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#1 of 10 Old 04-06-2006, 10:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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how do you do it?

We normally eat as a family, but since Ellie came I'm nursing through dinner or she is screaming. She hates to be put down.

DH will hold her while I cook, but we can't put her down for our meals.

I can't stand to hear her cry.

Advice?
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The same here. I nurse her at table and eat one handed. Dh will hold her for the 2 mins she dozes off between breasts and I eat like a mad woman.
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During the early weeks of my dd's life, dh would hold dd while I cooked, then he'd eat while I nursed and then I would eat while he held her. We all sat on the couch so we were together, just not at the same time. It gets easier!

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Sling? Estella is the same. She will tolerate brief moments in the bouncy chair though. She also doesn't mind being layed accross my lap while I eat.
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I wait to eat until he's sleeping. I haven't been eating with DH, but at least that way I get a warm meal!

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My husband does the cooking while I hold the baby. He brings me the plate and I eat standing up at the counter with baby in the sling, or in my recliner using the coffee table. Its not as good as a family dinner around the table, but at least its a cooperative effort! Its easier for us though with just the three of us...with older kids it must be mroe complicated.
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dorothy sits on my lap facing forward so she's stable (my boobs work like those head support things!) and i eat with both hands. last night i dribbled fajita juice on her head, though.

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dorothy sits on my lap facing forward so she's stable (my boobs work like those head support things!)
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If Maria simply MUST be nursed during supper, I try one of two things:
1) If supper is eatable one-handed, I'll nurse her at the table. (She doesn't like nursing in the sling yet.)
2) If nursing at the table is too difficult, I have DH make me a plate and bring it to me in the living room.

I must say, I wish my boobs were big enough to provide head support. How handy that must be!

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--It's a combination of you get used to it/ it gets easier/ you get more flexible about what a family meal is.

I've nursed all my kids at the dinner table (breakfast table, lunch table)---apparently they know that everyone is eating so they want to also.

Dh just cuts my food so I can manage one handed--he's already cutting it for dd and ds.
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