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Re: A few questions from a new mom

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Posted by Shana on September 14, 2003 at 18:26:08:

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

I don't know what to say about BF. But as far as taking them out, I was the same way as well. However, I would go outside in the afternoon/early evening with ds just to warm us up. That was a way of starting to get us out. Take the baby for walks in the stroller, etc. It is great for u and baby!
Sounds like hormones are beginning to get the best of you. It is hard the first few mos to control that. And they do grown so fast! Make sure you note all of those memories. And when u feel like it, sit down and read over them and relive them. I still do it to this day! I have been dying for baby #2 since I had #1. Postpartum lasts a long time! Take care and good luck!

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