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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Our Journey

My boobs are awesome. Apparently. I say this because when Lorelei was four weeks old I bought a breast pump.

I thought it would be simple. I would just use the bottles that came with the pump. I was wrong.

Here is a picture of Patti giving Lorelei her first bottle. We did the "have another person give the baby a bottle" thing. Can you see that this was not a success? Can you see this death look?

Many bottles were tried.

This is Mommy trying a bottle.

This is a Nuby bottle.

This is the breastflow bottle. It has two nipples inside of each other. It has compression and suction. It is said to be "most" like the breast. Whatever. My boobs are awesome, remember?!?

I don't feellike going downstairs and looking up all of the different bottles Chris and I have bought and tried with our breast supporter daughter.

In the meantime Lorelei has learned how to drink out of a cup and with a straw. Water. Not milk.

The way we figured out she could drink out of a straw...we were at a restuarant and my three month old daughter would not sit in her carseat...she has learned how to escape. So, she sat in our laps And I offered her my cup with water and a straw. (Now I have tried and tried at home to get her to drink out of a straw. She refused.) At the restuarant she loved it. We bought her a sippy cup with a straw. She will drink water out of it. Not milk.

Here is an example of my water straw drinker at four months.

Last week, four days before I went back to work, I came across what I call "the Barbie bottle" It holds two ounces only! She likes it because she can hold it by herself. How was I to know that is what the issue was?!? I thought it was a nipple issue! Silly Mommy!
Notice how tired Lorelei is in the picture. She was ready for me to find the "Barbie bottle" too!


Wren said...

Oh my goodness!! The one of her drinking out of the Lenny's cup is hilarious!!

Glad your 'bottle search' is over...hopefully!

Jessica said...

Yay for your awesome boobs. Justus did not feel the same way about mine. He enjoyed the bottle a little *too* much. I was permanently attached to my pump for 7 months. Even my poor intern had to endure my pumping. It was such a burden for our family, but I was so determined to give him my milk. Only to find out it could be worsening his eczema. We now spend at least $15 a week on formula (that's WITH samples from the doctor's office)and I have 11 gallon-size bags of breastmilk in my deep freeze. So, I say while you've had a struggle with the bottle, yay for you for being successful with breastfeeding!!