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we could be in business then! hehhehehehe
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Hi Cole, hope you feelin better today. Girls gave you great advice there. When i was bfing i had very sore nipples too. I'd really recommend you get that cream Lansinoh. I had to give up bfing because of my very very sore nipples. Big hugs D xxxxxx
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Old 01-08-08, 09:23
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Big hugs hun. It could be a growth spurt maybe??

Growth spurts are normal in both breastfed and bottle fed babies. It may however be a little more noticeable in babies who are breastfed because it would be felt more by mom. She would have to nurse more frequently in order to build up her milk supply to satisfy her baby.

There is no set time for a growth spurt to appear, however there is a generality. A babyís body is not a clock but they will generally go though a growth spurt between 7-10 days old, around three weeks, six weeks, three months, four months, six months and nine months. Most of the weight they gain during the first two years will be gained during this time and they will also grow in inches.

Growth spurts are less frequent after the first year but they still occur. Your baby will probably gain more in inches than pounds after their first birthday. Through out the toddler years and into adolescence however you will notice growth spurts.

Growth spurts generally only last 2-3 days, but can sometimes last as long as a week. During a growth spurt it is important to follow your babyís lead. When he seems hungry, feed him. While still young be prepared to nurse more or offer more bottle of formula. If breastfeeding have a bottle of breast milk prepared and waiting to top your baby off if he still seems hungry after a nursing session is complete.


Lansinoh is great and I couldn't have got through the early days without it.

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To add to what ladybug has said I just wanted to point out that if Theo has thrush then you will almost definitely have it. I am guessing the medication the Dr has prescribed is Nystatin. While it can do the trick for some people if you already have pain associated with the thrush (this is most likely the cause of the pain you are experiencing when he latches on) then the Nystatin probably won't do much for you as the thrush has probably gotten into the milk ducts and this is when you get the pain. I'm not sure if gentian violet is available in the UK but I used it in the US & while it didn't work for us (we had a bad case) it is one of the top things the bfing dr's recommend in the states. How does Theo's latch look when you look down at him on the breast. Can hubby check that his lips are flanged and bottom lip is curled out? Does he have your nipple and areola in his mouth or just your nipple? Remember that dummies will harbour the yeast as will bottle teats and I know you will be sterilising anyway but while he has got the thrush wash dummy after each time used. When dr's prescribe antifungals for yeast they often say 3 or 4 x per day but yeast grows back every 90 mins so if he is on medicine then I would give half the dose each time so that you're giving it 8 times a day instead of 4 iykwim. I know how tiring it can be not to mention the pain of the thrush and easy to say but just rest up when you can and nurse in side lying position so you can get more rest.

Can you contact HV? Or ring bf support group. Like ladybug says it is hard to find a dr that is well up on bf'ing.
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Cole i'm so sorry. Both my boys fed every 2 hours, day and night for about 12 weeks!! Like ladybug and some of the others have said-Don't let babe feed for more than 1 hour
Get some lanisoh-its great stuff, also have you got some caniston thrush cream, put it on nipples to help but wash it off before babe feeds. This will get better, breast feeding is hard but he's doing so well. As to spending time with Georgia, i know how hard that is. When oli was born he fed non stop and when he wasn't feeding he was screaming, i felt like i never had any time for jack and that the tv was on all the time. It is in reality a short period (although i know it doesn't feel like it now) you'll look back and she won't have been damaged by it and you'll have done what theo needs, you'll get there!!
If he is having a growth spurt, do your best to drink plenty of water, eat well and rest when you can, it will help you meet his demands. Babies always feed like crazy when then want to boost your supply. Also it could be due to hot weather. Maybe he's thirsty so drinking more milk to satisfy his thirst. Your milk will adapt to meet his needs its just really hard for you. I'm thinking of you it's really hard but you are doing brilliantly!!!! Lots of love and hugs xxx
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Huge hugs Cole. Megan used to feed 2 - 3 hourly then she started to comfort feed which used to last about an hour and I used to get terrible backache. I started giving her a dummy at about 6 weeks and she started to feed alot better IMO. xxxx
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hiya hun x x x i cant offer any advice, but wanted to send ((((HUGE HUGS))) and say your doing great x x x x x x
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big hugs sweetie,

for the first 6 weeks i constantly had my tits out! its so tiring but i mastered the act of feeding whilst asleep

fab advice already given, I used to give Livy a dummy if i felt she was comfort feeding and this worked till she was about4months.

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