Not long to go now until you meet your princess huh?
Wishing you a very smooth time of it at labor.
My experience at bfing was the best ever.
I cannot gush enough about it.I just weaned my daughter off last week(it was as tough for me as for her, as I loved every minute of it)
The beginning was tough- the first 20 days- in the sense that sore nips, sleepless nights anyway due to peeing and pooing followed by bffing..
Once i got thru that first month,it was such a joy.She didnt have any problems latching on, so that was easy on me i think.And like i said after the 1st month,it was cakewalk- i have been guilty of having her with me on our bed on nights when i have felt tired,and fed her on auto pilot(as in just slept with her in my arms while she nursed and slept too)
she has always been healthy( on the smaller side), not chubby like other babies her age who have been supplemented.
She got her first cold at 5 months and i was upset as breast fed baby are supposed to have better immunity.
But then, she recovered very fast.
She never took to the bottle- i tried to introduce juice at 4 months, but didnt work- dont know if it was cause she loved my milk.
It has been a very convenient journey.. no heating , mixing formula, no sterilising, no need for baby to wail in hunger- theres always food ready..
found it convenient on holidays,flights etc when there have been times where hot water has not been available.
I have been bottle fed as a child,and am as healthy as a horse- but i chose to bf as i am a stay at home mom and research says it provides a head start to the baby esp. in the 1st 6 months.
Dhruvaa was exclusively bfed until 6 months when i introduced solids with only some success- 8 months was when she started eating decent amount of semi solids etc..
Of late she had been getting very cranky at night and i had to nurse her almost every hour at night as she wouldnt go back to sleep otherwise, so i decided with a heavy heart to stop.
In hindsight, i should have weaned her completely at 1 year or max 15 months to make it easier on her, but i still dont regret it a bit.
I hope this helped in some way.
Loads of hugs and good wishes and wishing you the very best in whatever you decide,I know you and dh will be the best parents ever!
me-32, dh 40
ttc 4+ years
4 failed IUI's
1st ICSI +ve 17/6/05:)
Baby girl Dhruvaa born on 14/02/06