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November 2022 babies Thread 5

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NotAdultingToday · 24/11/2022 04:20

1st - @Eryr22
2nd - @KDerbs @Kathno4
3rd - @Dontbeaneejit @SareBear87
4th - @Elle1709

5th - @readytoglowx
6th - @Bramblecrumble21 @1mel90
7th - @starflake
8th - @LittleJumpingBean
9th -@circe22 @TFMinx
10th - @ALittleBitofVitriol
11th - @amyrose223
12th-
13th- @CurlsnLipstick
14th- @Grgs @roobearbaby
15th - @KatieP8
16th -
17th - @Kez152
18th - @NotAdultingToday @cocobeau @FishyBaby @bubbano2 @WandaVon @Ccatalina @Beanniebaby22 @tigger2022

19th - @tb4122 @StrongUsernameHere @OtiMama

20th - @JanuaryBirthdays @Bubblegum20
21st -@GeorgieEm

22nd -@arianasky @smiles39
23rd -
24th - @CurlyNo2
25th - @sarahj878 @jordini @curlywurly10
26th - @dreamcatchmee
27th -
28th - @greenerfingers
29th - @teddy2806
30th - @rickandmorts

OP posts:
Eryr22 · 17/12/2022 09:34

Ooh and she almost always does a poop after being in the baby carrier. I think it's a combination of being upright and her belly pressing against mine!

Beanniebaby22 · 17/12/2022 12:00

@greenerfingers waking up in a puddle of leaked milk is a nightly experience for me 🀣 it’s doing my head in.

greenerfingers · 17/12/2022 17:56

Gosh I don't know how you cope! I just don't think I leak as I make just enough milk. With my first I thought I had a really bad supply as I never leaked or got engorged. He became a right chunk and was way over his percentile πŸ˜…, then I realised I just don't leak (what a waste on all the breast pads I'd bought). So it's a bit perplexing why it happened last night randomly especially when I wasn't even engorged or baby needing a feed. I wonder if it's the fenugreek causing weirdness.

ALittleBitofVitriol · 17/12/2022 19:50

πŸ˜„ @Beanniebaby22 I had that with my first, I ended up sleeping wrapped in a towel and on another towel (on top of the breastpads!) I remember sobbing because there was just so much it was overwhelming!

This time I've been trying to build my supply but I still randomly leak pretty regularly @greenerfingers! Weird. πŸ˜„ glad to hear the fenugreek is helping and your supply is picking up!

roobearbaby · 17/12/2022 20:48

I don't leak at all!

Baby is on day 2 of cluster feeding. He is 4 weeks and 5 days. Please tell me it ends

rickandmorts · 17/12/2022 21:16

Yes I've got massive leaky boobs! I was walking round this morning naked after a shower because they were too sore to have a towel round them and they were just pouring constant stream of milk 😳. Not enjoying life right now, I've got a blocked duct on my left boob so that's really sore. And my episiotomy stitches have burst open and got infected so I'm on antibiotics and in so much pain constantly 😭 so hoping they kick in soon! This postpartum period is fucking brutal, everything hurts πŸ˜ͺ

greenerfingers · 17/12/2022 21:31

Oh gosh I'm so sorry to hear that @rickandmorts. If you have an electric toothbrush you could turn it on and put it on the blocked duct the wrong way round, so the brush head is facing away from your skin. And I hope the stitches heal quickly! Im sure you've probably checked already but some antibiotics can't be taken while breastfeeding so need the mum to pump and dump while on them.

I'm just feeling more myself now at 3 weeks and still felt wretched at 2 weeks. I'm not totally healed but no longer in pain and able to move so sending you some positive vibes.

Eryr22 · 17/12/2022 23:22

Oh bless you @rickandmorts that all sounds horrendous πŸ™ I don't think how hard all of these postpartum problems are gets talked about enough! I found them much harder than the last few weeks of pregnancy

You probably know this already but when I was on antibiotics for the same thing (albeit a tear, not an episiotomy) they gave my little one oral thrush so look out for that! I then ended up getting nipple thrush which was very sore!

OtiMama · 18/12/2022 21:32

Hope everyone is OK. @rickandmorts sorry you are having a hard time, the postpartum stage can be so tough and isn't talked about enough. Make sure you gently massage that blocked duct. I found it particularly helpful to do it in the shower and putting the shower head on it. I also have a nature bond to take some of the excess milk off. I had one a week ago and it was so painful.

I also leak, I wish i could just get my boob out and feed but i have to put a muslin inside my bra and a bib on baby to catch any leaks as well as wearing pads all the time.

tb4122 · 19/12/2022 06:42

Rough night here... have been awake since 2:30am when I took over DS from DP as he'll only sleep on us tonight. He's usually fairly good at going down in the cot after some settling but he wasn't having any of it last night. He didn't nap very well yesterday afternoon and evening and there was some very upset crying that we don't normally have, so I don't know if it was over tiredness. He slept on DP for 2.5 hours then on me for another 2.5 hours after a feed but still wouldn't settle so I wouldn't have thought over tiredness would still be at play then. I eventually got him down in the cot at 5am but he was unsettled and farting loads so maybe it's gas? He's been really farty the last few days but I can't think of anything unusual that I've eaten to potentially cause him upset.

I don't know, I just want to help my poor boy be more comfortable (and ideally get some sleep too).

Elle1709 · 19/12/2022 09:35

@tb4122 I had a rough night too, baby was awake from midnight, wouldn't settle also from gas. I kept picking her out and trying to settle her then place her back in the crib, but she would cry as soon as i put her down. She seemed to be really uncomfortable farting and crying. I wish there was something I could do to help with the wind, I feel like I've tried everything and I'm exhausted!! I really hope it gets better, its my first so I've no idea what to expect.

tb4122 · 19/12/2022 09:57

@Elle1709 it's rough isn't it? My little one did sleep, it's just that he'd only do it lying on my chest and so I laid awake to make sure I didn't hurt him.

