Emma JohnsonWe are in the throes of what our GP calls 'a gnarly virus this season'. We are doing: a vicks vaporiser at night, baby vicks chest rub, x2 steamy showers per day, saline spray, elevated cot, dymadon for pain relief, paw paw ointment on her chapped nose, wet wipes for the boogies and we just added infant telfast to dry her nose a bit at night. We are on day 9 and kid has been miserable the whole time, only sleeping 6 or so hours at night as she is either coughing or she cannot breathe and we have been told we have at least 5 more days to go ðŸ˜10 hours ago · 2
Kailah WarrenDefinitely recommend the euky beat vaporiser! Bub was very congested and cleared up within a few days. She also slept a lot better when laying on her belly because the mucus wasn't running down her throat. ( only recommend belly sleeping if Bub has good neck support) x10 hours ago · 2
Sandy ElkhouriYou can buy cool mist vaporiser/humidifier so you don't have to worry about the walls getting wet. Another bonus is it's not hot to touch so no danger of burns. I've used both hot and cool types and personally found the cool mist much more effective ðŸ˜Š10 hours ago · 1
Emily Jane GriffenI used a vaporiser with my babies first cold and I'm positive it definitely helped but it does make the room very wet so I only put it on for a few hours at the start of the night, then off for a few, then back on. Also saline spray for her nose seemed to help clear it. And lots of extra cuddles!10 hours ago · 1
Sarah KuiperI think most people are doing these; we are currently using baby Vicks, Flo saline nasal spray which I prefer as you can give it while baby is asleep (you can administer it on any angle) and euky bear vaporiser with eucalyptus oil. The vaporiser has made a difference. I also give the nasal spray before a feed the saline and drinking helps to clear congestion.5 hours ago
Megan Lea TanseyMy nan made some little pockets with a little camphor block in them. Then just pin it onto bubs singlet.
It has helped clear up my babies runny/blocked nose.
Saves having to rub Vicks on their chest.
We are also using a vapouriser.9 hours ago
Roxanne ThorneWe put some eucalyptus oil on a cloth under the mattress to help our little ones runny nose when she sleeps. Haven't tried a vaporizer but have heard they can help. Keep up fluids, go to the doctor if you're unsure. Hope they feel better soon :)10 hours ago
Kayla StubbsVaporizers are great i love mine but they make the wall n roof wet so make sure u hve a cracked window or dry it daily10 hours ago · 1
Elizabeth ShiltonWe used the euky bear vaporizer when bub started to get sick her nose cleared up after 3-4 days10 hours ago
Kathryn AurichtVicks on the back, chest and soles of the feet wirks a treat.10 hours ago
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Emma SheridanI started adding a little cows milk to his bottles and cereal from 10.5/11 months and slowly decreasing formula over the next month until it was like 3/4 cows milk 1/4 formula and did that until Tin ran out then that was about 12.5 months then totally on cows milk other then still breastfeeding morning and nigbt10 hours ago
Shelley Shellbell EricksonMy son is 11 months now but been on cows milk bout 2 weeks he was breastfed 10 n half months than weaned himself he refused the breasts ðŸ˜¢ tried formula he hated it so put him on cows milk watered down a little and he loves it8 hours ago
Stacy HollisI'm still bf with my youngest who just turned 1, I want to introduce cows milk during the day, should I dilute the milk? If so how much? Thanks x9 hours ago
Kirsty HensleyI did it at about 11.5 months when my daughter was confidently eating a lot of balanced foods.
They recommend 12 months so we were just shy of that.13 hours ago
Annie RichardsonMy son has a little in his breakfast. Has done for a couple of months but generally for feeding around 12 months so they say.13 hours ago
Andrea HewittAround the 12 month mark.... they don't recommend earlier other than in cooking as their little bellies can't digest it properly :)13 hours ago
Syl MorelloNever - unless your child is a growing calf.....13 hours ago · 15
Ali GrabianskiIf you're breast feeding still I don't see the point in introducing cows milk.8 hours ago · 1
Hannah BlandYeah so the lady asked about when to introduce cows milk, no whether she should or what alternatives are available. ðŸ„ðŸ’–9 hours ago · 2
Kimberley PrinceI used one during my labour, was great for the first stage :)
Def reccomend buying one, great for back pain as well, Aldi often have them in their specials for around $40 :)12 hours ago · 1
Emily EdwardsI used one and it helped heaps! Used it from about 11am-8pm without any other pain relief - occasionally I thought it wasn't actually helping until I accidentally pulled the cords out and it stopped buzzing and my goodness I was in pain so I knew it was actually helping once my husband managed to get the cords reattached! We hired one for about $60 I think and well worth it!8 hours ago
Laura JagersmaWe hired one and it was defiantly worth it. We had to drive 55mins to the hospital, it was great for pain management in the car and I also used it during the first stages of labour12 hours ago · 1
Jessica MiddletonLoved it. Was amazing. Blurred all my contractions as in the pain was significantly less. Mine had a timer which was the crap part u can get them with out.8 hours ago · 1
Katie BradshawThis is why even if you choose not to breastfeed we need to support the research and knowledge around breastmilk so if for some reason you can't bf you know that the formula is the best possible recipe it can be.16 hours ago · 8
Emily Kate WellsI'm honestly baffled at how many people are relating the rich/poor aspect of this information on monetary wealth.. It's obviously based on nutrient rich or poor diets jeeeezusðŸ¤¦ðŸ¼â€â™€ï¸8 hours ago · 6
Alexandra JonesI only have a son so I dont know the difference but I produce so much milk its not funny! So it's hard to believe that is true.6 hours ago
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Mamadimpho MajorThis is so unbelievable..wealth of a mother also contribute?and this study was done on animals also??ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚15 hours ago · 2
Kalyssa LibroLoretta Libro I just can't get over how cute these babies are breastfeeding â¤â¤â¤8 hours ago · 1
NBB Question from Nikki: I have a 5 1/2 month daughter who is currently on aptamil gold, but have just seen Opti Gold at a good price, since we are going through the formula quickly. Has anyone gone from aptamil to opti? What do you think about doing that transition or should I just stay with aptamil until she's off formula? Thanks ... See moreSee less
Janah ColeWhatever you do... if you switch, just make sure you swap it out slowly.... it doesnt really matter which one you use as they all meet standards but some are better for constipation, reflux, etc. Goodluck17 hours ago · 1
Roslyn FryHi, is everything going ok with Aptimal Gold then no matter what it costs stay with it . If you change it takes 20 feeds to transition so as not to upset bubs digestive system. You will need to to alternate between each formula at each feed over these 20 feeds, i.e. 1 feed Aptimal Gold and 1 feed Aptimal Opti . Hope this helps and I say why stop what's not broken ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€17 hours ago
Michelle NoronhaWe started with Aptimal Gold too, baby got too constipated so switched to Karicare (normal). Still using it 13 months on ðŸ˜Š17 hours ago
Tayla Maree GouldI got wee on lol funny my partner was meant to go first in the photo with our son but he told me to go first because he was scared to get weed or pooed on and so I end up wee all over me ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚18 hours ago · 2
Jessica Paige WareMy son hysterically cried during his first Photoshoot.
