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TIKTOK! You around? Your help requested...

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Habbibu Wed 03-Sep-08 20:39:20

cvq having a rough time here and could use some bf advice, I think.

Habbibu Wed 03-Sep-08 20:47:18

Bump - can people keep this bumped, please? Thanks

tiktok Wed 03-Sep-08 20:52:41

Will try to help - would be best if she posted here and I could read what's up. Can she do this?

Habbibu Wed 03-Sep-08 20:55:41

have pointed her here, tiktok, thanks

needsupport Wed 03-Sep-08 20:57:21

hello.habbibu said you might be able to help me?

Habbibu Wed 03-Sep-08 21:31:52

bump for when tiktok returns!

BouncingTurtle Wed 03-Sep-08 21:40:00


dewmeadow Wed 03-Sep-08 22:02:41


needsupport Wed 03-Sep-08 22:03:17

oh well.another day maybe
thankyou anyway

tiktok Wed 03-Sep-08 23:36:41

I am lost - is cvq the same person as need support?

If so....I can't help without knowing what the situation is, sorry!

needsupport - let me know a bit more, thanks

BabiesEverywhere Thu 04-Sep-08 08:29:37

Yes, 'cvq' is the same person as 'need support'

Bump so CVQ/NeedSupport can post her query

Habbibu Thu 04-Sep-08 08:40:35

Oh, sorry, tiktok - that's my fault. Keep forgetting that people aren't psychic!

tiktok Thu 04-Sep-08 09:36:23


I am away for a couple of days from lunchtime today with intermittent computer access, so if she posts later and I don't answer, that's why.

needsupport Thu 04-Sep-08 11:06:59

js been headbanging me when hes starts off ok then after a few minutes he starts the hv said my milk could be slowing up so ive been trying to express when i can to get it sorted.he gets in a bit of a tizz.when hes haeadbanging me his mouth is open and hes doing it against my nipple.

tiktok Thu 04-Sep-08 11:24:09

How old is your baby, needsupport?

I can't think why expressing would help with this, though....why did the HV suggest it?

How often is he feeding? Do you use both side (or more) at each feed? Is he growing well and thriving?

needsupport Thu 04-Sep-08 11:31:07

hes 9 months and my hv said if it was slowing up expressing would help kick start things and build it up again?

hes feeding about 4/5 times during the day and were down to twice during the night now

i was feeding on just one side per feed but i was told i should swap him over half way through so im doing that now.

hes on 3 meals a day so eats ok

tiktok Thu 04-Sep-08 12:07:17

I see, thanks!

If there is any suggestion your milk is reducing (and 6-7 feeds a day at nine months should be's when the feeds are less frequent that milk supply decreases) then simply feeding more often is far better (and usually easier) than expressing at increasing the supply. Use at least both sides per session, waiting for the baby to give the 'cue' he wants to swap, by observing him slow down and lose interest (or in your case, head butting...?) . Some babies want a bit of a rest in the middle of the feed, and then perk up again. Sometimes, head-butting babies are 'asking' to be taken off the breast for a few minutes to burp, wriggle or chat

Hope this helps a bit. I'm aware I don't know your full story. Calling one of the bf lines will help you, too, as you can talk properly then.

needsupport Thu 04-Sep-08 19:54:26

thankyou tiktok.he only started doing this yesterday and always came off himself up till now so cant really understand him starting this now.

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