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    alittlegrubi - My DD has been said to be tongue-tied too..but the MW wasnt positive on it..so im getting a second opinion. The MW did give me two people to be reffered to to get it cut..but im not sire if its via laser or what..



    Ive been coping really well! DD seems to have gotten herself into a routine, which is really good for me coz i dont stress so much. She is starting to look at DP and I more often now, and follows us with her eyes too. Im really proud about that!
    I thought my bleeding had stopped, i was almost jumping for joy, but it went MIA for a day and decided to come back but my tear hasnt been stinging lately, and a bit itchy at times..which is good coz that means its healing, yay

    Im sorry, i havent really read much of the replies since i last came in, too much to catch up on, but i hope everyone is going okay and coping okay!

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    I'm with you on the Nestles, Nelle. I only boycott one place (KFC) but I have seriously considered it with Nestle. I also had a stressful EAster trying to find ethical chocolate. Coles only had one eithical brand and I ended up buying from various health food shops and paying a ridiculous amount of money for the day.

    BFing still canes me when he first gets on and the let down comes and he sucks harder. OUCHYwawa. Like a bunch of needles in my breast for a good 20 seconds. I had nipple bruising but no blisters; he does have a feed blister though, which fell off yesterday so he grew a new one .

    I have really considered a dummy for Cian because he is such a sucky baby but I don't want to mess with my supply or his latch. When is the safest time to introduce dummies? I know some of you already have, how is the milk supply? Apparently their urge to suck is directly related to how much milk they are trying to bring in (ie, constant feeding in these first two months), so I do worry. But at the same time, when he is trying to get to sleep, he gets frantic to suck and I put him on and then all is well - until I get a let down, which he doesn't want. He seems to just want the sucking comfort. He then gets all upset because he has to swallow more milk (even though it's on the "empty" breast) and gets bloated, etc yahda yahda yahda. Anyone have this problem? I have taken a friend's advice and I bounce on the fitball with him and he eventually falls asleep but it can take a while sometimes, esp when he would prefer to suck.

    To think I was "anti-dummy"! But like you all say, babies take the lead and the best laid plans go awol...

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    janine- MJ will *sometimes* take a dummy. not often. i have a great supply though but i do take fenugreek everyday. my midwife recomended it cause it also help give bubs something that prevents with the sniffles. foe thefirst 3 weeks i ddnt use the dummy at all cause i was worried about attachment but as i havent had any bf prob at all i figured why not. plus i lie the fact that it can reduce the risk of sids

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    Tell me about the sniffles, Bea. Is it the fenugreek that helps or the dummy (brain death, I can't understand simple sentences at the moment)? Ci has a problem that neither my doc nor the ABA woman had heard of. Milk shoots back up into his sinuses, which is different to the newborn "snuffles", this is really bad, making it hard for him to breathe. Sometimes he has to take a big mouth breath and it freaks the poor sod out. It wakes him at night, so not only am I waking for feeds but to sit him up to attempt to get the milk back down again. I was sleeping on the recliner in the lounge for ages but my back nearly left home so I've taken him back to bed and we both incline on some pillows. It is as good as the recliner and better than a baby bed inclined (tried that). He seems to need to be totally upright to clear it, unlike the reflux DD had, which a cot slightly inclined seemed to fix.

    It's a type of reflux, I'm assuming. I know he'll grow out of it but it's driving me bonkers at the moment. It's the only thing that upsets him so I'm really annoyed about it. But no one can help me, they don't know what it is. The aba woman told me to see an ear/nose/throat specialist, but I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that. Dealing with reflux is usually stopping the burn or the vomiting, he has no vomiting at all. Whether or not he has burning is unknown, I think he does though because he will cry before I hear the milk in his sinuses. At first I thought it was a cold as it sounds so much like one and it shot out of his nose but it's gone on long enough now that I don't think it's a cold.

    Anyone with a previous child used a dummy, how was the long term effect on supply? I know there can be other problems but I'm hoping by just using it in the wee psychotic hours it might help him get to sleep when he just wants to sleep and my let down keeps waking him with milk - without making it a daytime or cure-all thing.

