Should I limit bf as doc advised?

(20 Posts)
SirBoobAlot Thu 07-Mar-13 12:57:06

Doctor is talking bollocks. Ignore ignore ignore. Keep doing what you're doing smile Worth getting latch rechecked, or encouraging the let down yourself before you put baby on the breast to limit the gulping.

I would look at your own diet, cut out certain things for a few days and see if that lessen's her wind.

Changeforthebetter makes a good point. It's called biological nursing if you want to google for more info and I loved it as baby and I could doze together all laid back. Happy memories smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 07-Mar-13 11:55:07

Like the others have said, I wouldn't limit feeding, why would you want a hungry miserable baby? I would however though get Lo checked for tongue tie, it might be the cause of the wind.

changeforthebetter Thu 07-Mar-13 06:37:19

boob not book angry and epic strikethrough fail grin

changeforthebetter Thu 07-Mar-13 06:36:13

try feeding in a semi reclined position. gravity slows things down. baby is on top of your book IYSWIM. I used to be a bf peer supporter and it worked for lots of mums. imvho the baby whisperer is a bag o shite of limited use to the bf mum. that's speaking as a mum not a bf worker.

. limiting feeding is a lousy idea that often mucks up supply.
idiot doctor angry
sorry for errors on phone smile smile

Yes, fast letdown would cause a bit of gulping. Glad the infacol is working, it seems to be hit or miss, but is fab when it works.
Keep up the good work!

Angielka Tue 05-Mar-13 07:23:23

Thank you all so much. Sounds like we're all on the same wavelength and I will happily ignore the advice smile

vvviola must be a Belgian thing - that's where I am too.

cakes really interesting info about the other things in milk. My latch was checked and I was told it was ok, but I think I have quite fast letdown so a bit of gulping does go on at the beginning of feeds. We've started infacol and it seems to help bring up big belches now after feeding grin

Thanks again ladies!

Bunbaker Tue 05-Mar-13 06:38:53

DD suffered from wind, but it was a direct result of what I ate in my case so I had to cut back on the "windy" foods.

You're lucky your baby is thriving so well. DD was a small baby and stayed on the 2nd centile for ages.

vvviola Tue 05-Mar-13 06:37:03

I got that advice in Belgium too - just after the paed checked her BMI (repeatedly, as though that would make the figures change).

I just ignored it and she soon settled down into quicker feeds with longer gaps.

She was also 4.1 kg at birth which totally astounded the midwives grin

Nicolaeus Tue 05-Mar-13 06:26:09

I was told to limit bf too. DS wasfeeding for 15 mins every hour and I was told that wascontributing to his reflux.

Probably true buy a year later we discovered his stomach wasnt emptying as quickly as iy should so physically he could only eat a little bit - so wanted to eat often IYSWIM.

Im glad I followed what DS wanted otherwise I would have been starving him cos even when I spaced out feeds he didnt eat a lot.

Ps-if baby is very windy then it might be worth checking your latch as baby may be taking in extra air when they feed. If this needs correcting (and it may not, it's just a thought) then it might have the added benefit of speeding up feeds anyway!

Good luck

Limiting feeding will mess up your supply. Please ignore this 'advice'. Follow your instincts, it sounds like you're doing fabulously.

Plus sometimes babies get other things they need from milk, like a gut relaxing hormone that eases colic, even when they don't need the nutrition. They will then sick up the extra, so if you think they need to suckle trust your instincts.
smile

Nancy54 Tue 05-Mar-13 06:11:01

Oops sorry baby playing with phone!

I was just gonna say I always offered the boob when they cried in the early days

Nancy54 Tue 05-Mar-13 06:09:49

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Nancy54 Tue 05-Mar-13 06:09:41

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Meringue33 Tue 05-Mar-13 05:56:23

Sounds like utter bollocks to me. I have occasionally been guilty of over feeding I think eg if LO is crying, I think it's hunger so feed, he boaks everywhere, turns out he wasn't hungry just tired. However I'm sure you'd know the difference. There is a table in the Baby Whisperer book that outlines different types of cry. Tbh if she is still rooting (or still attached to the boob and sucking away) then she is still hungry and I agree would be nuts to take her off).

Nancy54 Tue 05-Mar-13 05:51:54

Was given similar advice that was meant to say!

Nancy54 Tue 05-Mar-13 05:50:44

Hey angie, im in France and was gobent simulât advixe for one of my twins who was windy and wanted to feed all the time. I ended up ignoring it because I couldn't stop her feeding if she wanted to feed. Just seemed wrong! Also I don't really see the logic behind the advice but maybe I am missing something! I say just feed as much as for how long as she wants! (I am no expert thou)

Angielka Tue 05-Mar-13 04:45:55

DD2 is almost 7 wks, ebf and a big girl (4.5kg at birth - think that's about 10 lbs and now up to 6ish kg/13lbs). After some bf problems to begin with and weight loss that had the mws following her progress quite closely (I expressed and bottle fed ebf for about ten days untl she got the hang of it) she is now feeding well about 8 times per day for about 45 mins per feed.
At her check up (I'm not in UK) the paed said she was now putting weight on so well and suffering a bit from wind that I should limit her feeding to 30 mins at a time. I can't help thinking this goes against my instinct that she'll feed as much as she needs and stopping her after a particular amount of time will only mess up fore/hind milk and leave her unsatisfied. She's a sucky baby and won't take a dummy but will accept a finger to suck on if she's not hungry but wanting a sleep. Has anyone else been given this kind of advice? I thought bf babies couldn't overfeed!

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