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#31 Lee Lee

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:41 PM

Hello, just thought I would pop in before we head off to bed.

Landon is doing well here but seems to be very sleepy. We left hospital Wednesday morning but had to go back on Thursday to get re-tested for jaundice. Needless to say he didn't improve but he didn't get any worse. At the moment I guess we are trying to fatten the poor boy up and trying to get him into a 7pm bedtime.

Otherwise nothing much is happening here. I am recovering heaps better this time than last and last time was pretty easy.

Have had a few tears which have mainly been about my DS1 and the fact I'm not able to spend as much time with him etc. And currently he is having major dad addiction issues so I'm feeling a little rejected. Meanwhile DH is feeling like he isn't getting to know Landon as Chase is quite demanding on his time.

Well it seems it is bedtime, I am staying positive that Landon will sleep for longer than 1.5 hrs each stretch tonight.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:11 AM

QUOTE(squeaza @ Oct 15 2010, 06:11 PM) View Post


Boobs have gone crazy today wacko.gif Keep on getting a slight sting like let-down every now and then - no crying babies within earshot, and when I look they're both there happily leaking away wacko.gif meant to ring the ABA and ask if this is normal.



Its normal, used to happen to me all the time. I worked out at about 6 months if I got my hand flat and pressed it against my boob (ie palm flat and firm on nipple) that would stop the let-down. Not sure if it would work during the early engorged period though, I still haven't had this baby so haven't been able to test the theory out!
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#33 squeaza

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:36 PM

Hello Lee Lee!!

Good to hear that Landon is doing well. I'm sure your new family dynamic will settle down very soon and you'll all get used to different division of time and priorities etc.

Good to hear that crazy random let-down is normal wacko.gif My boobs have generally calmed down though - until yesterday morning I had to have 2 breast-pads on each boob and had gone through 18 in the previous 24 hours. Now I've used up 2 per day for the last few days.

Eddie is going well - we've had some pretty unsettled periods during the days or early evening (that being 8pm+) but he's sleeping a dream overnight - still feeding every 3-4 hours but only takes 30 minutes including nappy change and both him and me are pretty good at passing out again in the dark.

We went for a lovely drive in the hills today and went for a walk in the rain with him in th epram. He slept through it all biggrin.gif I'm sure we'll end up going on all these lovely outings with him that he doesn't remember in the slightest!

Hubby goes back to work properly tomorrow - late dinners for both of us for the next 4 days, and on Wed and Thur I have something the second he finishes, so it's a matter of I eat something earlier, and prepare to hand screaming baby to him so I can rehearse/teach.

I'll come back and write more tomorrow - atm my brain just shut down and I'm seeing double biggrin.gif

Hope you're all well and soon we will have more mummies in here to yabber away with smile.gif
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:46 PM

Good to see you in here LeeLee! Glad our group is slowly growing in numbers biggrin.gif Sounds like Landon is doing well... and I hear you on the fattening up mission as we are still working on getting Liam up to his birth weight. Mind you his birth weight is such a big number, no wonder it is taking him a while to get back to it! laugh.gif

Things seem to be going better here, but still good days and bad days... today is a good day! biggrin.gif Had an absolute shocker the other day as he was very unsettled all day, it was also the same day that Hubby had arranged to go out for the head wetting.... pretty much the same time that he walked out the front door, cue baby crying pretty much not stop and not settling wacko.gif After 4hrs of him being very unsettled, crying (only settled when he was being fed!) and so on and I ended up ringing my SIL and asking her if she would mind coming by to give me a hand. Luckily she was more than happy to help me out which really saved my sanity! He eventually settled and had a pretty good night all in all.

In other news we have been trying to get out and go for walks durig the day, also need to get out of the house for a bit and get some sunshine. We have discovered that Liam loves the sling as he loved being upright and carried around, much easier on my back too! He usually goes to sleep in it which is great....

We are still working on getting back up to birth weight and he is being weighed again on Wednesday by the ECHN who is coming over for the first visit. In the meantime we are still on 3hrly feeds through the day and topping up with expressed milk if required.

