Monday, June 12, 2006
Bottles & Breastfeeding
We love watermelon! (Judah calls it me-mine)
18 months ago we tried giving Judah a bottle. He cried and screamed and gagged, but never actually drank from it. I didn't need to force it on him, because technically I COULD be there every time he needed to eat. So, Judah never took a bottle. At 6 months he started eating rice cereal and that's when I didn't always need to be there for him. He was 6 weeks old when we tried and I just thought I tried too late.
Before Samuel was born we knew that, if for nothing else, he would need to take a bottle during Mark & Laura's wedding. Eric & I are both in it (yay!) and so someone would need to feed our little man. My plan was to give him the bottle at 2 weeks. That never actually happened, so Sunday we decided to try it. When Eric gave him the bottle he had no problem drinking it. I think it was so easy because he takes a pacifier (Judah didn't). And, so began my little bit of freedom.. But, watching Eric feed Samuel made me realize why I love breastfeeding so much. It's such an intimate cuddle time with my baby, which I really do LOVE.
Papa feeding Samuel
Written with love by Morgan at 10:15 PM