672 days ago.
All milk glands removed i can not breastfeed....So anyone suggest the best bottles, Dr. brown are complicated, something simple....
832 days ago.
Hmmmm not really sure where to post this but my 11 week old has suffered from trapped wind since he was born. i had him on SMA bu that made him constipated so moved to Aptamil he stills struggles with wind but now he seems to have very loose stools which explode - i'm assuming with the wind - they seem to be a healthy colour but it never stays just in his nappy - is this the size i'm using? the poops are not watery just very soft - any one got similar probs - do my babies poops seem normal?????
892 days ago.
oh. well that's just fantastic. to realise this particular site is not used. should have figured. they hid it away from us as they want to promote breastfeeding. i won't waste my time then ........
892 days ago.
Shellyseamonkey - my cousin did that with her twins and it helped her alot. Whatever works hun! I think it's a little OTT to say punched in the face LOL I would have laffed at her inexperienced face for saying something so outrageous!!!! You are doing the best you can and if baby is showing you all is well, then you are doing a great job doing it. He/she will soon let you know if something's wrong...
892 days ago.
I've found s26 the worst formula, and like other ladies have said NAN is good. Having said that, this time round, I'm going to give Karicare a try, which I've heard is as good as NAN and frankly? It's now alot cheaper.
As for bottles, I want to stay using the glass ones we used for our daughter. But, I tried b/f and I struggled to bottle feed... I can't understand the lack of training when there is so much for breastfeeding!!!! SOOOOO unfair! FGS, if we could all do it, I'm sure we would, but for some, for whatever the reason, breastfeeding is just not possible. So where is the trainig? Any suggestions if I need to use a bottle for a newborn? I have no idea on that... thanks
934 days ago.
Hello all! I am registering for my baby shower and I was looking at bottles, I plan on breastfeeding but want bottles just in case i may have to use one. Do you have any recomendations on what brand of bottle to try that won't cause nipple confusion? I understand that I may have to try a few brands, but have what brand have you ladies tried that works best for your baby that is most like the breast and does not cause any nipple confusion :) thanks!
1016 days ago.
. At the moment I have been bottlefeeding my baby and I have noticed that he is getting very 'chucky' after every feed. I thought this was due to the formula but on further observation of Lachlan at feed times I have noticed that he is drinking really fast (especially to begin with) Now I am using the small flow teat possible...I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how I can help slow him down when he is feeding...just message my profile page...thx in advance
1201 days ago.
gypsey7 and jmercer, I'm glad to see others discussing the Podee bottle. I'm 23 weeks pregnant with triplets and had the same anxiety on how I would be able to feed all three at the same time. Another mother of triplets on facebook found me through MOST (organization for mother's of super twins) and recommended these bottles as well. I just purchased a few and put a bunch on my baby registry as well. Can't wait to give them a try!
1209 days ago.
omg gypsy thanks they are class i think i will be getting some lol can you use the system with different bottles as long as there the same size
1223 days ago.
I recently made a discovery of the PODEE hands-free baby bottles. This is the best product for twins or multiples. All I have to do is prepare the bottles place the babies on a boppy pillow and give them the bottle that kind of works like a pacifier with a tube that goes from the bottle to the nipple. You can take a look at it on www.podee.com I posted a pictures on my photos. I always had one crying baby while feeding the other one, but no more!! My babies are two months old and is working perfect for them, I thought I would pass on the information since it works great for me. The bottles don't leak. The only thing I changed was the nipple because I thought the one that came with the bottles was a little hard so I replaced it with a softer one. A pack of two is $16.99 at Babies R Us.
1227 days ago.
hi ive just found out am preg with twins and am really worried about the feeding bit do a stagger feeds of do it tandum anyone who's got twins all suggestins would be very welcome..
1304 days ago.
hchina - My son is 3months old and i just started formula feeding. I was using s26 gold and he always seemed fussy and wasnt really interested in feeding so he never really finished a bottle. At first i thought it was because i was breastfeeding and he just didnt want it but then i changed to NAN gold HA and omg he loved it from the minute he tasted it! he always finishes his bottle now and it really has made such a difference!!! It is easy for them to digest and i have heard it is the closest tasting formula to breast milk. Hope that helps but remember every baby is different :)
1371 days ago.
