I swear by PIS - fast and good
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haa..at first wen i switch from mini dual ele i find it quite but after a few use..it become noisy !!!cant tk it man..my son sometime will kana shock by the noise..but my husband is too tired so cant hear a tink...hee..
I swear by PIS - fast and good
But my baby is sleeping like rock until I switch the PIS off. The room becomes so quiet that he wakes up.
i m sick of the noise ..
everytime wen want to pump must look at my son see if he is half awake or what if not wen he kana shock he will start carying witht he eyes close..n if wanna comfort him down have to wake up the whole family..cz he will cry like mad stil witht he eyes close!!!
know what?..my PIS cant switch off ..you know the yellow switch?if i turn to off it still go suction want ....i dono y..so i will switch on/off from the direct power ...i dono y my PIS like that ..hmm..i onli use like no.2 onli..if not i find lir my nipple geting long n longer..n will be painful too..for mini ele i use full suction..n the motor noise is like@$%#%...ai..$600++ still like that..wonder if they have a pump that have no noise want..hee..
:O I neo why your nipple gets longer and longer coz of your breast shield. The PIS comes with standard breast shield size which is medium size. I go and bought a small size breast shield coz my nipple also gets longer n longer. The shield is too big for us.
The first few years at Kandang Kerbau Hospital or at paragon do sells small size breast shield.
Heehee... got got.. manual pump no noise but pump like %^$&#%^
how to know what size i fit?cant ask me go there open up n let them measure rite...lol..i dono ..i tho it's normal for your nipple to bcum longer n ugly then before..know what..there was one times my mother in law saw me bf n say..wow y your nipple like that?-_-"" i dono how to reply..so peisei man!!my aunty is on total bf n no pumping ..n her nipples also veri long..aiyaya..will it b alrite after we stop bf?
PS:manual pump?lol..wen i just start bf..n you know..not much milk rite..then have to wakeup every 2hr to pump..then 1 times can onli pump 1 side then another side leak heart pain..what i did was ask my hubby pump another side with another pump..lol..we end up fighting cz he pump n the milk keep leaking cz never latch properly..n the CL tho i going crazy cz keep pumpin every2hr..haa..come to tink about it now..it's funny..n hell yeah it's @#$@#$%$ tired!!!
My nipple is very short to begin with . didn't neo that my nipple is short until I started bfing and the lactaction nurse told me it is quite short but lucky my baby still can suckle on it. Now, come to think about it, nipple seems to have grow a bit longer but , it is slanted to one side coz of the pumping . dont neo why when i pump, nipple tend to goes side way even though I position the shield properly, now got slanted nipples. Look kind of funny. Heehee... Not sure our nipples will goes back to normal or not . But since dear husband not complaining, so I never mind also .
Haha.. Wow... you bery hardworking. Me pump once every 3 hours.. and man, tired is the word man. I feel so fed-up of pumping after one month that I throw the $%^$^E pump on the floor. Pump for one month still not much milk. So frustrated. Then I latch instead loh and took frengnuuk, after 2 weeks, end up with oversupply. So have to pump before latching else flow too fast. end up double job . Also fed-up. Hahahaha...
Now baby is 8 mths. Still pumping and latching. Man... dont neo when can retired.
i tho it's normal?i dont feel pain just can feel that my milk rushing out..sometimes if the milk flow too fast can feel like the tip of the nipples bursting..-_-"..as for side way..yap me too abit ..i dono y..as for my nipple short or long i dono cz wen the nurse place the baby down then he just grap n never let go..cz he have waited for more then 5hr for his 1st feed..whahaha...then i got two stone on my chest cant sleep at all n my doc ask me not to pump so i use HAND!!!!$#@#$@$!!!!n end up i wanna cry cz too painfull ..n all the milk wasted ..then dono y went reach home no more swallon breast ..then i use hand squeeze ...wen my hand tired ask my hubby hand help ..those r the worst nitemare man!!!then i start to pump after 1week..manual pump...then after 4 week then i go get a ele pump...i reli feel like givin up..lucky my hubby stand by me..sometimes he will ask y my nipple so diff i will say it's for your son!!lol..your baby big ..mine still 3 month old..going to get his injection this tue..ai..so i keep drinking tonic to prevent him from falling ill...so your baby after the 3rd month injection got fever like that?i m veri kancheong want..if he sick or what i tink i will go ....
Hmm.. I am not expect either so I also cannot say if it is normal or not . Wow.. milk rushing out, your flow must be super forceful . Or maybe you might want to go get a small size breastshield to try? But cost about $20plus, so might be a waste if it is not due to the breastshield. See if you willing to risk $20+.
