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rachaeljm replied to topic To Wake or not to Wake??

Each day will be different. Some days your baby might need an extra hour if they didn't sleep much the day before. Trust your instincts. My baby is 9 weeks aswell and she is a 3 hour feeder, iv...

Tuesday 06 November 11:14am
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rachaeljm replied to topic Caffeine and breastfeeding

Hi Tara I have a morning coffee just about every day straight after breast feeding aswell. Ive had proper coffees from a cafe too, and it did have any effect. I rang the 'Mother Safe Group' at R...

Wednesday 31 October 08:13am
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rachaeljm replied to topic How much to Express?

Hi Leigh On the back of a formula tin it says: up to 2 weeks: 60mls 2 weeks - 2 months: 120mls 2-4 months: 180mls 4-6 months: 240mls I'd use the above info as a guide. Babies go through growth sp...

Wednesday 24 October 09:41am
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rachaeljm replied to topic What does it mean when

Breast feeding is tricky! I have days when I feel that my supply is down (especially when tired or stressed). I hardly ever have engorged breasts but that does not mean that the supply is low. I ...

Wednesday 24 October 09:19am
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rachaeljm replied to topic When to feed?

I agree with MM....no longer than 4 hours for a feed. My baby lost a considerable amount of weight over the first 3 days and whilst in hospital we had to wake her every 3 hours for a feed until sh...

Wednesday 24 October 09:04am
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rachaeljm replied to topic Wake A Sleeping Baby?

I had to wake my baby every 3 hours for a feed whilst in hospital because she lost a lot of weight (wasn't feeding properly). I continued this when we got home until she gained back her weight. S...

Tuesday 23 October 07:01am
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rachaeljm replied to topic Schedule feeding...I didn't know this

I began my mother-hood journey with a schedule at hand purely to build up confidence. I do not feel selfish for refering to a routine and I do not feel that the book I refer to puts my needs first...

Friday 19 October 09:49am
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rachaeljm replied to topic breast feeding question?

My baby is nearly 7 weeks and for the first week she only fed from one side, so I would start the next feed on the other side. I am following Gina Ford's routine which has the same feeding guideli...

Friday 19 October 09:09am
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rachaeljm replied to topic Breastfeeding Question

my breasts only become engorged if my baby has missed a feed or two aswell. i have to feed with nipple shields (baby is a lazy sucker the midwives said) she does the yanking thing too towards the ...

Thursday 18 October 11:59am
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rachaeljm replied to topic the dream feed

hi kelly she had a great sleep last night would you believe!! went to bed at 7pm as normal and didn't wake until 12.45am and then slept until 5.30ish this morning. I felt great today (well not so...

Thursday 18 October 11:46am
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rachaeljm started new topic the dream feed

hi all Id love to hear your thoughts and experiences on the dream feed aka 10/10.30pm feed. For the first couple of weeks with my baby Id get her up for a 10/10.30pm feed and she would wake 2-3am a...

Wednesday 17 October 11:23am
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rachaeljm replied to topic THE NEW CONTENTED LITTLE BABY BOOK

Hi there Yes the one thing I have learned from different people is to trust my own instincts. The CLB routines have been a fantastic guideline for me being a new mum. She is now 6 weeks old and w...

Wednesday 17 October 08:14am
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rachaeljm replied to topic To Wake or Not to Wake ???????

I personally dont think it is cruel to wake your baby for a feed. I had similar problems in hospital therefore we had to wake her every 3 hours for a feed because she lost a considerable amount of...

Wednesday 17 October 07:51am
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rachaeljm replied to topic GREAT WEIGHTLOSS PILLS

dear irisheyes and alicia....how are you both going now? whats news on your progress???

Monday 15 October 05:52am
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rachaeljm replied to topic THE NEW CONTENTED LITTLE BABY BOOK

hi there yes mine isn't into the afternoon routine either! she has short catnaps instead of a solid sleep. i have changed some of the routine to suit us. as for the post of this book, i realise ...

Monday 15 October 05:42am
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rachaeljm replied to topic Settling to sleep

do you put him to bed straight after every feed during the day? maybe he could have some awake time after a couple of the feeds during the day, between sleeps? like a kick without a nappy for 30m...

Monday 15 October 05:31am
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rachaeljm replied to topic THE NEW CONTENTED LITTLE BABY BOOK

she does have children....3 of them. This is her profession. She has worked with over 300 families and their babies

Saturday 13 October 11:16am
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rachaeljm replied to topic Two vessel umbilical cord baby - Help!

Hi Jodie I had a 2 vessel cord for my pregnancy. She is now 5wks old and healthy. I do know how you feel though. I was disappointed in myself when i found out about the vessel. Since finding ou...

Saturday 13 October 05:50am
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rachaeljm replied to topic Baby Won't Sleep @ Night

Hi Jodi my baby is 5 weeks old too and I am following a routine that has been a great help to me. You many have read my post i put up yesterday about the book (the new contented little baby book b...

Saturday 13 October 05:33am
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rachaeljm replied to topic is it ok to hav medication whil breastfeeding?

Hi there ring MOTHER SAFE on 1800647848. They give free advice to women in NSW on medications in pregnancy and lactation.

Friday 12 October 05:16am
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