Breastfeeding Class – Show me the beads!

$50 + 3 hours = Where are the boobies?!?  I feel jipped.  I brought beads and everything…just kidding…but how funny would that be!!  Next time…

The class was okay.  I went into it really tired and very uncomfortable so it was hard to focus.  There were a LOT of people in the class too.  We all introduced ourselves.  One girl was delivering a boy at West Hills on Aug 9th!  I asked if she wanted to carpool but she didn’t seem to get the joke.  Anyways, back to boobies.   I took the class at The Pump Station.  For the most part, it was an excellent class.  There were some things that I didn’t see eye-to-boob on though.  Here were the main takeaways:

  • I will never sleep (read: I will be super cranky).  Let’s do the math.  A newborn baby needs to eat about 8-12 times a day for the first 3 weeks.  The feeding can last 20-40 minutes.  On the high side, that’s about half the day spread out throughout the whole day.
  • I’m a human faucet: Pump/feed – that’s the deal.  As he starts to get older and sleep through the night, i’ll still need to get up and pump.  Just because he’s able to sleep through the night without a feeding doesn’t mean I can.  It’s a use it or lose it situation.
  • It shouldn’t hurt.  Well, neither should a blood test but i’ve had some unpleasant ones.  I’ve talked to enough people to know that breastfeeding can be painful.  I think what the teacher meant to say is, it doesn’t have to hurt.  With the right technique that is.
  • Milk for you, Vodka for me!  I don’t miss alcohol, but knowing I could have it made me want it.  One general rule – if you’re too drunk to drive, you’re too drunk to pump.  In that case, “pump & dump.”  I don’t know why, but that little saying makes me giggle.

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  1. Mommy

    Daddy and I can’t stop thinking about Babram and all his adorable parts.- it feels like we’ve been waiting forever (since 1982) and now he’s almost here. Little Sweetheart has to wait at least until his due date as we’ll be shopping for his Hawaiian ensembles until 2 weeks prior to his scheduled appearance. I’m so glad I didn’t succumb to the cute girl outfits I’ve seen on vacations and am finally free to go wild in the gift shops. We’ll see you next Friday and will blog check from the Big Island. So Little Mommy – sleep, sleep, sleep. We love all three of you.

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