Saturday, April 10, 2010

BJ's One Month Yesterday & Breastfeeding

BJ made one month old yesterday.  Wow... where does the time go?  Seriously.  A part of me feels happy that he is growing and getting older... still, a part of me feels sad that one month has gone by so quickly.  Does that make sense?  I want him to grow up... but at the same time, I don't!  Before I know it, BJ will be taking his first step, going to kindergarten, going to prom, graduating high school... aaah I'm giving myself a headache. I guess I just have to keep looking forward, remembering the past, and embracing the present.  Happy One Month Birthday BJ!  Mommy and Daddy love you very much.

Today's topic:  Breastfeeding. (Did that stop all men from reading? haha.  Men, you may want to stop reading this entry, that's up to you, but it's not all that bad. :-)  )

In an earlier post, I talked about going to a baby care class.  What I forgot to mention was that HJ and I also went to a breastfeeding class, where we learned about various holds for breastfeeding and how to make sure baby latches on.  Going to the class made breastfeeding seem simple and easy!  I assumed that he would drink milk for 10-15 minutes, and all done... you go on with your day.  WRONG... at least for me, anyway.  BJ has mastered the art of latching on and drinking from one side, but he HATES the other and refuses to drink from it... so what I have been having to do is pump the hated side and feed it to him in a bottle.  Feedings can last up to an hour... which is fine at 2 p.m., but DREADFUL at 2 a.m.  I'm very lucky, though, because HJ has been so supportive.  Sometimes, he'll get up and change BJ's diaper before handing him to me for his feeding, which makes a big difference because I can catch five more minutes of sleep.  I have a very helpful hubby!

Anyway, back to breastfeeding :-).  The odd thing about the waking-up-part is that I've gotten used to this way of feeding, but when I first started, I thought about giving up breastfeeding all together.  I was tired all the time, and felt like a failure for BJ not latching on.  It seems a lot easier now but I still need my catch-up naps every once in a while. I just need to keep trying and not give up.  <3


  1. *hugs* Though I have nothing to offer in ways of advice, I'm here for ya! Way to hang in there and make it work. And kudos to HJ for helping out!

  2. Thanks Habebi! Makes me happy to know that I have your support! :-D