Closed Thread
Page 66 of 95 FirstFirst ... 1656646566676876 ... LastLast
Results 651 to 660 of 941
  1. #651
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,833
    Thanks
    997
    Thanked
    628
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Rebecca, of it's any consolation I have been bf'ing for 11 weeks and only get about 30mls total when expressing. Bubs sucking is different to the pump though... So bubs might be getting a lot more than that...


    Our angel ~Skye~ born 21/11/2012
    Our rainbow Poppi born 26/03/2014

  2. #652
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,988
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked
    464
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Rebecca the ladies have some great advice. The theory is breast is best. However for whatever reason that doesn't work for everyone. There is nothing wrong with mix feeding and stopping the expressing. As for your MIL use your hormones as an excuse to tell her to Bugger off!

    Sent from my HTC_0P6B6 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. #653
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    961
    Thanks
    204
    Thanked
    342
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I do enjoy breastfeeding when she latches but she seems to be going backwards with this rather than improving which makes me a little sad and deflated that it's not working even if she's only getting the small amount. She has no issue with taking the ebm from the bottle. So I can keep expressing for her even if she doesn't feed at the breast. I want to keep trying but don't feel positive about it. The MCHN said that by the look of my breasts (the fact they're still very soft) and that they didn't grow during the pregnancy, that it's unlikely my milk will improve. So sorry for the boob rant.

    Toni MIL is a pain. She drove me nuts while pregnant buying and buying and buying stuff for her (I know that sounds incredibly ungrateful but it started to take away my joy in buying things for first bub). She keeps saying she doesn't want to be the overbearing mil like she had but then puts the pressure on to see her and even said to DH "well if you can take her to Medicare, you can take her here" in response to my hesitation about venturing out for a while in week one at home. Then when we are there makes underhanded comments about why she is crying like I know jack ****; or the looks like I'm just paranoid first time parent when I ask not to try and keep her awake to see her eyes open because she will be feral later and won't sleep. In which case, I was right, she was overtired and then we were up with her until her next feed. Now they insist on visiting this weekend. The thought makes me exhausted. I'm looking forward to the other grand kids moving back to Australia so the heat is off us for a while again. They arrive in 3 weeks and counting!!

  4. #654
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,988
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked
    464
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Rebecca did you end up getting motilium for supply? I used that and fenugreek for my supply.

    With MIL have a big talk with DP before they arrive so you are on the same page and then as daunting as it is stand your ground. Good thing about them visiting is when it's nap time take her and go to her room and put her down for a nap. If they complain remind them you are her mother. And don't feel bad about asking them to leave when you have had enough. Taking charge early will help.

    Sent from my HTC_0P6B6 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  5. #655
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    5,846
    Thanks
    2,912
    Thanked
    1,627
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My boobs were the same Rebecca. Didn't grow when pregnant, I never got to wake up with 'porn star' boobs when my milk came in, nothing. I just didn't make enough. Motillium didn't help, fenugreek didn't help, lactation cookies didn't either. Does your hospital have a lactation consultant you can see, regarding her latch.

    As for MIL, when she's there, leave the room when you want a break, to feed her, change her, put her down for a nap.
    My MILcame to stay when Sienna was 6 weeks old. She constantly went on about Sienna needing to be burped, tried to teach me how to burp her (I did know what I was doing and didn't need help), would put her down to sleep in her bassinet when she knew we didn't use it (Sienna had day sleeps in her mamaroo because she was a spewer and it was more upright for her and slept in cot at night), and she kept shoving her dirty smokers finger in Sienna's mouth, to see if she was hungry. She's coming to visit in 6 weeks, in dreading it.

  6. #656
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    961
    Thanks
    204
    Thanked
    342
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yes we ended up suggesting they come here instead of us going there to save the drive and disruption. I spoke to DH about needing them to understand that if she needs to sleep, that's it, cuddles for another time. Thankfully he agrees so fingers crossed it gets across to Mil and fil especially as at the moment, after her 8pm ish feed, it seems to be her witching hour and takes so long for her to settle.

    Yuck smoke fingers. She shouldn't be putting her fingers in her mouth anyway. Their natural reaction while likely be to suck whether it's hunger or comfort. Blurgh, I'd be dreading it too. Has she changed since Sienna is a bit older?

  7. #657
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    5,259
    Thanks
    1,046
    Thanked
    1,752
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Oh my god I would lose my sh*t if a smoker put their fingers in my babies mouth, or anyone for that matter. Iv seen a couple kids do it and had to say something. Ugh!

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1402663520.298014.jpgImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1402663528.187563.jpg

  8. #658
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    5,846
    Thanks
    2,912
    Thanked
    1,627
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Gorgeous photos Channy

    Rebecca, she hasn't been back since then, so no idea if she's going to be any better.

  9. #659
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,988
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked
    464
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Smurfy that would mortify me. One of the little kids at daycare stuck his fingers in Rivers mouth and she bit him.
    As for your MIL feel free to vent. It helped me.

    Rebecca good luck.

    Channy gorgeous photos.

    Sent from my HTC_0P6B6 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  10. #660
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    5,259
    Thanks
    1,046
    Thanked
    1,752
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ToniS View Post
    Smurfy that would mortify me. One of the little kids at daycare stuck his fingers in Rivers mouth and she bit him.
    As for your MIL feel free to vent. It helped me.

    Rebecca good luck.

    Channy gorgeous photos.

    Sent from my HTC_0P6B6 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Serves him right


 

Similar Threads

  1. Babies of Graduates of TTC and not wanting to move #2
    By FirstTimeMummy2012 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 910
    Last Post: 21-02-2014, 20:41
  2. Graduates of TTC and not wanting to move #10
    By ChannyV in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 990
    Last Post: 15-01-2014, 22:57
  3. Babies of Graduates of TTC and not wanting to move
    By SageS in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 930
    Last Post: 30-09-2013, 16:02

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
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Hunter Women's Health Centre
Hunter Women’s Health Centre care for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric health.
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!