Thankfully we managed to get a few cute photos in between the tears.19 hours ago · 6
Amie Elise CottrellLol this happened to me with my first daughter and I had to quickly go buy another top19 hours ago · 3
Poppy ArmamentosAri shat all over me. Top to toe. And I had an hour's drive home wearing it!18 hours ago · 2
Rachel TaylorTried to get a nice pic to use as a profile pic...19 hours ago · 20
Megan Nicole LockhartI had an epidural didnt have a c section though but honestly it didnt hurt at all. I think a blood test hurts more. Given that i was having contractions while they put it in though it probably made my mind more focused on that than the needle lol.20 hours ago · 60
Telle ProutI had a scheduled c section 8 weeks ago. The spinal itself was completely painless! The local anesthesia had a tiny sting for a matter of seconds. I had worked myself up so much and it was sooooooooo much better than I had anticipated!20 hours ago · 35
Tammy Joan ShipperleyI had an epidural with my first and spinal block with my second. Not going to lie - it's uncomfortable. I found it helped having a good talk with the anaesthetist beforehand if you can. The hardest part for me was not getting out of bed for the first day or so as the catheter remains in for a while. But it was good bonding time for dad and bub and forces you to rest.
The best advice I got from my OB and anaesthetist this time was to 'take the pain meds' post surgery. Controlling the pain allows you to get up and moving which in turn aids recovery.
All the Best!20 hours ago · 18
Beba RamicSweetheart, you have nothing to worry about! You barely feel it & it's so worth it! (I had one 5 weeks ago). It's important not to stress about it too much - it's definitely not as bad as everyone tells you. I wish I didn't listen and gone in with an open and positive mind!
One piece of advice I would give you is that don't try and be a hero, if it hurts, get the Epi as soon as you need it. No one gives out medals at the end of it but you do get the best present anyone could give you! ðŸ‘¶ðŸ» â˜ºï¸20 hours ago · 14
Leanne WestonAfter an epidural I have been left with 4 scars and back issues.The anaethetist put the edidural in the wrong spot.Not everyone has a great experience with epidurals.Like any invasive procedure have it only if absolutely necessary and always do your research of pros and con's. Good luck.19 hours ago · 8
Andrea HewittI have had 2 - 1 emergency and 1 elective you honestly don't feel a thing they give you a local anesthetic first and then the block.... I had no bruising or lumps at all both times.... if like my theatre staff the nurses and anesthetist will talk to you the whole time and keep you calm and explain everything to you..... good luck and try not to worry they do this everyday :) enjoy you new bubba20 hours ago · 7
Sammi RyanI had an epidural but didn't have a c section. I was so terrified about how much it would hurt but honestly it wasn't any worse than getting your blood drawn. I actually found the IV hurt more.20 hours ago · 4
Kayla MichaelHi there,
Don't be nervous, I had a episiotomy so therefore had the epidural, all I can say, I felt safe with all the midwives, u don't feel the epidural you just feel the numbing needle. The epidural makes everything numb and u can't feel a thing...... at the end when u hold your baby it's all worth it ðŸ˜Š20 hours ago · 5
Stephanie RuthvenI had an epidural 6 hours after labour started and was terrified but I didn't feel a thing at all and within 15 mins I couldn't feel anything from just below my breasts all the way down. Ended up having an emergency c-section and had felt no pain at all during the procedure.20 hours ago
Gemma StrakerI had an epidural & a complete spinal block ðŸ’œ my anaesthetist was lovely & although it does feel very strange at the time it is not painful & before u know it you have a bubba to love & focus on ðŸ˜˜ u will be fine xxx6 hours ago · 2
Ali DalyI had an epidural. I was induced and it was recommended that I have one but it was totally my decision from the start of the pregnancy.
I hated getting it done but It didn't turn me off wanting it again. My next birth will definitely involve an epidural. Mine had to be done three times. The first I got an excruciating cramp in my left leg, the second it hit a bone/cartilage, the third attempt was successful.
It was amazing when it was done. But a midwife who I quickly told to get out of my sight, told me to go on all fours and that would help baby descend quickly. I pulled a muscle in my neck as she was trying to turn me over and the top ups affected me every time. I couldn't push properly either because my neck was too sore to push down onto my chest. Needless to say , baby wasn't going to come out on her own because her head wasn't at the right angle so I had to have an emergency c section.
I would definitely get the epidural again though. The pain relief from the contractions was amazing. I would definitely have it early though again. I got it even though I suffered because of that negligent midwife! Once it's done it's done and you can relax. I was just unlucky, I should have said no I'm not moving! Hindsight is a wonderful thing. ðŸ˜‚
In theatre they just gave me the local anaesthetic and topped up my epidural. I wish mine was elective , it's so much more relaxing for you. You'll be fine , it's all worth it when you see your baby.19 hours ago · 1
Kristy ByrneI had an emergency c section, didn't have time to think about the epidural. It honestly didn't hurt at all, I only felt a small pinch when they numbed the area that the epidural was going into.
It takes about 3-4 hours until you can feel your bottom half again.
I couldn't get out of bed until the next night as the catheter is in for a while, when I first got up to walk, I was a bit wobbly as I had been laying down for ages.
Good luck with it all ðŸ˜Š19 hours ago · 1
Kate MartinI had a spinal anaesthesia for an emergency c-section, was halfway through natural labour when they realised baby was breech.. to be honest it all happened so quickly and because my contractions were so intense at that point while they were doing it, I thought they were worse than the actual anaesthesia process.. then after that I couldn't feel any pain while they were delivering my baby. I was just so excited and glad to have my baby arrive safely - bub was born at 2.40pm!! Only thing is, I didn't get feeling back in my legs until early the next morning and had a catheter in.. so I literally held onto my baby alllll night and didn't get any sleep but I was totally fine, think I was just on a high that I finally had my healthy baby in my arms!!19 hours ago
Bianca StewartI had two epidurals I went into labour a week before my c section I had two epidurals they didn't work but I do have a few different back conditions then when I went in for my emergency c section the man that did my spinal said there is a certain spot in my back where the epidural would of worked good but the man who did my epidurals didn't know where to put them it didn't hurt my contractions hurt more then epidurals I didn't even notice any pain from the needles to busy concentrating on my very painful contractions I used gas it did nothing for me.19 hours ago
Amanda MurrayI have had 4 c sections. 2 were under a general the other 2 were spinal blocks. You feel a little stingy and that's about it. I found it was mind over matter so keep talking to the theatre nurses (hubby wasn't allowed in until spinal was done) they are amazing and kept me calm and distracted me! Listen to everything the anaesthetist is saying to you as well.
