• dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    My six day old baby has been having a breastmilk feeding frenzy for the past 4 days. She barely sleeps unless in my arms, though she did give us a few good hours the night before last. Other than that, her thing is to feed for either long or short periods before falling asleep on the breast, then waking within 10 minutes of being put in her…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Styx – I’m in 1 month forum and EBF, so there’s at least 5 of us but I suspect many more. I just didn’t want to feed into that conversation as there is so much judgement attached to it and some people find breastfeeding so traumatic, or can’t for some reason, I didn’t want to make anyone feel bad. It’s a shame that some health professionals seem…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Ladies – Thanks so much for your reassurances re the constant nursing of new babe and also for the tips re flat nipples. The shells and latch aids sound good – I’ll see if I can find some. I like the analogy that this nursing/sleep deprived stage is a bit like labour in the scheme of things. And it is true it’s good for bonding (and watching…[Read more]

  • Hi to all in this forum. I am new here and clearly not alone in the older-mums-to-be club. I am 39 and 29 weeks preg with our first child, a darling bouncing kicking daughter. She is due 8 April, just a week before my 40th birthday. Hadn’t exactly planned to be a Mum later in life but that’s how long it took to meet the right guy and for him to be…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi to all in this forum. I am new here and clearly not alone in the older-mums-to-be club. I am 39 and 29 weeks preg with our first child, a darling bouncing kicking daughter. She is due 8 April, just a week before my 40th birthday. Hadn’t exactly planned to be a Mum later in life but that’s how long it took to meet the right guy and for him to be…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks for your suggestions, ladies. Bouza, we have introduced a small serve of vegetables each day because we wanted to be ‘baby led’, as much as we could in this regard. All babies are different and ours made it abundantly clear she wanted what we were having. It’s not about weaning. She drinks just as much breastmilk and will continue to get…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Ladies – My little one is 4 months and 3 weeks old, breastfed but with one small meal of vegetables and cereal each day. She suffers severe separation anxiety. No one other than me, usually not even her dad, can hold her without her crying (screaming and choking on her sobs). As of last night my husband and I are embarking on a plan for him to…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Well done seuban – It sounds like you are doing an amazing job. I find it tough enough with lots of support from my DH, so to hear all you are doing, essentially alone, plus working, is extremely impressive. Your man has no right to criticise!

  • dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks for your suggestions, ladies. Bouza, we have introduced a small serve of vegetables each day because we wanted to be ‘baby led’, as much as we could in this regard. All babies are different and ours made it abundantly clear she wanted what we were having. It’s not about weaning. She drinks just as much breastmilk and will continue to get…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of Trying To ConceiveTrying to Conceive Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi to all in this forum. I am new here and clearly not alone in the older-mums-to-be club. I am 39 and 29 weeks preg with our first child, a darling bouncing kicking daughter. She is due 8 April, just a week before my 40th birthday. Hadn’t exactly planned to be a Mum later in life but that’s how long it took to meet the right guy and for him to be…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of PregnantPregnancy Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Ladies – Thanks so much for your reassurances re the constant nursing of new babe and also for the tips re flat nipples. The shells and latch aids sound good – I’ll see if I can find some. I like the analogy that this nursing/sleep deprived stage is a bit like labour in the scheme of things. And it is true it’s good for bonding (and watching…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic in the forum Group logo of PregnantPregnancy Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    My six day old baby has been having a breastmilk feeding frenzy for the past 4 days. She barely sleeps unless in my arms, though she did give us a few good hours the night before last. Other than that, her thing is to feed for either long or short periods before falling asleep on the breast, then waking within 10 minutes of being put in her…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Bri, katjak7 and phatbaby57 – Thanks so much for your wonderful advice and info re blocked ducts and mastitis. Thank goodness – though I don’t want to talk too soon – it looks like it’s now cleared. I did get baby girl to keep feeding from it and alternated her position so her chin was facing towards the clog. I also applied hot washers, massaged…[Read more]

  • dollybird replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 7 months ago

    Okay, my left breast is in excruciating pain. For a few days now whenever my 8 day old daughter attaches it has felt like razor blades for a very short while, but then it feels fine. But as of this afternoon, the whole left side of that breast is hard like a rock and engorged to all the way beneath my left arm. It really hurts all over. There is a…[Read more]