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Hi! I have a boy who is 16mths. And was thinking of having a meet-up with all other mummies. Well...any mummies interested?
Let's all decide to meet at Fridget next saturday 5th dec at 2pm for tea. Please contact me on my mobile at 83333983 or to email@example.com if you are able to confirm.
Attandance for the meet-up.(Location- Fridget 5th dec @2pm )
Last edited by june_lim; 27-11-2009 at 03:26 PM.
I've got a question regarding BF (you can read my mind, haha)
I'm now doing TBF for my girl but is keen in expressing it out for her to be fed in the night so that i can 'steal' a little more rest. I have heard of people telling me about nipple confusion if i introduce the bottle too soon, but how soon is the earliest i can introduce it to my girl?
My girl now does not cry for milk but rather relies on me to wake her up at regular intervals for nappy changes and then feeds, so im not feeding on demand. Is this normal for her to be able to go without milk for a straight 5 or 6 hours? Im worried she isnt taking enough
Sorry got alot of questions, new mummy everything i also blur haha
Yes, as new mummies, we are often deprived of beautiful sleep and try everyway to rest more..which you should because proper rest and food intake will increase milk production.
As for introducing bottle to baby, there is no hard and fast rule. Some babies can adapt very well and take both at the same time while some can't. As for me although i did total breastfeeding, i express round the clock because my baby couldn't latch on due to oral thrust. But other than that, things turned out really fine because my hubby and mother in law helped out in feeding while i steal some rest.
As for your newborn who doesn't demand for milk for 5-6 consecutive hours is it only at night time? Is it everynight? I supposed she is too sleepy and you're really lucky cos i foresee she may sleep thru quite soon. However, if it is during daytime, do wake her for feeding every 3 hours interval. Let her latch on so that your body will produce milk.
Now, back to expressing milk. For me, i will still wake up once in the middle of the night (3am) to express so that my milk production wouldn't drop. I will also express before i sleep at 11pm and when i wake up at 7am. So, that's like 4 hourly for night time but i expresss 3 hourly during the day. I'm not sure how much sleep you wanna steal in your case but you can plan in a way that your express/latch is well spaced throughout the day and night (24hrs).
Some mummies still like to latch on because they find it convenient, maybe difficult phase for you right now but once you get the hang of it, you can breastfeed for a very long time.
I hope i did answer your questions completely but if i hadn't, i had just left you my contact number and do call me for further guide ok.
Take care my dear
congrats on your newborn! she looks angelic. if i may be allowed to share my experience, i too attended the BMSG workshops and read up a lot on breastfeeding. dear husband and I were adamant we were not letting anything hijack our TBF mission, so we minimised any risks. This included not letting dear son have a pacifier until he was seven weeks old and not introducing the bottle till he was three months old and we wanted to get him adapted to my hubby and mum bottle-feeding him EBM while I am at work. i didn't mind waking up at night to nurse dear son becos I knew this would help me maintain my milk supply, and I still wake up at night to nurse him nowadays (i've returned to work since two months ago) on nights when he does not sleep through. i guess you can say we preferred to err on the side of caution.
i agree with justina. during daytime, it's better to wake baby up if she has not asked for milk for 3-4h since the last feed. this was what my pediatrician had advised us too. but for night-time, it's ok to go along with baby's demand. trust me, if baby is hungry, she will make sure you know it. ;p
enjoy your new bundle of joy!
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
Hey Justina & cmeilim
Thanks for the advises & inputs.
In the day i wake my girl up latest by every 3 hourly if she does not ask for milk, but it's the night feeds that she drags 5 to 6 hourly, so i should continue to let her sleep in the night and not disturb her.
if my girl drinks every 3 hourly during the day, would i still need to express my milk out? As i have not introduced the bottle yet, i wonder should i express my milk at all, cuz the only alternative way of feeding her now is cup/spoon feeding.
at this current moment i prefer latching now cuz like what you say, lesser work in preparation
Another question, if i take panadol flu, am i still able to BF?
And justina, i've stored your number in my phone, and have sent my number back to you Thanks alot! If i need help, you'll definitely be on my mind!
Thanks alot girls~
it's up to you if you wish to express now in addition to direct latch. the latter is better for good milk supply and also convenience (if you can bear the pain of sore nipples). but you may need to express anyway to clear the breast if you are getting engorged easily. no need to feed by cup or spoon if your gal is already drinking enough from suckling. if you dont't find it a waste and is not lacking milk, can just pump and throw away. or else, pump and freeze.
i have taken panadol for fever while BFing. GP and pediatrician both say no problem.
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
Hi! Hi! Me living in punggol dr.. a mother of 2 also.. hehe.. Gonna resign after this month..
Lets MSN shall we??
My MSN's firstname.lastname@example.org
how's the going? And also how's your baby?
My msn is jun_lim96@hotmail.
Last edited by june_lim; 04-12-2009 at 11:35 AM.
Hi i'm wendy staying in serangoon.. my msn email@example.com... lets chat...
I'm Huifen staying at Sengkang. A mother of 2, aged 1 and 3.
Both baby & i are doing well, we are now better 'adjusted' to each other now. It is tiring but am enjoying every minute of it.
the exclusive breastfeeding plan is still on track although it is not easy; with the sore nipples, engorgement and endless night feeds. she has just gotten into a 'schedule' with me and is feeding well & putting on weight
I am still contemplating when and how is the best time and method to introduce the bottle to her so that i do not have to be 'physically tied' to her 24by7. but i fear that she might not latch on as well after introducing the bottle and i also hear 'horror stories' about mummies being 'bitten' by their babies after introducing the bottle.
BTW, i've added you in MSN, talk to you soon~
We should arrange a meet up sometime in dec (preferably Dec 16), anybody up for it?
I'm Ming. I stay near Buangkok mrt. Just behind punggol pri school.
My son Adwyn is 21 months old. Almost two
Taking a one year break from work to take care of him next year.
Looking forward to 2010. =) keen to meet up with other mothers to share our joys and woes.
Anyone interested in morning walk at punggol park and breakfast nearby? =)
How about two weeks from now?
Date: 22 dec Time: 8.30 am
Venue: Punggol park. Meet near the playground.
Can reply through the forum or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, i've not followed this thread ever since i was busy with my own website. Now it's done and i'm back
Just added June and Ming at MSN!
Hi im also stayin in sk! compassvale! nice to meet you!
im jobless..so am i considered a stay at home mum? haha
Last edited by shiyi; 07-02-2010 at 08:05 PM.
Its like everyne wants to have a meet-up but.... never ever happen since everyone is so busy with things. Let's plan a good meet -up that everyone can make it. How about that?