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September 10th, 2014

sore nips

So this study kinda blew my mind. Apparently in siblings where one is breast fed and one is formula fed, there were no health differences. And that previous breastfeeding vs formula studies didn't account for the fact that a mothers who could exclusively breastfeed are often higher income (because poorer women have to get back to to work.) http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/02/27/breast_feeding_study_benefits_of_breast_over_bottle_have_been_exaggerated.html

That definitely makes me feel better about my decision to supplement.

My nipples are sore, y'all. Today I've pumped 3 times, and nursed twice. That's about 2.5 hours where I'm doing something milk related.

I'm trying to figure out how much longer. I passed the 4 week mark!

The best part about breastfeeding? When she starts breastfeeding and her little tight fists start to relax and open, the tension leaving her body, and I can hear her big sigh of contentment. When she falls asleep nursing, and her head is against my boob. I have so many photos of her nursing. It brings her so much comfort.

The not so good part? The time it's taking. My nipples are sore. I miss my nipples as sexual objects.