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jaunt

straight raw like a shamans feet
Aug 7, 2006
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Fort Apache
How are y'all holding up? Trying to get this thread going so we can share advice and what not.

My boy is almost a month old, we've recently experienced a growth spurt where he was feeding constantly for 10 hours. Also been having a lot of cluster feeding this week and my wife is having a hard time. Sometimes i feel like telling her to get her shit together, obviously not the way to go though. She's been very moody and its starting to annoy me and make me want to lash out at her. Im trying my hardest to keep my cool :hs: :hug:

Edit - moms are welcome too

Judgement free zone, no fucking trolling.
 
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Docter Pepper

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Feb 28, 2006
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We're about to hit 1 year. My wife is an amazing mom. She's put way more into parenting than I have. The last thing I would consider doing is telling her to get her shit together. Keep in mind, your wife just finished 9 months of pregnancy plus a birth. Cut her some slack
 

Math-E

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Oct 11, 2002
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How are y'all holding up? Trying to get this thread going so we can share advice and what not.

My boy is almost a month old, we've recently experienced a growth spurt where he was feeding constantly for 10 hours. Also been having a lot of cluster feeding this week and my wife is having a hard time. Sometimes i feel like telling her to get her shit together, obviously not the way to go though. She's been very moody and its starting to annoy me and make me want to lash out at her. Im trying my hardest to keep my cool :hs: :hug:
That's natural for females to piss off male mates in order to drive them away so that the males can mate with another female and keep the species going. You need to explain to her that you're doing her a huge favor by sticking around
 

Netbastard

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Jul 6, 2005
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How are y'all holding up? Trying to get this thread going so we can share advice and what not.

My boy is almost a month old, we've recently experienced a growth spurt where he was feeding constantly for 10 hours. Also been having a lot of cluster feeding this week and my wife is having a hard time. Sometimes i feel like telling her to get her shit together, obviously not the way to go though. She's been very moody and its starting to annoy me and make me want to lash out at her. Im trying my hardest to keep my cool :hs: :hug:
Take deep breaths and let the wife do her thing. She's going through some psychological issues right now. Hang in there, it'll get better. Also, on the bright side, time flies and you have a shitload of milestones to look forward too.
 
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strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,
Aug 8, 2001
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On our second kid. Feeding him formula only and removing all the pain/frustration/guilt/ from trying to have him breast feed was the best decision we made
 
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jaunt

jaunt

straight raw like a shamans feet
Aug 7, 2006
25,656
Fort Apache
We're about to hit 1 year. My wife is an amazing mom. She's put way more into parenting than I have. The last thing I would consider doing is telling her to get her shit together. Keep in mind, your wife just finished 9 months of pregnancy plus a birth. Cut her some slack

Yeah i know man... Im sleep deprived and overworked at the moment so i know thats affecting my mood.

mos def do not lash out at your wife one month after giving birth

Trying my hardest... I think this is helping already.

It’s stressful in the beginning. Gets easier. Just don’t kill each other.

We keep telling ourselves it will get easier but you can only repeat it for so long.
 

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Sep 1, 2003
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1.5yr old daughter and 2 month old son here. Patience with each other and the kids is #1

Also, the wife and I are big fans of of prioritizing breast pumping over breast feeding. Having a supply in the fridge (and supplement with formula if necessary) is soooo much more convenient for either one of us to grab and feed the kid. Keep the pumping schedule regular + taking turns feeding from a bottle = way less stress
 
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michael

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Dec 21, 2001
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#dadlife

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yesterday in the pool..

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jaunt

jaunt

straight raw like a shamans feet
Aug 7, 2006
25,656
Fort Apache
On our second kid. Feeding him formula only and removing all the pain/frustration/guilt/ from trying to have him breast feed was the best decision we made

Yeah i get that but we are dead set on breast milk only. She pumps as well but we haven't given him the bottle yet. We have a nice stash of frozen milk though.

1.5yr old daughter and 2 month old son here. Patience with each other and the kids is #1

Also, the wife and I are big fans of of prioritizing breast pumping over breast feeding. Having a supply in the fridge (and supplement with formula if necessary) is soooo much more convenient for either one of us to grab and feed the kid. Keep the pumping schedule regular + taking turns feeding from a bottle = way less stress

How long did you go before giving the bottle?
 

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