hiya my beautiful ,fellow sleep deprived friends!
Hows everyone feeling this weekend?
Well, i have regretfully decided to put Landon on formula too today,after yet ANOTHER lousy night!!
He has started to suck all cacky on the boob,which has been causing lots of tummy aches and wind pain etc for him.
Its like hes just gulping at the breast,and u can actually hear him gasping as he swallows.
When DD had problems with this, the midwife suggested i try to lay down to feed,as my flow was too fast for her.
well, for DD it worked a treat, but unfortunately, laying down isnt helping me this time!
He has also been throwing up alot too,which i assume is a result of all the tummy aches hes getting too.He threw up like, 3 litres of milk yesturday,and the poor little guy had the hiccups for ages afterwards.Its just starting to worry me, as to how much he is actually keeping down,coz he just poos or spews it up straight away.
We have tried him on formula, and he hasnt thrown that up yet (touch wood),and he doesnt struggle so much sucking on the teat. (the first time i tried him on a bottle tho,it took him half an hour to drink 30 mls!)
I might try and express sum breast milk later,and give that to him in a bottle-and see how that goes.
Gonna just get a tin of formula tho,just incase that starts to go pear shaped i reakon!
Melanie-re: sore cracked nipples, have u tried to use nipple shields? (i assume u have already tried every cream available!!) i only mention the shields, as alot of ppl dont know they exist!
I probably wouldve given up breast feeding DD if it werent for the relief of those things!! (it was also good for me, as my left nipple was a little flat when my milk came in,and DD struggled to latch on properly!)
Just an idea anyways-who knows, u probably already tried em!
best of luck getting Harry to sleep thru the night soon too tho-i am in the same boat as u by the sounds of it!
Tricia- re: baby & toddler in same room- i haven't done it yet- but gonna have to think about doing it very soon! We only have a small 3 bedroom house at the moment,and for the time being, Landon has just been sleeping in bed with us,as its easier to feed him in bed that way.but once i put him on bottles,i'll probably want to try and get him into a routine of sleeping in his own bed. (got the cot in the loungeroom at the moment, as we have no idea where to put him yet!!)
DP thinks we put the 2 boys in together (as DS1 is 3,and is less likely to poke his eyes out just for the fun of it ,than 2 yr DD!!!)..but the thing with that is, DS1 has a smaller bedroom than DD,so i doubt there will be enuff room for the 2 of them (plus Deakans umpteen billion toys!!)
ultimately, i would just prefer to move out of this place,and get a 4 bedroom one-but that takes time and money-both of which we just DONT HAVE!!
grrrr,guess i shouldve thought about that a bit more, b4 i got knocked up eh!! ah well, we'll make it work...somehow!
re: face book-I too am on facebook.Rachel Mason. Im holding my DD in my profile pic.Just let me know ur from huggies if u add me, so i know to accept u!! smile
anyways, i better cruise now,the kids are running a total muck,and i cant even yell at them to tell them off ,as i lost my voice (boo hoo)!
hope everyone is feeling well!!!