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Blacktating-- that's awesome! Congratulations on c...

2008-08-01T11:13:00.000-05:00

Blacktating-- that's awesome! Congratulations on continuing on! Fortunately it did get better, and I tell all of my friends that it takes a while for both you and the baby to figure it all out!



I, too, almost quit before the first 6 weeks. Luck...

2008-08-01T11:11:00.000-05:00

I, too, almost quit before the first 6 weeks. Luckily I had a friend tell me to persevere, because it really does take a full 6 weeks for everything to click. Another thing that kept me going? One of the most selfish, whiny women I know told me she nursed her son for 7 weeks before she gave up and there was no way in hell I was going to let HER beat me! :) We're still going strong at 8 months and my plan is to allow him to self-wean.



They just don't tell you about the thirst thing, d...

2008-07-01T09:19:00.000-05:00

They just don't tell you about the thirst thing, do they? I keep hearing about it. I, too, was a water hound in those early days of breastfeeding.

It's interesting to read about your challenges. It seems everybody has a hurdle of some sort. Both of my kids went through a phase at about 4 weeks where they screamed at the breast. They were clearly hungry. They'd latch. When the milk came, they'd pull away and scream. They'd latch frantically, clearly hungry, but the milk made them scream. I am not entirely sure what it was, but I suspect there may have been something I had eaten that was bothering them. I hear 4-6 weeks of age is when they are most sensitive to things like that. It was horrible both times around. I wanted so badly to be able to comfort my babies...

I'm glad that you hung in there and that you are still breastfeeding. I'm hoping to still be bfing at 18 months!

Thanks for sharing your story. It's great perspective.