I'm able to sleep anywhere -- and sleeping while sitting up is one of my bragging rights. I used to work two jobs and on a date at the movie theatre, I used to sit upright and fall asleep. I felt badly about it, but I was so exhausted and couldn't help it. I always co-slept with my children and learned to nurse lying down. It was the only thing that allowed me to survive nursing twins while having a 2 and 4 year old (and as a single parent). It takes a bit of positioning and practice. In the beginning stages, positioning is most important to avoid sore nipples. Proper placement and support with pillows and towels is key. Once you are 'over the hump', you'll be able to nurse standing on your head.
Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork
I'm with the other poster on thoughts that 'when a baby cries' we must go. It's old school to just let a baby cry --- raises our cortisol levels and God knows what it does to a baby. Babies need to be cuddled, picked up and loved. All too soon, they will be teenagers, and these precious moments will be gone.
As an aside, I had brunch with my 26-year old and 21-year old. The 21-year old's twin now lives in London, UK --- a good 7 hours flight way from us. :-( So cuddle and co-sleep and enjoy every second of it! Time is precious and our babies are so precious. much love, /Lu
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.