In an effort to actually get posts out here, as opposed to just writing them in my head, I’m starting an alphabet blogging project. Not in the usual order, as my brain works in its own mysterious way.
I’m still nursing SB after work and at night. Nevertheless it is clear that she drinks much less milk than in the past – my boobs look rather deflated, and I have shrunk out of my nursing bras. Is there much of a point buying new ones now? I don’t have specific plans to stop nursing, in part because it’s convenient and SB and I enjoy it, and in part because she has a strange sort of allergy to milk (she breaks out in hives upon skin contact – fortunately we haven’t noticed any adverse effects effects from actually eating the occasional dairy product) and we’re thus not giving her cow’s milk (upon our family doctor’s* recommendation – reevaluate next year). And that calcium has to come from somewhere. So, unless SB decides she’s done we might be nursing for another while. But given the price range for F-G-cup bras and the fact that, from my limited experience, the nicer a nursing bra looks the harder it is to open the clasps for, you know, actual nursing… I’m just not convinced yet.
* The medical system here works such that we all have the same family doctor, who then gives out referrals as needed. After all my specialist care in the last years it’s taking a bit getting used to this, but in their defense I have to say that our experiences so far have been pretty good (and thankfully uneventful – ophthalmologist referral as we weren’t sure if SB is cross-eyed. Yes, does next Tuesday work for you? So far they think she doesn’t, but might be farsighted on one eye.)