thread: not a birth story... but something just as big (long)

  1. #19
    Registered User

    Jan 2007

    You know you rock right? You knew that after expressing for TWELVE mths with X and now this with your gorgeous girl?? I hope you realise how inspiring you are hun and congrats, such a massive achievement and isn't it true how no 2 bubs are the same!!

  2. #20

    Mar 2004

    WTG!!!! What a fabulous effort!!

  3. #21
    Registered User

    Sep 2006

    You are amazing...............

  4. #22
    Registered User

    May 2008
    where the V8's roar

    what a beautiful journey and I wish you well and lot's of continued success. I got happy tears when I read about your expressing 8 ml

  5. #23

    Jul 2009
    Out North, Vic

    Hun your doing an AMAZING job, let it be known i think your an inspiration... keep up that fighting spirit, YOU WILL SUCCEED!

  6. #24
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    Oct 2007

    aaww thank you all so much. Your lovely comments all made me cry tears of joy . My LC on hearing of our VERY successful day is just over the moon. I am currently doing the second of my "2 pumps a day because you're using a shield"... NOT because I need the milk to feed DD! I have 350ml sitting the fridge, it can sit there a little longer

    Fleur - thank you. You've been there, you know.

    And um... aww gosh just... thanks.

  7. #25
    Registered User

    Aug 2008

    You Are The Best Thing In The World EVER!

    OMG, that is so awesome. I am so so so happy for you and little A. I'm even having a little cry - not that it takes much these days!

  8. #26
    Registered User

    Aug 2007

    Oh belfie, you have made my cry too! What an amazing and inspirational story!!!

    I am cheering so hard for you and your family! WELL DONE! And cheers to the future, onwards and upwards.

  9. #27
    Registered User

    Nov 2005
    Sunshine Coast

    Well done. I followed your EE story from afar & admired your determination and you've shown it again.

  10. #28
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2008

    Well done both of you!

  11. #29
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2006

    That is so awesome Congrats!!! Your story is so similar to mine, GD and top up in scn, trouble with nipples (one mainly) and ds1 was oin formula fulltime at 7/8weeks. While I didnt have the flat nipples one of my nipples is apparently slighty harder than the other making it hard for a newborn to attach, it was only with ds2 that an lc picked this up, no one b4 that picked it up with either of my boys so this led to using a nipple shield which we ditched at about 5weeks old. I fed ds2 for a bit over 14 months and it wa amazing! I so believe you will get there and believe me the nipple issues etc become pretty much non existant after a little while as babies get just a little older and get to really understand you get food from the breast. Wishing you an amazing and long breastfeeding journey, goode on you so far and standing ovation for you with your expressing efforts with your first!

  12. #30
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    Mar 2008
    Waterloo, Merseyside, UK

    woo hoo!!!! fantastic news huni. well done and i hope you have a long bf journey and your DD is absolutely beautiful x

  13. #31

    Oct 2008

    Fabulous work Belfie, you're amazing xxxxx

  14. #32
    Registered User

    Mar 2008
    North Northcote


  15. #33
    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    Out of my mind. Back in five minutes...

    Another one in tears. Well done. Totally inspirational!!!! xo

  16. #34
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    Oct 2007

    It's been 36 hours since Annika had a syringe feed. Everything since then has been 100% pure boobie! I cannot believe how well she is going!!

    And at the GP today when asked if she was having bottle or breast... so happy to say breast!

    I do have a question - re using nipple shields with flat nipples. I do find the first 10-15 seconds are EXCRUCIATINGLY painful. I assume this is as the nipple is drawn up & out. My LC also thinks it's because the tissues behind the nipple aren't used to being stretched. Once the nipple is drawn out, then we're fine and getting less sore each feed. Plus the nipples are looking awesome after the feeds, they're actually looking so good and well drawn out (never have they looked so big!) that I want to take a picture of them . So I guess I was wondering if the extreme pain at the start of the feed is typical or whether there is anything I can do to minimise it?

  17. #35
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006

    That's fantastic news!
    I guess if the pain stops after a bit then it's ok. Hopefully this will ease as your nipples adjust.

  18. #36
    Registered User

    Apr 2009
    in the garden

    Oh my gosh that's awesome!!

    I would think if it's getting less painful with every feed that's a good thing. Did your nipples get that drawn out when you were expressing? Did it hurt then? Maybe it's just because she would be drawing it out quickly....

    (I have to add, every time I read this thread I get all teary & lumpy-throat. I am SO. SO happy for you. And as always in awe of your determination, persistence & strength )