Understanding Laura

I am a crunchy oddball with too many ideas and too little time. Do you get me now?

Monday, January 22, 2007

Latch On, Latch Off

Kellie and I had breastfeeding down. We really did.
Then we introduced the binky, pacifier, passy, nuk...
Our downfall.
After multiple sessions of trial and error and a few days of frustration and pain, I looked up "nipple confusion" on the La Leche League website.
Using their techniques for a perfect latch, we got it!
Turns out, we didn't have it down the first time around.
We had it well enough for Kellie to get milk.
But not well enough for her to feel full for more than an hour.
After our first successful latch, she happily slept for over three hours!
Since then, we've enjoyed several successful feedings and several hours in-between each session.
Yay for progress!

2 Comments:

  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    So happy for you and your sleep. Who would of thouhgt that you didn't have it figured out?, you were doing great!

     
  • At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Auntie Em said…

    Wow 3 hours!! Good think you figured it out! (P.S. I e-mailed you at your comcast account and it bounced back. Do you have a different one?)

     

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