Good luck you will be fine â˜ºï¸19 hours ago
Talitha HolzhauserI had an emergency C section almost 2 weeks ago when my little man was very very stuck! My anaesthetist was incredibly fast and really calmed me down. The whole thing took less than about 10 mins from start to finish. I recommend epidural 100%, the only down side is that I was stuck in bed the whole following day after bub was born at 3:51am. Good luck, I'm sure all will be fine x18 hours ago
Erin WarrenThe epidural with a spine block doesn't hurt nearly as bad as you would think it does. I had one two weeks ago and was pretty nervous but because of my contractions those nerves went away. I did have a complications from the epidural though. Firstly they gave me too much as I was shaking and couldn't feel anything from my arms down. Secondly as soon as it wore off I had the worst headache I've ever had and an aching neck. The headache was caused by the hole where the epidural went it. 2 days after birth they had to take me back to the labour ward and do another epidural with a blood patch (they take 20mls from your arm and put it into your spine to patch the hole up. The epidural blood patch was 100% the worst pain I've had in my life! And that's after 36 hours in labour (24 hours with no medication).20 hours ago
Colleen PentecostI've had 2 csections and epidurals were ok, they are not nice but needed of course but over pretty quickly and I was more cold and just wanted my babies out safely as had to have csections for medical reasons for my babies to come out safely and me. You just have to listen and sit still and talk to the doctors/midwives etc. I didn't feel a thing really but knew it went in if that makes sense as you go numb very fast.20 hours ago
Elizabeth ShiltonI didnt have a csection but did have an epidural. Its not as bad as they say. There is a little bit of pain and the dr talks to you through the whole process and stops if you need a break. Dont stress to much about it. The more you stress the worst it will be.20 hours ago
Ashleigh JohnstonI was so against having an epidural, more so I was scared about it going in my back. I didn't hear any of the advice/risks involved from the anaethesist before putting it in because I was passed out in between contractions, my husband had to hold me in a head lock while it was put in as I had a contraction at the most crucial time and honestly it was the best thing ever, instant relief! I had to have emergency Caesarian also. I didn't feel the epidural going in as they gave me a local first.19 hours ago
Loredana Alina MurariuI've never had an epidural or c-section. However, when I was in labour with my last baby a few weeks ago there was another woman in labour in the next room, she was having an epidural and I swear I've never heard more crying or screaming from a woman in natural labour. I was a heck of a lot more under control than she was. I always thought women who had epidurals would cope better with the whole labour experience not having to go through the pain (except for the first needle going in, of course).15 hours ago
Sarah RiddleI had to get an emergency c section had 30-40min to prepare myself mentally for it as I've always always had a fear of the epidural!
My obstetrician and midwives were excellent and the enetheist (however you spell it) was great everyone talked me through every little step. The cafitar in my arm hurt more then the epidural! You see your baby within 10min
For me the worst part is the recovery I had two natural births and then this c section and I hate the recovery. 2 weeks post birth and still feel like I can't do anything!19 hours ago
Kimberley AtkinsI didn't have a c section but had a epidural as I can't handle any pain medication they give as it makes me feel incredibly nauseous and the anti nauseous medication just makes me feel worse so I went with no pain killers and planned on having it all natural however after 23 hrs of full contractions I was so exhausted and needed to have the epidural to relax as soon as I had it a hr later baby came. I had no issues at all currently pregnant due in December and I will take it earlier this time rather than protesting it. Didn't really feel it and was up walking 2 hrs later20 hours ago
Emma KirkmanI had two failed epidurals when having my daughter. I then finally got some relief in theatres just before they used the forceps to deliver her with a spinal block. I now suffer from a crawling feeling in my back near my spine which I have read is from some nerve damage from the failed epidurals (the drugs being injected into the wrong place). Apparently 1 in 20 epidurals fail...9 hours ago
Theresa ClarkeI've had both. Epidural for my emergency and spinal for my elective. As you already know you're having a c section you might surprise yourself. I was terrified while they preformed both by due to different reasons. My epidural I was terrified because I had just been told that I'd either have forceps or a c section if the epidural didn't help turn the baby. It felt like forever. But with the spinal it didn't take long and I did have a midwife their to hold me and talk me through everything. I was terrified/crying and shaking as it was bringing back memories.
However my elective was the best experience ever. I needed it to heal my past experience. It was so calm and everyone was so friendly and checking on me.
I wish you all the best of luck. You will be fine.19 hours ago
Molly GoodhewFirst thing is don't panic!! I LOVED my c section and wouldn't change it for the world!
I started with a spinal and then my body rejected it after 2 attempts at injecting it and we had to then move to have an epidural which only JUST managed to work (after about 20 minutes of waiting). I found it stung, but the hardest part was being able to bend over my belly and curve my spine enough for them to get it in properly. I also had low blood pressure and twins (hence the hard bending over part) so I almost passed out after the first attempt (a resident also did my first one which didn't help with the pain).
Biggest piece of advice! Don't be a hero and be honest with your pain rating (1-10). I tried to be a hero and my BP peaked and I was not doing well with the pain but didn't want to be a sook. But then I got in trouble by the nurse haha and she explained to me and then I realised it's actually important to manage your pain well! So take all the pain meds offered as much as possible. And remember endone causes constipation so drink lots of water and take a laxative whilst on that form of pain medication to avoid any hiccups post surgery xx15 hours ago
Kate SchereckI had an epidural but not a c section. Because I'd already been in labour for several hours I'm not I don't remember it hurting. I do remember having contractions as I was getting it done and that might have distracted me coz I really don't recall feeling the needle at all lol20 hours ago
Mel WalkerI had an epidural at 24 hrs as bub wasn't going anywhere and the labour pains were so bad. Some blood tests hasn't come back and the Dr tried to talk me out of it for another hr to do more tests. I said I didn't care and just to do it. I was in pain. Needed an emergency cesarean in the end.20 hours ago
Tanya WilliamsI had an emergency c and the epidural/spinal block wasn't that bad. It's a sting followed by pressure. I found the sensation of not feeling my legs more uncomfortable. I wasn't allowed to go into labour so I had no contractions, therefore could sit still through the epi, not sure if that made a difference.5 hours ago
Amanda SmithI had one while having contractions and it didn't hurt at all but compared to contractions I don't think it counts lol I ended up having an emergency c section and I will be getting an elective c section next time I had no trouble or pain afterwards even 4 days after I barely even took panadol18 hours ago
Gabrielle SunderlandIt will be a spinal not an epidural.
I had one 9 weeks ago and it can be very overwhelming, especially if it's your first.
But the important thing to remember is to relax. The only painful part is when the local anaesthetic is administered.
Good luck! x15 hours ago
Teagan Emery-WinterI had my second c section 4 days ago and honestly I'm so bad with pain from needles but the epidural itself didn't hurt, the more you relax the less I think you work it up in your head. The local anaesthetic before hand has a tiny sting to it but overall blood test and injections hurt so much more! Goodluck18 hours ago
Adine Setti-Konenit is not pleasant of couse, but not as you are anticipating I promise - i had a spinal block and an epidural for my csection - it really just lasts few seconds - the feeling afterwards is weird but good though - focus on the baby and you wont even remember it20 hours ago
Bethany HarveyI had mine thru contractions i could feel it in spots but once it was in I couldn't fee anything from my under boobs down they topped mine up 4 times thru the whole time but mine was an emergency c section and it took ages to get her out15 hours ago
Dani DuyvestynI had an epidural with my 1sy before needing an emerg c section & a spinal block with my 2nd for a planned c section. Neither hurt veru much. The worst thing for me was having to keep my back straight & still whilst trying to lean forward over my masdive belly. Definitely worse when you're also having contractions.18 hours ago
Lisa-Maree BirdI had a spinal block not an epidural with my C-section, i had also worked myself up but honestly it was super quick and painless. They gave a small local and I didn't feel a thing. So much better than i thought it would be. Good luck x19 hours ago
Loza LorinaIt's the best thing I did.. I'm a first time mother who endured a 17 hour labour and I wanted no drugs as I am really scared of needles but due to the pain I ended up doing the epidural and it wasn't as bad as I expected. I ended up doing an emergency c section too10 hours ago
S-Jay HeapyI had a c section and was similarly very anxious about it. Great news it's very pain free. They do the general anaesthetic needle first to numb the area and it feels like a green ant bite but only lasts about 10 seconds just breathe through it. They will then do the epidural and you can just feel a little bit of pressure in your spine nothing painful or uncomfortable14 hours ago
Eleah NoyI had an emergency c section and i found the drip going in the worst part the epidural i found ticklish and i kept flinching but it didn't hurt. I was waiting for the cut wondering if i would feel anything and the next minute they where showing me my baby, you dont feel a thing. Try to relax and enjoy meeting your baby for the first time.18 hours ago
Sarah ScheuberI had epidural 2 weeks ago. It wasnt half as bad as i thaught as i ended up with emergency c section baby came early. The anaethetist puts local in the spine first then the epidural it feels like a warm numbing sensaiom going from bottom of ribs down then u cant feel anything. Until it wares off.13 hours ago
Laura DicksonIve had 2 c sections 1st one emergency second planned. It's uncomfortable but i found i worked myself up to it more than i needed (for the planned). Definitely take the pain meds after surgery!14 hours ago
Jessica CopelinEpidural is nothing. Won't take long and then you will hear the beautiful sound of a newborn. Take care recovering after. I had a c-section and when the offer pain meds, take them. Good luck.11 hours ago · 1
Natasha LouiseI had an emergency c-section 5 weeks ago, honestly I was so scared! I never wanted to have an epidural if I had an natural birth because I had a fear of the needle in my back lol weird I no! But when they did the spinal tap they were so gentle and talked me threw it once they layed me down I could still wiggle my toes and it felt funny! Once I was completely numb and they started getting Bub out I loved it it felt like a massage haha it was the best feeling untill I wasn't numb anymore haha! Just make sure as soon as you are able to get up walk as much as you can it will hurt like hell but the more you walk the better you will feel in the long run! I was only on pain killers for 2 days then it was fine :) goodluck x20 hours ago
Jen DaltonI had an emergency c-section.. the epidural was PAINLESS however the c-section was a different story all together.. no pain involved just a hell of alot of PRESSURE and i vomited the entire time. For me it was a very traumatic experience. Everyones experience is different though..
