Mom of Six | Breastfeeding…the baby knows how, right?

A friend of mine who is a new mother called me and asked why breastfeeding was so hard.  She was ready to stop and it had only been a few weeks.  Her biggest complaint was that she felt totally unprepared.  But lets be honest, she was.  She did no research before having her baby.  She knew babies were born knowing how to suck and felt that was all she needed.  Take it from me you need more.  When I got pregnant with my first I was determined to breastfeed and give my child the healthiest food option.  Plus, let’s be honest.  Breastfeeding is FREE!!  I knew the prices of formula and cheepo me I didn’t want to pay it. I took classes and read books.  I thought I knew every position and every trick to keep the baby eating.  I was ready….or so I thought.  It never dawned on me that every baby and every situation is different.  I felt like I knew what I was doing but what was up with my baby!  Why wasn’t she getting it?  Silly me!  Sure babies can suck but they don’t know anything else like how to latch on or not to fall asleep while eating. I had to just stay relaxed and work with this sweet little baby who was in my mind starving!  It’s frustrating as hell and yes…it takes time (like weeks) for the baby to really “get it” but breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give your child…and yourself!

~Sheri

 

Mom of Six | Sheri K Bio

Hello all! I thought that I would take a moment to introduce myself before I started blogging for Night Nannies for Newborns. My name is Sheri and I am a very happily married mother of six children. Yep, you read it right, six kids! Crazy as it may seem to some, six seems a perfect number to me. I have four girls and two boys with ages as old as 11, and as young as 2 months. Some are spaced only eighteen months apart, and my youngest two are a little over two years apart. I have nursed every one of my children for at least a year. I loved it so much that I became a Lactation Educator. I am a stay at home mom, so that pretty much means I am their mother, chauffeur, doctor, cook, house cleaner and everything in between. I have over the years worked in the corporate business world, nannied, and now I help out my husband as much as I can with our video production business (aKvideo). My kids however take most my time. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes this crazy, hectic life is exhausting but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have lots of stories to share (good and bad) and hopefully you will find them enjoyable, helpful, and maybe just a little bit entertaining too. From talking to other mother’s I have found that nobody does it perfect, but it is nice to know you’re not the only one. So here we go folks…..welcome to my life.

~Sheri


New Guest Blogger, Mom of Six

I am happy to announce that we have a new guest blogger here at Night Nannies for Newborns.  In addition to our normal blogging we are pleased to have a new segment on our blog focusing solely on infant care from the perspective of a mom.  Sheri isn't just another mom either, she is the proud mother of 6 children including her newest addition, Isaac who was born this last summer. Please keep an eye out for our special new Mom of Six blog entries.