I am lucky as I have no problems with feeding.
What are your problems and maybe it has something to do with settling or something else?
kaz, qld, girl 2, boy 4mths
Mum of 1, NSW
Ive had the usuall cracked nipples and so on but i suggest u persisit with it.My suggestion is try to stay stress free whilst breastfeeding and make sure u and the baby are comftable.
1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way
i'm not sure dramas you are having but here is my experience so far. we would be interested to know as one of us may be going through the same thing right now or have experienced it recently.
our daughter was 6 weeks premmie (she is now 3 months old). For the first 2 weeks I had to express as she was tube fed. i wasn't able to try breastfeeding her until her 3rd week in hospital.
with the nurses help we were able to get her to feed on my right side but had difficulty on the left. We tried the footy hold and also tried using a nipple shield to help her to latch on properly. the nipple shield was the way to go for me.
when we came home i had the usual anxieties: is she getting enough, how often should i feed her etc, etc.
we were able to dispose of the nipple shield after about a week (i think this was more of a confidence thing for me rather than a necessity towards the end).
i joined the Australian Breastfeedin Assoc. as soon as she came out of hospital and attend our local meeting every fortnight. this was a great help. i would recommend to anyone to join. not only for the support but it made me get out of my pj's before lunch at least one day of the week!!!!!
madeline was settling and sleeping soundly for 2 hours at a time. she was also producing plenty of wet nappies throughout the day.
she has days where wants to feed all the time but this is not everyday. i am told that this is quite normal as she is probably ready for a growth spurt and is just trying to build up my supply.
she is also not sleeping for as long during the day, but is more playful. she is still waking at least once through the night.
hope this helps.
Johanne_Chambers@yahoo.com.au plainland qld
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