    I'm wondering if his reflux issue is why he freaks out on the breast. Can anyone relate to the baby crying and pulling off and going back on and off and on and off and seeming to want to feed or suck and then getting frantic and then getting angry with the breast? That's also happening, it happened with DD, too.

    Sorry for all the probing, and thanks for any help.

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    The fenugreek helps with the sniffles.

    sorry wasnt really clear in my last message was typing one handed.

    Not sure about long term use with a dummie as i didnt bf my other two so they had dummies

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    EarthenMy DS had silent reflux, no vomiting, I took him to a naturopath and oestopath. Gave him Lifestart - acidopholus(probably spelt wrong) and had his back manipulated and he was much better by 4mths it was completely gone and we only had to have 3 visits to the oestopath 4 to 6 weeks apart.
    The lactation consultant told me DS was using me as a dummy - on, off BF.... use your little finger in the roof of his mouth, if he pulls away crying he wants a feed if not he is after comfort.

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    Nelle & Janine - I'm with you two on the Nestle thing. We even bought different formula (backup only) because we didn't want to buy the Nestle one - even though that's what he had in Neo-Natal...

    Liam has a lot of snuffles with his cleft palate.. I'm wondering if the fenugreek will help him too? Worth a shot!

    to everyone.. must dash. Lots to do today!

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    Hi everyone

    Thanks to Nessa and Nelle, I'm trying to relax and offer the breast when Baxter is awake, 4 big feeds so far today so I am feeling much more confident about his weight gain this week by increasing his feeds.

    Janine - Baxter takes a dummy to settle but then spits it out.

    BTW, do you Milo lovers like Aktavite? I drink a cup everyday and quite like it!

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    Shoegal- glad you are feeling much better. Im not much of a fan of activate doesnt taste as good as milo but i do drink it.

    Nettie- cnt hurt to try fenugreek

    Well I had MJ weighed again today and she has gained 370g in 12 days woohoo!!!

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    MAn have you girls been busy!!!!

    Russell is doing well as i said my supply is down atm and we now know why. I have an infection from my c-section and have just spent 24 hrs in hospital !! so not fun !!! am on pretty hard core antibiotics which is not helping russell any but he is back up to his birth weight after 10 days and his jaundice has almost completely settled.

    Will update personals l8r - russels awake

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    Just had CHN visit, she said I'm doing a wonderful job, DD has gained 195gm since Friday and that is with dealing with cracked nipples. All I need now is to get her to sleep long enough during the day without other interuptions to get some sleep and I will be happy. Not getting to have a daytime sleep is wearing my patience thin and I am not coping with the crying very well.

    Zennie was it just the swelling that gave away the infection in c-section land?
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    Well. On the topic of dummies and supply issues, I think I can set your mind at ease Janine, Silas has put on something like 740g in 2 weeks.
    As for long term, Riv had a dummy, and we breastfed til just before 12months (didn't have a dummy all that time, he'd found his thumb and rejected the dummy by then). I've found that you can't fool them, if they're truly hungry, they won't keep the dummy in - River could have dummy-spat for Australia, he'd spit it quite a distance sometimes!

    I know we get the on again off again when Si's trying to fart or poo. He's a boy, so guess he can't multi-task. :P And then he gets his fists involved and can't decide what he'd rather suck. Silly kid.

    Yeesh Zennie, hosptial stay! Hope the infection gets sorted quickly. Great that Russell's doing well.

    Grubi, can you wear your bub in a carrier of some sort, or is that not an option yet because of the scar? I find that Silas falls asleep pretty much straight away when I wear him. He'll snooze through a whole shopping trip.

    I've not tried Aktavite yet, been meaning too but never got around to it.

    Saw a substitute MCHN today, she was really nice. Si's got a hernia (I asked cos his belly button's a bit bulgy), apparently it's pretty common and should sort itself in time. He's already rolling from his tummy to back, and pushing himself up on his arms - showing off for the nurse. :P That's not really expected to happen for a few months, but I think because he's been so windy, and often tensing his muscles, that that's strenghtened them.

