A Breastfeeding support thread

Second babies? Forgotten everything about breast and formula, napping and wrapping and you are are going a bit MAD because you haven't slept in three days? Or it's your first baby and you are here researching the joys of weaning?

Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby pirate_han » 14 Apr 2015, 18:30

Please can I have a bit of cheerleading? A is having a growth spurt, I think (he's 11 weeks). I am really tired and I feel I have neglected poor B a bit today as A was just insatiable. My mum started up with the whole 'why don't you give him a bottle?' business again and I am feeling a bit fragile. It won't last much longer right?
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby lisbeth » 14 Apr 2015, 19:31

Lots of cheers from here. I remember growth spurts being hard both times around, but just as I was really getting to the point of absolutely having had enough of it, they would suddenly go back to normal. I hope it doesn't last much longer for you!

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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby yorkshirepudding » 14 Apr 2015, 20:19

Go p_h! Well done on getting so far. I barely remember those early weeks but as with everything, this too shall pass, and I reckon a week at the most? Having to neglect Moo is a sad prospect but one which is inevitable with a new one. Maybe you can plan a fun activity for when you can be more hands on with B when A has finished this spurt to help you feel less guilty about her. ((()))
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby Ali70 » 15 Apr 2015, 09:21

Those growth spurts are killers, I always felt like she was taking every last bit of energy I had. Hopefully this time next week it'll be just a distant memory. Big hugs, you're doing a brilliant job.
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 15 Apr 2015, 09:31

Big pompoms waving here - you are doing amazingly!! Rufus had his first spurt Monday night/yesterday and it was an intense 24 hours. But they pass - dig in. You are amazing mama
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby pirate_han » 15 Apr 2015, 10:35

Thank you all, it's really nice to feel supported. I'm feeling a little better today after (a bit!) more sleep last night. A has very nearly laughed this morning so I am reminded that his brain is growing just as much as his body and inspired to carry on slogging it out. There is a local Spring Food Market on Saturday so I am going to stuff my face as a reward for all my hard work this week!

High five to nmbfk for surviving Rufus' growth spurt!
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 15 Apr 2015, 10:43

Whoop for more sleep and whoop for stuffing our faces! Easter fell at a wonderful time for us feeding mamas I feel. I have never eaten so much chocolate - and I like to eat chocolate :)
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby lisbeth » 15 Apr 2015, 11:06

I'll second a hooray for chocolate. I think that my two children must be made of chocolate! That's where all the extra calories came from I am sure. I'll miss that when no 2 finally weans.

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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby Lily » 15 Apr 2015, 13:53

Nice work ph and nearlymum! I'm heading in your direction very soon...
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby Kitcameron » 15 Apr 2015, 14:36

Great work both of you. I'm wondering if CM is growth spurting or brain developing or something as she's suddenly started waking more in the night for feeds and stupidly (to my mind) early to get up too. She has started bum shuffling a bit more than usual, ie a bit, so maybe that's it.
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 20 Apr 2015, 19:34

My boobs, my poor poor boobs... He has fed and fussed and fed aaalll day, and the tongue tie has taken its toll on my nipples :( bring on the snip, not least of all because I'll tgen be able to give him a dummy!
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby yorkshirepudding » 20 Apr 2015, 21:16

:( ((nm)) when is he due the snip?
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 21 Apr 2015, 06:37

A week today yp. I am chalking off the days... I'd have paid to have it done privately if I'd known it'd take this long. It's really shocking how much of a postcode lottery it is... Still, at least it's on the horizon now...
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby treek » 21 Apr 2015, 09:47

You poor thing! I only had to do 10 days before they snipped little one's tongue tie and I was getting to the stage where I started to put off feeding her :( if it helps it wasn't a bad tie, but the difference was instant and amazing! You're doing fantastically to keep going, not long now x
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Re: A Breastfeeding support thread

Postby yorkshirepudding » 21 Apr 2015, 14:09

Hope LO does a bit less boob time for the next week then! Moo had his tt cut really late, about 4 months, he got over it very quickly. Hope it brings you both lots of relief!
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