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Thread: New Mommy with Latch Issues

  1. #21
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    Default Re: New Mommy with Latch Issues

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    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  2. #22
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    Default Re: New Mommy with Latch Issues

    I agree with pp. a hard reality sinks in about 6 weeks: no amount of mastering breastfeeding will keep a baby happy all the time! Thay can be well fed and still scream for an hour ( sometimes two or three) every night. You just have to figure out what works for you. You might check out harvey karp's bookon soothing, "happieat baby on the block" -- that was a lifesaver for us bc it gave my totally-new-to-infants husband a set of strategies. What worked best for us was bouncing and dancing to afrojazz, of all things. Our boy just loves Fela Kuti. When i was too tired to dance, i wd bounce on a pilates ball. I thought that wd never end, but the routine evening crying stopped at about 4-5 mos for us. When it. Wd get really bad and i was alone, i wd bounce him and listen to books on tape on my headphones. Those days were just about staying sane! Good luck!
    Kate

    Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
    Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...

    We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!

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