Did I say I love my Boppy pillow?Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:17
Four weeks later, I’m still as much in love with my Boppy pillow as I was the day I got one from Matt’s mother. Not only does it make feeding easier since James gets so comfortable laying across it that he forgets to play the “latch on, latch off” game that he sometimes playsª, but he can also sit up inside it when he’s old enough to begin sitting on his own. I didn’t know about that last one until I actually went to the official Boppy site on my own, because I’d gotten curious about what some of the other products they make might be! However, it is good to know that the Boppy has more than one purpose. Although I’m still sold on the idea of having no more children after this and am still going to be getting my Mirena in two and a half more weeks, I like to buy things that have more than one function just because it makes me feel like I’ve gotten that much more bang for my buck.
In two weeks, I’m also going to start throwing up those breastfeeding buttons onto a separate page in my blog since I’m still exclusively breastfeeding James. Having a good breast pump makes things so great because I can easily pump out enough milk for someone to give James whenever I have to go somewhere or to cover the hour and a half I’m going to be spending up at school each day next semester. Since I’m only going to be going part-time taking one class a day, this is feasible! Even greater is how James takes the occasional bottle without getting confused, since we’ve already been working on that.
ª Doing things like this was inspired by the awesome Dez, except for how I’ve chosen to do it with letters rather than numbers. At any rate, James has taken to persistently latching on and latching back off during some feedings because… I don’t know why. Maybe he likes to cause my let-down reflex to occur more during each feeding than it already does because it makes it easier for him to swallow milk, or it could be that milk is coming out more quickly than he likes. Since he seems to be getting used to latching on and staying on for longer periods of time than he used to, it’s not a big concern of mine right now.