Post # 62
Yes- I am currently with Dear Daughter who is almost 5 weeks and plan to for a year. I find it really interesting how many of you are worried about being able to produce enough milk- most women do and only about 1-2% don’t truly produce enough. I’m not going to lie, it hurt like hell at first- I was cracked and bleeding, crying every time baby latched on, but I was bound and determined to continue because I know just how much better it is for baby than any alternative, and now it doesn’t hurt at all.
Post # 63
I am planning to breastfeed. Ideally I hope to breastfeed for 6 months, but I have to go back to work part-time after 3 months. I am a little nervous for pumping!
One thing I have been a little surprised/hurt by, is that DH’s family doesn’t agree/like the idea of me breastfeeding?!?!?! They don’t think it’s fair, because they won’t be able to have our baby stay overnight with them, and they won’t be able to help feed!!! Slightly mixed up priorities!!!
Post # 64
@luvalways86: I would just hate for people to think there isn’t pain along with it and that they are doing something wrong. Most people I know do find it painful until right after the 6 week mark.
Post # 65
I plan to unless I can’t medically. My brother has chron’s disease and they still don’t fully understand the disease but they think that part of the reason for the disease or a contributor is not receiving the colostrum which helps to coat the intestines. The colostrum comes before you get your breast milk. I was breast feed my brother was not. Again there isn’t a lot of information about it out there. But I think if you can breast feed or pump for a month then you give your baby a really healthy start!
Post # 66
Absolutely! But I don’t judge those who choose not to/cannot.
That being said, I never plan on whipping my tit out for the whole world to see when I’m in public. Just had to throw that in there…
Post # 67
@Miss Orchard: What you’re not going to do a photo spread for Time?!
Post # 68
I absolutely plan to. I also plan on pumping so Mr. Hedgie can feed too. Once they have teeth and can eat solid food, the fleshy nipple leaves their mouths though.
Post # 69
@vintage2010: Hahaha….I was thinking more along the lines of doing it for Esquire, or Vogue 😉
Post # 70
I will absolutely breast feed!