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24-10-2014, 12:27   #3901
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How do you manage to wind baby when he insist s on sleeping after feed? My chap slept 4 hrs after formula and then woke up frantic for feed. I fed him and he was guzzling! He fell asleep and I tried to wind him up on my shoulder. No waking him. Got only a token burp. Paid for it shortly after putting him down. He threw up in basket. Worse still after changing everything he threw up again! Soon he was mad to feed again and has been fine since. Small mercy that throwing up doesn't make him cry. Little lad only cries to feed.
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24-10-2014, 14:09   #3902
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The puking might happen regardless and might not be wind related. He'd probably wake crying if he had wind.

I used to wind my baby in his sleep if I had to and if there was wind there, it seemed to come up. I used to sit him upright, hand under his chin and push the base of his spine gently to straighten his back. Used to get up wind in seconds.

On the subject of winding, apparently it's the inability to straighten their backs is why small babies need winding. When I heard this, it changed my thinking on winding technique!
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24-10-2014, 16:06   #3903
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I do the exact same as livinsane to wind my little lady. As for the puking: I used put a muslin over the sheet so if she puked I just had to untuck the muslin and pull it gently out from under her. It's great that he doesn't get upset puking. I really envy that which is terrible I know!
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28-10-2014, 02:46   #3904
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Hi ladies, I've a pumping question. I've just got my pump but I don't know the best time to pump. He's been feeding a lot lately and it doesn't seem like I have much spare. How do I start to pump while still having enough for him when he breast feeds? After a feed? Before? Pump the other boob when he's feeding on one? I'm sure the supply will build up in time but don't want him starving at the start would love to know what others do. Thanks!
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28-10-2014, 07:18   #3905
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Don't worry you won't starve him. Your body will adjust to extra demand very quickly. I personally found morning time the best as I seemed to have the most milk at that time. It'll all get easier and kind of shift into an easier gear (so to speak!) in the next 2-3 weeks. Most of the hard work has been done. Congrats on your new job btw
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28-10-2014, 07:46   #3906
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Definitely morning. I pumped every single morning in bed after her feed. You would usually get heaps more in the morning aswell. If always fill a 200ml bottle no probs after her first feed in the morning.
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28-10-2014, 09:28   #3907
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Definitely morning. I pumped every single morning in bed after her feed. You would usually get heaps more in the morning aswell. If always fill a 200ml bottle no probs after her first feed in the morning.
PHN advised after first feed in the morning. Thought this a bit further funny as when is the "first feed" ? 3/4/5/6 am? ?

But yes I pump early morning. Not the same time. Depends when I have the energy! Definitely more milk early morning.
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PHN advised after first feed in the morning. Thought this a bit further funny as when is the "first feed" ? 3/4/5/6 am? ?

But yes I pump early morning. Not the same time. Depends when I have the energy! Definitely more milk early morning.
Lol... Well I defo wouldn't be up pumping at 4 or 5am... I would usually do it same time every morning at about 8.30ish. If she woke at 4 or 5 or 6 she would still take a wee feed at 8ish so if pump after that feed. After a while your body will adjust if you pump at the same time and will always have enough to feed and pump
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28-10-2014, 10:37   #3909
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Thanks for your replies. Lol, yeah, when is the first feed ofthe day when there isn't a difference between night and day?! He has a little feed arrived 7-8am so I'll go after that. Need to assemble the bloody pump first...

Thanks for the congrats, how_strange
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28-10-2014, 21:08   #3910
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Finally is it too late to try and change to regular bf? I know I need a lactation consultant for that but just wondering if others have done it at this late stage?
Just wanted to come back to say I've (fingers crossed) made the move from exclusively expressing to feeding from the breast, only giving the odd bottle of expressed milk, with help of LC and feeding clinic in hospital. Getting tongue tie snipped helped though his sucking/my positioning had already started to improve.

Next step is to wean him/me off nipple shields!
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28-10-2014, 21:12   #3911
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That is fantastic news! How's babas reflux doing?
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The reflux seems to have improved, thanks. The amounts he's spewing are now fairly small (they were bigger) so for now we're putting up with it. Gaviscon was messy to use and also doctor who did the tongue tie said he would recommend something else which needs a prescription. So gonna see how we get on with keeping him upright as much as possible etc before giving him anything for it.
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My left boob is so sore I could cry... No blocked duct that I can see or feel, no signs of thrush, I don't have a temp or feel otherwise unwell... Just so so sore? Anything I can do to ease the pain a bit? Phn (who is not the normal one) told me not to worry about it. I'm not but it's still flipping sore!
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My left boob is so sore I could cry... No blocked duct that I can see or feel, no signs of thrush, I don't have a temp or feel otherwise unwell... Just so so sore? Anything I can do to ease the pain a bit? Phn (who is not the normal one) told me not to worry about it. I'm not but it's still flipping sore!
Nurofen. And hot facecloth massage in bath. If u are getting a blocked duct this will relieve it. And if ur not it still makes it feel a bit better...
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