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    Wow so many tongue tie bubs. My neice's little girl was and they prescribed a dummy as not too severe! Hope
    The cuts work and feeding becomes easy for them and mummies too

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    Hilton started ALFARE a prescription formula for cows milk protien intolerance on Thurs night. Yesterday he would sleep properly and ended up crashing last night with a dummy but he kicked so much in pain in his sleep he was side ways at the bottom of the cot before he cried, but still asleep, so went in and gave him a dummy to suck on to settle tummy and he was good for another hour then kicked off blankets then 30min later did it again! Ended up feeding him and putting him in a sleeping bag for the rest of his sleep. They say it can take 48hrs for them to adjust to new formula so fingers crossed normal poos & no more blood in stool poor boy!

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    Hi ladies, just wanted to say hello, I still read along regularly but don't get a chance to post much!

    Loving seeing all he pics of these gorgeous bubs! JJ, Mia is still as gorgeous as ever and I love the daddy pic! It's such a creative gift idea on sure your DH will love it!!

    KJ that dummy pic is hilarious but I also love the one you posted just before that, he is such a handsome little man.

    Lots, I'm so glad to hear things are improving for you! Abi's are so so cute, so many facial expressions and four months old already, time is flying by!

    Berra- I hope that Elliot has recovered well from having his tongue tie cut. As for the settling, I think you are right, we can only do what works for us and our babies, especially at this young age! I think the magic mug sounds awesome too.

    Jay, you are a machine with the dtd department, very dedicated wifey. Ngaiz, I hope your hubby enjoys his special Father's Day pressie, if it happens. Great news that you have found a way out of having to go back to work early too.

    Hwaterhouse, I'm the same as you, our feed times vary. It can make it hard when you are getting ready to go out somewhere and think, I'll feed before I go and next thing it's an hour later!!

    Catlover- Stephie is so good at lifting her head. Do you do regular tummy time? I must admit M was born with good neck strength, I've never had to really support her head too much whilst holding her so I thought I wouldn't have to rush into tummy time, I put her down to do it at 1mth old and she did a good job (she was similar to what Stephie was doing at the beginning of your clip, which I thought was great back then) but I haven't really kept it up so she hasn't improved and won't stay there for long, she seems to hate tummy time but will lay on her back stretching her arms and legs for ages.

    AFM: our little girl is now 9 weeks old, it feels like we've had her forever and it's hard to remember our childless life. She is such a good baby (so everyone tells us since we don't have anything else to compare her to). I guess the big thing is she's a great sleeper, we are very lucky there. Touch wood but we haven't had a night where we have been up and down since we left hospital. She was sleeping 4hr blocks day and night when she first got home, which meant we were only feeding midnight and 4am overnight from the beginning and it's increased from there. She made a big jump up to 7hrs overnight (midnight til 7am) at 5 weeks old so now we are working on getting to bed earlier, especially since DH has just started back at work. We are now generally getting 10pm- 6:30am/7am every night with no waking up but the other day she surprised us with a 10.5 hr sleep and didn't get up til 8:30am. All this sleeping does mean she will go the occasional day with no day sleeps (just half closing her eyes in our arms or the pram) and days where she will have a long nap are few but most days she has 2-3 naps of up to an hour so can't complain. Things have been going really well, just a few challenges with the feeding but we are getting there. She is still a little girl and has finally cracked the 4kg mark early this week
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    Wow you do have a great sleeper Annerley, that's fantastic! Glad to hear you're doing so well. 9 weeks has gone quickly!

    Jay good luck with the new formula. Fingers crossed Hilton feels better on this one. It's not nice seeing them uncomfortable.

    We're back to Torrens House next week. I've been on the diet for over a week and a half and we're still working on extending her sleeps.
    We had a pattern of going to bed around 9ish, waking at 12ish and waking at 6. But last night she was waking every 3 hours. Not sure why.
    Days we still get a better morning sleep (45mins) but she's still waking after 30mins. I've just been able to resettle her and she's been down for 10mins so pretty happy with that!

    Yesterday we saw a new GP who did all his Paediatrician studies but decided to be a GP. He was really thorough. And the wait to see him was quicker than a paed!
    We had to collect some pee as we noticed her urine was smelling. Fingers crossed it's not a UTI.
    Got my iron tested too as I was low during pregnancy and I've been meaning to since I gave birth (4 months later!)

    DH has gone away for 3 days for work. Don't enjoy being left home. Feel anxious about all the settling ahead. I'll get there tho

    Happy weekend everyone x

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    I don't do tummy time with Stephie as much as I would like to. We might only do it for a few minutes every couple of days. She seems to be better at holding her head up when we're holding her, than she is when she's on her stomach.

    She's started vocalising in the last couple of days. Seems to love the sound of her own voice. lol. She's started trying to roll over too, but she only seems to be able to get half way to her side (from lying on her back), before she goes back to her starting position. 11 weeks and 5 days old today. The 3 month mark is coming up fast. Where did the time go?

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    Lots feeling your anxiety as my hubby leaves tomorrow for the week & with Hilton not being settled with bowel issues and pain I'm scared how I'll hold up with settling, sleep deprivation onto of my mobility /chronic pain issues. Very daunting!

    Cat - she's doing great guns as Hilt is 13wks and not even partially rolling anymore as used to do it at 2wks until he learnt he could lie on his back & see more then on his side. Let out the start of a giggle a few times but that's only been this last week!

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    Annerley you're very lucky to have such a great sleeper. Apparently I was a great sleeper to and my daughter has not taken after me!
    We still have a 10/11am feed, 2am feed and then 4/5am feed. This seems to have changed depending on whether I have given her formula or not at the dream feed. I'm going to do formula every night from now on. I had a lactation consultant over last week and we worked out a plan where I give V top ups after her breast feeds and a night a formula feed. (She's been coming off the boob and not latching properly) I'm trying to get my breast milk supply up again as it seems to have decreased with the latching issues we've had over the last few weeks. I'm hoping snipping the tongue tie will help.
    The Lc recommended I buy the Medela swing Pump. We are going overseas next week and doing a long haul flight and I may need to express(god help me)
    does anyone have the Medela Pump?
    im using the Mini electric but I don't think it's very efficient.

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    I used the medela pump it was brilliant if express upto 150ml every 3hours...definitely recommend it

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    Panda- I have a spectra pump which is awesome- but the best thing I have found for pumping which should work generally is to lubricate the breast flange. I use coconut oil and my output increased dramatically. Can easily get about 130ml in around 8 minutes (used to take me about 20 minutes for 100 ml). I think it's because it allows the breast/nipple to slide in and out of the flange which stimulates the flow. I don't know if you've already tried this but I hadn't heard of it until recently!

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    KJ is it the Swing, I just read that the Mini which is what I have is for occasional use.
    berra I have coconut oil in the pantry. Will try it now.

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    I expressed every day with DS and used the swing. I really like it and have it ready to go but can't be bothered expressing this time round (yet!).


 

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