On another board, the Babywise method was brought up. From my understanding you let them eat, play with them and then put them down to take a nap every 3 hours. I guess the whole process is so they sleep through the night
DS is currently sleeping 5-6 hour chunks at night and I am feeling very well rested so I'm not looking to go to this so he'll sleep through the night, I'm just curious about it.
I'm currently feeding DS on demand and I'll let him use me as a pacifier. For most of the day (unless I'm out and about with him) he's on me. Whether he's asleep, nursing or awake and I'm reading to him or playing with him.
Im curious to know if we do switch to the babywise method if my supply would get messed up because its not really on demand anymore.
And of course I'd love your opinions on it too
I have a questions about my DS's poops. He's almost 7 weeks old and I've noticed a decrease in the number of times he goes per day. Today I noticed that they were darker than their normal yellow color and maybe even a dark green.
I have OALD/OS so I block feed. During the day if he's hungry like 30 minutes after being on a new boob, I'll put him back on it, and he'll usually nurse himself to sleep. Could me doing this give him a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance? I dont really feel my letdown, but I can tell when it happens by the way he's sucking (he'll slow down his sucking and stop to breath more. Sometimes he'll pull off but go right back on).
With the holidays coming up, family is wanting to know what to get me. I've seen a lot of ladies here say that they nurse in a sling and how wonderful it is. Now that i'm feeling back to myself and want to get things down around the house, I'm seeing how a sling would come in handy.
What type of slings do you recommend/use? Do they work well for large chested women?
And my final question. I currently use disposable diapers. They are ok, but I really wanted to try cloth diapers, but I had no idea where to start. I would love to have him in cloth diapers, but there are so many out there and so many reviews, I dont know which ones would work out the best and with money being tight, can't afford to buy all of these to find out which one works. Or is it pretty much down to personal preference? Had anyone used the diapers with the disposable liners?
I've heard babies that are diapers with cloth diapers potty train easier as they can feel when they are wet. DH and I plan to start trying when DS is 1 1/2 to 2 years old so I want the potty training to go as smoothly as it could possibly go.
Sorry for the long post with a million questions in it.