But if I take a break won't e supply drop even further?
This is a discussion on EDD May 2014 (maybe) within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Piglim, maybe you want to take a break from pumping... lack of sleep will affect milk n mental state. .. dont ...
Piglim, maybe you want to take a break from pumping... lack of sleep will affect milk n mental state. .. dont be too hush on yourself. ..
But if I take a break won't e supply drop even further?
But what Tannie said is true too - if you're too stressed and tired - the body can't produce milk too. 60ml per side is already an achievement! Your baby is latching too so that's a good thing. I'm having issues with the boy latching - he gets frustrated when the nipple goes soft after awhile and he kicks up a big fuss then got to bottlefeed already. I guess only have myself to blame for giving him expressed breast milk. Ugh...
Hi mummy, do you use fan or air con on your new born? The weather is so hot nowadays, especially in the day time. my 3 wks newborn keeps sweating a lot especially he likes to stretch a lot which makes his face very red and sweat even more. I dont dare to use air con or fan on him as he is having cough now, but when he sweat ,his body temperature is kinda high, I scared he will have fever again as he just recovered frm high fever last week. Sigh...dont know what to so, scared he is hot and will catch cold at the same time. .
Mrs Jim do you let your baby wear long sleeve n long pants to sleep? My daughter (also 3wks alrdy) sweats alot. We let her sleep in fan n she is still sweating. I do take her temp periodically (use the cheap kind cos taking temp on baby is on the armpit, after 3mths then use the ear cos more accurate) anw I measure her cos she also feels hot (but guess its the temp) plus cos my son is sick I worry will spread (flu is air borne virus so dont't want to take any chance) anw baby will get heat rash one.. First will be body then the neck area.. Once the neck recovers alrdy will be on the face. you can ask your mum or someone to go and buy bitter gourd vine (from medical hall) to bathe the baby. The rash will recover soon. In few days time. When I bf my daughter I do it in air con room (set at 26 degree cos that's the recommended temp)
the moment I put her in e room wah she sleep until so soundly.. Hahah anw once my confinement is over I will put her in my room and she will sleep with us in e air com room. Cos I m taking care of her at night.
Gnly.. Thanks for being so encouraging.. I hope at 3 wk 60ml is consider good.. Maybe I am harsh towards myself cos I m
making comparison between my 1st n 2nd pregnancy n setting higher expectations on myself.. Been taking short naps during the afternoon to replace the loss of sleep at night.. But I wonder how I can do so once I start work in end jul. ya... I m one of the last few to give birth but I think I will be the first or few to start work earlier than any of us ;(( cos I m taking only 2 mths maternity leave
Piglim.. try not to stress ya? Stress will affect milk supply even more.. My supply is dropping too.. now barely meeting my son's demand.. though very disheartened (cos I fully bf my #1), but I tell myself having sme breast milk is better than none at all.. im trying my best oredi.. and I tink after CL left I have not been sleeping well.. so that prob contributes to e lower supply.. so prob e same for you? Rest more and perhaps supply will go up? Hope your boy gets well soon!
Thanks piglim, I use the ear thermoscan, temp always at high side like 37.5 deg c, but both ear reading always have diff temp, hmmm..maybe I go and buy the put at armpit type and try.
Hmm i let my baby sleep w CL so far in non aircon.. But some nights CL say too stuffy and hot, so she has been turning on the aircon ... Anyway after she leaves, i will be shifting the cot into my room (woohoo all 4 in 1 rm).. Hence she'll be sleeping in aircon with me.. Hopefully she can sleep better... But gonna expect both #1 and #2 to wake each other up... Zzzz
Jiayou piglim, ya agree w other mummies that you shld rest well.. your supply is affected by your body's stress levels.. As 2nd time mum, i more relaxed .. Supply up or down, not gonna affect me as long as i tried my best.. I'm pumping 4-6hrly.. Not too rigid about it as long as enough to supply for my baby.. Last time with#1 was so stressed up that i did not rest well.. Sigh now w #2, i feelwe mothers gotta also take good care of ourselves first.. If not this long journey of parenthood is gonna take a toll on us! Now got 2 bbs to handle.. Lagi no rest .. Just gotta take things easy and relax the routines abit ...
