Re: Questions about weaning and co sleeping
They have absolutely. no. idea. what. they. are. talking. about. None. Zip. Zero. Zilch. The whole "big babies can't be satisfied by mama's milk" is a total myth. Milk production typically peaks in early infancy, which means that larger than average babies are more than capable of getting all they need- which, incidentally, is not more than a small baby needs! Breastfed babies typically max out their milk intake at 19-30 oz per day (reference: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/), unlike formula-fed babies who tend to take in increasing amounts of food as time goes on. So a 5 kg baby will need around 19-30 oz of milk per day, max, regardless of whether that baby is a brand-new newborn or several months old.
Originally Posted by @llli*pippa
It irks me no end when family members undermine a mom's self-confidence in her ability to do what is best for her and for her baby! I suggest letting your family and your DH's family know that their opinions on breastfeeding and solids are not something of are interested in. And I am sorry you had that rotten experience at Christmas! I am guess that your baby was unsettled by the change in routine and all the new people, and that's what caused her to be unsettled and extra-needy.
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!"