NBB Question from Nicole: My baby is going on three weeks old and is very nasally. She does not have a cold but seems to have some issues breathing at times. Does anyone have some suggestions on what I could try to give her relief? Thank you. ... See moreSee less
Sarah TreaseMy baby is 8 weeks old and has been sounding congested over night since 3ish weeks also! But he doesn't ever seem to get properly sick so assuming his tiny nose is just getting used to the dust and other irritants in the world. I've been using the fess spray prior to night feeds when it gets bad and have the Vicks vaporiser to try for myself!22 hours ago · 1
Jillian BrannellyIf ur child has breathing issues I would recommend seeing a doctor to check it out. My daughter I thought just had a cold when in fact she had a respiratory issues which needed surgery. Donâ€™t let it go too far without letting your doctor know of your concern.20 hours ago
Rae RaeeAgree! Breathing issues are of concern and should be referred to a doctor. Especially to just confirm there is nothing serious going on.18 hours ago
Melissa Overtonlittle noses fess spray ans a vapouriser. vicks baby balsam on chest back and feet with socks23 hours ago · 5
Sarah JarvisMy little one was the same...this helped alot23 hours ago · 4
Jessica LawFess little noses and Vicks vaporizer. Just make sure you open windows after use to prevent damp23 hours ago
Trevor Dom DomjahnVickâ€™s vaporizer is a god send and I even add a little eucalyptus oil into the water as well.21 hours ago
Bree HicksIf you get a vapouriser make sure you get one that runs all night. This one seems to only do 6 hours20 hours ago
Ashlie RobertsMy little one is nearly 5 months and I use this and have it on all the time and it helps ðŸ˜Š22 hours ago
Amber MadisonWe use the fess nasal spray but also at night run his vapouriser that has helped a lot.22 hours ago
Cherri LucasVaporiser!..I swear by it..best investment ever when u have kids!21 hours ago
NBB Question from Teisha: I have just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 27 weeks pregnant. I am upset by this news and would like to know other peoples experiences with this? What to expect etc.? Thank you ... See moreSee less
Amy WestI have pcos and am insulin resistant so I was diagnosed with GD early at 8 weeks. Most of the pregnancy was diet and medication controlled (metformin) but around 30 weeks my sugars elevated and I required insulin 2x daily. It was well controlled on insulin and I delivered bub via c-section at 38 and 5 weeks. After she was born her sugars were monitored via heel prick for 24 hours; her sugars were a little low and my milk was delayed so we started mix feeding asap and have been for the last 2.5 weeks, but she's a happy, healthy newborn on mix feeding now and gaining weight better. The only negative of GD was that, combined with the c-section, which I required for other medical reasons, it took my milk a lot longer than normal to come in, which made life difficult for us in the beginning, but we persevered and it was so worth it. It didn't adversely affect our beautiful baby girl or pregnancy, all I had to do was check my sugars regularly, eat well and towards the end inject myself, which wasn't painful at all and very easy. Good luck with everything!21 hours ago
Mery Hearti am GDM since 24 weeks up to now that i am 33 weeks but my diabetic doctor try to avoid me for having insulin while i am pregnant so she ask me to go for a diet and monitor my sugar level 3 times a day... and i am fine and i still go with 1 small Cup of rice each meal... and strictly no sweet fruits24 hours ago
Tania BellI was diagnosed after tge 28 week check. Was managed just with diet. Bub came 3 weeks early and was perfectly fine after birth. Had glucose levels checked every 4 hours. And is a happy; healthy 8 month old now. Hard to adjudt in the beginning and super inconvenient to test ur blood 2 hrs after each meal. I remember crying when i first found out but judt know its nothing u have done. Some woman are just susceptible! Good luck and congrats23 hours ago · 1
Kelli RiddifordI was diagnosed at 26wks now 33. Monitoring bloods 4 x daily and based on this started insulin injections 2 x day as diet and exercise was not enough. This has just gone up to 4 x daily injections, the one at night different from my day time injections. It is actually quite hard to remember to eat and inject then not eat for the two hours until you test again. And a little depressing tbh. Im a PT, usually fit and healthy avoiding medications where possible and now this. I am scared my baby is growing too big and pray the insulin is doing the right thing for my bubba. I am also scared and a little ashamed that my body is completely out of my control atm.
My ob is not sure how i will deliver yet. Scanning bubs at 36wks to see its size a go from there.20 hours ago
Tilly NicoleI was diagnosed, baby was only 3.2kgs ðŸ™‚ however after birth he ended up hyperglycaemic and in the icu for a week, was unresponsive, wouldn't eat etc as his body was having troubles adjusting, but he is perfectly fine now and a healthy 7 month old baby ðŸ™‚ was hard doing the diet but got easier over time and was lucky to only need diet control, eggs, cheese and chicken were my best friends ðŸ˜‚24 hours ago
Rachael KoubaroulisI was diagnosed at 29weeks and after 2 weeks of diet control was put on insulin. It wasnt really that bad. Just had more regular apts and monitor blood sugar levels 4x a day. Also was induced early.20 hours ago
Rachel MackieIt is super hard to adjust at first but once you understand what you are doing it is really fine and you forget half the time. I'm currently 37 weeks and have been diet controlled since 27 weeks. It has been fantastic for maintaining a healthy weight too!24 hours ago
Leanne TullyI was diagnosed at 28 weeks. Controlled with diet and exercise. Bub was born healthy at 39 weeks and 3.6kg. Bubs sugar levels were tested and levels stabilised once milk came in. It's actually not as daunting as you think it is, just follow the advise of your dietician and before you know it you'll be having the baby. ðŸ˜ƒ18 hours ago
Jessica LeeI was diagnosed at 16 weeks. Just diet and monitoring sugars. Ended up on insulin at night as my morning sugars were always high. Induced at 38 plus 2. Baby was 3.25kg. It was good in a way not putting on too much weight ðŸ˜Š19 hours ago
NBB Question from Vanessa: My little girl is 4 weeks old and was having breast milk and formula to top up but for the past 3 days my milk has stopped altogether. I have tried boobie bickies and pumping etc but nothing has worked. The exact same time my milk stopped i started using virasolve for a coldsore not knowing it stated to not be used while breastfeeding. Have just read this on the tube. I cant find any info on if this is what would have stopped my milk supply. Any tips to get my milk back? ... See moreSee less
Molly VeronicaPut bub on the boob as much as possible lots of skin to skin. If you can have a breastfeeding weekend where you just stay in bed skin to skin and feed baby. Drink heaps of water and good lactation foods and try (hahaha) to relax1 day ago · 6
