This is a discussion on EDD Nov 2012 mummies here within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Hi mummies, today is my first day without my CL... So far am not managing very well in taking care ...
Hi mummies, today is my first day without my CL... So far am not managing very well in taking care of my baby she fusses when she is sleepy and wants to be carried to sleep cos my CL keeps rocking her to sleep... so today i try and let her learn to fall asleep on the cot but she keep crying. then when i try to rock her to sleep she also doesn't like and cry! I think she used to CL smell and way of rocking her ... pacifier also dont't work now- she would spit it out and cry... Sian .. Any mummies know how to train baby to fall asleep on the cot ?
actually I dont't have much milk too..But every 2hrs after pump, eg pump at 4pm to 4.45pm, at 6.45pm, i feel very engogored pain in breast n will wake up to pump. should i bear the pain n wait longer to pump?
One breast is 50ml per pump (every 2hrs, using end time method) n my other breast that have suspected mastitis last 2 weeks, drop to 20ml. So per pump is 70ml n per day about 550ml for every 3hrs pump throughout 24hrs.
I also have to add formulae as not enough for baby.
Hi nature, that means I gotta wait till after 29 dec. Zzz...
Try using a warm towel and place it on your breast while lying down and massage your breast in a rotational way. You can try to feel which part is hard and massage. After few days it should be soft again as you can clear the milk block duct by doing this. By right, yes, if breast full try to pump often. But 45 min is really too long I feel. Hmm... :/
Oh Barney I know!! Why dont't you pump only after you have fed your baby. Then by the next 2 hours, your baby hungry and then you feed. then by the time finish feeding it's also 2 hours after your previous pump..
i feel your pain msk
cf lady and me have both agreed to try to let baby fall asleep without carrying but sometimes it doesnt work also. what i have read is you let baby cry for a little while (dont pick up immediately) then pick her up. then try to put her down before baby is fully asleep. if baby fusses, they let baby fuss for a bit longer than before, then put baby down again. repeat above. it will take time though-days if not few weeks. dont expect baby to change habits immediately. although it may be more tiring initially than just carrying baby to sleep, in long run will be better if baby manages to sleep on own.
another tip i tried is to feed baby full - my baby was snacking and fed on breast for 5-10mins and will fall asleep. we put him in cot and after 10mins or less than half hour he will wake up and fusses to be carried. after carrying him to sleep he wakes up within 1.5 hours to feed again. now i 'force feed' baby for 20mins each breast or until baby doesn't suck/open mouth. everytime baby falls asleep on breast i burp him in sitting position until his eyes open - i repeat until he is still asleep when i put him in sitting position and play with his arms and legs and he is still asleep... then he is really sleepy and will sleep for long in the cot.it might not apply if you are feeding formula - but the idea is feed baby well and dont't let baby fall asleep with bottle also.
having said all above, it also depends on your child. some children are easily trained while others just have very strong will and will not give in until you carry them. but if your baby only fusses and doesnt cry easily then its a good start already :-)
Katherine do you wanna try drinking milkmaid tea? i drank the earth mama angel baby milkmaid tea twice and both times i got so engorged i had plugged ducts - hence i think they work. i am so scared of drinking it now i dont dare to take it anymore. plugged ducts are so painful and tiring to clear!
also, if you are pumping 30-40ml it might be easier hand expressing and less painful for you too. i found nothing came out from the pump when i had one breast that was recovering from a plugged duct, but when i hand expressed there was actually milk spraying out.
Last edited by babyeskimo; 14-12-2012 at 07:04 AM.
Thanks for asking, B zhai!
My baby cried for 2 nites and became better last nite. Just eat a bit lesser but often (around 2-2.5hs), I still can't sleep well. But at least I know her no more uncomfortable, that's good!!
Any mummies start bringing baby out yet? I'm so so so tempted to go out to nearby mall for a short walk but think I better wait till I can handle her well! Lol
Babyeskimo, thanks! Where did I get your milkmaid tea from?
B Zhai, I went for my Gynae review at 6 weeks plus, asked my Gynae about working out, she said light exercises for now. Swimming and jogging can wait but funny thing is, I have always thought of swimming as a light activity as working out in the pool has lower impact than on the ground lol. Not sure about suana though.
Hi MSK, I have started bringing my baby out when she was 3 weeks old. Subsequently, I bring her out everyday after her full month as it was really a thrill to bring the little "toy" out lol. But these days, I'm sticking to twice or thrice a week as I'm the one being tired doing all the packing and unpacking. You can start gg to malls with good nursing room facilities. So far Vivo is best! It seems, my baby is really fascinated by the Xmas lights and deco! She behaves so well when she's out, way better than copping her up in the house lol.
Hi Mummies, probably bringing your babies out will tire them easily so that they sleep better in the night? I dont't know but mine is already sleeping for 6hours consecutively now although her bedtime is at 1am.
Hi mummies, wanna ask does all your lochia finish already?
i was in c-sec, it is 5 weeks+ now. I thought my lochia already finished but I got a bit sticky brownish things these 2 days, is it normal? Is it because I ate some ginger? I m quite worried~
Hi GG, I bring along carrier, stroller and sling lol. Only go out when hubby is with me else the diaper bag alone is quite heavy for my shoulders. If we dine out will use the stroller, otherwise for short strolls, either I carry the sling or hubby uses the carrier coz carrier quite low for me while it's just nice at the hubby's chest when he carries our girl.
Hi MSK, yes my baby is quite easy to handle when we are outdoors. she doesn't whine alot. Touchwood though lol.
I had brown spotting too. My friend also. On n off abit reddish. Now already 5 wks also. I think it's fine . Hehe. And I sometimes feel urine will leak a little when I sneeze hard or cough. Anyone same as me?