This is a discussion on EDD Sept 2012 mummies! within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by Keatbear:749113 Justamom, I on off working.. But am still extending leave till CNY... It's true, will miss ...
Keatbear then OK what..at least you have started Working on off..can't imagine what will happened then.. actually supposed to go back nx wk.. hee,,Originally Posted by Keatbear:749113
Hey good idea! That would b So So fun to c hw They have grown! But of coz we can't place them down to take group pic anymore!Originally Posted by Keatbear:749172
Yeo:heh yes my baby's birthday is on the 16th. I think kary's baby's birthday is also similar.
Both my kids take FM from m'sia....my girl was on Mamil, son on friso. My son first tin of friso was from Singapore then subsequently i bought from m'sia, i didnt compare the though i thought is the same content? and ya, the price different alot.
Wow! My baby's born just very slightly after midnight. 12.03am on 16 sept!
Hey mummies a silly qn. How do you all wash baby hair ? I didn't shave my boy head so he has a head full of hair. I been putting a drop or two of top to toe kodomo soap in the bath water. Shld I now start applying the shampoo directly on his head ? Read that baby hair dont't need washing everyday as it will dry up the scalp. But now 3mths plus can start shampoo his hair? dont't wanna him to be a dirty smelly baby haha.
16 Sep is a nice date! I actually hope and aim for my boy bday to be on that day as that wld coincide with my first year wedding anniversary. But he came out on 25 instead. Sob....
Reiann,....I'm still waiting for the pain to come at the time your baby born. Woohooo....
ahwang, ya 16 sep is a nice date. My mother in law always named my son as 916 gold.......
Lol 916! I didn't think about that. I wanted her to be born on 15. Same birthday as husband.. well. Our babies are all individuals
Ahwang - my babe is as bald as a bald eagle so can't help you there!
ahwang, I'm still squeezing a few drops of j&j top to toe into e tub to bathe baby and head together.. haha.. she got not much hair anyway.. plus baby hardly smells (I tink).. at most they smell of sweat and milk which is easily rid of with even clear water.. hee..
oh yeah! a mass bade party will be so fun! and yeah, they prob wun wanna lie down on cushions anymore! awww, our growing babies.. and it is definitely gonna be noisier with their chatters!
Help on how to hand express? I tilted my breast flange and hand express but some milk spill out.. Any better idea??
Wondering why I can Hand express more than pump? Is it becoz my pump prob or my breast change shape??
Congrats to all the lovely mommies here... !!!!
lin, same here! I feel I get more milk hand expressing than using a pump nowadays.. I dont know if I'm using the correct hand express method (if there's any).. what I do is just squeeze with one hand towards the nipple.. this morning I overslept so did not get to pump.. my girl onli managed to clear one breast for me before I go to work.. by the time I get down to pump during lunch, one side was so painfully engorged that e pump doesn't seem to work (only a few droplets every few seconds).. so decided to hand express the engorged side.. the milk flow was so much better (though I mus bear with the pain )..
so now I will hand express one side and pump e other.. then wen my hand gets tired, I will switch sides, pump this side and hand express the other.. now pumping is getting very tiring.. my arms, fingers, neck and back all hurts.. Sighz..
I wonder y the pump seems to b less effective now.. issit cos I use the pump too much that my boobs have not gotten immune?
Ahwang - I have started washing my baby's hair with shampoo from when she was 7 weeks old itself. You just need very little shampoo and I wash her hair once a week not more than that.. Oh and she has alot of hair.. Not shaved her birth hair yet and not going to either. Ooh and your baby shares the same bday as me
My babys edd was sept 24th but she decided to come out 4 days early on the 20th..
Lingz - If you use the medela pump, have you considered changing the valve and membrane for your pump set? Ive read in some places that after people have changed that they have been able to get alot more output.
Lina - maybe you can try hand expressing directly into the bottle... Ive tried it a couple of times and its tiring.
I honestly dont kno how you mummies do it.. work n pump... the only times i pump is when i hav to go out without baby..
hey mummies! ya a mass bday party will be so fun.. and BZ ! coz our little ones will be either crawling or trying to walk around!