I haven't tried anything yet for the gas, not sure whether gripe water, dentinox, infacol is likely to help- would be interested in anyone's experiences of these.

Tried bicycle legs, tummy time, tummy massage and lots of attempts at winding. The gas does get passed eventually, hence the farting, but I guess before it does it causes him discomfort.

Laneymoo · 19/12/2022 11:11

My LO used to get very upset every time she had wind or was trying to do a poo. My PHN recommended Colief drops and it was like magic, worked instantly. She doesn't get distressed now the way she used to every time.

tb4122 · 19/12/2022 11:59

@Laneymoo Colief are the lactase enzyme drops aren't they? I'll have a look at those, he's getting quite a lot of milk I think and refluxes a fair bit so maybe he is struggling to digest it all.

OtiMama · 19/12/2022 14:12

Sounds like our day and night end of last week. We have been using Infacol and it works well to get burps up although he is still grunting and crying if he needs a poo every couple of days. I feel like he must be due one today. Last time it was a poonami overnight, joy! It's at 5am Felix seems to need a cuddle, I find it hard to stay awake.

Hope you all get some sleep soon. We have got into a routine here which has helped. Although my husband is sleeping on the sofa, but his choice. I can imagine its not that bad actually.

I think during the day I noticed the last couple of days when Felix starts going mad and crying its because he needs to be held tight and settled down for a nap. A firm shhh also seems to help him do this.

tb4122 · 19/12/2022 15:04

@OtiMama I think I might get some infacol tomorrow, Colief seems almost impossible to administer correctly if you're exclusively breastfeeding.

DS is still pooping several times a day but doesn't necessarily seem very uncomfortable before doing so, not every time anyway. He's been more grunty in general the last week or so but last night and today just seems uncomfortable in general. He normally feeds and falls asleep and can then be popped down for a nap but today he is falling asleep and then waking crying about 5 minutes later.

I'm just sad for him being uncomfortable (and a little sad for me as I'm knackered!).

Laneymoo · 19/12/2022 18:20

@tb4122 yeah that's them, they help the babas digest the milk until their systems develop a bit. I'm FF so it's very simple to add to the bottles but I have heard its a nightmare if you're EBF so Infacol may be better for you.

CurlyNo2 · 19/12/2022 18:52

We use Colief.

We started off on Infacol and it caused baby to become bunged up, which then caused a lot of upset and screaming with the discomfort.

Colief helped a lot and baby has a poop 4-5 times a day now and passes lots of farts.

Its not a miracle cure but certainly helped.

tb4122 · 19/12/2022 19:10

I think I'm going to try Infacol first, just because I can't fathom how I would administer Colief as baby is EBF, but will definitely look out for signs of him getting bunged up as that will not help us...

rickandmorts · 19/12/2022 22:29

Thanks so much for the tips everyone, really helpful. Yes triple checked the antibiotics were safe for bf but I have seen on Google that oral/ nipple thrush is more likely so I'm shitting myself about that, my poor nipples can't take anymore πŸ™ˆ I've got DD some newborn probiotic powder so I've been sprinkling that on to my nipple before feeding like a sherbert dib dab πŸ˜‚. And I've got some for myself to take. I'm just really upset it's been nearly 2 weeks now and I'm still practically housebound with pain, thought I'd have bounced back by now and be walking the dogs/ doing the horses 😒

tb4122 · 20/12/2022 05:56

@rickandmorts I have quite often had a little cry about not being back to daily walking and doing the horses too. Admittedly not because of physical things at this point (although for the first two weeks it was) but just because I feel I can't organise everything well enough to just pop out and do the horses or go out for a walk. Then I went to the supermarket with the baby, saw a friend and she said "wow, you're out of the house after only three weeks, well done!"

It's such early days, and I think we're putting a lot of pressure on ourselves to be "normal" after a massive thing happened to us. We will get there x

greenerfingers · 20/12/2022 08:59

I second that @tb4122, I was frustrated at 2 weeks I was still in pain but hobbled along to a shopping centre to get a few bits and to keep myself from baby blues and everyone commented how they couldn't believe I was out. Even yesterday I did the shop with both and baby is 3 weeks. The amount of comments from friends with babies similar ages made me realise maybe I'm wanting to go back to my normal routine faster than is normal. Rest as much as possible as it does catch up later.

OtiMama · 20/12/2022 20:47

Interesting I didn't know Infacol can bung them up, my first baby pooed nearly every feed where as this one is every few days. Maybe that is why. Following my post saying he was due a poo yesterday he did about 4 in a row, most of that after I removed the nappy!

@tb4122 infacol is deffo easy to administer with ebf baby. I agree its annoying how many of the concoctions that can help aren't easy if you breast feed.

With my first I wasn't walking properly for over a month, it's so hard to adjust when in your head pre birth you think you can't wait to have your body back and get out and it's not realistic for everyone. You will get there and be in more of a routine soon and staying at home won't be forever.

Nervousdave · 20/12/2022 23:45

Hi ladies and babies!
Haven't been on here since August, I was about 3 threads behind, as I've only really been on the Facebook group πŸ™ˆ. Baby girl came on 4th November by emergency c, and so far hates sleep and loves milk x

Laneymoo · 21/12/2022 16:15

Hi @Nervousdave my LO is 6 weeks now and has become much fussier over the last week or so. Not sleeping as much during the day and much harder to settle at night. Anyone any words of comfort?!

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