Bonding with baby: the first two weeks

Bonding with baby: The first two weeks. My experience immediately following the birth of my baby - over at the www.happilytiredmama.com

 

Papa Mermy and Baby Mermy have a beautiful bond.  When Papa Mermy comes home from work, Baby Mermy lights up with the biggest smile on his face and starts squirming in my arms, trying to escape to get to his papa! It’s the sweetest, most beautiful expression of love and it does a mama’s heart good to see her two favourite men being each other’s lovey-doveys.  But, it wasn’t always this way.  Not for me.  Bonding with the baby in those first two weeks was extremely difficult and seeing Papa Mermy do it with such ease made me feel really insecure as a mother.

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What’s in your breast milk?

What's in your breast milk?

 

So, it happened again. My breasts were engorged. This is the second time in a two-week period that this has happened, with each episode lasting a few days. Dealing with the pain, I turned to my own post, but also started to think about the formulation of breast milk since Baby Mermy wasn’t drinking properly from either breast. My concern was whether he was actually consuming the hind milk, often also referred to as the fatty milk. And then I did some research and learned some interesting facts about breast milk. So, what’s in your breast milk?

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