This is a discussion on EDD April 2011 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Why is there a need to store milk in bags so soon? If you can latch better else pump 1hr ...
Why is there a need to store milk in bags so soon? If you can latch better else pump 1hr before feeding? So much milk to supply already or stimulating supply?
Aiya just saw luckymum's facebook, supply more than baby's one time demand! Power! No wonder need to store. Luckily I standby some bags at home. Medela exp though
Last edited by XiaoBinBin; 12-04-2011 at 11:47 PM.
Hi April mummies,
Great to know that all of you are sharing your valuable experiences in bf. Bf really requires work n commitment and it's so tiring too esp now that I'm feeding hud on demand. Btw, I'm not supplementing him with fm. Is that ok? Coz I wanna bf exclusively.
I found that doing latch on and pump is highly abused our nipple. This midnight when I pump under dim light. When I turn on the light, i found my milk is red color ! It scares me so much. When I check my nipple, I cannot find any injury. Now I m worry , i dont't know how to express the milk out. I used hand express only manage to express out 5ml. Now the breast is hard? The last pump for today 1230am. Therefore I want to know how many times you latch on and pump per day.
Hi nadiahm, BF is very tiring, I almost want to give up but when think of wanna give best milk to my boy, I continue, latch n pump too, but not fully Breast milk, I give FM at nite.
If you can continue to give your baby fully breast milk, it is the best gift to your baby, so continue ya .
Hi mummies, I m headache about how many pax to book for buffet. If got 50 guest, must I book exactly 50 or lesser? I m arranging baby full month celebration buffet for this Sun, and yes that's mean my confinement end on Sat .
I will be doing a simple ceremony like cut hair n bring baby to temple to pray this Fri (Official full month for lunar calendar) . Will just cut a bit of hair for my boy, dont want him to become botak yet cos wanna wait till 4 month old. I think by then the hair will be very long n funny, now already quite long, ha ha. Any mummies plan to cut botak for your baby at 1mth?
Hi kchiah, I normally book lesser. Means if 50 pax, I will order 45 onli. N I never count the young kids portion. Coz they dont eat much. I also dont intend to cut my boy hair botak. Onli do simple praying at home n cut abit of hair.
I doing the full month one week earlier. Coz need to give the cakes out before the Chinese date. So I might well do it earlier. But after that carry on my confinement. Haix. Urs ending . Mi till next sat hehe. Looking forward!!!!
So far, I've only managed to pump once and I only got 5ml, like you too. But for latching, it's as many times as possible coz I'm feeding him on demand. So that means average 8-10 times per day. But I will try to pump again later to keep for night feeds as I think my milk supply has increased. And if your breast is already hard n sore, do some massage to keep opening more ducts, so more milk can come out.
i ordered my catering from Mannapot and cakes from sweetest moments. my family size is quite big... so i am spilting into 2 sessions, i hope i have the strength to entertain whole day... and i am sure on that day our baby will be carried around... so be mentally prepared that the next few days, we will have hard time with our baby as they are "used" to carry .. so must slowly adjust them back to "used" to not being carried hehe...
BF is indeed tiring... I'm so sleep deprived... I've tried expressing so that hubby can help with feeding but baby eva refused to drink from the bottle.. I bought avent bottles cos it indicate that its closes to the nipple but baby eva gag when i try feeding her with the bottle... She even make me as her pacifier, cos she could sleep if she latch on...
Hi pumpkin2011, slowly intro to her the bottle, slowly she will accept it... dont give up ok
Hi Michele, I order from Smiling Orchid, is Halal one.
Cakes from Sweet moments. Invite lots of friends, most of them come with partner n kids so I m worry cos my 4room flat is so small... Cant split to 2 session...
Some we didn't invite so will give voucher.
If you order from chili padi remember to ask for free kueh kueh cos their kueh quite nice.
Super happy cos just removed the catheter n I can urinate!!
Such a morale booster to me!
Happylucky1111, I think you really overworked your breasts. Hand squeeze can help to remove milk frm the blocked ducts but you need to massage your breast alot before that. I gt an orh cheh on my right breast cos I hand express too much!
I think you should go to a lactaction consultant regarding your situation as it seems really bad. There is a parentcraft in Thomson Medical Center specializing in breastfeeding n they have 1 to 1 session on bf. you can even call the hotline as the hotline is free.
So far I am pumping 2-3 times a day and latch on /-3 times. I mix w fm when I feel my breasts are painful n I rest them. This morning is the 2nd day my milk came n I pump 160ml. very happy w it cos I felt that I have emptied my breasts totally. Was sp hard n painful when I woke up!
Hi pumpkin, I m using Avent too, so far when he is hungry, bottle feed or breast feed also ok. Did you give Eva drink water using bottle? Slowly let her try using bottle. I dont give my boy pacifier, dont want him to get used to it.
Wow Joanne, your 1 pump of milk is equal to my 2-3 pump... Envy.. you drink lots of water?
So far I got no problem on engorgement..... Touch wood... N so far only 1time that I didn't latch properly, then got sore nipple....
just went to see gynae.. He wants me to admit and induce tonight as he noticed aging placenta and baby weight not gaining since last week.. And I have more discharge also.. Given all these factors, he recommended inducing to bring baby out..
Abit worrying now.. Inducing process quite painful?
I hope I dont get engorgement.. So far when it's very hard already I faster massage n express it out.
Pumpkin, try diff teats? I purposely mix alot of diff tears haha from nuk to avent to medela n latch on. So far she is ok.
Hi slee, dont worry , bcos the contraction more painful.. Not to scare you but is true. I only know induce can be put drip or insert tablet. Mine is put drip so the pain is only when insert the needle on my hand.
dont think so much, be happy as you will carry your baby soon, go eat good one n prepare. Awaiting your good news soon ya, Jia you Jia you ok .
Joanne, so happy for you can remove n also can pee... understand its a relief...
n your milk level is good too
Kchiah-> mi too i also never intro pacifier to my boy haha
Hi slee, dont worry induced is not painful. Its the contractions that is painful. induced is to trigger the contractions for dilation... i was also induced... the most painful for mi is when i delivering my baby... but after that, when baby is out, the pain is gonez n when you see your baby, you will find it worth it ... so jia you ok!!!! another baby coming out tml so happy for you
joanne, the papaya soup really helps i waiting for my aunt to boil for mi.
kchiah, we order the cake from the same place
Thanks mommies for the encouragment... I expressed wrongly, I think I more scare of the contractions and long duration of dilation.. Hopefully she will be a good gal and come out fast..
Going to have a nice dinner before admitting tonight.. Will update again..