Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Compliment, latching and getting my supper back.

1. The midwife comes for her final visit. She says that Alec is lovely -- which means a lot coming from someone whose job is babies. It also means a lot because he has baby acne, scratches on his face from his long nails and flaking skin caused by his extra two weeks inside. Nick and I know he's lovely, but it must be hard for other people to see it!

2. Yvette, whose 3BT posts I mentioned earlier this week, recommended this short film about baby-led feeding. We give it a go, and marvel of marvels, Alec latches on all by himself. What a grown up boy.

3. Other new parents have told us about the interrupted meals. We have our first experience of Alec requesting a feed just as Nick brings our supper to the table. I can only plug the baby in and watch longingly as my stew and dumplings and peas and sweetcorn goes in the oven to keep warm. It tastes so good when I get it back.


  1. no 3 reminds me of when my daughter was born a week before Christmas - forever known as 'egg and chip Christmas'!

  2. I can imagine, Lynne... We've been eating a lot of frozen stews (some home made, some from Cook). Mainly food that won't spoil with waiting.

  3. Glad it helped :) Never ceases to amaze me, even though I get to see it every week, how babies do know how to breastfeed and so many problems have been created simply by us taking over on them.

    Hope it continues to get better and better.


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