Tuesday, March 26, 2013

34 weeks

Wow, Micha, this week has been something.

Remember last week when I was feeling so tired and overwhelmed,  because breastfeeding wasn't going well?
Remember that advice I received to stop nursing you at night? And that everything would miraculously be better?
Well, that advice was not very good at all.

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After two nights of me refusing to nurse you at night and giving you a drink of water instead, I realized that my milk supply was quickly dwindling, and that you weren't nursing more during the day. I started to panic and was so scared that I might not have any milk left to feed you and that didn't really help with the milk supply either.

I called 'La Leche League' for a second opinion and their advice was so, so much better.
They told me that you were probably too distracted during the day to nurse a lot and that you got your fill of breast milk at night.
That made so much sense, yes, you are quite an active little boy and you'd rather play during the day than feed. And just because I decided to stop nursing you at night, that didn't make you any less distracted during the day than before.
They advised me to keep nursing you at night and regularly offering you breast milk during the day, but not stressing out if you refused, because you drink what you need at night.
I felt a lot more at ease with this advise than with the first advise I received. It just made so much more sense to me.

And things are going so much better.
Now I nurse you at 7 p.m. before you go to bed, at 10 p.m., right before I go to bed, at 3 a.m., in the morning at 6.30 and during the day at around noon. You drink longer and better and I'm not so stressed out anymore whether I have enough milk for you or not.

I'm so glad that I decided to get a second opinion and that the advise I got really worked.

Nursing you is becoming more fun again and not as stressful as it was.

I'm so relieved.

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On a less positive note, you seem to have gotten your first cold this week, poor little guy.
You've been coughing and sneezing for the last two days and it's been keeping you up a bit at night.
We want to stay away from normal medicine as long as we can, so we've been cutting up onions for in your room and oiling up the soles of your feet with oil of oregano (got that tip from one of my favorite bloggers, Bridget), hopefully it will work! 
And it's good to know that nursing is the best cold fighter there is.

But you're still quite a happy baby, so I guess it's not bothering you too much.

Micha, I just love being your mama. 

I love you in the morning 
and in the afternoon
I love you in the evening
and underneath the moon

Love, Mama

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  1. the song goes on like:
    'skinny merinky, dinkey, dink, skinny merinky dooh, I love youOOOOH!'
    keep on loving your 'chubby merinky, dinkey dooh!'
    I love you too!

  2. Oh my gosh, he is adorable!
    Thank you for linking up with the Anything & Everything
    Blog Hop!

    xo Tori




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