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Thread: 2 week old son feeding all the time, hubby wants to give sup

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    Default 2 week old son feeding all the time, hubby wants to give sup

    hello ladies,
    I'm first time mommy for our son. hes 2 weeks today. he feeds all the time & sleeps best with me. i lay him down & he wakes right back up. he refuses a pacifier & wont take a bottle. hubby wants me to get him to take both. how can i get hubby to understand that our son is feeding & sleeping is normal? our son gained a half a kilo his first week ! & he has sufficient wet & dirty diapers. he just wants his mommy how can i get hubby to support this?
    thank you for any advice and personal experience.

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    Jun 2009

    Default Re: 2 week old son feeding all the time, hubby wants to give

    wow two weeks! Congratulations!

    Will your husband be convinced by written material? Short and simple or long and technical? What about talking to a LLL Leader or Lactation Consultant? Or maybe another dad of a breastfed baby?

    And what are his specific concerns-is he worried about baby’s health-that baby is not getting enough milk, or that all this attention is somehow spoiling baby? Or is he worried about YOUR health-that you are exhausted? Or is he concerned that this normal early weeks behavior will be the way it always is? Or some other concern?

    I like these materials and Dr. Sears has a book called Becoming A Father that may be helpful.

    ideas for dads: http://www.llli.org/docs/00000000000...t_partners.pdf

    Breastfeeding-just good sense: http://www.llli.org/docs/00000000000...tgoodsense.pdf

    Breastfeeding your newborn — what to expect in the early weeks: http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/

    "Just one bottle won't hurt"-or will it? http://www.naba-breastfeeding.org/im...e%20Bottle.pdf
    Last edited by @llli*lllmeg; November 7th, 2012 at 01:56 AM.

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    Default Re: 2 week old son feeding all the time, hubby wants to give

    thank you for those. i will talk to him about it tonight. i think its a little of everything, including cultural norms. im american hes egyptian & we are living in egypt. here the supplement he wants to give is like an herbal tea, normal & dr recommended here for once daily to every other day. ds did get some via dropper first few days, but he was spitting it up so we stopped it & now hubby wants to start again. just difficult trying to listen to & follow maternal instincts & try to respect culture.

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    May 2006

    Default Re: 2 week old son feeding all the time, hubby wants to give

    Sorry there's a clash between you and your husband! You might want to show him this quote from the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk (http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...5/2/496.full): "Introduction of complementary feedings before 6 months of age generally does not increase total caloric intake or rate of growth and only substitutes foods that lack the protective components of human milk. During the first 6 months of age, even in hot climates, water and juice are unnecessary for breastfed infants and may introduce contaminants or allergens."

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