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    Ngaiz, even though I've had the week from hell it's been so nice to have family around. I never realised HOW lonely I was until being back. Can totally relate to you wanting to be near family. x

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    Annerley I hope things are progressing nicely for you. Fingers crossed it all goes well.

    Ann I hope you get some relief after seeing the physio.

    Infacol seems to be working for us for wind. I can't think of anything else you could try unless like Lots, reflux is a possibility...

    Lots I ended up having a cry about it today and couldn't find the tissues. Dh had taken them to work for the QLDers.

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    Ngaiz have you started mothers group yet? I don't have family close by ( different state) and I found mothers group to be great. I met some really great people who we are now close friends with still. We would spend a half day together as a group every week and would have individual catch ups outside if that (meet at the shops, go for coffees etc).

    It certainly doesn't replace family but it helped with the loneliness. And as bub gets older it gets easier to get out and do stuff. I found having organised planned activities with people each week helped too. Hang in there xx

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    Hi girls
    the first weeks can be so tough can't they.V is starting to even out now, I noticed last week the unsettled periods werent lasting as long, thank god as it can be so stressful. She still won't go down to sleep much during the afternoons and will only cat nap but I'm not stressing as much about it now. My paediatrician said babies can sleep bw 8 and 20hours and you can't force a baby to sleep. The main thing with V is that she is sleeping at night for big blocks. I'm still not getting much done during the day but accepting that's just the way it will be.
    berra can't believe the nurse would only give you pandadol the day after c section, wtf?!
    ann interesting about the water, it's what they use to do in the old days, isn't it? I often think things they used to do which are out of fashion now work because they were tried and tested.
    annerley and Riss good luck.
    ngaiz agree with bed lover, mothers group is great, especially afterwards when a lot of us stay back to bf and we have an opportunity to chat.
    Anyway I've dropped off a little from being on here as well lately. I'm trying to fit some world cup games around this whole breast feeding baby bussiness and it's not easy. Going to see if I can get up for a 5 am game this morning and keep my eyes open. Wish me luck!

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    Hi Ladies
    My child health nurse said that boiled water should be kept to a minimum at this early stage ie 10-20ml max. And it should never be used as a "feed". I asked her this on Monday this week as my mother has been trying to get me to "top-up" with water when Erin is unsettled, she's stressed me out by giving her some herself without checking with me. Mum has also for the last month been trying to get me to start Erin tasting solids now. Bugger that, she's only 3 months. Asked chn about this too and she said that all the current medical studies state that not before 6 months is best, and that daily intake should remain milk until at least 9 months. I've relayed this all to mum now and she has backed off a bit now.....so glad, didn't want to have to tell her off.
    I've found Infacol works really well for Erin and I don't have to give it at every feed.

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    Amps it is so hard isn't it! My mil is v old fashioned and tries to push very out dated views on babies on me. I tried to get her to go to a course that the hospital run for grandparents (which I would pay for) and she said no because she knew it all. Grr... So much for subtlety!

    When I was preg with DS we had a long running disagreement about nappies. I am a disposable user but she wanted me to use cloth nappies, but not MCNs - the old ones that are towels that you put plastic pants over the top of. She even offered me the plastic pants she used for DH 35 years ago. WTF? Like what the actual F? Who keeps that sh1t for 35 years?!? Babies bring out the weird side of people!!

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    Haha Bedlover, you had me laughing. It's sad to say but I'm glad I'm not the only one. My mum is pushing the old-fashioned thinking on me but my grandmother is up with the modern ways, only offers old remedies if asked and sees the modern way isn't working. Never thought I'd say that my Nana is cool....
    Too right about the wtf?? Who DOES keep that sh1t? I mean I can understand a christening gown or some such thing but not 35yr old plastic pants, eww!

    Don't know how to tell mum to stop shaking the bottle from side to side when she's feeding Erin. I don't have to move the bottle at all when I'm feeding to get Erin to suck. It's rare for her to fall asleep on the bottle and when she does, she's nearly drunk it all anyway. I did ask mum once why she was doing it and she just shrugged and said she's always done it that way. I notice Erin has more wind after a "Grandma" feed......

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    I haven't joined any groups, which probably doesn't help. I'm a little socially awkward and have and suffer anxiety when I meet new people, esp in a group setting. The main reason I didn't do ante natal classes. I am making the effort to get out and catch up with friends once a fortnight which I really look forward to. I'm hoping they will be able to introduce me to other Mums along the way.

    Omgosh. My mum got upset at the hospital when the mw were telling us how to do things. She was constantly saying "that's not how we used to do it" haha

    Amps-shaking to will definitely give more wind.

    Bedlover-I can't believe she kept them. Hoarder much?!

    Arlais-af was definately the cause of my low supply. It finished yesterday and the girls are back

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    Ngaiz I don't really understand anxiety and the challenges it brings, but I just wanted to add that you would be amazed at how easy it is to talk to other first time mums with babies the same age as your own.

    Boobs, poo and sleep, or lack there of, generate HOURS of easy conversation!!!

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    Bed lover- you cracked me up re your mil, I remember those cloth nappies and plastic pants when my brothers were babies, they were so yuck, always drenched.
    ngaiz when you go to a mothers group you'll be so caught up in baby talk you probably won't feel anxious talking to other mums. Sometimes I get a little anxious too but it's been quite easy at mothers group.

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