    Having a think about it, I think his wind situation seems to be settling a bit, which I'm very thankful for!

    Right, well I'm going to go have a shower and head to bed soon. Had a late night last night, so would like to compensate tonight (so someone tell me off if they see me post late at night tonight!).
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    Nelle- a early night hey? i believe it when i see it MJ cant multi task yet either. man can she play on the boob. wow thats great weigh gain!!

    Zennie- oh dear about the hospital.

    I kept forgetting to give MJ tummy time eekkk.

    Oh i got my meh tai today and we went to the shop, it is the best thing ever!!! evenly distrubets the weight accross my back unlike the ring sling and MJ fell straight to sleep in it.

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    Bea, is the Meh Tai the ABA one? We've got a Mei Tai (soon will have two, muahaha) and they're brilliant aren't they. Haven't worn Si in it yet, but sometimes I chuck Riv on my back when I'm cooking dinner and he's holding onto my legs or begging (yes, like a dog does) for biscuits. He's a very content kid once I put him up and he can see what's going on.

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    Geez, I can't keep up with all these posts, I will say to Shoegal though, well done on increasing Baxter's feeds, try to stay positive hun

    Well, Oliver has a physio appt tomorrow, because he was so cramped in my stomach, his feet are turned in and the exercises we have been doing really haven't made any difference at all so I looks like he is going to need splints on his feet/ankles for a little while, and then if that doesn't work (which it will) he may end up in plaster.

    So I am off to bed, as I have to be at hospital at 8am oh well, good test run for when I start taking Jordan to school as from next week.

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    Yikes! Life with a newborn is hectic... its taken me ages to get on here!

    Have not really had time to read through everyones posts, but hope that all is well.
    My little one seems to be going well, and breastfeeding finally feels like its starting to sort itself out. Had major panic attacks early on about supply. My milk did not come in until day 7 and only then thanks to loads of fenugreek, lactation cookies and Activite. Have an appointment today with MCHN, so hopefully he will have put on a nice amount of weight. Feel very worried about it though as he is such a little thing. I feel like people will look at his tiny little legs and judge me! He has a nice little double chin though and I think is starting to fill out a little.

    Anyhow, hope that everyone is holding up ok with the lack of sleep. I'm assured that it does not last forever though!

    love

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    Leyla- Please do not stress to mich about weight gain. As you havent been able to read over the tthread much you would see that alot of BF babies take their time in weight gain. With regards to lack of sleep i am finding for some reason i am functioning much better on 5-6hrs sleep then i did on 8-9 weird hey. dont even feel itred.

    Nelle- yep its the ABA one!! I ended up getting the simplicity one with the clips cause i cant taie a knot to save my life

    Sharon- hope you little mans feet can be sorted with more physio!! good luck today


    And and we have a woohoo MJ has done two 5hr stretches for the last two nights!!!

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    Grubi - the swelling is what i noticed first, however when i stopped taking so many doses of panadol and brufen i noticed it was tender to touch. mentioned it to my doc when russell went for his 10 day exam and she said to head to hossy if had any kind of fever. so when i hit 38degrees we headed in. i actually have 2 small pockets of fluid on one side and although tests came back clear i am still on antibiotics as a precaution against any infection developing or spreading.

    My c-section scar healed really well had no problems with it. It was internally that i was having issues with aswell.

    SG- hope your feeling better. i know when my supply dropped for these last few days that it was emotionally hard. Alll the best and hope you guys get sorted soon.

    Well - what goes down must come back up right! well atleast thats whats happening to Russell. Poor kid every time he feeds has to bring a bit back up.i Think its the drugs doing it to him. BTW anyone had there milk smell sour??? Fed Russell this morning and the fore milk just smelt off and he wasnt interested till he got the let down?

    Janine- The info on BF was really helpfull, my nipple grazes are almost completely recovered.

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