The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Beanicle » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks ladies. I am half hoping that she self weans as it would be easier. However if she doesn't I'll just go with it. I'm not that fussed what anyone else thinks - I'm already the crazy sling lady!! :lol:

I'll try and get to our local bf group or see if I can find one thats on a day I don't work and speak to some people down there.

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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby CasTTC » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:52 pm

Hi all. My son is four months old and still has 2 to 3 feeds at night. He hasn't always but has consistently for the last two weeks the health visitor has suggested giving a bottle of water at night to stop the habit what do you think
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Kasha » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:55 pm

It wont do him any harm totry and give hi water instead ofa feed. Is he breast or bottle fed? Bottle fed babies apparently sometimes need just a drink not an actual feed, breastfed get a drink as well as a feed. Teaghan was a big night time feeder too. Think she had 2-3 feeds overnight for a while actually. She gave up daytime feeds before nighttime ones.
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby CasTTC » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:32 pm

He's breastfed. He will take a bottle though as have given him expressed milk occasionally. He's teething at the mo so may leave it a week or so as he prob wakes from pain. My daughter slept 12hrs + at night from 10 weeks and have always just followed their lead so they're obv just very different babies.
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Kasha » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:02 pm

My two were really different too. Teaghan was much more of a comfort feeder in the night. Not really bothered in the day. Might just be he wants a bit of skin and comfort especially if he is teething. Have to admit i just let Teaghan get on with it really so not sure thats any help. I did used to give her a drink of water in the night sometimes but she was older then, and weaned. It wont do any harm to try if its causing problems, if not then just go with the flow x
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Lenny » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:11 pm

It may be to do with him teething, also many babies have a growth spurt around 16 weeks so he would be more likely to want extra feeds overnight in that case. Health visitors can get a bit obsessed with whether a baby is sleeping through or not and at 4 months it is the exception rather than the rule (sounds like you were very lucky first time round!). Personally I think at 4 months they are still so little & if my 2 woke wanting feeds at that age, I would feed them. In the long term it is unlikely to do any harm.
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby CasTTC » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:51 am

Having a little chuckle to myself. Ignored lots of advice last time round from health visitors and this time I nearly listened to them. DS has slept til 3.30am this night. Not saying its gonna suddenly be like this every night but its almost like he sensed that I was contemplating giving him a bottle of water!
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Yvette75 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:53 pm

Here's hoping the waking was the 16 week (or thereabouts) growth spurt. I've learnt over the years to do the opposite of what HVs suggest or simply ignore them completely (whilst obviously nodding and agreeing that they are sooooooo right).

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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Rach P » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:31 pm

Cas I wouldn't have the battle at four months and personally I would just feed him if he wants feeding as opposed to faffing with water. They do have a growth spurt around four months so could be that or if he is teething the suckling when feeding releases endorphins for them so it may well be making him feel better.
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby sicily » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:38 am

Hi ladies, this is a very informative thread!

Can I ask a couple of quick questions - am 30wks and planning to breastfeed and I think I've already had a little bit of a boob leak? It was only size of a 5p coin but i don't what else it could have been on my top! Is this normal?
I'm planning to buy a supply of breast pads for hospital bag and will start with disposables but I want to avoid those with a plastic backing that will just trap moisture in - can anyone recommend any brands? it's like pads and pantyliners, you don't know what they're going to look and feel like before you open the packet and I don't want to buy a mega pack and find I don't like the feel of them as my skin is quite sensitive, in particular nipples.

Thanks and i'm sure i will be joining you on here more for advice in the next few months! X
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Yvette75 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:54 pm

I used Boots reusable ones and they worked fine and must have saved a small fortune!
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby Chicken » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:51 pm

I started with the Lansinoh ones (purple box) which I really liked, tried a few other ones which I really didn't like (Avent and Asda) but as I was ploughing through them I'm using the Boots re-usable (washable ones). They have been really good.

It's normal to leak towards the end of your pregnancy I think.
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby sicily » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Thanks, will try those! I will def switch to washable in time but just want to make it easy for hospital and first few days/weeks and use disposable ones that I don't need to worry about washing! Xx
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby SilverLining » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:47 pm

I use the Boots reusable ones too but my only gripe with them are when my boobs are so full and I start to leak that they will leak through and through onto my bra. This only happens when we are out for a few hours as Luna will sleep constantly when in motion so will skip a feed or two. I just pop the Boots disposables behind just in case. Boots disposables are the better ones or the Lansinoh too. Remember to keep breast pads in changing bag and nearby during night feeds and if you use reusables then use the wash bag they come with otherwise you will lose them in the machine ;)
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Re: The feeding thread (breast, bottle, and weaning)

Postby CasTTC » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:26 pm

I leaked loads and found Lansinoh ones the only ones to survive with no wet patches. Once I was weaning and she started feeding only 2/3 times a day I used bamboo reusable ones I got off the internet. Don't have the guts to use them yet as don't want to leak through. Once your child is in a routine you won't leak so much.
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