Pebbleann–Congratulations!!! :cheer: You deserve it. You must be so excited. Please let us know how things are going along the way.
Anozi–I feel a lot of pressure now. It is my understanding that this is not because of the incision but because the uterus is still really large and putting pressure on the bladder and groin areas. It is pretty uncomfortable, so I feel your pain.
Also, I am breastfeeding. I am only using the bottle occassionally for when I can’t be with Alyx. The lactation experts tell you to wait to introduce a bottle until they are 2 weeks old but don’t wait any longer than a month old before you do. The only reason why I did it now is that I have to attend my daughter’s middle school graduation this week and I don’t want to take Alyx around all those people and germs, so I wanted to pump milk and have my DH give her a bottle to be sure she would take it before I was away from her for a good chunk of the day. Alyx has such a strong latch and suck, that I was not too worried about nipple confusion with her. My DH has given her a bottle a couple of times and she has taken it like a champ. So hopefully no issues on Wednesday while I am out with my daughter.
Ade–I was torn between the Ameda Purely yours and the medela pump and style and went with Ameda because of the reviews and the cost. You were a lucky duck to get one from a friend. I was at least able to purchase mine with my flexible spending account so it didn’t hurt as bad.
You are such a trooper with little E without your DH. Mine leaves to start going back on the road on Sunday. I have my Mom and a part time help but they can only help so much, when you are breastfeeding, it is different when you have your DH. I am going to really miss him.
I tried giving Allie a paci,it did not confuse her at all, she seemed to use it at first but now she hates it. She sucks once or twice and removes it with her hand and then just holds it. I have yet to meet a baby that has gotten nipple confusion with a paci, they realize very quickly that nothing is coming out of the paci.