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Feeding your Newborn

Sandy_4444_

A few BF questions Lock

Goodmorning jus wnt some advice frm u bf mums My dd is nearly 2 months old. 1, she has her feed...

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Hi there, 1, she has her feeding frenzy time between 7pm and 10pm what ageDoes this start to settle down? Dd1 was bottle fed and di...

lena0

Breastfeeding in the early days, help :( Lock

Hi ladies, Please, please help. I've got a 7 day old baby and breastfeeding is just... awful, re...

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aveyr wrote: I'm the same, but one flat, one inverted. The reason it's hurting so much is the baby's sucking is break...

roxycat5

Avent Teats and Equipment Lock

I have washed my Avent bottles and teats etc in the dishwasher and i have noticed they have gone ...

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Shakespeare. milton is a liquid solution that will sterilize things, they sell it in a tablet or liquid format.

aveyr

how much per feed? Lock

I am exclusively pumping for my 2.5 week old, but we're kind of guessing when it comes to ho...

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I found this site the most useful guide on how much. http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milk...

Ejade10

breast feeding and flat nipples? Lock

I really want to continue to breast feed but am having trouble with flat nipples. I have tried us...

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Our 2.5 week old just started refusing breast altogether so I am exclusively pumping (with formula as backup if I have a dry day), a...

donnalix for colic- have you tried it?? Lock

hi, as some may have read, i have had an awful time with my newborn saxon. he has silent reflux, ...

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Manda_Koosh Have you thought of trying probiotics? Bio Gaia probiotics drops have been proven to be effective in releiving Colic. Is...

Skye_Simon

SMA does anyone else use it? Lock

Just wondering what you all think of it, my lo was on S26 but ended up with bad wind, constipatio...

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My youngest daughter had very bad wind problems and i ended up trying ALL of the baby products for wind there was to buy. None of th...

Mummy2Be :)

Lactation Cookies... do they really work? Lock

I was just given a lactation cookie recepie to help. Does it help? and when do you start chompin...

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honeyspider wrote: Hey ladies, yep that is the exact recipe I'm using as well but I got it off the bellybelly website (www.bell...

Sandy_4444_

bringing milk up? Lock

My dd is 4 weeks old, shes BF and brings milk up after every feed sometimes 2 or 3 times between ...

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Lol at Nai's new scent but yep I have to agree. Some babies spew up awhole lot more than others but as yourve mentioned, she do...

roxycat5

trying BF 2nd time round Lock

First baby, i tried BFeeding and hated it. Just had our 2nd baby on Monday and have seemed to som...

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Congratulations! I've heard the advice to bottle top up before for large bubs, but I must admit I just don't get it. Women can feed ...

An Angels Gift <3

Increasing supply Lock

Just wondering the name of the natural tablet you can take to increase milk supply? DS is 7 days ...

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Best way to increase milk supply is to keep feeding at every chance and then do some expressing 15 - 20 mins after every feed. If a ...

~NoDdY~

bf and tea Lock

Hi Just wondering how much tea/coffee you have to drink for it to effect you milk? Tia Xxxx

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I love the taste of tea, I used to have 4 or 5 cups a day. I just switched to decaf tea and I love it!

Squidlet

Breast pumps, Lactation cookies & baby weight Lock

Sorry to start another one of these threads, I have seen plenty around but none are coming up in ...

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I have the swing and use after every feed at this early stage. I'm happy with it. You can so try a nursing herbal tea.

jet08

FORMULA.... always a different amount Lock

hi i have a 2 month old baby as of today he has been on formula since first feed as had a really ...

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i wouldnt worry as the others said it is just a guide

Alli-cat

Major oversupply! Ouch Lock

So bub is 10 days old. Since my milk has come in I have expressed and stored 2 lts in between fee...

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Poor thing. I remember what that was like - no fun, and I don't look forward to it again. I remember my mw telling me not to expre...

Nipple Blanching Lock

It sounds like nipple vasospasm. Temperature change makes it worse so make sure you keep you boob...

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Had to wake 7 week old for a feed Lock

I would say that is normal. All of mine were sleeping thru by 6 weeks. I would not get into the ...

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During the day I would wake every four hours. But at night I would would let them go and only feed if they woke. But I would usually...

loving breastfeeding. Lock

I also loved breastfeeding Unfortuantely had to go back to work when DD was only 5 months.. But...

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I loved it as well. The first 6 weeks were hell and I didn't think I'd be able to keep going, but once all our issues got sorted it ...

Breast pads Lock

I used to always use the Johnsons ones, they used to come in a pink and white box I think. They ...

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im using the target brand ones verry cost effective n i love them super absorbent n comfy

missbird

Should I change formula? Lock

My baby is 6 weeks old and is fully formula fed. She is on Aptamil Gold + HA and seems to have al...

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My ds was the same I took him to my Dr and spoke to my midwife both advised that sometimes babies take s little while to get used to...

..:Dolly & Dex:..

DS to have tongue tie cut.. :( Lock

Has anyone else had this done?? DS has a pretty bad tongue tie and can hardly latch on at all. My...

