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    This thread is for parents whose baby was born in March 2008.

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    There are many issues that you will encounter as a new parent. We have put together this list of useful articles and threads in order to assist you with some common questions or issues you may have, and to provide you with bit of extra support that we all need as new parents:

    Feeding Support:

    Breastfeeding General Chatter
    Breastfeeding FAQ's
    Is My Baby Hungry?
    Baby Formula - What Manufacturers Don't Want You To Know
    Bottlefeeding FAQ's and Useful Information
    Is Feeding Your Baby Taking Too Much Time?
    Bottlefeeding General Chatter
    Feeding Your Baby
    Lactose Intolerance
    Starting Solids/Homemade Baby Food
    Starting Solids - When Is My Baby Ready?
    Starting Solids General Chatter

    Please contact the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) or a Lactation Consultant if you are concerned that you may have breastfeeding and/or supply problems, and before the introduction of solids or formula.

    Sleeping Support:

    Comforted Sleeping & Sleep Issues Forum
    Comforting Tools to Aid Restful Sleep
    Babies & Sleep
    Controlled Crying/Comforting/Sleep Training
    The Con of Controlled Crying
    The Crying Game
    15 Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep

    Other Useful Information & Recommended Reading:

    Baby Massage
    Cuddle Me Mum
    Infant-led Feeding & Weaning
    Baby Wearing
    Recommended Reading List

    Got questions?

    Post your questions in the forums mentioned above, or in the following forums where you're sure to receive many friendly responses!

    General Baby & Toddler Forum
    Breastfeeding, Bottlefeeding and Solids
    Gentle Parenting Forum

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    Your previous thread can be found here; http://bellybelly.com.au/forums/your...-2008-2-a.html

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    I'm starting to get worried about Jazz. She sounds very clogged up still and it's getting worse IMO. I'm worried that if she can't get rid of all the fluid from her birth that she'll get pnenomia(sp). It's getting so that she finds it hard to settle when laying on her back, but I don't want to leave her in anyother position unsupervised coz everyone says laying babies on the back is the safest. I just don't know. I want the rattly breathing to stop.

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    Danniella, if you're worried, take her to the doctor or of you can't wait, take her to the hospital. They wont think you're stupid in any way for bringing her in even if its only minor and they'll tell you to do it even if only for your own piece of mind. They'd much rather check her out if your worried and be safer than sorry. I would personally take her to hospital over the doctor because they have paediatricians handy to see babies that come in rather then a GP who isn't specialised.

    I'm gonna have a look into BBH nappies because i'm starting to get sick of buyng disposables. i'm buying them for 2 kids, 2 packs of junior and 2-3 packs of infant size a fortnight which works out to be just over $100 a fortnight, plus of course the wipes and nappy sacks aswell, thats another $10-20 a fortnight. And besides, you girls have been raving about them so they can't be all that bad hehe.

    SJ, oh no! i hope DH feels better soon. I know what you mean about baby withdrawls, last night DH had moved some furniture into the hallway (long story) so the pram wouldn't fit through to be put into our bedroom and i ended up staying up half the night trying to put him into the cot for the first time instead of leaving him out in the kitchen in the pram. I wanted him closeby! oh and yeah the cot thing went badly, he didn't sleep nearly as well...

    India, hehe i havn'et dont any putting clothes away since Ryan was born, we have a huge pile of clean washing in the kitchen just sitting there..

    yeah so the thing with the furniture... The bed is great! however the dresser and one of the bedside tables had huge cracks up the side of them so we had to get them replaced. The new ones arrived today so i'm gonna go help DH unpack them now to make sure they're ok...

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    Danni, hope Jazz is OK

    Jade - bugger bout the furniture, hope this lot is OK

    Just got an email back from the BBH lady, she does the same specials, so will pop to her house next week and grab a load of nappies.
    Woo Hoo, will increase my stash so i dont have to was.

    Jade although the initial out lay for fitted nappes is a lot for 3 kids, in the log run youwill save so much money as the younger two will grow into the covers and the OSFM will be used for all three which would be great for you.