Hope all goes well for you!! ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š17 hours ago
Bernadette WalterHad 2, was fine, loved the effect, takes all pain away, just a sting when the needle goes in and numbness wore off in a few hours. Was up walking around within 8-10 hours both times. Had c-section both times, 1 emergency, 1 forced by doctors as I fell pregnant again very soon after having my 1st baby20 hours ago
Christie HedgeI had 2 epidurals and had a c section it was great didnt feel a thing but the pain afterwards is pretty bad i sometimes wish i didnt get it and i had my little girl nearly 4 months ago ðŸ˜£20 hours ago
Naomi CameronI just had a combined spinal block & epidural last Tuesday. I was more nervous about this than the operation, turns out I had nothing to worry about. Was no where near as bad as I'd thought in my mind. ðŸ˜Š19 hours ago
Vanessa MayI had to have a spinal block with my first bub 13 weeks ago. The most uncomfortable part is the canulars and the local anesthetic before the spinal goes in. I didnt at all feel the spinal needle, i was stressing i would. I HATE needles but it was definitely manageable, just uncomfortable. The rest feels like they're washing the dishes in your belly! There is no pain at all! I'd have another cesarean any day. I was freaking out that my first ever operation i had to be awake for and it wasnt worth the stress. It was beautiful! Goodluck, you'll ace it ðŸ˜š19 hours ago · 2
Kathleen SpencerI had an epi after 10 hours of labour with no pain relief due to the fact of pushing feeling when I was only 8cm dilated but couldn't stop the force of pushing. Ended up have an emergency c after a further 4 hours of labouring and being 10cm dilated due to bub receding enough to not be able to use instruments to deliver her (she literally had a larger head for me pelvis to allow)
The epi didn't hurt to get, labour via induction was full on enough. I didn't want one for labour and my only concern was that it would slow down and interfere with labour. Honestly it isn't a big deal to get done. What was uncomfortable was getting the catheter put in and taken out lol and I wasn't prepared to not be able to change bubs first nappy because I couldn't move still after, that upset me more than anything about getting the epi done lol I only had the catheter til the next morning. I actually had to be up on my feet walking 7 hours after the c-section as my girl was rushed to NICU and with assistance it was fine, I was walking slowly but fine the next day (the more walking the better, I recovered so quick, but every body is different) . Good experience for me, good luck19 hours ago
NBB question from Hali: Hi I was wondering what would be the best way to maintain the nursery temperature at night? We're currently transitioning out of a muslin swaddle to a ergo sleep suit (2.5 tog)in the coming month. His little hands and head get cold and he wakes (body is warm due to blankets) We have an oil heater and reverse cycle aircon; I've been hesitant to date to leave either on for very long however I notice the temp drop very quickly in the nursery once off. I'm unsure of the best option. What do others use? ... See moreSee less
Aleisha BrownWe use an oil column heater with a heatermate thermostat that keeps the room at a consistent temp all night. When the room hits desired temp, heater goes off and will only turn on again once temp drops again. Best thing we purchased as we use sleeping bags for winter but he was still too cold and didn't want to overdress him ðŸ˜Š21 hours ago · 10
Jessica Du MaurierI was told a baby will die from over heating it wont die from feeling cold in its room it will cry. Im always scared using a heater in my kids room incase god forbid it catches fire. Why not try the sleepers that keep their arms in by their sides?21 hours ago · 6
Tara BurnsTo get a better idea of how warm or cold your baby is you need to feel the back of their neck. Their hands and head/face aren't accurate. If the back of their neck is toasty then they're fine.
We use a convection heater on thermostat and timer to keep the room at a constant temp though.19 hours ago · 3
Rhiannon BlackMy almost 11week old daughter is in the bassinet beside our bed still, but wearing singlet, bonds long onesie, feece snugtime sack, blanket on top AND the aircon turns on intermittently during the night at 21 degrees (mainly turns itself on in the early hours of the morning). Might sound like a lot, but she's so toasty warm when she gets out in the morning and loves it. She'll be moving into the nursery in August, and we're getting aircon installed in there this weekend to prepare for that. Where we live winters are bloody cold, and summer is unbearably hot!20 hours ago · 2
I use a oil heater which stays on low all day and night - I'm in Canberra so it's cold here, as my bubba doesn't like blankets (moves and rolls to much) I have her in a singlet, wondersuit onsie and a love to dream sleeping bag which acts like a blanket. I have also oppted to putting socks on her hands to keep warmish and stops her scratching
She is nice and snug and the room is at 20-23 all day and night21 hours ago · 2
Pepper GriffithsWe have a panel heater with a thermostat that is set to keep the room within a set temperature range (I think it's 18-22 degrees). We also have an AngelCare baby monitor that has an alarm if the temperature drops or rises above a set level (e.g. Less than 18 or more than 23). We don't use a sleeping bag as my son hates them (needs the security of blankets to snuggle in and hold onto). He still gets cold hands if they are out but I'm not sure there is a lot you can do about that - the main thing is the baby's body/core temperature. You could try mittens though if you think that might help?21 hours ago · 1
Natalie OpieMy 4 month old is in a singlet, bodysuit, polyester onesie, sleeping back, wrap, with blankets. She still wakes for a feed in the middle of the night, but once she has a full belly she sleeps till 8. Temp in her room drops to about 16 degrees. I used to put her split system heater on at about 4am, but she was way too toastie - so I stopped that.
