First, I would have Lorelei use a bottle for at least one feeding a day. It would still be expressed milk but from a bottle. I waited until 4 weeks to avoid nipple confusion. She was NOT confused. I can't begin to say how much time I spent
The second thing I would change is that I would accept much sooner and feel less guilty about cosleeping. I would embrace it as a blessing to have a reverse cycling baby. I would, however, buy a cosleeper to attach to my bed.
The third thing I would change if I got to call "do overs" would be to find a support group quickly. I have had a hard time finding my niche. I don't want to talk about Lorelei and try to downplay all of her accomplishments because I do not want people to feel like I am bragging. I don't want Lorelei to feel like I am not proud of her. I want to encourage her but not push her. Having a child that began signing at two months, speaking at five months, and walking totally unassisted at eight months has been fun, but very hard!
So, what would you change if you could call "do overs"?