Congrats meow mreow! So good that your birth was a fast and smooth one... post pic!
This is a discussion on Edd dec 2012 within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Allele! All the best!! I have alot of posts to catch up on. Reallllllllly busy since delivery Have not slept ...
All the best!!
I have alot of posts to catch up on.
Reallllllllly busy since delivery
Have not slept for more than 45mins since labour
Congrats meow mreow! So good that your birth was a fast and smooth one... post pic!
Wah Mreow Mreow
So epidural is like Javanese spa. Next time I go spa n I will order that lol
your gynae very kind did not scold you when I ask epidural.
Mine didn't bother to answer my hubby request for epi. Haha
Sumore you had vege rice. sigh my gynae dont let me eat anything
Heard Beenies got fish n chip sumore. Wah you all in luxury hahahaha
MreowMreow thumbs up n congrats
Allele jia you. We both supposed to have the same EDD
tomorrow my baby 1 week old officially I'm off antibiotics hooray. N wound should be no more.
Lochia very mafan. Kotex loop not nice to use. I rather use panties n adhesive pureen madamme.
breast milk is a lot n can pump. Hooray. mother in law will spoon feed baby with milk.
Hi Sze Sze.
about breast milk leaking on the other side while baby latch on one side .. Got solution
Oh. Avent breast shield is God sent. Wear it with sports bra. It captures the breast milk. N you can pour it to save in bottle n freeze it.
Hi mummies. Anyone know warehouse sales for sports bra? Gonna get my sis to get it for me to use with breast shield. Last time I got it from kallang factory outlet clearance less than $10
Hi Mreow Mreow!! Congrats to you!! A warm welcome little Mreow Mreow to this world! What's her name anyway?
Are you still in Kandang Kerbau Hospital? I just took epidural without hesitation and now lying happily in my labour room. I really dont like the menses cramp kinda of feeling. So just as they started the oxytocin drip, I told the nurse to prepare me for the epidural. Ok will continue more once I have given birth.
Mreow Mreow you take good rest and happy bonding with your princess Ya! Next time our topic of chat will switched to baby topics . Haha.. take care.
Lovepixie.. Ya we are supposed to have the same Edd but ended up mine is even later than other mums. Haha..
And dragged more than 24hours some more! Doc foresee I will fully dilate at midnight.. hopefully baby is co operative !
Congrats Mreow Mreow
Good to know that everything went fine for you !!
Wow ! Your delivery quite nice and speedy !!
How is the little one doing ? Did you have any trouble latching while bf ?
Post pictures soon
Hang in there babe !! I guess you are the next in line to pop !! All the best !!
Thanks for all d well wishes!!
I checked out after 1 night stay...
Warded at 6pm checked out nextday 5pm.
Doc said progress was well so can discharge.
Lovepixie and SzeSze,
Do your nipples hurt?
My gal has strong suction too..
Stings badly at first 7 sucks Thn gets bearable.
Her mouth seems small, difficult to stuff whole Areola in...
How do you know when Colostrum turns to milk?
And do you mummies massage breasts before every feed?
My gal now 2days old & has 3pees, 5stools...
Is it ok?
Lovepixie n Sze Sze. I'm now using brearlst shields with holes to let boob air so no direct contact with bra.
Do you do that?
Luckystar, latching just hurts.
dont know If I latch properly but it seems she's getting enough...
Allele, all the best!!
Faster faster open!
Jia you open!! R you tired? Hang in there. Order fish n chips or whatever you like cos confinement food tasteless cos can't have salt
Hi Mreow Mreow
Ya I'm having same problem. Baby can't fit whole areole in. Also I'm using Avent breast shield to capture milk. But find it more comfortable wearing it in sports bra
How you wear it?
Wah your baby poop a lot means you got a lot milk to give oo.
They didn't tell me how many times baby poop first day only tell me got poop n pee. I think once milk kick in baby poop should be golden haha. Provided you take confinement food that is heaty.
Lovepixie. How do you know if Colostrum is milk already?
I'm not sure if mine is milk Now or Colostrum.
It's not thick anymore.
Colour very light yellow. Sometimes totally white now.
Milk so fast come in meh?
Ya, she poop alot.
Was urs like that on day 2?
I wear shield with normal nursing bra!
Congrats mreow mreow!! Really fast delivery
@alele: what's the reaction after the induce? I just surrender myself strap at the ctg now, baby kicking about 30minutes, now looks better. I feel a bit cramp below...
My contractions got stronger after inducing with drip.
Hmm allele might have given birth now.
Contraction feels like wanna pee or poo so bad after inducing with drip. Also like menses cramp n you wanna flush something out
Hi Mreow Mreow.
First day till third day baby poop a lot Then depends on individual. Milk kick in third day if natural n can see from poop. I took a lot of red dates soup n the pee also a bit like the colour of soup I take. When baby got jaundice I tried not take too heaty else she might get worse. So pee turn clear slowly bcos I cut off excessive ginger n red dates
Colostrum if you squeeze like gel type or creamy with consistency of lotion haha. Milk will flow like water
Dmummy! You went to induce or pain naturally? After the mucus plug drop on sat, my tummy feels hard more frequent with more menses like cramp but doc ask me go hospital only if more than 5 times an hour so still monitoring.
Lovepixie, the Avent shield can capture only colostrum or a lot of breast milk? Seems a good thing but I can't imagine how it works... haha.
MamaDT, have not heard from you... any updates?
Aiyo I've been resting more than a week ... thought I'll delivery last week haha... think baby really wanna come out on edd.
Allele! Have you delivered? I'm still stuck here.
Mreow mreow! Congrats! Your delivery is so smooth! *envious* do rest well!
@ mreow mreow: you are rightt after the drip more painful..
