+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    297
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    92
    Reviews
    0

    Default What would u do diff next time?

    Naigz post about colostrum expressing got me thinking, I'm not planning on another, but that's what I'd do next time, express colostrum and freeze in late preg. I did mention this to a friend who was preg after me this, she dismissed it but later said next time she would express colostrum and store too....So what's your do diff next time.....
    And the same? For me elective Caesar, odd champagne, ivf ( no kidding myself I wouldn't even try natural first) mixed feeding, private hospital, co sleep.....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    790
    Thanks
    669
    Thanked
    367
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    That's exactly what I did second time around, I expressed from about 37 weeks as I found bf very tough at the start first time around. However second time it started off fine so I never used the colostrum and ended up throwing them away. Didn't bother me too much as it wasn't much hassle expressing so I guess it was better to have them in case. Although it made me think that had I needed some if baby wasn't feeding well I would have been able to just express in the hospital in between trying to feed baby.
    It's funny though how you think you will do things differently or the same next time but in reality things can often be outside of your control or they don't go as planned for whatever reason. For example I mixed fed ds1, weaned him at 6 months as that was what I wanted and after some sleep training he was sleeping though at 6 months. I imagined I would do the same with ds2. Well now he's 10 months, bf on demand (although I'm desperate to wean as he has cmpi so I'm having to be dairy and egg free which is a killer), he feeds 5-6 times a night and often spends half the night in my bed. Even after trying some sleep training. Never thought things would be so different second time but he's just so strong willed!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,869
    Thanks
    4,776
    Thanked
    4,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    if you express colostrum, would this not impact your supply? I thought bub sucking stimulated your boobs into producing more?

    sorry to thread crash!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,090
    Thanks
    322
    Thanked
    489
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Oh so many things I'd do differently.. I wouldn't express colostrum. But I'd be a strict routine mamma for sure I was so 'go with the flow' with my ds and I still haven't had s full night of sleep in 23 months!! I'd also try to keep Bf longer than 6 months.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    790
    Thanks
    669
    Thanked
    367
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    if you express colostrum, would this not impact your supply? I thought bub sucking stimulated your boobs into producing more?

    sorry to thread crash!
    No I don't think it changes your milk supply as you still continue to produce colostrum until after baby is born (prob will be someone on here who is a midwife or dr who can explain more!). It can potentially induce labour though so not recommended before 37 weeks.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to nh2489 For This Useful Post:

    NORgirl  (04-05-2016)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,104
    Thanks
    7,258
    Thanked
    5,872
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    I'll be expressing pre birth this time. I really want to bf this time.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,869
    Thanks
    4,776
    Thanked
    4,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    No I don't think it changes your milk supply as you still continue to produce colostrum until after baby is born (prob will be someone on here who is a midwife or dr who can explain more!). It can potentially induce labour though so not recommended before 37 weeks.
    ahhh yes I remember reading that!

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,747
    Thanks
    3,825
    Thanked
    3,655
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I tried to express colostrum while pregnant this time, even got supply of little syringes etc. but no my boobies didn't want to play. Luckily my milk came in quickly though - day 2 this time, BFing sooooo much easier second time round.

    What I did second time round - actually tried to enjoy pregnancy. Stressed less. Enjoyed my bump. Got professional bump photos. Meditated. Tried to bond with my baby before it was born. Then once baby was born do things my way and not listen to all the differing opinions from different midwives, enjoy every second of those first newborn cuddles, go with the flow - until things stopped 'working', lol.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,090
    Thanks
    1,285
    Thanked
    1,182
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I wouldn't change a single thing with parenting but I would definitely attempt to avoid an induction if I could, and I would try to exercise more throughout this pregnancy. Last pregnancy I was such a sloth, mainly because of severe SPD - though I expect to get it again this time, but I will get physio & chiro to sort it out, unlike last time where I just tried to ignore the problem and did absolutely nothing to help myself.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,719
    Thanks
    334
    Thanked
    642
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I dont think i would change anything next time. But perhaps find out what we were having (first two were surprises)
    With dd I struggled with breastfeeding for 4 months so for second bub I told all the nurses at hospital that I wanted bub straight on me and help getting him attached and the nurses where fantastic at helping me with this and ds was a champ at feeding unlike his sister.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 25-08-2015, 07:23
  2. First time mum
    By caitJ in forum Second Trimester Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-08-2015, 17:27
  3. First time mums - When did you stop full time work/cut back hours?
    By Monkey Joy in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 21-06-2015, 13:29

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
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Baby Car Seats and Infant Car Restraints
Buying a baby car seat? Check out our 'go-to' links here!
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!