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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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Post by lottie on Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:37 pm

hi everyone, just found this forum from the breastfeeding section on the bounty forum which i have used throughout my pg.

I now have a 3 week old daughter who I am trying to breastfeed. it is a lot more difficult than i realised but i do not want to give up. i have sore nipples and lottie now has oral thrush!! but i will keep going, lottie is gaining weight so i must be doing something right!!!

I'm looking forward to being amoungst other mummies who i am sure will have lots of good advice for me. Very Happy

flower Nicola & Charlotte. x

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Post by Natasha on Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:40 pm

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:aww: Ohhh sore nips are the worst!

Are you both having treatment for thrush? for the treatment to work effectively you need oral treatment and your baby to have the cream.

The nipple cream they give you doesn't always help.

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Post by jools on Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:47 pm

Hiya and welcome! Very Happy :aww:
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Post by lottie on Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:55 pm

hv gave me nystatin oral for lottie, which she has spat out! she didn't give me anything tho, but told me to ring my own hv in the morning. i have a a very sore throat and ear ache at the mo too which doesn't help.
i feel like i have given lottie the thrush, she hasn't latched on very well today and we were just getting the hang of that one too!! No No

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Post by Natasha on Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:05 pm

Lottie you need to get in touch with your HV.

You need to have an oral treatment as the nipple cream she will give you does not work!

If you have deep pain in your breasts, your milk ducts wil be infected, so this means you will definatly need an oral treatment.

Latching will be a problem with your baby because she has a sore mouth, it is not your fault please don't feel that it is!

It happens to a lot of women :aww:

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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:15 pm

Did you tried Gentian Violet ?

Here is fantastic info how to use it:
http://www.kellymom.com/newman/06gentian_violet.html

Plus you could consider eating more yougurt to bouild up "friendly bacteria" in your body to help prevent thrush reoccuring in future.
I believe in natural medicines, and I had big problems with thrush while pregnant with LO- down there Embarassed .Believe me, I've used creams, pessaries, had tablets, nothing would help. At the end I've found information about yogurt and thrush, and used it and thrush never came back!
Here is link to a web site I've had info from:
http://www.babycenter.ca/pregnancy/antenatalhealth/naturalremedies/thrush/

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Post by Natasha on Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:16 pm

Fantastic Katie :boob: :aww:

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Post by mummy2jade&tyler on Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:27 pm

Hiya im new here today aswel
are you using anything for your sore nipples?
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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:50 am

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please dont feel its your fault lo isnt latching, because its not, if she has thrush then you need to be treated too.. my hv only gave me cream and it took 2 weeks before anyone would listen to me as i had deep pain in my breasts, it was just being passed to and from all the time.. do go bc to your hv and ask for oral treatment for yourself as well as lo..

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Post by angpixi on Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:07 am

hi and welcome to the site, hang in there, its worth it! :aww:
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Post by lottie on Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:46 pm

Thanks for all the advice Very Happy, my hv has told me to see my GP as she can not prescribe for mums, but of course there were no appointments left when i rang today so i have to ring at 8 am for an emergency one in the morning. Hopefully I will get some treatment, it may be antibiotics at this rate as i can't swallow today and my left ear is constantly ringing, so there are some germs in me that need killing off!!!

Charlotte's thrush is getting better, i have kept her off the breast today and she has had EBM, i can't believe how much i have missed feeding her and its only been 1 day.

I will try the yoghurt thing tomorrow too.

I'm still determined that I AM NOT GIVING UP BF!!!!!! :boob:

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Post by Natasha on Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:50 pm

:aww: awwww hun well done for keeping at it.

This will be over and you can both get back to nursing your little one in comfort :boob:

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Post by Kasia80 on Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:16 pm

mummy2jade&tyler wrote:Hiya im new here today aswel
are you using anything for your sore nipples?
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Rachel, did you use vaseline? You can rub it gently after nursing on to the nipples. And you can do the same with a bit of breast milk, just when baby is finished, rub a drop or two into nipples. And change breast pads often, if you are using them often. Don't try do dry nipples to much, because wet/moist surroundings are best for healing...And don't use any soap on breasts, there is no need to wash them before every feeding (lol, I had this idea from somewere...) .

Why would you say your nipples are sore?
How is baby latching on?

It ould be due to bad/ shallow latch.
Here is an inforamtion about good latch:
http://www.kellymom.com/newman/a-when_latching.html it has a drawing sincluded to make it easier to understand.

If your nipples are sore due to frequent feedings, using vaseline or milk should help.
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:56 pm

welcome hi hun,

it does get better like the others said, and keep doing what your doing sounds like your doing a great job hun! xxx
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Post by ladyleche on Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:08 am

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Post by lottie on Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:23 pm

hi all,

i can't believe how much i missed feeding lottie and it was only the 1 day. i went to see the GP who has given me some cream for the thrush on my breasts. Lottie is still having her Nystatin, but the GP said to carry on BF. She didn't mind having a bottle but I did. I'm still a bit tender but we are getting better at latching on.

Thanks again for all the advice, think i would have given up!

nicola & charlotte. x flower

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Post by angpixi on Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:44 pm

glad its getting better! :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:09 pm

:aww: Well done hunny!

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:12 pm

yay.. glad you could do it.. i know what you mean about the girls here, i would have given up by now if it wasnt for this place..

well done! :aww:

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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:03 pm

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