Questions for other breastfeeding Mums:

How long does it usually take you to feed your baby (on average)
When first starting out, did you have any issues? If so how did you overcome them?
How long did it take you to feel really confident with breasfeeding?

Am thinking about starting a thread asking these questions and a few others... just out of interest.

Speaking of feeding had better go as we are getting to that time. Back later for more personals, hope everyone is doing well xx


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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:11 PM

Hello Oct Mummies smile.gif Just stalking away again... tongue.gif

Truffles, here are my answers to your questions about breastfeeding, just for interests sake:

Questions for other breastfeeding Mums:

How long does it usually take you to feed your baby (on average)?

With Cate, in the early days it took me an hour, almost to the second. One side, burp, nappy change to wake her up, other side during which she would fall fast asleep and be put back into the bassinet.

With Seamus it takes up to two hours (a short feed for us is an hour, average feed is an hour and fifteen minutes). He feeds and then needs to be burped for ages. He can also need three nappy changes per feeding session wacko.gif he never feeds to sleep and needs to be patted and rocked until she gets sleepy enough to be put down in the bassinet. some days he feeds almost constantly from 4pm - 7.30 - 8pm ish which nearly kills me.

When first starting out, did you have any issues? If so how did you overcome them?

I have been so lucky both times (so far!) in that I have had no major issues with my milk coming in. I haven't been engorged or had pain in my breasts or on my nipples.

The only issues I've had would be a fairly strong let down that means leaky boobs and I overcome this by wearing padded maternity bras or using breast pads with my non-padded bras. I'm also careful to wear feeding singlets to bed as normal pjs or t-shirts mean I get milk everywhere overnight.

I also have trouble expressing - even though I have no trouble feeding my baby!! So expressing for me is hard work (a good session on the electric breast pump may yield 70mls) but I just keep on keeping on as I like to have that stash in the freezer wink.gif

How long did it take you to feel really confident with breastfeeding?

Probably about a month with Cate. I was always second guessing myself. I also had to be sitting in the correct position every time and I was paranoid about the latch. So feeding meant I was locked on to the couch for the duration.

With Seamus I felt confident pretty much straight away - it all came back very quickly and I was lucky enough to have another baby who had a good latch. On day four we went supermarket shopping and Seamus was cranky so I whipped out the boob and started feeding as we walked the aisles...it took me months to get to that point with my first baby!!! I also now have to contend with a two year old whilst I feed - so i often have two kids all over me - it builds confidence as I don't have a choice, I can't just sit still in perfect peace and quiet wink.gif

Sorry for the essay blush.gif Hope your breastfeeding journey is going along nicely smile.gif

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:25 PM

Hello Ladies smile.gif

Can't wait to have more of the October Mums pop and come in here! We should have a few in the next week at least smile.gif

Truffles - best of luck for the weigh-in tomorrow smile.gif Sound like you're doing a great job feeding your little one smile.gif

We too are having good days and bad days with sleep. I just can't seem to find any rhyme or reason to whether he wants to sleep during the day or not. Mostly he will go to sleep after a feed quite happily, but we have between 1 and 3 'blocks' (the 3-4 hours between feeds) where he just doesn't want to sleep, or misses the magic window, or gets bad hiccups, and then the rest of that block is overtired crying and needing to be cuddled. He does love the car and the pram though, and so were getting better at just bundling him into the pram and out the door, which has been fun with the horrible horrible weather we've had here until today biggrin.gif He also will settle down very well lying on us on his tummy (i.e. if we're reclining in a chair he'll melt onto us) - it's very sweet and he does good cuddles, but not so practical for actually doing anything biggrin.gif

Today he decided to not sleep properly from 6.30-2pm, then had 1 block of sleep, then was completely awake during 1.5 hours of my teaching when my students' mum was valiantly baby-sitting. He would pretend to sleep for a few minutes, then squawk and get cuddled by her or me or my 10-year old student biggrin.gif As soon as I picked him up he'd snore and pretend to sleep, but wake up again the second I settled him biggrin.gif Next week I'm drafting in my Dad to take him for a walk in the pram while I'm teaching biggrin.gif I will only have 30 minutes of lessons when hubby isn't free to placate him from now on though so it should be ok.

