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|Mon, 03-21-2011 - 1:51am|
My LO, Noah, had a problem gaining weight and we figured out that he wasn't getting enough milk because he had a bad latch. My pediatrician (the 2nd one. The 1st was a formula fanatic and tried to push me into it) recommended EP'ing or at least mostly.
At first we did EP during day and nursing at night but lately he doesn't want to nurse at night so now we are around the clock EP. I have som supply issues (mostly because it's hard to find time in my day to pump like I should be) so we do some supplementing.
So happy I found this board. People are either one extreme or the other when I tell them I am EP'ing. They either admire my determination to keep LO on as much breastmilk as possible or think I'm crazy for going through the trouble of pumping all the time when I have 2 kids.
It does get hard. My 3 y/o is a active, active, active little boy that's full of life and mischief. Noah is "high needs" and requires a lot of holding & soothing. I don't consider him to be colicky since he IS soothed by holding. I don't think it's "spoiled to holding" because he's been that way since day 1.
Hopefully I can reach my short term goal of 6 months and my ultimate goal of 1 year, even if it is pumped!