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    Hey girls



    Thought it was about time I popped in here. Finally feeling a bit more normal today. Still a little bit sore but mainly from those pesky staples pulling. I have them out tuesday thankfully! Apart from that Jasmine is doing wonderfully, feels kinda surreal still and is feeding and sleeping well. Gemma is wonderful with her giving her plenty of hugs and kisses.....so sweet.

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    Yay Kirsty! Great to have you join us here!! It's good to hear that it's all going so well for you.

    Kate, btw, when posture feeding it's a good idea to sit up to finish the feed to make sure the breast is drained. Mind you, I do one first thing in the morning as this is supposed to be good for colic too, and we both usually fall asleep so the feed usually doesn't get finished for an hour or 2!! Also, how are you going with the one side feeding? You need to be a bit careful of engorgement on the other side until your supply settles.

    I've been trying these things myself and have had one good night and one bad one since, so I'm not sure if it's helping yet. I'm going to persist for the moment though as I don't think it's supposed to work instantly. I think the next step after this is to try and eliminate foods from my diet but that can take weeks also (most things apparently take 6 weeks to be out of your system!!). We did try the dummy last night in desperation but he wouldn't take it anyway and not long after he settled well without it!

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    Welcome Kirsty & Emma !!

    We are plodding along nicely here. Ashton fed around 9pm last night and never woke up again till 1am, but he never actually woke up, the dog woke me barking at something so I went into his room and he was stirring so I got him up and fed him. Was back in bed just after 1.30 as he is still only doing 15 min feeds from each side and the next thing I knew it was 7am (had not moved the clock forward to compensate for DLS at that stage) and he hadn't cried or anything. So he went 6 hours without being fed and even at 7am I had to physically wake him up to feed as he was still sound asleep. Only woke him cause my boobs were bursting at the seams LOL.

    So fingers crossed I have another child that likes his sleep. Both the other 2 boys slept through the night constantly from 14wks old.

    Love

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    Welcome Emma and Gaby! I'm looking forward to reading your update.

    Kathryn, how wonderful that Ashton is sleeping for longer now. Jack was always a great sleeper too. So far Tom hasn't been so good but I'm hoping that will change once we've resolved (or outgrown??) the wind issues.

    Kate, I hope Rylee settles for you. Reflux is not pleasant for bub or mum and dad so I hope that's not it. Let us know how you go at the GP. Remember to look after yourself!!

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    welcome back emma and kristy and congrats to you both!

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

    Wow Emma our bubs were close in weight....Jazz weighed in at 8lb3oz but shes a bit longer than Gab. Glad to hear your doing well after your c/s. I'm on nurofen plus and boy do I notice the difference.....not so painful now!!

    Hmmm haven't counted my staples yet Kate. I had my first look at them last night.(it freaks me out to look and touch them!).They are a bit higher than my last c/s, they actually had to cut in another spot as my old scar had moved!LOL! Love the jelly belly affect!PMSL!

    Glad to hear everyones doing so well. We are actually f/f Jazz as I had major b/f issues. Jazz had so much trouble latching on and trying to latch on herself. It was a nightmare. The midwives actually suggestd for both our of our sanity to maybe f/f instead as Jazz was getting very distressed at each feed. Guess I'm the opposite of everything natural. Scheduled c/s and then f/f! Argh well not much I can do about it. As long as we're both happy. Just have to keep telling myself that!!
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    Thats right kirsty! As long as you are both happy. Its not like you haven't tried or thought about it. I would love for everything to be natural but last time it wasn't possible & am hoping its all good this time. But you can't beat yourself up for it or listen when other people make rash comments on how you should be doing something a certain way.

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    Has anyone got any tips for congestion?

    Kirsten can be quite a noisy breather and it sometimes makes it hard for her to feed, we are trying to get her to sleep propped up which helps a little ... its hard listening to her raspy breathing!

    She seems well and hungry though..

    It doesn't help that she gets all excited when I hold her as she can smell my milk, although she still won't breastfeed, it makes her much more wheezy and windy and she feeds so much better from my hubby!

    Marion
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    omg i am so tired! Charlie fed every 2 hours last night and today. Last night he was also on formula, and he was still that hungry. I am BF him during the day and FF at night because he is never satisfied at night with just me. The other night he fed one hour on each boob PLUS had a bottle of formula after and only then was he satisfied! What a piggy.