If breasts feel like stone means engorgement . Your doctor must have no knowlege on Bfing coz engorge must pump else milk supply will decrease badly . I started pumping on my 3rd day coz also become stone. Pain sia... mu hubby helps to message my breast coz milk kena stuck. Pump and pump also no much milk. Super depressed rite?
I started with an electric pump but the valva spoiled after 2 weeks and suction affected and I didn't realise it for another 2 weeks. Got so depressed coz wondering what happen, milk output went down.
:O 3 mths only. Still a long way to go. VEry tough period for you. Everyday hoping my baby quickly grow bigger. Now much better except need to cope with a hyper curious baby who want to look see everything and not very interested in drinking his milk now. Very hard to nurse.
My baby so far never had fever after his injection except after his rotavirus, he developed vomiting symptoms. Keep vomiting for a day or 2, no appetite to drink his milk. Lucky only need to take 2 times. The 2nd time not so serious.
Yea.. If baby sick, will be super kan cheong. I think I also will if my baby sick. So far, he have not't been sick yet. TOUCH WOOD sia.
But my pediatrician says if most baby who choose to take 5in1 jab very seldom fever, only those that choose 6in1 jab that fever. So, you dont worry too much. Stand by some those fever patch and take his temperature every 3-4 hours.
have to retype again..
well..the shield cost $25 ..if 2 $50..i tink i wil pass..not relli worth it ..
evertime wen my milk let down that time i can see it is flowing like a river so i will feel that kinna feeling wen i pump it out ..
as for engorgement..my doc ask me not to pump cz he scare i cant tk it cz i m a 1st time mum..so as me use hand ..cant mk it man..wen i go home i super depress man..my mother in law n CL keep asking me to use formula cz thay say my breastmilk too thin baby not enough to drink that's y baby keep crying..n got a few times my hubby bcz of me crying fight with his mum..n she can say "i ask around n ppl say that formula is better that breastmilk cz that have more nutrians..she always never eat wer got nutrians give baby?" is not i never eat i got no wei ko ..i got drink alot of milk ..hm..veri siean man..
ad what i always does is ask my hubby suckle cz baby keep ZZzzZZZ after suckle for awhile n leave me with the two stones..veri jia lad also..bo bian..need to meet target so have to ask hubby for help as never use pump at that time..lol..
well as for my baby he now cry alot ..this pass few days he keep crying before he sleep ..llike mad baby ..hmm..wonder will i go bald looking after him..i still have a long long way to go man..reali scare of injection so wen i bring him go injection i will cry 1st then him..*sob*.i nearly cry that time..i tink this time round i will ...i will be takin ghte 5 in 1 ..
PS:just wanna ask will you feel jelouse wen your mother in law carry your baby?
well i start to have this dislike wen i came home after birth cz the CL keep giving my mother in law to carry my baby to sleep at nigh even wen he is not crying..n wen i wanna carry she will ask me go rest or she will be carrying him..so i set a rule that dont carry baby wen he not crying n no ones listens..i so @#$#$ off..then after the CL left i wont let my mother in law carry n she will make a big fuss n scold my hubby n indirectly me..n some time wen baby cry she will say come come i carry i carry..i veri expert in this want..give me the baby,,i was like common..we r the parents let us do it..cz my hubby was carrying the baby at tht time..n wen baby sleep in her arms she will say.."he know me..he like me..he feel love wen he with me..you see..you guy dono how to hoax him..he like me.."..super siean man....n wen ask her not to let my baby watch tv she say we r stupit..n ask her not to play with baby at night she say y you all got so many rules want..ai..veri siean..now i relli from dislike to hate..do you tink i m over reacting?i feel tht i m veri bad at time but i still wanna stand firm..omg..what should i do?do you have tis feeling?
Same ... My mother in law keeps asking me to give FM coz says my breastmilk not nutrious, FM better. I want to tell her if I eat well, then breastmilk nutrieious , coz if never cook tonic for me, how can I eat well . But I never say coz I dont want her to cook and cook on purpose like I force her to and later complain to others I am a very demanding and fussy daughter in law. I dont want to own her anything . Anyway, breastmilk got more than 200+ vitamins and FM only 30+...
Now, me working, so my mother in law looking after baby with the help of a maid. I initially have the same feeling as you during my maternity leave, but when i started working and my maid came, I become very uneasy when my maid is the one handling my baby. very angry coz my mother in law refuses to hand over the housework and cooking to the maid, and instead mother in law do houseworka need cooking and maid look after baby. But I didn;t hire maid to look after baby . SO, whenever I came home after work, I got this very pek chep feeling when I saw maid looking after baby coz few times catch maid handle baby very rough.
