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Well, Carter does not want his pacifyer at all anymore. He wants my breasts! I can't put him down for a nap without laying down with him because he wants to sooth himself to sleep on my breast. He will actually spooo the pacifyer, I think he's trying to see how far he can spit it. This is really great news and I'm so happy he is prefering me, however it poses some different challenges. Such as my other two dd's. I feel bad because they are pretty much on their own for an hour or so, especially when he falls asleep on me. My youngest dd (who has had some issues with the new baby) says things like "you're bf'ing again!" and "I wish I could bf". I think that would be to wierd as she's 5 and I only bf her for a short time. I did say to my dh that I was going to put some in her cereal because she is so tiny and seems to get sicker than everyone else. I was thinking about getting a craft bin together for them for when I am "napping" with their brother. Also, I feel alittle tied down. I'm just not used to it and it's alittle hard to get adjusted. I am going to get a sling, but I'm just a little confused on what to get. The other problem is nights. Carter is so fussy and wants to nurse all night (meaning from 4:30pm - 9:30pm, as he sleeps all night). He's always been fussy and tired, but we had the pacifyer to help us calm him down. This has all happened since I introduced the SNS on Monday. It's a little hard on dh because I know he misses the evening feedings and I have to admit I really miss my yoga classes. Please tell me it gets easier! I held off feeding him until his nap was over, instead I just let him pacify himself with me. His feeding only took a half hour, so as long as he's not tired he will nurse in a decent amount of time.<br><br>
I'm not complaining, I am very happy how we are progressing. I am just not used to it. I'm alway on the go and have been tied down for the past month. I would love some suggestions to help my kids and dh cope a little better. I have already figured that I need some trail mix by the sofa for when he has his 1 1/2 hour nursing/sleeping session. I ended up alittle shaking yesturday afternoon. I need some "nursing" activities for the girls. I have been taking more walks with Carter and the girls, he likes it and it stops the fussiness in the evening. Any other suggestions.<br><br>
Edited to add that I am using the SNS for every feeding. The only time I don't use it is when we are out in public and he needs to nurse. I'm just not ready for the looks when I strap the tubes to my breast. KWIM? He has had a bottle 3 times this week and I will need to give him one this afternoon. Other than that it's been breast all the way.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> You are doing a great job. My ds likes to nurse constantly and never took a pacifier. He is my oldest so I don't have any answers as to what to do with your older children. I just wanted to offer my support. This will help your supply a lot.
 

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Hi there!!!<br><br>
Sounds like you are doing really well!! I remember that time where you litterally do not have any time for yourself or your dh. Its all about the boob. This stage you are in right now I really believe will establish the relationship. Carter knows that you are what is providing is nourishment, not only for his body but his soul too!!<br><br>
Its like this stage is the fourth trimester. He is attached to your body again and really wants to be close, it makes him feel secure!!!<br><br>
I think that my advice about the girls is to get really set up. When you know it is time for the booby nap, get the room ready. Water and snack for you. Have the phone nearby and the tv remote. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> As for the girls have a special activity all set up, like clay or playdoh, painting, scrapbooking, colage making. Be honest with them about what is going on.<br><br>
As you know I only have dd so I really do not know what you going through but the sling will really help.<br><br>
Check out the babywearing forum...maybe post up a poll for everyone to vote their favorites.<br><br>
Child at Heart in Kensington sells a couple varities of slings.<br><br>
Your lactation consultant can help you latch in the sling and then you could go for walks with the girls while Carter sleeps?<br><br>
Take care... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T Have you tried the tea?<br><br>
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Hey, hey! That's awesome! That sounds like a great idea about the craft box for your girls too. I wonder if you younger dd is wanting to nurse only because she wants some of the special attention too, kwim? I understand that it might feel awkward to you, but I bet if you let her do it a couple of times she would lose interest quickly. It sounds like a good idea, though to put some in her cereal. It would make it very sweet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br><br><br>
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Thanks so much. I have been very honest with the girls and they are very comfortable with my bf'ing. They know that I am trying to make more milk and that Carter has to bf for me to do so. We are going to have a family forum tonight and discuss things they can do and what they would like me to do for them. I think I really need to get organized and have snacks and drinks ready for them in the fridge to get themselves, as well as a craft or activity set up in the morning, at the table ready to go.<br><br>
I have tried the tea and it's actually very good. Is there such thing as taking too much? I make a 2L jug at night and have a warm cup when I make it. Then I pretty much drink the rest the next day. It's very tasty and smells so good.<br><br>
I can feel my breasts getting fuller and can actually feel when it's time to nurse without even looking at the clock. I feel alot of pressure in my nipple area. I'm still not pumping alot so I can't wait until my appointment on Monday when we can weight him. He's doing so great. I did'nt need to use the bottle today, the ladies at the chiropractors office set me up in a little room and I was able to use the SNS. It only took him a half hour and I think we're both starting to figure out when he's had enough. He still does'nt like to leave the breast and would probably stay there all day if I let him.<br><br>
I am looking at a sling. I am leaning towards the Maya wrap. I just don't want to spend a lot of money right now.<br><br>
That's the exact reason she wants to try it. She also told us she wishes she was a baby again so we would carry her and push her in a stoller.
 

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That is so sweet!! What a little sweetheart! Such a big adjustment for her..not to be the little one anymore!<br><br>
In regards to the tea...there is definately not such a thing as too much. I am so glad you like it!!<br><br>
Take care and call if you need anything.<br>
Colleen<br><br>
PS <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T I forgot that next Thursday is Canada Day so maybe we should try to hook up for playgroup the following.
 
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