Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:00 pm
Post subject: January 2010 Mummies
Well a few of us have started to have our babies and Im sure it wont be long for the rest of us so I have started the thread, My little man Henry is doing well my only problem is he seems to be very hungry midwife said he should be on 1-2 ounce every 3 - 4 hours well the 2 ounce is only really settling him for a max of 2 hours and he is hungry again what should I do how much is everyone elses baby taking Henry weighs 9 pound 11 so maybe this is why he is hungry ?
Last edited by clare1980 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:44 am; edited 1 time in total
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:53 pm
Can I continue to be an honourary january mum Clare? lol. Like everyone has said, feed what he needs. As a bigger baby he will clearly need more than a 7lb baby for example. Harry drinks 3-4oz every 3-4 hours, but he's not quite as big as Henry yet. An extra ounce in Henry's bottle might mean an extra hours kip for you! Take care xx
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:11 am
Sorry to hjack your thread but just wanted to say my little man fed 2 hourly in the day for weeks. I just fed him when he wanted it. Jack is a big boy but i like him that way! When they get a little older you can give a couple of ounces of cooled boiled water to encourage them to go 3 hours xxx
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:09 pm
thanks for hijacking sparky I really appreciate it, I seem to be the only jna mom struggling lol, I am sterilising bottles in a batch of 6 then adding the boiled water letting it cool and storing it in fridge until needed (but no more than 24 hours) I then add the powder and warm it is this ok ?
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:54 pm
Hello Jan mummies (and anyone else who is assisting)
Hope to be joining you in the not too distant future..........in the meantime I will check in every now and then to pick up some tips for when my time comes!!
Reading your thread has reminded me that I'm soooo close to the end prize now. I can't wait to be worrying about a whole new set of problems related to LO.............once I have survived pregnancy and labour!!
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:29 am
Well its day 3 and i've had to abandon all hope of breastfeeding as Mia is just far too hungry. My milk still hasn't come in and even when i was feeding her i don't think she was getting enough as she was getting hungry again 10 minutes after latching on and suckling for 30-40 minutes at a time. My nipples are sore to the touch and are scabbed. Yesterday i gave up and gave her formula. She takes 2oz every 3-4 hours and sleeps for about 3 hours with loads of awake time after about 7ish.
She's perfect and healthy and happy. I get loads of smiles and cuddles and noises too.
Me on the other hand am devastated that i can't breastfeed her. I soooo wanted to feed her but i'm trying hard to fix on the fact that i am doing what's best for Mia.
I think i've got a wee touch of postnatal depression too. i cry a lot!!!!! It feels harder this time and I'm really sore. My back, ribs, thighs, and tummy are really sore especially if i do more than 2 loads of washing and dishes.
Matt got annoyed at me last night saying i fuss too much and he wasn't happy that i wanted to change her into a sleepsuit before bed cause she'd had her outfit on all day and it was icked upon.
Does anyone else feel like this? I would like to know so that i can maybe mention it to the mw next time.
Sorry to bring the post down
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:28 am
Deecee so sorry you are having a tough time but so happy for you mia is thriving I like you was so hung up on the fact I couldnt breast feed for the first 3 days I felt like a failure and that I had let my baby down but I realised soon that I was doing what was best for him and me and I had made my decision and I needed to stick by it and bne happy with it.
I did get a bit weepy the first few days but my Hubby has been wonderful and really looked after me again because I have been so ill he really had to which has helped, today is the first day I feel much better and slighlty human
I would definately mention it to your midwife though as although its totally normal to feel like this talking about it will; really help
Henry is doing wonderful he is taking 3-4 oz every 3-4 hours is awake for about an hour then sleeps for 2 hours on a night he feeds at midnight, 4 am and then around 9 am so we are so lucky at the moment touch wood he stays this good
I have really been struggling to get my head around the making up of bottle feeds so I found the World health organisation reccomendations on how to do it and although it tells you how to do it properly there is also a section on the way to do it if you need to make it in advance and basically it tells you to make it up as you would from fresh with water cooled to no more than 70 degrees and then let it cool on the side and refridgerate until needed but for no more than 24 hours - now Im more confused as I was going to store the cooled boiled water in the fridge and then make up but this is telling me to make the milk up and then put in fridge which is the way we used to do it - what do you think ? so sorry to keep harping on about it but Im really struggling with it lol
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:29 am
heres the link for the who guidelines its quite a big document but the relevant bit is on page 13 onwards