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09/06/2013 at 18:43
Thanks so much for all your well wishes. Been home since tues night and I have probably had 10hours sleep in total in the last week. I'm finding breastfeeding a real struggle and today have sent h out for cartons of formula. keep beating myself up about the possibility of giving up but all I keep doing is crying..
anyway this is my gorgeous boy Henry Jacob
Thanks for the pp duties coco. Will do a full bs soon
09/06/2013 at 18:51
He's gorgeous, well worth the wait I hope! Don't beat yourself up for giving formula but do ask for help with BFing if you really want to continue, ask your MW or ring the hospital and see if they have a clinic or speak to the infant feeding coordinator. Congratulations, and sleep when he sleeps x
09/06/2013 at 18:58
He is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!! If you want to stop BFing then don't beat yourself up, you have to stay sane!!! If you want to continue though please ask for help. Your MW or hospital will be able to give you numbers of local groups and clinics, i know i couldn't have kept going without the clinic i went to when P was tiny.
09/06/2013 at 19:04
Thanks ladies.. I just don't seem to be producing enough milk he just feeds and feeds for hours... I've tried expressing too and not had any luck... Seeing the midwife again tomorrow for his first weigh in so will discuss with her..
09/06/2013 at 19:11
Expressing isn't a good indicator of how much milk you are producing - if he is feeding for long periods of time, it might be that there is a latch problem or even a tongue tie, both of which can stop baby getting milk out so efficiently. Do push for help if you choose to, and ask the MW to signpost you to further help as she may well not be the best qualified person to advise you. Hope you can get things sorted one way or the other x
09/06/2013 at 19:14
He latches on well but just doesn't ever seem to be satisfied with what he gets.. My breasts don't feel like they are filling up either.so maybe my milk isn't properly in yet..
Thanks for the advice. Going to see how tonight goes and then decide..
09/06/2013 at 19:18
How old is he now Bexy?
09/06/2013 at 19:23
6 days tomorrow
09/06/2013 at 19:25
Aw he is gorgeous!
The first few weeks are sooo hard, do push for help with the breast feeding if you want to continue, it is worth it in the end I promise!
The nights always seem hardest when you are tired, don't even think about doing anything other than sleeping when he sleeps andfeeding him as often as possible whilst people bring you food and drinks! It does get better xxxx
09/06/2013 at 19:36
6 days is early days still, and as Willow said it is hard. If your milk has only come in in the last day or two then he is working hard to establish your supply and it will take time, especially if you are tired. Can you take him to bed and get your H to wait on you so all you have to do is feed him? Make sure you are eating and drinking well and sleeping as much as possible. Things really will get better x
09/06/2013 at 19:37
He is gorgeous! Really hope you manage to get some sleep soon though xx
09/06/2013 at 19:38
He's beautiful. I hope you get some more sleep this week xx
09/06/2013 at 19:39
He is gorgeous! Congratulations again x
09/06/2013 at 19:40
Willow and margot.. Yes I have been doing that. H has been wonderful and I haven't ventured downstairs much at all.. Thanks for the advice. Everyone seems to say it will get better but that's hard to believe at the moment. Me crying all the time probably isn't helping either..
Thanks jem and ally.... He is yummy hey x
09/06/2013 at 20:22
Hugs I know it is easy for everyone to say it gets better when you are going through it right now. I look back now and felt exactly the same, don't forget your hormones are all over the place too. xxx
09/06/2013 at 20:28
Hey you. He is gorgeous!
I had real bfing issues too and nearly stopped first week. The first week is the worst but it really does get better. I gave formula on day 5 and cried and cried over it but P is now 6 weeks and we are successfully mixed feeding. If you decide to give formula please dont beat yourself up over it like i did but also know it doesnt necessarily mean the end of breadtfeeding. I bf every feed and top up if P is still hungry and it works brilliantly and means i stay sane!! Xx
09/06/2013 at 21:31
Please don't beat yourself up over feeding. Try and see a bf counsellor if you can before you make any decisions but if you do switch don't feel bad, you've tried. It doesn't work for everyone.
09/06/2013 at 23:07
It's hard enough at this time without worrying about feeding! Sounds like you are doing brilliantly and whatever you want to do will be for the best for your family
10/06/2013 at 02:43
Hey lady, congratulations!! He is gorgeous and I love his name! Please don't beat yourself up - bf is hard at first, a real labour of love, but the most important thing is H being fed and you feeling ok. Def get help if you want to persevere, we did and I'm glad but there is nothing wrong with ff if you don't feel able to continue either. It does get easier though but it's your decision. The tears are awful, I was the same but felt very different just a couple of days on so whatever you decide, you won't feel like this in a few days.
Lots of hugs x
10/06/2013 at 03:56
Just read your other replies. S would stay latched for hours in the first few days. My nipples were agony and I gave him a bit of formula to top him up. Once my milk cane in properly things really improved. They feed for so one to stimulate your supply remember.
You must just so what's best for both of you x
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