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26/07/2013 at 17:11
Z has had a couple episodes in hospital where she hasn't wanted to feed for 6 hours then brought up a load of mucas, so the MW said that explained her not feeding as her tum was full.
We're now at home and shes gone 3.75 hours between feeds and had 5 mins on the boob. I can tell she's got something to bring up but nothing I do will bring it up, its like it just comes up when its ready, bit like a cat hair ball!!! Any ideas?
26/07/2013 at 18:46
Was she born by cs? If so this is very common. I waited for P to bring hers up but with G the hospital gave her a small amount of formula milk by syringe and it made her sick.
26/07/2013 at 19:36
My LO was very mucasy at birth, I can't honestly remember doing anything specific to help, it sort of cured itself iyswim. Not all babies feed every 2 hours on a strict schedule like midwifes think, just keep offering and she take it if she is hungry!
26/07/2013 at 19:47
A was mucasy, especially for the first few days (born by section). I wasn't told to do anything different and never heard of it making them feel full. He eventually brought most of it up (horrible dark stuff, went everywhere).
Is she very sleepy? I only ask as we had to wake A to feed for most of the first week as he was so sleepy, I'd be inclined to wake her and try to feed if/when you're getting close to 4 hours.
26/07/2013 at 20:05
S is 8 days old now and was very mucousy the first night he was born. I couldn't sleep cos he kept gagging :-( he didn't feed for 6 or 7 hours but the MW wasn't concerned. He brought it all up himself after a day or 2
26/07/2013 at 20:32
thanks ladies. She wasnt CS so not that. She's been really sleepy, and MW say to not go more than 6 hours but that seems too long to me so I've been trying earlier. Also, stupid question from a first time mum, if she cries should I offer a feed as the first thing? Only she is feeding a bit more regularly since we've been home and one time is was an hour between. Sometimes I havent and just cuddled her and she's settled but I'm not sure what I should do first!!
Guess I'll just see what happens with the mucus.
26/07/2013 at 21:15
I was told its fine to let them go for 6 hours once in 24 hours then 3-4 after that. We're lucky to get an hour between feeds! I tend to just feed when he cries cos nothing else settles him, he's normally rooting for it too
26/07/2013 at 23:15
If she's rooting then feed her, even if it seems often it'll be helping to establish your supply so it's important. Also lots of skin to skin is great.
My son was quite mucosy but it settled down.
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