Elliott is still a nursing champ- when I'm full. He does great in the morning and has no problems getting what he needs. Its when I'm getting low that he has a problem and just can't become satisfied. I'm sad to say that the past two nights that I've tried to nurse him before bed, he just wasn't having any of it. My pumping schedule has been such that I pump around 6:30 pm and then try to nurse him to sleep around 8-8:30. I think I'm not giving myself enough time to fill back up so perhaps that's the problem. So, I might have to drop a session or juggle my schedule a little if I want things to change.
Oliver is going to the ENT on Monday to check if he has acid reflux and tongue tie. If he is indeed tongue tied and they recommend getting him clipped, I probably will do it. Its not just for the fact that he might breastfeed after that, but there can be other problems like speech issues that could come up. I'm sure it would be a lot more traumatizing when he's 3 to have that done than now when he won't know what's happening. So, we will see!
If you don't like breastfeeding pictures, please feel free to skip. I believe that breastfeeding is beautiful and people should not be afraid to see it. Yes, breasts are sexual, but they are also for nourishing babies and I don't believe they need to be hidden away. These pictures are special to me and I'm not ashamed to show them.
Oliver- 24 hours old
Elliott- 24 hours old
Tandem nursing my baby boys- about 3 weeks old
Tandem bottle feeding
So sleepy after a nice meal
Silly girl playing with the nursing pillow
Elliott and Oliver