I haven’t updated as nothing much has changed: J has stopped breastfeeding. If he wakes in the middle of the night he comes into my bed and every couple of weeks will have a quick suck to see if there is any milk. He doesn’t event seem to be getting colustrum and is quite clear that my breasts are empty.
I’ve exlained that the milk won’t come back until the new baby comes, and that then there will be lots (fingers crossed!) I’m not sure how he has processed this information and will be interested to see whether he is planning to start feeding again.
When I had J three years ago, D, who was nearly four, was interested in breastfeeding. I’d weaned her after three weeks, and bottlefed as I’d never got the hang of breastfeeding the first time around. She tried feeding again when J was little, but I don’t think she still had the right tongue action. She did work out that she got more milk if she squeezed with her hands though! J has obviously had much more recent experience of feeding which may make his attempts more successful oif he wants to try again. I’m happy either way: not sure what the rest of the family will think!
In the meantime, I have three chapters of a book on Insomnia to finish before I give birth, and only seven weeks at most to do it! I’m seeing the consultant on the 12th of Feb to discuss induction due to the SPD. Not sure if I’ll go for induction or not: I really just want to avoid a caesarean. Slightly concerned that the baby is still breech. I am spending so much more time sitting down this pregnancy – mainly because walking is so difficult! Trying to counterbalance that with evenings spent hung over the birth ball.