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Elfs Mummy
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Jul 1st, 2016, 13:38 PM   #91
 
Oh wow I can't even think about exercising at the moment. I'm really struggling to eat at the moment having to force myself as I'm feeding. Mrst she's beautiful ! Just had our 5 day weight check at were at birth weight so the mw said not to worry about top ups and focus on breast feeding xx


 
 

 
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Jul 1st, 2016, 23:22 PM   #92
 
I've signed up to slimming world yesterday! I've got about 3.5stone to lose, but about 2.5 of that was pre pregnancy anyway!! I need to sit down and go through all the bits and work out my meal plan for next week. Not even considered exercise yet but I might have to!

I've been so down in the dumps the last few days. My house is a pig sty, I'm tired, I'm too busy to do anything "constructive". I just don't feel like I'm doing anything for my kids at the moment except going through the motions. I hate it. Went out to a shopping event with my mum and Robyn yesterday evening, my dad babysat. As soon as they showed up I just burst into tears because I can't handle it. Then when I came home, hubby said toddler had grumbled a bit when I left - more tears at the fact I possibly shouldn't have gone. More guilt then because I bought myself a tshirt, and nothing for the kids. It's ridiculous!!!

My boss has also messed up my pay and started my mat leave 2 weeks early, and not paid me for 4 days I was working. She's also in no rush to sort it out, because she's "busy" apparently. I cried after that phone call, it's all so hard to deal with right now?!
 
 

 
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Jul 2nd, 2016, 00:57 AM   #93
 
Hi ladies summer is almost 4 weeks and I can't believe how fast time has gone. I also need to shift my jelly belly after my c section I have a horrible looking pouch. I do however only need to lose 5lb to be bk to pre pregnancy weight, I put on on about 2 stone. I am also going to join slimming world next week as I'd like to lose at least 3 stone. I can't do an awful lot of exercise till iv seen doctor in two weeks and I'm still a bit sore so will take it easy but watch what u eat. X
 
 
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Jul 2nd, 2016, 14:37 PM   #94
 
Hi everyone, Joe has been sleeping in his cot past 2 nights as he outgrew his basket and despite waking up a couple more times than usual was fine. We also started establishing a routine at night with him of bath, cuddles and feeding followed by rocking to sleep then putting down, he had the dummy to help him settle then he spits it out and slept fine. Got him down by 8.15 the first night and 7.45 last night so happy at that. Hope it continues but Saturdays are always a bit disrupted as hubbie plays cricket and I'm singing in a concert tonight so will be a bit more ad hoc. I went back to zumba last Monday too, it was great to get back and moving properly again, although I took it steady. Did it up till being 32 weeks pregnant. Waited till after 6 week check to go back though. Also started post natal yoga this week to hopefully firm up the tummy muscles again. I am back in pre pregnancy clothes but am eating like a horse so don't want to put any weight on. Got a great jiggly muffin top though. Hope everyone else ok, will try and sort putting some pics of Joe up soon.
 
 

 
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Jul 4th, 2016, 09:32 AM   #95
 
Haven't had much time to post lately, but just had a quick catch up and seems like everyone's doing great

I think we've finally got Belle sorted with her milk. She's on a prescribed milk from the doctor that has no cows milk in it. She's also having gaviscon for her reflux, but that makes her even more bunged up than usual so she's also having lactulose to help with that. We end up leaving the chemist with a huge bag full of stuff for the poor girl!

She slept 10pm - 7.30am last night! She woke up at 5am so I went down to make her a bottle, came back up and she was fast asleep! Just as I drifted back off to sleep, she woke up again. I keep wondering if I should be letting her sleep so long, she's only 7 weeks?! But as long as she's getting enough milk through the day, then in sure she's fine. I think it's all the growing she's doing. The horrified look on people's faces when I say that we get at least 6 hours at night..... Oscar has always been a fab night time sleeper, but never so good with day time naps.
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Jul 4th, 2016, 13:39 PM   #96
 
