This is a discussion on EDD Sep 2010 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by LittleLady My massage lady also said the earlier massage the better. Mrs eg. Massage is shiok but ...
Hi LittleWorm, I had blood show this afternoon and my gynea ask me to admit tomorrow morning too! which hospital are you delivering at? Let's jiayou together ok!!
Yep, thanks to all mummies for sharing your precious experience here.. They are really useful informations.. And probably a kick start to us, the last few Sept mummies..
Last edited by MummyK; 28-09-2010 at 09:57 PM.
Even with the wrap i need to stand up and pump... Cos with the wrap cant sit properly... Yet dont wish to remove the wrap too soon... Leave it there the longer the better mah... Otherwise the money paid for massage not worth wile already...
Anywy.... Im trying to look ahead... I left 2 more sessions....
Anyone massaging with baby bellies??
Littleworm.... dont worry too much.... Each individual birth process is different... what matters most is both mother n child if safe and healthy...
Enjoy these lat few moments of "peace" before you hear those glorious cries!!!
MummyK... All the best to both of you!!! Have a safe birth!
Wa looks like my massage lady is really expensive...mayb coz she's an australian Chinese and she's quite popular plus she's a doula as well. Anyway will try her out since I already booked her since June.
MummyK n Littleworm, good luck n have a safe n smooth delivery! dont't worry everything will be fine!! Enjoy every moment of birth!
By the way mummies, does 1 breast produce lesser milk than the other. I realized mine is like that n the breast that produce lesser tend to look smaller. So scary. I tried letting my girl stimulate the side that produces little milk as much as possible but still no use. Any good advise?
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woo~ and i thought im the only one with different-sized breasts! haha. ive been starting her off on the smaller side too, but dont seem to have much effect. the body takes some time to adjust i guess. pls dont let this be a permanent situation.....
I also have different sized milk bars... I originally also thought the smaller one produce lesser cos evrytime i pump the smaller one does turn out to yield lesser milk... However one fine day the smaller one pumps out twice the amt of the larger one!!!
So i realised that smaller doesnt mean dont produce more.... Hahaha
Anyway if you are judging whether you have enuf milk in either breasts by the amt you pump... It is actually not accurate... Cos babies are more efficient at drawing milk out than any pumps in the world...
Anyway i read that smaller sized breasts dont neccesarily produce lesser milk... It probably only means having a smaller storage capacity than larger one thats all...
So happy to hear your similar experiences - my breasts look similar in size but one side is definitely the 'lazier' one that consistently pumps less milk.
And speaking of size and supply, well I have ample breasts yet my supply has not increased very much over the last week - so definitely breast size and supply are not linked in that sense. In fact I'm kinda feeling quite discouraged about all the effort put into the 3 hourly pumping and getting only a total of about 40ml each time. Also disappointed that I havent managed to successfully latch baby on. Have entertained the thought of giving up breastfeeding altogether but all the literature about its benefits are keeping me going - at least for now. Really need some motivation! Sigh~
- drink a big mug of warm liquid before and after pumping or breastfeeding
- put hot towel on breast before pumping n breastfeeding to 'open' the milk ducts...
- think of your baby... And relax while pumping... Even visualizing the flow of milk might help...
- drink lots of fluid and eat well
- if im not wrong lactating mothers need 500 more calories intake
- can try taking lactating herbs lik fenugreek
- can try those chinese soup that helps lactation like green papaya fish soup
- proper massage your breasts before n after pumping or breastfeeding...
- check if the funnel fits your breasts properly fot efficient pumping...
- having ample rest can help in lactation
- consult professional help if need to
dont give up nightingale... I knw of mothers who gone thru lots just to achieve breastfeeding... Maybe you can tackle 1 issue at a time... Give yourself time and give your body time to adapt..
Maybe you try to solve the latching on issue first? Cos in my case i feel that my baby is alot more satisfied drinking directly than having my EBM.. think im not able to pump as much as my baby can suck out of me...
Maybe try to consult an LC??
For the pump, I bought a container and sterilising tablets from the hospital, which I used throughout the stay there. Though it may not sound as good as boiling or electric steriliser, at least it's convenient during that few days.
Doc told me to start counting baby move if got 10 times, now I keep trying to wake baby up periodically to make sure he moves. Not sure if I m doing it correctly anot. Else I dont't think he moves so much in a day!
If by next tue no come out, I have to induce too...sigh...dont't really want to do it....how come so difficult?