no its not the most convienient, but get used to it! (LOL) kids aren't convienent!
Raising kids today you have so many more enlightened choices than our parents did even. They did what their mom did, and the neighbors did. what the pediatrician said with little thought or research. they were the experts, kwim?
do what you feel is right for yourself, your family and your baby!
Take your time on your trip, don't get fretting about how many miles you have in x hours! and always wait for a burp!
P.S. you are in the right place for support and belief in those choices!
My dear grandmother tried to breastfeed, but did it on a schedule, because that was the new thing in the 1930s. She didn't have enough milk as a result. That's the economics of breastfeeding for you. You've got to meet the demand to build up your supply!
anyway, is it bad that your baby is growing and thriving? I thought that was the point!
Divorced mom of one awesome boy born 2-3-2003.
Tell your mother that when she's in a nursing home and can't talk, you'll be happy to feed her on a strict schedule, no matter whether she's hungry sooner or not!
OK, maybe that's a little harsh, but that's me.
Keep up the good work and your confidence - you're doing a great job!
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Scheduling babies feeds, sleep training (in a crib, in another room), letting them cry, worries about spoiling, only picking up to feed and change them, were products of a theory called eugenics, popular in the early part of the 20th century. This led to the idea of the Ubermensch and the Nazi revolution. Then add in that many parents who practiced these techniques smoked like chimneys and drank like fishes!
Al these ideas may look good on paper, but are created by men, who are not known for their nurturing qualities. They like to "fix" things. But if it ain't broke, don't fix it, I say. KWIM?
These techniques go against our nature, lead to artificial feeding (or failure to thrive), and kids and parents alienated from each other. Not good.
It is normal for you to be surprised by this.
If you schedule your feedings your baby will lose weight and you will lose your milk, whether she weighs 14 pounds or not.
It is normal for older relatives to criticize you. As hard as breastfeeding is these days, as difficult as it is to find accurate information and educated support, it was EVEN HARDER in the past and your mom is simply passing on the BAD information she got when she was a new mom.
Here is an excellent article about what NOT to do, repeat, what NOT!!!!!!!!!!! to do:
"How to Make Breastfeeding Difficult"
Of course Lincoln still would nurse every couple hours if I let him.
I don't remember with Miles at that age, it was in the middle of moving here and quickly running out of money for hotels while trying to find an apartment.
But Miles weighed 12 lbs at 2 weeks and would guess close to 20 lbs. at 2 months. I think he has turned out well so far! In fact he has been having a hard time keeping his pants on lately, they just fall off he has gotten so skinny
When are you going to be gone? I think we are going to be gone almost all of june, flying to kansas and then driving to idaho.
Sometimes I really want to kick my dh in the head, but last night he proved that he really can be wonderful . I was telling him about the comments my mom and his mom had said about my bf'ing and how worried I was about driving home and he said to tell them all to go to hell because obviously I'm doing something right --amazing since he's a big time mama's boy. He also said he would buy me a plane ticket and fly me and Ella home and drive the boys by himself. Of course his mother said that was a bad idea because we would surely catch SARS and die:
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