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Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 12:39pm

Author: dizzyduck

baby sensory classes

I would totally recommend baby sensory too. We've been going for about 3 weeks and he is now old enough to get something out of it - and for a baby who is not keen on daytime sleeping, he is always zonked afterwards! He was absolutely squealing with excitement at some of the activities and songs and it's given me loads of ideas for things to do at home when we've done the playmat and baby gym/swing etc. No idea about the developmental aspect but it is great fun which is the most important thing....

Friday, June 18th 2010, 8:43pm

Author: dizzyduck

What buggy for holiday?

We got o-Baby Atlas for holiday - lightweight and quite easy to fold. We found it really good and it goes totally flat for newborns.

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 7:23pm

Author: dizzyduck

Sun protection for 3 month old

We're thinking of taking a week's break in May or June with our baby who will be about 3 months old. All the sun creams I have seen say suitable for 6 months plus. We'll obviously keep him covered as much as possible and out of sun but when he's playing in water etc I want to make sure his skin is protected. I've bought one of those UV suits and hats but he still might get sun on the bits that doesn't cover or his face as we walk around. Any advice?

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 2:27pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Great news Dilly! So glad it has got better for you. Me too! My mastitis has gone and breastfeeding is now fine! If you had told me it would improve this much when I was in the depths of despair and about to give up, I never would have believed it! (well - people did tell me and I didn't believe them!!) I am so so glad I persevered and thanks too for all the support and encouragement - and the great advice. He is gaining weight well and now feeds for far less time in one go as he is latched on p...

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 1:32pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Thanks Deirdre - I went and got the medela ones and they are definitely better - it has now healed up enough to brave going 'shieldless'! Hopefully things are on the mend - the other side is totally fine now so just need to make sure latch is spot on now the bad side seems to be recovering. thanks everyone for support and advice, I'm hoping we have finally turned a corner with the feeding now. I also bought some tommee tippee cooling gel pads which are supposed to speed up the healing process as...

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 4:28pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Ooh - I'm going to try him with my finger - that sounds like a good idea! Went to doc today after waking in night in agony with a big lump in my very solid boob - it was relieved slightly by expressing but v painful. Probably because I didn't feed him at all from 6 til midnight and I was full (he had some formula but didn't actually want much of it according to DP who had him for eve while I got some sleep). Doc says it looks like a blocked milk duct which is being made more painful by my lack o...

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 7:40pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

He's finally settled after a wheel round the block in the pushchair followed by all the milk I expressed this morning plus 20 mins on my 'good' side. I am absolutely shattered and now DP is home I'm going to eat then go to bed for a few hours - he'll have to give a bottle of formula as I've used the expressed stuff. I just have to get some sleep - DP is going away for 2 days at the end of the week and I'm absolutely dreading it - by the time he gets home in the evening I sp desperately need a br...

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 3:39pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Having a dreadful day today and already feeling like giving up after 4 hours of non-stop crying. All he wants to do is feed all the time - literally. I don't know if it's comfort sucking as if I stop he shoves his hand in or sucks his sleeve really manically. I am at my wits end - this usually starts later in the day. I don't know what to do - is he not getting enough to eat? My breasts are so sore from the constant feeding even with nipple shield on one side - what is going on? He is having wet...

Monday, March 15th 2010, 8:06pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Hi dilly - so sorry you are having such an awful time - I totally understand your feelings about the pain and not thinking you'd ever have a baby - I feel the same. Hopeyou had some luck at the docs. I have made an appointment for Weds morning and am battling on with the one good side and expressingand using nipple shields on the painful one. Nipple shields do make it bearable although they seem a bit tricky to use - I could only find mothercare ones, does anyone know of a good brand that might ...

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 6:17pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Thanks - I am going to try and use fingers as suggested. Jen - the other side is fine with me too, it's so weird they won't open wide enough on one side but do on the other. I tried a nipple shield today and it made it bearable - he didn't seem to mind it and was getting the milk. He has such a crushing set of gums though...... Will see how I go tomorrow about seeing GP - not sure how clued up they are. I might see if I can find anoher breastfeeding club to go to as well. Every day I seem to go ...

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 6:40pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Thanks Bells! I suspect its the latch too -I find it hard to see what his lips are doing because the breast is in the way. The woman at the breastfeeding group said don't use fingers to offer breast but let him find it and just lift him towards it when mouth wide open. However, I'm not always quick enough! Do you think I should carry on with this side (with shields if nec) even though there was a bit of green stuff in breast pad? I'll try to get to GP on Monday to get it checked out. It throbs s...

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 6:10pm

Author: dizzyduck

How often and should it really hurt this much??

Hello Don't get much chance to get on here anymore but really in need of some advice. DS is now 4 weeks old and have been bf exclusively apart from a couple of days waiting for milk to come in as it was late coming - I supplemented with a bit of formula after each feeding for a few days. He is gaining weight, we have lots of wet and pooy nappies etc, although I've been having some trouble with latching. I went to a breastfeeding group and got some really good help, but one of my nipples is incre...

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 9:39am

Author: dizzyduck

pregnant after 5 losses

That's a tricky one and a very personal choice. I had the nuchal fold and blood tests at 12 weeks and it came out right on the cut off point of 1 in 250. We agonised about having the amnio but decided that the risk of 1 in 100 of having a miscarriage was just too great in comparison, so we opted for a really detailed scan at 16 weeks, which showed no soft markers, and then the 20 week scan which also lookd good. I could have changed my mind and had an amnio at any point along the way but I didn'...

Friday, February 19th 2010, 7:46pm

Author: dizzyduck

pregnant after 5 losses

I had 3 losses in a row and have just had a little boy - I am 42! Take hope from that - I lost mine all around 9 weeks or earlier too and I didn't relax with this one until about 20 weeks! The fact that you have got past the 12 week scan is a brilliant indicator that everything will be fine. Good luck! x

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 2:14pm

Author: dizzyduck

Waters broken...?

Yes - I agree with Flic. I had a sweep yesterday and nothing has happened as yet but consultant said if waters go or you think they have, phone the labour ward straightaway whether or not you have contractions. Good luck - sounds like it's all starting to happen! x

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 2:07pm

Author: dizzyduck

Overdue and pelvic pain

Hi Rosebud - I am in a very similar position. I was due on Monday and went for a sweep yesterday. I can barely walk around or close my legs and I constantly feel like I need a poo even when I've just had one! Consultant said it was normal and was because baby was so low in pelvis - that's probabl;y what it is for you, too and it's a good sign because it means they are ready to come out! Good luck, not long for either of us now - I will probably be induced tomorrow if nothing happens before then.

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 3:31pm

Author: dizzyduck

Fi's in labour!!

Hope it's all going well! xx

Friday, February 5th 2010, 3:26pm

Author: dizzyduck

overdue, what to do??

Good luck Vic - hope he comes of his own accord and you don't have to be induced.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 2:43pm

Author: dizzyduck

sides of tum feel bruised and strained?

Hi Rosebud! What did the mw say? I'm sure like Jodie says its all the stretching and kicking that's been going on. Not long now... xx

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 2:41pm

Author: dizzyduck

THIRD TRIMESTER CHAT - 2010

Hope everyone is OK - no news from Christine, Fi, Clarabelle or Sonia yet then? I'm still hanging on and hoping it's not going to be too much longer. After hearing lots of induction horror stories, I have now chatted to DP's sister about hers and it was absolutely fine, no worse than her first natural labour. It's good to hear that it isn't always awful! I guess it just varies. I am incredibly uncomfortable now and LO is really pushing around inside and digging me in the ribs loads! Is anyone el...




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