My mother the other weekend realized something interesting. When LM is being fussy and not wanting to eat, feeding him while standing up and rocking from one foot to another or slowly walking around helps a lot. He starts eating and finishes the bottle a lot easier. I think part of why he needs this is that his reflux makes him uncomfortable and he has always liked walking around and the motion of it. This morning (4:30am) I know he was hungry, but he was fighting me at every ounce. He wasn’t screaming, just kept pushing the nipple out. Finally I started walking around with him in one arm and he did great. However, at the end my back really hurt. I started thinking to try to find a solution. The first thing I came up was a back supporter or something. I know they sell them for women while they are pregnant. The second thing I thought of is a baby wrap. I have a baby bj.orn I got as a shower present, but I’m not sure if it’s the best one to use. He can only face outwards or inwards towards me and he fusses in it. I also have read reviews that when a baby gets to a certain weight it’s hard on your shoulders. LM is now about 13 pounds so I’m sure he’s at that point. I felt it starting on my shoulders the last time I used it which was a while ago.
So my point to this entry is two fold. One, do you walk and feed your baby as well? How does that work for you? Second, can you recommend a baby wrap to me? I am looking for one that is reasonably easy to use, one I can bottle feed him in as well as walk around outside with him, and where it doesn’t bend him at the stomach so he can lay straight so his reflux isn’t agitated. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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