So frustrated...

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  1. codex

    codex Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies...

    I just need to vent a bit. I am so frustrated with BF'ing right now. DD is feeding every hour almost and I am not getting any rest or time to do anything at all. She feeds for such a short period of time 10-15 mins and then usually will not take any more no matter what I try (and I have tried it all).

    On top of that my nipples hurt. Her latch is good (had a public health nurse check)

    Please tell me this is normal? I am starting to wonder if she is not getting enough nutrients from me etc. She has lots of wet diapers and poops though.
     
  2. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Totally normal honey - I'd say you are in the 2 week growth spurt.

    She's getting everything she needs - dont let the doubts creep in!!! If she's weeing and pooing then everything is just peachy!!

    You will feel a bit chained to the chair for a few days, possibly less if you're lucky BUT it's absolutely necessary as it will increase your supply to match her needs - the more she feeds the more you'll produce and the next growth spurt wont be as bad for you.

    Hang in there honey - you are doing an AMAZING job already and come here to ask, rant and get the support you need - it's not easy BUT it is totally normal.

    :hug: Well done - I'm very proud of you. :D
     
  3. codex

    codex Well-Known Member

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    Thank-you for your encouragement :D It's good to know it's normal.

    Any suggestions on the sore nipples?
     
  4. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    Totally normal hun. Like MM said, it is a growth spurt and they can be rought. Luckily they dont' last forever.

    For the soreness. After she de-latches, express just a bit of milk and rub that around your nipple and let it airdry. You can also use a lanolin balm, Lansinoh is great. Also, when you shower just rinse the nipple off, you do not need to wash it. I found that sudsing up just made my nipples crack, which is the only time I had cracking.

    You are doing great hun!
     
  5. happy&healthy

    happy&healthy Ada's Mom

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    Same thing happened to me at 2 weeks and 6 weeks.
     
  6. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Strap yourself in around 12 wks too I believe - although I have to say if Hebe has had or does have growth spurts since 6 weeks, I really dont notice them in terms of being a tough time for feeding anymore :D
     
  7. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    The one that got to me was around 9 months. Man, he was nursing all the freaking time, I could not get enough to eat and it seemed to last a long time!
     
  8. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    sounds like the 10th day demanding stage where as MM says they're puttin on a growth spurt and want to feed all the time. It does end you'll be glad to know. Keep on with it, you've done so well to get this far :hugs:
     
  9. codex

    codex Well-Known Member

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    It must have been the growth spurt :D She is back to 2 hours which is better then 1. I had her weighed today. When she left the hospital she was 6lbs 12oz and today she was 7lbs 6oz and had grown a 1/4 inch already. I guess I am doing something right.
     
  10. wishing4ababy

    wishing4ababy mummy of 3 gorgeous LO's!

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    well done hun. :hugs: that is some weight gain - little one is obviously getting everyting she needs from you. My little one was having the 2 week growth spurt also a couple of days ago and it felt like he was feeding constantly for 3 days. Back to every 4 hours now - thank the lord!!!! xx
     
  11. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Well done girls!!! You survived!!! :happydance:

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