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This is a discussion on EDD May 2014 (maybe) within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; I had my baby girl on 08 may! Well, dont't feel bad... I'm supplementing baby with fm also... dont't want ...
I had my baby girl on 08 may! Well, dont't feel bad... I'm supplementing baby with fm also... dont't want her to go hungry. She's taking about 100-120ml per feed now but my supply is only about 70-120ml depends on the time of the day.
Tannie, could you add me at
Can you add me at email@example.com ? I gave birth on 8 May to a baby boy! TIA
Thank you for your encouragement! I know this sounds crazy and silly but how often do newborns cry in their first week? Is it a worry if a newborn doesn't cry that much?
i'm not from this board (from EDD Jan 2014 but my son arrived in dec) but saw the latest post and wanted to say to share, my son hardly cried the first 5 weeks - a bit of crying when near feeding time or when he is wet, otherwise he would be sleeping - only in week 6 he "woke up" and then he was fussy for about 2 weeks. Now my 5 month old is very responsive, smiles, laughs, "talks" a lot.
Hi had added via email.Originally Posted by tiffire:873004
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So bored.. What have you gals been doing? I have been lying on bed whole day only when i need to pee shower or eat.. How's the planning of the baby shower for some of you?
I think for those 1st time mummies, dont't stress yourself with your milk supply.. It takes time for your body to adjust. Even for myself now my supply still not enuff to do total breastfeeding..if I insist I think end up baby always hungry n you won't get enuff rest yourself too. Just keep drinking lotsa water. I bought "organic mothers milk" yesterday, waiting for it to deliver-recommended by my CL cos she says all her client drink alrdy immediately got effect.. (Anyone drank before? Wats your review?) for me my #1 just nice to TBM but I hope this time I can have more supply so just try it out .
As for gnly, every babies r different.. My #1 came out eyes big big look around did not even cry. Hubby was so worried kept telling him to cry.. Wah after that he regretted his words.. 2 weeks later cry so loudly! Haha.. This time my #2, come out eyes small small cry n cry.. Her eyes like so heavy like that hvnt really seen her open her eyes wide yet
hubby gonna start work on thurs.. Damn sian.. Nobody to speak to. Actually we all thought he cld rest during this 2wks leave but end up becos of my op he had to go here n there... Then now son hasn't been taking it well in school, teacher says he has been crying alot.. So hubby picked him up earlier n bring him out to play.. Like now he brought him to hokey poky at millennia indoor playground to play.. Really appreciate his help n effort.. I think it's not easy for guys to "look after" kids whole day cos think their tolerance level not as high as females? So it's something I m thankful about..
Think whole day lie also wanna rot alrdy. I m just hoping my confinement is over n I can go on a massage crash course to firm up my tummy! See alrdy damn demoralized. Was think daydreaming of going shopping n dolling up when I was pregnant.. End up e cyst destroyed my dream..
Hi Piglim, good that you are resting well for your confinement =)
I'll be having my baby shower next Sat, still trying to collate the responses to determine the number of pax for the buffet..its gg to be a simple affair so nothing much to plan..hehe
I had c-sect and my gynae says can start to do massage 2 weeks after my op so i've already started ..though the massage lady doesnt massage very hard on my tummy, but she advised me to wear the elastic bind i bought from my gynae during the day for as long as possible to hold up my womb. Trying to endure under such weather...really can sweat buckets man..haha =p
Piglim.. me too! Actualli ive been resting a lot except for the past week cos spent time to do diy deco for my boy's baby shower.. apart from last wk basically I just rest all day.. lie in bed, surf net, facebook, watsapp and watch drama.. or just lie on sofa watch TV.. im quite hands-off for #2 cos CL said that's what she is here for and insist I rest as much as I can.. now that CL is leaving on thur, im a little scared cos I hav come to be too dependent on her for everything.. jia lat.. starting to dread e day she leaves man.. the night duty is e one that scares me the most.. cos I dont know how im gonna manage both bubs at night.. my girl has started waking up at night recently and wanting me to scratch her back for her to go back to sleep.. if both wakes at e same time, I dont know who to tend to first! And we shld all b sleeping in 1 rm.. very scared my boy's cries for milk will wake my girl up.. sighz.. smetimes I dont know why I did not just stop at 1 baby.. 2 bubs is very challenging!
