Little Baby Noises

Assalamu alaikum/greetings, am doing better/feeling better than my last post. I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Qur’an, which is unfortunately seeming to be the best I can do this Ramadan, however, Alhamdulillah, it’s helped a lot.

Am still a bit, well no really, sleep deprived, but that is to be expected. I think the first time my son sleeps through the night it’ll probably scare the crap outta me at first, but then I think I’m gonna celebrate lol. I’d be happy with 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep which seems like a dream now lol. At this point I’d take 3 hours lol.

At any rate, am still having nursing issues, I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to nurse, which bothers me. And the pumping, well, the baby has a healthy appetite, and I feel like every time I turn around I’m pumping for him. And that just gets tiring especially when I pump for say 1 or 20 minutes or so, and only get less than a quarter of a 60 ML bottle of milk. That just makes me mad and frustrated. I kinda wish there was a tube I could just attach to my breast and put it in the baby’s mouth andhe could just drink directly from it, and then I could just skp the pumping part.

Any ideas on foods I can eat to increase my milk production? Anything I can do? I’ve heard of bags you can get to store your milk in, and I keep thinking to myself, who makes that much milk? Too bad I can take whatever the give cows to produce more milk lol, but I know that’s not really good for the cow so probably wouldn’t be good for me either.

Anyway, my baby is strting, well has for a while now, been making more noises other than crying, he has a litle noise he makes before he starts crying when he wants to eat, he ahs a noise he makes when he’s really relaxed/comfortable/about to fall asleep, and he makes noises in his sleep, about a week ago, although I know he’s not old enough to laugh out loud yet, it sounded as if I heard him laughing in his sleep. He also laughs/smiles and makes other expressions in his sleep, not to mention him moving around.

He’ll be 4 weeks old on Tuesday and it seems he’s changed so much already. I really think once he is able to lift his head, move around, and walk/crawl, etc., he’ll be really hard to keep up with. He’s definitely a lot of fun, though, even at this young age.

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A blind Muslim woman currently living in Florida, just trying to make sense of the world around me! !
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2 Responses to Little Baby Noises

  1. Linda Jitmoud says:

    Congratulations on getting through the first month. It’s hard, especially with your first. You’re right about the next challenge–when he becomes mobile.
    My first four slept through the night at six weeks but my last two didn’t until they were each a year old. Hopefully your little guy will be like my first four.
    Dairy products helped increase my milk supply, especially ice cream. It was a good excuse to indulge.

  2. Salaam alaikum,
    My friends swear by Raspberry leaves and fenugreek. I haven’t ordered the mildmaid teas yet, but I plan on: http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/breastfeeding-support I also read about thistle and alfalfa. Another friend told me that cabbage leaves help with soreness and relieving engorgement. You can try a herbalist or order online. I was told lots of skin to skin contact helps encourage milk production and use herbs in combination with increased pumping. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve been reading a lot of breast feeding books and took a class. The important part is that you are trying and any amount of mother’s milk is good for the baby. Did they give you a hospital grade pump?
    Best wishes for you!

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