Re: Please help! New mom - exhausted, bed-ridden, shut-in!!
Ahhh I felt that way for much of the first 12 weeks. Not weak, just kind of holed in nursing all the time. Mine's not a deep or long sleeper so I didn't have to set any alarms. We basicallly nursed all the time! We did and still do co-sleep by choice. Her birth weight was 5lbs 13oz and jaundice was present and we had to use a biliruben blanket, which sucked but at least we were at home. We liked/like DD safe and snuggled with us and its easier to nurse.
Originally Posted by @llli*abbasgyrle
Anyway I think baby wearing is what saved me. When she was tiny I took walks with her in a Dr Sears Balboa swing or a moby wrap. I watched videos to make sure I was doing it right. When she got bigger I got an Ergo carrier. She would usually fall asleep on walks whether I or DH was carrying her. I also wore her around the house to get things done. I tried nursing in the carriers but I never quite got the hang of it. She wasn't too happy in a stroller but occasionally I could get a walk in using the stroller system where the car seat locks in. I always brought a carrier as a back up. Those walks got us out and actually gave me great exercise. I would trudge up and down hills for as long as she was comfy.
It gets better! We're now at 10 months, still BF / no supplement, she's happy, healthy and so fun to play with if she's not hungry or tired.
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12