After all that, he drifted off happily at 8.30, and we actually popped the bassinet in our room and closed the door and used our monitor for the first time. I don't want to be a helicopter parent, but honestly, we were watching Sherlock on tv, and I had to pause it every 7 minutes to come into the bedroom to check he was still breathing biggrin.gif wacko.gif

Simon was back at all his normal work this week - he was going to cycle to his teaching yesterday and decided at the last minute to take the car, which was a good thing because he came home with armfuls of presents for Eddie from his students wacko.gif ohmy.gif Clothes, books, toys, everything blue of course biggrin.gif which is ok because we have so many neutral-coloured things. The weather was lovely today so he did cycle, and ended up having to leave all his work-clothes behind so he could fit today's load of presents in his bag ohmy.gif Edward is a very lucky and very spoilt boy I think!!

Truffles - in answer to your breastfeeding questions:

How long does it usually take you to feed your baby (on average)

Our boy is a gutso, and I obviously have a very fast flow, so even with me leaning back to slow it, I think we're up to 22 minutes as a record. At first when my milk came in it was possibly 3 stints of 5-6 minutes each, with a burp or nappy change in between each to let him digest it. Now he's slowed down a bit on the gulping, but still gets too much and 'overflows' at least once after each feed.


When first starting out, did you have any issues? If so how did you overcome them?


He attached really well from the get-go so I'm very very lucky there. I do seem to have a chronic over-supply though, it's gradually settling down, but I'm still only feeding 1 boob each feed, and he's not anywhere near emptying the 1 either wacko.gif Given his wet wet nappies and his weight gain he's obviously fine, but I thought it would settle down quicker than this. It also means I have been leaking everywhere and need padded bras plus 2 breast pads each side most of the time blink.gif (a few days ago I put 16 pads to the wash, and a top and a bra.....) I was very worried about mastitis when my milk came in because of the pain and swelling but it's ok now.

Our other issue is that he is often crying after a nappy change when I'm trying to feed him, and when he's distressed he wants to put his hands in his mouth, which makes getting a breast in there a bit hard! Sometimes I have to get Simon to come and get Eddie to grab his finger to get one of the hands out of the way! If he's calmer it isn't an issue.

How long did it take you to feel really confident with breastfeeding?
Very unexpectedly for me, it felt completely right from the very first feed. blush.gif I feel comfortable doing it in bed or walking around with him in my arms. I have also got quite unashamed about feeding when visitors are here - I do ask them if it's ok and no one has objected, but it's funny to go from being quite prudish to just whipping out the boob laugh.gif

Anyway, I think our greedy little one is going to stop snoring soon and want his supper so I'd better sign off.

Hope you're all going well smile.gif


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Posted 20 October 2010 - 09:04 AM

Hi girls..

thought I would pop in and say hi before I have to zip off for my dr appointment... the 3 big kids are at school, Indi is having some quiet time and Tabitha is asleep next to me..

All is going well here.. Tabitha is basically feeding and sleeping.. Cheeky little thing likes to have a big sleep in the afternoon, and then wakes every couple of hours over night for milk. wacko.gif laugh.gif

I am loving all the newborn snuggles. I can't believe she is a week old now either.. time is already flying..

I can't believe she is my last baby too.. I've had a few tears over that.. Never being pregnant again, never having anymore babies.. It's sad. But I have amazing kids so I shouldn't complain.

I obviously still haven't got my brain back yet because I can't think of anything else to say.. ph34r.gif


How long does it usually take you to feed your baby (on average)
With Tabitha, it depends could be anywhere from half hour to an hour and a half.. lol.. she is a greedy little thing.. usually in her feeding frenzy she will go longer and drink heaps..

When first starting out, did you have any issues? If so how did you overcome them?
I had so many problems when my first was born, I only BF for about a month. We just couldn't get it going and I was in so much pain.
With Indi, things just clicked from the word go and we never looked back and was the same with Tabitha. She latched on and hasn't looked back since.

How long did it take you to feel really confident with breasfeeding?
It can take a little while for some people to feel confident. Don't put too much pressure on yourself.. Once I had the attachment down ok, I was pretty confident. Still at shopping centres I would go to a parents room if available and accessible, but now, I'll happily walk around with her in a sling, or just holding her there and feed her.

You'll find your groove eventually. Everything is still so new. Go with the flow and do what feels right..



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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:33 PM

Ducking in to say Hi now I've had my baby! biggrin.gif

How long does it usually take you to feed your baby (on average)

Oliver was a slow feeder and a sucky baby who wouldn't take a dummy so feeds from start to finish were an hour to start, some of which was comfort sucking as he was fed to sleep too. They dropped to around 45 min by 12 weeks.

Henry is quicker , he's much sleepier than Oliver was and will pull off and then go to sleep rather than needing to be fed to sleep. I haven't been timing them but I'm guessing 20-30 mins max?

When first starting out, did you have any issues? If so how did you overcome them?

Just general discomfort - nipple soreness, engorgement etc. This time I've been using the Rite Aid Cooling Gel thingos and they are bliss on sore nipples.

How long did it take you to feel really confident with breasfeeding?

6ish weeks - it was quite awkward and a bit painful until then, but by 6 weeks it was much easier and no more pain.
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

Hi Ladies!

Great to see you in here leebee! Hope everything is going well with Henry and that Oliver is enjoying being a big brother! smile.gif

Thankyou all so much for answering my questions about breastfeeding, it has really helped a lot. We have had quite a few issues so to speak in the first 3 weeks, but I do feel that things are starting to settle down a bit now. Basically when I was in the Hospital we stayed for 2 nights... considering Liam was born around 4pm, that first night I didn't really get to take much info in! The second day I felt that the staff were too busy/ short staffed etc and didn't have a great deal of time to help us get the hang of breastfeeding so we kind of figured it out as we went along unsure.gif luckily I had a lot of support from the Midwife Support program and they would come and visit us every day at home for a while, also a MIL who is a Midwife and gave me a lot of help to begin with as well.... it has still taken me quite a while to get the hang of it!

How long does it take to breastfeed on average?
It was taking us up to 1hr and 15mins for both sides (hence why I was intrigued to know how long it takes other mums and bubs!). The ECHN gave us some good tips on how to improve this and esure that the time he was spending there was more effective so to speak. We are now spending approx 50mins per feed?

When first starting out did you have any issues so to speak?
Attachment- Even though I have very large breasts I seem to have quite small, flattish nipples which was a problem especially on the right side. I was finding that sometimes he would intially attach properly but after a short period of time somehow slip off? huh.gif and I was continually having to reattach. the attachment problems then lead to a drop in supply hence the Midwife suggesting that I express after every feed tp help boost the supply and also to give top ups of EBM to help the weight gain. I have also started using a nipple shield in the last week which has helped a lot with the attachment... he is now able to attach much better and is feeding more effectively as a result smile.gif

Also due to the attachment problems I had some problems with sore nipples and developed some small blisters on one side ohmy.gif very painful wacko.gif luckily a family friend who is a Midwife suggested I try some grated carrot of all things on it... after putting some of this on a breast pad and leaving it untill the next feed once or twice I found it cleared up very quickly. I highly recommend it for anyone experiencing soreness, an absolute life saver!

Apart from that he sometimes gets distressed for some reason, maybe when he decides that he is really hungry and then somehow tries to 'fight' latching on? He tenses himself up, gets his hands in the way, cries and is difficult to calm down. At times I have had to get Hubby to help me calm him down and even hold his hands so that they are not in the way of his mouth! At times like this I found the folded cuffs on the wondersuits or mittens a god send as he has sharp fingernails that really hurt when he scratches boob or nipple! Ouch!! ohmy.gif laugh.gif

How long did it take you to feel confident with breastfeeding?
To be honest I think we are still getting there.... all I know is that I feel a heck of a lot more confident now than I did a week ago, and definitely the week before that! I can definitely see though that I have gotten into a bit of a 'comfort zone' by using the shield and also liking to have a certain set up around me... using a certain chair, pillow etc. I am a bit apprehensive about feeding in public which I have done once already but I felt that the feed wasn't the most effective one if that makes sense.

I just keep taking reassurance by people telling me that the first 6 weeks are the hardest and also that these issues come up for a lot of people. I really struggles a lot in the first few weeks, somehow feeling like a failure because it wasn't all falling into place for us... I also did a lot of crying over this (with just about every Midwife and ECHN that I saw!) but am getting better with this now. I got HUGE reassurance by his recent weight gain smile.gif

One other quick question from me... yes I'm full of questions I know! laugh.gif what type of sling or baby carrier do people recommend? Louisa I remember you mentioning the ergo baby carrier the other day, how do you find it? and is it 'comfortable' on your back/ shoulders etc? We have discovered that Liam loves being in the sling and usually falls asleep in it smile.gif At the moment we only have the Baby Bjorn which was lent to us by friends of ours, its not bad I feel that there are probably better options out there so am keen to hear what others recommend. I'm hoping to find something that is comfortable to wear as he is a big bub and lets face it, is only going to get bigger! laugh.gif At the moment I find that he will 'settle' in the pram but not go to sleep in it... I'm hoping that this will change as I really want him to love the pram as well!

Hope all our Mums and Bubs are doing well! Thanks for listening to me vent and for putting up with my constant bombarding questions!


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Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:44 PM

Hey truffles just a quick one on the baby carrier, I am pretty sure I'm going to get a close baby carrier, they seem to get good reviews and look like they be comfy
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(truffles @ Oct 23 2010, 02:09 PM) View Post

Hope all our Mums and Bubs are doing well! Thanks for listening to me vent and for putting up with my constant bombarding questions!


That's the whole point of these forums Truffles - to vent and ask questions laugh.gif I think your questions are great by the way, and I have enjoyed reading other people's responses too so thanks for asking wink.gif

I will second Louisa and say I LOVE THE ERGO. It was awesome with Cate (used it until she was 15 months then stopped because I fell pregnant again...but DH still uses it as a piggy backer with her sometimes and she's two) and Seamus is also a huge fan - he falls asleep immediately smile.gif It is very comfortable to wear - I went bridesmaid dress shopping last Saturday and wore him ALL day and it felt fine, it gives you great support across the hips and shoulders. The infant insert means he is safe and snuggly in there and it means I only have to have ONE sling/carrier rather than the whole kit and caboodle that some people buy. Oh, I could rave about it for hours blush.gif


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:44 AM

Truffles - I'm so glad the breastfeeding is going better for you now. To be honest, before we were TTC we had to take the plunge over whether to get PHI or not, and one of the big reasons for going private was the length of stay in hospital and the friends who recommended our obs and hospital had a lot of trouble with feeding and got really really good support from the midwives. If I hadn't had those 4 or 5 days in hospital (and we really did get 5 because Edward was born in the morning), I would have been at home when the horror of my milk coming in happened, and I wouldn't have had a clue what to do unsure.gif Every feed for the first 3 days or so one of the midwives would watch and check attachment and offer advice about holding and positioning etc.

