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The pacifier is a funny thing. In the first few weeks it’s considered a bad thing, because it can cause nipple confusion and interfere with milk supply. Then it’s considered a really good thing since it helps babies sooth themselves, and cuts SIDS risk by 90%. Then suddenly, pacifiers are bad again when they promote […]
So, we’re OK. We got the results from Fuzzball’s bloodwork. All is fine. His bilirubin is slightly elevated but nothing to be worried about, and his liver function looked completely normal. Our pediatrician said it very well may be breast milk jaundice (see, I wasn’t crazy), but that I should keep breastfeeding and it will […]
Yesterday, I went to my pediatrician, at the suggestion of my obstetrician, who I had seen for my 6 week check-up (at 7 weeks). She took a look at Fuzz and noticed his eyes were yellow. I had noticed that too, but I thought that was still some new-borny-ness. Turns out, that’s jaundice. Fuzz had […]
What is it about the sound of your own baby screaming that feels like a knife being inserted into your brain very slowly? I guess that is also part of the whole maternal wiring thing. It’s all good and fine if you can pick up the baby when he’s hollering like that. But what if […]
Here is Fuzzball a couple of days ago, in all his doubled-chinned, man-boobed glory. He is 6 ½ weeks in this photo. As you can see, Fuzzball is having no trouble packing on the pounds. I took the picture with my phone and was instantly compelled to fire it off to friends and relatives. Something […]
As I’ve mentioned before, I am not breastfeeding G, who is now 3.5 months old. Considering the fact that I have for many years been a pretty outspoken, public advocate of breastfeeding as a critical maternal, infant health issue, my current status as a bottle feeding mom continues to garner some unusual feedback from people […]