Midnight Conversations with the nursing mom

Day 5, 1: 52 am

Dad, bent over a tiny diaper: ‘He has pooped’

Mom: (Delighted): ‘Oh thats wonderful’

1: 54 am

Mom (concerned) : ‘Is it seedy? Is it mustardy?’

Dad: ‘Mmmm..I see a few seeds’

Mom : ‘But is it mustardy?’

Dad : ‘No’

Mom: ‘He’s not getting enough milk! Lets bring out some formula. He is hungry!’

Dad: ‘Lets hold off’

2: 10 am, mid feed

Mom :’ Well, at least he pooped, thats a good sign’

Dad : Snore

Mom : ‘Was it yellow?’

Dad: Snore

Mom: ‘Wake up! Was it yellow?’

Dad : ‘No…green, you can check, I did not throw the diaper yet’

Mom : ‘What! you have a newborn and didnt throw the diaper!’

Dad : Snore

Mom: ‘he is not getting enough milk!’

Note:

Ok, so last time nursing was not smooth sailing for me from the start, though it turned out to be one of my best decisions. This time though I was confident I would flow into the role like a well oiled milk machine.

I had so forgotten the strange and unique tensions of the first few weeks of nursing a newborn.

To add to the general confusion, here are some exalting standards of new born poop  to show the baby is getting enough milk

La Lache League: 2 to 5 poops a day

American Association of Pediatrics : 4, quarter sized poops a day

What to expect the first year: 5 large seedy, mustardy yellow poops a day

Baby’s dad: Only wet diapers matter

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10 Comments

  1. Tana

    Khushi,
    I think this post is hilarious and rather poetic actually. One doesn’t think of poop poetically, but somehow it is! 🙂

  2. malini

    it was great fun reading this post and made me remember those first few weeks of my new-born – malini

  3. smitha

    Good one!! I likes babys dads comment..

  4. khushi

    Poetic! I reread it – i am flattered. Malini, ya I think I had forgotten this first part of mommyhood. Smitha, I will tell dad 🙂

  5. joysree

    funny and knowledgeable

  6. Indrani

    A hilarious post. I remember my first few weeks with my son was somewhat like that.

  7. Khushi

    Thank you Joysree and Indrani. yes, it does bring back the first time though I thought I would be an expert by now!

  8. Anonymous

    I liked this one..It sure was funny

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