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baby: aug 20

I'm sleep deprived. and this is with baby having 2 sleep stretches during the day that are 4 hours or 5 hours long. However, she is nocturnal and so we need to figure out how to get those sleep stretches at night! or for me to sleep from 6 am to 2 pm.

That said, from what I understand, we have a relatively chill baby compared to other parents. No wonder other parents freak their shit the first few weeks.

Also, Andy dude. He took the night shift last night.

i have blood blisters on my left boob :(

Breastfeeding sucks. i have a personal goal of 6 weeks. If I can make it to then, then I'm going to be happy. It doesn't matter what the lactation-mafia thinks (thanks for the term, Eivind).
We have spent so much money on breastfeeding already! Renting a hospital grade pump, all the different breast feeding tools (latch assist, shields, nipple covers, bras, lactation consultant, milk cookies!).

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zuleikhajami
Aug. 20th, 2014 09:59 pm (UTC)
I got blood blisters, too. They SUCKED! Lactation consultants are such lying liars with the whole "breastfeeding doesn't hurt with a proper latch" claim. Sure, it doesn't hurt AFTER nipples have gotten desensitized but there's the whole before that point where it hurts like a MoFo.

6 weeks seems like a good goal. That's long enough to know whether the difficulty is just learning curve or problems that aren't worth pushing through.

Hopefully, her sleep cycle will shift on its own as her body figures out light cues.