Actualli my supply for #2 is very much better than #1.. but that's cos my boy is drinking very much more than his jie jie.. so even though I yield a lot per day it is still not enuff to meet his daily needs.. so night time CL feed him fm, also in e hope that he last longer than his usual 2hrs.. smetimes I get so tired from pumping that im so tempted to stop bf and just feed fm.. fm is so much easier.. e time saved on pumping and washing.. sighz.. of cos ppl say I can always just latch.. but my boy tends to fall asleep after 3-5min.. and wake up less than an hr later crying for more.. makes me even more tired! And if he doesnt fall asleep, he tends to fuss at breast (dont know flow too fast, too slow or what).. he will suck, release and cry, suck, release and cry.. until I cannot take it and ask CL to warm ebm.. sighz.. bf is so tiring and fm is so tempting!
Hi mummies, have you guys managed to shed off some of the pregnancy weight gain? Today is the last day of my confinement and I have only lost 5 kg (my baby weighs 2.9kg at birth). Wonder how long it is going to take me to shed off those kilos.
Xiongmao.. I gained 20kg during pregnancy.. lost only 10kg to date.. another 10kg to go.. plus the 4kg I did not manage to shed from 1st pregnancy.. hahaha.. I hope I can shed it all off soon.. but I tink after confinement will shed weight faster cos no more confinement nanny.. at least for me.. I sure hope so..Originally Posted by xiongmao:873125
Piglim - glad you're recovering well and thank you for the reassurance you and your hubby are really sweet to each other too!
Jeslow - have fun planning! - dont't be too stressed about it and enjoy the massage!
Lingz - I can relate to you about your woes about breastfeeding - it's only my 4th day but the boy always falls asleep at my breast so i'm pumping! pump pump pump! woohoo!
Gniy, jiayou! My baby also slps after latching for 7-10mins.. And refuse to open her mouth! Eyes n lips shut till tight tight! Tried to unswaddle her, tickle her soles, cycle her legs to wake ger up, she only wake for awhile n drinks the other side for 2-3min n shut tight again! Whole time i am just trying to stuff my boobs into her mouth .. Which sometimes she fusses alot n want to latch but dont't know why she will move away when the boob is in her mouth.. Sighh sometimes i stuff till she gag.. Lol but she doesn't drink full means she'll wake up soon n cry for milk again.. Like just now loh.. Fed at 5.30pm , 7.00pm, 8.00pm and then 9.30pm CL just gave bottle.. After that, 10.30pm she cry for milk again.. Aiyo maybe growth spurt....
Hmm brought my 2 bbs to see pediatrician.. Coz #1 sick, #2 rashes, yellow stuff oozing behind ear n swollen eyelid... Waited super long to see doc! more than 2hrs! My #1 only ate her lunch at 3pm .. Sighh the staff kept saying 2 patients before me.. So didn't go dwnstairs to buy food for #1.. Sigh
Oh ya, my #2 is 4.4kg .. My #1 only 8.8kg now at 20mths.. Can see meimei is catching up with jiejie real fast!!
Piglim, I just did my baby shower last sat. Simple one, just buffet for relatives.
I dont dare to weight myself now... my hip n tummy still big... sian, think my dream of going back to pre-pregnancy size is still far... last night even dreamt tht I m able to put on office outfit ...just a dream...
Seems like horse babies r not cooperative. My gal too will fuss at breast, dont know is it flow too fast or slow. She will suck and let go thn cry pitifully as if I dont let her drink. Thn when I place her mouth at the breast, she will push away n scream murder. .. really feel like giving up...
Mummies who pump exclusively, do you pump every 3 hours? Do you pump n straight give it to your baby or do you store in the fridge first? Do you wake up to pump in the middle of night?
Tannie.. I totally understd.. that is what my boy did to me.. he will suck a while then push away and cry.. then I will struggle to push my boobs back into his mouth and he will cry and struggle and push me away with his hands.. then I try again he will suck a while then cry again.. damn tired man.. so I always give in and feed him ebm.. now im more or less pumping exclusively .. latching is so tiring for me.. I did not pump every 3hr cos too tired.. I pump every 4-5hrly.. and woke up once or twice at night to pump.. mostly once cos I always oversleep.. then I will leave e milk in e fridge.. now I hav CL easier.. wen CL leaves I dont know if I have time to pump anot cos baby keeps wanting to be carried.. sighz..Originally Posted by Tannie:873164
My gal is like that too! Very tiring breastfeeding her
Ok think my daughter is different.. She had been (wanting) to latch non stop. Just puke out all the milk >.<
Wah meltie your weight loses quite fast ? I m still 6kg away from my pre pregnancy weight and today is exactly my 2nd week of confinement only.
