The parallels between making love and giving birth are clear, not only in terms of passion and love, but also because we need essentially the same conditions for both experiences: privacy and safety. -Sarah Buckley
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07-01-2012 16:07 #31
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07-01-2012 18:54 #32
Do your pelvic floor exercises every time you stop at the traffic lights...
Last edited by Ellewood; 07-01-2012 at 19:02.
07-01-2012 22:47 #33
At no stage did I feel vulnerable or out of control and never undignified, I think it is what you make it
07-01-2012 22:49 #34
Oh, and I hope for many of those people, it would of been the highlight of their day, maybe even their week
07-01-2012 22:58 #35
Throw the books away. Get to know YOUR baby, he or she is a whole new prson, there has not been a book written about him or her. You will make mistakes, you and your family will learn valuable lessons from those mistakes. Take the time to really look at your child. You will only be changing nappies for a short time. Relax, enjoy.
07-01-2012 23:40 #36
Also set your self up with a snack and a bottle of water (you get soo thirsty!!) and tele or whatever and dont worry about anything else.
Also when people pop over ask them to make you a cuppa not the other way around!
Also take ALL offers of help with housework/cooking etc!!
And let DP do stuff his way, dont tell him his doing it wrong even if he is. He'll be less likely to help you next time if you do! Trust me I learnt this from experience!
07-01-2012 23:58 #37
08-01-2012 00:22 #38
If you have a boy, make sure you point the penis DOWN for nappy changes
Also, leave the foreskin alone, don't attempt to retract it to clean it or for any other reason - it will retract in its own time, which might not be for several years.
08-01-2012 00:26 #39
If you are breast feeding, give bubs a feed when they are getting vaccinations so they can use you for comfort.
08-01-2012 09:08 #40Senior Member
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Some practical breastfeeding tips that I learnt-bf my DD 6 months and still going:
- maternity bras are horrible enough so buy good quality ones
- breastfeeding singlets offer you no privacy, buy the tank style. Lovable do awesome ones. Much more discrete and can undo bra etc and leave breast covered until last second.
- sheets tops over breastfeeding tanks are good for extra coverage.
- don't be scared to use creams on your nipples from the very start- the hospital didnt advocate as they were all focused on technique being good to avoid pain but a couple of sneaky nurses said cream helps and it did. Technique takes time for you and baby and it hurts until then.
- gel pads are also awesome. Loved them better than cream.
- download on your smart phone books, songs, movies to watch when feeding and accept you may be on the couch all day with your breasts out- it does eventually slow down and become easier.
- get a lactation consultant to come to your home as soon as you are out and have a list of questions. Cost about $150 but so worth it.
- always remember baby comes to breast, not breast to baby.
- educate your husband/partner on breastfeeding, he really needs to support you.
- if doctor has issue with baby weight see your lactation consultant. If mix feeding is really necessary then there are ways of doing it but a doctor doesn't know enough to give you the advice.
- it takes time to get comfortable feeding in public, shopping centers are great as they have specific area. Picnics are also good as it's just your family/friends with you, cheap way to do catch ups.
- find a mothers group through the ABA, it's nice to talk to other mums going through the same thing.
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