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I Eat at Mom’s

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week! I have been thinking about what I wanted to write to add to the Breastfeeding Blog Hop, and I started thinking back to my experiences, and what helped me from the very beginning. First and foremost, my husband and I took a breastfeeding class with a lactation consultant, which I highly recommend for any expectant parents. At the class, we were given little slips of paper that said “I eat at Mom’s” to put in our baby’s bassinet after she was born. I packed my little slips of paper in the overstuffed labor bag, and tucked them in my baby’s bassinet before she even left the delivery room. I wanted to be sure that no one was going to accidentally give my baby a bottle or pacifier without talking to me first.

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Why I *Still* Breastfeed

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I was in labor for a really, really long time. I was five days overdue when I went in for an induction. I was admitted on a Monday evening, and Charlotte Grace was born forty-eight hours later. I had two rounds of cervadel and a lot of waiting before they broke my water and started the pitocin at about 1 am on Wednesday morning. The contractions started immediately, and they were intense and right on top of each other. Charlotte was (finally) born at 5:30 pm that Wednesday, after a failed epidural, an episiotomy, and two hours of pushing. I was exhausted and in a lot of pain. I asked for something for the pain that wouldn’t impact breastfeeding, and they gave me morphine. I wish with all of my heart that I could take that back. Read the rest of this entry