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    Thanks ladies, Katy Perry was awesome! I loved it and got a great view. Sorry you missed it Ngaiz. I posted a pic below.

    Hayley- I'm with you, it is so hard to know the right balance. I'm mindful that M is basically the youngest bub on this thread so should possibly be having more milk than some of your bubs who are having for solids than her so this is reassuring.

    Ngaiz- what a great photo! Very clever! I can't believe how much they are all growing up. It's going so quickly! It's great that you had a better night too.

    Spidery- I think men can be very black and white, bub cries "oh he/she has to be hungry", hubby went through a phase where we was convinced that she needed more formula.

    Panda- omg the conflicting advice does my head in. I know that each bub is different but even the advice given by two different nurses for the same bub can be so different.
    I know some bubs are having 3 meals at her age but I still have in the back of my mind that some bubs her age are also not eating at all. I don't want to go too fast but was thinking of starting a second meal this week only now she is constipated so I want to get on top of that first.

    Catlover- it is strange how they just seem to know how to chew. M has no teeth at all. Sometimes if there is a bigger than usual lump in her purée, she will move it to the front of her mouth and spit it out but I can also give her a small chunk of avocado with no problems. It's good to see M and S are having similar amounts of milk since they aren't too far apart with age.

    I have M's 6mth check this Thursday afternoon so I'll let you ladies know what the nurse says when I ask about solids. I might have a look at the Baby Love book in the meantime, Hayley. Thanks for the reminder, I haven't looked at that book for ages.
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    Can't believe how close you were. Glad you had a great time!

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    Omgosh, girl crush envy!!!

    Effin Dh!! Ongoing saga haha. Just get L to sleep then he starts the weed eater right at her window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwaterhouse View Post
    Ellie only has 2 teeth but devours a plain cruskit no problem
    No teeth here at all but can down a rice wafer. She loves them!

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    I spoke too soon, we have a tooth coming through. Poor bubba is feeling miserable. My decision to switch to EBM made a small difference because I can see how much L is getting. But I'm really struggling pumping around the clock. I'm spending a lot of her awake time expressing and it just doesn't seem fair on her. I think we will be switching to formula. I know I shouldn't but I feel like I'm failing her by doing this.

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    Ngaiz. I know how you feel but she got the best start. You aren't failing her at all. A positive healthy mum is much more important now so switching will be the best for both of you. Still hard I know but it does get easier. Hugs to you both

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    Ngaiz, don't beat yourself up. You do what you have to. I loved BF with DS and am wrapping up over the next few weeks as it isn't working for me this time - I just don't have time to be BF when DS needs some time with me too. She will have had 8 mths by the time I stop so that is great.

    Just stop slowly. Nothing worse than getting mastitis to tip you over the edge!!!

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    Ngaiz I understand how you feel I stopped BF only 5 days ago and I feel sad and guilty and sad I cried tonight but I know he got just over 6 months of good breast milk. R is nearly 6 and a half months old I miss it but with starting transitional day care in about 6 weeks for a few months before I go back to work I kinda if have too. I agree with bedlover I think I went to quick I don't have mastits but mg breasts are very tender and sore.

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    Default IVF Babies Due Apr/May/Jun 2014#7

    Ngaiz it may be hard for you right now but I'll bet you'll be on here in a week saying what a great decision it was! I am amazed at what you have pushed through to keep BFing over the last 8 months. Soon you won't even be using formula. If you read the BF Assoc page on how long you should breastfeed you can easily see that you have given her so much goodness and the benefits start to become about convenience at this age (which it isn't for you). They always warn us about those feelings that accompany weaning but when you see her adapt just fine I hope you can relax.

    I saw the nurse on Tuesday about eating and sleeping. Ellie's weight gain is slow (only 500g in the last 11 weeks! 45g per week when ideally it should be 70-90g) but she isn't worried because she looks great, is happy and is in the same percentile. I am going to increase feeds from 3 to 4 to see if that makes a difference but the nurse didn't think that was absolutely necessary. Sleep wise I'm trying to give her more opportunities to nap which sometimes works and sometimes not but I think she is getting a bit of extra sleep. Thanks to all the tips on here.

    I've been a little emotional as before I went on leave I worked on the same floor in the same building as the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place. My work colleagues are fine, but it is weird to see a place I know so well caught up in such an event. Tori the manager served me on dozens of occasions and while we weren't friends it still affected me seeing such a familiar face on my screen. Work colleagues were allowed back in the building yesterday but not on the ground floor and were escorted through the foyer with bullet holes around the place. I was supposed to be going to a Christmas Party in that foyer tomorrow night but we aren't sure it will be open. Ellie has seen me upset quite a bit. When I hear what happened in Pakistan yesterday our events in Martin Place don't seem that bad - but it's so close to home it affects me way more.
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    Oh Hayley that's awful.

    Like we discussed earlier Lex's weight gain dropped as well. At 4 months she was 7620, 6m3w was 8146, so 526g over 11 week (so 48g/wk) A week later she was 8152, only 6g that week. She has gone from 97th percentile to 75th, glad she had reserves. I'm am starting to get concerned about it all though as she has very strong smelling breath that smells like ketones. I really hope she isn't burning her fat stores for energy. Hopefully the formula will help.

    Edit-just checked her book and is more like 60th percentile not 75th.
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