Brie GillettGet motillium tablets. You need a script from the doctor. They are am anti nausea tablet but the side effect is milk supply in breastfeeding women. I was having those and fenugreek to increase my supply and it got to the point that they were so full they were leaking. Also put bub on the breast as often as you can.1 day ago · 3
Rebecca ErskineThe best thing would be keep putting bubs on the breast to stimulate the nipple and pump after it. Keep in mind that hand held pumps donâ€™t actually stimulate as much as an electric pump so make sure you use an electric pump. ReLactation is possible it will take time but if you really want to feed again just persist1 day ago · 2
Elle ConwayJoin the group called Breastfeeders in Australia, have a nurse in, stay in bed with Bub and let them latch whenever they want. Drink lots of water, eat lots, lots of skin to skin time. You can do this ðŸ˜22 hours ago
Carmen MundyDefinitely keep feeding. You can't see how much they are getting out so you can't measure and how much you pump is different to how much they can suck out. Formula top ups can create more problems sometimes. Keep your water intake up, eat boobie bikkies, get rest when you can and lots of feeding and skin to skin. Goodluck mumma.1 day ago · 2
Rebecca ValeIf you have cold sores take lysine.. it's safe when pregnant and breastfeeding. I take 2 a day as I have chronic stress1 day ago · 2
Melissa O'ConnellTake it back to basics. Get your top off keep baby in nappy only and take to the bed for the next day or two. Skin to skin, feed on demand. Don't kiss bub while you have a cold sore. Make sure you drink lots of water and eat lots of healthy foods and snacks. Hydrate is number one.23 hours ago
Peta ZandbergsNipple stimulation. More you out bubs back on it increases your chance for it to come back in.. do what you feel is comfortable'. As long as bubs is feeding, he or she is happy that's the main thing. You have still seceded . Keep it up1 day ago
Kaylaa AudreyYou'll probably find it stopped or decreased because you formula top up. There is no need for a formula top up unless doc has advised your not producing enough milk.
Just keep putting on the boob as much as possible23 hours ago
Veronica DraperBrewers yeast can help with supply and flaxseed. Heaps of recipes on internet to make biscuits with these ingredients. Could try seek advice from lactation consultant if you have not already24 hours ago
Brianne MayPut bub on the boob.. keep putting bub on!1 day ago · 4
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NBB question from Mel: Iâ€™m currently 13 weeks along with my first. Iâ€™ve been very sick the last 6 weeks or so and not been able to keep much of anything down. Iâ€™ve lost 7kgs and have only managed to put 2kgs back on. Iâ€™m sick in the morning, Iâ€™m sick after lunch, sick after dinner and then sick through the night. My GP prescribed me Zofran tablets, I take half of one in the morning and another 8 hours later but they donâ€™t seem to be working. What else can I do? ... See moreSee less
Jessica LawRestavit may help if zofran doesn't. Also ask for the 8mg zofran, that may help. I took both as I had HG. I would take a whole one rather than half too that alone may help.
I was horribly ill for 36 weeks, including labor, of my 41+3 week pregnancy, was 8kg lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight when I went in to labor ðŸ˜£
Try to drink lots of water with hydralite in it (only small sips at a time though) to avoid being hospitalised and put on IV fluids.
Luckily for me this pregnancy it only lasted until 20 wks.1 day ago · 1
Georgina McnamaraSorry to here I had bad morning sickness too no what you must be go through dry biscuits toast Vegemite lemonade ginger is good as natural etc I had to have doctor house had inject ion didn't work I was nearly going to take my self to hospital but once you have baby you will be happy you forget everything what hospital have baby have plenty fluid as you can dehydrate electrolyte were good now my son is 21 now worth it hooe all goes well will you find out what have I did1 day ago · 1
Pablo Kristie-lee Gomez TurnerI'm on 8 mg of zofran and was on the same for my first pregnancy- I didn't find that the zofran made any real difference until that 20-24 week mark. It's horrible to say but it might be a matter of riding it out, I was sick up until 36 weeks first time round I only hope it doesn't continue that far for you. Good luck stay strong and try to keep your fluids up.1 day ago · 1
Claire ShawNothing helped Me..
Never tried meds.. Refuse to take meds during pregnancy, unless 100% necessary!
I just had to learn to eat & drink things that I knew were easy to throw back up again & didn't leave a horrid taste in My mouth.. lol
Thankfully.. I only had morning sickness with 1 out of 5 of pregnancies.. It was 24 hour sickness from 5 weeks-14 weeks!
Nothing ever stayed down!
Just make sure You eat something (even if You know it's not going to stay down).. And drink lots!
Even if You can't keep anything down.. It should still give You the vitamins You need & keep You from dehydrating!21 hours ago
Felicity HegartyUp the doseage and ask for more drugs if they are not working. I found that before I got up in the morning I had to take a tablet, nibble a bit of an apple and then sip some water otherwise the day would be spent in the bathroom. Try sucking on some ice too. A midwife told me to try one mouthful of water every 30 minutes and that should keep you a little hydrated. Don't not go to hospital either, sometimes an IV line is the best thing and it will make you feel better.1 day ago
Lacey BeelTry to get hydrolite icy polls, the ones for children they're safe during pregnacy. Keeping hydrated is important. I'm 21 weeks now and still having issues with sickness. In the first 12 weeks I was sick from the moment i woke up, until i went back to bed, even if there was nothing there to throw up my body tried. I was proscribed two lots of meds from the doctor, neither worked. I found i just had to rest and drink as much fluid as i could. I lost heaps of weight! Now thankfully I'm not as ill, but am always sick when I'm tired. Hope you feel better soon xx1 day ago
Rebekah LarsenUnfortunately zofran didnâ€™t work for me either ðŸ˜ž at least the wafer form didnâ€™t anyway! I just had to ride out the 10 weeks I had of ms(week 6-16). However 4 weeks ago(26weeks pregnant) the morning sickness came back even worse. I lost 900grams in 3 days because I couldnâ€™t keep food down. Ended up in hospital and they prescribed me zofran again, only this time I had the tablet form. And they actually seem to be working most of the time. Unfortunately some women just get bad morning sickness and nothing helps ðŸ˜ž1 day ago
Amber MadisonTake the zofran more often. I took it as soon as I opened my eyes in the morning (6am), 10am, 1:45, 6pm, then before bed 9:30pm. I had to do this for the first 15 weeks then I reduced my dosage but was never fully able to come off.
In the early days I also took it in the mornings and night with maxalon (as recommended by the hospital after my first visit to emergency for hyperemesis).