I have been manually hand expressing since monday when my nipples really could not take the pressure of the pump and were cracked and bleeding.. my LC told me to go look at the website for stanford university hand expression method video.. basically is to put your fingers about an jnch away frm your areola and push away and press down to pump.. hmm you can google for it.. it was super xiong for first few times! I totally agree that my back, neck, arms, hands, fingers and breasts are aching!!! Press until numb! Need to rest.. wrists n fingers like got arthritis after squeezing for 45mins! I almost gave up expressing but kept on trying coz baby depleting my ebm.. i think it gets easier as your fingers get stronger? like a massage lady.. lol .. i was super tired pumping out 100ml combined for 1hr plus for a start. Till yesterday, i managed to express out 250ml combined from both sides after 6 hours.. gotta massage before expressing , and when you squeeze on the right area, can keep squirting... then massage again try another angle, can squirt again.. in fact after expressing for afew days, my supply seems to be back on.... also, during expression, i feel i get more letdowns? squirt like mad n drip everywhere till very messy.. i squirt direct to bottle for storage, try to cover the whole nipple.. but still some flow n drip down ...
I went to see a GP finally after i experienced some pain n itch on thurs morn.. i needed to cfm that i got thrush.. and yes it was confirned without a doubt.. should be due to cracked nipple then led to yeast infection.. but baby doesn't have oral thrush.. i'm avoiding latching for time being.. wah just now fed her bottle, i super engorged but lazy to pump now.. maybe next feed... zzz i was prescribed some potassium permanganate to wash my nipples .. sigh with the sores on it and it is weepy.. sticks to the disposable pads! Like an open wound.. ouch.. i hope it goes back to normal..... what an ordeal.... breastfeeding woes....
Meltie.. you r strong mummy! I Think giving if it's me..I would give up already! take care Ya..!
thanks kary.. yes I'm using medela.. ok maybe I will go check out the valves and membranes.. hopefully it will pump more efficiently without having to hand express half the time while pumping.. there was once hubby woke up in the middle of the night seeing me hand expressing and asked me why dont I pump instead? I said I just finished e pump cycle but there's still milk and hand expressing is more effective in emptying e breast! he gave me the i-dont-understand-what-you-are-talking-isnt-pump-supposed-to-make-your-life-easier look..
The men always dont't get it .. mine Zzz thru even baby cry he will hmm that's all haha mum's the best!Originally Posted by Lingz12:749687
Haha ! It's tough expressing milk by hand! I dont't know when my nipples are gonna be up for it!
As for pumps efficiency, my LC says only certain pumps are efficient in emptying the breasts, and most pumps lose their efficiency over time.. even with svcing.. mine is a medela mini electric duo plus, she say its not good.. free style n pump in style have better motor.. hmm as for membranes and valves , i think they get lose , soft over time and cannot hold in the pressure.. the flap not as sturdy.. i think shld change bah.. esp if its after 3 mths.. haha i have not changed mine!
Oh ya .. i have been washing my baby's hair with Mustela shampoo since week 3 when she strted having cradle cap until now.. smells good and its gentle for new borns! Hmm i wash daily though.. not sure if its too drying.. but my baby sweats alot.. her head stinks w milk n sweat after a whole day!
Yes my hubby can sleep thru the night even when baby cry like thunder beside him.. he's nearer to the cot than me.. but he can wake up and say he did not hear anything ... sleep like a log! I was just thinking if i can ask him to take over some night duties on weekends so i can get my coveted sleep-thru-the-nite.. but then again, i'll be first to be woken up by baby's cries n grunts!
I just hand expressed out 310ml this morning after 10hrs of no pumping... gosh hands are so achy now.. pumped for 1 hr plus to empty breasts at 10am.. gosh time is catching up on me.. gonna pump again?! my baby is drinking more these days.. left 2 feeds in fridge.. she's catching up on my freshly pumped ebm! Gotta pump more esp when hubby is around..
Wow meltie you are one super mama!! I dont know if I can tahan full hand express. But I know it's cos you need to rest your poor nipples.
I woke up today aching alllll over, especially my right arm, can't lift up without experiencing a sharp pain my back, neck, shoulders and waist are aching like mad and my right arm is like no strength and can't do things. Even when I tried to stir n mix the hot and cold water in bathtub for baby's bathe this morning, I tried w right arm n hurting like crazy
was a chore bathing baby today... Esp when washing her hair. Or I still wash the newborn style, didn't shampoo her hair. Anyway so when I tried to support her neck with my right arm, my right has no strength to support, but when I support with left arm, when I do the action of dipping the cloth into the tub, bring up to her head, wipe around the head n repeat etc, my right arm hurt hope the pain goes away soon without having to see doc!! Hubby bought a box of salonpas plasters for me...
Hey mummies does drinking plenty of fluid really helps with increasing breast milk. I been ensuring I tk lots of fluid but dont't seems to see supply gg up. Only keep gg to toilet, so how does the fluid gets retain in body to generate breast milk? dont't tell me I got to hold back my urine. Any mummies realised need to pee more often ? Ie. Can't hold pee longer than before after deliver? I seems to have this prob, not sure is it of walking or standing too much after delivery .