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chalys 'n' J wrote: Haha! Yes my dh is complaining about how sore his nipples are!

Anirtak

Feeling a bit sad Lock

Hi ladies, I breastfed DS1 for 18 months and didn't need to use formula. DS2 on the other hand we...

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You're doing a great job! I've had to top up each of my 3 kids every single ffed and at most feeds it's been up to 200 ml. Haven't b...

mel-O

Please tell me how to get him to take a bottle Lock

Is there an easy way to get your baby to take a bottle? I've been trying for 2 weeks now to get m...

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Another thing that helped was changing the teat! I was still giving him the newborn one and he's just over 2 months, so I gave him t...

Duartecgyhrqqo

what kids games do your kids play online! Lock

Just curious to know what kind of games sites are out there for kids, my daughter is 2 years old ...

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carrot and parsnip

Something wrong with the water??? Lock

Hi, I've just had my 3rd baby a couple of weeks ago. The first 2 were born in NZ and I now live i...

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carrot and parsnip wrote: Hi, I've just had my 3rd baby a couple of weeks ago. The first 2 were born in NZ and I now live in Perth. ...

My*little*sunshines

DD slept through last night but.... Lock

It hurt my boobs :/ She usually wakes about 3/4 for a feed. How do i stop my boobs from hurting i...

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Axiom wrote: Depends on whether it's going to be a regular thing for her. I'd probably express around 11pm/midnight otherwise your s...

TallulahBelle

BF advice please :) Lock

Hi ladies, I'm after some help for my bestie!! She is breast feeding her little one, 6 weeks old...

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Thanks so much girls!! I have passed all the suggestions on...poor girl I'll go over on Saturday and see how she's going!! Thank y...

•••bubbles•••

A few boobie Q's for those that do/did BF Lock

Will i be using nursing pads for as long as i'm bfing? (Like does it eventually become so that yo...

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tickled*pink wrote: ~NoDdY~ wrote: I haven't used them at all. But I've got issues. Shrug I read that as tissues laugh You guys p...

KellynDarcy

Alfare formula and taste Lock

just wondering if anyone else gives there bub alfare. I was warned by the pead that it tasted pre...

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I know this post is 4 yrs old but was wondering whether you had any success feeding your baby Alfare? My 14 week old is cows milk an...

Kel85d

Should I change Formula ??? Lock

Hi, I am just after some advise on formula. DS is 8 weeks old and was born with a tounge tie and...

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I am breastfeeding and topping up with formula, I have found that she gets quite unsettled and I'm thinking of changing formula bran...

Laura_Horrell

bad breath in newborns Lock

my son has been on formula now for a couple of weeks - he has been settled but he is getting real...

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Hmm. must have enough water!

SSDH

Breastfeeding/Formula top ups and No Poo?? Lock

My new little man is 2wks old tomorrow. He is my 3rd baby. I have had low supply issues with all ...

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GBH. If bub isn't too unsettled - other than his snotty nose - he may be ok. See what your lactation consultant has to say. I have ...

Thegregorys

Let's talk milk Lock

Just a question, if you pump milk and put it in the fridge, how long will it last for before it g...

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Freshly expressed EBM: Can sit at room temp for 4 - 6 hours (so if you plan to use it for the next feed or you need to express over...

Ange75

Tongue Tie Lock

Hi i just wanted to convey some information about Tongue Tie. My little girl was born with a ton...

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My 10 week old son has been diagnosed with a tongue tie that can not be snipped, as it is in the meat of his tongue. the Plunket lac...

sarahlia080

Constant feeding Lock

My week old has been attached to my breasts all day and he will not sleep. How do I solve this be...

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Could be trying to increase milk supply but may also just be very overtired and suckling for comfort. How long are you keeping him ...

Chase&Charlie'sMummy

Expressing milk.... Lock

I would like to start expressing milk but am unsure of what the best time to do it. I took the mi...

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I expressed my first three feeds of the day as the mornings are the best. I would also express immediately after feeding DS and did ...

Dad-of-Jay

Formula suggestions Lock

Hi peoples, just after others opinions on what formula I can possibly try next. We were using NA...

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I had the same problem with my DD who is 6 weeks. Had her on the Nan HA with no problems, then when they changed the formula she sta...

*~Zimbee~*

Question about formula! Lock

Hi Ladies, Hope everyone is going well! Have had a massive 2 weeks so i havent been on much but h...

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Hey moo2moo, yes i had heard of it and was really not keen on putting him on it in the first place! Thats exactly what is happening ...

Dad-of-Jay

Feeding with a bottle while sleeping in the cot Lock

Hi people, First post so please don't be too harsh. We're new parents of a 5 week old baby boy. ...

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Hi I found that using a hot water flask worked a charm. I prepare it with warmed water (mix cooled boiled water and boiled water to...

ProudMummy!

Burping Lock

Hi Everyone, When I feed (BF) our 4 week old during the night he falls back to sleep and does'nt...

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Have you tried a herbal med called "blow the wind"? I found it good for burping and for farting a few hours later.