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postpartum recovery thread - Page 3post #41 of 1417/25/13 at 5:18pmpost #42 of 1417/25/13 at 7:51pmDayiscoming, have you considered calling your insurance company to see if they will GIVE you a breast pump? Remember before we all discussed getting them because of new insurance regulations. Mine us a double electric. I would even consider shipping you mine (brand new in box) if you could send me yours when your insurance company gets it to you. Just a thought if you need one. It took almost 3 weeks to get mine from BCBS I'm glad your hubby agreed to get it done but so sorry for your sweet girl. Hope she recovers sooner than later and you guys figure out latching and nursing (((HUGS)))post #43 of 1417/26/13 at 6:39am
That's really nice of you Tenk, but I can't get one unless I go to WIC, not sure I'd qualify anymore and I hate WIC(for myself) because they pry too much and expect too much from my time for me. And my DH just got a $13,000 a year pay increase. Worst case scenario, I'll go buy me one. I guess we can afford things, but my DH is very conservative in spending when it comes to some things, so I have to push for what I need. Love him, but yeah. :)
Does a double pump make a big difference for the supply vs the manual pump? I figured I could use a manual one even if we figured things out or even if I do end up getting the double for when I have to be out and the double is inconvenient. I'm totally new to needing to pump much. I've only ever had to express or manually pump the very occasional bottle. Staying awake at night while trying to manually pump was quite the pain in the butt I will say though. And my pump started sounding squeeky. Yey... LOL
I have had to pump all baby's feedings for the past 24 hrs. She did try to nurse twice, but she's not trying very hard - poor latch - very little milk actually getting pulled out. Had to give her 1.5 oz of organic formula this morning. Not something I ever wanted to do, but she was starving and I was out of breastmilk. I started drinking the traditional medicinals more milk tea last night when my box came in the mail.post #44 of 1417/26/13 at 12:02pm
Went out and got the Avent double breast pump. It seriously feels like thing is trying to eat my nipples when I use it on the lowest setting, but it pumps much faster than using the manual one and is actually quieter than my all the sudden squeeky manual one. I assume I may just get used to the suction? At least it doesn't take long at all.post #45 of 1417/26/13 at 2:16pmQuote:Originally Posted by dayiscoming2006
Went out and got the Avent double breast pump. It seriously feels like thing is trying to eat my nipples when I use it on the lowest setting, but it pumps much faster than using the manual one and is actually quieter than my all the sudden squeeky manual one. I assume I may just get used to the suction? At least it doesn't take long at all.
I thought the suction Was strange too, awkward. They made me use it but i was glad about its effectiveness.in some ways. ...post #46 of 1417/26/13 at 2:23pmAm i the only one in complete shock about only using like _8ish diapers a day??? Maybe it will change? As feedings increase? Or maybe i let baby sit in poop so i dont wake her?? I offer nursing first, thjnking shes hungry instead which.is usually true. I like when shes more relAxed for changing diaper instead of just wanting nursing & being upset...Maybe 24 diapers was too much ? Hmmmmpost #47 of 1417/26/13 at 7:31pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by here we are
Am i the only one in complete shock about only using like _8ish diapers a day??? Maybe it will change? As feedings increase? Or maybe i let baby sit in poop so i dont wake her?? I offer nursing first, thjnking shes hungry instead which.is usually true. I like when shes more relAxed for changing diaper instead of just wanting nursing & being upset...Maybe 24 diapers was too much ? Hmmmm
i'm actually kinda the opposite--with my first babe my mom said she'd never seen someone change their baby so much...i just don't like them to stay wet for any time at all. we go through a ton of diapers...i've got about 12 cloth, so that's about a day...and then i switch for disposable at night, take a day to wash and then reuse. it works for us to help cut down on buying disposable and throwing away less. but not doing laundry all the time either.
anyways, i always change diapers first, but i hear you with the relaxed diaper change--that would be nice...mine are always screaming for milk :/ eeks.post #48 of 1417/26/13 at 9:01pmWe are also going through a ton of diapers! Sometimes I will change mason only for him to poop his pants five minutes later I like to change him before the feeding, and I think he is getting in the routine of "I'm hungry, so I cry, now my booty is dry, now we eat"
I have a question- do you guys have a lot of pressure in your vaginal area when you get up after sitting a while or when you sit down to pee? Is that normal? Its not really painful, just really uncomfortable and it makes it hard to relax and "let go" on the potty.post #49 of 1417/26/13 at 10:34pmIQuote:Originally Posted by InLove2009
We are also going through a ton of diapers! Sometimes I will change mason only for him to poop his pants five minutes later I like to change him before the feeding, and I think he is getting in the routine of "I'm hungry, so I cry, now my booty is dry, now we eat"
I have a question- do you guys have a lot of pressure in your vaginal area when you get up after sitting a while or when you sit down to pee? Is that normal? Its not really painful, just really uncomfortable and it makes it hard to relax and "let go" on the potty.
You need to get looked at for prolapse. My friend described the same feeling and she needs surgery. Hopefully that's not the case but I would for sure tell my medical person. Hugs.post #50 of 1417/27/13 at 12:21amThat's what it felt like when I was having prolapse symptoms as well.
