Παρασκευή, 30 Μαρτίου 2012

Thoughts On Breastfeeding

*I just realised I don't feel my...ehm I don't know how to say that in english...let's say I don't feel the milk filling my breasts! Does this sounds right? I think let down is the correct way to express that action. Anyway, I was shocked! I can't remember when was the last time I felt it. Wow, I didn't even notice. I guess it's something that just happens after a while. Just like the little pain on the breast you have the first days of breastfeding that goes away suddenly.

*I've been feeling guilty these days, because I let my baby sleep on my breast. People around me say things like ''He wants to sleep? Ok put him on his crib''. Then, I say something like ''Do you know a lot of babies who sleep that way?'' and they answer ''Sure, our babies always sleeped that way!'' But he doesn't sleep like that...what am I doing wrong? Should I have teach him other ways to sleep? Have I neglected my baby? Is he going to be a 14 year old boy unable to sleep without mama's breast??!! Oh, my! Well, I have no idea why they say such things. Have they forgotten? Do they want me to feel bad? Do they say the truth or not? Are they stupid? Do they have any idea what consequences their words have on a young mama? I tend to believe that they just DON'T THINK! They just wanna say something...something that's on their mind for a while...and they want to say it...and they do! They don't care if it's right or wrong, good or bad. These kind of people also seem to be unable to have a healthy debate. They don't want to listen to you, they don't wanna have an exchange of views, they don't want to think. All they want is to say something that once happened to them or someone they know or someone they don't know. Ok, it happened once and it worked or it didn't work for them or for someone they know or someone they don't know...AND I DON'T CARE!!! I want to find ways that work for me and my baby! They don't help! I don't need this shit, but sometimes I have to deal with it. I would stay away from these people if I could, but unfortunately it's not possible. So what I do, is listen to them but deeply ignore them. First of all I need to be calm.

*Breastfeeding is amazing! At first it's kinda hard, but when you find out how to do it right, it's really good! Right now, for me, breastfeeding is a break from housework. It's always the only time during the day that I get to blog or search over the internet or read a part of a book. And all of these about the baby! Ok, mostly about the baby. Now that he's a 6 month old showing his personality, breastfeeding time is great for kisses and cuddles, because he usually doesn't care about this kind of stuff all the time (not as much as I do).

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  1. I know this comment is a little late, but my son would only sleep on the breast for the first several months. He now falls asleep on the breast and I put him in a co-sleeper next to me. As I'm sure you have found out, what you are doing is amazing! Way to go :)

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    1. Nereus is the same. Breastfeeding is really amazing! And the funniest thing is to breastfeed a toddler! So much fun!

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