Channy I agree pelvic floor exercises are important
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Omg i have the worst chest infection and i just had the powerchuck from hell.. Took Panadol, started dry retching, cue powerchuck on the bathroom floor and all over the loo (thank GOD it's now in the same room!!) finished throwing up to find I have a blood nose. Stop blood nose, get bucket to clean up, repeat process above..... Arrghhh!! Thank god no-one saw!!
Oh no waiting. Sounds horrible!!!
Hope you feel better soon x
Angel Baby ~Skye~ 21/11/2012
Waiting, thanks for all the advice on bfing. I didnt think it was that difficult. I just assumed it would happen. Now, maybe i should watch some videos on youtube as well.
For all those with scans today, all the best, hope you can see bub clearly.
Definitely the "knack" as Little Ted said and do these daily! I do them before bed. Anything is better than nothing!!
I hope that makes sense. Hopefully it helps as bubs gets bigger!
Oh no Waiting! I hope you feel better!
I agree BF'ing is easy for some and not for others and getting conflicting advise just does your head in. I just made sure that DD was latched correctly, the midwives agreed on what that looked like at least. I did have to learn my own way to push/manipulate by nipple in properly and I have tiny breasts. But I think that's just something you and bubs figure out together. It hurt my nipples at the beginning and if you have a cesarian, it also makes your incisions hurt because your uterus contracts when you BF. I'm always jealous of the puppies I deliver because they latch to mom straight away with no issues!!
Waitinghoping - oh crap to be sick right now Hoping it passes quick for you x
Channy - I sometimes have this problem now despite the pelvic floor exercises... Its such a pain! I just have to remember to clench as hard as possible lol.
Mummyindec - I went to BF classes and I actually did remember most of it. The problem was the classes taught me that if they latch on correctly it wont hurt. This is total crap. My baby latched on perfectly but my nipples were cracked, bleeding and in total agony. I would break out in a total sweat and tremble with the pain every time I fed him in those first 2 weeks. I was not prepared for this. My advice - just feed through it. The nipples eventually toughen and the more you do to give them rests or express etc, the longer they will take to toughen up. Also - avoid comp feeding. The only way to have enough milk is to FEED FEED FEED. Its total supply v demand. I can honestly say that of all the mums in my last due in group - all of those that comp fed in the early days - their breast feeding days were short lived and lasted a few months comp feeding at the most. It also takes a good 6 weeks to build supply. You have to feed every 2-3hrs from both boobs day and night to really get that supply going. Its a huge commitment!
AFM - I've been away in Melbourne for a week. I had some light bleeding for 5 days last week which freaked me out but nothing since Saturday. I have more bloods done tomorrow so really hoping they have risen nicely and all is well
Hey Lil Smurfy Yeah I tried fenugreek but it did nothing. Sounds like a good plan with the expressing - it will take a good week for feeding almost constantly and expressing after to build up more milk. Lots of water and I also found when I returned to the gym when DS was 6 weeks old it really helped my milk - especially after a workout I was bursting lol. Turned out I had no issue with supply - but my nipples only had 2 holes that milk would come out of so it took FOREVER to feed my DS. I didn't discover this until I started expressing and saw just how slowly my milk flowed during a let down.
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