2 weeks back to breast!

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Registered: 12-31-1969
2 weeks back to breast!
Fri, 07-13-2012 - 6:35am
My ds is 8 weeks old, 2 weeks ago he started accepting my breast, after EPing for 5 weeks. He's still doing great & I'm thrilled! I was able to get my oversupply under control pretty quickly with block feeding. Now he eats every 2 hours during the day, and we just had our longest overnight stretch of 6 hours. He knows what he wants, typically only nurses for 5 min or so, maybe up to 10, and only on one side. He actually gets mad if I try to offer the other side! He does take both sides right before bed, and will nurse for 45-50 min. I just expect it & hunker down with my kindle. :smileyhappy:

Wednesday was a big day for us, the first time nursing in public! Once at Barnes & Noble, and twice at a baseball game. We actually sat right across from an elderly man (who was napping) at the bookstore. I couldn't help buy think how surprised he would be when he woke up, but he slept till lo was done & started crying. Lol. The game was the first time with my dh, who grabbed an extra blanket & held it up, nervous someone would see I guess, maybe he thought I wasn't doing a good enough job keeping covered. Lol. They do have a "nursing mothers room" at the stadium, but its just a tiny little room with a changing table & 2 folding padded chairs. So I opted not to use it. :smileyhappy:

Anyway, just needed to say how excited I am to be bf! I hate my pump, but still use it once a day to make sure ds will take a bottle for daycare, which he starts next week. My dh just doesn't understand how big this is for me!
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Registered: 07-07-2006
Sun, 07-29-2012 - 1:10pm
Good work....I know the feeling. Glad it is working out for you!
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !