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    [QUOTE=summastarlet;6499485]That breast feeding isn't as easy as what you imagine (well for me it wasnt). That it can hurt to start with and it can take both you and baby a little while to get the hang of it..but it is so worth it if you decide to persist!/QUOTE]

    This!!! Breast feeding is hard! I thought it would come naturally....! Tell your friend to make a batch of lactation cookie dough & freeze it in readiness to bake once bubs is born, those cookies have been a godsend!

    also, take the time out to just enjoy your baby. A bunch of factors inhibited me to do this-bubs is 6 weeks old now & I'm finally starting to enjoy him, but I feel like I missed the first 6 weeks cause I was stressing so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Everyone will tell you what's the "right" way to do things and judge what you do choose not matter what your decision is... so you might as well just do what you think is best and learn to ignore them.

    Also, research birth. Going with the flow works out well for some people, but for others it puts them in a place they wouldn't have ended up in if they had researched birth and hte various options regarding birth first. It sucks to look back and know that your dodgy experience would quite possibly be totally different if you'd known then what you do now (because after you have a sh*t experience, you tend to look at ways to avoid it repeating in future).
    What this poster said deserves an "AMEN! " in regards to birth. Look outside the box for antenatal education and visit a fantastic website birthtalk.org :-)

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    Wow! Thanks everyone so much for all your replies!
    There are some that resonate particularly with me and i'll pass on to her.
    I never had the blood in the nappy with my two girls, but had our second vomiting blood! Freaked out till I realised it was from a tiny break in my nipple.
    Awesome, thanks.

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    While it is good to teach your baby to self settle, you can do it gradually, and if your baby is really screaming you can go into them!! My DD self settled really well during the day but at night she would scream and scream, which I realised later was making her harder to put to sleep and was just stressing everyone out. Once I put her to bed more gently, really spending the time with her to make her feel safe and secure, going into her when she cried, nighttime wasn't so bad and she's now at the point where she can self settle.

    Also, I will disagree with most of the PP and say other people can have really good ideas. If you are stuck with something don't beat yourself up and feel as though you should know the answer with your motherly instincts. Sometimes you won't have the answers. You won't magically have an encyclopeadia of knowledge in your brain as soon as you give birth. There are so many ways of doing things out there, pick people's brains, listen to their advice, then decide for yourself what you want to do.

    I wish I leant on my husband more. I took over everything to do with DD because I didn't want to overload him as he worked full time. But I really regret that because now he has no idea what to do with DD and I feel like a single parent!

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    Oh dear Lord, too much to mention. 2 kids later and it's still as much of a learning experience as it was at the start, just different challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzys Dragon View Post
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    -Those days when bub falls asleep on you & you can't move are great...doesn't happen as much later on so just sit & enjoy your snuggles with the little one.
    Sooooo true!

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    That breastfeeding doesn't always work out and theres nothing wrong with formula! That there's so much more to being a mum than how we feed our babies.

    That it helps to have a bedtime routine from early on.

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    No-one knows your baby better than you, so dont let anyone make u feel bad about your parenting. You know what's best for your little individual!

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    Thanks everyone, subscribing to re-read in 7 months!

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    That babies are so portable before 6 months so invest in a good carrier and get out and about while they're young. Going out to dinner or socialising is SO much harder when they're older and sleep better at home


 
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