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    Quote Originally Posted by ChannyV View Post
    Thank u for all my birthday wishes! I had a wonderful day and had no problem faking drinking at night however my car got locked in to the car park we got home at 2am and now I feel hung over even though I had not one sip of alcohol :/

    Will do personals later, happy wkend!
    I just saw you posted this as I posted.
    Glad you had a good Birthday, Massive bummer about your car though.

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    It's ok, we will go and get it this morning was just a downer coz I was stone sober and all ready to drive home lol. Ah well, I didn't let it spoil a great night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    I am on to my 4th pack of pads, and she is not even 3 days old yet, so 5 packs sound about right to me.

    Cluster-feeding is when you offer the breast more frequently and hopefully feed every 1-2 hours for a given period of time, in the hope that baby will then go for a longer period before waking for another feed. So for example, if you feed in a "cluster" every few hours between 6-11pm, the hope is baby may then last til 3-4am before waking for next feed. So if you cluster-feed in evening, the desired outcome is a decent few hours of sleep for you at night. Does that make sense? Cannot guarantee it will work, but is worth a shot.

    J x.
    Thanks for that info, that makes sense. Sounds like it's worth a try.

    Channy, I'm glad you had a good birthday and no-one was suss about you not drinking.

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    How many wipes should I be packing in bubs hospital bag? The midwife at our birthing class said 2x80 packs, as we could go through the first pack in the first day due to meconium. Is 2 packs too many, would 1 be enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Hello girls; I haven't been able to post a photo, as Bub Hub "machine" wont seem to work to allow this...will get my husband to work it out over weekend. I am technologically-retarded, in every aspect!

    FTM...be acutely aware of post-natal depression and anxiety, which can be precipitated by sleep deprivation. I actually had severe PND with Oscar, resulting in an admission to a Mother-Baby Unit...which ended up being a very good experience. PND can happen to the best and most capable of us. There is no shame. I am very aware of the possibility of a repeat experience. Did you get a "Beyond Blue" booklet in hospital about PND?

    For those packing hospital bags...don't forget Maternity pads in large numbers! At least 3 packets, with more left in the car for hubby to bring in as needed. I went through 2 packets of 10 in 24-hours. And it is the kind of thing you want to be able to change regularly.

    Lucy is doing well, feeding like a champion, bless her. I am planning to "cluster-feed" her this evening, so hopefully she sleeps a bit longer overnight. We shall see.

    J x.
    Thanks J for looking out for me
    I'm prone to depression and anxiety so I'm on AD's as a preventative and so long as I get some decent sleep I feel pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Smurfy View Post
    How many wipes should I be packing in bubs hospital bag? The midwife at our birthing class said 2x80 packs, as we could go through the first pack in the first day due to meconium. Is 2 packs too many, would 1 be enough?
    I would say 1 x 80 is enough. The hospital supplied mine and I went through 2 x 30 packs and I was there for 6 days.

    As for pads everyone is different I guess. I bought the libra maternity pads and went through not even 2 packs in 6 days but then I barely bled so again it would depend

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    Hi ladies - just jumping in quickly, I'm the same as FTM regarding the pads, I not went through 1 packet of maternity pads while in the hospital then when home changed over to normal pads as I'm not a big bleeder, I guess it all depends on how heavy you get periods? Mine are always light so I guess it's similar?
    I only took one packet of wipes with me and the hospital supplied most of them... Which I wasn't expecting!

    Happy birthday Channy, hope it was a special one!

    Hi to everyone else!!! We are just off to the crown casino for a family dinner!

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    I was the same with DD Choccie. Used Maternity pads in the hospital then switched to normal ones once I got home. I actually found some of the night time pads were better than maternity, more comfortable but that might just have been me

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    I went through 1 x 80 pack of wipes in first 48 hours for that reason...copious meconium poo. So I am on 2nd pack of 80. But my hospital does not supply them.

    And I stand by my position that 5 packs of Maternity pads is about right...however, I agree with the girls that post-partum bleeding is a variable experience. But you cannot really predict how heavily you will bleed afterwards; I never had heavy periods, but have bled alot since delivery...depends on your placenta, uterus, how well your uterus contracts down after birth, etc, etc.

    So...I think the best option is to take a reasonable number of wipes and pads with you, and put the rest either in the boot of the car or by the front door at home...somewhere your husband (or partner) can grab more and bring them in for you as needed, without having the bother of having to go and buy more. Makes it easier for both of you.

    I just finished feeding Lucy on the left, and while I was doing so, sprung a leak on the right...so big wet spot on my PJ top. I will pull out my breast pads this morning, and start using them today. So yet another "packet" of consumables to consider! But I don't think you need more than a medium handful of breast pads in the first few days. After that, depends on your milk supply.

    What do others think of this approach?

    J.

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    Thanks for the tips ladies. I feel like I'm packing so much stuff, it feels like I'm going overboard. But there is nothing to say I can't just stash stuff in the car so it's easy to get if I need more. I have one box of breast pads packed.

    J, I laughed a little about you springing a leak. No doubt that'll be me soon.
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