This is a discussion on how do you breastfeed calm n steadily?? within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; I didn't have a sling then. Baby was carried and i was covered with the Godsend nursing shawl from BabySafe ...
I didn't have a sling then. Baby was carried and i was covered with the Godsend nursing shawl from BabySafe while doing some banking.. and shopping at Vivocity.. Hehee.. sure your hubby will say that. My hubs was practically rolling his eyes each time someone new came in to ask or to assist. He literally laughed when two trainee lactation nurses came in to demonstrate (supposedly) complete with a baby doll and all. LOL! The staff nurse on that shift shoo-ed them away and said this patient doesn't need assistance with breastfeeding so can cross out oredi (name on the list to follow up). Upon reporting to the head lactation consultant, the cute lady came down and patted my arm asking if i would be interested to share my experience at her next sitting at the hospital the next day. Hubs chipped in, "Alas... we are going to discharge tomorrow." Both of us laughed our socks off but i firmly reminded him, i cannot laugh so hard ok. Pain pain.
A friend shared this with me so just to share~
can I ask if you ladies know how many nipple holes you think you have by the milk you express? I mean you look at your nipple sometimes when you express right? My first time hearing about nipple holes opening yesterday. I googled and found out women van have 15-20 holes each nipple. That many? I dont't feel like or look like I have that many.
also if your baby is hungry you offer breast. How about if your baby just comfort suck? Do you offer dummy or breast too? Cos I read felicity's link and it says to give dummy. I give boob for both hungry and comfort.
that many? I think i have 3-4 cos during letdown can see milk squint out.
I read somewhere that dummy should only use at night or as the ultimate weapon. Haha.. So i only offer dummy at night esp.when shes cranky n colicky. I feel that she does need to learn to suckle on a dummy, so next time when you want to bring him out n when hes fussy, you can give him dummy ibstead of breast. Haha
Actually I give boob too cos she rejects dummy, plus she always have vigorous tongue action, not like just lips moving moving only...
Ermmm difficult to see how many holes cos when pumping some squirt out some flow out... I guess some of the "pipelines" have better flow than others so depends on the ducts also. I also read/heard usually half of the holes won't really give milk anyway.. When I squeeze or pump I estimate probably about 4 or 5 or 6 lol really not sure
My CF lady kept saying if he takes the dummy it would be easier for her and me, but deep inside I am happy he doesnt! He has to get used to dummy, mummy and bottle teat, not easy! Anyway he rejects the dummy atm and would gag...so CF lady always comes back to me to latch him on even for comfort and settling him down to zzz...she says he needs to smell mummy.
Good that I am normal cos I only see a few drops coming out as I pump so I dont think there are so many holes.
Sigh, been pumping for 14 days already how come still only can pump 10 or 15 or 20ml the most each session.
Msck, seems like you dont need baby to stimulate your milk to come in, I think naturally some women just have milk coming in even with using the pump. I pump and latch on and still the volumes are so pathetic and my breasts are still sore though larger. I just dont know how i can get more supply coming. They always say demand and supply but my baby and pump have already been demanding demanding and yet the supply is so slow to pick up. Sianz....
The lactation consultant told me it can take 6 weeks to establish supply. I am at week 2, hoping for a miracle.
Actually my baby only stop rejecting dummy on her 2nd month. Before that she refuses too, then the cl kept knocking on the door asking me to feed her. Kept complaining that baby did not sleep at night. Blah blah blah. Very annoyed. that was one reason why i did not enjoy breastfeeding n pump out exclusively in the first month. (n i changed the cl on 10th day).
Larger breasts mean got chance to have milk!! dont give up . 10ml better than 0ml!!!=) my mom did not bf me n my siblings. She said she had no milk too... Plus she was kind of working from home, being stressed will reduce milk supply. Not enough rest. Not enough water also.
you got use hot towel to massage? In the first one month, i was soooooooooo diligent. Wipe my boobs with warm/hot towels (so besides taking the funnels, i take hot boiled water with water bottle, pour into a small bucket n wash towel), massage, then pump. Every day. Every pump. Now that i think back.... Vert impressed by myself. Haha...