Now better, maid now doing hosuework and cooking after a hard time of adjustment. But I hates it when mother in law bring baby go out marketing or shopping when I am working coz then I know mother in law will allow all sort of strangers to touch and carry baby. I feel baby is my private property loh. How can anyhow let strangers touch baby? I feel very unhappy but I cannot like shout or scold my mother in law coz dear husband dont like it. So, I keep quiet loh.
Sigh...bbut at least now better than maid look after baby all the time coz got one time baby keeps loking out for maid and smile happily at maid. I feel like
Hey, why all mother in law the same. I also ask mother in law not to let baby watch TV but everyday, I catch mother in law carrying baby on her lap and sitting in front of the TV together. Keep telling her not to do that she just move from the nearest sofa she is sitting to another further sofa but still watching TV. So fed-up .
My baby also like to cry a lot before he goes into a long sleep. For first 2 mths, he cried if he cried if he realise we stopped carrying him. So, for first 2 mths, we have no sleep at all. Have to carry him while he sleeps and when he is awake, have to still carry him coz he also cry.
Now he can sleep on his own but he will cry and cry before he sleep like he is very pek chep, cannot fall asleep but tired that kind. When he is like 3 mths, he will cry for a good 30 mins or more, now he is like cry a bit, and will stops crying when we pat him to sleep, then cry again coz we stopped patting him. We need to pat him till he is really in deep sleep else he will cry.
The first 4-5 mths very tough. But after that, it will be easy except if he fall sick. My baby have not't sick before but my friend's baby sick for 6 days and she had no sleep for 6 days. Very tough man. I hop my baby never sick at all.
i also feel like baby is MINE!!
so bad..but i wont let my maid touch my baby also..cz she veri jia lad want..wen 1st came she forgot to off the GAS!!not once or twice..but alot of time..n then cook soup got tissue inside...n best is say already still not much changes..then wen i ask my hubby have a good talk with her she ok abit..then got 1 time..my clothes kana bird shit she just keep the cloth as normal..wen i want to wear then i notice..i go crazy n every1 say i m making a big fuss..hey..that time my baby not out yet ..lucky not his mitten kana..if not..i dono what will i say to her....now atleast she better ..cz i too bz with baby to be bother about her ..
as for letting other ppl touch..um..usually i will let other ppl carry him ..he is ok with it..but i dont like ppl to treat MY baby as Their own..you know..like as if they give birth to him???that time i confiment even worst..my baby in the aftnoon never sleep then i want carry the BL say no need she ask me go sleep then she carry my baby watch tv...for the whole month like that...n everynight mother in law carry him to sleep..i heartpain like HELL man..so i always wait for him to nurse..wen he cry for milk i will be like....you know..over the moon ..but after he ZZzzZZZ..that's it the CL will tk him away...n i feel like a damn cow that time..ai...i tink i wont get a CL ..i will ask my mum look after for me..at least i can say it out..if mother in law must ren want..some times i just ask my hubby talk to his mother about the rules n stuff..in the end..he kana wack n scold then mother in law not hapy ..swear the whole house down..HEEE...he is my shield..wahaha..cz sometimes i tell him i will kana depression if he dont help me talk it out...
actualli my mother in law treat me veri good before my baby is BORN..after that ..like 360change..veri domanating over my baby ..like keep wanna carry n keep doing tnk i ask her not to..wen baby cry she just carry him n mk him sleep..n guess what..he shit the whole diaper ..n never wanna let go until i say check the diaper..or wen i change his diaper half way baby cry she grap onli!!wow cao..i m transparent ..then she keep hao the baby to her relative saying that the baby look like father..n her gens veri good..what about me??hello!??!i m the MOTHER..he got my gens too..best part my mother in law n brother in law treat my baby like pet like that keep wanna carry n pat n kiss..n if never give them carry brother in law wil $#@#$@$# n mother in law will go sieao..i feel veri angry wen they do this..i feel like..hey,i m the mother y cant i have it my way?if you like baby so much go give birth to 1 n play all you want..lucky i have a loving hubby that will be my wonder shield..he will talk n kana the bullets from me..hee...then once a while he bad mood that i will be ...
today my hubby ask mother in law not to give baby c tv..again..n no use..arr..sometimes i just wanna grap the baby back n go into my room..
btw..at least you work..but sometimes you know bonding veri important ..that's y i give up my job...ai..y not sometimes you sit down n talk to your hubby about it?it works for me..you can try..eventho they(mother in law) might not wanna listen i still wanna say..if not i will carry baby in the room wen she come back..so she cant see baby..hee..evil me..
