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Nursing Story

David was born on June 23rd. He wanted to nurse shortly afterward. He started rooting so I latched him on. A little while later a nurse came in and checked my latch. He nursed for about 40 minutes and fell asleep.

Later that night he wouldn't wake up to nurse for one of his sessions, and that concerned me, but he went right back to being a pro shortly thereafter. The first weeks were relatively easy, save for some sore nipples.

I floundered like crazy at his first growth spurt. By the end of the night we were both crying. I was sure I didn't have any milk, which was why he was screaming and pulling off. After a few days it got better though and we were both much happier. I've been relatively lucky, I've only had a few plugged ducts and he's been a good latcher. I have had stressful moments though, and a few nurse-ins to help with supply issues.

Nine months later and he's still going strong, now hes become a little acrobat, eating standing up, leaning over, upside down. He's agreat baby, and nursing him has been a wonderful experience that hopefully isn't ending any time soon

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arianamama
Apr. 6th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for writing this up. Check your Invites and come join adopt_a_mom.
dream_of_sorrow
Apr. 7th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
Awww!!! how cute! (It's me, caitlin, but u already knew that.)
johnale88
Apr. 8th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
ewwwwwwwwww caitlin! i hear you smell like a goat!
runawaybunni
Apr. 8th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
You smell
skipperja
Apr. 16th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad that things have been going well with the baby. He's almost not a baby anymore!
silveroonmyst
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
it sounds so sweet. glad everything is going so well for you both.
jinxgoddess
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
My daughter was born June 21 =)

I found you in ditl and saw you still nursed. It seems all the people I friended from june2004 have all stopped nursing by now so I thought it would be nice to friend someone still doing that. Do you mind?
runawaybunni
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
added!
jinxgoddess
Mar. 10th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 4th, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
Who listens to what music?
Hello. Good day
Who listens to what music?
I Love songs Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton
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