My experience was pretty similar to all these previous posts. I had GD diet controlled with my DS he came 10 days early, but was 2750 so not big at all really. he was with me most of the time only taking him for the heal pricks I think every three hours, he had good readings each time and within 24 hours they stopped doing them. I was told to try to express and store in syringes in the fridge. It was a hard task but I managed a few syringes of around 1.5mls. newborns don't need much to fill their little tummys so that was enough to get us through. I was pretty adamant that I did not want formula at all if possible and that I wanted to BF only. the syringes worked a treat. Be strong, it is your bub and the midwives don't really care what happens to you after you leave, make sure you make the choices that are right for you and your bub.
Good luck! and congratulations on your pregnancy.
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18-09-2012 21:46 #11
25-09-2012 14:16 #12
Thanks so much for your replies/advice etc.
I saw my OB yesterday and asked him all the questions about my baby when he's born. I am so glad that he said my baby will get to be with me in my room and I can feed him (if formula supplementation is needed) with a syringe. At least now I feel that things are more within my control. That horrible midwife made me feel really terrible and worried. I hope I wont see her in the hospital.
My baby is now about 2.7kg and I have 3-4 weeks more to go, so OB says he is of good reasonable weight. Let's hope my GD can continued to be diet-controlled and he can born without much sugar issues.
Thanks for all your help!
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25-09-2012 15:53 #13
The best thing to do is to express colostrum from 36 weeks and freeze it in syringes, to give to bub asap after birth. A friend of mine did that so that no formula had to be used (family issues with allergies so didn't want to use formula).
25-09-2012 16:09 #14
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26-09-2012 12:32 #15
26-09-2012 21:38 #16Senior Member
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Is t it funny that nipple confusion is a Problem if you choose to formula feed and breastfeed, but when they won't you to bottle feed it won't be a problem. I think it sounds like you at standing your ground and getting all the answers you need. Well done nd good luck.
30-09-2012 22:22 #17Member
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(In the states) I had GD with my son and he was in the room with us the whole time. I chose to breastfeed and the staff accomodated that perfectly. Giving him a bottle wasnt even suggested after they knew we were breastfeeding.
There is a high possibility that this pregnancy will have GD too, (early tests have already indicated high levels) and now that I've read your post, I'm a bit concerned.
We don't want our baby taken off to the nursery and bottle fed, regardless of what the midwives want - so how do others handle that?
01-10-2012 14:40 #18Senior Member
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i also had gd controlled by diet...my son was born 4 weeks early (not induced) and was under the card of the special care nursery but was with me in my room the whole time...they came to me to check his sugar levels...didnt need to leave at all. also i breast fed straight away with no drama from him or staff
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