Author Topic: So, how was this done? LOL  (Read 118 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dache

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 22
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 1465
  • Location: Macedonia
So, how was this done? LOL
« on: August 09, 2017, 12:05:44 pm »
Pregnancy brains+ time and I feel my mind is blank about the whole things. :)

I`ll be rereading BW when I find the time, atm I`m a bit busy, so hoping you can refresh some things.

With dd, I bf only on one breast because I had very little milk on the other. If I have milk on both breast this time, do I offer both breasts at every feed or do I alternate them?

I`ll start with feeding whenever she wants and then move feeds to every 1,5 than 2h, right? When do I start that?

I cant remember much about food, except one pasta dish someone brought over for us, that was delicious so much so that I still remember lol. I dont think I minded much what I ate, except dairy because of dd. Google is a black hole about this, there is a long list of things you can eat that if I follow I`ll starve-no onions, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, berries, citrus fruit, nuts...I`m a vegetarian,if I follow  this there wont be much I can eat. Did you follow any special diet while breastfeeding?

Night feeds, just follow baby`s cues? Feed to sleep when she wakes?

I`m telling you, this pregnancy brains is making my brain so cloudy, I cant remember anything, honesly I feel stupid at times.  When does it go away?!

Offline *Ali*

  • Breast Feeding & Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 369
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 21839
  • Caught in the act!
  • Location: London uk
Re: So, how was this done? LOL
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 23:59:28 pm »
The breastfeeding advice now is to feed on demand so I wouldn't recommend trying to schedule feeds by the clock. I'd just follow your baby.

 I normally just feed from one side until lo starts staying awake at the end of feeds,  then I started offering the second side once they came off the first side themselves. I'd alternate which side baby started on still.

I didn't follow any special diet whilst breastfeeding.  In the UK we aren't advised to avoid any foods when breastfeeding.



Offline Erin M

  • The Sentinel
  • Global Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 520
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 16300
  • Location: USA - the midwest...
Re: So, how was this done? LOL
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 01:56:20 am »
Agree with Ali about the sides.  I didn't follow any special diet either.  :)
Erin, mom to
Katie Rose and Allie Quinn

and...


Offline mulvia

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 1
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 42
  • Location: Italy
Re: So, how was this done? LOL
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 09:13:09 am »
Just had DS2 and also took a bit to get started - I followed Tracy's advice from the book (feed on demand first, then try to space feeds a little to get started on EASY) although it's a little tricky with newborns because it's all adjusting, so I'm following the 'rule' very loosely. I find however that if time between feeds is a little longer my LO seems to have less digestion troubles. I would not avoid any foods (except I did cut down on dairy a bit hoping to reduce air in the tummy) as the LO can taste all the foods in the milk and grow accustomed to a wider range of flavours. I think some suggest to avoid certain foods because they give your milk 'a different taste'...but who's saying your LO won't like it?? 😊

Offline dache

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 22
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 1465
  • Location: Macedonia
Re: So, how was this done? LOL
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 19:08:46 pm »
^ You know, this reminded me that when I was pregnant with dd I a lot of fries and bread, and after she was born we were preoccupied with her reflux, time in the hospital and still ate mostly bread and guess what? That's what she mostly eats now :)

I'm asking about special diets because dd had was "tummy issues" lol. Thinking that we can go trough something similar again gives me anxiety

When would you start spacing feeds?
 I remembered that with dd when we went to the hospital, they told me to start feeding her at 2h mark to check see if she was sick from over feeding. But I know that was too early.

 

Offline mulvia

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 1
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 42
  • Location: Italy
Re: So, how was this done? LOL
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 20:53:12 pm »
I guess it depends on your supply and how your LO eats, so maybe wait until milk comes in and see how the new baby latches and feeds. I remember thinking that the suggestion from the book seemed way too soon for a 2 hr spacing, and I certainly could not have followed that with DS1 as we had some issues starting BF properly, however DS2 has taken to it quite well from the get go and was on 2hr or even more after a week or so. About any diet recommendation for soothing tummy aches I'm keen to read too as DS2 is going through it now. Brrr.

Offline *Ali*

  • Breast Feeding & Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 369
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 21839
  • Caught in the act!
  • Location: London uk
Re: So, how was this done? LOL
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 23:00:16 pm »
If baby is signaling for a feed then you need to feed then. I wouldn't try to space feeds at all. Just try to pay attention to the cues and see if you can tell if it's hunger or tiredness or something else like needing the nappy changed or hot/cold etc. Even Tracy said you must always feed a hungry baby. The recommendations from WHO are to feed as much as baby wants day and night. Withholding feeds can affect your supply.



Offline LaraAndrea

  • BW Aficionado
  • ***
  • Showing Appreciation 6
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 188
  • Location: Toronto
Re: So, how was this done? LOL
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 16:42:04 pm »
I found that I could still follow the EASY routine (eat, activity, sleep etc.) Just not specific times. Sometimes it might be 2h, others may be 2.5h some more, some less.

My LO naturally clustered in eve with only 1-1.5h between feeds, with slightly longer at night.