I agree mom2laurenmckenna, I think a tiny bit of tv for mom to get a few minutes of mom time, to catch up on dishes or fold laundry isn't really a bad thing. It's the sitting your child in front of the TV as a babysitter that is really the bad thing!
Sesame Street has been around for years, now we have Yo Gabba Gabba, Moose A Moose, Dora. So many shows these days geared towards kids. At the same time we have all those doctors and behaviorist telling us TV is bad for our children under a certain age. What is a mom to do? Allow our little ones to watch a little TV so we can get some things done, or entertain our little ones all the time and not get anything done around our homes? How do you feel about TV? Do you let your little ones watch some TV?
I have to admit that we do turn on Nick Jr from time to time so that I can work, or do a load of laundry. But I am not sitting my little toddler in front of the TV all day long, even if it's on to adult television a lot.
My SO is a stay at home dad as well. Job market here isn't very good. So he does it all too, even cooks dinner. I do help from time to time cooking and what not but it's difficult when I work from home too and there is no division of work and home. I seem to be working almost all the time!View Thread
Today is National Men Make Dinner Day. As a nursing mom, I know how sometimes the partner has to step up to help out a bit more around the house. Does your partner cook for you? How often? What other things does he/she do now that you are a nursing mom? What things would you like for them to do more of?
My So, cooks almost every meal now, and does laundry. I have 2 older children in our home and they help him with other house hold chores. While I've weaned my daughter, she never was a big nurser so I pumped and fed her bottles of breastmilk for 6 months, it was all very time consuming, but the rest of the family still pitches in and that's really nice.
It might also be that he needs more than 20 minutes to empty the breast. He might be getting tired too at the end of 20 minutes. I certainly think contacting the lactation consultant at the hospital would be great for both you and your baby.