Re: I cant take how BF = bb always wif u
At first, yes, the baby is with you all the time. And it's really, really hard to adjust to that because you've probably spent your adult life pretty much doing whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted. You want to go have some fun? Go! You need to run an errand? Just get in the car! But now if you want/need to do something, you must consider your baby's needs first. Do you have enough diapers and wipes in the bag? Is baby wet, hungry, or in need of a nap? The truth is that this is just the nature of motherhood. Moms who formula-feed face pretty much the same issues, with the exception that they can occasionally hand the baby off to dad or a sitter. But the key word here is "occasionally"! My formula-feeding friends will tell you that the baby still requires the same care- diapering, feeding, napping, cleaning, etc.- and that when it is time to feed the baby at 2 a.m., it's rarely dad who gets his rear end out of bed and down to the kitchen to fix a bottle, or who rocks baby to sleep afterwards.
Breastfeeding does make your life easier in the long run, I promise! If you formula-feed, you can't leave the house without bottles, formula, clean water, and a clock always running in your head. Because what happens if you're out too long and you run out of formula? What happens if you brought plenty of formula but baby threw her bottle on the ground and now it is covered in filth? Breastmilk is always clean, available, and at the right temperature.
Breastfeeding also becomes an amazing parenting tool. It makes cranky babies sleep. It makes sad babies happy. It makes hurt or sick babies feel well. And it becomes more fun as time goes on! Right now your baby doesn't give back when she nurses. She just takes. But soon she's going to start smiling and interacting with you when you nurse. And she's going to be able to go longer between sessions when necessary, and will be a faster nurser. A 5 week-old baby takes a long time to nurse and needs your assistance while she nurses. But by the time most babies are a few months old, they can usually get full meals in under 10 minutes, and they don't need your help to position themselves at the breast.
At 6 weeks, you can safely introduce a bottle. A lot of moms have dad or grandma or another caregiver feed baby one bottle a day while mom goes for a walk or takes a relaxing bath or does something for herself. It's best if it's a breastmilk bottle, and also best if mom pumps at the same time that the bottle is given.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"