Miss chubbybottom

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Miss chubbybottom

Post by fellare » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:46 pm

8 days old. 180g above birthweight. 4030g!

she only feeds for a min if im lucky. Only poops 3-4 times a day, mostly at night though.

im one lucky mum.
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Post by MamaMagoO? » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:17 pm

I'd seen you post on fb that you were concerned she didn't poop enough. 3-4 a day is normal for a bub of her age. More is also normal. Its only if you see much less than that you might be a bit concerned.

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Post by fellare » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:29 pm

I thought they were supposed to poop every feed or so. 1 for every day the first week. We only had one today and 2 over night. She's clearly super efficient. The mchn said its only a problem when combined with low weight gain and other signs. I was mostly nervous because i didnt know her and thats a risk when you live like i do. But she was great. Promoted cosleeping and everything.
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Post by snowie » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:04 pm

Go !!@!booby Great job mama!
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:50 pm

Yay!!
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Post by Yankee » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:33 am

So encouraging! And the painful feeds have stopped?
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Post by fellare » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:09 am

Yes. She still got a shocking latch but no more damage
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Post by JMc » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:24 am

Great! But that's not her real name, hey?! :wink:
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Post by fellare » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:07 am

Did i not introduce her properly yet? Ill do so when i get to the library so i can add a photo.
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Post by Ronale » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:40 pm

fellare wrote:Yes. She still got a shocking latch but no more damage
Have you had her checked for ties and other restrictions? I've been talking with our local LC of late about this, and she had a baby/mother referred to her where the baby was just sitting at the end of the nipple slurping up the milk as the mother had an enormous supply. However if not checked out now, it's possible that around the 3-4 month mark bub may stop gaining weight as they want and then things start getting difficult.
If you're still in Mildura, and able to, maybe try to get along to one of the local meets. One of the counsellors may be able to help out, or give you some options locally for getting more help.
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Post by fellare » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:39 pm

There is no local group here :( i cant see a tie myself. Every so often she latches well, which is great. But if b2 sprays 30cm, longer than the feed lasts, then im sure b1 sprays even more! So why suck? It comes out of her nose even though i keep her upright. And she's a spitter too :(
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Post by Mummy woo! » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:53 pm

Poor love - must be hard to manage all that milk for a tiny baby. Mrs Moops had similar issues but not so pronounced. Some mums find expressing the first let-down helps. I hope it settles down soon.
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Re: Miss chubbybottom

Post by Ronale » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:29 pm

boo. I thought there was. oh well, just keep the above in mind in a few months if things don't get better. If you're heading down this way let me know and I'll let you know about the local services if needed.
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