Thanks again everyone. I've read back on this a few times today and it helped. Have had some good feeds today and midwife came over to weigh bubs and she's now 120g over her birth weight (9 days old) so that's reassured me that she's getting food!
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29-11-2011 17:46 #11
29-11-2011 18:53 #12
My DD is now one month old, and up until 2 weeks ago I was using shields lying down. Then I got mastitis and was hospitalised for 2 days
I was made to go to the breastfeeding clinic and had a wonderful session with a LC. She was so much better than the midwives at the hospy! She helped me understand how to feed MY baby, not just go through the positions.
We have not used shields since that day, nor had to lie down to feed. I was told that the shields may have contributed to the mastitis, as the breast may not drain as well or as often. The first symptoms I got were flu like achey feelings, not red marks or sore breasts.
I never found I had a supply issue with the shields, though only 2 weeks in.
29-11-2011 21:01 #13
I came on to this topic to seek encouragement with my bfing struggles but after reading yours and the other ladies i feel i shouldnt complain!
It sounds like you are really committed and doing a great job-well done!
DD August 10
DS October 11
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29-11-2011 21:04 #14
I don't have any advice the PP haven't already said but I just wanted to extend my support to you. You are doing an amazing job and should be proud
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30-11-2011 13:19 #15
Last night was terrible its like I have no milk between 2am and 5am she feeds the whole 3 hours and gets nothing I can feel my boobs are empty at that time too.
I guess I'll try express today for that time?
30-11-2011 13:42 #16
30-11-2011 14:38 #17
I gave her a dummy the other night for an hour and she loved it but because I've been using the nipple sheilds which feel the same as a dummy she just would not attach to the nipple sheild after that and was screaming when she realised I was trying to feed her with the sheild! As soon as I get rid of the sheilds I will use the dummy because she does like to suck.
I done half a feed this morning without the sheild and it was painfree. Which is a positive.
I might call the aba today about the night time thing.
30-11-2011 15:02 #18
Half an hour is great!! Have you got the weleda nursing tea? Maybe have a cup if that before you go to bed. Or have a glass of water everytime she feeds. During the night too. You will have to pee a lot lol but when I slack on my water intake I notice a definite drop in my supply.
Call the ABA, I'm sure they will have more ideas than me
30-11-2011 16:27 #19
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