MW not coming until tomorrow now but we've had a couple of feeds with no posseting (as well as a mahoosive poosplosion) so feeling a bit happier about things. Also, thanks to whoever it was (Pidge I think) who suggested a muslin smelling of mummy in the moses basket. He's had two really decent naps in there today and fx he might sleep there for at least some of tonight.
Most the time my nipple is just a bit more pointy than usual does that still mean the latch is bad? They're talking about us going home Monday trying not to get too excited though. He had his first bf without a tube top up and only started stirring when I went down after three hours!
DS did a huge poo on me right after he was born (apparently because it was so fast). That was Monday and he hasn't had a poo since! The MW isn't worried but he seems a bit uncomfortable. I'm still feeding/holding all the time and it is getting quite tiring now!
Dd came in for about ten minutes the other day but the next day her cough returned full force! She's so sad she can't see him but hopefully it won't be long. She hasn't finished her antibiotics for her ear yet but I think that's pretty much cleared up. All I can smell is breast milk
Hello, I was on the antenatal thread back in the very beginning (namechanged from iss imma). Would love to rejoin for postnatal support and tales about our gorgeous babies. Ds2 was born 2 weeks ago (early as elcs). He sleeps by day and feeds by night. Breastfeeding going ok (tingly leaky boobs though). Am in shock as dc1 and I just couldn't do it, and very relieved. DH been on paternity leave so toddler care has been ok, and DM is coming up tomorrow - v lucky. Not really in pain, but struggle to manoeuvre myself and trying to take it v easy. Tbh, natural delivery recovery was harder! And a smug boast - I wore non-mat clothes yesterday .
Remembered to post on this board! Hope everyone's doing okay. We had a lovely day yesterday after an awful day on Wednesday - I think I cried for the entire day! (Or that's what it felt like!) It didn't matter that I knew it was the hormones, I was just so upset at everything. I coincided with my milk coming in more so at least I felt better yesterday as I wasn't crying non-stop AND had more milk! I was also so, so sore on Wednesday but yesterday (and today) I feel much better.
This breastfeeding business is challenging, isn't it?? I bet it was a man who decided to call it "natural" and not send the memo to our boobs or our babies. I have managed to express this morning - think I've got just over 50 ml - no idea if this is good or bad?! Going to be strict today and do it every 2 hours...try to build up a stock. Claudia is feeding better on the breast, but still isn't entirely satisfied I don't think.
We had a lovely and very helpful visit from the midwife yesterday (even though we had to do the horrible heel prick test) - she weighed Claudia and told us that she is doing really well and is now up to 3% of her birth weight so we're delighted with that. She also echoed what you said, Pidj and said the paediatrician should not have weighed her when he did as it was only Day 2. She was also that I was not offered any breastfeeding help or advice at the hospital, even though we were in for 2 days. She was very helpful though and helped me with positioning (you have to be quite forceful, dont you?) and I feel that Claudia is a little bit happier when feeding now.
Spotty You are doing amazingly well, it is fantastic how much you have managed to give Felix so far, but remember a happy Mum = a happy baby - you need to not be exhausted for when your wee man comes home! Which he will do very, very soon. By the way, did you get your heating fixed?
DS feeds every 2 hrs throughout the night and every 4 hrs throughout the day. Any tips on how to swap this? Or is it a waiting game? Co-sleeping as well, as he screams in his cot, despite it being a bedside one! Seems to need boob in his face to nod off. He also latches on well in the day, but fusses, cries and struggles in the night. You'd think nature would set their body clocks better!
Congratulation Rarely and welcome back . Lovely that bf is going so well and re the non-maternity clothes!
Spotty - great to hear that they're talking about Felix coming home. Will keep everything crossed for you.
Mw has just been - Nathaniel has put 5oz on!!! Tbh, think there might be a little bit of discrepancy between the scales as it seems a lot, but just so pleased esp given posset situation. He was also v brave for his heel prick.
Absolutely fine pidj. At our bf workshop they said you can drink about the same amount as if you were driving. I don't drive but can guess! They also said slightly more is prob fine but a hangover doesn't mix with a newborn!