When I got pregnant with baby boy #2, I decided I was not going to let any one pressure me about the whole "breast" feeding is best dealio. You know the mommas that preach it over and over to you. I mean my good friend breast fed all her boys until they were 1 and one more to the age of 2! I give you mommas credit because it really is a full time gig, that you have to be committed to. Not sure I would be breast feeding a kid tell the age of 2, if you are reading this and you did, to each his own.
But, recently I put a plan into action that I think will work best for the baby, me, my husband and even Will. I want everyone to be involved because in the process because I know me, and I can't do it alone. I decided that for the first 4 weeks, which is how much time I will take off from training clients, that I will breast feed. After that, so that baby boy #2 is getting the nutrients he deserves from his momma, I thought I would pump. Then, Lew and Will can help feed him as well.
My questions to all you mommas who have breast fed, is this even possible? Will I get tired of pumping? I breast fed Will for about 3 weeks but we had to supplement with formula because I was not able to produce enough for him. I then, I hate to admit, gave up. So, what do I need to know about breast feeding? Is there any good books that you recommend I read to get me started? Do you have any recommendations for breast pumps?
I am really hoping that with the breast milk, baby boy #2 might not get quite as many ear infections as Will did. Does that even help? You see, I am clueless. I do know that I was the only one my mom breast fed and she said I was the best baby. Is this total wishful thinking on my part?
I will admit, I feel like I am a breast feeding virgin. I need your help! Anything you can offer me, would be greatly appreciated!