This is a discussion on EDD May 2013 within the Year 2013 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by belovedchloe Originally Posted by cony Hi ping, how do you store your milk? I use plastic packs ...
Hi mummies i have excess breast milk stored in freezer, if anyone of you keen, let me know.
i have so much that i mix some into powder for my elder gal to drink
Hope all the mummies are coping well
Hi ping87, best is drink full ebm but as my gal not used to the breast milk taste now, I just mix some in for her.
So my elder gal n baby both drink my breast milk....
I'm using Tolly joy breast pad as it is big enough to cover whole breast, didnt try nanny before.
I feel like i'm a super lazy mom.. My baby fully latches, and i'm super lazy to pump.. Only pumped once a day at night when baby missed his feed.. Is it ok?
I have not't get the chance to go back poly to check her jaundice due to haze..
Mummies, do take care! Psi drop but pm2.5 still very high. Remember to wear mask!
Just want to check if any mummies doing exclusive pumping?? baby have problem latching after i had introduce bottle during the first week when i had bad engorgement and baby unable to suckle well. Now he is fully on express breastmilk.. he is frustrated when i latch him and i give up latching already.. am now pumping every 3 hours...
No worries if baby doesnt want to latch on. I also do more pumping of milk than latching. Cos baby will fall asleep after latch on for a few min . Also dont know how much they will drink too. do doc told me good to express milk cos will know how much baby drinks. Of course latch on is better in terms of nutritional value but very hard to predict baby wake sleep time . so total express is fine .
Latch on is better in terms of nutritional value? Is it because when we express out, due to handling, storing and warming of milk, some nutrient maybe lost? I was thinking pumping is not as effective as latch on as we are unable to really empty the breast and may not able to get the hind milk. Most of the time my baby got mustard/yellow poo poo.. sometimes will get yellowish green (i read online green poo maybe due to baby drink more foremilk than hind milk). When i see the bottle, i got more watery milk and the fatty layer is much lesser... how to get more hind milk? or increase the fat content of our milk?
How much is your baby drinking now? My baby is 6 weeks and drinking 120-130ml..
Any mummies taking supplement to increase milk supply? Any experience what works and what doesnt?
Need some advice about infant care & Maid. Which one is better to take care 2 months old baby.
My 4 weeks old baby is drinking about 90ml to 120ml, depending on issit a 2 hr feed or 3hr feed ( sometimes my baby sleeps more)
No worries , It is common for breast milk to become more watery over time , fat content lesser but nutrientsl value still the same
Latch on is better cos baby can have more hind milk than foremilk. Expressed milk also good but doesnt get so much hind mind than latch on
just read a magazine from kiddypalace, latch on is good cos any germs baby has will pass to mum and mum will produce antibodies to the baby for the next day latch.
However i do have several friends whose baby dont want to latch on so they express milk totally which is fine too for the baby. Some friends baby is totally on formula also fine too, just maybe might fall sick more easily .
Bottom line is dont get stressed if baby doesnt latch.. happy mummy = happy baby! my baby doesnt latch for one week when she had jaundice and my nipples bleed. Now she is latching on more often... Just that will wrestle with me ( use hands to push me away) before she drinks.. Haa.. Babies are ironic creatures.. Want to drink still push me away
Personally i dont trust new maid too unless she is working with your family for some time . I would choose infant care. But why send at 2 mths? Thot got 4 mths of maternity leave?
If really have to choose, I choose infant care too. But can, choose a maid who have experience when it comes to taking care of babies.
Hi mummies....anyone can share their total bill for Thomson medical? I need to know the updated cost. Thank you
Thank you for reassuring me! Initially was pretty stress out and couldnt zzz! cos i was giving formula to baby while i clear my engorgement, too hard on myself i guess. Now glad that im expressing out breast milk although not latching but at least still giving baby breast milk.. if really not enough, will supplement with formula..
Your baby so cute, wrestle with you before drink? haha cute.. when i try latch baby previously, he gets frustrated that he couldnt get milk from breast.. haha then he remove himself from breast and give me a sad look..