I also had to eat bland food so lived on peanut butter sandwiches or toast.1 day ago
Laura LawI started off on 8mg of zofran twice daily and 200mg of vitamin b6 which I took before I slept so it was in my system by morning. I was still pretty sick until 24 weeks but it made a huge difference! Ask if you can up your zofran dosage until you don't need quite as much. Other than that lots of fresh fruit & veg, anything processed set me off!1 day ago
Emily MorrisThe other option could be to ask for zofran wafers. They take two seconds to absorb under your tongue and then if you vomit straight away they are in your system and you can't vomit them back up!! :-) this is the only way I could take anything.1 day ago
Cass GarforthUnfortunately sometimes nothing helps. I have tried everything including the drugs... No luck. Finding some relief from things like watermelon... Purely because it's sweet cold and liquidy. May not stay down but can be some relief1 day ago
Melissa IrwinPlease request to join the hyperemesis support page as I'd eat a hat if you weren't suffering from this. They'll be able to prove you with support and help you get through.1 day ago · 1
Ashleigh StothardI had morning sickness the whole 9 months of my pregnancy. It wasn't just nausea, it will full on physically sick right up to the day I went into labour! I found maxalon, Elevit morning sickness tablets and salty foods (not a lot) did help a lot!1 day ago
Candice StellaI got really bad morning sickeness with mine i used elevit morning sickness tablets helped a lot u take them 12 hours apart. You can just buy them from the chemist. I relied on them for a while then my sickness died down currently 24 weeks now ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Kaitlin AlyceRestavit! It's an antihistamine. You'll get a good night sleep and it should stop the morning sickness. Zofran and maxolon did absolutely nothing for me.1 day ago · 1
Beth JensenI had constant morning sickness till about 16 weeks. I started taking Unisom (American brand name) and I found it really took the edge off. I had to get it made at a compounding pharmacy and itâ€™s a bit expensive but it really helped me.1 day ago
Casey MerzaSometimes itâ€™s not morning sickness sometimes itâ€™s reflux I got it really back starting second trimester and elevit multi made it a lot worse just had Rennies anti acid pills and used them all the way until I gave birth. I initially thought it was morning sickness too1 day ago
Taryn JaquesThe actual brand zofran ondansatron didnt work for me and another friend but the generic chemist brand ondansatron did work which was strange cause technically it should be exactly the same.1 day ago
Sarah LawranceI'd take a hole one. I was on at least 1 wafer a day. If you ask for the wafers they act faster then the tablets. Tablets did nothing for me. my vomiting went away almost immediately after taking a wafer but I was nauseous all the time.23 hours ago
Hanan Abdo El HawliGo back to your GP and tell them that 1/2 a tablet isn't working, I was the same and they ended up giving me a full tablet 2 times a day which helped a bit but I'm so over having any meds1 day ago
Kylie GleesonI was sick my entire pregnancy, Zofran wafers twice a day, Maxalon 3 times a day and Pariet once a day. Stopped the vomiting most days but nauseous continually. I also found that full strength Coke sipped helped.1 day ago
Lozzi ThompsonI used a homeopathic nausea spray and ate chewy gin gin lollies like they were going out of fashion. I was still sick but it was better with it1 day ago
Alicia LombardoTry taking a full tablet you can actually take them 3 times a day that's what I did as recommended by my OB obviously talk to your doctor first1 day ago
Kylie HalsallI had shocking morning sickness and had maxalon 4 times a day with 3 of them and Pramin 6 times a day with no 4. Was a godsend ðŸ˜‚1 day ago
Nicole ReidI didnt put on any weight at all until week 20. If all of your scans are fine, bubs is fine and your ok. Dont stress about the weight1 day ago
Emma FarnsworthI took maxalon and ondansetron together which worked most of the time. Also getting fluids through an iv helped as well1 day ago · 1
Anisa Ahmedyou probably have hg .. you can take max 8mg of zofran .. try taking 4mg in the morning and 4mg at night .. im 35 weeks and still taking it1 day ago
Maria FurinaSounds like you are having a girl.
Not much worked for me, but it should subside a little for you shortly.19 hours ago
Ayla Elysoun ThomasNothing you can really do, I was like it 6 weeks into the pregnancy and 3 days after I gave birth, they gave me nearly everything to relieve vomiting like that and nothing worked...1 day ago
Jessica DevenyIâ€™m no doctor but I have always thought of morning sickness as your body trying to reject this new growth inside you and trying to feed off you. So the more you get sick the harder your body is working to rid itself of this thing (new pregnancy). It will eventually pass. Go back to your doctor and say that the tablets are not working and can he recommend anything else. Stematil? That is a tablet that can help with feelings unwell so maybe ask about that but I am unsure how safe it is during pregnancy. Hang in there... it can feel so so horrible and not even like u will make it through the 9 months but u will be shocked how much the human body can endure. Get a letter from your GP for your work place to say you have chronic morning sickness which may require you to have more toilet breaks at work and may also mean more days sick at home (get medical certificates).1 day ago
Marie KampferYou poor thing. I really feel for you women who go through this. I can't imagine it. I have never vomited (3 pregnancies) and morning sickness lasts about 5 weeks. Week 5 to 10. I find that the trick for me is to eat carbs at least every 2 hours.1 day ago
Leslie Doig WeberYou need to ask your Dr about Hyperemesis Gravidarum...1 day ago · 3
Emma Louise HockhamHow many mg of zofran are you on? 4mg did nothing for me but 8mg really helped alot.1 day ago · 2
Sawsan MasriIve just given up nothing works not zofran not restavit im just so over it it's actually depressing.1 day ago
Monique RoseI would talk to your dr about increasing your dose of Zofran.1 day ago · 1
Pat Skalkos KumarNothing helped for me I had it through the whole pregnancy and labour. I was really ill.1 day ago · 1
Samantha StephensonMake sure youâ€™re really really hydrated. Go and get a drip if you need it. Hydration is the key.1 day ago
Kayla StubbsMaxalon tablet take in morning i had it this bad and they relived it so much i got to stay at work1 day ago
Erin TraceyShae Dezwart just in case you need it for that little girl â¤ï¸1 day ago
Emily MorrisTake the whole tablet instead of half and see what happens :-)1 day ago
Audrey ChristinaMaybe it's Hyperemesis Gravidarum? It's a severe type of nausea in pregnancy.24 hours ago
Jess PlummerI took a whole tablet of zofran wafers every morning to help me. And it worked1 day ago
Duane Holly BoyleI found dry ginger ale because it was so fizzy helped relieve it some.1 day ago
Jacque SomervilleCurrently 25 weeks pregnant and still extremely sick all the time. Take a full tablet1 day ago
Melanie WeierTry maxalon instead of zofran... you need a script for the maxalon from your GP23 hours ago
Julie SafarDrink plenty of soda water. It helped when I had morning sickness. Maxalon also helps1 day ago
Michelle ShortSorry to hear! I had it until 16 weeks, 24/7! Nothing helped me! ðŸ¤¢1 day ago
Kirsten ElmsYou could ask for Maxalon as well, take those 3 times a day.1 day ago
Leaha PerrinEmily Rowen maybe something here will help1 day ago · 1
Chelsea TullySorry but sometimes this is the only option ðŸ˜‚1 day ago
NBB question from Lara: Hi, I had a miscarriage at 5 and a half weeks. I'm just wondering how long it took everyone to stop bleeding and if you needed a D&C? Also when your period returned? my husband and I would like to try again as soon as possible. ... See moreSee less
Karina HeinrichI've had a miscarriage at 5 weeks, it was just like a normal AF for me. It stopped after about 4 days. Didnt need a D&C. Cycle went back to normal, however it took me 3 months to try again as i was pretty scared of losing another one. We got pregnant the first month of trying and i'm currently nearly 39 weeks pregnant. :)1 day ago · 13
Natalie LorentiI had a miscarriage around that time. I bled like my regular period maybe a little heavier but same amount of time. I didn't need a d and c but did have an internal ulstrasound to make sure it was a 'clean miscarriage'. We fell pregnant the next month (accident) carried to term all healthy.1 day ago · 2
Melissa Overtonive had 3 miscarriages all were under 7 weeks. didntneed a d&c for any.
