• ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    raiche6258: Unfortunately if your baby wont finish a bottle of pumped milk then you have to throw it out. Maybe you could split the amount into 2 or 3 bottles and offer one first, if that is finished offer the 2nd bottle and if not you dont have to throw as much out. It would mean more washing up of bottles etc but less work pumping. You could…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Lizzie’ I think Bri is right. If you have to feed another baby a bottle you will have to stop to do it.
    Breastfeeding is usually quicker anyway. If you have the convenience of working from home then you should keep up the breastfeeding. Im sure she would still need at least 2 feeds throughout that time. You could always express instead but that…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Oh and she will only take 2 feeds per day and one through the night. I know thats not enough as she wa feeding 3 hourly with a one morning feed she dropped. She has rice ceral, yoghurt, banana, fresh veges( finger food as she wont eat mashed) and fruit sticks or cheese sticks through the day so is that normal as she is getting so much other food??…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Emerson has bitten me about 15 times. Never realkly rally hard but when i say no and raise my voice she just laughs at me. No matter what i do she thinks my reaction is funny. So i just put it away as she obviously has no interest and next time if she doesnt want to eat i dont keep it out there for her to bite on. Her newest thing ( she is 7…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks Bri. I enjoy giving her my breastmilk but she is 1 in 2 weeks and i will be relieved to be able to stop pumping! I think i will anyway 😉
    If im pumping how do i wean to whole milk. Half or should i give her a sippy with milk? I dont want to cut back the pumping till i know she can havwe the whole milk with no issues.

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I think i have decided to stop breastfeeding. Emerson is 9 months old and i just keep having so many problems… My nipples still have 2 cuts which hurt like hell when she latches on. The past few days she has been teething so she hardly feeds from me so i have been having to express and give formula. Well last night i was engorged to pumped…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    tiffsept15: Happy Easter. I have always had formula on hand to use to suppliment if i needed to. Takes all the stress out of freezing and milk going yuck and especially if you dont have time to pump enough. Totally sucks to throw out all your milk though. Bris milk doesnt freeze either so maybe yours doesnt too and has to be fresh?

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I just caught up on everyone posts. Down under we are in night time when you guys have daytime… I think it is amusing how passionate people get about breastmilk versus formula. I personally think formula is fantastic as it has been a backup when ive had supply issues and just couldnt feed my baby. I also was uneducated so i was unable to feed…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I havent been on here for a while and just wanted to see if Bri had her baby… Congratulations!!! Another little boy for you. So glad feeding is going well.
    A little update — i was acvcepted into University last night to a bachelor of nursing & midwifery!!! So in a few years i will be delivering babies and monitoring pregnant mums and ill be…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    DulcianasMom: For the 1st 9 weeks my daughter took an hour to feed each time then all of a sudden she went to literally 5 minutes a side and it stayed that way. They can be very good at draining you in a very short time. I wouldnt be worried. If your little one is content and comes off when your empty she knows what she is doing. Having a fast…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    armymom: I have thought the same thing every time i have had a problem that maybe it is time to stop. If your going to stop then the best advice i could offer is to make the decision to stop when your not having any problems and then do it slowly. Drop feeds one at a time. I made a ash decision a week ago that i now regret. As soon as the mastitis…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    In Australia we are advised to have no alcohol at all while pregnant and breastfeeding. I guess it is different everywhere. The strips sound like a good idea though.

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    For the mums with babys having slow weight gain i would recommend checking their length. I was so concerned with my little girls weight that i couldnt work out why she was feeding well and not gaining a lot until someone one here told me to check her length and she had grown like 7cm!
    So dont get hung up on weight and keep an eye on how long they…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Oh and i also get jealous of all the mums who have never had to suppliment with formula. It would be nice to not need that backup. But im sure if you needed it you would use it.

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    angelag3girls : Thanks. I used the Lansinoh cream and it was almost better but then i stopped and the bottom split again… It depends on how she latches to how much it hurts… The normal way she latches hurt like hell. She is so big now its not like i can point her chin to the lump either!
    She is just refusing to nurse from me most of the time…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    blackpearl: I was also in a lot of nipple pain. It is totally normal for the first few weeks until bub leanrs to feed correctly and your nipples get used to the human vacuum on the other end. I thought i would never have pain free feeding and here we are at almost 6 months and i dont feel a thing. It will happen sooner than 6 months though – my…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    Its mastitis. Nothing can even brush past my breast n that side! Ive got antibiotics now and it looks liike someone has splashed red wine on me.. IIt is blocked and she wont feed from it so ill just pump until its unblocked and give her formula… I know 9 months is good but i still feel sad… Hubby is rapt to get his ‘girls’ back.

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    angelag3girls : Thanks. I have been feeding her in her room where it is quiet and dark and its not making any difference. Once she decides she won t feed then there is nothing i can do to change her mind. She refuses to eat lying down with me as well. The thing is she wont latch on at all. Its about 2-3 feeds a day. We are going to the beach for 2…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    I think its really sad that Motilium isnt available in the US. It is awesome for increasing milk supply and there are no side effects. I do notice i get headaches sometimes but if i increase my water intake they go away so this could be form breastfeeding, hormonal or the tablets.. not sure.
    I take it 3 times a day and now have no supply issues…[Read more]

  • ozbaby replied to the topic Breastfeeding in the forum Babies Forum 3 years, 6 months ago

    kebler98: Im tired just from reading about your day! I cant imagine how you do it and to be breastfeeding on top of it! Well done. I am just looking for work now ( Emerson is 10 months) and i am not looking forward to having to leave her and all the work involved in being out of the house. I think your doing an awesome job to be doing such long…[Read more]

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