard to leave.

How are meal times going for you? DD is throwing lots of food on the ground lately and also likes to chew her food up and then spit it out. I'm not really sure if I should be doing anything about it, so we've sort of just ignored it or gently said no. Recently, if there is still food on the ground when she gets down from her chair, she will help pick it up! It's so funny!

Ok...this is much longer than I anticipated! Sorry for such a long post!
post #103 of 111
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How are meal times going for you? DD is throwing lots of food on the ground lately and also likes to chew her food up and then spit it out. I'm not really sure if I should be doing anything about it, so we've sort of just ignored it or gently said no. Recently, if there is still food on the ground when she gets down from her chair, she will help pick it up! It's so funny!
DS throws food too, but usually when he is about done and getting bored. I just try to stay on top of it or I will have a big mess on my hands! The 1st time he does it, I tell him that we don't throw our food. If he's not done eating he will stop and continue to eat. If he is done, he will keep throwing food- at that point we take his plate away and clean him up to get down. Pretty much the only time he does throw food is if he is done eating.
post #104 of 111
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DS throws food too, but usually when he is about done and getting bored. I just try to stay on top of it or I will have a big mess on my hands! The 1st time he does it, I tell him that we don't throw our food. If he's not done eating he will stop and continue to eat. If he is done, he will keep throwing food- at that point we take his plate away and clean him up to get down. Pretty much the only time he does throw food is if he is done eating.
Same with Sebastian.
post #105 of 111
Kash is real into having art time with her food.
post #106 of 111
So is Kayleigh. I have caught her on more than one occassion emptying out the salt shaker and drawing pictures in the salt on the table.
post #107 of 111
oliver is throwing most of his food these days. he is also into taking a bite of food, throwing the rest down and then screaming for more. lather, rinse, repeat. its frustrating and he's not actually eating much. i don't know that theres much i can really do about it though.

as for nursing, i am so so so ready to be done with it. i don't mind nursing to sleep or right after sleep, but the nursing all day long is really getting old for me. everytime i leave his side for even 10 minutes and then come back he demands to nurse. very frustrating. DH wants to start the weaning process for this reason, but i'm not quite sure how to go about that. he's obviously not ready.
post #108 of 111
oh my! Is anyone here watching the news?
post #109 of 111
Kermit clears off his high chair tray completely when he finishes eating. So I really have to pay attention to him We still nurse everywhere he wants, but like others have said, he doesn't ask to nurse when we're out that often. That's fine with me because he likes to shove my shirt up so he can get his hands on both boobs while he nurses. Makes it difficult to be discreet. He still nurses lots at home. He's been biting quite a bit lately. He bites when he's being silly or affectionate, so I don't really "discipline" him for it, I just try not to make a big deal about it.
post #110 of 111
Well, I guess I'll answer my own question re: nursing.

We are still nursing nursing nursing. I didn't nurse DS this long, and I keep waiting for DH to make little crappy comments like he did last time. Although, I feel differently this time - so I'm not as easily swayed. Anyway - that's another ranty post. We nurse 4-6 times daily. We are gently trying to night wean. Its been a hard couple of months for me with DH out of town 5-6 days a week every week - so we've decided to cut down night nursing to try to make the relationship more enjoyable for me. I am not sure where I stand on CLW - but I do know that I don't want to resent our nursing relationship. And with all the night waking at 16 months, I was sure starting to feel some resentment.

Things are going well with night weaning though - last night was night #2 that we didn't nurse and so far, she hasn't come apart at the seams. DH is now home - (he didn't graduate from the Fire Academy) and he's helping.

Throwing Food
It must be age related - because MY MY MY - Emma is hard to clean up after. We take away her food after throw #2 though. She only throws when she's done or mad. She gets mad, for example, if I'm drinking lemonade and won't get her some, and give her water - she'll throw the water cup. Geez - she's a live wire!:
post #111 of 111
I started an October thread.
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