what about feeding on one side and pumping the other side?
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There r Many ways of doing. Some ppl use nursing bra + breast shells ($30?). Some ppl use nursing bra + breast pad.
When you r latching the baby on one side of the breast, the other breast will start to leak. you can use nursing bra + breast shells to collect the milk at the leaking breast.
Or if you dont want to buy breast shell, you can use pad to absorb the leaking milk (very waste of milk if you have low supply).
Or you have extra hand (hubby hand), you can position a container to collect the leaking milk.
If the nipple is not position properly or the funnel has some water vapor (from sterilizing), sometimes your breast milk can backflow n your breast will b stained with your own breast milk.
Either way you r doing, milk is bound to leak or drop. Even till now as I pump using 2 funnels, some milk will flow down my body n stain my shorts as there r some milk at the funnel. Sometimes I will just go shower to get rid of the smell.
Breast pad for me is excellent for everyday use. just like menses pad.. If it suddenly leak, it can absorb.. But if you r using pad to absorb the leaking milk while you r bf, the leakage (when you r feeding another breast) can b quite a lot. I guess when the tap is on, the both sides just flow.. I ever ask my hubby to collect the leaking milk while I'm latching, it can go up to 30ml.
what about feeding on one side and pumping the other side?
Wa... you where got so many hands!!! 2 hands carry to bf already very tiring..
1 hand carry n ensure baby is latched on.. N the other breast need to on pump, position the funnel.. That's super multi tasking!
haha i dont know how it can be done also! i've read from some other threads before i think
Haha.. Really? Seriously impossible for me. I read that there r hands free pump. But during pumping, it's best to massage your breast to get more milk. So maybe it might b possible, but I think you might not b able to get the most out of everything.
Ya, some really super mummy! I rem saw one bfeed n cook!!
Now I'm starting to wobble... Seems like over the weekend baby has grown a lot!! Keep having urge to pee and walking w legs open to balance... Even colleagues ask is it very xinku to walk... I just reply... Very heavy!! ><
Breastfeed n cook? Then the baby will b very hot!! Haha..
Jia you.. baby will get bigger.
Hi Mummies, sorry to interrupt... I'm from Jul forum and currently doing my confinement. Well, I'm helping my CL to ask if anyone may need a CL. Free to come and self assess her as she will be with me till 1st wk Aug. I'm helping her out of good will and no obligation. Thks.
Btw, any other add on symptoms other than water bag burst, contraction & showing before delivery.. so scare n I m counting down each day although my edd is end of sep .. Lols
Jofeny thanks... i feel so heavy now. very funny some students came to ask me how i feel when pregnant... i say i feel heavy, then they say... the other teacher bluff them! she say all pregnant women will say they feel happy!! hahaha... but i've been walking the entire day... tired from being so heavy! typically in one work day the amt of stairs i take (i counted upwards only, equal and opposite for downwards i guess) adds up to almost 20+ to 30 floors!!
hee purpur.. mine is 2 sept, in 6 weeks! i'm counting down too~ i walk a lot at work and many of my colleagues gave birth in 37th week... made me very anxious now cos i took maternity leave from 39th week only and i still have tonnes of work to clear before i go!!! i dont want to be setting exam papers during confinement ><
Oh gosh.. 20+ to 30 floors?!?!!! You should be having a really easy labor.. i hope you do, you deserve it for walking and climbing stairs that much!!! I'm planning to take an evening stroll daily too, but during those prenatal classes, mrs wong told us to just wait until like 35-36th wk to walk like a dog to avoid some chances of early delivery..
If you're going to do those very traditional kind of confinement period (bathe with ginger herbs only), so after delivery, do you still bathe with normal water? I've read some birth stories for normal delivery whereby they said after delivery whole body sweaty and hair super sticky and they bathe the next day or right after they rest enough. As for c sect moms, they just wipe the body after the whole op and bathe only on 2nd or 3rd day depending on recovery phase.
I always thought that after delivery we are no longer allowed to bathe, at least not with normal water. So do you all bring the herbs to hospital to bathe or just wait until you go back home and bathe (meaning no bathing in hospital at all)?
Totally confused on all this.. advise advise pls...
I'm not those strict follower of the Chinese traditions. In hospital I did not bring any herbs. In hospital they will just wipe you with normal water. The first 2 days you can forget about wiping yourself as it's quite impossible for you to bend. you wun b the one boiling herbs as well in hospital if you want to use herb water. If you want to b so strict, you might need to get your family to boil the herbs n bring to the hospital a day before. I'm at Thomson Medical Center, their wiping timing for patients is about 7am. Maybe you can get the nurse to use your herb water instead if normal water.
The c sect wound will b pasted with a plaster which is water resistance until 1 weeks after your c sect.
For me i only wipe in hospital n bathe with herbs at home. Else too Many things to handle girl. First few days will b so bombarded with the pain of the wound, baby, flocks of relatives, new n uncomfy hospital bed, ensure got latch n if milk is coming, trying new pump, learn to understand y baby is crying.... I just want to go home.. Bathe with herbs is the last thing on my mind.
I got mine at OG King Albert cos can no longer fit in my normal bra.... they have 100% cotton ones which are quite comfy and rather cheap at around $12-$30 each... We can probably start getting them but make sure that the bra fits comfortably with the inner-most bra catch, so that there is room as our boobs enlarge later on...
Thanks for sharing.. I'm not so sure what to do too. I guess when doing c sect our movement will be quite restricted too. I do think it will be quite troublesome to bathe with herbs water even during hospital stay, especially if you are sharing rooms with other moms, they might not be so understanding if the whole bathroom later will smell like herbs or ginger (will it smell btw??).
My view is forget about bathing with herbs in hospital. To ask family to carry your shower water to hospital is not that light anyway. n first of all, hospital puts you in air con room, if you want to b that strict, you need to off the aircon already. If they really want to carry water for you, perhaps ask then to boil the red date n ginger for you to drink is better i guess.
The herbs I bought is 大风something. It's those ready packed (like those instant coffee kind), just throw in water n boil. To me the smell is quite ok, smell like grass jelly. but I'm sure there will b some ppl wun like it.
Felicity, those traditional saying that if you having baby gIrl normally deliver on estimated due date or late. If having baby boy normally will deliver 2 weeks earlier.. so b mentally prepared ..
If I have a choice I wanna give birth 38 weeks, tummy is so heavy now sometimes cannot tahan... I feel so bloated cos i gained weight unevenly. Arms and legs only put on weight a bit but the tummy and hips so huge!!!