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    Managed to get at least 3 hours sleep (a little broken) but at least it was 3 hours. trying to express at the moment and only managed 60ml. I have a feeling my milk has dropped off a bit today, so will keep expressing for the early morning feeds. I gave DJ 20ml top-up of formula this morning and wondering if that gave him an upset tummy. The formula I have is SD26 Alpha Gold, so it is a good one. I was just getting to the stage at 4am that I needed to get him settled and that was probably one thing I hadn't tried. I am just hoping I can get enough milk out for tonight so I don't have to resort to formula again in case that is what gave him an upset tummy. I left several messages with community nurse though and no luck, so I am going to turn up at baby clinic tomorrow and just tell the nurse I really need to see someone. It is just ridiculous that after 3 weeks I haven't even had a nurse come out to see me and the baby.

    SJ - I have placed order with my BBH lady as well but she said because of sale that it may take 2 weeks to get order, but hopefully end of next week (fingers crossed). So frustrating having to wash them every single day.

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    Woops hit post and wasn't finished.

    Danni - I hope Jazz is ok, I agree with Jade, take her to your doctor or the hospital, better to be safe has she been in contact with anyone with a cold or anything?

    Jade - hope the furniture is ok once unpacked

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    danni - hope jazz is ok.. lakshman makes lots of noise in his sleep and he has mucous still. but the paed said the noises are ok, and he's fine. go get her checked, jic.

    jade - you could use the fitted ones for all your kids cos they fit all sizes, better than AIO. you just need different size covers.

    sj - hope DH is better now, you too.

    bron - thanks.. lucky it was just excema, i was worried when paed said he has sensitive skin that it might be lupus....

    shell - hope your milk builds up. for the first checkup, we werent contacted by the ECC, we just turned up at the centre.

    i did something very stupid yesterday, i thought id try to feed Poopy without a nipple shield. It was at the end of the feed and thought by now my nipples would be better, so i gave him the nipple without the shield for the last couple of minutes. then they hurt so much, it was excrutiating. it was so painful all night, i had to take some panadol. i cant feed him on the right breast now, im feeding one side and expressing the other. giving him a bit more formula.
    Today i tried the right side again with a nipple shield but its still so painful, damn, now feeding is taking even longer. cos i have to feed, formula and then express.. im so annoyed with myself, i just thought after 4 weeks it'd be better. im starting to get worried there might be some bad damage.

    hi everyone else.

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    oh forgot to say re uploading pictures. i had some large pix, about 800k but managed to save them to a reduced resolution and got them to less than 100k. i have irfanview, you can download the viewer for free, just google irfanview. you can then choose to save it at different resolutions.

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    That's it, I'm not giving water to jazz anymore to help with wind. It does nothing initially but then a few hours later it gives her terrible dihorrea and makes her spew little bits of water.

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    I think i have a cold, my head is killing me i feel like i have a terrible hangover. Doesn't that suck! I hope my body is good and gets rid of it super quick..

    We are going well here, still loving every second with Summer, i am so in love with her, she is growing so quick i wish there was a pause button to slow it down. Just feeling a bit down, my family and friends are so slack and it really gets to me sometimes.

    Hope you are all having a good day, we are off to a mini fete at the school so hopefully the sun will stay out for a while, it is pretty windy and cold and some clouds are on their way.

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    Sorry to barge in on your thread girls but i saw jade's post abbout BBH -
    Jade the BBH website currently has an up to 25% off sale on nappies.
    Also the BBH eBay site is selling AIO's for $15 no postage - a bargain if you're looking at getting AIO's.
    I'm just starting out too and am getting some AIO's for when i run out of sposies (i have two boxes of crawlers still unopened). Im going to keep using sposies at night though cos i dont trust cloth yet, lol.
    Your babies are all coming along beautifully girls!! I love all the pics

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    Prama - the community nurse can't come out to see me until next week Wednesday arghhhh so thinking of just going to the baby clinic up the road, just means I will have to make sure DJ is all rugged up for the walk. The lady on the phone said she would get the nurse to call me and maybe they could come earlier but I don't like my chances. I just have so many questions that I need to ask, probably just better off going up to the clinic. Might hold off for a bit in case i get a call....

    Trina - hope you feel better

    Will talk more later when i get time xx

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    Hi March '08 mums and bubs...fabulous to be able to join you all on the "other side" ....

    To introduce myself.....I am Hayley, mum of 4 beautiful children aged 5.5y, 3.5y, 2y...and of course my March '08 bub "Ari James" who was born on the 16th (his EDD) after a 3 hour natural labour, he weighed in at 9lbs (4080g), was 52.5cms and had a 36cm head. I had placenta issues...it didn't want to come out but other wise my recovery has been great (no tears etc). I live on the NSW Central Coast.