I'm very glad that you got good support when you got home though, and it sounds like it's all going well now smile.gif Let's hope for little Liam to have nice steady weight gains from now on smile.gif

As you read, I really am loving the Ergo Carrier! We went to a BBQ last night, thinking we'd only stay for an hour or two, but Eddie was wide awake and happy to be admired and cuddled etc. for about the first 1.5 hours, then got a little sleepy and grizzly, and I popped him in the carrier, and 3 cries later, a few seconds silence, and then snoring/snuffling for another 2.5 hours ohmy.gif I finally had to wake him up to change his nappy and feed him because it'd been 4.5 hours since his last meal wacko.gif He was so comfy down in the carrier, but kept on wriggling further and further in and I was worried he'd suffocate! It's very comfortable to carry for the back and waist - it's got quite a substantial waist-band that sits on your hips and takes most of the weight. I haven't had any back issues with having it on for hours. I have only heard good things about the Close Baby Carrier as well, but if you want to try something similar for much less $$ to see how it goes, google Moby Wrap for a good way to just use a long piece of cloth as a wrap. You don't need to buy one of the official Moby ones, just buy 5m I think of jersey or just cotton fabric, and maybe hem it or find someone to do it for you! I've been meaning to try this but have liked the Ergo so much I haven't needed it.

We've had a busy few days here - Eddie seems to have awake days and asleep days, but we're getting better at coping with the tired grizzly version of him, and even if he gets really overtired he's still sleeping well at night which is good. Friday he had a bit of a meltdown at the shops and had to be cuddled around Safeway, which of course meant that everyone was going 'oh look at the tiny baby' and 'how old is he etc.' biggrin.gif He's getting really bad hiccups, and I know everyone says that babies get hiccups and it doesn't bother them, well it does bother him when they won't go away for a bit, and he gets very distressed sad.gif He gets them sometimes after being asleep for a while, a good hour or two after a feed, and it wakes him up and upsets him sad.gif I hope it's just an immature digestive system and will sort out soon.

Yesterday I had to play for an exam in the morning, and Simon was teaching, so Eddie got deposited with my Dad (my mum was teaching) for a few hours. We took the pram over for him to lie in, and lots of wraps/blankets/nappies etc. biggrin.gif and he did very well - haven't wanted to express yet so I just fed him when we got there and then again when I picked him up and took him home. He had a bit of cuddles and slept a lot so my Dad wasn't too traumatised biggrin.gif I hadn't realised how strange it would be for me to leave him there though sad.gif I'm normally pretty unflappable, but getting into the car and realising that it's the first time he's not been near me for 3 weeks was a bit weird and I may have shed a tear or two unsure.gif I resisted the urge to ring every 5 minutes though biggrin.gif and I'm glad he behaved himself for someone else smile.gif

I've got a recital to play for on Wednesday so Dad is coming over here to look after him for that time as well smile.gif

Anyway, had better get up because we've got friends coming around for Brunch - their daughter is rather obsessed with seeing 'Baby Edward' biggrin.gif They were at the BBQ last night and she (2 years old) was headbanging away to ACDC wacko.gif with her dummy in her mouth biggrin.gif She might be a bit tired this morning methinks wink.gif

Can't wait to get the rest of our October Mummies in here smile.gif
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#43 truffles

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE(Porthos @ Oct 23 2010, 07:16 PM) View Post

That's the whole point of these forums Truffles - to vent and ask questions laugh.gif I think your questions are great by the way, and I have enjoyed reading other people's responses too so thanks for asking wink.gif



Thanks for the reassurance Porthos smile.gif Sometimes I feel at the moment that all I am doing is asking questions, my brain has cecome one big question laugh.gif ... which is probably a good sign now I think about it..... in the weeks before this my brain felt like a pile of mush somehow! laugh.gif I'm glad we have this group to be able to vent when we need to, share stories and rack other peoples brains.....


QUOTE(squeaza @ Oct 24 2010, 07:44 AM) View Post

Truffles - I'm so glad the breastfeeding is going better for you now. To be honest, before we were TTC we had to take the plunge over whether to get PHI or not, and one of the big reasons for going private was the length of stay in hospital and the friends who recommended our obs and hospital had a lot of trouble with feeding and got really really good support from the midwives. If I hadn't had those 4 or 5 days in hospital (and we really did get 5 because Edward was born in the morning), I would have been at home when the horror of my milk coming in happened, and I wouldn't have had a clue what to do unsure.gif Every feed for the first 3 days or so one of the midwives would watch and check attachment and offer advice about holding and positioning etc.

