Name - Jennifer
Due Date - 4/16
Date Placed on Bedrest - 12/31
Type - strict home bedrest
Why ? hypertension; pre-e risk
Question of the Day - This one is a multi part question....... If you plan on breastfeeding, are you also going to pump and bottle feed? If so, when are you going to introduce the bottle? And what kind of bottles are you going to use and why (i.e. glass vs. plastic, brand)?
Answer - I want to breastfeed Sam. I am going to try to pump and introduce a bottle a couple of weeks after delivery, provided that Sam is not a preemie and I can breastfeed him right away (otherwise, I'll provide my mild and breastfeed as soon as I can). I want to introduce the bottle so that 1 he is used to it when I go back to work, and 2 so DH can also "bond" with Sam at 3 a.m. feedings (i.e. so DH can share some of the feeding responsibilities - though I know it really will provide them some bonding time too). LOL! I want to use glass bottles because I hear they warm more evenly and for some reason I just have it in my head that glass is better. Plus, I've heard of plastic bottles melting when you sterilize them in the microwave or in boiling water. I'm leaning toward the BornFree bottles. They have a wide mouth, which many of my friends have said were recommended by their lactation consultants, and they seem to have pretty good reviews on the BRU and Target websites. Plus, I few of my friends have recommended them.
Update: No real updates today. My mom and a good friend of hers came to visit today. Her friend as so sweet and made us some food (a huge roast, a pasta salad and cookies - all low/no sodium) and she also brought us a baby gift. Plus, she was trying to get me to tell her what needed to be done around the house so she could help. It was very nice and way too generous I thought.
After my mom and her friend left, my chiropractor came over to my house (since I can't go to him) and adjusted my back for me and did some acupuncture. I'm hoping that will help with some of the lower back and hip pain I've been having over the past few day.
And that's about it. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.