I'm gonna hire a maid.. Looking thru the biodatas now.. Hmm really bo bian have to hire coz hubby gg overseas for 1 month n its gonna be almost every other month.. I can't handle 2 bubs alone in this cave.. :/
My baby sleep in the same room as me so aircon day n night during confinement. Now I on aircon only at night. I on fan during the day.
Yap same as meltie, this time I am not as concerned about milk supply, mummy got to rest well. Actually when I ask around my office, non of them breastfeed, they gave up after trying few days and all their kids are strong and healthy. I believe if mummy is not in good health n good diet, baby will not benefit.
Mummies can recommend a venue that's not ex to hold my baby shower. Looking at accommodating 80-100pax. My initial condo venue can't fit this no of ppl. Headache..
Piglim.. maybe you try split into 2 sessions? that's what I did.. my function rm cant accommodate so many ppl too.. we had close to 100 guests so split into noon and evening sessions about 50 each.. just nice..Originally Posted by Piglim:874060
My baby stay with me in aircon room... we set the temp at 26...
Or what about cc function room?
Hello mummies, I just gave birth to my baby gal on april 29th..and now I am down with chicken pox..have isolated myself at mum's place but super worried my baby will get it..pediatrician say cant do anything now just wait to see for 3 weeks if she gets it...see a lot of experienced mothers..wonder if anyone can give any advice...
Oh dear elala.. Hope you recover soon n baby is well. Must b tough to part away from baby for so long! ;((
wah after like 1 wk of intensive searching.. Finally on sat manage to find a venue at a friend's friend old condo along Bukit Timah. According to her e function room is huge enuff to house 60 pax. N Althou my guests r 80, I reckon they won't flock in together at e same time. Anw after calling all e country clubs n hotels.. I realised it's either e budget is out or the location is too inaccessible or they dont't allow us to do decoration n the worst part is dont allow us to bring outside food-my mum has prepared her famous pig trotter vinegar sauce..
really now a days wanna find spacious place is so difficult.. Everything in singapore all downsize n so ex.. I hate doing parties like these (where you need to involve relatives n families-have to consider sooo many things) so thk god it's prob gonna b e last. Officially next thur my baby will b 1 month but thankfully (or not) I extended another wk cos of my operation. dont feel I have "rested" during this confinement month.
Sigh after that only left with 1 more month then need to go back to work. Abit sian..
Btw hubby n I n my two kids (#1, & #2) will be going to Bali in September!! Hehe not sure how we'll handle but I hope it'll b fine. you gals think 3mths plus is too early to fly? Hvnt event told my parents think they will ground me badly. But my hubby mileage will expire so if dont redeem will luggi neh...
Hi anyone bought mother&baby magazine may issue?
Hi mummies, anyone gave birth at Mt Alvernia recently? What items do they provide and what do we really need to bring?
Mummies with #2 can check if your #1 got more naughty since the birth of #2?
Wah.. My son lately keep crying.. Eat rice dont't eat, put the whole hand in grab the food and throw on the floor. When scold him, he look away and appear to be angry. He just wants to stick to me 24/7. And lately he has been climbing up the sofa, table and want to jump from it! He was not like this previously. I have alrdy taken all measurements to avoid jealousy.. dont know if it's;
1) he is a boy so he is so (hyper) active
2) he is jealous
3) he is reaching the age of 2yrs old
4) I didn't teach properly...
r boys generally more active? My hubby kept saying he is worried our son got ADHD (some hyper activate syndrome) but according to his teachers n principle he isn't.. Still I dont't see my sis's twins reacting in such manner.. They r normally e shy types, hide behind their parents kind. While my son will grin, say hello to everybody even let coffeeshop uncle carry.. As strangers I will think this boy is so cute.. But as parents I m now very worried!
Wprst thing is, now or rather soon, I want to encourage him to sleep on the mattress instead of on our bed.. Anyone has tried doing so? Successful? I know of some parents who train their kids to sleep alone from young n I totally salute them.. But my house not big enuff to have spare rooms n I dont want e maid to b sleeping with him..
Got tips how I can do it successfully n normally how long it takes for e child to be ok sleeping alone?
