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Saturday, July 17th 2010, 10:12pm

Author: Netty

Present Ideas for a One Year Old Girl Please!

I did something similar with friends, we just got unisex pressies ... I bought an wooden pull along crocodile from the early learning centre for £10. It was a hit. Mega blocks are always a hit as are old fashioned wooden toys.

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 9:59pm

Author: Netty

Feel like a crap mum!

Cheryl, I could have written your post myself !!! My little man only slept for 7 hours out of 24 and had terrible colic and would scream for several hours a day, he would't sleep in his moses basket etc ..... been tied to a baby for breastfeeding is hard but be kind to yourself as well. I went through a stage where I definitely didn't eat enough, I got some chocolate milkshakes to have as snacks and it definitely helped. If you can express it'll give you a bit of a break so that someone else can...

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 9:26pm

Author: Netty

I dont think I can do this anymore

Hi Pammy, just wanted to drop a quick line to say that you are donig a fantastic job !!! Someone once told me that you will always feel guilty about something when you are a mummy. It's not easy is it but I'm sure that your little man brings you so much joy. Take care of yourself xx

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 11:43pm

Author: Netty

I dont think I can do this anymore

Hi Pammy, Just a quick reply as I'm knackered and need my bed I've been reading your story and totally sympathise with where you are coming from (read my "problems feeding on one side" thread). You are doing a wonderful wonderful job. I had terrible trouble b/f my little boy, he fed for so long, was so so skinny and got so frustrated because I just didn't seem tohave enough milk to fill him u. It was sole destroying seeing him get so frantic because he was so so hungry. I did exculsive b/f for 1...

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 10:42pm

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

I just wanted to thank everyone for the support they gave me and it's only further down the line that you realise how valuable your replies have been to me. Well, I managed exculisve B/F for 14 weeks and have been mixed feeding since then !! It's worked out very well for me, everyone is much happier !!!!! I wanted to breastfeed for six months and have managed over seven and am so proud of myself but some of that is thanks to you guys !!!! I'm starting to wind down breastfeeding now in preparatio...

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 5:25pm

Author: Netty

Confused - guidelines for when to start weaning

Spoke to my health visitor yesterday re weaning, she said I don't need to take into accout when he was born as it was neraly 38 weeks and nearly term. Got the usual non commital answer of six months are only "guidelines" , some babies are ready earlier, as his parent I know best , do what I think is right etc etc etc Google searches give me pretty much the same answers and these people get paid to do that job. I can honestly say that my health visitor has been of little use to me all thoughout ....

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 1:20pm

Author: Netty

Confused - guidelines for when to start weaning

are the guidelines 24 or 26 weeks ? my baby was 2.5 weeks early so do i need to take that into account ? thanks

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 5:55pm

Author: Netty

19 weeks and week 2 of weaning...

I'm definitely waiting. Already planned more milk to see what happens. I don't know anyone who has made it to 26 weeks, all health visitors seem to have told people I know to start at about 22 ish weeks

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 6:31pm

Author: Netty

19 weeks and week 2 of weaning...

I'm worried now, my little man is been mixed fed and he's polishing off 3 x 8oz bottles between 4pm and 2am no worries, has been waking up more in the night been hungry !!! last night he was fed at 7pm (7oz) and then woke up just after 10pm and then again just after 2sm (polished off 7oz) (well he did wake up earlier but I just left him). Just don't want to rush weaning but don't want him to be starving !!! He has the signs of wanting to be weaned but Im so scared if I get it wrong

Monday, October 26th 2009, 3:57pm

Author: Netty

Confused - guidelines for when to start weaning

Not getting on too bad with feeding. Still mixed feeding, seems to be working ok on the whole. I breastfeed from first thing int he morning until mid afternoon and then switch to formula as he's starving by 3/4pm. Think I'll do this until at least 20 weeks and see where we are then as M is definitely starting to show interst in food and is still always hungry. He's waking in the night as well so am going to switch to all formula but the first feed in a morning before I start weaning.

