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Old 01-13-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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We made it to 6 months of Levi being ebf! its Levi's half b-day today!
Before Levi was born I had decided to bf him (because I knew it was good for him, I would be too lazy to make bottles, because formula is expensive and nasty....) I had decided that I would bf him for 6 months for sure and then 'see from there'. But when we first started out it was HARD I had no idea that it would be so difficult! But thankfully the hospital where I had him was VERY supportive of breastfeeding and never even mentioned formula - as soon as he was out they gave him to me and asked me to try and feed him - they dont even ask you if you chose to bf or ff - they just assume you will bf which I think is great.
Then the whole time we were at the hospital all of the nurses helped me figure out what to do and made me feel comfortable about asking questions so I could get it right. (we had to stay 3 days because my milk took a while to come in so Levi lost a lot of weight)
Even so it was really painfull and difficult for the first few months but then it got a lot easier and now I cant imagine it any other way. Especailly at night when all I have to do is help him roll over to eat and then I can go back to sleep... so easy.
So now we have reached 6months and Im not going to stop until Levi wants to - because we are both happy!
Oh and Im not going to suddenly hand over the solids either just because now he is 'supposed' to have them - he seems fine without them so I'll wait until he starts stealing food off my plate...

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YAY! Congrats momma! Your little one is only 10 days older than mine so we are right behiind you.
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congratulations! GREAT WORK MAMA!!!!!!!!
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I could have written your post almost word for word. My son was born the day after yours, and my experience with bfing has been the same! Except your hospital sounds WAY better than mine, lol.

Way to go mama!
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Congratulations! Good job, mama!
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I could have written your post almost word for word. My son was born the day after yours, and my experience with bfing has been the same! Except your hospital sounds WAY better than mine, lol.

Way to go mama!
If it wern't for some of those nurses I dont know what I would have done... its a teaching hospital and supposed to be one of the best (Loma Linda University medicle center in southern cali)

Happy 1/2 bday to your little guy too!
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WOOHOO!!! Way to go momma!
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