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Post by Helen on Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:32 am

Right i no milk is the most important food for baby for the 1st year. Thats why i'm worried about when i go in hospital next friday cos bethany will only take a sip here and there of my milk from a cup (finally!).

So say if she went a couple of days with only a few sips of my milk (they still say she cant be with me overnight) but was having solids - will she be ok? Or will she just make up for it when i am finally able to feed her properly when i get out of hospital?

Plus its really doing my head in now - i've been pumping away for half hour and have only managed to express just over 1 oz! Any suggestions? I'm eating loads of porridge (gonna make some flapjacks thiis weekend) and drinking loads of fluids. Do you think i should get some fenugrek just for the lead up to going in hospital?


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Post by clairelana on Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:43 pm

Oh hun how frustrating for you. I think you might find she takes more when your not around to give it to her.
When i first started to express i only got 1oz at a time. It takes a while to build the amount up. I used fenugreek and it worked for me. I would give it a try. Only express for 20 mins at a time, you don't want to make yourself sore.
Good luck with everything
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Post by Helen on Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:35 pm

thanks claire. yeah its really frustrating - i'm just hoping she'll give in when i'm not around and have milk from cup :aww:
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Post by Helen on Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:29 pm

i've had a breakthrough - bethany took a full 3oz milk from her cup today and it was me giving it to her aswell! i'm so happy - putting my mind at rest now for when i go in hospital :cheer: bliss :cheer:
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:35 pm

yey!!!!! cheers
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Post by emmiesmummy on Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:51 pm

cheers Well done both of you, you must so proud of clever Bethany & so relieved for whilst your away.
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Post by jools on Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:00 pm

That's brilliant cheers
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Post by Helen on Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:53 pm

Yeah jane its a big relief! Thanks girls :aww:

Oh and to top it all off - she's just woke crying. Now usuallly if adam goes in to see she's ok, he'll just come and give her to me. But instead he picked her up and rocked her to sleep. Another relief lol cheers
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Post by Natasha on Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:30 am

:aww: So pleased its worked out hun

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Post by clairelana on Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:41 am

Yey, that amazing. Made up for you! :cheer:
congratulations and well done Bethany.
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Post by Kasia80 on Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:17 pm

:aww: that is great!
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Post by angpixi on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:06 pm

:aww: :aww: well done really pleased for you!
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