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Breastfeeding our new babies - Page 7post #121 of 22410/15/13 at 9:38pmThread Starterpost #122 of 22410/16/13 at 1:38amvc, yay for little victories like nursing outside the home! I recently had my first experience with that too. It's a confidence builder.
For those marathon feeding sessions I've found that a good TV show on Netflix really helps.
The birthcenter has a scale available at the BF support group once a week. I would be worried too if I couldn't weigh him more often. I've heard scales can vary a lot though so it's ideal if you can use the same one every time.Quote:Ok, that sounds like what I've got. I did some research and found that a certain presciption can help: niferinin or something like that. I plan to ask my MW for it on Thursday. It's low risk for BFing and most women have good results with it, worth a try to me. I don't want to go back to the nipple shield because of the limited transfer and I feel it keeps him from learning proper latching.
Edited by dakipode - 10/16/13 at 1:54ampost #123 of 22410/16/13 at 7:26ampost #124 of 22410/16/13 at 9:28ampost #125 of 22410/16/13 at 10:13ampost #126 of 22410/16/13 at 10:51ampost #127 of 22410/16/13 at 11:38ampost #128 of 22410/16/13 at 11:43ampost #129 of 22410/16/13 at 11:44ampost #130 of 22410/16/13 at 1:33pmpost #131 of 22410/16/13 at 1:33pmpost #132 of 22410/16/13 at 1:38pmWe cosleep like that, too. I keep the blankets lower down, though not quite all the way to my waist, and I wear a light open fronted sweater so my arms are covered. It used to be a nice sweater, but it's become my "sleep thing" these last few years of cosleep/breastfeeding. Last night the baby spit up all over me and I stripped down to my sleeping bra. I was so cold but it would've sent DS1 (woke up bc of baby crying) over the edge if I'd left the bed to go get a new shirt and DP was too tired to help me.post #133 of 22410/16/13 at 1:40pmQuote:
Me, too! Don't underestimate body heat when you are tummy to tummy with a warm baby. wool socks and cozy thermal pyjamas, and pillows tucked behind your back and behind baby to support the position, all insulate very well, plus blankets up to your waist if needed. I am the type to have the thick comforter up to my chin normally, but when co-sleeping/breastfeeding, I don't need the blankets almost at all. Occasionally draped over my legs/hips, but sometimes I get sweaty and kick them all off. You can always wear thicker pyjamas and layer pyjamas (I have been sleeping in a tank top and a sweat suit) and truly chunky wool socks or even double up on wool socks if your bedroom is really chilly.
I don't want mamas on here to not give side-lying "dream feeding" throughout the night a try because they fear they'll be cold! It is my single most important tool in my mothering arsenal, I'd be lost if I had to get up out of the bed during the nights to go to a newborn or infant when they stir and start fussing. I need that baby right there so my drowsy little head stays firmly planted on the pillow most of the time. I'm a sleep junkie (= useless in the middle of the night). I'm happy to let 'the girls' (my nickname for my breasts) take over during the nights and do the heavy lifting while I snooze blissfully.post #134 of 22410/16/13 at 1:42pmQuote:Originally Posted by Jennyanydots
We cosleep like that, too. I keep the blankets lower down, though not quite all the way to my waist, and I wear a light open fronted sweater so my arms are covered. It used to be a nice sweater, but it's become my "sleep thing" these last few years of cosleep/breastfeeding.
I have a thick ribbed cashmere cardigan that is the same for me! It used to be nice, but it's SO warm and thick and toasty and not at all scratchy that it's my 'go to' winter wear around the house. It actually has stayed pretty good looking, no pilling, magically. It's good to get a cardigan that is really soft and toasty for cosleeping/breastfeeding to keep your arms/shoulders toasty warm.post #135 of 22410/16/13 at 6:29pmSimón and I always side lie nurse to go to bed. Sometimes I doze off in the middle, but usually it puts him to sleep so quickly that he pops off before I fall asleep. I've noticed that often when it looks like my boob would be smothering him, he is breathing fine. I think something about the shape of the human nose makes it very hard for a boob to smother it. I also figure he would start to squirm if he was having trouble breathing and that would wake me up.post #136 of 22410/16/13 at 7:09pmpost #137 of 22410/16/13 at 9:20pmpost #138 of 22410/17/13 at 12:14ampost #139 of 22410/17/13 at 1:06amThread StarterI love side-by-side nursing. It is really great when I'm feeling too lazy or exhausted. My biggest gripe is that I can't tandem nurse the twins in that position. I've tried all kinds of gymnastics and tried so hard to convince them, but they won't go for it. At night, I usually end up tandem nursing, so the benefits of side lying don't help me often. I sleep in a sleeping nursing bra, leggings or yoga pants and a light robe open in the front. I get cold sometimes but usually it's ok. We keep our house around 63-65.
CDsmom, that pumping photo is amazing. That's one you'll want to share with his future girlfriends.post #140 of 22410/17/13 at 1:48amLol CDsmom he's such a silly guy. I still remember him driving his truck on your baby bump. So freaking adorable!!!
Serafina-- that's how I do it too except for the pillow to prop baby. Can't believe I didn't think of that one! Problem is the constant spitting up. If we nurse laying down it seems to get worse and she freaks out so I have to get up. So yeah guess who's super tired?!?!
Lilmamita-- ugh pumping every two hours completely blows!!! So your supply isn't going up enough? That's the problem with the pump-- it can't mimic baby. I really hope you get this figured out and if you have to supplement then so be it. 90% of shitty nursing sessions must be really hard on you. Big hugs and throwing you some positive thoughts. Domperidone and Go Lacta are two things I'd try, I think you already mentioned.
Mrs&Mrs-- lol my iPhone has a keyboard shortcut for you. Guess I type that a lot! My freaking left nipple also tuned white with DD1. Gawd I'll never forget the pain. I hated taking ibuprofen every day. Then like magic at around 4-5 months it stopped hurting and her latch was better but man-- those few months were awful. I never got her checked for tounge tie but just don't think it was that. I weaned from the shield after a week because I was so afraid of exactly what you described! I hate it when people say nursing shouldn't hurt. Well sometimes it just does! It could be hormones, inverted nipples, bad latch and regular irritation of clothing and nursing pads. I don't know but I wish I could offer you advice about it. Because I didn't get any that changed much. Ugh.
Lillian weighs just under what my first daughter did at almost two months! And her latch is getting worse and worse. Pretty sure my left boob produces more because she clamps down and wants to comfort nurse constantly on it. My nipple is SO SO tender. I do notice that my nipples come out looking normal and round so I know it's just the normal soreness.
She's been SO fussy and nursing constantly! The fuss was all day long today. Her little cry is very high pitched it actually gave me a headache. I'm trying to learn to nurse in the sling or moby because I cannot stand sitting in my recliner all day (remember my excitement when I was pregnant for this thing?). Well I hate it now because I'm in it like all damn day! I would be grateful for any tips. I'm not good at nursing while mobile and can barely manage in public.
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