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November 2012 - babies are here at last

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StuntNun Thu 04-Oct-12 12:42:24

This is the post-natal club for graduates of the November 2012 intake.

StuntNun Thu 04-Oct-12 12:47:53

The latest ante-natal thread is here:

TheDetective Thu 04-Oct-12 22:11:40

See you in a month or so ladies ;) Eeeek!

LittleLolly Fri 05-Oct-12 09:55:35

Ohhh please let me sign in here very soon!!

YellowWellies Fri 05-Oct-12 11:02:05

I'd like to be on here in early November please - good luck to the new Mummies xxx

ShellyBobbs Fri 05-Oct-12 12:10:29

I'd like to be here exactly 2 weeks after having my WC jab. If I ever get it smile

ValiumQueen Sun 07-Oct-12 18:40:21

Like shelley says, but I have had my jag. Due for section 25/10, but may be too poorley to update for a day or three.

Catbag Tue 09-Oct-12 21:01:42

Any time now would be good grin

Evilwater Wed 10-Oct-12 23:10:19

Hello all.
Anyone else trying to get the hang of breast feeding?
And trying to get, Used to thier new born?

My son (day5) is still yellow but has but on 66 grams!

Evilwater Wed 10-Oct-12 23:25:26

Here is a link for breast feeding problems.


TheDetective Wed 10-Oct-12 23:35:17

What problems are you having Evil? X

Evilwater Thu 11-Oct-12 00:21:05

He's chewing my nipples to death! and Bit them several times, and drawn blood.

My latch is good but he wriggles around, and then gets in the right place.

Evilwater Thu 11-Oct-12 00:24:06

*wrong place.
My poor nipples have been flattened and turned white on several occasions.

Evilwater Thu 11-Oct-12 04:28:09

DP and I have decided to pump my milk into a bottle.
So far these past five days i have hand expressed, pretty much all the feeds. All this pain, and frustration for me and my son isn't good. It upsets me, when he flings his head around, and his arms are waving. I do get a good latch but because he is so frustrated he wiggles, and pushes me away.


TiAAAAARGHo Thu 11-Oct-12 04:40:51

have you got a local La Leche that your could call?

StuntNun Thu 11-Oct-12 06:52:17

Evil has anyone suggested nipple shields? They would give your nipples a break but you could feed him without having to express. It will get easier, remember it's still early days yet.

Evilwater Thu 11-Oct-12 09:30:47

Stunt- only my DP thought about it. I've pumped four feeds now, and my son is more relaxed.

Does it really matter how the milk is delivered? As long as its the breast milk?

Iheartpasties Thu 11-Oct-12 09:44:03

I know someone who pumped and fed her LO for more than 6 months. I really doesnt matter how you do it Evil, however it can be a more effort to pump and sterilise etc etc. I used nipple shields sometimes but the HV advised against it. I did loads of pumping for about 4 months.

Go with whatever works best for you, it can be hard, so dont beat yourself up!!

YellowWellies Fri 12-Oct-12 10:28:00

Evil it sounds like you're doing amazingly. As you say - it doesn't matter whether it is delivered by bottle or breast - you are giving him the good stuff. Well done xxxx

YellowWellies Fri 12-Oct-12 11:45:53

Just a thought, has the health visitor checked to make sure Nick doesn't have a tongue or lip tie? My wee niece fussed and struggled to hold a good latch and it turned out to be that. The health visitor can get it sorted super quick - it's just a quick snip.

YellowWellies Fri 12-Oct-12 22:03:04

Also was it you who had to have forceps Evil hon? Was chatting to my sis and she suggested that if that was the case, forceps deliveries (and ventouse) can give them a head ache which makes the suckling from the breast very difficult for a week or so (whereas suckling from the bottle is less work and so hurts their sore heads less!). Keep trying xxx

Evilwater Sat 13-Oct-12 14:52:05

Yellow- he had a ventouse, It would explain a lot.


DonnaDoon Sun 14-Oct-12 04:58:03

Hello Evil Im here Congratulations to you on the birth of your son Nick, I had my little daughter on the 7th she was 6lb 9oz and I was 36+3. I am breastfeeding too this is my 4th child and I just wanted to say that it bloody hurts , Im 1 week in and my nipples are cracked and sore where she hasnt latched properly or just chewed whatever....but they do harden and then soften IYSWIM you and your son will be pros in no what Im saying is hang on in there, this is when most probably chuck the towel in, but breast feeding is a hugely rewarding experience and worth the slog at first.....So well done you....God I dont know if that big ramble makes sense Im so tired....tired but blissfully happy smile

DonnaDoon Sun 14-Oct-12 05:01:58

PS Dont feel bad if you do decide to quit I did after 10 days for my first son and stuck it out longer for the 2nd and 3rd children whats right and happy for you and yours.

Evilwater Sun 14-Oct-12 09:45:20

I'm pumping it into a bottle, we are finding it so much better. Nick and I less stressed, and he is taking loads more milk this way. My nipples are still healing after four days pumping.

I'm getting the medula pump on Monday, as I've pretty much knackered the one I have, plus I am going to get RSI.


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