Haven't forgotten about you guys... no time/no sleep. 1st week is HARD! It's also so amazing & special. I'm really gutted because we hardly got any photos of Harriet's first week & they change so much in such a small space of time :'( My recovery has really got in the way of things so at the time photos aren't at the forefront of my mind. Breastfeeding is wonderful, but a bit hit & miss - when it doesb't go right& Harriet suddenly struggles to latch again feeding becomes the most stressful thing of all (for all of us) & i really feel like chucking it all in & like a massive failure. But when it's right (which is most of the time but the tough times always seem to stick out the most hey!) it's perfect & for me there's not much that can beat the feeling of feeding her & having that mummy & daughter time. It is true that breastfeeding does get much easier & I'm confident any troubkes we have will be ironed out by the 3rd week. Harriet is a night time feeder & poo-er so we don't sleep much at all at night yet somehow doesn't seem time during the day for a nap! We're getting there though. And now I'm babbling so I hppe you're all well & I'll keep checking even if i'm not posting xxxx
joo! Sounds like you're doing great! The first week is bloody hard!
I certainly had my fair share of teething problems with breastfeeding. Not all babies are born knowing what to do! We're totally there now though, and are using nipple shields which I am gradually weaning Harrison off of now.
Thanks Mrsswaffer! I was given nipple shields my second day in hospital as both Harriet and I couldn't get to grips with latching on and I had sore red blisters! Unfortunately we still couldn't get the latch right with them so feeds were taking double the time due to poor flow (although I carried on using them for a couple of days at home so my nipples didn't fall off and die & I had the reassurance that at least she was getting some colostrum). I had one bad night at home where we managed to get her on the nipple on my right boob but she refused the left unless she could have the shield. Luckily when my milk came in she forgot all about the shield. Hope the weaning is going well with Harrison and glad breastfeeding is going good for you both. xxx
Happy Mothers Day to everyone in this thread, whether they are kids-in-the-world Mums like Mrs Swaffer and Joo, kids-in-the-tum Mums like Flapjack and Disney Darling, kids-in-Heaven Mums and/or kids-still-in-the-ovary Mums like myself and Pinkie (just using those members as examples and not to exclude anyone else) xxxxxxxxxxxx love you all and appreciate you all so much xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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