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    Re: help! ready to give up :(

    Well done getting to 10 days, and you've done it all yourself! Not an easy task so by no means a failure. Keep doing what your doing, it does get easier and in no time you'll be laughing at all your...
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    Re: nursing a congested 8-week-old

    I'm going through this just now with my 8 week old boy too! I got a saline nasal spray from the chemist and it works a treat. I wasn't sure about it, LO doesn't seem that bothered when I squirt it...
  3. Re: Milk transfer not improving - so close to giving up

    HI there so sorry you are having a difficult time. I'm no expert but i can share my experience with my daughter. She was born premature at did not have a strong enough suck reflex to feed initially...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    thank you ladies. This site is fantastic for help and advice, it's certainly helped see me through a difficult wee period xx:clap
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    thanks for that. He does occassionally pull himself off, I then burp him and we start again. He does frequently make the click sound, and I had been assuming he wasn't latched properly so would...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Does this fast letdown settle with time? I'm now convinced this is the main problem I am having at the moment. I tried the reclined feeding today, it helped a little but little man still started...
  7. Re: Need help feeding 5 day old please!!!!!!!!!!! Stressing

    I agree with the comment about the pumping. I have loads of milk and it could still take a few minutes for it to come through when I was pumping. Swear by the medela swing pump, did try a tommee...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Can someone give moe more info on reclined feeding positions? I have been reading up on over supply of milk and fast letdown and this seems to be what's happening for us. I have done a few feeds on...
  9. Re: Need help feeding 5 day old please!!!!!!!!!!! Stressing

    Milk coming in can be horrendous and very difficult for baby to latch. I found expressing some off before helped. I'm in uk and use a Medela swing electric pump which is great. I had difficulty...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Thanx for the advice. My little man sleeps well at night, through the day can be a different story. It's like he likes little ad often, filling up for night time
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Haha me too! It's a mad dash to the bathroom at times x
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Thanx. What I do when he doesn't take the second breast, is start the next feed on that side. I take it that's the right thing to do, sometimes he will take it, other times not. At this time of...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Just another thought, should I be putting him on both breast at each feed? As he generally does 10minutes max at a time, i tend to offer him the same breast once we have changed his nappy etc as...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Quite often i do just feed from one breast at a feed as he never seems to empty the breast and feeds for such a short time. Lol it's amazing how you forget all the wee bits about feeding isn't it. ...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Thanks for the speedy reply, its very reassuring at times when you doubt yourself!

    Yes I do experience some of the above, particularly the coughing, choking when feeding, slipping and clamping on...
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    Re: Help and advice please!!

    Also, should have mentioned. During a feed he latches on great initially, then we start to get the clicking noise. I take him off and re-latch and the same thing happens. Also during the feed...
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    Help and advice please!!

    Hi all new to the website and hoping someone can help me.
    My soon is almost 7 weeks old and he is exclusively breastfed and we are having a few problems. Its hard for me to compare with my Daughter...
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