    All is going really well with us...we had the clinic nurse visit at 16 days old and Ari weighed 4640g, was 56.5cms long and had a 37.6cm head....woohoo for breastmilk .....breastfeeding is going well obviously and I am enjoying having a bub at my breast again (DS#2 weaned 3.5mths ago).

    We use cloth nappies which is also going well. We use fitteds and covers, although he is so big a lot of his newborn fitteds are getting on the small side . I also use cloth on my 2 year old but mainly use pockets and AIO/2s on him.

    I am a big fan of baby wearing which is fortunate as Ari only sleeps when he is with me...so far we love our Bear Hug Baby pouch, wrap and sling . We co-sleep at night and generally get a good 4-5 hour sleep in there somewhere and then a 2-3 hour one...he settles straight after boob which is nice (he has not had the day/night confusion...yet).

    OK well as you can imagine I am busy with 4 kids but I will try to keep up to date...

    Cheers Hayley.

    PS. on a mucousy bub...my DD was born quickly (7minute 2nd stage) and was quiet rattly etc I did take her to the Drs a couple of times to ease my mind (they did nothing, lol) but she did just eventually grow out of it....I hope your bub improves soon.

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    Welcome Hayley - Everyone here has a lot to say so if you don't get on for a couple of days there is always a lot of reading to do!

    Caitlin had a M&CHC visit on Tuesday and is now 3505g (7lb 11oz) so another 2 weeks of good weight gain. She also grew another 1.5cm in length and is now 50.5cm. She has finally grown out of the Pumpkin Patch prem grow suits and is in the NB ones! She also had her check up with the Paed and he is happy with her progress and diagnosed her with reflux which is a relief as I thought that everything I was eating was upsetting her tummy. Now she is on mylanta and although she is still bringing up a lot of milk, she is no longer in the same distress when she does bring it up. She is also now really engaging, she makes eye contact, smiles and makes little noises like she is trying to talk to you! When Mark get's home from work he sits her down and tells her about his day in an animated voice and she grins and gurgles at him the whole time, it is very cute to see!

    It's my 36th birthday tomorrow - how depressing (I still only feel 27!). Looking forward to our Cairns trip in 3 weeks it will be nice to get away and have a change of scenery.

    Trina - Hope your cold doesn't take hold.

    Danni - If you are worried about Jazz's chest, take her to the doc, the weather is only going to get cooler from now on so you don't want her to get sick.

    SJ - Glad the funeral went ok - good on you for sticking with the cloth nappies, I don't know how you find the time to keep them washed!

    Jade - Yay for the new furniture - you room should look so nice!

    Shell - Take it easy re the expressing, don't worry too much if it drops off for a day or so, mine does the same and then picks up again.

    Prama - out about the boobies - hope they feel better soon.

    Gotta go shopping now - enjoy your evenings!

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    Hi,

    Thought I'd join in the thread as there seems to be some really helpful discussions and support happening so far between the March mummies.

    I'm 27 and first-time mum to Ella who was born 19th March after a very long labour, after a rocky first two weeks I'm starting to feel a little bit more relaxed about being a mum and am starting to be easier on myself that I'm doing an ok job.

    I struggled with BF as I now know I have flat nipples and Ella was shredding my nipples to the point where I couldn't feed off one and was in tears with every feed. I started using nipple shields though when she was 1 week old and have not looked back and the M&CH nurse said that there was nothing to suggest that they decrease milk supply and to keep using as long as I want to BF - huge relief. Now we're just trying to figure out the sleeping part!!!

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    welcome new people!!!

    just a really quick post as i'm expressing here in the middle of the night, i woke up about to explode..

    LOL the furniture.... the new lot arrived and the bedside drawers are reallt stiff and barely open and the new dresser has 2 crack in it... have to have these ones taken back too.. absolute nightmare!!
    Got my hair done today, first time in like 6 months but feel awsome.
    Also bought some new clothes today, was horrified at how big i looked in the mirror in the dressing rooms. Was also horrified that i needed Large size as opposed to small-medium which is what i would've been before this pregnancy but at the same time felt good about myself being out of maternity clothes which is a little depressing since i'm no longer pregnant and haven't been for 5 weeks hehe
    Will definately look into BBH nappies, already done a little reading up on them, will look into further...
    anyways back to bed while i have the chance!

