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May 17th, 2014, 01:36 AM
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Breastfeeding is going ok, going on a bit over 3 weeks now. Not the biggest fan of growth spurts and/or cluster feeding. Had another morning like that this morning. Up from before 3 to a bit after 5am then slept for an hour 5ish to 6 then was up until 11 with a few little sleeps in between but less than 10 mins at a time. Had a bigger sleep from 12-3 and I crashed out too. Now I have rock hard porn star boobs again tonight from his constant feeding this morning . The crazy let down is usually fine and settled except for when he does this so now he pulls off and getd nailed in the face for his troubles lol.
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May 17th, 2014, 04:42 AM
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Oh yeah, something I forgot... they talk about newborns feeding peacefully and keeping their hamds to themselves and all that while they are still in the do nothing stage. Anyone finding the opposite to be true? While he is eating, James loves to have a fistful of my hair or my necklace if he can't reach my hair. The other hand is then often enough curled up under his chin or plating with his ear or clawing my boob. Sometimes if I detangle my hair he employs 2 hands to boob clawing and scratching. He also likes to pull half off the nipple but keep heaps of suction going. Actual bruising on my nipple has happened lol. He likes to kick, look around, play and fiddle with everything while breastfeeding. I thought this wasn't going to be an issue until he was a toddler or a much bigger baby ol.
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May 17th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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I am having a hard time. She latched well at first, but now I am having more pain, am cracked and bleeding, and my milk hasn't come in yet. I am breastfeeding every three hours, but baby has a bad habit of sleeping at the breast. She lost a lot of weight (9%) which I don't think is fair because of the way my labor went (I had at least 5 liters of fluid before delivery and we were both extremely swollen). So I've been advised to feed every three hours and then pump and feed her the pumped milk. I've also supplemented with formula that she will take 10 millilieters after offering breast and pumped milk. Needless to say I am exhausted and frustrated having to do this every three hours around the clock. I can only hope my milk will come in tomorrow and I can skip all these extra steps. I am considering getting a breast shield today to help with the awful pain I am getting upon latching.
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May 17th, 2014, 05:22 PM
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I am having a hard time. She latched well at first, but now I am having more pain, am cracked and bleeding, and my milk hasn't come in yet. I am breastfeeding every three hours, but baby has a bad habit of sleeping at the breast. She lost a lot of weight (9%) which I don't think is fair because of the way my labor went (I had at least 5 liters of fluid before delivery and we were both extremely swollen). So I've been advised to feed every three hours and then pump and feed her the pumped milk. I've also supplemented with formula that she will take 10 millilieters after offering breast and pumped milk. Needless to say I am exhausted and frustrated having to do this every three hours around the clock. I can only hope my milk will come in tomorrow and I can skip all these extra steps. I am considering getting a breast shield today to help with the awful pain I am getting upon latching.
Ugh this was me exactly with my first. He lost 11% by the time we left the hospital and the L/C had me wake him to feed him every two hours and then pump for 15 mins after every feed and syringe him any milk I got. It was grueling but it did work and we ended up with an awesome b/f relationship. First couple of weeks were murder though:/ Hugs girl!

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Oh yeah, something I forgot... they talk about newborns feeding peacefully and keeping their hamds to themselves and all that while they are still in the do nothing stage. Anyone finding the opposite to be true? While he is eating, James loves to have a fistful of my hair or my necklace if he can't reach my hair. The other hand is then often enough curled up under his chin or plating with his ear or clawing my boob. Sometimes if I detangle my hair he employs 2 hands to boob clawing and scratching. He also likes to pull half off the nipple but keep heaps of suction going. Actual bruising on my nipple has happened lol. He likes to kick, look around, play and fiddle with everything while breastfeeding. I thought this wasn't going to be an issue until he was a toddler or a much bigger baby ol.
LOL my little guy is just a week old and his hands are everywhere when I try to latch (he likes to "help") and then half the time he grabs my boob with both little hands and clutches on like I am going to take it away again.
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May 17th, 2014, 05:57 PM
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We are doing well, naturally fought off one bout of mastitis, I remember from my dd how it felt, so could feel it coming on, started cool compresses after nursing, hot compresses right before, and ate raw garlic.. lots of it! Tandem nursing has helped with engorgement for the most part, just waiting for DD to go back to normal nursing instead of this all day thing she is trying!
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