Friday, August 29, 2008

3 Weeks, One Day - Milkin' Honey

I feel like any day now I'm going to be able to sit down and write Matthew's birth story. In fact now, more than anything else, it's just the time factor vs. the "I have things to process" factor as has been the case up to a few days ago.

On the breastfeeding front - here's a funny thing! I remember reading and hearing while I was nursing Bean that other women could just THINK of their babies, hear them cry, see a picture of them or even just smell an item of the baby's clothing and their milk would let down. It never happened for me, of course! You could have stuck Bean herself up my left nostril with nothin' but her feet left stickin' out and I'da still been sittin' there affixed to my pump as it sucked away for a hour, producing nothing more than a bucket of sad tears.

But, dude.

Now all I have to do is think of the PUMP, and my milk lets down.

I do love that pump an awful lot, though.


T with Honey said...

We have 2 things in common...

I never had the milk let down when thinking of Princess.
And I LOVED my Medela Pump-in-style. Although I got the backpack model which was easy to tote around when I went back to work.

Nicola said...

Ehehehee that's a funny image, sticking Bean up your nostril. :D Made me giggle anyhow. :) Glad BF is going so well and that you have milk-a-plenty for your little Matthew!

Mari said...

I'm glad to hear it! Matthew is going to be a big strong football player type and needs lots of nourishment!

Jemma said...

I'm just so so happy for you still!

It's even going way better for you than it did for me, I never had any leaking whatsoever! You've obviously got a lot of milk going on :D

Melissa said...

:o) I remember thinking that Pampers needs to make nursing pads because the brands that are out there were NOT absorbant enough for me. (then things settled down, thankfully)
Medela makes good stuff.

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