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    Hi just stopping in quickly to introduce myself and have my details added.. will pop in and talk soon.



    Forum Name: Candice
    State: NSW
    Baby's DOB: 2.10.2005 8:02pm
    Baby's Stats: Weight - 8lb 3 Length -52.5cm
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Brynach Anthony Herbert McLeod
    Baby's Website: nil
    Health Concerns: none
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    Kirsty - Just jumping in here to say that my little girl has Reflux too - was (is) a terrible feeder and gets big bouts of trying to suck but crying and in obvious pain. She's on Losec now. It's prescription only and the paed put us onto it. Very exy though. It's usually in a tablet but a few places will make it up into liquid form for a bub. It's $48 for 100ml though (and she gets 2 ml a day) - but some rebatable if you have private health. I really hope you get some answers soon - you need more sleep woman!

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    Hi!

    Welcome Candice! How are you and your little boy going?

    Kirsty- I'm so sorry to hear of little Gussyboys pains! That sounds terrible. It must be so hard for you also. Good luck at your Tresillian stay tomorrow. Hopefully you'll get some more sleep soon.
    I ended up getting the pram in the boot - with much force - hehe. I'm sure it will get easier the more I get used to it.
    The video is called "time to sleep". It's hosted by jennifer Keyte. I'd say the most invaluable bit of advice on it for us was that you can use a dummy!

    I had a much better nights sleep - Louis went 4h - 3.5h - 3.5h which enabled me to get 9 hours sleep over the night!!! ( that was from around 7pm - 8.45am! hehe)

    Louis is intermittent with his dummy use. Some sleeps he needs it and others he doesn't. I'm just using it when he doesn't settle very well.

    Linda - That's so cute you had a bath together. I haven't done that but I want to. Louis screams in the bath so I wondered weather he would like to have one with him Mummy! I might have to try it soon. Wow on the weight gain. It's exciting though isn't it! It makes you feel good!!

    Nikki - Sorry to hear about your infection. I hope it clears up for you soon! I forgot about daylight savings - grr at losing an hours sleep but yeah on having some warm weather and longer days!

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    well guys, we're a month old today, so are off to the next forum!

    I'm definitely a dummy fan, but Ned isn't. Little bugger!

    Best wishes for Gus at Tressillian, it's a great place!

    Woohoo for all the weight gains too!

    See you all in the next forum!

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    Wow - doesn't time fly???? We will certainly catch up with you in there in a couple of weeks!

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    see you soon divvy!!!

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    Just a question - How often are your bubbas pooing?? (nice question I know) Louis is still pooing pretty much every nappy change. Quite often once the nappies off -hehe.

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    Hey everyone.

    Hooray. Tristan's asleep. He had a pooey couple of nights. I'm only feeding good on one side (left side must be his favourite!). My right nipple has a crack and a blister on it. Absolutely canes when I feed. I've had to resort to having a nipple shield on to feed. Been to lactation specialist and she says that I'm doing everthing correctly and it takes time to heal, but when I was in hospital, the midwives taught me how to feed incorrectly, hence the crack in my nipple. Has anyone got any tips to make it better?

    Kirsty - Poor little Gussy and poor you. Is there anything that you're eating that could be passed through you breastmilk to make Gussy's reflux worse?? I heard through the grapevine that certain foods can contibute to affects of colic/reflux, like cabbage and lots of citrus for example. I don't know whether it's true but it wouldn't hurt to ask. I've started on a bland diet now, otherwise Tristan is up all night. And I think it's working. He doesn't wake as much. Good luck with the Tresillian stay.

    Kristy - If you have muslin wraps or similar, try putting one on Louis' belly in the bath. Apparently it feels like he's still in the womb and usually it stops babies from crying. We've tried it with Tristan and it works. Bathtime is much quieter now. Yay. Hopefully he'll get used to having a bath without the muslin wrap soon. Wish I could get a total of nine hrs sleep!!!

    We use dummy at sleep time, sometimes he doesn't need it, just nods right off. I gave him an avent dummy that we got in a avent newborn pack. He seems to like it.

    Hey Nikki. Keep resting, and your scar will heal nicely. I've still got pains in my right side, which is worrying me. I might go back to doc sooner than next week.

    Better go and get at least 10mins naptime before Tristan wakes again.

    Hugs.......................Bonnie

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    bonnie - have you used lansinoh? it is a cream you put on your nipples and it saved me when i was in hospital and had a cracked nipple. i went through heaps but it helped me so much (it is safe for bub too) if you havent got it yet - try it!!!! \/

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    Hi everyone

    Well Maria is 2 months old today and has been very unsettled. She has a cold, thus is all snuffy. I have been using baby fess, but the flem (yuk) seems to be going into her tommy. If she hasn't been feeding today she has been crying or wanting to be cuddled. I think she has an unpset tummy from the cold but not much is helping her pain. Anyone ideas?? DH has taken her to Eastgardens now so as to give me some me time. But of course now I feel incompentant that I can't cope with her when she is like this. Maria was premmie by almost 6 weeks so she has a corrected age of 2 weeks, it is hard to know whether her unsettledness is from her just not liking the sensation of filling the nappy/wind or is a growth spurt etc.

    Sorry this is so long

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    Hi All!

    I wondered where you all went to, and I finally found you. =D>

    On the topic of dummies - Benjamin is not a fan of them, yet I've been forced to try as he tries to dummy suck on my nipples which tends to be quite painful. He's learnt how to twist and suck at the same time OUCH!

    Kristie - I hope Gus gets over the reflux/colic soon. Persistance usually pays off.

