Here is my first baby diary entry on baby dottie. It’s my thoughts and feelings on baby stuff written by me at 2am during the night feeds.
I thoroughly enjoyed breastfeeding my first baby girl. It was a tricky start we had because my milk was delayed in coming in, due to the emergency c-section and the unpleasant birth experience I had.
Nevertheless once breastfeeding was established it became second nature to me. In fact I only stopped breastfeeding when baby girl turned 18 months old and I found out I was pregnant.
It’s also important to look after yourself when breastfeeding, as it’s very draining. I always have a pint of water beside me to help replace lost fluids. My skin takes its toll as well. You can click here to learn about safe skincare while breastfeeding!
I’m now 5 weeks into my breastfeeding journey. It’s how I remembered it. Tiring, thirsty work and it gives you the munchies! I’m constantly hungry but losing weight as well – bonus! I forgot the draining feeling it gives you, I feels a bit like your strength is getting sapped away. Nevertheless it’s a comforting, relaxed feeling I get with breastfeeding. Maybe not at 3 am but the afternoons it makes me feel very content.
Breastfeeding baby dottie is slightly different to when I breastfed baby girl. Baby dottie is much more hungrier and gets frustrated when she doesn’t latch on first time. It takes her a time to get latched properly hence why she’s always full of trapped wind.
They say it takes 6 weeks for your milk supply to be fully established. I know I wake in the morning with hard engorged boobies but she soon drinks all the milk! I have quite a fast flow so she’s always getting drenched in milk. Plus it leaks out the opposite side to which she’s feeding quite often.
I love breastfeeding and I’m so glad I got the chance to do it again. I always know when my baby needs feeding as my boobs tingle. As well as when she cries they ache as well. It’s hard to describe the closeness breastfeeding gives you to your baby. It’s one of nature’s most amazing things.
Thanks for stopping by today and reading my nighttime ramblings.
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