DS is a BF pig!
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|Fri, 04-04-2003 - 3:16pm|
I nursed DS#1 for 14.5 mos so you'd think I'd know what I'm doing, but I'm having trouble remembering back to when he was a newborn (he's 2 now). It seems like DS#2 wants to nurse ALL the time!!
This is our routine at the moment:
Get up around 7-8 am.
Alternate nursing & dozing all morning - eat for 10-20 min on one side, sleep for half an hour, wake up & repeat.
Nap for 2-4 hrs in the afternoon.
Alternate nursing & dozing all evening till mommy gives up & we go to bed (we cosleep)
Nurse about every 2-3 hrs through the night.
Night time is fine & the big nap in the afternoon is nice, but I feel like I'm chained to the sofa the rest of the time and there just isn't that much good on TV. Plus my butt hurts from sitting for so long. And I usually don't get a shower until the afternoon.
I know he's a newborn and that eventually we will get on a more regular schedule. I keep reminding myself that at this age DS#1 was only just coming off of light therapy for jaundice so I can't even begin to try to compare the 2 experiences. I would just like some encouragement that I'm really handling this correctly. I seem to remember that at this age it's best to just BF on demand and not worry about it, but I can't help but wonder if I'm misinterpreting his signals.
On the plus side, he has already regained his birth weight, so I know he's not starving. I just can't imagine that he can really be this hungry. Oh, I should probably mention that he weighed 9 lbs. 9.5 oz. at birth, and yesterday he weighed in at 9 lbs. 10 oz. So he is a big boy.
Rachel, Will (2) & Sam (1 wk)