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Originally Posted by ~pi
may i say that i am jealous of those whose babies are sleeping longer than 3 hour stretches. happy for you, but jealous.
on the melt-my-heart front though, i am getting serious smiles here! about once a day i get a great big gummy grin of recognition, "hey! i know you! you're the one with the milk!"
Originally Posted by Quagmire
So I learned this neat technique from the instructor who taught my mom and baby yoga yesterday...
When DD starts getting fussy from gas I can tell - she latches on, then yanks her head away (without bothering to unlatch herself btw, OW!) draws her legs up and does a certain cry.
Anyhoo, the technique is sort of an infant massage thing. You lay them down, and start by doing a light stroke with both hands down the whole body, starting with the crown of the head and ending with feet and toes. This lets them know you are going to start the ritual.
Then using your index and middle finger, apply firm pressure and rub in a circle on their belly, starting under the left ribcage, up around under the right ribcage, and then more firmly down just under the diaper line (apprx where the bowels are I think). Then repeat - I do one continuous circle without breaking contact.
I started doing this yesterday - the yoga instructor told me to give it 3 weeks to ease the entire problem (though I'm sure this issue pretty much gets better around 9 weeks anyway ) Anyway, the first time I did it DD was kinda screaming a bit and then we heard this huge gurgle and she passed out shortly after. I did it two more times yesterday - I am finding at bedtime after finishing one boob she starts doing the latch-yank-unlatch thing and it SENDS ME so I worked out some bubbles from her belly and she settled down really well after that.
I'm also noticing that the moment I do the light touch now she calms right down and smiles. It's like she knows help is on the way
So I'm hoping this continues to work and thought I'd share in case anyone wanted to try it!
|Is anyone eles's babe really gassy and fussy? DD is, especally in the afternoon & evening. The gas seems to make her really unconfortable and gas drops don't seem to do anything. I'm already dairy & soy free.|
|Anyhoo, the technique is sort of an infant massage thing. You lay them down, and start by doing a light stroke with both hands down the whole body, starting with the crown of the head and ending with feet and toes. This lets them know you are going to start the ritual.|
|My dd, at 6 wks, is predictable for her feeds. She usually nurses every 4ish hours. In the past wk, it's been between, 2:30am-4am, 8-9am, 12-1am, 4-5pm, 6ishpm, 8ishpm, 10ishpm.|
|I'm pretty small-breastied, so apologies if this doesn't help, but I always have some kind of towel or prefold around for propping, otherwise I have to hold the breast in place for him to latch on, which is annoying.|
Originally Posted by soapdiva
Question: I am spotting at 8.5 weeks pp! This can't be the return of AF can it? I'm even cramping! With ds1 I didn't get it back for 9 months!
Originally Posted by SabbathD
See, now I read that you most women who are breastfeeding have a period around 6-10 weeks, and then won't have another one for a while. But, that your body does one initial one, and then stops having AF. Anyone else? I had a tiny bit at 6 weeks.
Originally Posted by elsanne
That is news to me! I didn't bleed for ages with dd1...I think she was around 13-14 mos when I finally did.
|Cori-my mw says that spotting can mean you are doing too much too fast. Is that a possibility for you? Sure hope it's not AF, no fair! I loooove not bleeding.|
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