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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!).



Aug. 21st, 2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
Om nom milk cookies. Mother's Milk tea! Beer! (Yes, alcohol interferes with letdown but the hops helps milk production. And alcohol is relaxing for Mama, and a relaxed Mama has better letdown, so there, LLL.) Fenugreek tablets so you can smell like artificial maple syrup! Stay hydrated! Yadda yadda.

Breastfeeding really sucks in the beginning. If it's going to get better for you, then it'll be way easier by 6 weeks. If it's still torture? I'm gonna side with "relaxed and happy formula-feeding mom over stressed and miserable breastfeeding mom" all the way. If you wanna chat breastfeeding woes, please feel free to hit me up on FB. I loved the experience, but even when the lactation consultant said that A and I were a good match, it was seriously uncomfortable for a few weeks until the whole desensitizing process happened.