+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 26 of 26
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    560
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked
    165
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Oh and I should add the only reason I stopped pumping was she refused the bottle at 10.5 months and I had to put all milk in her food ☺

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1,186
    Thanks
    330
    Thanked
    223
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    i couldnt breastfeed my DD, it didnt come naturally for us and it was a struggle for 4 long, painful months.

    I have been breastfeeding DS exclusively for 5mths and we are going strong. Ive had my doubts, wanted to quit a few times because thought i was not giving him enough but i just kept going. He's thriving. I love the whole experience. Nothing quite like it. I love that i get 20-30min "breaks" thru out the day to sit on the sofa and feed while i have a cuppa too. I also have a toddler, so i really appreciate feeding times!! Night feeds are beautiful, as much as i dislike being up 3-4 times a night atm, it's still special and so amazingly peacefull, i feel his best feeds are thru the night.
    I plan to breastfeed DS for as long as we can.
    We are coming up to the next stage of breastfeeding soon....introducing solids thru BLW. Exciting times.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,146
    Thanks
    251
    Thanked
    371
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLips View Post
    My girl has gained 1.2kg at 4 weeks of age!! Exclusively breastfed we have battled severe tongue tie which was snipped, cracked bleeding nipples, blisters and a high palate. She's never had anything but my milk. So amazing to think you are continuing to grow your baby !

    My goal is 18 months.
    Wow!!!! You must have magic milk... Lol. 1.2 KGs is heaps!!! You go girl!

    I'm hoping to go for as long as I can. However as he gets older and I go back to work I will have to express and bottle feed. Did any of you have success continuing breast feeding after you went back to work? I'm a bit worried I will lose my supply if I'm not doing regular feeds.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,266
    Thanks
    469
    Thanked
    583
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My ds was 4.62kg at birth and was HUNGRY all. the. time. He also had a really strong suck on him. My nipples were cracked and bleeding (to the point that I actually still have a scar on one of them, and he will be 4 in a few weeks), but breastfeeding was so important to me I just put up with it. I had mastitis twice before he was 6 weeks old, which made me so ill I could not physically lift him and dh had to attach him/hold him as he fed. In those early days he would take over an hour to feed each time, I would put him down for 45 mins and then he would be hungry again - it was very hard.

    I was worried that giving him formula once would break my resolve of breastfeeding, so I never did it and he never had anything but my breastmilk. By about 3 months it was a lot easier, I had great supply and was so, so thankful I had perservered.

    When he was 8 months old there was a heatwave in Perth and I very suddenly had my supply drop. Ds wouldn't drink anything from a bottle or anything that wasn't from my boob. I was very worried about dehydration and even had my friend try and breastfeed him to get some fluids in to him (he wouldn't take it). I pumped pretty much continuously, drank bucketfulls of water, ate a lot of food, and thankfully the milk came back.

    I ended up breastfeeding until 19 months

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,146
    Thanks
    251
    Thanked
    371
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Muffet View Post
    i couldnt breastfeed my DD, it didnt come naturally for us and it was a struggle for 4 long, painful months.

    I have been breastfeeding DS exclusively for 5mths and we are going strong. Ive had my doubts, wanted to quit a few times because thought i was not giving him enough but i just kept going. He's thriving. I love the whole experience. Nothing quite like it. I love that i get 20-30min "breaks" thru out the day to sit on the sofa and feed while i have a cuppa too. I also have a toddler, so i really appreciate feeding times!! Night feeds are beautiful, as much as i dislike being up 3-4 times a night atm, it's still special and so amazingly peacefull, i feel his best feeds are thru the night.
    I plan to breastfeed DS for as long as we can.
    We are coming up to the next stage of breastfeeding soon....introducing solids thru BLW. Exciting times.
    Great to hear you have had success this time around.. And even better that you wanted to give it another go!! Good on you little miss muffet!!!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Any bfp success stories with low amh
    By mel19681 in forum IVF
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 26-03-2014, 22:50
  2. Letrozole Success Stories Anyone?
    By fingers xd in forum Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 21-08-2013, 23:44
  3. CLOMID FOR MEN ** success stories**
    By jellybelly86 in forum Non-IVF fertility assistance
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-07-2012, 11:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Maternity Clothes
Looking to buy maternity clothes? :: Check the bubhub directory of local & online maternity clothes shops :: Find preloved maternity wear
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!