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Re: A few questions from a new mom

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Posted by rycheymac on September 14, 2003 at 11:16:07:

In Reply to: A few questions from a new mom posted by Sally 2 on September 14, 2003 at 10:48:37:

: 1) I am breastfedding and I wanted to know if it is normal to have sore breasts and some pain in the first few weeks? The baby is latching on correctly, but she eats so much that my nipples are not keeping up too well with all the feedings. By the way, my little one gained one pound 10 ounces in the first week she was home, she eats a lot! :) Is this disconfort going to improve with time?

: 2)My dh wants to take the baby out and I am a little reluctant because she is only a week and a few days old. I suggested we waited until she was at least a month old, but he thinks I am being over protective and I need to get out of the house. When did you start taking your baby out (grocery shopping, church, etc), and am I being paranoid? I guess I am scared she will get a bug or something and get sick.

: 3) My little one is still small but I am already sad because she seems to be growing up too fast. She lost her umbilical cord yesterday and I was sad about it. Does anyone else feels like their kids are growing up fast? I just wish she could be a newborn for a little longer. Maybe it is all the hormones getting to me hugh?

: Thanks for all the input, Sally 2

1. for me my breasts hurt for a couple weeks and it did pass.It's alot to get used to..hehe..

2. I think you should take her out, being inside all the time she might not build immunes to things.I heard being exposed to things often helps you get immuned to them(of course to a certain extent)( but i'm not a Dr.)But I am a mom of three that were born different times of the yr.and I took them out ,you can judge by the weather. I think you catch cold from germs, not from not wearing a hat etc. and I think being indoors, with windows closed etc. it's a good breeding ground for germs...

3. I can't say at that age I thought they were growing to fast, but I think most parents feel their kids grow up waaaaaay to fast....

from Rycheymac

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