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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 me2ubabe on Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:27 pm

Hey ladies,

Am very new to all this forum stuff, so basically just introducing myself for now. I am Ang, still currently carrying my LO, am 38 weeks today and plan to breastfeed when she finally arrives. I just hope all goes smoothly.

Any sound advice out there on how to succeed rather than have midwives manhandling me at the hospital?

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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:31 pm

make sure they will put baby on your chest and let LO latch straight on. All tests and cleaning up can wait! There is nothing better to welcome child to this world than mum's milk!
And congratulations and welcome!
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Post by Natasha on Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:35 pm

Yes agree with what Katie has said.

Also you may find that baby doesn't latch on straight away, this is normal.

You will also notice that it may seem you have not got enough, this is not true, your milk will not come in for at least 3 -4 days, colostrum is enough.

Just keep latching your baby on.

If there are anymore questions please ask!

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Post by ldnug on Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:38 pm

Another baby on the way :cheer:

I think this site is going to make me broody!!

I agree skin to skin after birth and letting baby latch on asap.

After my c-section they said I would have to wait until I was on the ward and had feeling back but I persisted - with the help of my DH - and after being stitched up I was helped to BF Emily and have that vital skin to skin (even if I couldn't feel it!)

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Post by Guest on Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:29 am

Hi welcome to breastbuddies and congratulations on your pregnancy..

good luck with the breastfeeding and if you have any questions please do ask! :aww:

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Post by jools on Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:08 am

Hi welcome and congratulations! welcome :aww:
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Post by kay on Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:32 am

Hello and welcome - cheers another pregnant lady!

Im 19 weeks and have joined this site to get the best possible start to BF, as the midwives were hopeless with my problems to feed the last 2 Evil or Very Mad

I know so much more already - I thought I had no milk, where as I hadnt given it time to come in!

My main tip is if your Midwife or Health Visitor say 'its easier to give him a bottle', IGNORE THEM, and come to us for help

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ps do you know what you are having?

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:26 pm

Hi welcome and congratulations! welcome
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Post by rhi'smummy on Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:42 pm

Hi, I agree with Kay, stand your ground. And if they try to make you give him/her a bit of formula, try not to let them, even a bit can cause big problems. They have tiny tiny tummies to start, the size of a walnut, so they need tiny tiny amounts of highly nutritious milk, also called colostrum. If you pump in a bottle full of fake milk, like my midwife tried to make me do, it stretches their tummy so they will need lots more to fil them up and the colostrum wont satisfy them as well.
I'd recomend you pack the phone no's of the local lactation consultant, your midwife should give it to you, and if there is one the local NCT one, see their website. Most midwives are very helpful, but some are very anti BFing, so its good to be prepaired just in case.
My other top tip is pack handcream and an eyemask for if you have to stay in.
Here's to a quick and easy labour
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Post by Emma C on Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:35 am

hello.. oh just looking your due now.
Have u had your baby

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