Ok so bfing is still a challenge. He will latch on for a min if I use a nipple shield otherwise he is repulsed by my boob. I never thought this would be the challenging part. I always assumed bfing wouldn't be a problem. I'm pumping and am producing large quantities we still have to suppliment during the night but...I feel like the more days pass the less of a chance I have to get him to latch. I'm sorta lost and a little sad over this. I don't want to give up yet but part of me wants to just accept that I will be exclusivly pumping.
Other than that we are doing ok...trying to learn each other and figure out schedules. DH has been great although his patience level is a little lower. MIL has been here for the last two days...feeding us. I'm ready to be alone for awhile before my mom comes back on the 19th. I just need some time alone to figure out how to be a mom to this beautiful boy!
We are attempting a bath tonight. It's been about 6 days since his last bath and he has a dr. appt. in the morning, must make him presentable .
Anyway, that's the latest!
Congrats on the baby boy - he's very handsome.
I hope your bfing adventures take a really great turn and he simply adores your boob
Dede & A.very 10/22/05
My Birth Lodge
I'm glad your doing well, and I hope your bf issues get sorted out soon. I'm glad your adjusting to the possability of things working different then you'd planned, that's the way parenting always works