Hi ladies, can anyone suggest a good formula to supplement with? Im currently using S26 Gold but ive heard mixed reviews about it...what r u guys using?
1374 days ago.
shelly, i think you are not doing anything wrong with how you feed your babies, (as long as you always watch them when they eat and are doing ok), that is so innovative of you, some(often)times we(moms) use our instincts to protect and help our children grow healthy and happy, so hurray to you!
1375 days ago.
Shelley, I am a mum to twins and think that having 3 at once, let alone 3 and a toddler must be very very hard work. I would ignore your niece in law a bit, but talk to some other mums and get their ideas. There might be some better ways to do it. In New Zealand, you can get sachets of fruit or vegetable puree baby food with a twist off top that has a tube which the babies can suck like a straw. Mind you, we are talking very liquid like baby food here, but my twins loved those things and it made feeding much easier when we were out, as they would hold them themselves and suck out their meal. Yay! My babies were prem at 34 weeks, and so I started them on babyfood a bit later than the other babies in our antenatal group. Somewhere about 6-7 months... when they seemed to be ready for it. Babies take their own time with readiness for that kind of thing anyway, but add in being premature, and I think you can give them a bit of leeway. My boys are a year now and eating well, especially now they have a few more teeth, lol! Anyway, good luck!
1375 days ago.
alright im doing everything wrong with feeding as a mom of triplets and a 19 month old most of you cant blame me
but i prop bottles
anyways my question is
my babies were preemie but now there about the size of a 4 month old
when there 6 months
i cut a playtex nipple and put baby food in there, and let them suck it down
now.. is that a bad thng to do.. and horrible etc.? my niece in law who let me remind you doesnt have babies told me it was like punching my baby in the face doing that it was wrong and could strangel them
1411 days ago.
hey i was just wondering how the nipple flow thing works? like is slow flow for newborns till 3 months or when? My mom bought these organic baby bottles for me and all that they say on them is the nipple flow it doesnt say for what months they should be used for... so i was just curious?
1412 days ago.
ill try slowing him down tonight wish me luck...and he hardly burps and spits up, in fact he will scream if he knows he has to be burped...haha real little demanding man...thanx grls for your advice
1413 days ago.
My LO chugs his bottles too, well not so much now that he gets distracted by things. I always tried to stop him after every ounce or two (especially coz I still wanted to try to bf) and he would freak as well (impatient ones aren't they) I read somewhere that if they eat too quickly they don't realize when they're full.
1414 days ago.
Heather12- its so hard to slow bubs down...he is 6 weeks old and takes about 120ml formula every 3-4 hours. i give him what i can express which is betwwen 20ml and 60ml also each feed....if he doesnt get that much he just cries...its hard to know what to do. i try to slow him down by burping him but he makes a fuss. by feeding too much, it causes obesity later, is that the prob?
1414 days ago.
You can overfeed your babies. I had to pump my breastmilk and feed my baby for a year, well mostly. I nursed her for 6 weeks. And one of the things I read was to watch for over feeding because breastmilk has alot of fat in it and it could cause your baby to gain to much weight. Bottles have a faster flow that your breasts and babies tend to drink more out of bottles.
1415 days ago.
chloe:laiden-thankyou. i went to hv my midwife check on Alexs weigt....he has put on 540grams over 4 days!!!!wow!!! i am so happy bc his last check up he lost 280 grams over a week and was not well...im sooo happy and the nutrients are all good. my midwife wasnt upset that i swopped to formula. in fact it was necessary and what had to be done.
1415 days ago.
hey i know all the benfits of breastfeeding but what are babies missing out on mostly with formula? i read swhere that formula has vit d which breast doesnt.
1415 days ago.
chloe:laiden, thanx. yeah alex is a guzzler and i hv noticed his poo is as frequent and harder. he does seem to hv a little wind. i just hope the sudden chege he has had to make is ok. its so frustrating pumping for an hr to get 1oz..
1415 days ago.
hi ladies well i hv been struggling for 5 weeks with breastfeeding, gave it my all but after seeing bubs lose weight i hv converted to formula and am sooo thankful for it. i hv a question, my 5.5 week old is just guzzling down the formula, do you know if you can over feed with formula...