The thing I learnt is that just because she's been fed, doesn't mean she's not hungry. For the first few weeks she screamed heaps because I just assumed she was fed, so must have wind. The health nurse then told me that if after an hour, she's still not settled, feed her again. We now do this, she feeds hourly from 3:00pm til around 11:00pm and then sleeps 7-8 hours.
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20-09-2013 14:38 #591Senior Member
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20-09-2013 14:43 #592
Yes I was ill informed about the "fed doesnt always mean they are full" thing too. The middies I had at the hospital wanted DD on 4 hourly feeds (which even then I had to wake her for) and she was jaundiced so of course all she wanted to do was sleep... never ever crossed my mind to feed her more, they were the experts!!! Could have helped prevent a lot of the issues we had.
This baby is going to get a boob shoved in its mouth whether it wants it or not
20-09-2013 16:37 #593Senior Member
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Great advice Waiting!! Nothing could have prepared me for the challenges of breastfeeding and it didn't come naturally at all. But we're almost at the 12wk mark of exclusively breastfeeding together thanks to a lactation consultant, perseverance and sheer determination.
20-09-2013 17:12 #594Senior Member
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I agree with all of waiting's advice!
I thought babies knew what to do, so if she didn't latch or it hurt, I blamed myself for not doing it right. The MW's would tell me it was her and I was doing well!
Being that I have quite big boobs, my biggest frustration is that I can't see if she has latched properly - so now I go by feel.
I also agree with Smurfy - the midwives are fabulous BUT I was so sick and tired of the different advice and different ways to latch! Even at the community centre I had 2 ladies tell me different things in front of each! The older lady told me to stop 'helping' Chelsea by putting the nipple and aerola in her mouth - the other, younger lady told me it was fine.
Talking to a friend of mine who also has large breasts said that we need to help bubs as the area is so big and they only have tiny mouths!
Also play with different positions!
20-09-2013 20:58 #595
Oh I forgot to say I had my first baby dream this pregnancy.. Dreamt I gave birth to a baby boy at home.. Don't think the home thing will happen! I remember dreaming about baby boys when I was utd with DD so who knows...
On the not so exciting news I'm brewing a chest infection. My chest hurts already from the coughing
21-09-2013 07:37 #596
21-09-2013 07:54 #597
Oh no. Bad baby dream here last night. Stupid stressing about NT scan on Monday!!! Grrr!!
Angel Baby ~Skye~ 21/11/2012
21-09-2013 07:55 #598
I think the thing that surprised me the most about BF was the amount of b00b that went into their mouth for them to be able to latch and drink correctly.
I called a midwife in a few times with our first to make sure the latch was right as I knew that it was important, but I found out later that the latch wasn't sufficient and the middies were just in a rush. Once at home the visiting midwife instructed me to take two days off BF (pumping though) so that my n1pp1es could heal (lansinoh just wasn't cutting it!) and she also had the time to show me proper technique. DS was a super feeder and after being helped to attach for about 3 weeks was able then properly latch himself after that which in turn made it super easy to feed him when out without flashing everyone! It was just a shame that I naturally don't produce enough milk.
We tried everything and saw the LC on several occasions but still had to comp with formula. I remember at a week old he was *screaming* he was so hungry and dehydrated, I never dreamt that I would have insufficient milk supply as my mum never had problems. DH went out straight away and pinched some formula off some friends for the night. DS was such a guzzler though that he had wind problems for the first 3 months! (even with special bottles, teats, wind mixture helped to an extent). Still has a good appetite
Edit: Just saw your post munchkin. Big hugs, try and distract yourself in the meantime. Praying all will be well.
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21-09-2013 08:00 #599
Thanks LT!!! My dreams don't often come true so here's hoping this one is the same!!!
Angel Baby ~Skye~ 21/11/2012
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