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#76 MrsB83

Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:13 PM

Hi ladies, I got a new phone and forgot to check in for a while. Astrid is now 6 weeks old! Wow that went fast.

I've been really lucky for my first bub. After the second day, breastfeeding has been quite easy (although i can only seem to express well with a handpump from one side). She's not a reflux baby, sleep is still pretty variable, sometimes getting a 3 hr stint, otherwise at night it's 1.5 - 2hrs in between feeds.

I hope you both managed to sort the BF out, but in the end,do whatever is necessary to feed your bub and works for you. I wish you and your families all the best

#77 mirandarine

Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:57 PM

Hi ladies! The bubs are growing fast aren't they? Milena is 7 weeks 3 days today. We are still comp feeding. Its mostly formula at the moment as i am on antibiotics again.this time for acute bronchitis.. poor little bub is suffering with oral thrush due to more antibiotics coming through the breast milk. So im pumping amd dumping and she is on formula. Still doing night feed though as that is her sleep routine. Im just so so sick. Im looking forward to easier times.

Bub is beautiful and beginning to coo and chat to us at nappy time. Such a lovely stage.

Edited by mirandarine, 13 April 2017 - 02:59 PM.

#78 Wonderstruck

Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:22 PM

We're comp feeding mostly formula too. Trying to increase supply but after the rough start we had, hypothyroidism etc and further nipple damage probably due to psoriasis it may not improve. In the end I'm ok with it just want to give as much breast as I can.

Dealing with reflux which is better with the meds but it's a constant washing battle.

Asked for a tresillian referal to get a handle on settling a little one with reflux as she always wants to be held which is exhausting!

We're also getting the cooing and smiling with changing which is nice!

It sucks you're sick!

Lily is 6 weeks 4 days - it is going quick

Edited by Wonderstruck, 13 April 2017 - 06:23 PM.

#79 mirandarine

Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

Wonderstruck... you and I seem so similar. I know with the thyroid breastfeeding is never going to be a walk in the park for us. Without Motillium I have zero supply. I tried to wean off it slowly and my supply dissapeared within days. I have had to work hard to build it back to its regular state which is lacklustre at best, but as you say some breast is better than none!
Have you tried putting Lily in a carrier? We have a baby bjorn and Milena is content in there. Without it she would be in my arms all day every day! Its great for day sleeps and i get stuff done. Even a coffee in peace!

The weather is cool on the gold coast today. DH is taking bub out for a walk while i snuggle under a doona with hot tea,  vicks and old episodes of friends :-) happy easter to you all.

Edited by mirandarine, 14 April 2017 - 08:16 AM.

#80 Wonderstruck

Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:03 PM

I must try out my ergo 360 - still getting the hang of it but I can imagine it will help a bunch - a lot of ladies came to mothers group wearing them this week.

I'll have to ask my endo about the breastfeeding when I see him at the end of the month. Unlikely I can do much but interesting to know for next time!

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