I'm very glad that you got good support when you got home though, and it sounds like it's all going well now smile.gif Let's hope for little Liam to have nice steady weight gains from now on smile.gif


Wow Louisa, when I hear your story about the great support you got in Hospital from the Midwives it really shows me how little support we had with this... no wonder we went on to have some of the issues we did sad.gif I can only thank my lucky stars that the support I received afterwards especially from family, friends 'people who have been there done that' was so good. Sad really, as it made me wonder how people perserve with Breastfeeding in those first few weeks when they are facing issues like that, if they didn't have the support of people like that around them? unsure.gif Anyway, for the most part I am feeling a lot better about the whole thing now, especially seeing as Liam is gaining weight now biggrin.gif he will be re-weighed again on Wednesday so we will see how we go there... heres hoping for another increase smile.gif

Right, you Ladies have really inspired me! Looks like we will be going out tomorrow to buy the Ergo baby carrier!! biggrin.gif It's great that you both say it is comfortable to wear for long periods.... and Porthos, being able to go Bridesmaid Dress shopping with bubs in it is fantastic! biggrin.gif I'm thinking that if both Seamus and Edward are great fans of it, then hopefully Liam will be too! laugh.gif

Better go start thinking about dinner for tonight.... tempted to be lazy and order in, this rain we have been having in Sydney today is not doing great things for my motivation! laugh.gif Looking forward to seeing more Mummies in here soon too! wub.gif




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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:59 PM

Yay for the Ergo Carrier Truffles. We had friends around for brunch today and after a sleepy day yesterday Edward wanted to be awake and a bit grizzly, so I ended up making banana pancakes with him in the Ergo, snoring away biggrin.gif

Apart from brunch, which was quite a lengthy affair with babies to take into consideration, we had a very lazy afternoon- watched TV, did washing (how many clothes pegs do you need for baby clothes + nappy washes!! wacko.gif 18 breast pads, 18 nappy liners, 18 nappies, covers, singlets, little washers/wipes etc. biggrin.gif) did some weeding, took Eddie for a walk when he decided to scream for a while (he stopped screaming when we took the pram onto gravel, and started again as soon as we left, so we're good at circuits of the gravel paths in the park biggrin.gif).

I feel very rejuvenated after a hectic yesterday - yay!

Truffles - also regarding the hospital stay - we've just had two friends have babies in the 12 or so weeks before me, and both of them had quite big breast-feeding issues. They've both persevered and are now doing really well, but one especially got so little help from the hospital sad.gif her bubs was born at 10.30pm, and she was out 2 days laterin the morning, so basically 1 day and 2 nights (spent sleeping...) in hospital, and she really really felt that she had no clue about anything sad.gif Among other things her baby was badly tongue-tied, which wasn't picked up and they had to get an independent paediatrician to diagnose and help them with it. If you're not determined to continue breastfeeding, and happy to chase up support, it is no surprise why a lot of people stop doing it sad.gif

Anyway, off to enjoy another 45 minutes or so of peace before the hungry snuffly monster wakes up again smile.gif


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:58 PM

Hi everyone, just wanted to pop in and say sorry I haven't been around, I'm just sorting myself out with my PND and will one day(when I'm heaps better) tell my story.

Kate is going well she is fairly settled. I have definitely decided to bottle feed now and I am happy with the choice, though it took me awhile to get there. I actually think it was the lack of support I got in hospital that contributed. She latched on in recovery and then no one came near me after that - but it all went down hill. I did get an emergency appointment with the ECHN who was excellent - but with everything else going on, I stressed myself out too much!

Anyway - I am going to try get some sleep before the night shift!

Ps I have a baby bjorn which I used to death last time and have started using again, though I have also heard great things about the ergo. I also have a baba sling which I haven't tried yet.
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