This is a discussion on EDD Sep 2010 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; [QUOTE=mecolemummy;451471] When Maegan was admitted to the hospital... the doc told me by taking the baby's weight, multiple by 150, ...
[QUOTE=mecolemummy;451471]When Maegan was admitted to the hospital... the doc told me by taking the baby's weight, multiple by 150, that will be the amount of milk to be fed per day and divert it with the amount of times of feeds per day to get the amount to fed per feed. for eg. Maegan weight 4.2kgx150= 630ml (per day) 630 divert by 6 feeds= 105ml (per feed)
So your feed increase with weight of your baby not the age.[/QUOTE
Wow! Thank you for the valuable information. Now I understand why my daughter requires so much milk.
my daughter go without for a day and i start to worry, with what you have shared i think i worry for nothing.
now that you mentioned barley, i remember that i gave that to my elder son too. i guess i forgot many things even though i had my son like 3 years ago. haha.
wednesday will be going to pedi for check so will ask her if she has any cream for my girl.
thank you so much!
i will pump out my milk and give her if she do not cry for more i leave it...if she cries for more i will top up with little formula. at night, i will give her total formula so that she can sleep longer. no choice...
she used to want my nipples all the time and i could not take it coz it hurts my nipples a lot.
Thanks for the replies and sharing, mummies. Wah just had our one-month celebration today so I'm getting pretty excited about looking after baby on our own (after confinement nanny goes home) - so used to having someone around to attend to baby's needs, I hope it will not come as too much of a shock to me! Those of you who had confinement nannies, did you have trouble adjusting to not having one initially?
Am also excited about bringing baby out! hehe! Those of you who have already started going out shopping with your little ones - any useful tips to share? What essential items must you have in your diaper bag?
Also, do any of you stay over at your parents' place sometimes? Before baby's arrival we would go over to my mum's every weekend to stay overnight; am planning to do the same with baby. Not sure whether feasible or not - also hoping that baby will not have difficulty sleeping at night when she's over there!
When i'm 1st time mummy, also like you bought the nail clipper. After explore thru shopping and sharing with friends i tried out and learnt.
if you wanna get comb for your baby, can consider safety 1st. The brush is very soft and will not hurt the baby.
BTW, what kinda of baby wipes you ladies using? if J&J, can consider head down to People's park market (Chinatown, just next/opposite OG), selling at $9.90 per pack (3 packs; each pack 80 wipes). They also have pureen and pigeon brand. you can also get milk bottles detergent, laundry detergent etc from there.
That's what in my diaper bag:
1) Diaper - 5pcs (depend on the no.of hr hanging out)
2) Two sets of clothing
3) Baby Wipe (travel pack)
4) Dettol Gel
If your baby can sleep during the day at your parent place, they usually wont have problem to sleep over. Unless the condition is different (for.eg, Aircon or Yao Lan etc)
My nanny is going back this Sunday, and I will be left along with my 5 yrs old and Baby, also hoping everything will be smooth, cos I will need to fetch my gal from school, marketing, cooking etc. Cant image.
Oh yes before I forget, I have a quick question: after the first immunisation jabs at the hospital at birth, when did you next bring your babies for the next round? 4 weeks?
Fiona: you use the Dettol Gel together with the wet wipes?
Thanks to all mommies for sharing. Huh that means my girl may be drinking more than she should? Birth weight 3.355kg, now 18 days old, drinking 2-3 hourly formula milk 100ml! And she finishes every drop too! Hmm..
i guess different baby react differently, maybe your is better with latching on.
Wow...you must have been very happy to reach 120ml...these few days my milk supply has went up little tiny bit from 10ml to 20ml...tomorrow I will go back to gynae to get medication to increase milk supply...
Share with you advice from my massage lady...try latching on baby to increase milk supply...just pumping alone is not good enough to stimulate your brain to increase more milkflow. In the beginning was tough to latch her on, she will cry like I'm abusing her but after 2 days she's used to it...it's your will against your baby's will...see who's stronger haha perhaps you can give it a try n see if your milk supply can be improved. Ohh also if you have not yet tried lactating mum's milk, try n see if it works too!!
Now I'm pumping 20-25 mins on each breast (swing only has single pump so very tiring for me). I think time may not be so impt, more impt is to empty each breast right??