Yes I started using hot towel these few days ESP at night, cos its so comfy n I can feel a bit let down with the hot towel. But I never massage, just put hot towel on breasts. Maybe I should. Aso wipe breasts n nipples to keep them clean cos I got a milk blister few days ago. Every evening bring whole BFg basket into bedroom every morning bring out basket...
my cf lady is very good though she says that take dummy is good. She cooks well n takes care of baby well too. I really am happy to have her around. She's like my mum haha.. But she doesn't do most housework though but I am not complaining.
i did what you did also alot of hardwork, but worth. i recall i tried all methods i know of.
my supply take almost 2 months to be more an stable, so give yrself more time
Can you define takes two months to become stable? Do you mean to increase? Or just to stay same volume?
Is it normal to pump out only 20ml per session now at two weeks???
Hi all mummies, on the week 2, I also pumped out around 20ml in total. Very pathetic but I didn't give up, tried fenugreek and papaya soup but it only increase to 50ml total now in 4th week.. Still very pathetic. But I will still try to exclusively pump. I only latch on occasionally when my baby want to comfort latch..
my boobs suddenly not as engorged. and I worry my supply has dropped. dont know if it is a good thing cos it was really engorged and i think i am over producing milk. then lately cos baby only feed on one breast per feed, so each breast is emptied only after about 6 hours. i feel like pumping to maintain supply but then i also scared if i start to pump, may over produce again.
Anyone knows when is a good time to start storing milk and when is a good time to intro bott so that baby will not get nipple confusion and will accept bott?
linl1n84, your output is based on 3 hourly pump? hang on there and rest well. I think rest also plays a part in producing milk.
i am not sure if i have mentioned in which thread but I think that one of the reasons why i had prob with supply for my first son was becos my boobs did not increase in size during preg. and they were not big even after i gave birth. by right, the number of mammary glands in the boobs should increase but then for some women, did not increase, so supply will be affected as boobs cannot produce/store more milk due to the small network in the boobs. so, i took this supplement which contains goat rue + fenugreek and other supplement (it's motherluv's more milk plus special blend) Goat's rue supposedly helps to increase the mammary glands. then, after taking the supplement, my boobs did increase in size and my supply came and i over produced. then cos the network is already established from first preg, my milk came and i over produced again for my second child now. perhaps, if you have same prob as me, may want to consider taking goat's rue?
Rachelling, Pre preg my bra siZe is 34b now I am wearing nursing bra of 38b and normal bra of 36c. Not much increase in boobs size, but I can see boobs become bigger.. I am trying malunggay tea today, if no result prob will try motherlove milk plus. But I read online goat rue has side effect, do you happen to feel any side effect after taking it?
Rachelleling, i started storing in 2nd week onwards. Scared suddenly no milk, baby has no mill to drink. It's quite wastw money since i used 3"bags a day to keep in freezer... But i dont want to pour away my 'blood n tears'. So when theres excess, i give away. Very risk averse. that time engorged, i was thinking- lucky i.have enough milk stored if my boobs have to stop working.
Stable means constant. But that one only after 1-2mths. So you still.got chance!!
you have the link to the online shop?
What side effects? Tell me. Is it from goats?
I'm pumping now n usually I will also do compression while pumping.. When compressing can see more milk squirting out from more outlets... I can see like at least 4-5 holes on the top half, bottom half can't see... So I'm sure it's more than just 4-5 holes only on each nipple
This is the one I was taking to increase my supply. More Milk Special Blend Capsules | Motherlove Herbal Company I bot it from amazon and it took about 3-5 days for it to arrive, depending on the shipping mode you taking. I heard shop in paragon selling baby stuff also sells this but i m not sure which one
Actually i did not know goat's rue has side effect until you mentioned, lin. went to read up, it can cause nausea, low blood sugar. for me, i did not get those effects. but bcos i was having gestational diabetics, so mayb the rue really helped to reduce my blood sugar. But i suppose in the supplement, cos it is mixed with other herbs, should be ok. I have 2 other colleagues also taking the supplement and they also did not complain of side effects. So i guess it;s up to your comfort level whether you are ok to try this.
for my 2 colleagues, they took it when their babies were bigger like 4 - 5 mths. their supply dropped when they went back to work. One colleague said that her supply maintained and did not dropped further when she took the supplement, the other said her supply went up a little. So I suppose, really lucky suay. works for one may not work as well for another.