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lmx0 Thu 30-Aug-18 17:22:20

Anyone else feel they are getting 0 support in their breastfeeding journey? Im a FTM and my lg is 1 month old bf for me hasn't been easy although hv and midwives have said she is showing signs of feeding well im still struggling (she keeps coming on and off and can be fussy) although it is improving and im currently waiting for the support group to be on again (wasnt on this week due to bank holiday) my lg has been cluster feeding more so this week and has been unsettled but all i get is give her a bottle your clearly not giving her enough from both my MIL and DH now i am combi feeding she gets 2 bottles a day to top her up which i am happy with my choice but i just feel no one is supporting me and its making feel very lonely

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SnuggyBuggy Thu 30-Aug-18 17:38:10

Have you had her weighed yet? If she has gained weight she is getting enough.

SnuggyBuggy Thu 30-Aug-18 17:39:07

Ugh posted too soon

You could always look at gradually reducing the formula if it's what you wish

InDubiousBattle Thu 30-Aug-18 17:40:08

Have you tried LLL and nct bf help lines?

CommonFishDiseases Thu 30-Aug-18 17:46:36

Yes as PP said try ringing LLL/ABM helplines if you want to chat to someone positive and def get to a BF group asap. It is very tough if everyone around you is discouraging. Get some BF friends who can be encouraging, or join a Facebook BF support group? Stay focused on your goal e.g. to do 6 months/1 year/2 years. Keep going you can do it flowers

lmx0 Thu 30-Aug-18 18:01:53

Yes she was weighed last week and was 8lb8oz she was 7lb14oz when she was born but lost 8% im happy enough with giving her the 2 bottles and bf the rest of the time think ill look them up and give them a ring as the support group isnt on until week after next thank you ladies

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DitchingTheDye Fri 31-Aug-18 16:20:20

How are you getting on today OP? Are there any other classes nearby for mums and babies? For example Daisy or baby sensory/massage. You will always find bfing mummies there. What area are you in? Have you joined any Facebook support groups?

lmx0 Fri 31-Aug-18 17:33:29

Today has been good there is a mums & tots group near me and a baby sensory group in the local library so i might try them next week was kind of waiting till the schools went back as i know some groups tend be off when schools are off yes i found a couple of groups on fb and ive done some research online for tips im in northern ireland

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bedtimestories Fri 31-Aug-18 17:37:53

My little one use to cluster feed for a week I had little support from family so I feel your pain. It gets easierthanks

DitchingTheDye Fri 31-Aug-18 18:00:16

The breastfeeding in Northern Ireland group Facebook group is fab!

lmx0 Fri 31-Aug-18 18:14:35

Must look it up thanks @DitchingTheDye @bedtimestories its really hard isn't it i really can see why it isnt for everyone

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