Breastfeeding Breakthrough!

Ok, as you can tell by the title I’m going to give you TMI… so if you are squeemish or male you might want to skip this post.  It’s funny how in person I’m so modest, but online I’m so open.  Kind of a contradiction I know.

Last night JD and I had a breastfeeding breakthrough.  Because JD was born so early his sucking reflex wasn’t very strong.  Add to that the fact that I have flat nipples, I have been using a nipple sheild when breastfeeding so that JD can latch on.  Last night he was able to latch on without the shield for the second half of a feeding!  WAHOOO.  I am sure you are wondering why it’s a big deal.  One of the perks of breastfeeding is that you don’t have to worry about a ton of bottles and it’s just on demand.  When you  have to make sure you  have a shield and it’s clean all the time it takes some of the convenience.

Oh and on the Cardiology front, I’m being started on the diuretic today.  Guess I better stay close to the restroom because I hear they kick in and you start to urinate very quickly after taking them.  FUN FUN!

Boy this whole post is full of TMI!  FUN!

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7 Responses

  1. GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding, glad to hear they are watching everything so closely and that you and JD are progressing:)

  2. Amazing, even after being warned I still read on, huh.

  3. Woohoo! lolol. Glad he’s able to latch on properly — more than half the battle, right there. 🙂

  4. Ya well you can’t tell me I didn’t warn you!

  5. It’s never TMI for me… especially because it’s good to know this stuff for me since I’ll be going through all of it in less than two months for the first time! Congrats on latching, it’s one of my fears!

  6. My cousin has inverted nipples and struggled a lot with her first. She had it down pretty good after the first month though, so just hang in there! If you do have more, it’ll be easier with them. 🙂 I hope the diuretics work and your heart isn’t weakened *prayers*.

  7. WOW…you were right, BUT I am sooo happy JD is able to latch! YEWHO!

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