I am 27 weeks along with my second child. I did not breastfeed my first child who is now 6 yrs old.
I am much more determined this time to breastfeed. I called the my local LLL leader and the next meeting is next Tues.
I want to go. Can you tell me what to expect? My DD is homeschooled. So she is home with me. The leader said it would be perfectly acceptible to bring her. She suggested I bring a toy for my DD to help keep her entertained(of course I will choose something quiet).
I have a ton of questions. Should I make a list and maybe there would be time for 'open' discussion where I may squeeze in a question or two?
DH doesn't understand my strong desire to BF this one. He says DD is perfectly fine and so why bother? However DD has eczema(she gets that from both of us) and she also takes Miralax daily for chronic constipation. I have been wondering... maybe if breastfed..... she wouldn't need it. Of course these are small things in the grand scheme.
DH also says since I didn't BF my first, when they get older one can say, "I was breastfed and you weren't" like I cared less. I say it can also be looked at like I tried with my first... didn't work out so I didn't bother with you. It just seems a little silly to me.
I have already told DD that I will be doing things with this baby that I WISH I had done with her. (for example baby feet prints. )
I do have a question I'd like to ask. With DD Daddy would feed her her bottle in the morning so I could sleep in.(I am the sleeper in the family).
If I pump, can he do this with this one as well? Or not really? I can't go too long without feeding, right? If not, what's the point of pumping?.... I'm sorry I could go on and on with questions......
Thanks for any help,