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    Morning all and welcome to the new girls.

    Molly Jane has had really bad wind, well if she could fart easily thats what u would call it, not yet colic as she is not really distressed by it, but groans and makes straining noises A LOT, no actual crying with it.
    Got some infacol which has been helping a bit, but she is so unsettled at night.
    She is actually sleeping through the groans, but we are picking her up at times and burping if we think that it is upper wind, and rubbing her belly if it is lower... se sleeps straight through this, but we obviously dont.
    She has done more poo's since taking the infacol but some of them she really strains to get out - like she is constipated, but its the same consistancy as normal.
    I tried the water via a bottle, but she looked at me as if i had 2 heads!!!
    Any suggestioons girls?

    Jade, bugger about the furiture again!!! but glad that you got a haircut and feel abit better. I am not game to go into a dressing room yet and try on clothes, might just get too depressed!
    How is your suture line now? did it end up infected?

    Shell, i cant believe that you havent been seen yet, CMHN came out on day 8 and then we have had a 2 week check up and my 4 week was meant to be yesterday but was rescheduled for next week as she was sick... maybe its different in other states??? would have thought you would have been seen thou.

    Re the washing of the nappies, i do it every 2nd day, was filling the machine at night and then after the night chenges (last one at about 4-5am) would put the load on and it would be ready to hang in the morning. Hasnt really been that much of an effort to be honest... cant wait to get my new BBH as i want her in them full time now and i am having to use a variety of trifolds and flats to keep her in cloth all the time.

    Ashnut thanks for the AIO tip, going to get a few as they are great for emergencies and at $15 a pop great value to have stashed in the nappy bag or for babysitters, although aunty Nina has been changing nappies lately and has got the BBH OSFM down pat now! - now to work on DH

    Hope you are all have a great day

    Oh forgot to mention, i have a suprise on Saturday, Mum has organised for us to go down for lunch and it will be there... i am thinking that it is my best friend from England, i am godmother to her daughter who was born last may and i have never met her... goss i hope that is it - pretty sure that it is someone over from the UK thou - will let you know!

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    DJ is finally settling, his wind is starting to clear. Bought some Gripe Water yesterday, mum used it on me when I was a baby and it worked for her, so I am giving it a go. He is getting rid of alot of gas and his tummy doesn't seem to be as upset - what a relief. I might actually have a good day with him today also bought some fenugeek tabs and rescue remedy as well, have noticed if I start to take the motilium because my milk supply is low, I end up with thrush - the motilium is the culprit.

    SJ - get some Gripe Water, I bought some yesterday for DJ and it is really settling down his wind. He is farting heaps haha and burping himself alot as well. His tummy doesn't seem as upset as it was from the wind.... He is sleeping alot longer as well, and not so unsettled. My mum used Gripe Water on me when I was a bub so I thought I would give it a go. Smells terrible and DJ screws up his face when we give it to him so now giving it to him with warm water so it is a bit diluted. I will actually be able to catch-up on some sleep today with DJ being so settled. Haven't used Infacol on DJ but Prama says she has had some good results. And on the community nurse thing, it is very frustrating, finally getting my first visit on Wednesday!!! DJ will just be 3 weeks 6 days old by then. Unbelieveable though. I have so many questions. Ooooooh on the surprise, be sure to let us know I love surprises.

    Jade - nice one on getting your hair done, you must feel like a new woman especially with the new clothes to go with it Don't worry about the sizing, we will all get back to our pre-pregnancy shape eventually. My hubby likes feeling the softness of my belly but I hate it, it is all spoungey Can't wait until I get my tummy back.

    KyeG - welcome to the group. I also have to use nipple shields with my bub. My nipples go inverted and he can't latch on. I hate having to use the shields but I have to. Sometimes I don't have to and he latches on, but not everytime.

    Jo - wow that is a great weight gain, she is growing so well. Good to hear you found out she had reflux so you know what is wrong and can fix it. Did she vomit after every feed? DJ is getting sick after a few feeds, but I think it is because he was being greedy and having too much. I might ask the community nurse about it next week when she finally comes to see me.

    Hayley - welcome to the group. Do you find the bear hug sling easy to use? I was considering getting one.

    Have a great day girls xxxx

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