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November 2012 - More group hugs and moral support please

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StuntNun Fri 08-Feb-13 23:19:17
PetiteRaleuse Fri 08-Feb-13 23:35:20

Marking place smile

kirrinIsland Fri 08-Feb-13 23:47:17

Marking place

ChunkyChicken Fri 08-Feb-13 23:59:14

Me too. Too tired to be witty...

PurplePidjin Sat 09-Feb-13 00:57:09

brew <yawn>

rowingdowntheriver Sat 09-Feb-13 04:52:15

Marking place!

fruitpastilles Sat 09-Feb-13 05:15:51

Typical, I'm wide awake and S is still fast asleep sad

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Sat 09-Feb-13 06:20:29

Morning!

Catbag Sat 09-Feb-13 07:02:08

Now then <<massive yawn>>

zcos Sat 09-Feb-13 07:51:38

I'm confused why to people mark place when you can watch and thread has only just started!

Pikz Sat 09-Feb-13 07:54:48

Morning cockers...

PetiteRaleuse Sat 09-Feb-13 07:58:11

So it goes into your threads I'm on zcos so you don't have to look for it when the old trhead runs out.

Tat's why I do it anyway.

PetiteRaleuse Sat 09-Feb-13 07:58:53

I don't use the watching thing. It's just another place for stuff to hide smile

ChunkyChicken Sat 09-Feb-13 08:09:07

Ditto PR - zcos it means on my fone I just click I'm on & can catch up. I don't tend to do much 'watching' or surfing of active threads unless its the wee small hrs...

Elizadoesdolittle Sat 09-Feb-13 08:50:37

Same here, goes into threads I'm on. Don't use watching etc on phone.

StuntNun Sat 09-Feb-13 08:51:03

I'm curious as to how many of us are still exclusively breastfeeding. We're still going strong despite the occasional temptation, usually in the wee small hours during a growth spurt. I'm not sure when I will introduce formula, it was as four months with DS1 and DS2 as that's when I started weaning, although DS2 was very resistant to the bottle. If we're supposed to start weaning at six months now then I don't know when would be the best time ignores DM trying to feed banana to my 12-week-old baby.

ChunkyChicken Sat 09-Feb-13 09:02:48

I'm still ebf although have a single carton of c&g on standby if/when the expressed feeds aren't enough if I've left him.

Going out today & leaving 1 full feed of frozen ebm and whatever I can express when feeding him next, so if that's not enough, the carton is there. I'd rather he had formula than scream until I got home.

I didn't introduce formula properly for DD until I had to stop feeding at 9mths. Luckily she was a any-milk-any-bottle type of girl, otherwise stopping feeding one night & being on the bottle permanently the next would have been really hard.

I have no plans to go to formula tbh. I'll keep going, all being well, until he can be weaned onto cows milk.

PurplePidjin Sat 09-Feb-13 09:18:16

I am, Stunt, but then I've had a pretty easy time of it in that respect. I'm aiming for 6 months, possibly a year if i don't have to get a job...

.... another new thread?! How many is that now? Our babies are only aprox 12 weeks old grin

I'm feeling a little better this morning, I tend to go down during the day though so we shall see how I am this afternoon.

Another through night for J, although I'm expecting the 4 month regression so I'm enjoying the 10-6 nights we're currently getting.

I'm not sure it is PND that I have, I have always been a worry wart and it just seem to be exaggerated at the moment. My current biggest thing is DP going back to work, I can handle the work and him not being here but the hours he will be working and the distance will mean him being gone from about 5am until 8-9pm everyday, he's going to miss J growing up and I'm going to suddenly be fully responsible for 3 kids without any help. Its really quite upsetting me but unfortunately that's life, he needs to go where the work is.

J had a great time in the duck bath (as you saw) he loves and bath and he does have a swanky Fisher Price aqua center one but I saw the duck one and it was only a tenner so we thought it would be a laugh.

I think we're attempting the cinema today if they let J in, I'm not sure what the policy is at cinema for babes in arms.

I'm still ebfing, mainly because I'm lazy and it's easier for me to just whop a boob out for him than faff with bottles, he doesn't feed often and I'm not hurting anymore.

They say 6 months but the baby rice and porridge in the supermarkets etc are from 4 months, how confusing is that for parents?!

I was saying to DP though that I have a habit of 'sharing' food when feeding babies so when we start to wean I'm probably going to use breast milk for main feeds then make up and food requiring milk with formula because I don't fancy a mouthful of something made up with my own produce!

ChunkyChicken Sat 09-Feb-13 09:37:02

It is indeed confusing Tits because the government make the recommendations on (reasonably) recent studies etc but companies are out to make money. I wasn't able to express much with DD so I used formula at first but they do say you can use cows milk in cooking.

Well I can't imagine weaning before 6 months (lazy thing that I am!) all the time he's content on the boob I'll leave it at that. smile

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sat 09-Feb-13 10:15:27

Still EBF here too stunt, I fed dd1 until she was 8 months. I found she was physically too big to feed comfortably by then and she was only having two milk feeds a day, morning and before bed. It was just easier to switch to formula. I weaned dd1 on to food at 6 months, she took to it really easily at that age and was on three meals a day by 7 months, dropping her day milk feeds.

Brockle Sat 09-Feb-13 10:19:34

Still Ebf and will until I start back ay work when he's 8 months. Then he will just have formula when I am out at work well that is the plan smile

will take his lead on the weaning front. DS2 was five months when I started weaning so we shall see.

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