bled for about a week. periods came a few weeks later. i actually bled longer with my ectopic pregnancy ( before.my miscarriages) it was 45 days !
unfortunately it was a.long time before i actually had a viable pregnancy. via ivf near 15 mths aftet last m/c .
currently pregnant 24 weeks with my second and concieved naturally. good luck1 day ago · 1
Jenny KellyI miscarried at 5w3d and bleeding lasted around a week (heavy for 3-4 days and then very light). I was using an ap to track my cycle, so I put the day I started bleeding in as the day of my period, and my next period came exactly a month later.
I fell pregnant on that very next cycle and am currently 38weeks +5 days ðŸ˜Š
As hard as it is, they say the chances of you conceiving straight after a miscarriage is very high. Good luck xx1 day ago · 1
Charlotte BeckI had a miscarriage at almost 7 weeks and didnâ€™t need a d&c , the doc counted it as my last â€œperiodâ€ when I got pregnant the next month. They reckon you are most fertile right after x1 day ago · 1
Marisa PetrusinskiI miscarried last year at 8 weeks. I was fortunate that I didn't need a d&c, ultrasound confirming my body didn't retain anything. I bled for 2 weeks straight. During week 3 we had sex and I didn't know at the time but I was ovulating and I got pregnant. I never had an official period return.24 hours ago · 1
Laura GrimshawWe miscarried at 11 weeks but didn't know until 15 so had to have a D&C bleed only for 2 days then thought I got my period 2 weeks later but was just delayed bleeding but ended up getting my period twice before we became pregnant again and now days away from DD! After my first period which was delayed pregnancy tests showed I was pregnant but it was actually left over Hcg levels from as previous pregnancy1 day ago
Allie MartinI had a miscarriage at 8 weeks, bled for 5 days, no d&c, all clear from ultrasound. Cycle back to normal from there and fell pregnant with our rainbow 4 months later and I now holding my healthy, happy 14 week old son! ðŸŒˆ1 day ago
Laura BartoliMy first pregnancy was an early miscarriage like yours, I bled/spotted for 2 weeks and didn't need a D&C. I ovulated straight afterwards and got pregnant again (2 cycles in a row). My son is 8 years old now.23 hours ago
Kim StephensonI had one at 9 weeks, bleed for 2 and a half weeks without the need for a D&C. My doctor sent me for a follow up ultrasound one week after the beginning of the miscarriage to ensure every thing had come away, if you are concerned that you may need a D&C your doctor should send you for a follow up ultrasound to ensure there is nothing left and a blood test to make sure HCG has dropped to nothing. My period came back 2 weeks after I stopped bleeding and 2 months later I was pregnant again.1 day ago
Lori CollettSorry to hear of your miscarriage. We had one at apx 7 weeks. Bled heavy for apx 4 days but after it stopped i cramped again and had to go to hospital with terrible heavy bleeding for a d&c with retained products. Got pregnant again within 3 months but that wasn't viable either unfortunately.22 hours ago
Kay Barnsley-CooperSo sorry to hear â¤ï¸ I had one in January at 6 weeks and the bleeding only lasted a couple of days. I didnâ€™t require a D&C. I got my period exactly 4 weeks later and fell pregnant again very quickly afterward. Positive test on the 1st of March. At the end of the day itâ€™s whatever makes you comfortable. I was blessed with comfort and peace about my miscarriage fairly quickly and was eager to try again. For some women they suffer the pain for a really long time. Just try not to worry when you do fall pregnant again. Itâ€™s very easy to do, almost like an instinct, but fighting the urge to panic will do you and your baby a world of favours. For me my body needed to miscarriage the first time so that it was prepared for my baby now. That could be the case for you, and whatever happens will happen because it needs to, not because of something you have done. Take care of yourself and good luck â¤ï¸â¤ï¸22 hours ago
Hollie PiantaI had one at 7.5wks. Everyone is different if u are concerned about having a D&C ask ur doctor. I did and luckily i did because they had done am ultrasound and found stuff left in there. I bled for about a week and got my normal period back withen the month1 day ago
Kirsten LangworthyM/c at 8 weeks, but didn't need a d&c. Bled for about 2 weeks, then got my period again about a month after that. Fell pregnant again 6 months later and I'm now 38 weeks. Don't give up hope ðŸ’œ1 day ago
Tori Jae Hanfakaga-FaulderWe misscarried at 5 weeks I bled for one week and then we started trying again as soon as the bleeding stopped I fell pregnant straight away so my period never returned Iâ€™m now 36 weeks.1 day ago
Lisa AbagiI miscarried at 12 weeks twice and required a D&C both times as I couldn't pass everything myself. I got my period back 5 weeks later both times. I now have a healthy 2 month old baby girl. I'm sorry for your loss, it gets easier I promise xx1 day ago
Elizabeth ShiltonI was the same 5.5 weeks. Stopped bleeding prob after 5 days no D&C. I had my period 2 weeks later then we tried 2 weeks after that and fell straight away.1 day ago · 1
Julia JonesMiscarried at 7 weeks and had what was like a normal period. Never got my period back as I fell pregnant 2 weeks later. Currently have a wonderful 4 month old daughter.1 day ago
Mara Jelena IlicicI had one at 12 weeks , 14 years ago.
