“I used to be a WM but now I’m a SAHM! BF is way easier than pumping bottles LOL. But now DS is no longer taking bottles, and I feel trapped in the house. DH and I had no problem with our first LO taking the bottle (but DD also SSTN at two months with no CIO!). Any tips on how I can get R to take my BM with a bottle? TIA!” – Ridiculous Person
Why. Just why.
But that’s how it is. I’m guessing the only acronym you got there was LOL (yes, it still stands for Laughing Out Loud), but the forums are littered with this kind of silly. I’m sure I will start using them, too. SIA (Sorry In Advance (made that one up myself!)). So here’s a quick key for the most commonly used acronyms specific to the parenting forums:
BF = Breastfeeding
BM = Breast milk
CIO = Cry It Out
DD/DH/DS/DW: Dear daughter/husband/son/wife
EBF = Exclusively Breastfeeding
EDD =Estimated Due Date
EP = Exclusively Pumping
FF = Formula Fed
LO = Little One
LOL = har har.
“R” or any other single letter = usually their child’s first initial
SAHM = Stay-At-Home Mom
STTN = Sleep/slept Through The Night
TIA = Thanks In Advance
WAHM = Working at home mom
WM = Working Mom
I’ll probably add more as I come across them, but for now… that’s all! TTYL.