upset,hurt and confused -*updated on p1 for the last time!*

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Carolyn, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    I know how you feel, I was desperately determined to exclusively breastfeed. Aaron lost a lot of weight in the first couple of weeks and I was soooo disappointed to think I might have to give him formula, but now I am proud that he has never had any.

    Hope all is going well, you can do it! :hug:
     
  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    no, no dancing, i was too tired!!

    i did cry a bit though, relief i think!
     
  3. MissPolley

    MissPolley Mum of one

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    well glad to hwar its all sorted out :D
     
  4. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    updated original post:happydance:
     
  5. jenstar

    jenstar Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh happy for ya (and tbh a bit jealous too, still waiting for my supply to catch up with babe!!!!!)

    What tablets did you get, and how did you get them doctor or internet? My docs won't give me anything, I've heard of some stomach tablets that have a side effect of increasing milk supply but scared of just ordering them from some dodgy internet site seeing as I don't have anything wrong with my tummy...... sorry rambling!!!
     
  6. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    i've pm'd you:hug:
     
  7. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    that is fantastic!
     
  8. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    congrats hun. so pleased you and bubs are doing well :D
    x
     
  9. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    Aww fab update babe....stick to your guns:gun:....Mummy knows best:happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance:
     
  10. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    That's great news!! :D So happy for you :wohoo: x
     
  11. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Glad to hear you got some very good help and info from the HV!!! Good luck hun!
     
  12. MissPolley

    MissPolley Mum of one

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    aww thats fantastic news, how are u getting on with it now?
     
  13. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    i'm expressing when i can and oh tops her up when she's in her niggly time, when she doesn't feed properly from me. this has been a bit hit and miss to be honest, cos if she isn't settled then i can't pump with her screaming.

    her poos, omg, are muuuuuch bigger and more frequent which i have been told is a good sign!

    waiting to weigh her tomorrow with the new hv who has adopted me!

    she seems bigger!
    other hv...not heard from her...apathetic at best. negligent at worst?

    also going to a breast feeding support group in next village, with my hv knows nothing about! just because it's classed as in the next county!!! my mum found out about it!

    c x (keep your fingers crossed)
     
  14. cherylanne

    cherylanne Mum/first tri #2

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    I'm really pleased things are looking up.
    I'ts great that you are going to a group, you'll find you have a lot in common with the other mothers and most of you are going through the same experiences.

    I just wanted to say that when i saw Grace's pediatrician *sp* he said the chart HV's base weight on is a national average and anywhere on that chart be it bottom or top is "normal" if baby is off the chart then they should look into it. He said to take no notice of HV as they don't seem to realise this.

    You are doing everything perfectly and some babies just put on weight differently, Grace would seem to have put on no weight and then have a growth spurt. This is just how she is. Every baby is different and HV should understand this!

    Keep on doing what your doing she sounds perfectly happy and healthy to me hun xxx
     
  15. MissPolley

    MissPolley Mum of one

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    everything sounds like its normal huni, looks like sticking to your guns was the best thing to do in the end,

    little tip: if she is fussing, try to keep a smile on your face cause if u look worried then they are gonna get worried because of your facial expression,

    sounds odd but they really do calm down if u just put a big grin on ur face or try laughing, it makes them think, well if she is laughing then there isnt anything to worry about. at least thats wot i do with my friends babe anna, although some times it doesnt work, so dont be disheartened

    anyways hope the fam is wel xxx
     
  16. Ragirl

    Ragirl Mom of 2

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    Great news! I also wanted to reassure you- some babies (I think particularly girls, though I have no evidence to support this) are just smaller. My son put on 2 1/2 lbs his first 2 months. My daughter has put on barely 1. I took her to the doc, worried she might say I needed to start formula, but she said everything is fine, as long as my daughter is eating when hungry and thriving. She was also reassured because my daughter is "proportional." So even though she is only at the 25th% (according to formula fed charts), since both her height and weight are at the same %, she said "she's just tiny." My sis had this same problem with her daughter when she was born and that girl is healthy as can be- so don't worry! Sounds like things are on the up and up anyway:)
     
  17. Carolyn

    Carolyn Well-Known Member

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    ahhhh the old thriving chstnut...people said she wasn't.:cry: i thought she was:muaha:
     
  18. Ragirl

    Ragirl Mom of 2

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    Yeah, I guess they everyone has their own definition. But in my book, as long they are eating and pooping...they are thriving. Guess I have low standards...LOL!
     

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