You'll work it out ðŸ˜‰ also DONT be tempted to put a beanie on!!21 hours ago
Liza RoweHeat escapes out of our head and feet so if feet are covered no beanie. If mittens dont work try socks or 2 pairs of socks. We had an electric heater with our first and had a timer set up so it came on every x amount of time for x amount of time then went off for x amount of time. Timing was on for longer very early hours of morning as that is when room temp dropped more. Will be doing that with bub 2 as well when he goes into his own room. Both of my kids prefer around the 24 degree temp. We dont like oil heaters so we dont use them. We have a split in our room (bub 2 is in with us) and ours if left on all night. Do what you feel is right. You know your bub the best so listen to your instinct :)6 hours ago
Anna McLeanI live in minus temps over night so our reverse cycle defrosts over night at least 5 times blowing frozen air so we keep the reverse cycle on 18 degrees and an oil heater on just below half way with a sleeved 2.5 tog sleeping bag and blankets and it keeps the room temp on a consistent 20 degrees took alot of tweeking but she sleeps all the way through as long as you can keep a consistant 20 degrees they shouldn't wake up from being cold , my monotor helps me keep a eye out on the room temp so it not to hot good luck .21 hours ago
Kailah WarrenWe also use an oil heater all night and just put Bub in a long sleeved/legged onesie with feet covered in. The heater turns itself off when at a certain temperature then will turn on again ðŸ˜Š we can see the temp of the room on the baby monitor and have the heat motion sensor on for when it gets to hot ðŸ˜Š20 hours ago
Holly SmithersI have never had my babies room heated. He wears two onesies both with feet, mittens, a love to dream swaddle and a sleeping bag. He also has a small light blanket over him. He sleeps 12-14 hours every night ðŸ˜18 hours ago
Tess Graham-ChubbWe use our air con to automatically adjust the temperature to low 20's but it's in the lounge room. We keep our daughter on the slightly cool side because of her eczema, if she heats too much she does crazy with itching so for us it's full onsie and love to dream swaddle bag and she seems happy with that. I use our gro egg as well to check the temp in her room at a glance.13 hours ago
Megan ShoreI would try rug bub up, and set a heater to come on at 3ish. I had a winter baby and our electricity bill was massive well over double what we would usually pay, I had the heater on all night most of the time. My 2nd baby I didn't bother about a heater and he never woke up cold..19 hours ago
LaRa SterioI had this probz aswelll, my pead told me, bubz dnt have proper body temperature regulation an that's y ther hands go cold, even turn a purple/blue, as ther body is warm, ther hands go cold to maintain overheating,it sounds weird but does make sense as well, its ther bodies way of learning to adjust to temperature!!!20 hours ago
Amy FanceySinglet onesie, long-sleeved/long-pants wondersuit with feet covered and 2.5 tog sleeping bag (she doesn't like blankets). We also have an oil heater which keeps the room at about 22-2321 hours ago
Megan FeeneyWe use a oil heater and turn it on when Bub goes to bed around 8pm.
I keep it on low and unless it's a very cold night it keeps the room at about 21 which is a safe temp and keeps the chill out of the air.
Avoid covering the head (eg beanie) as it is not only a sids risk but also baby regulates his or her temp is the head.
Mittens are good for the hand of your little one will keep them on21 hours ago
Amy KysonCan't offer any advice for the question sorry, but I'm curious if anyone knows the lowest and highest temps it's supposed to be in the room for a baby or where to find this info?20 hours ago
Lucy GrayI have bubs in a singlet & onesie in a sleeping bag & we keep the reverse cycle air on 20 over night.
My little one is always moving throughout the night so a blanket is useless20 hours ago
Chelsie PhillipsI left my reverse aircon on pretty much permanently when my kids were babies. But it was only on low to keep the room comfortable rather then hot.12 hours ago
Christine PeateI leave oil heater on all night but always have a smoke alarm in the room. We have it set so the room is at 21-22 degrees. Our monitor shows room temp14 hours ago
Emma CouzensWe put in aircon on all night but fan on auto.. it means only comes on when room drops to below 20 and then turns off once at that temp. Check if you have that function17 hours ago
Amy GreenwoodWe have an oil heater that turns on at 4am. Works well just to take the chill out of the air. We also have reverse cycle but it makes the room hot very quickly.21 hours ago
Catherine WebsterOur midwife told me that if their body (chest) is warm, then they are fine.
Their hands feel cold because they are exposed.21 hours ago · 1
Elizabeth ShiltonWe have an oil heater on in bubs room from 8pm-6am keeps bub warm she is also in a sleeping bag aswell.21 hours ago · 1
Zoe StoeckelI have bought an eco wall panel heater, am yet to get it set up but hoping ir does the job and is not too expensive to run21 hours ago · 1
Em SmithI use an oil heater with a timer & temperature regulator & it's brilliant20 hours ago · 1
Haley McDonaldIf his body is warm he isn't cold, there hands get cold to circulate there body temperature21 hours ago · 1
Lauren WilliamsGet the onesies where you can pop the bits over their hands or put socks over their hands.19 hours ago
Emma SheridanI leave the oil heater on low in my babies room all night and it maintains the room between 18-2114 hours ago
Michelle RowneyOil heater, sleeping bag, onsie that covers his hands and blankets ... oh and a singlet. Lots of layers lol21 hours ago
Kat SteleyI have the reverse cycle ac on 20 all night on a low fan speed it keep the chill out of the room21 hours ago
LaRa SterioOverheating can cause dehydration, but in saying that being too hot or cold they will cry & let u know either way...20 hours ago
Jade KeenAs like many others I use a oil heater, but for peace of mind we installed a smoke alarm in the room just in case.20 hours ago
NBB Question from Anita: Hi, my 3 week old baby is very unsettled, especially during the day. She has a lot of the symptoms of silent reflux and I am taking her to see a paediatrician this week. Does anyone have advice on what has helped them/their baby with silent reflux? It is so heartbreaking to see her in so much pain. ... See moreSee less
Tash SchmidtMy little boy was diagnosed with silent acid reflux it was horrible screaming baby all day and half the night no fun at all.. I feel your pain we started using baby gaviscon in his bottle one every bottle and he was a new baby it saved us all.. my paediatrician told me it was safe and fine for him to stay on it... he is now 13 months old and can't have foods with high acid and still has it just not as bad... I hope this helps good luck xx1 day ago · 5
Lisa PangI understand how you feel. Being a ftm and hearing your bub cry in pain is very heartbreaking. It took 2 doctors to diagnosed my girl. At 4 weeks she was prescribed Losec (was reluctant at first but a life saver- saw the difference within 2 days). I do mixed feeding, aside from breastmilk i got Dr. Brown's bottle to reduce the colic and Novalac Reflux to help her feel fuller. To help with constipation and gassiness, i occasionally add infant's friend to her milk. I also keep her upright for 30-1 hour after every feed. She's 11 weeks now. She getting much better. Hang in there, you are doing well!1 day ago · 4
Kristie IrvineMy son had silent reflux and just about sent me crazy! The things that worked for us were:
-Burping every 30ml of milk
-Keeping upright for 30 odd minutes after feed
-Chiro - this one seriously made all the difference in the world! He went from sleeping 1 hour max to 6 in one adjustment. I was a new woman!
