I've tried a Dummy, didn't help much but also didn't seem to make a difference with O latching on. Plus he's been fine with going from bottle to breast too.
I've just started struggling with BF again, my boobs seem to be agony (not on top of nipple but in like the nipple tissue) and the latch is excrutiating right now. Also O's been having a formula feed every night or so because he's just SO hungry all the time, I can't keep up. I tried expressing but this seemed to make the pain worse and also with the amount he feeds anyway I felt like I was bf or expressing pretty much continually.
Wine you have my sympathies too, O is rubbish at night and for some reason is getting worse. He cluster feeds all evening until about 1am and then from then on is just feeding, crying, not settling at all in bed (only place is on us) and then wants feeding again, then crying, not settling etc, all night. I think OH had him until about 3am, then I took over having had a couple of hours sleep. He's sleeping peacefully today and still feeding loads I just don't know what to do???
Megan won't take a dummy at all (although I wish she would!) everytime I try her with 1 she sucks for a couple of seconds and then spits it out. She would much rather suck her thumb or my boob.
She slept 7 hours last night but I was up with my eldest who was poorly and now she's been cluster feeding all day.
I did manage to get a nap in between 3 and 5pm where hubby gave her a bottle of breast milk but I'm still exhausted.
I hope it doesn't continue all night.
Have any of you breastfeeding ladies had an alcoholic drink yet? It's my birthday next week and I was hoping to maybe have just 1 or 2 drinks as I haven't drunk in almost a year but I'm worried about breastfeeding.
I've also heard that alcohol can affect let down.
Eve it's my right breast too...it's agony! I was dreading the latest feed because it was on the right it's properly toe curling!!
I asked my mw about alcohol and she said it was fine in moderation I've not had a drink yet but only because I've been too tired and I know it'll just give me a headache. I think it takes 5 hours to get into your milk so bear that in mind and maybe express or bottle feed for that later feed?
i do find doing a different position on the right each time helps a little as then the pain is kinda spread out and not all in 1 place iykwim so ill lie for one , cradle hold for next , rugby hold for next .. im hoping it toughens up soon !
Yep I'm feeding Lennie with my right nipple now and it does honestly make me crInge tOO.
Ley, I had a glass of wine last Sunday and I made sure I had it after I had fed Lennie so I knew I'd have 4 hours till he fed again. I read it takes one hour for a unit tO leave body.
If I was drinking more I would express for his feeds and as said pump and dumP on urself.
Well I went to the doctors Friday due to nOt having a Poo and was prescribed laxatives which doc told me today to have 4 sachets a day until I have a movement. Which was today. But it looks like the laxatives are still working my system because now I have go e to the other extreme and have diarrhoea. Really bad. I'm scared of going to bed cos I think I will mess it. X
hey ladies...sorry your all in pain with breastfeeding, hope it gets better with time for you all...im ff but mason seems to be bringing most of his feeds back over the past few days. maybe he has a bit of an upset tummy...but he is still have wet and dirty nappies so not too worried x
How are you all doing?? Talk about exhausted!!! I forgot about how tired you are with a newborn! I thought it wouldnt be this bad Oh well... makes it a little harder cause i cant nap with him when he goes down cause i still got Layla to deal with.... but luckily today they both went down for naps at the same time so i got a hour and a half to nap with them... better than nothing but wish i got more...
Well we are now bottle and breast feeding here... i am expressing what i can and putting it into bottles for him but he wont drink just my milk so i am having to mix it half half with formula... which is fine with me.... as long as he is drinking...
Is anyone else bubba feeding every hour and a half.... MAX 2 hours!!! He is such a pogger!!! talk about demand feeding.. that is all he wants to do is feed...
Plus he is thrush in his mouth so he is on some drops to help clear that up as well.. poor little man
Layla keeps going up to him and telling me it is a "tute bubby" lol Super cute.. but she is starting to get a little rough with him poking him etc lol.. oh the joys of it all i guess
mummy to be I was the same I had bottles with breast milk and formula but now I'm just going to use formula.
Jakob is really good with him when we watch him - gies him kisses and cuddles and strokes his face going 'awww' lol but when we look away he starts poking him or puts toys on his face or starts bouncing his bouncy chair really hard etc
I'm also missing being able to 'sleep when baby sleeps' I did that with my first and I was never tired lol but now obviously I can't!
Last night was amazing.. It got to 12.30 and I gOt upset thinking it was going to be a repeat of the night before where he didn't settle till 4am so OH took him downstairs so I could get some sleep and the next thing I know I woke up this morning and when I had fallen asleep he had taken the Moses basket and slept downstairs with him all night!!! He's back at work tomorrow so I really appreciated it!!!!!!!!
A bit nervous about coping on my own after today lol xxx
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