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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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topic 9 Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by gem1981 on Thu May 08, 2008 6:33 pm


Hi everyone
I'm Gem, mother to Ben, 3 (nearly) and Daisy, 3 weeks.
My son wasn't breastfed, I tried but he was always crying to be fed and I reluctantly gave up after 5 days.
This time, I tried not to put too much pressure on myself but so far (touch wood) things seem to be going ok.
I'm really proud to be breast feeding, although having visitors and going out is a pain. I think I need to care less about what people think.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone,
Gem xxxx

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Post by kay on Thu May 08, 2008 6:44 pm

👋 Welcome to the forum Gem!

I too was unsuccessful at BF the last 2 times, but with the support of the girls on here, I have reached 12 weeks!!!
I dont give a hoot what others think - my boobies make appearances everywhere - people can think what they like!!!

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Post by gem1981 on Thu May 08, 2008 7:11 pm

Thanks for the welcome Kay,
Did you get embarrassed the first time you fed in public? And how do you manage with having visitors? I'm ok with my girl friends or female family members, but when my dad came round I did cringe!!
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by SarahW on Thu May 08, 2008 7:22 pm

Hi there gem, my daughter is 3 weeks old too, i get my boobs out everywhere if little mollie needs feeding, she's whats important, if people don't like it they shouldn't look in my opinion.End of the day we doing something that is perfectlt natural and best for our babes. Anyway welcome to the forum look forward to chatting with you.
Sarah x x x
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by kay on Thu May 08, 2008 7:28 pm

I was embarrassed at 1st - but it took a trip to a restaurant with my hubbies aunt and uncle to change my mind.
The aunt tried covering me with 3 blankets whilst feeding him, the poor mite couldnt breathe bless him, and it drew more attention to me than if i had discreetly lifted my top and fed him - that way no-one even knows what you are doing!
Anyway, i chucked the blankets off, much to her embarrassment, and i have never looked back!!!

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Post by Natasha on Thu May 08, 2008 8:11 pm

:aww: Welcome and well done x

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Post by just Rachel on Fri May 09, 2008 4:30 am

👋 and :wlp: we are a friendly bunch.
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by jools on Fri May 09, 2008 7:33 am

Hiya and welcome! Very Happy :aww:
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by Kasia80 on Fri May 09, 2008 8:49 am

Welcome to Breastbuddies. I'm glad you've joined us!
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Post by angpixi on Fri May 09, 2008 11:23 am

welcome to breastbuddies, look forwards to chatting with you! its always a bit wierd feeding in front of people at first but it does get easier! well done for keeping going :aww: :aww:
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by Helen on Fri May 09, 2008 11:59 am

👋 Hi Gem! Welcome to the forum you'll really love it on here - everyone is so helpful and has great advice! Its helped me so much!

With the feeding in public - i think everyone cant help but be a bit nervous at first but you soon get comfortbale with it, well i did anyway lol. The first time i fed Bethany in public was on a crowded train platform (i did have my sling on though lol).

I no what you mean about the dad thing though - i dont even like watching people even kissing on tv in front of him Embarassed (i'm 27 for gods sake whats wrong with me?! lol) but i soon got over it. Although if he no's i'm feeding he wont talk to me directly he'll look at the wall or something haha! :pml:
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by Helen on Fri May 09, 2008 12:02 pm

kay wrote: The aunt tried covering me with 3 blankets whilst feeding him, the poor mite couldnt breathe bless him, and it drew more attention to me than if i had discreetly lifted my top and fed him - that way no-one even knows what you are doing!
Anyway, i chucked the blankets off, much to her embarrassment, and i have never looked back!!!

I no that feeling kay! When i'm feeding and mums there she tries to do that with the blankets! I just give here a funny look and throw the blankets off the baby! lol
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri May 09, 2008 8:08 pm

hi welcome hun! xx
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by metalgreymon on Sat May 10, 2008 6:59 am

hello Gem 👋
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topic 9 Re: Hi everyone, I'm new

Post by Kaelsmom on Fri May 16, 2008 1:59 am

Hi! I am new, too, but I am absolutely enjoying getting to know people here. Smile About the feeding in public...it does get easier and you will get "smoother" with your moves so that most people don't even notice that's what you are doing. I pretty much forego the blankets any more, too. It's too darn hot with 90% humidity and temperatures in the 90's F. (What is that? 30 something degrees C?) Anyway it is hot and sweaty! Smile
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