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Feeding your Newborn

Peg-a-leg

Breast/nursing Pads Lock

hello ladies, Everyone has been telling me that gel nursing pads are great and a must have when ...

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I just got some from the pharmacy, they're 'Rite Aid' brand and are called 'hydrogel pads'. They are wonderfully soothing if you ha...

Emilyben29

Newborn feeding Lock

Hi there My week old baby has been cluster feeding fine, and will be awake for long spaces of ti...

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yup what she said not to worry

Miss_E

Feeding to much Lock

I am a little worried about my DD's feeding. She is formula feed and downs 120mls every 3/4 hours...

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I am sorry if I confused you but I meant every 3 to 4 hours, not 3 quarters of an hour. I re read my post and thought, "wow I could...

mum2jake

formula feeding Lock

since having my little boy 12 days ago I havent been able to find out from anyone just what is th...

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I think what the nurse has told you is pretty standard. My DD is 6 mths and has been on 120mls for a few months, being premmie she j...

Mumx2+nomore

Gave up on breastfeeding Lock

Hi ladies, Just given birth to number 2 a couple of days ago. Started breastfeeding fine but d...

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I swear by nipple shields! Am using them now as I have nipple inversion. They are great!

chickie1975

Feed off both breasts?? Lock

Just wondering, my DD is 10 days old and BF has been going pretty well. Whilst I was engorged, I ...

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This is what I do. Feed off one breast until bub lets go. Burp. Then put back on until bub comes off. I then Burp and then offer th...

mummymeg

Told to use a HA formula from start but which one Lock

Hi ladies My DD was raised on soy milk from 6weeks as she couldnt take the dairy so her pediatric...

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Thanks Jocelyn88. You ae the second one to mention the elecare. If you dont mind me asking are you in nz or aust, i havent heard of ...

Pixel

wanting to breast feed Lock

i got to 122 kg with my son ( i got pre-eclamsia really bad ) i was 24 kg when i got pregnant i w...

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Agree with other girls - even if he is not getting milk but just sucking this will stimulate your body to produce more milk. Good luck

At_Mf

7 week old feeding every 1.5 - 2hrs (formula feed) Lock

Hi all, To provide background our bub was born very small and has been on 3 hourly feeds since b...

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after the growth spurt did you increase the amount of formula she has? it could be that shes hungrier. after each growth spurt we ad...

mum2olivia&mia

needing a lil vent Lock

hi ladies just really needing a lil vent feeling bit down at the moment my DD2 is 2 wks tommor...

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So glad to hear things have improved a bit since ur first post....few things.. I had shocking cracked nipples with DS, some even hea...

Mama Zion

Anyone else find manual&electric pumps useless?? Lock

As my son is lactose intolerant and has milk protein allergy I was advised to supplement one of h...

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That's perfectly normal pumping output. Women seem to have this expectation that you should be able to pump 100ml+ with no problem...

charliegirl78

Changing formulas Lock

I have a 5 week old baby and was wondering what the signs are when you should possibly look at ch...

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ZachnLeonsMum

Hypothyroidism and Breastfeeding Lock

Hi, I'm nearly 30 weeks pregnant and am being treated for "hypothyroidism during pregnancy". I'v...

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Thanks C_hippie_kiwi I appreciate you sharing that with me. I am seeing my obstetrician and endo this week / and next week and wil...

Silver_Nailpolish

Woodwards Gripe Water or Colic Calm Lock

I've noticed my wee girl has been experiencing a bit of pain when trying to pass wind and doesn't...

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gripe water works but i prefer infants friend - all natural - from the chemist

mummy2Jayde+Elijah+bubba

Formula Feeding from birth Lock

Just wondering how many women formula fed their babies from birth. I am due on the 21st December ...

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obviously you have no idea, why don't you inform yourself? and for those people who have REAL problems ff is an alternative. heres ...

Mummabear*000

Expressing - how much do I need for a 3 week old. Lock

I have just bought my electric breast pump yay. As we never see the amount our babies have whilst...

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I know this is a bit late now...but for future reference I found Kellymom really helpful, this is their info on expressed milk. Just...

Silver_Nailpolish

Teats and formula Lock

I was wondering if there is a particular formula that might be formulated to encourage less painf...

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I changed from medela bottles to dr browns at about 6 wks. It made a huge difference. DS would bring up one huge burp within a min ...

Xx_Ahren_Xx

Will a baby starve themselves? Lock

My little boy has been so fussy on the breast to the point where he wouldn't feed he just cried o...

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Well we have battled through a very hard couple weeks. I have spent almost the past 2 days with bub almost constantly at the breast,...

Silver_Nailpolish

Rough Start - starving your baby Lock

I brought my baby home on Thursday and while BF was sore (not a correct latch), it was do-able an...

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The plunket nurse came around today and weighed Mya. She's now at 8lb 8oz or 3.8 something kg. She's in the middle of length and wei...

