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The dark side of breastfeeding

The dark side of breastfeeding

“But I’ve reached the point now where I almost feel afraid of the power of my boobs. Who am I without them? How do I soothe and comfort and lull my baby to sleep without the magic of breastfeeding?” Good read: http://www.babble.com/parenting/i-dont-know-how-to-parent-without-my-boobs/
The other night I realized that my husband is SO much better at getting our baby to go to sleep… and it’s because he can’t nurse and had to learn other ways to do it.

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  1. Good read! However, I think that when most kids are left to wean on their own this isn’t as big a problem as this author has described, since by that point the kids who’ve self-weaned have done so of their own accord and don’t really “need” nursing to calm them, go to sleep, etc. (mostly 😉 I know for my son when he weaned he was totally fine, but it was *me* who felt like now I had to work harder to calm a tantrum or fix a boo boo! I freaked, and then in about 1 week the dust settled and it was fine. Parenting is such a moving target, but I’d never give up the countless times breastfeeding has made it easier just for the few times at the end it might make me feel a little nervous!

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    1. Moving target is a great way to put it!

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  2. OMG – this article – it’s SO me… The baby falls and bumps his head: “here! have a boob”. The baby is tired and needs a nap or to go to bed “here! have a boob!”, he runs into a wall or his brother takes his toy “here! have a boob!”… but I know that time is drawing to a close… I am going to be at a loss as to what to do! Nap time won’t be fun… I will have to stick them all in the car and go for a ride! ha ha ha.

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