This is a discussion on Edd feb 2014 within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; I delivered at 2225H ... baby 3.3kg ... share same bday as the father ... so freaking tired ... natural ...
I delivered at 2225H ... baby 3.3kg ... share same bday as the father ... so freaking tired ... natural w/o epi .. later ligation ...
Originally Posted by jessie6022:858347
Last edited by juzforyingxi; 23-02-2014 at 02:20 AM.
congrats to the 2 new mummies!
How is everyone doing in their confinement?
It is tiring to play catch up with my baby's feeding as I express my milk for her to drink I think I spend so much time pumping it is more than the time I spend carrying baby.
Using the nipple shield to latch her on hurts and I can only get her to do that if she's not to hungry yet or by feeding her a little bit with the bottle first otherwise she will cry murder..
Any suggestions on how to make it better?
If you can, try latching again and maybe pump half, the other half latch? Will be trying to latch my son again after my massage sessions end next week.
sweating, drinking longan tea, eating confinement food with everything ginger and pumping every 3-4hrs. that's my routine. the only time I carry baby is at night when I took over from my in law taking care of baby with hubby.
i didnt manage age to let baby latch on too much. so I decided to pump diligently and occasional latching when baby is not too hungry. milk supply always lack behind baby's feed but I just supplement with fm. dont't wanna be hard on myself so that I won't feel too depressed. oh I always apply nipple cream after every pump or feed so that nipple won't hurt so much.
jia you everyone!
Wah seh... I also super sweaty. Armpit like forever got smelly sour smell. Last time run x-country or 2.4 also never sweat so much, esp after drinking longan drink, all the sweat flow n drip.
Baby cry every 2 hour sharp for feeding. Nipple Alrdy super sore n raw. But lucky night time my Confinement nanny feed w the milk I pumped out. So I can still sleep thru the night. (Wonder how to cope if one month later she goes back.)
what brand of newborn formula milk do you guys give?
For sore or cracked nipples, use your breastmilk to rub over the nipples and airdry. I initially also got cracked nipples from using too strong suction (attempting to pump as much milk as possible), until it bleed when I pump, so ended up with "strawberry milk". So the next pumping session, I started on the breast that is not affected, then when the affected nipple started to drip, I quickly use the milk to moisturize the nipple first, then when I switch to the affected breast, I use the smallest suction. I also pump lesser on the affected breast and use hand express instead. After that I scared , dont't dare use full suction. :x Slow and steady better... Or hand express!
That sounds like my routine too. I carry baby during the day too but the wrap makes it hard to carry, feed and anything! As if being a mother is not hard enough ：P
The past few days have been super hot too.. Shower time has never been more enjoyable..
My milk supply is lagging and I think baby is going through growth spurt. She just finished 2 scoops of formula and still hungry and kept crying. No choice we fed her 3 scoops within the next hour and she finished all the milk! Omg.
for me we gave similac. cos at hospital already supplement with that.
ya ya using breast milk to moisture the nipple and air dry before wearing clothes back help too. think sore nipples are what most of us gg thru now.
my boy also demand quite a lot. 60ml of breast milk can only last him for 2hrs. 60ml of fm will last him about 2plus-3hrs. if feed fm I will give abit of water in between feeds. cos fm is more heaty, dont't want him to end up constipated. but today we seems to find that he is not satisfied with 60ml. think will need to increase volume soon. hopefully my pumping can catch up with him soon..
jia you mummies!
I would like to start a WhatsApp chat group for Feb 14 mummies. Please send me a private message with your number if you are keen.
Thanks and look forward to chatting with everyone!
As my baby doesn't like to latch on I have been bottle feed her with ebm.
i get 200ml each pump from both breasts. Now I pump 2 or 3 times a day.. Used to pump like every 4 hours when breasts started to harden and hurts..
my gal is 15 days old and drink 80ml per feed..occasionally I feed fm coz already bought a tin on day 2 due to milk supply hasn't kick in yet
I think 80ml seems to be a reasonable amount to be feeding now. Baby girl is 17 days old and feeds every 2 hours but 80ml of breast milk doesn't seem to last for long. We have to increase to 90ml of formula now..
My last day of massage today. Sort of mixed feelings- want to be slim sooner but the wrap makes it difficult to feed baby or try to latch on. The therapist told me that the Malays do it for 40 days! How to tahan and also it must be so expensive.. She also recommended I get the Wink Ultimate 2x Blaster compression suit to wear. Sgd199 not sure if I want to spend that kind of money..
Shelves out there dont't sell newborn formula? Cannot find . Maybe cok-eye...
think my hubby bought it at ntuc. maybe you might want to check again.
Was finding for friso. dont't have . I go their web. Also dont't have. Before 6months must fully breast feed , but what if mommy's supply unable to catch up w the baby's demand ?
Thanks will ask hubby to go find again.
any good / safe for breastfeed nipple cream to intro?
Last edited by Gabrielle86; 24-02-2014 at 02:49 PM.
I only starting my massage next week, 3 weeks after my c sec. should be Oki ?
My nipples also very sore from baby's suckle so I bought medela nipple cream (purelan 100) over the weekend to try. I guess it takes time to sooth the pain.. Till now 2 weeks I only manage around max 40ml breast milk even though I pump or latch diligently every 3 hours except night time
In hospital we supplement baby with similac so came Hm we also bought similac stage 1 but CL says it cld be too heaty for baby judging from
her stools so I will be trying nan after finishing similac. According to her, many of her doctor clientS like nan as the powder is very fine hence easier for baby to absorb
Luvbabies by Kim Sang Medical Hall
Go to their physical shop. They carry it. I bought Frisolac 1 for my sis before at their sengkang fernvale outlet.
Last edited by babystarz; 24-02-2014 at 04:53 PM. Reason: missed out the web link
Doing total breastfeeding now.. So totally have no clue how much baby is taking in ml..
Last night my right breast got engorged, hand express out 20ml only. Couldn't get it down.. In the end baby slept too much in the day, was very awake at night. Kept feeding her my right breast to get it down..
Do cold cabbage really work for engorgement?