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Need some advice on starting breastfeeding when baby is 7 wk

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Post by mummymaz on Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:57 pm

Hiya
Hope u don't mind me posting this, but desperately lookin for some advice and not sure where on this site to look for it.

I started off trying to breastfeed my son Kai (who is now 7 weeks old) in the hospital and he wasn't interested and i got no support at all from any of the midwifes so i put him on formula. I have guilt tripped about it ever since and in the last few weeks he has had really bad colic and has been vomiting loads of his bottles. What i was lookin to find out from somewhere was info on whether i can do anything to stimulate my milk supply again and try putting him onto breastmilk as i really think this would be best for him.

Sorry to bombard u with all of this but thought there might be someone who could help give me info on this????,,

Many thanks (a very stressed out)Sad

Mary xxxx

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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:30 am

Im sorry hunnie, I've been having me hair down tonight and bit erm u know i will start to think again!
here is link to some lactation resources, if you will pop before i start to think
http://breastbuddies.nice-forum.com/breastfeeding-and-nutrition-f24/relactation-resources-t1515.htm?highlight=relactation
also recent thread@
http://breastbuddies.nice-forum.com/breastfeeding-0-12-months-f30/re-lactation-t2882.htm

hang in there!!! there is great posibility u will do it! :aww:
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Post by Mervs Mum on Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:30 am

A couple of members here have done it at various stages hun. It's not easy but if you want it enough its defiantely possible!!! Check the links above and if you go to the 0-6mth forum and check the thread 're-lactation' you can read about 'rafwife's journey so far.

Well done for giving it a bash - we'll be here :cheer: Good luck!!!! x
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Post by clairelana on Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:43 am

:aww:
These ladies are really helpful. I do know it is possible, hard work but possible. If your prepared to do it then thats great. I hope it goes well. Just ask if you have any more questions.

You need plenty of skin to skin with baby. I know its recomended you spend alot of time in bed with baby lay on you.
Put baby to breat as much as possible. Breast milk works on supply and demand. The more baby goes to breast the more milk you will produce.
Eat plenty of oats as they are great for increasing your milk supply.

If you ask your Health visiter she should be able to put you in touch with an NCT brestfeeding councelor. Try your local breastfeeding group they tend to have one linked with them. They should be good for support too.

Kasia should be back with some great advise soon.

good luck.

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Post by Natasha on Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:33 am

Yes total possible and it will take alot of determination, I think its wonderful you want to relactate :aww:

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Post by emmiesmummy on Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:20 am

cheers & welcome to the forum Mary.
Well done you for wanting to try again,its been proved very recently with one of our other new ladies that its totally possible. I think you need to be prepared that its going to be hard work & pretty emotional too. If you have read 'rafwife' post you will see she has accomplished so much already. Its very worthwhile seeing if theres a bf counseller in your area whos willing to come to the house & help get you started.

We will be here to help with any questions or if you just need someone to talk too.

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Post by mummymaz on Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:58 am

Thanks everyone,,

i pumped last night and my milk came through straight away so i was really really pleased. I plan today on putting baby to the breast as much as i can but obviously still supplementing with formula until i have a good flow of milk,, i am also going to pump every 2 hours to help stimulate the flow.

My sister is friends with a health visitor who is going to get me the number of a bf advisor who can come out to the house to help me also.

I will deffo read the links you gave me as all the encouragement and support i can get is a huge help,,

thanks everyone again and i willl deffo keep u all posted,,

Mary xxxx Very Happy

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Post by angpixi on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:04 am

:aww: :aww: :aww: wish you all all the luck possible, it is from what ive seen a very emotional and difficult thing to do, so do come on here for support whenever you need to, there is always someone around even just to offer a hug Very Happy
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Post by kay on Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:19 pm

Welcome to the forum Mary - youve come to the right place! :aww:

Well done so far - keep it up, and follow the advice - it sounds like your partway there already! cheers

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Post by Natasha on Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:25 pm

Wow fantastic hun!! keep going!

Also try and have as much skin to skin, with your little one close to your boobies and see if he will route to your nips, by squeezing abit out so he can taste it too will encourage him to latch x

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Post by jools on Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:45 pm

Welcome to the forum and good luck cheers cheers :aww:
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Post by Drusilla on Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:49 am

Sorry for any bad typing,I'm :nak:
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Just wanted to say well done, you sound very committed and the signs are very good. Get some fenugreek from health food shop that will help boost your supply. Also oats - have some porridge as well.
And get some chocolate hobnobs - chocolate stimulates your endorphin & oxytocin levels which will help stimulate you let down, and they are very oaty! Plus they are bloody gorgeous and you deserve a treat Very Happy

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Post by clairelana on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:22 am

Hows things going hun?
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Post by crazymummy on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:42 pm

Hi mummymaz. I hope it is going well (I'm crazymummy from RK by the way, I knew who were were as soon as I saw your post). If you are still around on here let us know how it is going.

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:47 pm

Welcome to the forum:cheers: :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:46 am

I hope its going well hunny!! :aww:

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