This is a discussion on EDD Nov 2012 mummies here within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Same here! Week 36 and it feels like there is no longer any space in my tummy. Hard to sleep ...
Same here! Week 36 and it feels like there is no longer any space in my tummy. Hard to sleep and walk. I feel so breathless even if I just stand... feet get so tired. And also both hands and fingers are permanently cramped due to water retention. And I'm still suffering from my itchiness problem. Really cant wait for all these to end.
Originally Posted by GG2012:710954
Yup it was quite wet.
My water bag broke when I was about to sleep. So I m considering quite lucky. Normally I will put a liner on my panty. So at least it helps abit. The water bag is non sticky so not very difficult to clear. It was quite a lot though. I put on a maternity pad n a towel when I was in my husband car. Maybe you can bring along a maternity pad n a small towel in your bag in case .
Hope it helps
Yup first time There s colostrum. Baby will be push to you once you settle down in a ward. Was quite lost but the nurses will teach you what to do. Everything goes quite smoothly . Although I'm so sleepy but glad that the hospital staff is so nice . Having enough rest n was well taken for both. Now trying to pump while typing . Lol . Good time to rest n share
Slightly milky white. In fact, for those of you who are nearing your EDD is having it.
Originally Posted by nature59:710845
Thanks so much for sharing.
Can check if we want to have more milk faster, is it we must keep latch baby every two hours n pump only if after latch still got extra milk? Or it is all rite for us to pump n latch baby together immediately after we deliver? Thanks
For total breastfeeding, according to the lactation consultant, feed on demand. For partial breastfeeding would be 3 hours interval.
I dont't have milk yet, only latch baby on to stimulate the milk supply hopefully to reduce the pain from the engorgement days later (either day 3 or 4 after delivery, milk supply will come in).
I'm surprisingly not tired at all. Have been feeding my baby formula milk because she still gets hungry despite me latching her on for 30mins. Evidence of no milk lol.
I tried pumping out, also no milk. So just take it as stimulating the breast. They actually have got tablets to help generate faster milk supply but dont't wanna take the risk coz of certain side effects. Therefore, shall wait for my milk to come in.
Originally Posted by barneybaby:710956
Wobblymummy, when did your milk supply come in?
Thanks for sharing too.
I hope to have total breastfeed..so worried what if no milk.
Is it all rite to reject the nurse not to give formulae? But if reject, scare baby hungry..how? Or the nurse will advise us when we at hospital?
if we want to latch baby, is it no good to pump straight after birth? Or it is ok to pump & latch at the same time?
My baby girl btw!
I insisted on total breastfeed too but the baby doctor there in the nursery room said all babies must pee and pass motion twice before discharge. I had no choice but to allow partial breastfeeding since I have no milk at the moment and baby is crying coz she's hungry.
Pump and latch on is the best!
Originally Posted by barneybaby:710995
Once you take the tablet, it's for long term and if you attempt to stop the usage, must stop gradually, not immediately else will have risk of high fever. My hubby and I were quite dubious about depending on it in the long run although it's claimed to be a herbal supplement. We would rather take cooked food that can generate milk supply.
Originally Posted by apricotgem:710997
Hmm.. My milk supply is quite little yet. But I feel very sore n my breast enlarge quite a bit now. Maybe tomolo be better. My confinement lady said quite good for third day. She brewing Papaya soup tml for me. N cook fish every meal. I did some massage n apply warm towel on it. It did help abit. Then after that if you feel sore apply the ice pad on it. My husband bought the avent pad is quite good. I trying to pump as much I can now. Most importantly I think you should try to relax. JiAyou
Teriwinkle, your baby gal looks cute with all the pinky stuff. And looks very well grown like a xiao da ren.. congrats again!!! Hope you r coping well.. Jia you!!
Hi nature59, from what I know, hospital can rent. But it's better to use your own. They can teach you how to use n my hospital nurse say they can help to sterilize for us also.
No need, they will make sure you learn how to latch on first. Pump can go back and pump. I was discharged this morning.
Originally Posted by nature59:711041
Thanks for all the lovely comments about my daughter. All of us are going to have lovely babies! Can't wait to see all of you give birth too!
Originally Posted by teriwinkle:710996
[Happy hatch Day=barneybaby;710992]Hi Wobblymummy
Thanks so much for sharing.
Can check if we want to have more milk faster, is it we must keep latch baby every two hours n pump only if after latch still got extra milk? Or it is all rite for us to pump n latch baby together immediately after we deliver? Thanks [/QUOTE]
Barney baby: you can actually know when you can pump your breast. you feel your breast very full . you can't pump the milk yet after the deliver. Have to wait till 3rd to 4th day till the milk supply comes in. you can chk whether if your baby ears enough by chking their poo poo. If it is black n hard means insufficient so you might hav to combine with formula ... If it is yellowish n soft , bingo..
Teriwinkle, your baby girl doesn't look small in size, so 2.5kg was a good size too! :-)
So happy to hear positive feedbacks about breastfeeding, I think most new mummies are most concerned about this aspect. And thanks for clearing my doubts about the water bag bursting.
I do agree that entering 36 week is getting harder. Tummy seems to be higher than before because baby hasn't engaged yet so when sittin down, will keep pushing against the breasts, very uncomfortable. I'm also waking up every 3 hours nowadays, to go toilet or got woke up by hunger. My gf said its part of mother nature to prepare us for the hard life ahead for breastfeeding, haizzzzz. I guess that's why need maternity leave because the new mummy will be so tired with the feeding.
Hang in there, ladies. We will be seeing our babies in a few weeks' time!