@lovepixie: the contraction only reach 55 now wondering what's the max that
@cherry: surrender myself, i'm induce now ald dilated n feel painful... Jia yo cherry, if possible go without induction ya...
Congrat!! Mreow mreow... Welcome to motherhood~ hohohoho~
My nipple pain only when I let Kate suck for longer time at one ago...
I did not wear bra immediate after latching, I let it air awhile...
Mreow mreow, i feel very hot on my breast (but my other part of body is normal temperature), checked the lactation consultant that it means got milk flow already... Colostrum is very thick and concentrated but milk is a bit watery... It you use hand to express, you can tell the different...
If i feel pain when my girl sucks, I will talk to her that mummy is pain, ask her to suck softly... Hahaha... It think it works...
sometime if too pain, I will break the suction and restart by position her mouth correctly, or use nipple to press a bit milk and tease her lips, let her open mouth big big and quickly push nipple into her mouth!! Hahaha... My husb saw me doing that and said I very bad~~~
Lovepixie, you mean those bra shield that you can insert in your bra so that it can store the milk ?
I think I saw it online, but did not buy... I thought the container looks shallow....
Now I just use the disposable breast pad...
If wear sport bra, how to breast feed? I mean without taking off the bra?
The most I've slept since delivery 3days ago is 1.5h.
But strangely I dont't feel sleepy...
Thanks Sze Sze and Lovepixie.
When I hand express I also realize it's super watery. Seems like what you both said that it's milk.
But so fast can come in ?
My boobs dont't feel hot or pain..
Do you massage before every feed?
Poop from milk is golden colour ...
Tried pumping with Avent's single electric.
I think Baby's suckling feels more bearable.
Do you pump too?
Ya, wonder where is Mamadt...
Dmummy, my contraction reached 114-120 on my delivery day...
Are you gg to ask for EPi babe?
Many items to clear for nb.. you might wanna consider purchasing..
Mreow mreow I only know the first few days the stools is thick and dark brown or black color, after that it will change to yellow-ish and not so thick
(I think it looks like adult having diarrhea that kind of color... Haha)
now I very dilemma, I can feel my breast very tense, but I cannot estimate when my girl Kate will wake up and drink milk... If I express and store it, I dont know if Kate got enough to drink or not... So far I only express 5-10 mins for each breast to relieve tense..
It looks like she is good at latching, and my sis in law told me baby latching is good for milk flow also, you can have better and faster milk flow....
MamaDT very qui et? Her due soon?
Mreow mreow, 3 days already since deliver, milk should be in... Mine also... Although some ppl milk flow only start a week later but it is normal...
maybe different ppl, my body more cold than breast, so I felt my breast super hot...
My gf said can use hand to massage to increase the milk flow...
Btw, if you have difficulties to latch properly, breast will be overflow, and if it develop a small lump, remember to clear it, if not it will just get bigger and might block milk flow...
I got such lump, bcos there is one night my girl Kate never wake up and drink milk for more than 4 hours... It overflow and super tense and it turns into lump...
I gave birth when contraction 3 mins and less in between counting. Suck on laughing gas make you high. Baby come out also high high smile. Hubby so bad take pic of my high state n baby high smile.
Hi Cherryblossom , Mreow Mreow n Sze Sze
Sports bra supposed to b tight at bottom area below breast for support rite? So put the breast shield it will hold in place. I wore old sports bra so it can expand to fit d breast shield
Mreow , the nursing bra you buy is underworked or not? I regret buying too much underwired want. Though I bought in diff size n slightly bigger cup to accomodate swelling
The non underwire ones should work like sports bra.
I opened pigeon brand nipple pad n found it mouldy though still in plastics yucks n throw it away. Then I talk to my sis who in food tech and we found it unhygienic bcos cotton might get stuck in breast pores so decide to buy breast shield like what the nurse suggest.
One if the nurse who do house visits saw that my right breast which has lower production starts to get lumpy n suggest me to pump to prevent blockage
I have Avent manual and little bean auto pump. Avent manual suction is like 'meh' and little bean auto pump works for me. Expensive brand doesn't always mean good.
I manage to collect 20ml from both breast shield at single let down time today and I pump cos baby not yet wake up to suck n breast shield overflows. If I cont pump after emptying the breast shield will yield 10ml from both sides or so.
When pumping I prefer using maternity bra as the hole n clip serves as extra hand to hold it in place in case I need one of my hand to use d phone like now or hold baby one side and another side with one inner part near elbow pushing the pump to my chest while the hand can help the other hand to hold baby
about poop colour
There is a colour chart I saw somewhere but can't remember
At first after birth the baby poo is dark brown almost black cos its meconium like what overdue mummies like me worry about that baby might poo inside n affect brain function?
Then it will turn into dark green maybe cos consume colostrum?
When asian baby got jaundice the best way to expel yellowness is the poo or pee. If pee yellow means mummy eat too heaty food causes jaundice n baby need expel. After a few days baby pee turn clearer. Means mummy effort reduce heatiness successful. Remember that what we eat eventually goes to baby. So my case I try reduce heatiness for baby's sake .
For the poo the yellow expelled poo is good poo hahaha. Some mummies take pic of the first golden poo n post in facebook. I bet you seen it before.
Ahh!! Im going to be induced tonight!
Any mummies can tell me if insert the vagina pill already can walk around or sleep ?
Lovepixie, I bought the nuk brand disposable breast pad to use during confinement, after that will change to the washable breast pad... So far so good, except the pad easily get wet, and nipple feel not comfortable...
What brand of the breast shield you using ? Wondering if need to ask my husb to go get or not...
Oh, the nursing bra, better get those without wired... Underwired will make you feel painful especially when overflow... I got both type and found that without wired is better...
I using medela swing, although the suction not as strong as Pis adv or freestyle, I think it is fine for me...