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9 years 2 months ago #1 by winterishrain
winterishrain replied the topic: Re:birth anouncement and new mom questions
hi everyone! thanks for all your help. i went to see the lactation consultant and it seemed to help. it still hurts but she said it will go away once they heal up.
she still doesnt like being put down, so we'll keep working on that. if anyone had a c-section, how what can i expect for long term recovery? is there anything you wish you would have done/ known?

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9 years 2 months ago #2 by nadza
nadza replied the topic: Re:birth anouncement and new mom questions
hey i was gonna advise the same thing as Kylie, shes totally ryt.. but i got a personal tip... bottle the baby 4 1 entire day and apply the lanolin 3-5tyms on that day try 2 give as much "airing" as possible, it will speed up the healin process, ull be breastfeeding within 24 hours again and with healed nipples... if this doesnt work, get a nipple shield, it will protect u 4m furthur damage... only prob wit dat is baby sucks in more air.. good luck

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9 years 2 months ago #3 by insubordinateximpx09
insubordinateximpx09 replied the topic: Re:birth anouncement and new mom questions
Congrats on the new baby! I never breastfed, so I can't really help you in that department, however, I did have my son sleep with me all the time for about the first two or three months of his life. It was the only way either of us could get any sleep and it worked out really well. Then when I started wanting him to sleep in his crib I would hold him until he fell asleep then lay him down and when he woke up in the middle of the night, then I would put him in bed with me. Now he will sleep in his crib all night by himself. By the way, my son is five months old now. So it's really up to you, but I had a good experience with co-sleeping.

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9 years 2 months ago #4 by MissKirsty
MissKirsty replied the topic: Re:birth anouncement and new mom questions
Congratulations on Annalee! That is such a pretty name! It's horrible that you had such a hard time with labor and the epidural and all that. :-( But I'm glad that you're doing pretty well now! :-)

As far as the breastfeeding goes... it's great that you are nursing her! One thing that you might want to check on is: is she actually taking the whole areola in her mouth or just the nipple?
If she is just snacking and snacking, you might want to feed her at an appointed time and just keep her at the breast until she starts actually eating and not just nibbling.
Was the lactation consultant able to help you?
I hope it goes better soon! :-)

As far as the crib goes... if you don't mind co-sleeping it's not very dangerous to the baby. A lot of midwives and people like that recommend that the mother and baby co-sleep. (You just don't want to be doing it when she's like 2 years old.)
But if you want her to sleep in her crib, go ahead and insist upon it. If she starts to get sleepy during the day, put her in the crib. At night cuddle with her and then put her in the crib and leave her alone until it's time to feed her.

Ok well, I hope that those ideas helped... Congrats again on your little girl! :-)

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9 years 2 months ago #5 by Autumn
Autumn replied the topic: Re:birth anouncement and new mom questions
Congratulations! :)

I know that my boyfriend's mom just had a baby 6 weeks ago and he didn't sleep in his crib until 3-4 weeks old. Just make sure that the baby is lying on their back and not their stomach, and judging from her baby, it'll be fine. He's completely healthy.

As for the breastfeeding, she also had to do the same. You shouldn't feel guilty at all. It takes a few weeks to get used to and then you'll be all set!

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9 years 2 months ago #6 by kez_mummy_2_skye
kez_mummy_2_skye replied the topic: Re:birth anouncement and new mom questions
good to see you are trying with the boobie feeding. Dont feel down on yourself if it doesnt work.
Congrats to you guys.

Hmmm co sleeping is a personal thing. Personally i dont like it coz ive seen too many kids do it for yrs and yrs but if it works for you then go for it.
i know my kids were horrid sleepers when babies especially on the boob feeding. always hungry. I ended up lseeping in the lounge with them.
They started to settle in and she will too. Its all so new for her.

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