just now around 10+ i fed him 5oz..
then 12+he keep cryin non stop n puke out around 3oz like that..in total he puke 3times ..i dono if it's normal?n i gonna c doc 2molo ...i m so worried rite now..then i feed him again ..this time he suckle..hmm..m i over feeding him?ai..eveytime he cry i panick then i give him his GF which is my breast,,ai...then he will stop..it's usualli in the night time ..not reli colic rite?cz after 3th month should be better rite?ai..have to ask doc alot of Q again 2molo..i also have to carry him till he sleep veri deep but wen my mother in law carry him just now he sleep like a log she carry for an hour..-_-"..then wen put down he wakes up...lol..cant mk it..n i heard that growing teeth also will sick..aiyaya...i kan cheong master want ...hee..dono what will happen at that time..
If he vomit, sound like overfeed or reflux due to too much crying which he swollow too much air. Can try burping him if he cry too much. And also burp him after he had his GF coz he might be very gassy due to all those crying.
Also try to give him tummy message just before he sleep or just before he start to cry, rougly est the time. And rub some Ru Yu You and pull his knee close to the chest after ruibbing for few minutes to let the air out.
dont gan cheong. AS long as baby no fever, after his crying fits, he goes into deep sleep for many hours and in the daytime, he is normal, happy looking and drink his milk, he should be alright. But yes, do check with his doc for a safe peace of mind.
First time being a mummy is like this. Everything also worry. Me too . Now keep worrying that baby too skinny, baby dont want to eat, baby not eating enuf, baby not having enuf vitamins etc... and worse, same as you, very very scare baby sick. Worse fear as a mummy rite?
Hey, when my baby suffers from colic and keeps crying in the nite, my mother in law also bring my baby to sleep with her. I was like so fed up and unhappy. Every now and then, keep getting up to peek at them, wondering if mother in law will squash baby or not.
Heehee.. I also feel like a cow.. Hey, I think all nursing mothers will be over the moon when our baby cries for our milk. You neo, it is the feeling like hey they want us, they need our milk, only we the mothers can provide the milk they want, not hubby not even mother in law can do that.
My hubby cannot talk to my mother in law with too much rules and stuffs coz my mother in law "suffers" from depression. I think it is fake one. Coz everytime she dont get what she wants, she will act depress and tell other relatives she feel like commiting sucide . Then. all her children will start to pamper her like mad and bring her see phychiatsiy (can't spell), whooping big medical bill.
Sigh.. at least you brother in law loves your baby. My brother in law and his wife dont love my baby. They dont like us to ask mother in law to help us look after our baby. Coz they says make mother in law over tired and stress and then, no freedom. They hint to us that we should our baby to a nanny or infant care or I should quit my job to look after baby. But you neo, I can't quit my job , we need the $$. Then, says we give mother in law too little $$ to look after our baby and accused us of making mother in law depressed coz she cannot go holiday blah blab blah. But , we keep asking mother in law if she wants to look after baby, she says ok then why she go complain to brother in law with so many things. Last time, our relationship with brother in law is very good, now, we try not to talk to each other if possible.
You bery wei da to give up your job.But if your hubby supports you, then it is good. My hubby dont want me to stop working . He dont want to support me. sigh sigh.. Btw, where do you stay? I stay at simei. you sound like a young mother. keke... me very old . 31 this yr oredi.
i stay at queenstown..soooo far from your side..if not i will give your mother in law look after my baby n she reali can b depress..lol..(just kidding)..well i just got offically married this yr..hee..i m 21..best bday present ever..lol..cant mk it ?hmm..still trying to be a mm..a good 1 w/o losing my temper like mad woman..hee..as for my maid i prefer to not have 1 cz i dont trust them..cz my previous 1 is like from hell..hate to mention about it..cz she brings me nite mare...this maid got carry my baby before..that time before 1 month..then my mother in law say she nearly knock on my baby head wen she was carrying my baby n walking..-_-"..put yourself in my shoes..i just came back from hospital not long have not reli touch my baby..n then tis kinda suay tink nearly happen....i will KILL ppl ...
btw ..y your mother in law can carry your baby to sleep with her?i tink it's kinna rude ..no respect..if my mother in law like that i comfirm go ask back or i will leave the house ..i tink that's my baby ..i should b the 1 looking after her/him ..not you ...i think all hubby dont mind such tinks want ..they just tink of work n family never tink of who carry who not carry or who look after or who busy..hmm..now baby sick ..just now 38degress ..now ok ..ai..i was like a chicken w/o head..cz he keep crying ..siean..lucky my mother in law leace it to us..never cum n talk much..if not i more gei sim..
