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10/12/2013 at 17:22
Hi, me and Popcorn had a reflux thread the other day and we were wondering how youre getting on? x
10/12/2013 at 18:13
10/12/2013 at 22:15
11/12/2013 at 10:24
Reflux really does destroy your confidence as a mum, doesn't it? I feel like my job is to keep my baby happy and contented so if he's screaming and scrunched up it's hard not to feel like a rubbish mother - even if I know logically that it's not my fault. I also feel bad for not being able to always tell if he's hungry or in pain and so not knowing whether to feed or do something else.
Currently completely shattered as A is such a noisy sleeper after his night feed, he grunts and groans and wiggles as everything works through his system, it keeps me awake for hours because he's so noisy! Right now he's sleeping peacefully on me, why can he do quiet daytime sleep but nighttime sleep is at thousands of decibels?! ;)
11/12/2013 at 11:38
11/12/2013 at 11:39
11/12/2013 at 12:12
Sorry you're both feeling rubbish - if it helps I'm having a hellish day too. I've been up since 4 as A woke for a bottle, threw it up and then started screaming and arching. I haven't had much success with feeding since. To boot E is being super clingy and screams to be picked up as held. At one point I was feeding A around E as the were both on my lap. The lowest point was when they were both screaming and I just broke down. I went and sat in the bathroom (which is downstairs btw!) and sobbed. I'm not dressed either - in fact I'm wearing the pj's A was sick on as I haven't had chance to get dressed, I've had nothing to eat or drink, I'm exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally and feeling like my girls deserve a better mom than me :-(
11/12/2013 at 12:13
At least we have each other and we're all in the same boat x
11/12/2013 at 12:35
11/12/2013 at 13:14
I just feel like I'm failing A by not being able to sort her reflux out and I'm failing E by having to spend so much time focusing on A.
How are you feeling re feeding today P? x
TT, I still have trouble reading A's cues so don't beat yourself up about it - I think it's just really difficult to do with a refluxy baby x
11/12/2013 at 14:10
Oh ladies sorry you are having such rubbish days. I hate the difficult days when I'm on my own, it's like a marathon. Next week H is away with work from Monday to Thursday and I have no idea how I'm going to make it.
I put A in the sling almost 2 hours ago as he was pretty restless and he's been fast asleep since so I've been pottering around and am currently covering him with breadcrumbs by eating a sandwich over his head! I'd better wake him in a bit as I want to go to Tesco, I'm trying to take him out somewhere very day as last week I discovered that this leads to a much better evening and also helps me feel a little less stir crazy as if we go out he will sleep whereas if we stay in he wakes more often and gets demanding on the food front. So - wake baby, change, feed, attempt outing.
11/12/2013 at 14:11
Ooh some good news - took A to get weighed yesterday and at 5 weeks old he is now 11lb 5oz! He is obviously my letting anything get in the way of him enjoying his food!
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