Now I am sure that it's the doctor, not us

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Now I am sure that it's the doctor, not us
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 2:21pm
I went on retreat this weekend, and had my first overnight without my boy, who is now over 10 months. While I was there I pumped as much as I was able (and was happy that everyone in charge, and everyone who said anything, was very pro-breastfeeding). I was gone from a little after 8 on Saturday and got back home at 1230 on Sunday. I pumped from around 7:30 on Saturday (after Boy was completely done nursing, and refusing the breast) until 7ish on Sunday (then waited until I got home to let Boy eat, to make sure he'd get as much as he wanted)--so just about 24 hours. I knew a pump wasn't as efficient, and Boy generally has solids of some sort about twice a day, so I wasn't going to stress about how much I got. And I pumped around 25 ounces. Nothing to stress about at all there! I was really surprised it was so much--especially at night (I think Boy's trained me to produce more in the evening than most people do). Boy had mostly formula while I was gone, but he definitely wanted mommy back. I had worried a little he'd decide he liked a bottle better while I was gone, but he did not--his daddy thinks Boy would like my breasts better even if they gave formula :) When I got home he seemed noticeably heavier, though--daddy thinks he drank more than what I pumped (which I also know not to stress about)--and had 3 new teeth. So maybe the bottle wasn't the only reason he didn't want to sleep for his daddy. I think he's having a growth spurt too. I have tried nursing tea, by the way--and he wouldn't take my milk after. My silly boy. The only other thing he's disliked that way is corned beef.
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Wed, 10-20-2010 - 12:09am

Ah-ha! There's a reason they call 'em "growth spurts"! It's because growth occurs in spurts and not in a nice, even line or curve like you see on the growth charts (because those are aggregated data).

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