-And the last one, which I didn't want to hear was time. It just takes time too, it will get better!1 day ago · 5
Andrea Daltonremoved acidic foods from diet and dairy, you have to be really strict though (if breastfeeding), we also found a natural medicine made by a chemist in Vic that mails it out to you overnight, we have a different baby from it, we believe the silent reflux is from food sensitivities.1 day ago · 2
Susana Markusic DugecAfter 3 girls and no problems, I nearly went to the looney bin after my son. He screamed 24/7 I gave him baby Gaviscon and he slept through the night. It was a life saver. He had really bad reflux but never threw up. Hope this helps. He also suffered from this until he was about 10-11 years old and then grew out of it.1 day ago · 3
Tegan ButlerI spent 6 weeks holding my baby upright.. never slept, went a little crazy.. but it gets better. I have raised my mattress now so he never sleeps flat, big difference! And always burp! Check for lip/tongue ties too.1 day ago · 3
Emma KirkmanMy baby has severe SR, LM and CMPA and the things that have helped us are: tilting bassinet, baby wearing, elimination of dairy and soy, now on an amino acid formula and a thickener as my breast milk supply depleted due to failure to latch etc from LM... Also being adequately dosed on a combination of high dose Histamine 2 receptor antagonist and a PPI at Marci dosing recommendations. It has been a long, hard battle but we are finally nearly winning I feel...1 day ago · 2
Bec PasfieldMy advice is to have bub checked for tongue ties. See a specialist. Most pediatricians/midwives/doctors aren't qualified or able to correctly identify anterior/posterior ties.1 day ago
Kelly ZankerYeah my bubs silent reflux was so bad that he started to completely refuse feeds, lose weight and was screaming and crying while he was feeding... it was heartbreaking.
He is now on a thickened feed with gaviscon and 10mg of Losec a day.
I now have a new baby that drinks all his bottles happily and is now gaining weight!1 day ago · 2
Danielle Garreffa FerraroI give my baby iberogast, I have cut out cow dairy and wheat (breastfeeding) and leave him upright after feeds. Putting him in his bouncer after feeds, even though elevated isn't the best as I think the seated position makes him cough up milk. I also take note of what I have eaten so I know which foods contribute. Capsicum is lethal.
Poor babies. Hope you can find something to settle.
I also give baby a baby probiotic.1 day ago
Jordan CoeMy son had silent reflux.. Screaming 24/7. We elevated the cot, he basically slept upright on us for most of the first 6 weeks of his life before the losec medication kicked in.. Takes about 2 weeks. Then he was a changed baby!1 day ago · 2
Ashlee AnneMy bub had bad reflux and wasn't putting on weight or drinking much and also spewing every feed with being super unsettled. We tried so many things. The thing that's so far worked best for us was Aptimil AR. We tried NOVALAC and other formula with thickeners and gaviscon along with infants friend ect. The gaviscon helped but he's doing amazing on Aptimil and on nothing else Except the occasional infants friend. Maybe cause his tummy is maturing now but give it go with maybe some infant gaviscon. It stops the burning the the Aptimil Ar is a thicker formula so stops it coming up.
My baby is finally putting on weight and drinking 200-250ml per bottle now! He's 11 weeks. But it's been a stuggle! It is a gold formula but we have had 0 issues with constipation. The change in him is great! Also try burping every 2ish mins so the gas doesn't settle in his tummy and try infants friend. It's all natural. :)
Anyway this is what worked for us. It was a matter of trial and error for us. I didn't want to go straight to prescription stuff.1 day ago · 1
Ashleigh WadeLosec (omeprazole) made my bub horribly unwell with tummy pain and she wasn't herself. She even stopped smiling and spent most of the day screaming until we took her off it. So if you go down that path be aware that it may not work.1 day ago · 1
Cherry FosterWe started medication from the pediatrician for severe reflux and a couple of Lacteeze drops in her mouth before every breastfeed (lactose intolerance is often the reason for colic). It really helped, she is way better and her little smiles are back ðŸ˜Š We also put her to sleep in an elevated baby beanbag on the couch during the day (supervised) and elevate her bassinet at night too.1 day ago · 1
Emma JohnsonMy babies silent reflux was caused by a milk allergy. We were prescribed Losac but that made her vomit. Baby Gaviscon did not help, all it did was make her constipated and cry even more ðŸ˜ once we removed dairy her silent reflux went away1 day ago · 3
Nikki RobertsonNovalac Reflux formula was a life saver, made a massive difference.
Not sure if ur breastfeeding or on formula, most dr's and paediatrician will say not to change formal, but after nearly 4 months of trying everything and nothing was getting any easier,I had to try something, just wish I did it earlier1 day ago · 1
Kylie EversonI thought my daughter had silent reflux, however it turned out to be the fenugreek tablets I was taking as a precaution to ensure I had enough milk supply.
Fenugreek can cause upset tummies.1 day ago · 2
Sonia Sorbello SinclairOh I used Nan AR by 3 months he was smart enough to refuse boob because it just burned him. We tryed expressed milk in dr brown didn't work and yes I removed dairy didn't work. Also solids from 4 months it's like a cap on top of the bottles helped it from coming up and burning him.
He's not allergic to dairy as now at 6 months he has yogurt which is a lifesaver on ouchy gums1 day ago
Ashlee AnneIf the aptimil ar formula doesn't work then try eleminate dairy and soy with Aptimil allerpro and possibly a thickener. I found that worked cause allergies can cause reflux symtoms however there is no tests for allergies in small babies so you could try it. But for us the AR had been the game changer. The allerpro is hard to get tho! You may need to get your pharmacy to order it in for you.1 day ago
Kelsey PennycookIf you are after something abit more natural to try, my baby had terrible reflux and the only thing that made a long term difference and eventually stopped his reflux was using Natrum Phos 6x
If you google it you will find many mums who have basically cured there babies from reflux, it could be worth a shot. I know my baby is a completely changed baby and a lot happier because of it.1 day ago
Sarah GordonMy boy had it terribly from late afternoon onwards late into the evenings (screaming and crying while trying to feed for hours along with many other symptoms) we were diagnosed quite early from our paediatrician.
-Remove acidic foods from the diet as soon as you can, re-introduce later. Bassinet tilting, baby wearing (I did this alot to ensure he was upright as much as possible for as long as I could regardless of what others said).
A change to thickened formula ( Aptamil AR) We eventually ended up medicated for it and still are at 10months, however if you try a couple of strategies first you may have some luck.