Hi ladies hope you're all well and babies are getting big? Summer will be 4 weeks tomorrow and weighs 8.5lb can't believe how fast it has gone already. Iv been brest feeding and topping up with formula but as some of you know have found it difficult. Iv been trying to ween her of the top ups but it's just so hard. She is hugry all the time I spent a good 4 hrs with her on my boob last night and it's like that everyday recently. She just want to be fed constant and I can't do anything at all. Iv been showering at 11.30 as that's when she is finally in her got asleep. I have been giving formula at night a whole bottle so we can all sleep. Im thinking I can't be producing enough if she is always hungry? This morning she was on me for a hour and still wanted more but we had to go out so I gave her a top up of 60mls which she took. I'd love to keep bf as I love the closeness and the relationship we build but I'm struggling to remain sain xx
 
 
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Jul 4th, 2016, 15:44 PM   #97
 
You will be making enough blue class - she's just making sure your body knows to keep making it!! Cluster feeds are also totally normal - embrace it if you can. Plan NOT to do anything for a few days and just let her feed. Offer boob constantly with no top ups and see where you go. Have you got a pump? You could try pumping after a feed to make a bit more milk, too (though be warned that can lead to oversupply - I'm suffering with that at the moment and my let down is too fast so she's struggling a lot at the start of a feed ).
 
 

 
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Jul 4th, 2016, 17:46 PM   #98
 
Hey folks - not posted for ages either...
Still having to have mw weigh Rowan, hopefully might be the last one tomorrow, as they seem happier with her progress. Will be bloody delighted when all that stops, it just makes me more stressed!
Bfing has gone from less painful last week to more again this week - think it's because of the awkward positions I'm trying to do to build her up. She also squirms and pulls back to the nipple now all of a sudden... anybody else had that? Bloody hurts...
Been expressing with a manual pump between feeds to and partner is enjoying giving her the top ups. Getting about 60ml out at times, which I believe isn't too bad!
 
 

 
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Jul 4th, 2016, 17:58 PM   #99
 
Yorks lass does any of this seem familiar?

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supp.../fast-letdown/

The extra expressing, at such a crucial time for your supply, may have given you over supply too? My little girl wasn't gaining very well, so the extra I expressed, has led to this...!!
 
 

 
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Jul 4th, 2016, 18:17 PM   #100
 
Thanks tigger, that's pretty much all her symptoms lol - she's been bringing up quite a bit of milk after feeds too, particularly yesterday. Although my boobs don't really leak or seem to feel engorged much, is that normal? It was the mw who wanted me to do the expressing and top ups, is that causing the problems do you think? I have her round tomorrow, so will update her on what's going on!
 
 

 
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Jul 4th, 2016, 21:57 PM   #101
 
That's good I only get maybe 10 to 20 mls out with an electric one lol! Arg I'm so torn I love bf but it's so time consuming and I can't do anything. X
 
 
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Jul 4th, 2016, 22:36 PM   #102
 
I know what you mean blueclass - have been pretty much confined to the house when she's cluster feeding (which is all the time o.o), have only really been able to do the dog walk for about 40 mins with her in the sling or a quick supermarket trip lol
Just waiting it out until she can go longer between feeds...
Keep going - I'm sure you can get your production up!
Tigger, are any of the tips on that site working for you? I'm trying to feed her as suggested this evening, but she's still pulling back and squirming. I have some things for the boobs that can cool or heat from my partner's sister, will try cooling them too...
 
 

 
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Jul 5th, 2016, 08:11 AM   #103
 
I've been having my let down go into a Muslin then latching her on, not sure how well it's going yet?! Also, the lying down feeds are the best. I think it's why she sleeps so well, she has zero complaint but dribbles a LOT.

You don't have to leak or be engorged for oversupply - though saying that, I leak ALL the time - it's so frustrating. My clothes constantly wet if I forget a breast pad hoping this sorts itself out soon. I've basically stopped all expressing, just feeding on demand and hoping supply settles! They say 6 weeks to settle supply, and that's us today, so I'll give it another week or 2 given our interference!!!
 
 

 
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Jul 5th, 2016, 10:39 AM   #104
 
Hope it sorts out for you! Not sure when my let down happens, or if it's too early to be noticeable - she's only 2 1/2 weeks! Lying down feeds I just can't seem to do - can't see the latch properly to get her on :-S
 
 

 
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Jul 5th, 2016, 13:12 PM   #105
 
I can't believe Rowan is already over 2 weeks old! That's gone so quick.

I also can't believe I'm 40 weeks... I was so sure I'd have a June baby
 
 

 
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