07-03-2006, 11:17 AM
IT WAS ABOUT 12:15AM AND I WAS SITTING IN MY DD'S ROOM NURSING HER AND THOUGHT WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIFT GOD HAS GIVEN TO ME. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU NEW MOM'S TO TRY TO BREASTFEED. IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD. BESIDES THE ECONOMICAL BENEFITS, THE BONDING THAT YOU HAVE WITH YOUR CHILDREN IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE. YES THERE ARE SOME STRUGGLES, BUT WITH PERSEVERANCE YOU CAN DO IT. JUST THINK OF THE MEDICAL BENEFITS ALSO. ANYWAY, I WON'T RAMBLE ON, BUT PLEASE DO TRY & IF YOU SHOULD RUN INTO SOME SNAGS, TALK TO SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH IT. MOST LIKELY IT WILL PASS, i.e., sore nipples.
My Visa Commerical (for mom's only) :D
PAINFUL NIPPLES ...... SORE
LACK OF SLEEP.......... TIRED
THE PRECIOUS BOND BETWEEN YOU & YOUR CHILD...... PRICELESS
07-03-2006, 11:53 AM
[amenamen] Glad you are enjoying this precious time and wonderful gift from God! [girlsmiley]
07-04-2006, 06:25 PM
I agree. BF is an awesome thing. I was able to do it with both dd's and it was a wonderful bonding experience. :D
07-04-2006, 11:47 PM
Great post. I wouldn't have it any other way!
For those who have had problems or know those who did, remember, a big part of many problems is an "unfriendly breastfeeding" labor and delivery. If you have a c-section or are really tired, whatever the reason, try to nurse right away if at all possible. Most women I meet who have babies who won't nurse, don't because they didn't get to in the beginning. Babies aren't born programmed to prefer a bottle. Breastfeeding is their natural instinct. We train them to prefer a bottle by giving them one.
BTW, I nursed a GERD baby, who stayed in the NICU her first week, (still am, actually 2 years later) and am nursing an 8 month old who was 12 weeks early and weighed 2lb. 9 oz. at birth. She didn't even take anything by mouth until she was 4 weeks old. She had to take many feedings from a bottle for the 2 and a half weeks after that before she came home. It doesn't get much more challenging than that. I believe God blessed us because I really wanted her to benefit from God's precious milk He provided just for her. (Well, and a little for big sis) It's definitely worth it all!
So, basically I'm saying, try to prepare for success in breastfeeding. If it doesn't work, at least you know you did everything you could.
07-04-2006, 11:53 PM
Not to start a debate but I have noticed a significant positive health difference, but again just my opinion.
Renee, it's not just your opinion, it is also scientifically proven.
It bothers me when mothers say their formula baby is healthier than their breastfed baby. They are comparing apples and oranges. What they should say is that their formula baby isn't as healthy as if he was breastfed, and the breastfed baby would be even more unhealthy if he was formula fed.
I'm not trying to start any fussing, myself, but it's important to me that I don't ignore the facts for the sake of new moms.
07-05-2006, 09:04 AM
I am so glad to hear the respones about nursing. My son was also in NICU & a children's hospital for the first 7 days. So I was pumping & nursing. There are so many people to ask or talk to. Furvently pray about bf. Glad to hear good things. I have (praise the Lord) never had to buy any formula, my son nursed until he was able to drink whole milk... :D :D Please keep up the efforts :P