This is a discussion on Question on breast feeding within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; my baby is 7 day old today, and my milk supply have already come in, i have lot of milk ...
my baby is 7 day old today, and my milk supply have already come in, i have lot of milk even after latching my baby gal.
Can i know that cos i am using avent VIA cup it can take 180 ML of milk, can i mix different batch of milk together??
so inanother word, i put infridge when same temperature then mix together right??
Yes... Cool down the 2nd batch first before mixing with first batch.
Try to gently shake/stir the 2nd batch container to mix the oils together with the milk before pouring into the first batch. The oil is the good stuff.
what other mummies say above is correct. to add on, why cannot mix EBM of different temperatures together is bcos the warmer EBM will 'contaminate' the chilled EBM and give room for bacteria activity to start if the two EBMs of different temperatures are mixed together.
Can i ask how you mummy store EBM? cos i am having lot of supply.
another one is after i express out the milk, breast feed abit pain, is it normal?
I think your nipples need a while to firm up. I guess the word is sore instead of pain?
Try to adjust your pump to a suction that is not too strong. Otherwise it would make your nipples more sore.
I store either in breastmilk bags or the small Avent bottles with a cap.
For me, i use milk trays to freeze them in 1 oz bars and then put them in the freezer. Some mummies use milk bags, glass bottles, or via cups.
when i first started using breast pump, i felt pain cuz i had turned the suction on too high. after i adjusted i no longer feel pain
it not nipple sore it really pain at the breast area...
Is it engorgement? Did your breast still feel hard after feedng? Or it might b blocked ducts? Try to apply hot compress to relieve the pain. For storage like adelynn I also using milk trays then I store them using lansinoh milk bags
my Baby now is 13 day old and i have alot of milk supply when i pump out manually, can see see 3-4 duct have milk flowing out very fast.
when i latch my gal on she will onli suck for 10 min then she will stop and did not empty the breast fully.
is it ok for my gal to suck for onli 10 min?
and she will not burp most of the time no matter how hard i tried. she sometime will vomit out milk and her stomach gt lot of wind, have already given her grip water, what else i can do?
newborns at that age have limited stomach capacity to take in milk. does your gal cry after the 10 min of nursing? if she looks satisfied, then it probably means her latch is correct and she is already full for the time being, until she needs the next feed in 1 to 2 hours time. if she cries after the 10min and wants to suckle again, it might mean that the latch is not all correct, which is affecting the amt of milkflow or speed of milkflow to her and causing her to 'give up suckling' after 10 mins.
also give yourself some time for the milk supple to stabilise. pump out the excess after each nursing to avoid engorgement.
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
you mean yr gal will suckle for 10 min and then fall asleep?
yr gal is still very very young. some newborns tend to quite sleepy. but unless they are jaundiced (jaundiced babies tend to be sleepier), falling asleep at the breast while nursing could also be a sign that somehow the milk is not reaching them as fast enough to sustain their interest and attention. hence they droop off to sleep, lulled by the warmth and smell of their mothers. milkflow could be affected by the latch position. you could thus be experiencing a lot a lot of milk cos the milk is not being efficiently cleared by your gal. try to keep her awake by stroking her cheek or ear. use breast compression while nursing to aid in faster milkflow.
Tandem nursing 31mo Korkor and 10mo Didi!
hmm...then shouldnt be milk flow problem but just that your baby gal is already full. dont worry too much. just monitor her daily poos and pees, as well as overall weight gain. if she poos 3-5 times and pees 6-10 times a day, and she doubles her weight by 3 months old, then she's doing fine. => you might be one of the few moms who are blessed with abundant milk supply, so it's a happy situation. =)
since yesterday baby drinking pattern change again, it change to 5minute every 1 hour, and she will vomit out milk once to twice a day for the past 3 day..... it really alot when she vomit out, it like two big mouthfull
Did you let your pediatrician know about this? Sounds like bad reflux to me....My baby didn't have this problem, so I dont't really have first-hand experience on how to deal with it. But I know a girlfriend whose baby had similar experience took her baby for baby massages and apparently it helped. Perhaps other mummies with similar experiences in their babies can advise you better.
Does the regurgitated milk smell sourish or has curds (like tao huey)? If yes, it could be reflux. If no, your baby could be overfed.
Anyway, if you bring her to see a pediatrician, if the vomit happens during burping, it is not counted. Only if the vomitting occurs an hr after feeds and in those quantities, then it is usually a cause for concern.
My son has mild reflux. It's at its worst at 4 mths and 5 mths. He outgrew it somewhat by 8 mths.
Even after regurgitating, if your baby is still producing 6-8 wet diapers a day and gaining weight, it should be ok.
i dont know where to post this question.
i stopped breastfeeding at 6 weeks as i'm back to work and i always feel horrible (weak) after breastfeeding. now my boy is already 10 weeks, possible to restart breastfeeding as my milk supply has already stopped?
i have an question as i am total breast feed my gal, i was thinking when i go back to work after my maternity leave my mother in law will be taking care of my gal, as i express out the milk and freeze into milk bar, if my mother in law want to bring my gal out how can she bring the milk out??
Cos i dont dont intend to give my gal any forumal milk.