Finally, after a week of being tentative, it is now clear that DS is ready to be exclusively breast fed. In the week that DS has been on breast milk exclusively, he has gained 51/2 oz – which really makes us confident that this is here to stay. In addition to the many benefits of being breast fed for DS, for Dad, this means having to worry less about handwashing the dirty diapers. They are now directly machine washable, without any prior prep. For Mom, this means freedom from pumping and the chore of cleaning all formula related paraphernalia. Also, suddenly there is more time in Mom’s life for other stuff.And for DS, he is getting the healthiest possible food every time!!