    He's also been having a lot of wind too, I hope he doesn't have colic. Are there any other signs i should look for, for colic?

    Oh, check out my new avatar!

    Will do personals tomorrow, there he goes screaming again! *yawn*

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    Morning Girls

    Please try not to worry about personals. As we all have newborns we all have limited time on the PC at the moment, so it is just nice to hear about you and your baby are doing. You don't have to reply to everyone else as well. I am sure we all totally understand.

    Kirsty - Your new Av is going to take some time to get used too LMAO, specially with the brown hair I keep thinking it is a new plat member LOL. As Christy said, you have to do and have done what is right for both you and Jasmine, so please don't beat yourself up about nothing being natural. Just enjoy watching that precious girl of yours thrive that is all that matters.

    Emma - Sorry can't help you with the exlusive B/F EBM. My sister in law does it though with her baby and he is now 5mths old. Was Gaby having attachment issues ??

    Tegan - sounds like Charlie is loving his food !! OMG at feeding for an hour each side, Ashton is doing 20mins 1 side and 10 the other, it was 15 on both so he might be slowly working his way to longer feeds.

    Marion - Is it chest or nasal congestion ?? You can buy snot pullers from the chemist for nasal congestion. Sounds gross i Know but apparently they really do work. If it is chest can you steam up the bathroom or get a steam vapouriser and have that one before going to bed of a night ?

    Anyway time is ticking away so I must get the boys ready for kindy/playgroup. Ashton has his next weigh in with the midwifes today.

    Love

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    I know Kat, I still don't recognise my av when I'm looking through the posts!LMAO! And Tegan's is different so am going to have to get used to that too!

    Little miss slept well again last night, till her 3.30 feed, as she woke again at 5am starving! At least shes feeding well as Gemma was such a nightmare to feed. She feed hourly despite being on formula!

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    Ashton wont get weighed today. Midwife rang just as we were heading out the door to playgroup/kindy to say they are flat out and cause he is feeding well etc could they put us back to tomorrow. Gives him another day to put weight on LOL. I passed him to one of the mums and Kindy who likes to hold him and she said he has definitely got heavier since the last time she held him which was early last week.

    Don't know if any of you girls have seen them, but Big W have a travel portacot which pops up in seconds and folds down to the size of a frisbee. I brought one for Ashton yesterday and used it in Playgroup today. They are FANTASTIC !!

    Love

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    Kathryn definately considering getting one! They sound great!

    Emma, can she not be in your room? I wasn't able to sleep with Matilda out of my room for the first 8 weeks. She co-slept for 10 weeks and I couldn't even nap if she was asleep somewhere else...

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    Same here to Christy. I could not have Gem in another room till she was 6 wks as I was to nervous same with her napping, she'd nap in the dining room in a portable cot and now so does Jazz.

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    LOL ah good. Does she doze anywhere? I used to give Matilda naps in her pram so I could wheel her around the house with me when she was asleep LOL

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    Emma, glad things are going better now.

    Kirsty, the only thing that matters is that you are doing what works for you. Don't worry about what anyone else says!! I'm glad you and Jazz are happier now.

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    OMG, just realised I missed a whole page of posts!!

    Emma, I did the express / EBM thing for 2 days then used nipple shields until Jack was able to attach without them (about 3 weeks). I found the expressing thing very time consuming - having to wash and sterilise as well as the time to express and the time to feed, it seemed to just be endless. But I'm glad I did it as then I was able to bf for a long time once it was working. Have you tried nipple shields? They are a bit of a pain too, but IMO better than expressing if they work. A friend of mine expressed exclusively for a couple of weeks then her daughter was able to attach once she was that small amount bigger. Perhaps a lactation consultant could help? In any case attachment will get easier as Gaby grows.

    BBL.....

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    Emma - I am expressing and bottlefeeding as Kirsten won't latch on properly, and have done for two weeks...it is hard work keeping up with her.

    Seeing a specialist breastfeeding advisor tomorrow to see if they can help. Have tried the nipple shields but they are still too big for her mouth!

    Re: her congestion, it seems to be in her chest and throat, she is not sick at all and doesnt have a cold, she is just a mucousy baby!

    Marion

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