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I have been battling a plugged milk duct for 4 days. It was extremely painful and massaging it was excruciating. I found your book and started some of
Check out my video to show you how to avoid wrist and thumb pain while breastfeeding
Man, the last few days have been tough! I've been absolutely exhausted, so much so that I cried when my little guy woke up! (It had only been a half hour sleep and I was banking on an hour...!)
Mr 4 months old has definitely just gone through a wonder week so has been sleeping less. With my first little guy I would have just slept during the day if I'd had a disturbed night but that just isn't an option when you have a toddler who isn't sleeping during the day.
So my average morning for the past 2-3 weeks is waking at about 3am to the sound of Mr 4 months grunting and generally trying to resettle. Waiting for about half an hour and then he makes an upset noise so feeding him, finally getting back to sleep around 4 am, then being woken 4:45 by my toddler (that's what time he's getting up at the moment, undersstandable given the sun is already up and the birds are noisy) so needless to say I am exhausted.
We have been making use of the extra time in the morning by exercising. I just started running.... Great but a big mistake with my little guy growth spurting and drinking more, my body was completely zapped of all extra energy.
I think I might slow it down on the exercise front!!!
I'm very excited to be able to share my latest breastfeeding snack. This is soooo easy and nutritious, and my favourite bit is that it's got protein in it and I can take it out with me as it keeps itself cold!!!
I love berries in general and to have them not cooked is so much better for me as they aren't losing all their vitamin c content. Enjoy!!!
We have been waking earlier and earlier lately, hardly surprising given the sun is getting up before 5am now. Our days are regularly starting at 4-4:30 and it's getting a bit tiring, but earlier bed times for me are helping!
I think it would be easier if we didn't have a toddler as I think our baby would go back to sleep after his early wake, but the toddler comes in at around 5:15 so no one goes back to sleep.
Anyway, we get to see some spectacular surmises some days!
I always found breastfeeding lying on my side really hurts my hips after a while, so I decided to show you guys a video of how I breastfeed on my back to help keep my hips from being sore, and help me not worry about squashing my baby!
Soooo, I've been logging every feed, sleep, nappy change etc (and it is starting to become a little tedious!!) buuuutttt, I thought it might be interesting for you all to see another baby's sleep and wake pattern, frequency and duration of breastfeeds etc!
I've kept it for 3 months now, and will probably keep going til he's 6 months (maybe, it is a bit annoying!) - Anyone want more? Less?
It's been a while between posts because life has intervened. I have solar powered children, and this morning the littlest woke up before sunrise..... at 4am!! I'd had two 4:30 starts in the last week too...... Leads to a tired mama at night! I can't complain too much though as I'm not getting woken much overnight anymore!
Anyway, I've been wanting to post about the football underarm hold. I found using this position really awkward to get right. Both my boys were long at birth and they just didn't fit without hitting the back of the couch. I had real trouble trying to use this hold, but it's so fabulous for clearing blocked ductws in the outer part of the breast that I needed to get around my problem!!
It's always worth knowing how to increase fertility even if you're not wanting to fall pregnant because you can avoid falling pregnant more easily!If you're breastfeeding 8 or more times a day and this includes a feed somewhere around 3am then you are far less likely to get your period than if you aren't feeding overnight and are cutting back breastfeeds.There are other things you can do to help get your hormones working for having another baby though and that is look after your digestion and diet. Check out the link below for more information.
The 3rd photo gallery page is up to peruse! Our first photo for this page is not one of the pretty ones, it's more to show what a blister on a newborn's lip looks like. This means your baby hasn't opened their mouth up wide enough and is using their lips to keep the nipple far enough into their mouth so the areola rubs past them a bit much and makes a blister - amazing that they can still feed hey?!