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Apr. 26th, 2009 | 11:07 am
mood: accomplished accomplished

We made it to six weeks!



Nursing has been so much easier this time around. I don't know if it's just experience or having a better nurser (he nursed within ten minutes after his birth and latched on perfectly from the start). Unfortunately, I have overactive letdown again, so we're trying to work through that. I do let my "human pump" (a.k.a Aqil) nurse first if possible, to gobble up that first letdown, but my subsequent letdowns are just as strong. Plus, unlike DS1 who always looooooved the fast flow, this one actually cries when it happens.

Tandem nursing has been quite an experience. The first month was tough because I had major agitation issues with Aqil and just couldn't stand nursing him. But that has pretty much vanished. My cousin, who is still tandem nursing her 1+yr old and 3+yr old, gave me a tip: find a tandem nursing position you're comfortable with and stick with it. Now I pretty much only tandem nurse in a semi-reclining modified double-cradle/cradle-football hold or side-lying with the newborn while the toddler is in the perch position from behind. Pics behind the cut if my descriptions don't make sense ;)

Afraz is always nursing, of course. Aqil has his days - some days he only nurses twice, some days (like today) he wants to nurse every time he spots his brother nursing *LOL* Anyway, onto the pictures!







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pour the champagne, pour the champagne

From: juliena
Date: Apr. 26th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
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awwwwwwwwwwww i wanna learn how to be a perfect star too! :D

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adriana le délicieux

From: flutterflywild
Date: Apr. 26th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
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hehe...he really is learning, btw...we watch way too many talent show competitions!

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Moi

From: chuchuchie
Date: Apr. 26th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
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way to go!! :D again, they are such beautiful children ^_^

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adriana le délicieux

From: flutterflywild
Date: Apr. 26th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
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thanks!! and they've got nothin' on Kay in the cuteness department!

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m_ich

From: m_ich
Date: Apr. 27th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
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congrats on the milestone!

guess all babies/kids are different, I had alot of letdown while breastfeeding last time and Bri was pretty ok with it, sometimes even the minute the boobies are uncovered or the body knows it's feeding time, and it would just spray milk like a water pistol, sometimes her face will be sprayed with milk because she couldn't latch fast enough :P

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