Trust your instincts Mumma you know your baby best! Best of luck hope that helpedðŸ˜˜âœŒðŸ»1 day ago
Hayley ParkerFeel you there love. My little one suffered quite badly with colic and reflux screaming day in day out and constant projectile vomiting. We gave her infant friends to help with the wind but still had issues with the puking. It took until 6 weeks she went to the pediatrician and he said she had reflux. I had issues with breast feeding so she was on the bottle and the pediatrician gave the go ahead on a reflux formula. Oh my god within 2 days she was a totally different baby she was si happy!! No more vomit! Aaaaand no more screaming! He did however give me a prescription for medicine for her if it wasnt totally working for her but i did t need to use it which i was stoked with as i didnt really want tk be pumping my baby with a daily medicine if she could be cured naturally! ðŸ˜„
Since then shes been on NAN AR formula1 day ago
Claire ReesI took my 8 week old to the chiro which made a huge difference and then they said to try the formula called holle organic goats milk and that has helped also. Its very costly but it works and he isnt as constipated on it then the other reflux formulas. But the chiro was amazing for my little man. Is now able to drink a little bit of water without choking and getting upset.1 day ago
Andrea ConnYes my bub had terrible reflux. He ended up on medication with some ease, but not much. My bub ended up having tongue and a lip tie which caused the reflux. Once they were lasered bub was great. We had a shocking time the first 3 months were terrible we never left the house which was hard as this was my 2nd. Bub always had to be angled in the bassinet and cot otherwise he wouldn't have slept at all. Regular burping etc but for us it was the ties. Goodluck i know how hard it is, and seeing them in pain its awful.1 day ago
Debbie Michelle BellAptamil Ar formula work , the pedestrian put my son on losec and we angle his bed so his head was more up right . That all really really helped us . Good luck nothing worse then seeing them in pain1 day ago · 1
Liza AbouharbInfacol. Had made the difference in my daughter. I started giving it to her when she was 1 month old. Now she is 4months. It helps her to burp. Very good. But talk about Infacol with your doctor first just in case your baby turns out to be allergic to the component/plant1 day ago
Kylie Anne OmeleyI tried all these tricks the only thing I found to work after rough few weeks was lactose free s26 and also put on a probiotic for babies and did not take long at all to settle from that and probiotic was only used for couple weeks never had to buy a second lot of that just stuck to the lactose free formula and instantly was like a dream baby, still is to this day almost 12 months old..1 day ago · 2
Heather GibsonAs Mel McCarthy says above and we changed our formula several times until we found Aptimal Gold AR solved it after the first feed - haven't looked back since.1 day ago · 1
Kate SkyrmEliminate all dairy (including any product containing milk). Feed as upright as possible. Keep baby elevated. Sml regular feeds. salt therapy xx1 day ago · 1
Narelle DunnRaising the head of the cot or bassinet was always recommended, just to a gentle slope so they aren't sleeping flat. Not sure if that is recommended these days though1 day ago · 1
Kate SutherlandWe used losec and kept upright after feeds. Once she started sitting up more around 12 weeks it started to ease up. She doesn't spit up often at all now at almost 8 months1 day ago
Ali GrabianskiOmeprazole works a treat, but need to increase as baby gets bigger.
My boy stopped needing it at 8-9months so it's not a forever thing.1 day ago · 1
Lissa VeamatahauPoor bubba ðŸ˜”. Mine is the same as everyone elses suggestions really. Raise the head of the cot/bassinet, frequent burps throughout the feed and keep them upright for half an hour after, infacol and because i was breastfeeding, i changed my diet to cut out dairy and anything else that could give my daughter gas or discomfort that could lead to reflux (cabbage/onion/garlic/broccoli etc)1 day ago · 1
Mel McCarthyElevating head of the cot/bassinet. And keeping bubs upright for at least 30mins after a feed1 day ago · 3
Jess RobertsLosec was a lifesaver but be sure to also use prebiotics then probiotics as it clears all the healthy gut bacteria.1 day ago · 3
Logan ScottThere's a Facebook page silent reflux babies Australia which I found extremely helpful.1 day ago · 2
Mira Ishak- Losec
- Elevating bed
- Holding upright whilst feeding and further 30 mins after feeding
- Burping frequently during feeds1 day ago
Kira GrayGreta, silent reflux. Maybe some reading on next breastfeeding session1 day ago · 1
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Melissa SanhamI've weaned 4 babies at around 20 -24 months. I up the food intake. Three meals and two snacks. Water also during the day. During the night I would say no as much as possible until they got too upset. Sometimes they would fall asleep other times I just fed but tried to make them shorter feeds each time. But never tried to make a drama or get them upset over it. I took a couple of months and they finally stopped waking up. Goodluck and remember it will happen ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Stacey Acklandbest to go back to more day feeds, but try night weaning first - there's a book called 'nursies when the suns up' . aba helpine is useful too 1800 686 2 68. but i'd also off options of water overnight too.2 days ago
Melainie MayfieldJust give her cows milk and go cold turkey on the boob milk1 day ago
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NBB Question from Marina: Hello, I have a 8 week old baby who is on S25 Gold formula. Is there a formula that you would suggest better to help him not get constipated please? He is mixed fed but I have noticed when he doesn't get enough breastmilk and too much formula, he gets constipated. What do you do to avoid this? ... See moreSee less
Haley SaundersMy son got very constipated with S26 Gold. When i looked into it. All the formulas that have gold on the end are packed with Iron and stuff. And was told by a doctor you should only put your baby on a gold formula if advised by a doctor to help them put weight on etc. But in saying that I understand every baby is different and will take to different formulas.
We are now on NAN COMFORT and have had no issues.2 days ago · 10
Abby NewmanYour milk wouldn't even be in properly yet ... I would recommend a lactation consultant before formula supplementing feeds with formula, formula won't help your supply issue! I can't recommend Lactation consultants enough they helped with my first babies colic and my second baby Reflux and attachment issues ðŸ™‚2 days ago · 6
Amanda GrayFor all those who are saying they have constipated babies have any of u tried putting infants friend In their bottle it helps with keeping bowls regular colic and teething I swear by it just an idea if u haven't tried it1 day ago · 2
Regine KongA tablespoon if prune juice with abt 30 mls of water will help with constipation. My eldest went through Amcal brand formula, Heinz formula and SMA formula. She loved SMA. My youngest breasfed for a lot longer than my oldest so didn't start formula until she was about 6 months old. She went through SMA and the Aldi brand formula. But she only used Aldi for a bit. I put her back on SMA after a few months. The other on they both had was devondale toddler formula when we were overseas for a few days.
I liked SMA, it is made bu S26 as well but because it is branded SMA, it's cheaper2 days ago
Kim RichardsWe were using Nan HA Gold and my little one had a terrible case of gas and the formula seemed to run through her so we changed to Karricare 2 weeks ago. She loves the formula but now we have a constipated baby. She's only going once every day or 2 and seems to be in a lot of discomfort straining when she hasn't been for a while ðŸ˜¢. I've never heard anything bad about karricare but sadly i think we are going to need to change again... its such a guessing game as to what will work though...2 days ago
Naomi SchofieldThink Abby Newman is missing the point completely.
Bub is 8 weeks old. Who would suggest that at two months a mothers milk isn't in . I would hope hospitals wouldn't have let mother out unless she was confident she could feed bub, milk was in or a consultant was organized for home visits.
My milk came in day 3 of my first daughter and day 2 with my second.
The hospital had health nurses do home visits cause my second wasn't latching bub I had plenty of milk. So I ended expressing and doing a booster feed after the boob feed.
Nothing wrong with mixed feeding but if expressing it will help to boost the whole supply/demand cycle.1 day ago · 2
Cat BuntingMix feeding here too. I boob first then top up with formula so she takes just what she wants and keeps my supply up as much as possible (I have a medical issue where I can't produce enough milk sadly). We use Holle organic goats milk formula. Expensive but seems to be going well:)2 days ago · 2
Tania YoungWe didn't get on well with S26 formula but a few friends of ours said Bellamys was the best. We established our daughter had a cows milk protein intolerance so moved quickly to Actamil Allerpro. However some of the symptoms such as wind and tummy cramps remained so we saw a paediatrician who prescribed Neocate. She has been a completely different baby, calm, happy and painfree. We had to use some Coloxyl (constipation) drops here and there because she gets constipated frequently with eating solid food. Goodluck!1 day ago
Tara McReynoldsMy First born was on s26, did anyone else notice the change though in formula? They changed the packaging slightly and put a sticker on top. It must of had more iron or something in it because Bubs stool immediately became hard. Switched to Nan comfort.2 days ago · 2
Joanne Scott-SmithNAN COMFORT.
