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 lizzy2101 clean it with cotton balls and warm water then apply cream.. will help you a lot ...
Kary I bathed according to what I learnt in prenatal class.. But my mum helped me fill the tub w water while I remove her clothes,wipe her bum, cleanse her face. And when I'm done she will hand me the towel to wrap her up.. So I think still need a helper for me.. Haha.. very difficult cos she always crying n struggling. have not't really massaged her cos as usual.. She always crying n struggling...
very sad.. She only have 3 modes: sleep, cry, latch... I'm so tired! When she's awake she must be latched if not will cry.. I dont know why.. She's such a difficult baby sigh..
Just now I gave her a bottle of ebm then she slept n I pumped.. Omg very little milk. Even my first pump also not so little.. And my nipples hurt for 1 hr until now still hurting! Feel so miserable n demoralized. Sigh..
I have more discharge towards the end of my pregnancy also... Now very funny lochia like gg away n become lesser n dull.. Now suddenly got new flow of fresh red discharge.. Friend say could be menses omg not so soon right?! :/
Lingz ya ignore them.. Even if no milk also try to latch so the supply will come. Jiayou in your bfeeding journey!!
He hasn't come n visit.. Hope tomorrow night he can come..
Hello mummies just to share I've given birth on the 11/09/2012 @ 5.30am currently in mount alvernia.
Wishing every mummy a smooth delivery
MrsLiaw - Congratulations to you!! Hope you and baby are doing fine... Please share your birth story with us
Just need to rant out..
I'm soooo dead tired today!! My eyes can hardly stay open and yet i still have to rush up my work!! Haihh.. regret never take ML earlier.. i'm soooo sick of working!!!
Well, probably my gynae pretty sure i will deliver before due date....so never schedule any more check up?
And since is only 2.9kgs at 38weeks, i guess it wont grow that big in 1weeks time.....somemore this is my 2nd pregnancy, should be easier to push him out....hope so.
Lingz and eeneyminey - Even I am soo tensed about dealing with my mother in law after giving birth. Already my mother in law said that I am not eating properly and thats why the baby is so tiny. Everyday I keep thinking about how she's gonna be on my back when the baby is born, and say that i'm not doing things properly. Have already started preparing rebuttals if she irritates me too much, else if I cant tell her my hubby is gonna get all my anger and stress and he will have to tell his mother. Dealing with my own mum is sooo much more easier, even when she tells me things though its sometimes annoying, I find it more of her guiding me than ordering me to do things, and I can tell off my own mum..
Lizzy - Yea I think mine are the milk ducts then, cos its just on the nipple area not on the areola.. Today I just squeezed my nipple and there was like liquid not really white or yellow but more of water coming out of my nipples.
Felicity - Thanks for sharing.. I have not gone for any of those post natal classes, but Ive been watching you tube videos and yea for a new born baby its too difficult to do it alone, especially when the baby is crying and kicking so much. I was reading up on the kelly mom website about breastfeeding new borns everytime they cry, and in several places it says in the first month you just have to keep latching on everytime baby cries. dont't think of it that your spoiling the baby by carrying all the time, but it just has to be done. Later you can just leave the baby to cry for sometime and not pick her up. Also, do menses come back this fast? I read that if your bf it normally does not come so fast, but if it does come, then on the days of your menses your milk supply will be low, and will become normal once it stops.
My birth story seems quite easy and short as compared to other mummies.
Tuesday 3.30am woke up and went toilet to pee before that already felt that stomach was abit weird but no pain. After cleaning I saw blood and when I stand up the blood just dripped onto the floor (sorry abit gross though) immediately went to wake husband up and felt smth not right as I still have not't felt any contractions as well.
Reached mt alv around 4am,gynae checked and say that ctg shows baby heartbeat on the slow side as placenta might be shifting away from baby therefore recommend c sect. Went into OT around 4.45am and around 5.30am my baby girl has been safely delivered.
Husband and me quite upset thou as this is our 1st child and we even bought a camera to video the process of natural birth. Oh well,but what matters is she's safe and sound weighing at 2.9kg.
I think you over latch alrdy tats y your nipples very sore. I think it's better you express e milk out mayb 3-4 times a day n latch 3-4 times too.. If you fun get enuff rest you will not have enuff milk supply also. N by expressin you can see how much your gal is drinking..
I m doing just that (althou nipples also darn sore n sensitive) but at least I know my son now needs around 100ml to b full. N by expressin. I know how much each side of my breast is producing.. So I estimate e amt of milk my boy drinks base on e duration he latch on... Then once you see his contented look or rejects e nipple it means enuff n the cycle will repeat 3hrs later.
For those who just give birth, dont't demoralize! Milk will come. It's just when. Just dont't give up. I was also very upset when my milk did not come during my stay n after my discharge... It only came in after e 5th day n e amount was pathetic. Just latch your baby even though no milk but supplement with formula so that e baby won't go hungry..
As for e nipple cream. I used pigeon breast cream to massage my breast since my 30th week.. But now that I m breastfeeding baby I turned to medela lanolin. Only used twice. Once when my nipple started to clot blood (I was latching wrongly) n this cream works wonder. The next day it was back to normal!!! Then e second time was my nipples were sooo sore n sensitive I teared. It was so bad that even wearing my bra on hurts! But anw I stopped after that cos althou it states safe for baby I dont't feel at ease letting baby digest any of e cream (cos e cream is sticky n since my nipples r so sensitive I can't wipe it clean 100%)
So just "Ren" ... For baby's sake.
Time flies.. This wkend my baby will b week 3 .. I dont't want to go back to work!! (takin only 2mths ML) sigh... My baby's cheek n forehead got alot of pimple acne rash.. So upset. Must b e heaty food that i've been consuming...
As for e massage I started on e 6th day. I lost 5kg immediately after I delivered n still have 5 more kilo to lose to b back to my original weight. Took e 7th day package. Tml will b e last day... Althou hubby says my tummy is smaller now I still feel sad cos I never had a bulging tummy before... Think all my clothes all can't wear ....
Ok long post here cos I m so occupied with e baby!!!
kary.. i have that watery liquid coming out of my nipples too!! since few weeks ago i think.. people said it's colostrum.. but i thought colostrum supposed to be yellowish?? anyway, first time it came out i did press it out to see more of it.. hahhaha.. but after that i dont dare anymore, scared it will trigger labour coz i was only 35 wks i think that time..
Thanks for sharing.. Lucky you go to hospital fast, otherwise maybe your baby will be in danger (choy choy choy). But glad that you and baby is okay, that's the most important thing..
Btw, mt A allows you to bring video cam to the labour ward? I think Thomson Medical Center cannot.. darnn.. huhuhu
Anyway congrats again!!
I think I'll have e same prob as you.. Probably next time this forum will b a mother in law rant posting.. Hehehe
Next week mother in law will officially move in to take care of my son ... No more freedom n privacy... Sian but no choice otherwise nobody look after my son when hubby n i go to work.