I also change first. If he's sleepy after nursing I don't want to wake him again for a diaper change. I also don't want him sitting in a poo diaper. We go through 12+ a day/night I'd say and we change then feed and sometimes change again if he has pooped again (already!)post #51 of 1417/27/13 at 4:17amHi ladies! I'm happy to be on the other side of labour with a beautiful baby girl. I'll post my birth story later but wanted to chime in on the pp recovery/breastfeeding chat.
First off, huge hugs to all you mamas having nursing issues! There are too many of you for my tired brain to keep straight, so my apologies for not giving personal attention to each of you. My first quickly developed a nursing aversion despite having no obvious tongue or lip tie issues and I ended up exclusively pumping for her for 10 weeks before slowly luring her to the breast using a nipple shield and paced bottle feeding. Believe me, I feel your pain! Know that babies are resilient and gentle offers with no pressure can work wonders on reluctant nursers. Kellymom has a great page on this stuf.
As for me, I'm just about 48 hours post partum and all things considered am feeling pretty good. Baby is a nursing maniac and I started pumping manually just enough to get to letdown so she isn't as frantic and rough. We will need to fine tune our latch but for now I'm just thrilled she's happy to nurse. She had one cluster feed yesterday that lasted from 6 am to 6 pm (not a typo!) but my milk seems to be on its way in and she has started to actually drift off between nursing sessions now. We're getting discharged today after I get my rhogam/winrho shot. She's lost lots of weight but her bilirubin levels improved significantly so it's not alarming the MW much. The order of the day is to nurse, nurse, nurse!
Healthy, strong baby vibes and quick recovery to all mamaspost #52 of 1417/27/13 at 4:24ampost #53 of 1417/27/13 at 11:04amWell I'm suffering from a yeast infection and raging thrush. I get this so easily. Got some diflucan today. Slept through my appt time for treatment for baby. He needs nystatin I guess. I got some gentian violet today and may just try that over the weekend. I just hate how it turns baby's face purple. Any suggestions? I'm
Miserable!! Itchy! Painful boobs!! Ugh ugh.post #54 of 1417/27/13 at 2:05pmProbiotics probiotics probiotics. For both of you.
I thought people weren't using gentian violet anymore? I'm admittedly very much on the fringe when it comes to conventional medicine but it seems like when my son had thrush seven years ago it was out of use. Or according to my research it was.
Aviva Jill Romm wrote a great children's health book- it's herbal and dietary and I know she's got thrush in there, right now I'm trapped under a nursing baby so I can't go look but I will if you want me to.
I'm so sorry you're dealing with that. Yeast is so persistent.
As for me I just discovered a knotted up clogged duct- yay! It's practically on my breastbone, weird place. My dd woke up with a fever and the babe has been fussy all day and I haven't eaten since 9am. DH is immersed in some project outside and can't be bothered. Grrr. I'm hungry and irritated and not equipped to take care of all three of us yet. Thank goodness my son is tagging along after his dad today. I'd lose my effin mind if I had to tend him too.
Wasn't I just saying how hormonal I haven't been on another thread. Yep eating those words right up. I am pretty hungry after all.post #55 of 1417/27/13 at 2:36pmYeah i bought some probiotics yesterday. The garden of life Raw 85 billion. $40 but worth it i hope. My lactation consultant said use the GV for 3-5 days + triple nip cream + diflucan. I'm so miserable i would do anything to alleviate this. Also just put ACV diluted on my boobs. My vagina burns itches stings and my boobs to too. I'm about to lose my $hit on my two year old and my partner. He's at Least cleaning the house now after I had to nag. Gaw I hate having to tell people what to do. The carpet hadn't been vacuumed in a week since I had the baby. Blah blah blah. Sorry this turned into a rant. I think I need a nap.post #56 of 1417/27/13 at 3:04pmLol. I think we all need naps.
I didn't see any changes in yeast action until I doubled the dose on the bottle of probiotics that I had been taking. Then, finally, I kicked the yeast infection I had for my ENTIRE pregnancy.
Putting your nips in the sun can help too. Same with your lady parts. Just 10 minutes, dries things out nicely. I also found that sitting in front of a fan to dry out the area worked well, just not easy to do gracefully in a house full of people/ kids.
I've had some success with neem oil vaginally but I don't know about postpartum. Boric acid works best for me but again, the postpartum thing is a question. I'll go look in my book.post #57 of 1417/27/13 at 4:28pmI had yeast after L and had to take 10 diflucan pills plus yeast cream and baby was treated too ..... Oh I had mastitis at the same time (good times!!!) and it was MISERABLE!!!! I felt like I had yeast again this time so I went to a local Dr and told him this. He totally ignored me and said it was probably mastitis and gave me antibiotics. Said it may upset Camden's tummy. After 36 hours he was screaming bloody murder do I ditched the anti's and we have recovered with pro instead. Good luck mama!! I HATE feeling ill and trying to take care of me and thempost #58 of 1417/29/13 at 6:05pmpost #59 of 1417/29/13 at 7:06pmQuote:Originally Posted by harmonious
Just need to report to someone that my first pp bowel movement (3 days pp) was large and awesome and totally pain free. I was freaked out and nervous after the OB prescribed a stool softener (which i didnt take) and the pp nurse told me the first one would be traumatic!
Totally, me too, painfree &actually slid right out. They told me it would feel like another baby coming out! What the #!#!#!
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