I also not so diligent in pumping exactly 3hrly... Day time I will pump around 3/4hrly.. But once at night after the last pump at 11+pm my night session will be around 3/4am that's like 4-5 hours alrdy.. Nowadays I automatically wakes up in e middle of the night dont know why.. Maybe sleep too much in e day.. I also never experience engorement yet... ;(( sad .. Means milk not alot ... Waiting for my organic mothers milk tea to see if it works miracle or not.
Wah tannie so your confinement over alrdy . Shiok man.. But think that's the start of restless journey... I m only on 2mths maternity leave which means end July I will start work ..
jeslow, I wanted to wear girdle to hold up e womb (and fats) but my wound hurts from e op so I m waiting for it to fully recover before I wear that (you think it works for you?)
lingz ya I this time also quite hands off ;((((( but they say if you want to recover n build up your immunity, this is e time to do so.. There r ppl I know who purposely give birth so that they can (re)build their health again. N since this is the last time for me I try to rest more n "listen" to their instructions. Althou hubby says my confinement anyhow one-stay aircon room whole day did not sweat, wear short sleeves, wash hair in 1week, take herbal shower everyday.
Later going for my follow up chk to see the stitches from my operation. So scare to see ;(
i told hubby my used-to-be flawless skin now backside got stretchmarks, tummy got all e brown black pigmentation, used to be flat tummy with slight abs all gone... Now dont even know where is my waist.
Hi Piglim, my gynae actually made me wear the elastic bind over my wound to reduce the pain when i move around so I had it on since Day 1 (with plaster over my wound) and she says can use it like a girdle if i want to..my massage lady advised me to put it around the womb to hold it up so now I'm wearing it at the lower abdomen area..hehe
Wow. Reading bout all the breast feeding woes you mummies face made me feel less like a loser. I was being emo recently that my gal refused my boobs due to nipple confusion. I'll rather she latch on then for me pump. Pumping is so troublesome! I miss latching her on. As this is my first baby, I have the luxury to latch all I want. Can't imagine when I have my second baby. How to latch fully? My gal was very good at latching. Too bad my bleeding nipple spoilt the whole breast feeding experience for me. Sigh. I'm still bumped by it. Anyway, I have also supplement fm coz my gal dont seem to be having enuf coz she will cry for milk every 2.5hrs. <br><br>She has been fussing for the past 2 weeks in fact. Can see that she is tired. Yawning n stretching but doesn't want to sleep. Only sleeps if we carry her. By the time she sleeps its 1 hr later and once we put her down in her cot she wakes up and starts fussing again. By the time she calms down, it's feeding time again and she will start crying for milk. Sigh. So I dont understand how you mummies can say that it's bored at home. Haha.. Is it normal for baby to fuss like that? <br><br>After reading the forum I realize that I dont have enuf rest and also due to my rashes, I did not do any massage. Sigh... Guess I gotta crash corse once my rashes gets better. Strange thing though, my tummy did get smaller but for some reason, these 2 days, it seems to get bigger again. I have no idea y.<br><br>As for weight loss, I have lost almost all of the weight gained. I'm left with 1kg to lose to go back to my pre Peggie weight. <br><br>On the bright side, my confinement will end this Friday though I dont feel any diff coz I already started to shampoo my hair since last week and I have been doing the night shift since day 1. I did not hire a CL. My mother in law is the one doing my confinement for me.
Miso, I m bored cos my #1 is in childcare.. While #2 is being taken care by CL. N cosi did my operation to remove e cyst I can't do massage (which initially I thought can occupy abit of my time each day) but now I can't do e massage due to e wound.. I just laid on e bed whole day... Mayb shld get hubby to buy magazines.. I latch my #2 only like 3-4 times a day at most. The rest (ESP night CL will feed her with my ebm or formula (cos the formula milk can only keep for 1mth from opening) the milk I bought was enfa mother in law-$52+ not cheap neh! So dont waste . Anw through my first experience becos when I had my #1, I die die insisted that he must go on total breast milk.. Then one day (when he was 1.5mths old) he suddenly got high fever for no reason (no we never brought him out) after e blood test it showed that he lacked of iron, so pediatrician said becos our breastmilk no iron he needs to tk the iron supplement... Formula milk has so those that drank formula won't have this problem.
so while I know n I still feel that breastmilk is e best, I think better not waste e formula milk. Let my daughter get some DHA n iron from it n when my supply is enough or more then no need to buy milk for her. Oh btw my mothers milk tea just arrived! Super fast delivery! Shall try tml morn n let you all know how's e result!
Any mommies need last min CL? Let me know!
Hi all... I am now coping with no.1 and no.2 on my own... No.2 sleep then I entertain no.1... if both sleep is the best means I can catch abit of sleep... else I cannot rest till hubby return home from work...
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