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 9:42pm

Author: Netty

Confused - guidelines for when to start weaning

V odd as two people said that their health visitors had told them that ! Who knows. M is waking about five times a night at the mo poor little thing, he's always starving .......

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 7:39pm

Author: Netty

Confused - guidelines for when to start weaning

In the last week 4 people have told me that the guidelines have changed again regardng when to start weaning and that it's gone back to 17 weeks !!! Apparently this isn't going to be "published" as weaning guidelines until next year ?!?!?!?! Has anyone else heard this ? I'm not in a hurry to start weaning but just wondered what other people had heard.

Monday, October 5th 2009, 8:31pm

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

Had a very busy few weeks hence no response, so apologies and many thanks to everyone for their lovely information, advice and support. We are getting out and about lots now which is good so I'm not stuck in the house all day. Yes , M does still have screaming fits when he's hungry so I just say to people around me that he's a hungry baby. I'm managing to do mixed feeding at the moment, M has a couple of bottles during the day and bottles during the night (so dh can help when he's not working an...

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 5:07pm

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

Thanks ladies, I've tried b'feeding since 4am and all day today, I'm exhausted. I went to the baby cafe again today, about my 7th visiti (run by nhs for breastfeeding mums) and two people commented on how much M fed and one actually said that she'd noticed him feeding and not just comfort sucking and then watched him getting frustrated because he couldn't get enough and was still hungry. Everyone says how tiny he is as well and can't believe he's 14 weeks old. There was a 7 week baby there who w...

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 5:07pm

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

Thanks ladies, I've tried b'feeding since 4am and all day today, I'm exhausted. I went to the baby cafe again today, about my 7th visiti (run by nhs for breastfeeding mums) and two people commented on how much M fed and one actually said that she'd noticed him feeding and not just comfort sucking and then watched him getting frustrated because he couldn't get enough and was still hungry. Everyone says how tiny he is as well and can't believe he's 14 weeks old. There was a 7 week baby there who w...

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 3:38pm

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

Not been on line for a while as I'm aware that I'm always moaning/been upset over one thing or another so have avoided coming on but think I need an outlet for my frustration etc. Thanks for your information, I'll look into chamomila. My local La Leche League contact never got back to me and to be honest I've not really had the time or inclination to call anyone else which may be a mistake but I needed help when I contacted La Leche not a week or so later if that makes sense. I'm still doing bot...

Monday, September 14th 2009, 12:45pm

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

Not really sure how I'm getting on to be honest as we've not had a set pattern of what times we have given M some forumla other than when he wakes at about 1- 2am because it's been so hard for me to come to terms with. My health visitor said that not feeding him during the night won't have a big impact on my supply so I'm confused about what people have said on here to still make sure I do the middle of the night feed. He had expressed breastmilk at 7pm last night and woke at midnight for a foru...

Friday, September 11th 2009, 10:54am

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

Thanks ladies. As heatbreaking as it is, something has got to give. Spoke with my helath visitor twice this week and she thinks I need to start giving him formula so we are trying a combination of b'feeding and formula. As I'm so run down my milk is just not good enough quality to keep M satisfied. We have given him some forumla this week in the evening and his weight has increased by quite a bit, he was on the 2nd percentile before. So so so so so upsetting to watch dh give him some formula but...

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 9:28pm

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

Thank you ever so much for your replies. M has been feeding nearly every 90 mins today and I just can't keep up with him. I called my local La Leche League lady the other day, she wasn't there so I left a message but she heasn't called back, this is the 4 th time I've been in touch with them and got nothing back, ever feel you are banging your head against a brick wall ? I spoke to a health visitor at my local clinic who said to maybe introduce a bottle at night and maybe one during the day and ...

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 9:22am

Author: Netty

Problem feeding on one side

He's definitely feeding on me and not comfort sucking. We have tried three different types of dummies already and he's not interested in any of them. When he has the bottle he can't drink it fast enough. Because of the difficult birth we've had him to a chiropractor twice a week almost (who has been doing the same massage as a cranial osteopath) since he was about 5 weeks old and the treatments have 100% helped with the colic and his sleeping. He's like a different baby now. Believe me we have h...




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