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18-08-2015, 21:15   #4546
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Maybe pop her on a couple of towels for a bit after changing her nappy? Definitely try the weleda cream though. It worked wonders for my son when he had a few really nasty nappy rashes when he was teething.
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18-08-2015, 22:24   #4547
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Back again. Would you ask a LC to check the latch to make sure it is as good as possible? If you don't want to do that, the leader at a LLL or Cuidiu meeting might evaluate feeding for you to see if they have any suggestions.

Could be latch problem, tongue tie, over active let down.

Hand expressing the first bit of milk worked for me until baby's latch improved enough to reduce the over supply.

And also breast compressions help to make sure baby empties the boob which means they get the fat needed to digest the lactose in the fore milk and prevents discomfort. Google jack newman breast compressions for how to do them.
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18-08-2015, 22:27   #4548
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For nappy rash, I was lucky that Caldescene powder worked for me.

Lots of towels maybe if going nappy free? They can always be washed!!!
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19-08-2015, 14:26   #4549
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I've been using metanium for nappy rash, it's brilliant, it's only available in the UK, but if you're in doubling I can give you some? Have boxes of it.

We'd a terrible time with reflux. Gaviscon was useless and trying to get 15ml into an already full baby was a nightmare. We used gripe water at the worst weeks and it made a difference. Switching to bottles will probably just make it worse, as more air is sucked in, and formula is so much harder to digest. It doesn't last forever, C grew out of it by 14 weeks.
 
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HI all

what do you do at night between feeds, to stop yourself leaking and to stay comfortable? Do you wear a bra/breast pads and if so, what's the best type of bra to use - a good big sports bra that doesn't have any lace/wires etc. or a typical nursing bra? Or do some of you just sleep topless (is that possible?)

I remember from my previous attempts at breastfeeding that I never really found a good solution and was a bit uncomfortable. Am just trying to prepare as best as I can this time, to try to make breastfeeding a success.

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26-08-2015, 09:44   #4551
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I wear a sleep bra which is really soft and doesn't feel like you're wearing a bra. I think I got them in mamas and papas.
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I have penny's nursing bras which I use. Also use the lansinoh pads to stop the leaking. Tried the Johnson and Johnson ones recently as I had run out but found them awful.
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+1 to the lanisoh pads, they hold a huge amount of liquid! They are also on special in boots right now. I wear nursing bras from m&s all day and night. They are more like sports bras but very comfy.
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Any recommended apps for tracking breastfeeding? I'm so forgetful these days I can barely remember what happened 2 hours ago! Would be good to be able to keep track easily.
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Any recommended apps for tracking breastfeeding? I'm so forgetful these days I can barely remember what happened 2 hours ago! Would be good to be able to keep track easily.
I use mammababy which I find really good
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Baby Feed by Fehners - it tracks everything! Each boob, nappies, solids, reminders, etc etc. I still use it for each feed
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