I was dual feeding from 3 days old due to medical issues for us both. This was the best one after 2 others 1st. Every bub is different. Just remember you need to stay on 1 formula for at least a week so there little belly gets used to it. HA and GOLD brands are added with extra's that bubs doesn't really need yet unless recommend?!1 day ago
Elise JanssenMy son was the same hospital put him on Nan HA Gold there are a lot of bad reviews but work wonders on my son too good that his poo was runnier then normal but now he is on Nan Comfort and he is perfect we have even stopped using infants friend. My son is now 9 weeks2 days ago · 1
Ellyn WybornSame problem but I just simply changed to S26 newborn as the gold didn't upset her stomach just made her constipated ðŸ˜€ that way you don't have to worry another formula will upset him if you completely change2 days ago · 2
Nick N ZeeOur little one was on S26 gold which made him constipated but then we found that S26 makes a formula called S26 gold Comfort and it is specifically formulated to help them have bowel movements. Worked a treat for our son2 days ago · 1
Bekah AnneWe used Aptimal and found it really helped with constipation. Only problem is it's really hard to get now as the Asians are buying them all and sending them overseas. We unfortunately just had to swap to a different formula because we can't get any Aptimal2 days ago · 1
Ashleigh WhiteTrial and error. We found the only one that didn't cause constipation was Aptimal gold HA - although it was for babies at risk of allergies, it was the only one she tolerated! I think it is trial and error. What is right for some or most, isn't for others!2 days ago · 1
Trang NguyenMy baby is on s26 comfort and is going well. Each to their own, esp with babies and formula. They will most likely always be a bit funny when changing around formulas but most are similar and do the same job. I wasn't mixing my formula right and when I went to Tresillian, they got me to mix it a little bit hotter to help dissolve and prevent constipation. I hated waiting for it then to cool down with a hungry bub but there's ways around the too. Pm me if you want more info2 days ago
Joanne FlightSame as everyone here ladies s26 caused terrible constipation, found out about doctors not recommending it later, my baby was a mixed feeder also as tongue tie made it difficult for him to draw down enough milk then he was taking in too much air and had terrible colic. Then Karicare , then Bellmys Nan comfort was better but then constipation the best my friend located for us by far is Novalac for constipation. It's been fantastic with mixed feeding and baby is 9 months now and 90th percentile in height and 75th for weight. Obviously all bubs are different but the point it also filled a bigger baby up and he's been very settled in tummy without any pain or constipation. It's made by the makers of Elevit. My husband as a baby was prone to constipation too so for any babies prone to it, I highly recommend it. I was so grateful we found it, the very best of luck. So hard to watch your baby in such pain with constipation, we didn't need to use any other strategies once we started this formula but yes before that but they only lasted temporarily. XxðŸ™ðŸ¼ðŸ™ðŸ¼ very grateful and wish you all the best too xâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸1 day ago
Ashlee AnneAptimil is great! Haven't had any issues on it. As for gold it usually means extra iron and a few other things that can block them up. However I'm using a gold Aptimil one as that's the only one you can get in the one we need and it's no been an issues at all!
I tried nan comfort and it caused us a lot of grief and also tried novalac. Aptimil has been the best and my baby is actually happy and putting on weight now. :)2 days ago
Mikayla ButlerI mix feed my bub, he was on the mamia formula & was having the same issue then I changed to blackmores & he's so much better on this formula. I haven't had an issue with this yet & even helped where wind was concerned as well. I know only some chemist sell the formula but you can get it from Big W.1 day ago
Marie BellMy little guy is nearly 3 months old and I used to use the golf but swapped to s26 original And I give him some boiled water after his feeds or before either way it helps a lot with constipation but Iv done the same for all my 4 children water in between or after feeds! I wouldn't recommend watering down the the formula only because it won't fill the baby !2 days ago
Kelly ZankerPersonally I like Munchkin or A2 Platnium.
NAN Comfort is very good too...
Just make sure a formula you choose isn't too high in protein and is whey dominant.
Formulas like SMA are casein dominant, they are a lot harder for bubs to digest.1 day ago
Kerri MerrickI used the normal Nan comfort for my girl and every 2nd bottle added extra 10mls water (as per my midwife advice) and baby girl hardly ever got constipated on that..1 day ago
Sharee TylerWater done the formula to be more like bm or put a teaspoon of brown suger in 30 ml of water and get him to drink it helps alot with constpation :)2 days ago · 1
Mellisa BrooksMy Bub was badly constipated on s26 gold went through another 2 different formulas and found that aptamil gold is the best done wonders we have the happiest Bub now :)2 days ago
Amanda WilkinsonI used S26 gold with my first 3 and although they never had a problem with constipation I use Aptimal gold now for number 4 and have found it a much better formula all round.2 days ago
Sasha JonesMy sister had same issue so we used nan formula to help with constipation boil some prunes and give him the cooled water from it all the goodness from the prunes will be in the water2 days ago
Mell SatieWe use Aptamil Gold Plus & never had any problems with it, I did a lot of research before choosing this formula & it's been the best for us ðŸ™‚1 day ago
Alexis JonesI had the same problem and swapped my 7 week old boy over to Nan Comfort when he was just 4 weeks old and he hasn't had any problems since.1 day ago
Kaitie Maree MadsenMy 2 boys were on s26 and got pretty constipated every now and then. My youngest is on nan comfort and we've had absolutely no issues at all1 day ago
Kristine RendallKaricare by far the best used it with 3 of my 4 children
They never had a problem with it2 days ago · 2
Claire SpencerMy baby is on Bellamys organic and has never been constipated2 days ago · 2
Caitlin MaeAptimal gold is so good went threw so many with my son and this was the best.2 days ago
Andrea BlackburneI'm pretty sure I have heard that the gold formulas make them more constipated maybe just try the original and see how he goes.2 days ago · 2
Jamie WilkinsonI found nan comfort to be the best for my little guy! But it does make their poop pea green!2 days ago · 2
Ashleigh WadeNan Comfort for sure. Anything branded as gold has too much iron ðŸ™‚2 days ago · 1
Katrina LavictoireOhh my baby was constipated on S26 too !!! Try NAN HR PRO GOLD. it is the best2 days ago · 1
Bec FreemanI mix fed as well for the first 4mths then I exclusively used Nan comfort and we never had an issue with it2 days ago · 1
Jazz HerderMy 9 month old is on nan comfort 2. He still gets constipated sometimes but I find feeding him pumpkin soon fixes it2 days ago · 1
Bailey SclaterKaricare Soy milk and infants friend, worked for myweeone. Shes now moved onto nan pro gold 1. Never looked back!2 days ago · 1
Stephanie ZipfI was using Aptimal gold but found it cause my girl to be in a lot of discomfort. Now using NAN Comfort and such a big difference.2 days ago · 1
Lisa PetersenI changed from S26 to nan pro gold was much better and easier on his stomach2 days ago · 1
Jessica Lawgoats milk formula ðŸ‘Œ is closer to breastmilk than cows milk formula so digests easier in little bubs1 day ago
Roxy HoffmanI changed from S26 gold to just normal S26 and that seems to have helped....2 days ago
Emma SheridanI ended up switching for the same reason to s26 comfort it's more easily digestible as it's hydrolysed protein.1 day ago
Harmony JonesBuy a HA formula they do not contain whey in the ingredients which is what causes constipation2 days ago
Michelle Amy DicksonTake him off gold formula it has a lot of iron in it which makes them constipated so get the same brand but not gold1 day ago
Jess FosterI use s26 not the gold one and add an extra 10 mls of water. Haven't had any issues since2 days ago