Week 24: Breastfeeding (and Other Food Stuff)

September 1, 2011 at 1:33 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

If you’re one of my mom friends, the title of this post probably didn’t phase you. You were likely intrigued about which aspect of breastfeeding I might discuss. I’ll spare the details for those of you who are not my mom friends–possibly even poke fun at you.

I have mentioned before that Kamran is a breastfed baby. I decided when I was pregnant that I would at least try nursing. The benefits are endless. In addition to all of the things that make breastfeeding good for Kam’s health, it’s good for my weight loss, and it’s cheaper than formula. It’s pretty much forced on you when you have a preemie. I anticipated the pressure from medical professionals. On my end it was ok.

I built up one hell of a supply of breast milk when Kam was in the NICU. I surprisingly still have it and have been able to keep up with Kam’s needs by pumping at work. We even had to go buy a deep freezer.

When the meteorologists started talking that hurricane Irene might hit the northeast, I panicked. When Isabel came through in 2003 we lost power for 3 days! Something like that would for sure destroy my stash.

I was on the phone with my dad talking about the storm and I mentioned that I was worried about losing power. He started to talk about that would affect us since we have a baby. I responded with, “Kam will be fine, I’m just worried about my frozen breast milk defrosting.” He immediately said “Hey, gotta go.” I laughed to myself at him. My family is not a breastfeeding family in general. Most of the kids, myself included, were formula fed. That is absolutely fine but it amuses me that it is such a scary topic. At least I know how to clear a room should I need to. My dad is not the only one Weirded out by the mere mention of how I feed my child–just a recent example.

A while back Iwas not sure how long I would breastfeed for. I decided that I needed to set a goal for myself so I didn’t get disappointed in myself for having to stop. I decided that my goal would be to make it 6 months and anything beyond that would be great. Ultimately I decided to let Kam tell me when he wants to stop nursing. So far he doesn’t seem to want to stop anytime soon. I’m good with that but look forward to the day I no longer have to pump.

We did start Kam on rice cereal about 3 weeks ago and this child loves it. He was a pro out of the gate. Good with the spoon, ate all of his food and was a neat eater so long as mommy was feeding him. Daddy was a messy feeder. It’s better now that Kayvan has gotten practice. Kam now gets frustrated if we don’t shovel food in fast enough and will open wide when he is ready for the next bite. He gets wide eyed and kicks his feet in excitement after each bite. We are so proud and will start him on baby food very soon. I can’t wait to see how he reacts!

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