Didn't need a D& C and I only bled for a few days .... I fell
Pregnant after that in 3 months time .1 day ago
Olivia WoolleyFirst was at 7.5 weeks didnt need a D&C and concieved 2 weeks later. Second one was at 9.5 weeks and bled for a while (from memory 3 weeks?) Went on the pill after that so dont know how long after that.1 day ago
Sarah TreaseI had a d and c at 8 weeks, period 6 weeks later and got pregnant with a healthy baby the next period 28 days after that. Good luck xx1 day ago
Katie KastbergMy experience is similar to many above so thought I'd just add - that I'm sorry for your loss, it's not the most pleasant experience by any means. Xo. I, at the time looked at it as natures way of giving my womb a good clean out so it was all new and shiny inside ..... like fresh sheets ready for my baby. Next pregnancy was successful and beautiful and he just turned 5. All the best1 day ago
Katherine Lynette HansonI had a miscarriage at 5 weeks, I bleed for a week, got my periods a month later. I waited a year to try again worst time in my life1 day ago
Helen GuscottHow lovely are the people in this thread? So many kind messages, sharing experiences and giving hope. So many lovely women here. Just wanted to say that to you all â¤ï¸1 day ago · 1
Marie KampferI am so sorry for your loss. I had a miscarriage 2 months after my youngest was born and i miscarried at 6weeks. I bled for 7 days and no need for D&C. I got my periods back about a month later. Skipped my next periods due to being sick with viruses for over a month and next cycle i was pregnant.... despite avoiding sex during ovulation..... i am now 10 weeks pregnant. ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Melissa HillMC at 7 weeks. Bled for a month. No D&C required. Next period came the following month1 day ago
Anna Morant1 week no d&c and period a month later1 day ago
NBB question from Taylor: Hi, need advice from other mums who may have experienced this in their pregnancy... I am 36 weeks pregnant and just had a growth scan for Bub and found my cervix has shortened, it has been measuring fine all throughout my pregnancy with no concerns but has now become short (21mm) which means Bub could come at any time but has anyone experienced as well? Did Bub come early and if so how early was your Bub? ... See moreSee less
Stacey LeeI wouldn't stress toooo much, if bubs comes at 37 it's considered full term , it'll be fine - don't stress yourself enjoy the rest of the pregnancy, baby may just want to meet mumma a little earlier !1 day ago · 8
Ashlee MackenzieI was getting induced at 37 weeks due to medical reason. I turn up to the hospital with it already dilated. Born completely healthy and now almost 3 months1 day ago · 3
Tiarne N Andrew BeckAt 20 weeks mine shortened to 18mm. I was fine, i was induced at 36+6 due to other reasons. Bub was fine.
Your 36 weeks along now, 37 is classed as full term. If your baby was to come now everything should be ok.1 day ago · 5
Candice DawkinsPeople saying 37 weeks is full term are wrong. It's early term and are much smaller and less developed than a 40 weeker.1 day ago · 2
Monique RoseI wouldnâ€™t worry as your baby is considered full term at 37 weeks. They would normally prescribe progesterone pessaries, but they normally stop them around 36 weeks, so it would be too late now. Your Dr may just put you on bedrest or lighter duties for the next week or so. I had no measurable cervix and was 2cm dilated with bulging membranes and a hind water leak at 25 weeks. I was admitted to hospital on bedrest and progesterone and delivered at 29+0.1 day ago
Kymberley HoganMy bubba was born at 32 + 4. I did have to have steroids to ensure her lungs were developed and they delayed her birth for 2 days for this to happen. When born she was a good size for gestation and had no complications except no sucking reflex and jaundice. She had to be fed through a ng tube for 3 weeks until sucking was fine and we breastfed easily for 18 months! X1 day ago · 1
Rachel KentThis happened to me at 32+6 weeks pregnant and baby stayed in until 37 weeks when I went into labour spontaneously and baby was born healthy23 hours ago
Ana TaylorAt 37 weeks you are considered early term. Which means that if you went into labour at that stage, they wouldn't stop it.
It's quite normal for bubs to come at any time now. Put your feet up. Watch a tv series on Netflix and get ready for the most crazy experience of your life. .1 day ago · 1
Gemma ShinglesI wouldnt panic. My cervix measured 2cm from week 20. I was told by a specialiat that the length doesnt necessarily mean anything its the look of it also. I was also told after 32 weeks they dont stress about the cervix length as bubs has a good survival rate. I had to be induced at 39 weeks due to high blood pressure so my cervix did not cause me to ho early lol they say anything from 37 weeks is term so you are nearly there. Good luck try not to stress1 day ago
Zoe LeeMy son was born at 36 weeks, I was going to be induced at 38 weeks due to medical reasons anyway. He was in the hospital for 4 nights and then we could come home as he was drinking fine on his own and nothing else was wrong with him, was just a bit small (6lbs). He's now 5 months and 15lbs! I wouldn't worry too much, as long as you've had a healthy pregnancy bubs should be completely fine! Good luck and congrats!23 hours ago
Jessi HallI had my cervix stitched at 21+4, my cervix was 15mm at 21 weeks and after a week of progesterone it measured at 4mm, thatâ€™s when I decided a stitch was the way to go! Now 35 weeks and having the stitch out in the next week or 2. Keep positive, you will have a happy & healthy baby!!20 hours ago
Kelly BaldockI had my youngest at 37 weeks due to other problems and he was fine. I had to have steriod injections beacuse my ob said that 37 weeks is classed as preterm, he was and still is perfect. This was almost 2 years ago so it might have changed again.1 day ago
Jessica JBMy cervix was 3.5 at 15 weeks and dropped to 1.9 at 17 weeks. I had to have a cerclage put in and now at 31w I've dropped down to 2.3 (1.7 after the stitch) but ypur cervix is supposed to shorten so i wont be monitored anymore ðŸ˜Š
I'll be over the moon to make it to 36 weeks as I've had alot of fear about premature labour since my surgery! My stitch will be taken out between 36-37 weeks and who knows what my body will do after. Some people can go over with less cervix than you and I, everyone is different and there's no way to say what will happen.
