Re: Please help! New mom - exhausted, bed-ridden, shut-in!!
This is what I used as a cover for nursing when it was hot. I've gotten SO much use out of them and having four means one is nearly always clean. http://www.albeebaby.com/aden-and-anais-swaddles.html
Originally Posted by @llli*abbasgyrle
My LO has hated the car seat since birth. I wish I could give you the magic answer there. My biggst trick was to nurse for as long as DD wanted and then be ready to walk out the door. And realize that newborns are very hungry and breastmilk digests very quickly. Once out I'd need to feed her at minimum within 90 min, but sometimes much sooner. Mine was born 5 lbs 13 oz with jaundice and I just figured she needed to eat and eat to catch up. Also she too was very clingy. When out if the stroller was a no go - usually - we just carried her. Lots of baby wearing though you have to figure out what carrier works in the best.
Words of encouragement. Even with an attached baby who wanted to nurse all the time, hated. The car seat (and still does) and the stroller, here I am at 11.5 months still breastfeeding a happy and very healthy kid. It can be done! And it's so worth it. Have patience. It will go so fast and once they can sit up and later play things do get easier. But it's still hard work, not going to lie about that one.
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12