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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 20:35 PM   1
Jenna Lynn
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Demand breastfeeding - an interesting article


I stumbled across this article last evening and since I'm constantly being criticized for nursing LO on demand, reading it brought tears to my eyes and made me realize how important it is to listen to my 'Mommy intuition'. I just wanted to share with others who also nurse on demand and are beginning to doubt themselves due to criticism from loved ones.

Why African Babies Don't Cry



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 20:49 PM   2
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Love the article! Thanks for posting. I just never understood feeding on a schedule? I don't eat on a schedule. I eat when I'm hungry. Why would my baby be any different? I don't see how denying a basic need until the clock reaches a certain time helps anyone? Maybe someone has some insight?



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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 06:27 AM   3
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That's an interesting article. I think we can learn a lot from other cultures about parenting. My baby doesn't cry either. Everyone comments on what a good baby she is. It's simply because I've learned to read her and meet her needs before she gets to the stage of crying. I will show this article to my MIL the next time she asks why I'm feeding LO again and tells me I should just let her cry.



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 06:44 AM   4
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I love this article!

This is exactley how I have fed my daughter and I just wish I had a copy of this printed out to hand to people when I was told "she can't be hungry again!" or "You can't just keep feeding her!?"



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 07:34 AM   5
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Very good article - Thanks! Sometimes I get frustrated when my LO seems like he's constantly feeding but I should really just be happy he's healthy and happy and getting his needs met. I used to write down all the feeding times so I could start building activities around it - now I realize that's not possible - takes the pressure off actually



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 08:56 AM   6
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I LOVE this. Think I may even link it in my signature. So lovely and so true.
"Read your baby, not the books." Brilliant.



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 09:10 AM   7
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This is brilliant



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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 09:49 AM   8
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Great article! Thanks for posting



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 10:10 AM   9
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LOVED THE ARTICLE!



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 10:16 AM   10
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Wow - its so true.....my baby doesn't cry either!! Keep getting told how lucky i am that he is placid! I always knew it wasn't luck lol! He feeds loads and my family and mates joke that i might be overfeeding him! Thank you so much for this xxx



 
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