Friday, August 29, 2008

Back in Breastmilk

Like a lot of things that I worry about, my concerns over Will returning to breastfeeding were all for naught. After our appointment with his pediatrician yesterday revealed that his billirubin numbers had slightly decreased, I was able to reintroduce him to the breast.
It was like we never stopped. He latched right on with his usual vigor. He has been feeding a lot more often, 1- 2 hours instead of the 3 - 4 that he was going before. This makes for a very tired Mommy, but it is so worth it. I do worry that the cumulative lack of sleep is eventually going to catch up with me, but what's a girl to do? Little Man is hungry!


13 comments:

Gibson Twins said...

You're doing so well. He looks like such a content baby. You could pump and have Daddy give him an occasional bottle at night to give you a stretch of sleep. But I also know the feeling of not wanting to miss a moment, and it is totally justifiable :)

Kam said...

he's so beautiful!! I'm so happy for you!

Jen said...

Excellent!

He's gorgeous. :)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

He is SO cute! Congratulations! :)

Laura said...

Congrats on the very gorgeous Will! I'm glad that he has taken back to breast feeding with vigor! I've been following your story for about a year, and I can say that I am so incredibly happy that things have worked out for you. Again, Congrats!

Fertilized said...

Go lil man!

Julie said...

What a sweetheart! Glad he's back on the good stuff! :)

Searching said...

Great news! :) That is one cute son you've got there!!

Joy said...

I'm so glad he went back to BFing without a hitch!!! GOOD BOY!

Just remind yourself, when you're so tired you can't keep your eyes open, that every mother has done this! We've all been there. And the good news is that you do get used to it. I have at least.

Becky said...

I gave you a blog award:)

Geohde said...

He's just divine,

:)

J

Mrs. Piggy said...

What a freakin CUTIE!!! Oh how I miss new newborns :)
They grow up so fast...
i am so happy you are back on track with breastfeeding! Its so wonderful...I myself am calling it quits as of today, I'm gonna pump instead...breastfeeding is such a committment and be proud every day you do it...I hope you last longer than me!!
I know at first they like to eat a lot, or at least be at the breast...it eventually isnt like that...and do you swaddle? if you do...what blanket are you using? just a tip, if you are swaddling, get the freakin miracle blanket..ive had it this WHOLE TIME and was using the velcro kidopatumum ones...shoot me now, I am getting 7-8 hours of sleep, big uninterrupted CHUNKS!!!

theclam said...

Hungry and TOO DARN CUTE FOR WORDS!!!