Try not to get too caught up in any fear, pack your bags now just incase and enjoy your last stretch of pregnancy ðŸ’«1 day ago
Clare Jade MacphersonDon't stress. My 1st was born at 36 weeks and was perfectly fine. My 2nd was born at 34 weeks, she had to have nearly 6 weeks in NICU, mainly because she couldn't feed properly. Both my girls are little legends and perfectly healthy. If your bub comes now it would be very unlikely that you have any complications. I got to meet mine sooner ðŸ˜€ that's pretty awesome in my opinion. â¤1 day ago
Caitlin Marie BillingsThis happened to me at 32 weeks. By week 36+6 my cervix was 2 CM dilated. I'm not sure if I was going to be going into labour by that point though because I had to be induced at that time because my baby who has a heart problem had stopped thriving in uteri and needed to come out. He was born at 37 weeks exactly1 day ago
Ashleigh GranthamMy cervix was under 2cm and 2cm dilated at 31 weeks, i had constant contractions and very slow dilation for 3 more weeks before my waters broke and i gave birth.
My labour was incredibly fast and amazing - i dilated completely in 20 minutes.
Everything should be fine, hopefully its just your body preparing itself for a nice quick and happy labour xo1 day ago
Bek HeenanDonâ€™t stress mama...37 weeks is full term and shortening of the cervix at 36 weeks probably isnâ€™t anything to be too concerned about. Even if your bub was born now it would very likely have no complications! ðŸ˜Š1 day ago
Cotrina PrestonIf you are 37 weeks are counted at term Cos I was induced at 36.6 with my now 3 month old daughter and had her at 37 weeks and she was perfectly healthy had no special care nothing but it will also depend on when bubs it born and if they need help breathing1 day ago
Kathryn Thuroczyyes my cervix was funnelling so opening from bubs end from 34 weeks. was inducted at 37 weeks at which I was already 5cm dilated. had to get ultrasound every week from 34 weeks to keep an eye on. it plus I did swab tests to check likelihood of delivery within the week1 day ago
Natalie ManklowI had shortening cervix at 27 weeks ( 12mm) had hospital stay until 32 weeks. Weekly checks from then. Lost mucous plug at 35 weeks and had partial water breakage at 37 weeks due to chest infection. Was then induced because I didnt go into labor soon enough after. Bub was fine .1 day ago
Agnes MoffatMine was born at 37+5 just because he couldn't wait to see the world I guess lol..healthy and happy bubba..already 6 months old now1 day ago
Victoria MikulaRemember that your due date is also an estimate, a few days out and that could be the difference between you being 36 and 37 weeks.1 day ago
Ellen BowmanMine measured 2.1 at 31 weeks and I had my daughter at 36.5 weeks. It can measure short as long as the cervix doesn't funnel open like mine did lol1 day ago
Ellen SouthMine was 2.4cm from 30 wks & i delivered at term :) its a normal process for the cervix to change as you get closer to term :)1 day ago
Candice DawkinsI had this since 19 weeks. Bubs came early at 36 weeks, but was completely healthy. Was in projesterone 2x daily.1 day ago
Diana CapogrecoI did at 27 weeks...had 2 steroid injections and delivered my healthy happy boy at 36 weeks and 6 days.1 day ago
Kristy-June AhernI had my first boy at 36 weeks.
Healthy and happy.
Don't worry â˜º1 day ago · 1
Crystal KirkhamBorn 8 pound and healthy as can be, never had a hiccup of any kind. She is perfect1 day ago · 1
Sonia FosterYes I had this and Bub came at 36 weeks and two days. All was fine ðŸ‘1 day ago
Hayley TaylorIt's normal considering you're almost full term.1 day ago
Heather ConnonIâ€™m 24 weeks and mine was about 1.9cm at my last scan and no issues so far1 day ago
Andrea BradbrookAll my babies (3) came between 37 and 38 5 weeks you'll be fine.1 day ago
Crystal KirkhamI had my daughter at 37 weeks all went well and she was and is perfect ðŸ˜1 day ago
Georgia GrimleyMy cervix was 7mm at 31 weeks. I was put on bed rest until bub arrived at 38 weeks. I wouldnt stress, 21mm at 36 weeks fine. .. Good luck1 day ago
Billie-Rose LogueDont stress mama- apart from the fact that you are so very close to term anyway, any scans past 20 weeks are notoriously inaccurate- so I wouldnt worry yourself. Enjoy your last few weeks of pregnancy â¤1 day ago
Renae Mara4 weeks early... bubs now 19 months old & healthy.. don't stress, you'll be fine.. xx22 hours ago
NBB Question from Shereen: Hi, I'm struggling to breastfeed and feel like I'm not coping. I know I should try and keep going but I think I would be a better mum if I switch to bottle. How did others cope in the early days? ... See moreSee less
Molly VeronicaOh mummy - there is nothing wrong with formula feeding. I formula fed from day 3 and week 13 for both of my babies. It broke my heart. I felt like I failed. But you know what - I was happier and more relaxed. Before you make the switch if you really want to give it a red hot go - speak to a lactation consultant and your gp. Many things can affect your journey and many things can make it easier. At the end of the day fed is best. Hang in there mummy. Lots of love2 days ago · 83
Kimberley BorgIm sorry that youte going through this mumma, but it is not uncommon! Nobody really tells you how hard breastfeeding is!! People told me it hurts to start with, but nothing could prepare me. I had no skin left on my nipples after day 6, despite using hydrogel pads, breastmilk to soothe, nipple shields, and seeing a lactation consultant who analysed bubs mouth, latch, sucking, taught me how to latch her on and off, and different tricks to stimulate nipple and milk flow. By the end of week 1 i had been given so much advice that wasnt working, had tried so many different options including pumping and hand expressing, and was at the point where every time bub was hungry i was crying too because i had to go through that horrific pain again. My milk was red because of the blood coming from the outside and inside of my breasts, and i ended up with mastitis 8dpp and had to go back to hospital. Starting bub om formula was a terribly difficuly decision for me. I felt like less of a mum. I always wanted to breastfeed for as long the first year of bubs life, so when i couldnt handle it i was so ashamed of myself. Admitting defeat ans sending hubby in to get a tin of formula at 11pm i was distraught with myself. But when he got home and we gave her the bottle and she latched on, drank it, and was full, content and settled and my nipples were still safely tucked away with the ice packs and hydrogel pads in my bra i was crying tears of joy! And since then i have not looked back! Formula saves lives!! Not only that of babies, but that of mothers too. Its difficult to admit to but i honestly believe I was headed down a path of loathing my own daughter because she was inflicting so much pain and damage to me and i could not comfort her. Switching to formula allowed me to develop a bond with her, and to be a good mum! Dont let anybody tell you that you dont develop a bond unless you breastfeed, thats baloney! You do what you need to do to be a healthy person and a good mum :) xox2 days ago · 36
Ashley HohapataI struggled with toe curling pain in the first week or 2 but persevered after advice from family and im now glad I did. I believe cabbage leaves, lanisoh and hydro gel breast pads saved me!!2 days ago · 15
Nat DevitsakisYou do what is right for you mumma!
