Thursday, April 15, 2010

Why a stop watch?

In my last post, I posted a picture of my daughter, Joslyn, nursing her baby. Many people have commented on the picture, but to my surprise many have asked why a stop watch.

I guess it is just so routine for me that I don't even question it. It never occurred to me that some people might find it odd. So I thought I would explain why I use a stop watch.

Katelyn has pretty bad Reflux and needs to be monitored how long she eats. I have found that if she nurses for more than 10 minutes per side she will spit (most of what she takes in) up. So in the beginning, I would stop her when she reached 10 minutes, whether she was done on that side or not.

Now that she is 5 months old, she has gotten more efficient at nursing. She rarely reaches the 10 minute mark, but I still time her to make sure she is eating well.

So there you have it....a secret tip of mine.

(HINT HINT....Most cell phones have a stop watch function, too!)

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