This is a discussion on EDD May 2012 Mummies! within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by Tataro Hi milkshake, wah!! so envy you, can BF from day 1, i think may be i ...
Last edited by Gemini11; 21-05-2012 at 06:19 PM.
My breast isn't really even size and as far as milk output is concern my right side produces some 2-3x more than my left! -__-
For mummies who breastfeed --- do anyone of you collect yr leaky milk using breast shield shells? I use them quite regularly after all every drop is precious. But wondering when you collect, how long can you collect for before it turns bad? I usually collect for few mins n store in a small cup to feed baby or in a container. Anyone using do share as well.
Congrats to all new mums!!
I have given birth to my baby boy at about noon today.
This is what happened:
3.45am water bag burst
Showered and did some last min packing
4.40am left house
5am registered at mt alvernia
5.33am cleared bowels
5.45am dr came and said i was about 2cm dilated
6am drew blood, put on synto drip
7am-8am: pain came in but manageable
8am: nurse checked but only 3cm dilated
8-930am: pain getting worse but i tahan with moans and groans. Nurse asked whether i want epi but i said no.
930am: nurse checked and i was 7-8cm dilated, thank god! Pain was killing already.
11am: dr came again and said i was ready to deliver soon.
1130am: dr convinced me to take a petadin jab for slight pain relieve. Took it.
1147am: boy's out with about 4-5 sets of contractions and pushing.
I did it! Natural birth without epidural!
congrats Rzena! wow, natural without epi, salute! hav a good rest!
How envy of mummy who never use epidural.pray super hard that I m able to do so too!
water very concentrated so I m ok.
have been eating healthily too. Watever she cook I will eat. Food n drink I can still adhere to but showering is something I need to negotiate with my CL. she allow me to shower on day 5 n I only get to wash my hair after day 10. Imagine how itchy my hair is. The water for showr is hot boiled water with Chinese herbs n only 1 small pail. Cant wait for rhe confinement to be over so that i can shower with my rain shower On. Counting down the days!!
Good things are reserved for last!
Anyway i'm not sure whether the petadin really helped coz i still felt a lot of pain, and my boy came out shortly after i took the jab, dont even know whether the jab took effect or not.
Oh yah, when pushing, remember to keep your chin in and channel the force downwards. At first i lifted up my head and pushed, whole face turned beetroot red and the nurses tried to correct my pushing method immediately. But i still ended up with many red spots on my face after delivery. Looks like i burst a few superficial capillaries on my face. :P
So happy to see my boy... He was 3.4kg at birth.
Tried to bf him while in the delivery suite. Think it was a good try...i kept telling him to be patient n try again n again. Did manage an okay latch i think. The second feed in the ward was better as i can feel quite strong sucking on my right breast. Left one still not quite there...maybe my left side not producing as much colostrum now. Later i'll try again on my 3rd feed.
since I've still got 5 more days to end my confinement I tink I'll stick to my current diet & then enjoy all I want after I move back to my own house. hee...
Btw, what kind of cups to use for feeding baby?
My baby is 3.1kg now!! Hope I can all natural also!! Keeps tell baby to come out dont let gynea induce!! Will pain , mummy need to pay more also, can't buy toy for him!! My mum also scold baby naughty why dont want to come out! Haha! By this sat if never out, gynea onli give 3 to 4 days allowance before decide to induce!! Cos scare baby too big for me to go natural. I lose weight also, maybe that gynea worry also since I never gain much.
Will remind hubby to keep my chin down when push!! Hahaa!
Enjoy your bonding time!! Take care!!
I will not add any cold water . Typically will wait until the bath water not so hot then shower. Counting down the days
Rzena, what a good job. 3.4kg natural with no Epi. Envy you that you able to see thru such.
Keep us posted once you settle down with your baby
Climsp, you can go natural delivery too. Woman's willpower is extremely powerful!! what is missing now is your lil prince cooperation Boy boy must cooperate n tag team with mummy Climsp k. Hurry up to join mummy in this world. Cannot make mummy wait too long k.
To mummies who let baby latch on mostly --- does your baby keep longing for yr breast to suckle? And wld cry when she doesn't get it even tho she is well fed (latch + EBM via cup feed)?
I stepped out of the house twice this week for about 2 hours to do some grocery shopping and errands and when I got home my helper and CL said baby kept crying even tho they fed her she was crying to suckle she was even trying to suckle my CL when she was carrying her. I just got home 15 mins ago and as I sat down to rest in front of the tv, it's almost like the baby knows I'm home -- started wailing and crying. I checked her diapers and it was a bit wet so I changed her but during changing she cried even louder! I placed my finger at the side of her mouth and she kept opening her mouth wide - this was after EBM being fed to her.
So I got myself ready on the couch and she cried even louder as I was removing my nursing bra. As soon as I removed she instinctively like knew what she had to do except she had no neck strength yet.
Anyone has similar experience? It's almost as if she's now dependent on Latching and without it she fusses. Once she latches she is very quiet and would fall asleep with ease as compared to the few hours my maid and CL tried putting her to sleep earlier.
I'm also wondering if I shld start introducing the pacifier and bottle now :/ sigh a bit lost today
Hope everything will end on an amicable terms. Dont wish for r/s to sour cos of this one month of confinement.