Hey ladies! A little background before I start with the questions. I am a second time mom, but I was unable to breastfeed my daughter. I had (at the time anyways) flat nipples and she just wouldn't latch. So when my son was born and he latched like a pro, I was overjoyed! We have been nursing for almost 3 1/2 months but I do have some silly questions...
First, I was wondering how long I need to keep wearing nursing pads. I am not really leaking anymore, but I think at this point I still wear them out of paranoia. I don't want to go out in public and have big wet spots on my shirt. And along those same lines, do many of you still sleep in nursing bras? I have been wearing a bra pretty much 24/7 since I had the baby and "the girls" need a break... lol
Another question I have is about something I read. I don't know where I read it, but somewhere I saw that breastfeeding moms should NOT go roller skating. Why? Is it because there is the chance of falling? I have been skating for the better part of my life (started going when I was 4 and am a LOT older than that now.. lol) so I rarely fall anymore, if ever. But I have a 2 year old who I want to start taking cause I think she would enjoy it. Well, that and my 10 year old neice has been begging me to take her since my son was born.
Finally, I was wondering how those of you with older children manage to breastfeed the one and chase after the older one. We are dealing with some jealousy issues right now cause my son LOVES to be held and when he is awake he nurses for comfort. My daughter was used to being the center of attention, but I can't hold her and nurse him at the same time. So she acts up, screams, etc, to get my attention and I feel guilty yelling at her because even though she is doing things she knows she shouldn't, she is only doing it to get noticed cause I am paying attention to the baby. KWIM? It will start to get better here soon cause he is starting to like the swing more and he is ALMOST ready for the jumpy seat. I will be able to put him down more and he has found his fingers and fists to suck on.
I don't know... It could be the lack of sleep causing my illusions of sanity, but I do know that I LOVE breastfeeding and plan on continuing until HE is ready to be done. (even though my husband says to stop at 6 months... whatever.. lol)