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Piglim my no.1 is same like urs... lol... very outgoing... my no.1 is super testing our boundries since the birth of no.2... sometimes she will listen sometimes she will ignore... so I have to be very hard hearted and firm when disciplining her.. when I m angry she faster cry hoping someone will rescue her... now she knows when I m angry she cries no use coz I will not allow anyone to go near her and I will ignore her... so she cries awhile then stops...
dont think is jealous or coz we never teach properly... they just trying out new pattern to get back our attention... so the more you acknowledge the more they do it coz it means your attention is back... so now I just ignore I only interfer when I sense danger...
Piglim, I think could be all possibility. .. my gal is also getting naughtier, keep trying to get attention. .. sometimes she is really jealous of mei mei...she will ask me to carry her when I carry mei mei or purposely go hurt mei mei.
I also dont know how to make sleep arrangements when I return to in law house or my own house... now I m staying at my mum house n my #1 is sleeping with my mum... both my gals r light sleeper so both of them sure wake each other up...
Piglim.. I tink your son's behaviour is normal.. those of us with 2 bubs are experiencing the same.. I read smewhere that we shld expect behaviour regression in our toddlers wen the new member arrives.. I guess it is expected as they have enjoyed our full attention all this while.. My girl recently keep wanting to be carried cos she sees us carrying didi all e time.. She started waking up in e middle of the night too.. although she understds what we say, she refused to listen to instruction.. I tink partly cos they are in terrible twos? This age they are very active so dont worry about adhd..
As for training them to sleep in mattress.. I tried.. bought a mattress and put it beside my bed.. she onli slept on it for a week and after that kept climbing up my bed in e middle of the night.. if not I have to sleep with her on e mattress.. so I sorta give up now rather than waste time battling with her in e middle of the night cos sleep is precious these days! So we are still co sleeping.. take a step at a time ..
Lingz, I read that it takes 1 week for the child to get used to sleeping on their own n you need to be determined..
sigh mummies I m feeling very vex n depressed..
Teacher gave me feedback that son is crying non stop in sch.. N it's been a week.. When my son comes home his eyes r all red n swollen. See alrdy heart pain.. But I dont't want to stop and then the whole thing starts once again.. I feel it takes time for him to adapt but I also feel it's very heartless to do so..
Son has been coughing for 3 weeks Althou it wasn't exactly continuous 3 weeks. It was like ok for few days then the cough came back again.. See him keep eating cough medicine I also pity him. I have been trying to struggle handling the two.. Now still not THAT bad cos I still have my CL to handle #2.. Once she leaves next thur I think I will b in hell.. MMy son sticks to me like glue.. Really like glue, I eat also cannot need to sit beside him to watch tv. I know he wants comfort n security that's why he is asking me to be by his side.. But my daughter needs my attention also.
Althou I have a maid but I leave e domestic stuff for her to handle only n only emergency case then let her watch my son (eg I need to eat or go toilet) otherwise I handle my kids alone. Everyone has been asking me to let my maid take care of my son.. But I feel as parents we shouldn't shift this parent responsibility to others. M I being too stubborn? N making my own life difficult???
This week I tried to experience "life without CL" to see if I can cope.. Coax my son to sleep alrdy took me 2 hours.. When he slps I bf my daughter.. After she slps, I went to pump.. By the time I go to bed another 1 more hr to pump session.. Then again have to feed my son (he still wakes up for night feeds) now confinement I only sleep like 4hrs (including the 1-2 hours of nap in e afternoon) everyday.. I cannot imagine my life once I start work..
Everyone is asking me to stop my son from going to sch but if he stays at hm how m I going to concentrate taking care if my daughter. I only have 1 more month to give her this attention before I start work.. sigh... Before I gave birth I was still daydreaming that during this 1 month I shall sneak out to do a shopping to buy more clothes.. That time my son wasn't even crying that bad.. Now.. It's totally different.. Everyone says it's best to put the child in sch before e birth of next child.. But why is it now that I feel it doesn't? I alrdy preempt my son 2-3mths before the birth yet now it's getting worst. He used to be healthy, happy, loving boy.. Now he just cries, ignore n throw tantrum, keep falling sick.. (Bf him for 13mths still so weak?) then who says bf can make the child healthier?? Is it just during the bf n once you stop breastmilk the child will fall sick easily?
sigh.. I cried just now.. Just helpless.. Praying.. I need some strength n advise.. But can the advise not be stop sch or/and leave the child to e maid?