3rd March 2020
💙 NURSING 💙
Did you realise I was breastfeeding my baby in this photo? Wait….. did you even spot the camouflaged baby in this photo? 🙊
I am loving breastfeeding this time round. Despite his tongue tie, Eddison feeds like a dream which couldn’t be more different to the experience I had with Otis. I hated breastfeeding for the first 4 months with Otis; I had to syringe feed him for the first 5 days because he couldn’t latch, when he did latch, it was a shallow latch and it was such hard work and very painful at times too. I am so proud that we managed it for 26 months in the end!
So I was prepared for the same struggles with Eddison…… but low and behold he’s a complete natural. To the extent that he has never dropped his birth weight. In fact when we went to his first weight check 4 days after his birth, he had *put on* 50 grams 😱 the midwives were shocked, as was I! So for that reason they decided not to interfere with his tongue tie. But after speaking to more professionals I’ve learned that his tongue tie may be a reason why he’s so sick – because he can’t fully control the flow of milk coming in and takes down too much. I’ve also learned that when my milk settles properly at about 3 months old, Eddison will have to work harder for it which is when we may have a problem, but they are reluctant to snip a tongue tie after 12 weeks. So now I’m trying to figure out if I should get it snipped now or not…. 🤔 hopefully the health visitor can help advise me about it tomorrow.
I love to twin with my boys, but although there is a lot of matching clothes out there for mothers & daughters, there’s barely anything for mothers & sons. This is definitely the first thing I have ever come across that I can twin with Eddison whilst nursing him too! So when @miniplumbaby got in touch offering to send this set for us to try out I was over the moon! It includes a nursing nightie and dressing gown for me, a sleepsuit, mittens and hat for Eddison and even a matching pillowcase. It also comes in a pink option! I absolutely love it because it’s comfy, easy to nurse in and cosy for Eddison.