You could see a lactation consultant or speak to the Australian breastfeeding association helpline to see if there's a particular issue that they can help with. IF you want to.
Or you can start bubs on formula and that's the end of that - bubs is fed, mumma is happy.
You are enough. Do what's right for you.2 days ago · 10
Loredana Alina MurariuSometimes breastfeeding isn't the satisfying experience we expect or want it to be. Sometimes the experience can cause more stress and feelings of resentment than satisfaction. That was the case for me as my baby just wasn't satisfied and content after breastfeeding. She was still hangry even after feeds. This made me very anxious and made me feel so inadequate. In my case switching to formula definitely made me a better mum, much calmer, no more stress about whether she's getting enough, no more dissatisfaction and self degradation at not being able to satisfy my baby. It's just a much smoother and happier relationship. Do what's right for you. You know how much you can handle and there is no point in tormenting yourself. Motherhood is hard enough.2 days ago · 9
Bri WrightI feel the exact same way!! My little girl isnâ€™t getting enough out of me so sheâ€™s constantly feeding and waking! Sheâ€™s much happier and settled when on formula (we mix feed). Were getting referred onto a paediatrician because sheâ€™s not back to her birth weight yet, she is healthy otherwise. Iâ€™m in the same boat where I think weâ€™ll just go to full formula, even though I would love to breastfeed!!2 days ago · 6
Amy DrewettI feel for you! There is so much pressure and expectation around breastfeeding, but at the end of the day - fed is best. I struggled with breastfeeding for 4 weeks before I got the hang of it. I was in excruciating pain every breastfeed, I tried so many different things and wanted to give up constantly. It felt like every day I was in tears with the pain, and I felt like a failure because I hated breastfeeding so much. A nipple shield was a lifesaver for me, and Iâ€™m now still happily breastfeeding my 14 week old bub. Hang in there - it will get better!!2 days ago · 6
Zoe StoeckelIt took me and my bub 12 weeks for both of us to get the hang of it.
I thought of giving up so many times because of the pain and thinking she wasnt getting enough but i really wanted to breastfeed and the thought of having to deal with making bottles in the middle of the night or when im out kept me going.
If you would prefer to breastfeed hang in there honey its so worth it ðŸ’œ2 days ago · 7
Lindsey PrentisI had to swap to formula 4dpp due to a medical reason, but honestly I couldn't have been happier. I hated breastfeeding, I definitely didn't bond with baby because I was in such a state whilst feeding I just wanted it over and done with. We use formula now and I immediately bonded much better with my girl, so did her dad because he was able to feed her too!2 days ago · 5
Nikki MillerGive it 6 weeks thats what everyone told me and im so glad i held onto that. In the early days i used nipple shields and after every feed id express a little milk on them and let them dry. Not long after 6 weeks everything got easier and hurt soo much less. At 13 weeks now and its great.2 days ago · 3
Alyssa BureyGreat article!! I myself have just had to wean and wish I read this article before I had my boy. Glad we got to 6 months!!
Leanne Isabella Smith have a read. Every point is true! X2 days ago · 2
Carolina CarvajalIâ€™m currently 5 weeks in to breastfeeding and itâ€™s starting to get a lot easier. The first few days are the worst. The first couple of weeks are painful and hard too. But if you persevere, things do get easier. Thereâ€™s lots of help out there too. The Australian Breastfeeding Association website is great and they have a number you can call if you need advice. In saying that, I formula fed my first born and found it equally as enjoying and heâ€™s now a happy and healthy 4 yr old.2 days ago · 3
Charlotte BeckI started mix feeding early on with both my girls & it has been the best thing ever, guilt only comes from other ppls opinions but as soon as I saw how happy & healthy my babies were & how much happier I was it was def the best decision each time ðŸ˜Š and they both slept through really early on so just do whatever u gotta do to make ur family happiest xx2 days ago · 3
Kristal GaleMy second Bub is currently 10 days old. I hated breast feeding first time around and pumped for 6 weeks. This time I gave feeding another go and already have decided it's not worth the pain or anxiety (especially with a 2 year old!) so have put him on formula with no feelings of guilt or failure. He is a happy relaxed baby and I'm a happy mum!2 days ago · 2
Cassandra TisdallMy bub is only 7 days old but I had heaps of help with techniques for attachment from nurses in hospital, but theres also lactation consultants to speak to. I have blisters but we're still in practice mode, so its just going to take time to get it right!2 days ago · 3
Rachel SummersWe had some real issues with breastfeeding when my son was born. We got there and then nipple thrush struck. It got to the point that I could express (just) and bottle feed. This was great! Bub still getting breastmilk and my partner and I could take turns at night which meant less zombie like me.
So dont be scared of going on formula or expressing breastmilk. If you get stressed then so does bub and everyone gets upset.2 days ago · 2
Zoe LouiseThere is no right or wrong and yes as long as bub is fed and content. My story is on the 4th day my bub was killing my nipple and i was moments away from calling it booby quits...but a friend suggested i try nipple sheilds.....BEST THINGS EVER!!!!!....5 Months on we are all happy and bub is still happily breastfeeding with the sheild. Parenting is personal choices dont feel guilty in what decision you go with ðŸ˜ŠâœŒ2 days ago · 1
Chantelle Kerr-CapeloThere is so much expectation to breastfeed. I think that creates so much pressure for new mums. At the end of the day formulae provides bubs with all the nutrients & vitamins a healthy baby needs. I have formulae fed from day one due to advice from our Obstetrician. Our bubs was very small & not growing at the rate he should have been & it was recommended formulae would fatten him up quicker than breastfeeding. Our bubs is now healthy, happy & growing well for his age. Formulae feeding was the best decision for his health & I don't regret it one bit. I am so happy i took my obstetricians advice. Don't feel asthough your less of a mum for not breastfeeding because what makes a good mum is how you nurture, protect, raise & care for your baby and not based on how you chose to feed them ðŸ˜˜2 days ago · 2
Melanie McCannI switched after 8 days - my mental health and health was important too. Bub is now two and thrived. Would have loved to have been able to breast feed - but at the end of the day my Bub was fed. Do what's best for u and your Bub xx2 days ago · 2
Lizzie HodderI breast fed for 4 weeks but switched to expressing due to a top lip tie with bub (which we rectified) and a strong let down causing horrific wind and also the fact I found full time breast feeding mentally and emotionally draining... it really started to affect me.