    Bonnie - Hope the cracks heal! [-o< My boy is just a chomper, you can actually see he's going to get teeth early.

    How's everyone's ceasar wounds healing? (those who had one)

    Benjamin is growing out of everything, including disposable nappies. He's already into 00 clothes. He's going to be a big boy!

    How's your little ones doing?

    Melissa

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    Hi,

    Well, I had work last night and I was so tired. Poor Louis didn't settle very well all afternoon. It was so noisy and everyone wanted to look at him. I felt really guilty. I've got an hour of teaching today so I think I'll have to wake him for a feed a bit early so I can get through it without him being hungry.

    I think it will definitely be enough to just work on the business/admin side of the business next year. I think it will be too hard to do too much teaching.

    I'm really worried because my right boob is really sore and I'm hoping I'm not getting Mastitis. I've been trying to get Louis to feed on that boob but it's still sore in one spot. I suppose I better head to the dr maybe.

    Melissa - How great to hear from you! Wow at your big bubba!

    Louis had his biggest sleep last night - a whopping 4 1/4 hours - hehe! Still I'll take all I can get!

    Yeah - on the long weekend! Although we're going to lose an hour because of daylight savings - grrr.

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    Hello to all the new mummy's. Hope your bubbas are behaving! Can't wait to join you all over here!

    My baby's only ever liked those cheap happy baby dummies as well. But I had to buy them from the chemist as only the chemist has the newborn size where as they start from small at the supermarket. The small sized ones were too big for them.

    Kristie - Can't believe you are having to go back to work already. Bring on the end of the year!!!

    Linda - I love the photos on your www - You can tell she has a photographer for a mummy. I especially love the ones of Emma with daddy they are beautiful.

    Bonnie - Can I suggest you use Marcalan for your cracked nipples. That stuff saved my life!! You can leave it on when you are feeding bub, it does not harm them in anyway and acts as a barrier while they are feeding.

    I took this from there web site and you can get it from any chemist

    How does Marcalan work?
    By applying the principles of moist wound healing. When baby breastfeeds, the nipple is in a wet environment and the tissue absorbs moisture and swells. Rapid air drying causes irregular shrinkage and the resulting tension on the skin causes cracking. Marcalan provides a semi-occlusive barrier to slow evaporation of moisture already present in the skin, thereby eliminating further drying and cracking. It is absorbed into the nipple, so tissue is re-hydrated from within, and exposed nerve endings are returned to a more normal moist state. Exposed nerve endings are a source of pain. Research has revealed wounds heal 50% faster and without scabbing or crusting using moist wound healing techniques.

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    Hey girls. Tristan's stirring, so I'm going to be quick.

    Linda & Bekka - I'm actually using the Lansinoh cream now. It's made it feel alot better than before I used it, but I might try the Marcalan cream to see if it makes a difference. Thanks girls!!

    Kristy - I was told the best way to prevent mastitis is to keep feeding as normal. Do you feel any lumps? Louis may not be emptying your boob properly, so if you have a breast pump, express the rest of the milk out. Hopefully that will make it feel better. I was lucky that I didn't get mastitis when I first got out of hospital. My boobs were so engorged that I filled a Tommee Tippee wide neck bottle from my left boob alone. That's 250ml!!!! I banked that in the freezer. Now my milk has settled, I don't have that much milk anymore.

    Melissa - I know what you mean. My little man likes a chew, which bloody hurts!!! More likely he'll get teeth early too.

    Gotta go. Back to reality again.

    Love and hugs to all..................Bonnie

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    I have had a shoking time with very sore nipples and have had to resort to using a nipple sheild. which is a godsend, we are just starting to work our way back to bear nipple again. I am currently expressing a about 125ml a day on top of what Bryn has, so will begin building up a bit of a supply..

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    Forum Name: dee73 (Donella)
    State: SA
    Baby's DOB: October 22,2005
    Baby's Stats: 3.85kg (8lb 8oz); 51.5 cm long; 36.1cm head circ.
    Gender of Baby: Boy
    Baby Name(s): Dylan Jacob
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    Notes: 6 days early

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    Congratulations Donella on your baby boy!!!

    How exciting - everyone is making their way over to this forum! I hope everything went well for you (as well as it can - hehe)

    Is anyone actually feeding their babies expressed milk yet?? I've heard conflicting advice as to when it's a good idea. Some say wait 4 weeks and some say wait 12!! I would love to do it now!
    Although, I don't think my boobs could go 6ish hours without feeding - I think they would explode - hehe. Although saying that he's only feeding on one side at time so if the next time I fed I also expressed from the other side it would work I suppose. Hmmmm. Thinking out loud!

    Would love to hear your opinions though.

    Candice - sorry to hear of your sore nipples. I'm sure it will settle down soon.

    Wow Bonnie on your milk supply! I'm a bit scared as to how much I'll get out of mine. It seems to squirt out everywhere all the time so I should be right.

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    I'll post my birth story soon, but to sum up, I developed pre-eclampsia through labour and it got worse after birth to the point that my BP and temp were so high I had to be put on a magnesium sulfide(?) drip for 24 hours. This wore me down so my milk supply has been slow coming in. I started expressing 48 hours ago to try and encourage the milk and it seems to be working. I use the expressed milk to top him up when I can't satisfy his ravenous appetite!! He also had to have formula top-ups until my milk came in as he was losing too much weight.

    I think we have it under control now - at least they let us come home today after keeping us there for 6 days instead of the 3 I was expecting...

    So, under the circumstances I have to say expressing is good!! It's helped me and my boy get through a tricky patch... \/

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