umm...you wanna get a part time nanny?it's better rite?in this worls got diff kinna mother in law..some good like sister some evil like devil..my mother in law even tho she like that she wont go over the line..cz she know i got DEPRESSION..later i cant tk it i COMMIT SUSIDE..i try it once cz of the previous maid..$#$#$%!!!..can you imagine your mother in law trust what the maid tell her then you??n the maid reli got prob want..but they dont wanna sack her cz they say she is good in doing house work except that her mouth veri bad???!!wth?!?!maid is like a king in this family..n she is full of BULLSHIT man..you know she have the balls to tell me n my hubby "you all r shameless,have not married then move in together!!" n she say that i m not part of the family so she refuse to do anytink for me?!?!sieao..then wen she apologise to us we dont tk it then mother in law n brother in law say we black hearted.no liang xin..etc..i got so sad that i swallow all my destress medication..n end up in hospital..then i tho she will change..but it bcum worst..then wen i get preggi i go so mental that i dont leave my room door unless my hubby comes home..i ask brother in law to take my drinks in..i dont eat the whole day..blast music in my room so she say what i also cant hear..ai..then even my FION bag also missing..irratating man..forget it..i tho it's over wen she leave..but NO!!!some1 msg my hubby hp all nonsense stuff about us n even curse my baby!i cry like hell..y?cz my mother in law say aiya..y so sensitive?ppl say onli mah..scare what?imagine what if she reli put curse on you?n i m 7-8mth preggi that time i tink..my heart reli break into many pcs..hmm..lucky i have my hubby..i can say i m reli blessed to have a loving hubby..he is my shield n backbone..if not i tink i have gone already ..btw i veri emo want ..
i think it's better if you ask your mum look after if not look for a nanny to look after..then she will come bagging you to let her look after cz..which grandma dont wanna see their gandson??thank you to threaten ..see if it works..heee...try talking to your hubby...cz my friend also got a monster in law...she ren until sieao ..lol..i think you try ask your hubby how will he feel n stuff if that's your mum..you know..as for SHM..hm..i have not been working since i was 3 month preggi..cz cant tk it..then veri sick n weak so my family ask me to quite..then wen baby arrived i dont trust any1 so i look after myself ..hubby still schooling ..finacial not stable at all do relying on in laws all the time..even so i stil have my stand..cz i wanna have my own upbring..even my friends can tell my mother in law veri "over" treat my baby..too chong ..you know..i dont want him to be a spoilt bread as my in laws are abit well off..onli abit..so i m also veri blessed in this way..i tink your hubby not dont wanna support you..cz now reli eco no good ..if you not working he will be veri stress ..so since you r still young you can work n save up so next time can be like me//SHM !!
I have medela mini electric plus( dual) pump for sale.
3 storgae bottles + Cooler Bag + all other parts .
Bought 1 yr back.Used only for 3 months.
The pump is in excellent condition.
If interested pls sms me at 94505603.selling for 170$ -cheap
i bought the advance set dual pump with the knapsack bag. i also have the manual avent set. i still feel tht the avent set is better.
medela breast pump & accessories, nursing bras, softshells for inverted nipples - cheaper! get a group of pple and share the shipping costs - eg : softfit shield - selling USD9.95 /pair - tink in sin selling about $30 a pair.
currently using a 2nd hand PIS - quite noisy . bought pump for $300 wiz sum accessories, but hygiene purposes got all the accessories fm US - plus shipping - about $200.
currently bought ameda dual pump - to bring n put at work place. planning to order accessories fm US also .. still surveying the sites to get fm..if anyone has any lobang -- pls adv!
i am chubbimummi
i hav used medela lactina plus (the one that you can rent it at moms n babes shop)
not sure bout the rental. but the RP for this pump is very ex: 1.5 k if not mistaken
just to note, sore nipple bcos of the funnel of medela is smaller n come without any shield
used avant uno as well
feel more comfortable as they had a rubber like shield that act as breast massager to stimulate let down
to save time, dual pump is better but if you plan to breast feed your child on one breast while pumping the other breast, uno pump is enuv
thinking of selling my avent uno.just bought this june 08.
warranty till june 2010. buying price $279. now thinking of selling $230 cos i only used for a few months and still in warranty
i hav tried ameda pump as well
lactaline dual pump RP $388
cost: cheaper than medela n avent but good performance
just that the valve is easily torn
need to replace every month or less
each valve cost $8 to replace
if you wanted to buy 2nd pump,
i hav contacts
just let me know via email email@example.com
do hav a nice day ya!!
hope to hear from you soon