We then introduced formula and Bub now gets 1 breast bottle per day due to me still expressing and is thriving.
Don't ever ever feel like a failure if you switch... you're mental health is important too and there is nothing wrong with formula fed babies xx
Be kind to yourself xx2 days ago · 1
Renae WilliamsYou have to do what is right for you & your baby....it doesn't matter what anyone else says & it doesn't make you a bad mum.
I have just started giving my 2 week old a bottle with formula to top him up at night & I also gave him one today as I didn't feel like I had any milk left after him feeding ever half hour to an hour this morning.
I don't regret giving him to him. He settled & had a good sleep. I got some things done & also had a nap. We are both happier for it.2 days ago · 1
Kayleigh AdamsI switched to bottles when bub was 5 weeks old. Feeding for 2 hours every half n hour and the nearly 2 yr old destroying the house while i was stuck was making me crazy.. i felt like a failure and pnd hit me pretty hard. Put him on formula and he was a different baby ðŸ˜Š
Happy to be put down for a change and everyone else could help as well. He is the youngest of 4... turned out he has a tongue n lip tie so thats why he wasnt latching properly, by the time we found that out we were all in a routine so i decided not to try bf again for my sanity!2 days ago · 1
Linda RenshawI kept pushing on with breastfeeding, and it was making me so unhappy as I thought if I have the milk it would be selfish of me to stop giving it.
I went to the health clinic and cried for an hour from the stress I was putting on myself. The nurse said your baby needs a happy mummy, there are a number of ways to feed a baby but he needs a happy mummy.
I eventually dropped one feed at a time over a month (I breastfed for 6 months) and the weight off my shoulders was incredible, I felt like a new person.
And my son took to formula amazing, and he still goes crazy for it the moment he hears the shaking.2 days ago · 1
Holly TrindallI started expressing milk for the night and my husband gets up to feed him. We do a formula bottle before bed and he sleeps for a minimum of 6 hours during the night. My son had to have half top ups to help him gain weight from day dot so taking a bottle has never been a problem for us. Breastfeeding was VERY hard to begin with for us for multiple reasons. I got advice from my midwives and nurses, sort support from my family and reminded myself that formula feeding is ok. It IS HARD at the start and things can get better but as everyone else has said you need to do what is best for the both of you. You can make up a bottle of formula and refrigerate it overnight as long as you use it in 24hours then thereâ€™s less midnight fumbling and someone else can feed bub too.2 days ago · 1
Kt TurlingJoin the Facebook group Breastfeeders in Australia. You will get amazing support and great advice there. Whatever you decide to do is ok though mumma. You will make sure your little one is fed one way or another. For me, I hated breastfeeding in the first week or two. It gradually got easier and i am so happy I persevered. We are 14 weeks in and it's a special bond that I have with my daughter and I love the cheeky boobie smiles she gives me now in the middle of a feed.2 days ago
Naznin KhanWas excruciating for me the first two weeks and a very low supply meant baby was always hungry and cranky. Broke my heart giving him formula but I was determined to establish breast feeding so I pumped regularly.
Now he is 11 weeks and successfully breastfeeding but give him formula about once/twice a day so he takes both bottle and breast.
Very glad I persevered as it helps at night as I feed him in his sleep and he sleeps through the night.
You are doing amazing and whatever you decide to do will be best for baby so don't be too hard on yourself.2 days ago · 1
Buber BangI wanted to breastfeed so bad and I tried so hard, I was so stressed about it all... I went to a lactation consultant twice and was constantly speaking to the health nurse about it but the best thing I ever did was switch to formula. Best thing I ever did!! If itâ€™s stressing you out and you feel you have done all you can then I would switch to the formula... if your no good then you canâ€™t be any good for anyone else!2 days ago · 1
Kathryn AurichtMy first 2 kids were formula fed from 1 week old. I was a better Mum for it. I just did not cope feeding on the boob. Im lucky that I have been able to feed my new bub 3 weeks now but if you think bottle is best then go bottle.
Think about this for a moment: go to a school yard and watch all of the kids running around playing and being crazy. Point out which were breast fed, which were mix fed and which were formula fed.2 days ago · 1
Mel HaynesBreast feeding is hard for the first 6 wks all it feels like is bubs is attached to you, but that's cause bubs is building up their perfect supply. It's hard work but worth it, the convenience of not having to prepare bottles and find somewhere to hear them when out, not to mention having to fumble around half asleep making a bottle during the night.Breast milk is made perfectly for your baby and changes to their needs. Try and find good a breast feeding support group.2 days ago · 1
Melinda GodfreyBoth my babies were formula fed from 1 week... first bub is hapoy and healthy and second bub is 5 weeks and thriving... dont let it get you down if you need to formula feed. Bany will ne healthy regardless. Just be careful if you use formula with ha plus as they have more iron and can constipate them.. i have now go to formula with no gold in it and bub is perfect..2 days ago · 1
Jaylene WadeBreastfeeding is so hard, if you're not coping with it there is nothing wrong with stopping and giving Bub formula. If people give you are hard time about stopping tell them to get lost, it's your choice, your mental health and your baby, you do what is best for you ðŸ˜Š2 days ago · 1
Nicki HarrisonNipple shields saved me. My bub had a hard time latching so I used the nipple shields for the first couple of months. I was able to breastfeed for 8 months. Even after 8 months when I had to stop because my supply dried up and I felt like a failure. And people make you feel like a failure. But you know what, screw them. You do what you gotta do because the absolute best thing for your baby is a happy mummy. Number 1 priority and don't forget it.2 days ago
Kate McIntoshAfter 4 weeks of trying and having issues and seeing a lactation consultant. I exclusively expressed until 3months then had to start mix feeding by 4months I had dried up and my bub is fully formula fed. She thrives either way as long as she is fed, but the stress was a whole lot less once I stopped expressing and I coped 10x more when not breastfeeding.
Everyone is different and you have to do what is right for your mental health as well as bub.2 days ago
Claire ShawThe hospital offered 24/7 assistance after I was released.. And I had the maternal child & health nurse through the day on weekdays.. And a community midwife available anytime, if I needed help.. Plus, My Doctor!2 days ago