Shayli_Anderson

constipation in new borns Lock

kinda urgent, my bubs is 3 weeks old and has had trouble with constipation for a week and a half ...

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its pretty uncommon for a fully breast fed baby to be constipated. its more likely as the PP have said breastfed babies can go for a...

JVCF13

Breast feeding Lock

Hi, I just wanted to know if anyone has had success breast feeding with Flat Nipples. I tried wi...

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I haven't tried them myself, but have heard of a few women having success with nipple formers (scroll to bottom)

Silver_Nailpolish

Formula that doesn't constipate Lock

I think the formula I am feeding my newborn is constipating her. She hasn't had a bowel movement ...

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I think the formula I am feeding my newborn is constipating her. She hasn't had a bowel movement since around 4:20am yesterday. I'm...

Lami

S26 causing vomiting?? Lock

My little one has been projectile vomiting for a bit over a week and someone mentioned that their...

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Milk over supply... a bit tmi sorry Lock

So my DS is nearly 4 weeks and I am having trouble with over supply issues... My milk was really ...

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That's insane! Sorry, absolutely can NOT identify, Miss_Bee. I'm having the opposite problem. I'd be happy to switch for a week, a...

Bensmum18

Breastfeeding Biscult Recipe Lock

Hi Ladies I'm 38weeks pregnant with Bub#2 and just doing some research on having great breastmil...

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Thanks so much ladies Will give all those ideas a try! Only 2weeks left now hehe

justdoit

small breasts and milk supply Lock

ok so i know this topic has been done before and i know everyone is of the opinion that size does...

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in saying that though its a little unrealistic to sit there for an hour feeding isnt it???? NO!!!!!! wow blunt well thats ...

Sess Eej & ClairyFairy

Milk boosting pill Lock

I got a script from my doctor today for that pill that is supposed to increase your milk supply. ...

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I had to take domperidone (another name for it- motillium) with all my babies which worked well but once I stopped taking it my milk...

VeahandNix

Is there such thing as feeding too often? Lock

My little boy is now 10 days old, he feeds quiet often through the day... Sometimes every 1-2 hou...

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Hi there, Drs unfortnately don't spend much time on bf in their 6 year minimum degree. That is actually normal for a bub to feed li...

kay8805

Breast Pump Reviews Lock

Hey guys, I'm a expecting the arrival of my 2nd DD in a few months and looking at the range of br...

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I've had a manual Avent pump and a Medela electric pump. I got more milk out in less time with my then 4 year old Avent handpump th...

Baby's blood pooling to one side of his body Lock

Can you explain what you mean by his blood is pooling to one side? Not sure what you mean by this.

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Could it just be heat from where he has been lying?

strange advice... Lock

while talking to someone quite close to me about baby waking in the night and night feeds, I was ...

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lol guess its just not for me then. ds is only a newborn and poos every feed. runny leaky suckers! I was told to give a dummy by a...

Newborn falling asleep at the boob Lock

Hi All my babies have fallen asleep while on the boob. With my dd's because they were small I wa...

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I change my DS nappy when he falls asleep during a feed. Only pitfall is changing so soon after a feed... lol I get pooed on a lot

shull

has anyone else got a nuk electric breast pump Lock

has anyone else got a nuk electric breast pump, still have from last time, but want others feedba...

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If its only for the occasional expressing you could try hand expressing. Its actually quite easy and even when I was using either a...

Carmina1990

how long?? Lock

hey ladies, i didnt BF my son so im like a new mother when it comes to BF my daughter, she is 5 d...

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it can take weeks for your boobs to settle. if you feed your bubs 3 hourly and drain one boob fully and then offer the other one as ...

Trickyvic

Narrow Nasal passages Lock

Hi, I signed up hopefully to help my nephew and partner, they just had a gorgeous little boy on 9...

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ProudMummy!

Mix Feeding Lock

I am thinking of introducing 1 formula feed a day because I don't think bub is getting enough fro...

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Or you could just make sure you have more to drink and Eat in the afternoon,

Mel-mummy to georgia and bub to be

how often does a newborn bf a day?? Lock

hi there just wondering how often my 4 day old should be breasfeeding?? my milk came in yesterday...

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hi there just wondering how often my 4 day old should be breasfeeding?? my milk came in yesterday and the nurses told me that she s...

Mel-mummy to georgia and bub to be

do you ever wake a sleeping baby??? Lock

hi i have a 6 day old, 3.8 kg daughter, she sleeps really well at times has been sleeping for 4.5...

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Hi, Totally agree with the other ladies. During the day try to feed every four hours. During the night just demand feed. I did this...

Is it mastitis?? Lock

I had mastitis with DS1 and was pretty much the same... no cracked/sore nipples no lumps to indic...

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Scoot Scoot

Help with breast milk Lock

Hello ladies my ds is 5wks my breast milk is dying and I really don't want to use formula at this...

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Weleda Nursing Tea I can not rave enough about it! You can get it from a pharmacy but is cheaper online. (is a bit expensive if yo...