This is a discussion on EDD October within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; hi pangsn7376, you can do it cuz we are going thru the early stage of their growing. it will be ...
hi pangsn7376, you can do it cuz we are going thru the early stage of their growing. it will be difficult in the begining. im also looking after my son alone, my father in law will only help to play with him or sometimes feed him during the day if he is not tired, other than that, im doing everything myself, including some of the house work.
i put him in a combi rocker so after feed, i will put him there and rock him to sleep, unless he kept crying if not i will try not to carry him. i would love to cuddle him but i know it will not be good in the long run. i also use pacifier .
ya my son now kept sticking his tongue out like he is licking something. anybody knows what this means?
Pangsn, dont give up, give your child the EBM no matter how much you can express out.
Hmm... have you considered lactose intolerance? You want to try Soya infant formula instead? There's an organic Soya powder Prosobee that is selling in NTUC. My friend's kids took them since young and they are very healthy. Or maybe change the infant formula to something else. Some of my friends switch the formula brand and found that its better.
i'm fully expressing milk for my daughter and the trick to get more milk is to increase your sessions. Meaning, on 1-2days of the week, I will pump every one hour for 3 times in a row, although my girl is only being fed every two hourly. You won't get much milk but it's ok. I realised that after doing that, when i go back to pumping every 2 hours, i get more milk. It's the frequency of your pump session (x amount of sessions per day) and not the duration of each session (x minutes of milk pumping per session) that gives you more milk. i pump 10-11 times a day and minimally 15mins on each breast to be able to let my daughter to be fully fed on EBM.
As i said, give fenugreek a try but consult your doctor first though.
Have you given fenugreek a try to increase your milk? It works for me.
i'm fully expressing milk for my daughter and the trick to get more milk is to increase your pumping sessions. Meaning, on 1-2days of the week, I will pump every one hour for 3 times in a row, although my girl is only being fed every two hourly. You won't get much milk but it's ok. I realised that after doing that, when i go back to pumping every 2 hours, i get more milk. It's the frequency of your pump session (x amount of sessions per day) and not the duration of each session (x minutes of milk pumping per session) that gives you more milk. i pump 10-11 times a day and minimally 15mins on each breast to be able to let my daughter to be fully fed on EBM.
As i said, give fenugreek a try but consult your doctor first though.
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he just finish till he dont want . for my son, he will cry and mouth open and head kept turning around if hungry want. hahah... he does the tongue thing after feed or when he just woke up . i have check his teeth, didnt see any white spot yet. maybe he is just playing. hahah...
the rocker was a gift from my cousin cuz her daughter dont like, luck for us! think the price is around $400+
My son still Merlion even after burp, even after sit straight. I am kinda used to him like that and just prepare tissue wipe off, wet cloth to wipe and then change new clothes. I am always tired of doing it but no choice since pediatrician says he is ok, gaining well no problem. He suggest give Ridwind before feed, it helps sometimes. but my mum say if give too often he will get use and the Ridwind wun work anymore. So I only give when we going out or when night feed 4am I dont't want to wake up to change many times.
I feel food is so important. As much as I wanna lose weight, the moment I eat lesser, my milk level drop. As my mum sometimes not around to cook for me, I just eat easy like bread as milk, really difference in milk supply.
My boy is now feeds 120ml every 2hr throughout day and night. If he fussy I put in Yaolan he will stretch till 3-4 hours.
After his feed at 7/8am I will let him sleep with me till 10 or 11 then shower time. I m still so tired, very lousy me.
hotmilktea, dont say you r lousy. haha your schedule is very much like mine.
But now I change to waking up earlier so that baby can play with his dad before dad goes to work. Coz his dad complain every morning he leave, baby is sleeping and every evening he return, baby is crying and fussy, he never really get to play with baby. I send videos of baby laughing and playing to him using whataspp and he's so jealous I get to play with baby everyday. haha
The spitting milk will lessen when baby is older. I read somewhere that by 3 months, it will be better . So let's hang on! We'll have to stick with the laundry issue until then.
For me, my cracked nipple was at its worst when I latched on my daughter. It got healed after I pumped instead.
Here's the link where I got the calendula oil -->Carrier / Massage Oil : Milagro Trading Store
The oil is also good as nappy rash cream or any rashes on baby or yourself. It's meant for sensitive skin.
dont't say lousy, we all are learning. I think ours baby will get better when they 3 months old.
120ml every 2 hours? will you overfeeding your boy? maybe you try to feed him every 3 hours, see whether will get better. I face this before, then my confinement lady told me, I overfeed my baby. either I reduce milk intake for 2 hours, or make it every 3 hours. maybe you can try, see work or not.
Thanx Lyra and pangsn
Nope, he cry and wakes up for feed every 2 hours
If I give him 100ml, he will still search for milk and cry. Only 120 he is ok.
Of coz sometimes he will fell asleep and if he drank 90 or 100, I will not force him anymore.
But I will still express the maximum, just in case.
Surprisingly no. It's only lately he drink so close and this much. Before that I struggle to feed, he cannot even finish 40ml at week 4.
His birth weight is 2.79, on Monday weigh he is 4.06.
He is still small size but since pediatrician say he is ok then i dont't want to worry so much.
thanks Fernleafify, i will check out on the oil.
the rocker is not only a rocker, it can become a feeding chair till 3-4 yrs old so i think the rocker is really a good buy but of course its the brand that make it so expensive. we actually thought of buying Combi stroller but too ex ... so we buy Capella instead.
Hotmilktea, yr son really can drink . i increased the milk to 125ml but sometimes he only drink 20ml then sleep then sometimes can finish all 125ml... really depends on his mood want... sleeping time also, sometimes can sleep till 3-4hrs then next feed!
dont say you are lousy, we are all learning and every babies are different even they are siblings. it may work for yr 1st child but not yr 2nd. we breastfeeding mother are very wei da want!!! we should give ourselves a clap!
Hi mummies! anybody have their 1 menses ? i had spotting since ytd .. consider menses coming?
I had spotting last time when i took some Chinese herbs. mother in law say it's lochia left in the body being plurged out by the herbs. Did you start taking any herbs? Btw I also heard that if bf, only will not have menses if you r total bf, if supplementing with formula, menses may come. Total bf mothers may not have menses for 1.5 yrs. I hope I won't have menses for that long! Haha